The quality of the discussion comes from robust contention and asserting/defending your position. It's a two way street. Muzzling one side of the discussion is the thing which disrupts threads. Asymmetric rules of engagement is what "degrades the quality of...
If you had a time machine and could go back and ask Luke/Lucius direct questions, how do you think he would answer;
1. Was Jesus scourged by the Romans? Probably yes or probably no? (Luke 23:22)
2. Why did the Jews take Jesus to Pilate? Didn't they have the ability to execute Jesus? (Luke 23:1)...
You mean crayons for all the kids who help make up the 25 million? Are they the non-working, non-voting audience you're aiming at whilst trying to give me a lecture about gross oversimplification of electoral stats?
Are crayons needed for folks who can't tell the difference between re-electing...
A young woman gets a promotion to a government ministry position.
....and that's your evidence of misogyny?
Yeah...that's why they re-elected a right wing conservative Christian.
Scott Morrison wins the unwinnable election...
No, I understand their jargon and semantics quite well.
You realise that it's the empirical data in the study that I'm referring to not the opinions about what those facts might mean.
They do not conclude that pain is impossible before 24 weeks.
They conclude that there is a difference...
Genesis 6:3 can be read as God prophesying that Pre-Flood longevity would soon come to an end.
Well, that depends on how strictly you define incest and consanguinity.
A lot of bible critics (who rant and rave about incest) simultaneously argue in favour of same-sex marriage saying how...
Here's what it says....
Able to be detected as early as 6 weeks. Nerves.
Sure. But so what?
Call them whatever you like. They are sensory nerves endings.
Note that these are described as being "specialised" for sensations.
...at 6 weeks.
...a living human.
Note that "specialised for"...
We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
It's not either/or. It's and/too.
Inciting ppl to fire bomb abortion clinics churches is morally wrong because it endangers life in addition to whatever other property crime is being committed.
If someone is responsible for "the deaths of hundreds (so...
There's enormous ambiguity surrounding concepts of native title.
In .au there is plenty of inalienable native title 'ownership' of land which isn't freehold and on which there exists buildings that ARE legally owned by someone other than the native title holding entity.
Um...your deduction is wrong.
I was agreeing with Toni who said....
"Within this thread, I see a lot of anti-Catholic Church sentiment..."
Me saying there are "a few statements" is hardly a blanket accusation.
I'm taking about the sort of post where someone says that burning a few churches...