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  1. I can almost guarantee he isn't getting impeached. The senate is full of sycophants and it would only encourage his minions to come out in force. They're going to turn the screws as tight as possible until he snaps.
  2. I'll start by stating I do not practice yoga. You are going to get a lot of answers from people who have never taken yoga or taken the time to learn the differences. There are also a healthy amount of people who think anything foreign is somehow evil. The word "yoga" itself doesn't mean one thing and is a term for many physical disciplines that originate from India. There is a big difference between modern yoga and the kind associated with eastern religion. I assume here that you're referring to the kind taught in gyms and fitness clubs. I am a Christian and I do not endorse participating in anything pagan. I also know that many yoga schools have varying amounts of eastern religious influence from very heavy to none whatsoever. If you can find one that is the latter knock yourself out, but that can be hard to do. People who think demons are lurking around ever corner waiting to leap into people have a very paranoid view of the world in my opinion. I certainly don't think demons need to wait for you to assume a downward dog position before they can do anything.
  3. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/04/harvard-scientists-lead-team-revealing-black-hole/ Amazing breakthrough and kind of eerie looking when you consider how powerful they are.
  4. Dinosaurs are warm blooded and therefore not technically reptiles. The current science on the subject says "A dinosaur is a reptile if you also consider birds reptiles." In other words "Ehhh kinda".
  5. Dinosaurs are neither reptiles nor cold blooded.
  6. Anytime a quote starts with the word "and", you know it's out of context. Here is the entire passage: Leviticus 26:1-8 26 “‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God. 2 “‘Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the Lord. 3 “‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, 4 I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit. 5 Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land. 6 “‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. 7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you. God is clearly talking about protecting Israel from it's enemies. Besides that I have never understood why so many Christians think one verse cancels out another. The bible is clear on the use of lethal force.
  7. Your attitude is not biblical. Jesus clearly states his views on violence: Matthew 26:52 52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. This was to his own disciple who was acting in "self defense", not as an aggressor or criminal. God also states his views on "dead criminals": Ezekiel 33:11 11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’ God also states we are not to be afraid and to trust in him to protect us: 2 Samuel 22:3 3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield[a] and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.
  8. I stopped paying much attention to this thread since people are intent on using strawmen and false equivalence arguments. This rebuttal doesn't even make sense in context of what is stated. I never said people don't die from being stabbed, I said most stabbings are non-fatal. You also cannot, under normal circumstances, kill dozens of people on a stabbing spree. I'd also like to see the source of your statistics that over 100 teenagers have been stabbed to death in the last seven weeks. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-crime/two-more-teenagers-killed-as-knife-murders-in-britain-soar-idUKKCN1QL18T According to the only source I could find the number is 24. I did not start this discussion because I had some intent to change peoples minds. This is a country drowning in guns, period. Gun violence and mass shootings are epidemic in America, and rather than defend our children's lives we double down on defending the "right" to own lethal weapons.
  9. Please find a better example then a near failed state run by drug cartels and a city surrounded by places without gun laws. Anybody can come into Chicago with a gun easily regardless of it's legality because it's not like anyone searches them. If you are not going to bring up examples that are analogous and in proper context then you're just fishing for arguments.
  10. Strict gun laws don't work unless the guns aren't there in the first place, hence why NZ is having a buy back. Australia did the same thing and gun deaths plummeted: http://fortune.com/2018/02/20/australia-gun-control-success/ I don't know why people are so dedicated to insisting gun control won't work when every single case study proves the opposite.
  11. Are you serious? Are you even stopping to think through the logic of what you're saying? "Hmmm stabbed and likely live, shot and likely die.." Tough choice.
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