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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

HonestBrother ·
No..I'm not afraid to die. To be honest I'm probably more afraid of life. Sometimes I find the thoought of death comforting.....
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Re: Trapping a Man

RadioRaheem ·
1. I don't think it is a sign of a mental illness, just a reality check. Older women that desire motherhood have to do whatever it takes to get to that goal...and time is running out. 2. I think that older women have to 'fall in line' when it comes with their desire to be a wife and mom. I know from personal experiences in dating women well over 30 that marriage/child questions on a first or second date is a real downer!! But what choice does she really have? I mean if she is losing her...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

SistahSouljah ·
I'm not afraid to die. Not even a little. The most afraid to die are usually the ones who live such a twisted life that they just KNOW they're going to hell. Either that or they have that "fear of the unknown". Not saying that I think I'm going to heaven...only God knows about all of us. But either way it goes I'm not afraid of actual death. You can't enjoy life (and death is contained in life) if you stress on that. It's not always a negative thing. Death often brings renewal...as it did...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
So what you are saying then that IF BENNET or any other enemy conservative DID advocate mass abortion for Black babies - paying Black women to have them - YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT because it is legal? What ARE YOU SAYING MBM? It seems that you just presented "Manufactured Outrage" about Bennett's comments. If in fact hundreds of thousands of Black women CHOOSE to have an abortion and this IN FACT does reduce the level of crime THE FACT THAT THEY "CHOSE" to abort the child is the...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
At the end of either process the Black baby is................? 1) Alive because "We know not the womb that holds the king"? or 2) Disposed of? Problem solved. **** Nick Cannon - "Can I Live?" Good thing HIS mother didn't express her "choice" http://www.nickcannonmusic.com/caniliveqt.html
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Empty Purnata ·
No Child Left Behind = No Billionaire Left Behind All this is, is some bullshit meant to purge Minorities from schools under the label of "lower-scoring students".
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Sandye ·
I am not afraid to die at all. I do think about the grief that my family will feel when I am no longer physically present with them. I think of death as transitional as I believe spirits to be eternal. My beloved Father is no longer on this earth, but I feel his presence with me and feel his love for me in my heart.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Frenchy ·
Generally, I'm not afraid. But sometimes, for a few brief moments, I'm absolutely terrified of dying, of everything being over before I've done all I want to do, that I'll leave my children behind and not know what became of them, etc. Doesn't last long, but it's very poignant. "Death is a friend of ours. And he that is not ready to great him, is not at home." -Francis Bacon (I think )
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia

MidLifeMan ·
Never read the book. Had no plans to see the movie. I'm not into children stories. I read the Hobbit but not "into" Lord of the Rings. I guess I have to let my inner child out.
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

MidLifeMan ·
What always gets under my skin when black people prattle on like this is how blind or stupid the individual must be. I believe in one since that this is true – on an individual basis. But under the umbrella of racism it's complete bullshit. He did not overcome racism. In an oppressive society, when you belong to the group which is oppressed, YOU do not overcome anything. You are ALLOWED and GIVEN privileges which can easily be taken away. And lets be clear Colin Powell, a Condi Rice, an...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

UppityNegress ·
I'm rather apathetic about death. It's gonna come, so I just hope that when it does, it isn't particularly gruesome or painful. Most people don't get the chance to make that choice, though.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
That's pretty much my attitude about death. It will come, but life is more important to worry about. IMHO, what is "death" but the beginning of a new life? And what is "birth" but death of an old life?
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Empty Purnata ·
Very reasonable expression! Actually about the "saftey net" thing, one of my cousins is also an atheist, but he believes in reincarnation or subconsciousness (he believes that people either either reincarnate or that after death, people remain in a dream-like subconscious state). It's kind of unusual for an atheist to believe in afterlife, but oh well. *shrugs*
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Empty Purnata ·
Damn straight. Clarence Thomas and Ward Connerly, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BENEFICIARIES, BOTH OF THEM, seeks to dismantle Affirmative Action for other Blacks: http://www.civilrights.org/issues/affirmative/details.cfm?id=38727 http://www.greaterdiversity.com/employers/emp_articles03/connerly_plans.html F*ck them to death.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Blacksanction ·
No afraid just concerned about the method of my death. I just don't want it to be something stupid like choking on a rice cake or accidentally falling on my running chainsaw. BTW If I go can someone please pop by my house and get rid of my porn collection before my wife finds it?
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
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Re: Nick Cannon "I'm addicted to white women"

FireFly ·
he and 1-gay-guy should hang out together.
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Black Viking ·
I'm a Taoist as well. Some wise man whose name I can't recall said "It's the how of living that matters, not the how long." That being said, my own death doesn't scare me. What scares me is losing one of my loved ones before I'm ready to lose them. I don't think we miss the world when we die, but there is a good chance that the world misses us. As far as my passing, I could care less when I die, so long as I die well. Another wise man whose name I can't remember said "There are only two ways...
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Empty Purnata ·
But, these Desert Fathers were not following the type of Christianity that you follow. If I posted to you some of their theological/spiritual/philosophical beliefs, you would call them "heretics". Origien believed in Trinitarian/Monistic Emanationism (as opposed to Creationism), he believed in Universal Salvation (everyone eventually goes to Heaven), he believed that Christ died an Exemplary death (not a Sacrificial/Atonement death), he believed in reincarnation, he believed in the...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

UppityNegress ·
OK, I see the how you distinguish the two, although there does seem to be a bit of gray area. For example, is being anti-homosexual a social or poltical issues? It seems social, IMO, but if the last wave of election count for anything, the right sure played it like a political issue. You say that political conservatives are diametrically opossed to the Black majority. The only issues I can think of now are AA and death penalty reform. What are the others?
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
On its face, it doesn't sound like bad advice, but the more I think about it, something is off. The overwhelming sense is "You are not really a part of this family. Be prepared to be bounced out of the picture at whim and get the short end of the stick. And don't gripe about it." Which is somewhat understandable in the beginning, but seems insane for anything that goes beyond a few months. I just don't quite see how that's a healthy situation. At some point, there has to be equal dedication...
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Isome ·
You are correct, sir. That whole competition argument is absolutely bogus! Private schools choose the students they want to accept into their institution, public schools take every child within their district , whether they speak English as a first language, regardless of their ability to buy their own lunch, uniform, or pay for their field trips, whether they are C students or make regular appearances on the honor roll.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

MidLifeMan ·
Not really. Having dated women with children and known them I think it is wise for a person to keep the parenting and relationship separate until it is clear that the relationship will be for the long haul. The main concern is for the child. If the single parent continues to introduce people to the child as a "potential" parent and the relationship ends as they can and do, it could have an impact on the child. And I personally don't have respect for a woman that would place a stranger above...
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Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Negrological ·
i am of the opinion that children should be able to attend any school. if the school in your local district stinks you should have the option to have your child go elsewhere. however, i do not believe schools should be stripped of funding...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
Don't most people know that after a few months? I certainly do. Unless you mean to say that you should wait to until you are on the verge of getting married to this person before you introduce them to your child(ren). Which I don't agree with. What I am saying is that if you are going to seriously date this woman (and maybe eventually marry her), she needs to be just as important. You can't continuously give your relationship the shaft and expect it to be healthy. And you certainly shouldn't...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Black Viking ·
I'm in total agreement with that point. It would seem silly to allow your child to show less respect to your date than you would allow them to show to a stranger.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
Black Viking , wouldn't you want your children's input before you got engaged or too entangled in a relationship? IME, it's much more difficult for a child to think of their parent as single or casually dating and then BAM! all of a sudden they introduce you to their fiance. A child would think "Holy shit! Now I'm forced to like this woman. And why doesn't my dad even care what I think of her or what she thinks of me??" So, no kids of the first date but definitely before the proposal. That's...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
I don't think most of the article is gender-specific. The only difference is that men are not as easily characterized as "Wicked Stepfather." They are more likely to be seen as potential child molestors, instead.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Black Viking ·
If there was ever one thing in this world I truly hated...It's anyone who hurts children for pleasure. Sorry,
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: The Holy Spirit Was Originally The Feminine Side Of God

HonestBrother ·
Every time I address the issues you just start talking out of both sides of your mouth again. You're reacting childishly now. Like a child having a tantrum and I refuse to coddle you. I have errands to run now. I have a life in the REAL world. I will no longer sit here rereading posts trying to satisfy you. Maybe later?
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Perhaps novice teachers may discuss this issue on a day-to-day basis; however, just like in any other profession, after gaining experience, knowing how to teach students becomes second nature. Sure, that's one of the purposes for attending the workshop: to network with other teachers. Other purposes include exposure to new teaching strategies and better ways to assess students. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Lev Vygotsky (1986), both pioneers in the field of educational research, believes...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
nikcara, You have more than one point in your post. I will try to address them, but I hope you can forgive me if I miss one or two. Do we have differing definitions of "Christian"? What is a Christian to you? Yes, Christians do differ on issues, but they differ usually because they've started from different points of view. They have different conclusions about the world to begin with, thus they have certain differences in their worldviews, which is part of the point that I made originally.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Sandye ·
The article makes several good points, however, I think it sugarcoats the "baby mama/daddy drama" that affects many of these types of relationships. When a couple have a child, there is an eternal connection. Even though they no longer wish to have a relationship with the other parent, they play vicious games and can cause great pain perhaps because they are still going through the pain of their separation/divorce. Some biological parents won't speak to the step-parent for any reason and are...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

FireFly ·
I like children, but, for the reasons above - and many others - I avoid ever dating any man with children under 21, and preferably with none at all. So far, I've been lucky. [insert relieved face icon here] I never say never, but it's as close to never as it's possible to get.
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

umbrarchist ·
Because it is the only way to have any chance of escaping the second death.
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

MBM ·
Oh boy! What is this and where does it come from?
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
LOL, that's Evangelical teaching on the nature of why the soul incarnates. They believe that souls need to be "proven loyal to God", so they come to earth in physical bodies "tainted with Original Sin", and if they fail to "believe" (follow Christianity), they go to the Second Death after death (Eternal Hell). IMHO, a very simplistic, silly and immoral belief.
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

MidLifeMan ·
She's not to young to understand relationships. Someone just needs to have a talk with her and understand that it's not easy for the child. I don't know if most people know that the relationship is leading to marriage after only a few months. But I would think that the two people should have at least established if the relationship is exclusive. Once they reach that point then the child can start to be introduced to the other person. But I still think it should be in small doses. If and when...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Frenchy ·
I'm not saying that two people know if they will be getting married after a few months. I said that they should know whether or not the relationship is serious by that point, and if it is, introductions, concessions, and compromises need to be made. I don't think the teenage girl is too young to understand either (especially since she's about at the age where she has her own interest in the opposite sex). She might not want to let go of the foul behavior, but she knows what time it is. I...
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

umbrarchist ·
I am not evangelical. Never was. There is no original sin. I'm a heretic. If the purpose of living is to attain human perfection, is there anything beyond human perfection? What are angels, archangels? Are there more levels to the game? What happens to souls that fail to attain the required level by the time the game ends? What is the second death? And is it accurate to say that souls in SHEOL are in heaven? umbrarchist
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Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Melesi ·
The "second death" is a phrase in the Revelation of John describing spiritual death and one's choice of and consignment to hell. It's not considered a good thing. The western Church for a long time took the Stoic/Neoplatonist idea that the flesh is "bad" and evil, but ever since the Reformation that has not been a serious concept. Now ansd then someone would revive the idea, but it never found much currency. When the Bible became cheap and readily available, the description of the world...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

Kweli4Real ·
My sister is a 20 elementary/primary school teacher. She has 2 Master's degrees and is in a PHD program. She tells me that while she supports accountability in general and testing in specific, her two complaints about NCLB testing is that 1) schools are teaching to the test, when they are not testing FROM the actual test. This is "teaching" child what to think not how to think. 2) schools' entire curricula and resources are test directed, very little resources are being spent on music, Phys...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

FireFly ·
I'm divided over the value of national tests. They can provide a basic overall sketch of generic skill levels, and make a nice colourful barchart, but fail to give an indepth picture of regional requirements, specialized skillsets, and demographics. I agree with Kweli4Real that teaching children how to think has more long term value that anything else. Frustratingly, in most institutions (and the public imaginaation) the arts are viewed and treated mostly as trivial and with little academic...
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Re: Some sobering statistics on poverty

Pace Tua ·
Unfortunately, these numbers and what they mean have become "normalized", in the sense put forward by Edward Herman in his book "Triumph of the Market". It can only be so, as capitalism panders to the uncontrolled greed and self-interest of the few. These statistics have to be accepted, normalized or else people would realize something is wrong and this is a threat to capitalist culture. And there is a method to all this as well. One of the cornerstones is to promote the banality of evil.
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

MidLifeMan ·
Like I said, in an ideal world or maybe a fairytale land race wouldn't be an issue. But in the context of the "real world" and this country it has been, and probably will be for a long time. So love/empathy/trust/loyalty is relevant and I didn't say or imply that they are not, I never said anyone was deficient and like I said, whatever floats another man's boat so I'm not "dictating "anything to anyone. And all of the talk about "love should only matter" is, as I said, great in an ideal...
 
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