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by BearBones
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

Sounds to me like the person you want to talk to is your sister. +1 But you may be doing that. Btw, watch a bit of the documentary "growing up trans" if you get a chance. Really sad. Omg. To say that an 8 year old is "choosing" to live a totally agonizing life of wishing to be the opposite sex is p...
by BearBones
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

Well, I've managed to put myself in the position of arguing a point I don't agree with, but I'm doing so for a reason.  As a Christian, I think morality is prescribed.  But before becoming a Christian, I of course thought a lot about morality, its origins, and frankly its usefulness.  To be a true ...
by BearBones
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Alternative to PP
Replies: 9
Views: 3389

Re: Alternative to PP

Looks good. Not too far from what I came up with independently for my IRA (separate from my PP). 15 LCB, 10 SCB, 10 EM, 30 LTT, 10 STT, 15 Gold, 10 REIT. Yours is biased more toward inflation protection. And has too much in EM for me to stomach. The question is, as others have said, are you going to...
by BearBones
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

To just follow up on one of your examples: if the mallard drake pairs never mated with females, then according to naturalistic evolutionary theory, they would not reproduce and whatever genetic trait contributed to them wanting to hang out with other drakes could not be naturally selected and hence...
by BearBones
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

I disagree, Technovelist.  I started this thread asking for people's thoughts, attitudes, and  opinions on this topic... Curious. Did you or anyone really learn anything from this dialog? I don't mean that to sound obnoxious. Just really curious is anyone fundamentally changes their options based o...
by BearBones
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

Mountaineer wrote: Seemed appropriate.  ;D

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Just read through 4 pages of absolutely nothing that made any difference in my life (except wanting to get more involved in med school selection committees  :-\). Until I came to this. Wow! knocked my socks off. Thanks for sharing.
by BearBones
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

In my previous life as an agnostic, I would argue that "homophobia" seems like a quite natural and logical position to hold, if morality is something that evolved along with humans.  While racism is illogical in a naturalistic worldview, because inbreeding can lead to genetic problems, homophobia s...
by BearBones
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

I am a Lutheran.  So, I will give my answers in terms of the doctrine ot Two Kingdoms, Two Realms, and God rules both Kingdoms. I think that most would respect that. I do. Except for what constitutes "sin" (unless you mean in its etymologic sense, "missing the mark" as opposed to evil or wrong). Bu...
by BearBones
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

I'm not religious and therefore don't think homosexuality is a sin but I'm not a supporter of "gay rights" when what it actually means is taking away other people's freedom. Like in the case of the poor Oregon couple who had their lives destroyed because they refused to bake a cake for a gay weddin...
by BearBones
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts on gay rights?
Replies: 237
Views: 31259

Re: Thoughts on gay rights?

As far as marriage, what it the justification for discrimination (taxes, visitation, etc) if not religious beliefs? Based on something like the ability to procreate instead of love? If it is it guised in "the best interest of the state," then at least be consistent. No marriage if older than, say, 5...
by BearBones
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for Melveyr
Replies: 95
Views: 20149

Re: Question for Melveyr

I still like a bit of gold as insurance, and it appears that allocations up to about 10% haven't harmed returns over the past 30-40 years.  If the apocalypse does occur, even a 10% allocation to physical gold will make one richer than all one's starving friends. Are you still favoring your 60/30/10...
by BearBones
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Big Googly Brother
Replies: 18
Views: 5884

Re: Big Googly Brother

Great info. Thanks all.
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