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    Black Relationships : Is there any real "justification" for monogamy?

    This would be a valuable topic to take up in another thread. I was raised Pentecostal, but an intensive 3-year study of the Christian writings of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th centuries helped me recognize that I was mistaken. Suffice it to say that Christian doctrine didn't change with...
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    Black Relationships : Is there any real "justification" for monogamy?

    A gender box is a fantastic idea. But come to think of it, I don't even know if unicode has a placeholder for the gender symbols. At any rate, no need to apologize; as long as my wife knows I'm a man, I'm happy! Sure. Up until the 16th century, all Christians recognized three tiers of...
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    Black Relationships : Is there any real "justification" for monogamy?

    We can examine culture on two levels. On the one hand, we can say that a British man is unqualified to demand that Japanese men wear bowlers, just as a Japanese man is unqualified to demand that British men refrain from wearing them. On the other hand, a Japanese man could certainly accuse the...
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    I am doing now some research into the activities of Leopold II of Belgium in the Congo, along with his Association Internationale Africaine. I have succeeded in locating the acts of that association, and hope to gain some insight into what was destroyed. Sir Henry Morton Stanley is another...
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    Black Relationships : Is there any real "justification" for monogamy?

    Again I get accused of being a mime! What's he doing with that finger, I wonder...
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    Black Relationships : Is there any real "justification" for monogamy?

    But wait! Before I respond, pray give me a moment to protest! My gender, being male, is incongruent with the descriptor "Sister", for I am indeed a man. Regarding my post, it seems I worded it poorly; I failed to communicate the idea I was attempting to communicate. My purpose was to say...
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    Black Relationships : Is there any real "justification" for monogamy?

    You seem here to be espousing some version of the 16th century "Sola Scriptura", or "Scripture Alone". If I disagree with the principle, know that I do so with no intent to attack the Scriptures; I believe them to have God as their author, and take their words for what they are: the words of the...
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    I think I'm starting to understand where you are coming from. I disagree, but I think I understand. This is more of a personal question, but I'm beginning to wonder: if I were ever in the position to save your life (from bear, or train, or whatever), would you accept my help?
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    Homo Neanderthalensis is an extinct subspecies of the genus "homo" which shares the common biological ancestor Homo Erectus with Homo Sapiens. We have no way of asking members of the species Homo Erectus or Homo Neanderthalensis questions which would require an immaterial intellect to...
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    My "whiteness"? In the name of "Jesus"? Sir, are you accusing me of being an televangelist mime? You asked which one. I answered on the basis of the hypothetical condition that only one nation could be involved in "reparations". Of course not. While I am unaware of the number of people...
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    I certainly apologize for the misunderstanding! Pax!
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    I wouldn't want to "take hold of" any country. Part of why I asked the first question is because I'm not sure what my answer to it would be. Generally speaking, liberation has to occur in a manner consistent with the traditions of the place in which it occurs. Otherwise, the government will be...
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    Alright I'll bite. Keep in mind that my answer is conditioned by a belief that one must never do harm to an evildoer once that evildoer is no longer an immediate threat to anyone. I also don't believe in guilt by association. Moreover, I firmly believe that it is incumbent upon every man to...
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    Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

    If you had the ability to liberate and make prosper just one nation in Africa, which would it be, and why?
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    Black People : Reality. What is it?

    What I'm getting at is that we can know through information obtained by means of the senses that reality is eternal. We don't have to be eternal to figure that out. Unfortunately, there isn't any way to address the question without abstracting the idea "reality"; we aren't Angels, after all...
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