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by Stewardship
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4403
Views: 632482

Re: Figuring Out Religion

To me it suggests that God took the Israelis into account when giving them laws, just like a parent would do with their child.
by Stewardship
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4403
Views: 632482

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Is it wrong to kill babies?  Was it wrong back when we were hunter/gatherers and the clan knew exactly how many mouths it could feed and practiced infanticide on those they could not support?  Moral relativism. The Pharisees tested Jesus Himself by asking a similar question.  Instead of about killi...
by Stewardship
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4403
Views: 632482

Re: Figuring Out Religion

But sadly I doubt your post will gain much interest among the participants in this thread. That's okay.  I'm just trying to knock down some hurdles one may come across in their journey and let God do the heavy lifting (the calling.) Afterall, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me dra...
by Stewardship
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4403
Views: 632482

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Don't jump to conclusions when coming across difficult passages in the Bible. Fr. Robert Barron on Violence in the Bible https://youtu.be/1A65Wfr2is0 If you read the Bible in such a way that it leads you to say violence is a good thing, I should be more violent, or that God is hateful and violent, t...
by Stewardship
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4403
Views: 632482

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I'm perfectly comfortable with the idea that our consciousness suggests that there may be something external to us directing everything, but that still leaves us with the challenge of figuring out which religious belief system (if any) provides an accurate articulation of the intuition you are desc...
by Stewardship
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4403
Views: 632482

Re: Figuring Out Religion

The thing that nagged me most when I was an agnostic wasn't the question of death, but the question of my own existence and consciousness which would just about require the existence of a power beyond the universe as I perceived it. Have these questions (your existence and consciousness) been tackle...
by Stewardship
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Another large stash of cash
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Another large stash of cash

I think estate planning would play into a big part of the equation here.  That is outside of my area of expertise however  ;D
by Stewardship
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash
Replies: 25
Views: 6509

Re: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash

Just be certain that it's a sufficiently brown skinned attorney. What does that mean?  Why would the attorney's skin color matter? I suppose since " prejudice is alive and well " as stuper1 asserts, a brown-skinned attorney would be less likely to be prejudiced toward a browned-skinned client.  ::)
by Stewardship
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash
Replies: 25
Views: 6509

Re: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash

Well the senility is a problem.  It's now up to her to manage the money as she sees fit.  Not many people are comfortable with having large sums of cash in their house. Nor would everyone be comfortable walking into the bank with a large sum of cash that they found that a senile spouse had hidden. ...
by Stewardship
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash
Replies: 25
Views: 6509

Re: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash

You mentioned "standard questions".  Do you know what those questions are?  That's what I'm trying to figure out, to make sure she knows what to expect. Whatever questions the bank wants to ask to aid in filling out the CTR and determining whether a SAR needs to be filed for suspicious activity.  T...
by Stewardship
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash
Replies: 25
Views: 6509

Re: Advice Needed re Large Stash of Cash

He didn't trust the bank, and apparently she doesn't either if she is worried about how they will respond to a perfectly legal transaction.  The bank isn't going to refuse the money.  They'll ask standard questions and fill out the CTR form and send it to the feds just like they do with all transact...
by Stewardship
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Immigration / open borders debate
Replies: 40
Views: 9909

Re: Immigration / open borders debate

I love the arguments that even though government action A, intended for some purpose, has caused a problem, we can't stop A, so we need another government action B to counteract it. Harry Browne pointed out why A could not achieve its original purpose, namely that it relied on force, which always h...