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  1. longview

    The Demise of Scouting

    Yes, as big as the Koran plus many traditions thrown in. But there are elements in western governments that are too willing to allow sharia practises to supercede the protections of the Constitution. Such as honor killings, FGM, subjugation of females and homosexuals, etc. Which simply cannot be allowed. (Note: I had a lengthier response to Nehor on this issue that was censored perhaps due to my needlessly graphic description of the process of FGM)
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    The Demise of Scouting

    Was it when they started to agitate for "acceptance" of homosexual lifestyle for the purpose of social engineering the BSA? I would think prior to that time, the cultural norm was for people to be discreet about SSA and being careful with encouraging good role models for the youth. The constitutional right of expressive association does not always equate to discrimination. And not all discrimination is necessarily bad. The BSA (of yesteryear) was not interested in discriminating, only to have a straightforward and uplifting experience for the troops. This was being in harmony with the sponsoring churches and moral organizations. There was no need for agitation and social engineering. Government public schools already have coercive power over the minds of innocent children. Why force monolithic group think over every organization and every level of society? Another related issue is Planned Parenthood working in close cooperation with school districts are now reaching down to Kindergarten level to desensitize little ones to sexual practises and pornographic depictions. For goodness sakes! Give families a break. There is a good reason for separation of church and state. The coercive power of the STATE cannot be used to favor one church over other churches. NOT, as the progressives would claim, to keep religious expressions and influence out of the public square, out of governmental institutions (including government run public schools). There is NO violation of the Constitution for use of vouchers so parents can send THEIR children to private and/or charter schools of THEIR choice (whether they be religious, technical, artistic, whatever). It is NOT the government that is choosing or funding school choice, it is the parents' (separate from each other) that decide where THEIR children will go. It is the taxpayers that decide, NOT the government. It was a terrible tragedy that Obama upon coming into office in 2009 pre-emptorially rescinded the voucher program for poor black families in the Washington DC area. It was a crying shame for them. They really appreciated the quality they were getting from the charter schools. Public schools in the inner cities are a unmitigated disaster! At the same time, society saw to it that churches NOT be taxed by the government so that good works of the churches would NOT be impeded. If there were an occasional "Westboro Baptist Church" the government need NOT get involved because it would be more likely such organizations will experience a natural decline in membership sooner than later. Likewise, government should allow charitable organizations (YES, BSA was one though sadly it may now decrease in providing good outcomes) to use lands, parks, facilities for nominal fees. There is NO need for government to impose "affirmative action guidelines", burdensome reporting requirements, political correct coercions, etc on voluntary organizations.
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    The Demise of Scouting

    The Bill Clinton administration started putting pressure on BSA by looking for ways to deny use of federal lands for Jamborees and camping. Progressives were attempting to coerce BSA into changing their policies against having homosexual leaders. They excoriated the police honor guard as well as the BSA color guard. June 19th, 2005, 08:12 AM#2 ftshooter At the New York Democratic Convention nominating Hillary! to run for U.S Senate, and with President Clinton in attendance, members of the Albany Policy Department Honor Guard were spit on as they carried the flag in the opening ceremony. Delegates about to cast their vote for the first lady called the policemen "Nazis" and "Giuliani's Third Reich." These folks weren't like the protestors seen outside the Staples Center in L.A. burning the American flag. They were on the convention floor where access was limited to delegates with official passes.
  4. I am watching Hovind's video about the speed of light NOT being constant. Pretty interesting (but I have not reached any final conclusions):
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    When we consider scriptures like the following: D&C 110:2 We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit, before us; and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber. The fact that the Lord was hovering above the pulpit with His feet resting on paved work of pure gold. That paved work of pure gold probably was not part of Joseph Smith's environment. Indicating that the appearance of the Lord was a holographic projection? What happened at the First Vision? Was the presence of the adversary real? Joseph felt it powerfully and thought for a moment that he was doomed to sudden destruction. But the appearance of the Father and the Son may have been a holographic projection?
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    Why have you ruled it out? The Doppler Effect is observable in any wave phenomena regardless of whether its water waves, sound waves, photons, etc. In the same events, we see the the waves losing energy steadily as they propagate further away from the source (cause) and gradually "shifting" from original frequency to lower frequencies. It is possible to measure both aspects in the same medium. Photons have a long lifespan. "Tired Light" is not a term I would use to describe the limited lifespan of elements. I believe every element (including photons and neutrinos) have a limited lifespan and that scientists do not have the last word on their duration or what recycling occurs between different energy forms in however many dimensions. I remain interested in knowing whether CMB represents fading glow of photons at the end of life. The scattering effect is not material to my conjecture. It would not matter if blurring occurs due to gas and dust (merely provides a glow effect). There could be other mechanisms that account for the gradual/steady drop of energy (represented by lower frequencies). As I have indicated in previous threads, there could be infinitesimal components in the photon emitting at a steady rate (decay) causing the photon to lose energy and thus shifting to lower frequencies.
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    The Demise of Scouting

    You deny the existence of Sharia? It is practised in America and Europe as well as moslem nations: Sharia law is the law of Islam. The Sharia (also spelled Shari'a or Shariah) law is cast from the words of Muhammad, called "hadith," his actions, called "sunnah," and the Quran, which he dictated. The Sharia law itself cannot be altered but its interpretation, called "fiqh," by muftis (Islamic jurists) is given some latitude. As a legal system, the Sharia law is exceptionally broad. While other legal codes regulate public behavior, the Sharia law regulates public behavior, private behavior, and even private beliefs. Compared to other legal codes, the Sharia law also prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation and favors corporal and capital punishments over incarceration. Of all legal systems in the world today, the Sharia law is the most intrusive and restrictive, especially against women. According to the Sharia law (see links for details): • Theft is punishable by amputation of the hands (Quran 5:38). • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death. • Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death. • Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god). • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See Compulsion). • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death. • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death. • A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s). • Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (Quran 24:13). • A woman or girl who alleges rape without producing 4 male witnesses is guilty of adultery. • A woman or girl found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see "Islamophobia"). • A male convicted of rape can have his conviction dismissed by marrying his victim. • Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman/girl not wearing the Hijab (see Taharrush). • A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more. • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old. • Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammad's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251). • A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Quran 4:34 and Religion of Peace). • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a wife needs her husband's consent to divorce. • A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it. • A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man's. • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Mathematics in Quran). • A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative. • Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be "Halal." • Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
  8. longview

    Guns at church

    By making it a policy and putting it into a rule book. Granted most crazies may not go to the trouble of finding and reading it.
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    Guns at church

    This is surprising. There have been a number of churches (non-LDS) in Colorado that had been subjected to shooters that wanted to kill. One in Colorado Springs was lucky to have a female LEO (law enforcement officer) engage the shooter in the parking lot before he could enter the building. Would not advertising self as a "gun free zone" be a risky proposition?
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    I do not rule out shifting of blue or red. Of course stellar objects would recede or approach each other. We could have shifting from either relative speeds of objects or aging due to travel over great distances or a combination of both. Nothing material will last forever. The scriptures speak of transformations of planetary bodies or stars as a "rolling" or "unrolling" whatever that means. The CMB (cosmic microwave background) might NOT be a remnant of the Big Bang but could turn out to be the final fading of photons coming from a certain distance away (the radius of the lifespan of a photon). Science has not yet made a final determination.
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    The Demise of Scouting

    Documentary evidence: https://secure.persecution.com/p-6477-christians-facing-islamic-extremists-pack-of-10.aspx
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    How do you mean? There are scientists that posit photon decay. They will need to determine the decay rate and lifespan of the photon with further investigation.
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    I believe there are more dimensions than we are able to perceive. The electromagnetic spectrum has fluctuating magnetic and electrical components: when one is at the max, the other is at zero, back and forth. Implying something extra is occurring in the underlying dimensions. Some theorists posit up to 24 dimensions. Which could enable continual recycling of various forms of energy between dimensions. It has been said Black Holes could be transforming matter into other forms of energy in other dimensions. Consider this scripture: D&C 88:7 Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made. Could the material universe be based on spirit energy?
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    I had not heard of Zwicky. However, I think it very reasonable to consider photon decay will definitely lead to lower energy at a steady rate. Hence the redshifting as a function of distance, not of expanding universe.
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    Hawking's Last Theorem

    This has been my conjecture for the past few years. Thank you for finding such great references!
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