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Tom Cruising

Re: Is it ethical?

Judders Lady... wrote:

Then you do something and for a while things are not the same.


Is this "something" good, bad or indifferent?
Tom Cruising

Okay - I'm going to say that the something is getting into work 15 minutes late.
Tom Cruising

...and the thing that He shares with me that causes me pain is that He tells me that I must have sex with a different horse every day for a month.
Tom Cruising

I think this may stop me from believing in God and consider the possibility that I might, in fact, be crackers.
Ketty

Three formal questions:

If one is crackers, would one actually be able to discern the fact that one is in fact, crackers?  

Would one's crackyness convince one of one's own normality and therefore, everyone else's crackyness?

Do you know up to 31 different horses, or, would you be glad it's February and not a leap year?
Tom Cruising

Ketty wrote:
Three formal questions:

If one is crackers, would one actually be able to discern the fact that one is in fact, crackers?

In my case - I shall believe that God will let me know, in His own way, if I think I can tell if I'm bonkers or not.

Would one's crackyness convince one of one's own normality and therefore, everyone else's crackyness?

Errrr. maybe?

Do you know up to 31 different horses, or, would you be glad it's February and not a leap year?

I'd be very happy it is a non-leap year February. Is Cheltenham in March or is it in Feb?

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Lexilogio

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2. Two posters who intend to carry out a formal debate should propose the debate to admin or to the moderators, outlining the subject/title of the proposed debate and their qualification to debate said subject;

3. Only those two posters are entitled to post in the relevant debate thread - all posts from other members will be summarily removed. However, for comment upon an ongoing debate, a separate thread for other members will be created to comment freely;
Lexilogio

Yes, it is rarely used.


Just as silence isn't necessarily a cue to talk.


The idea behind this section was for formal debate. You are welcome to propose the debate if someone else wishes to debate the issue with you.
Ketty

Lexilogio wrote:
The idea behind this section was for formal debate. You are welcome to propose the debate if someone else wishes to debate the issue with you.


Lexi, I think perhaps the problem may be that if people have never been involved in the correct procedures for rigorous academic debate, they don't understand the pre-requirements.

Having said that, the rules as set out for the formal debate here, are clear.  First, submit the topic to Admin (presumably by PM?).  This clearly means, well, it does to me, that it's not a place to on an ad hoc basis post things as we do on the rest of the site.  First, go through Admin!
IvyOwl

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Lexi, I think perhaps the problem may be that if people have never been involved in the correct procedures for rigorous academic debate, they don't understand the pre-requirements.

Having said that, the rules as set out for the formal debate here, are clear.  First, submit the topic to Admin (presumably by PM?).  This clearly means, well, it does to me, that it's not a place to on an ad hoc basis post things as we do on the rest of the site.  First, go through Admin!


They are indeed clear. I am looking forward to seeing some good debates when it does get going. There are some very good posters on here who are able to make their points clearly and back them up.

IO
IvyOwl

Judders Lady... wrote:
Hence so many disobeyed them...  

Be honest... how many of you responded to the thread knowing such clear rules?


Which is why I put my inital response on the formal debate rules thread. As Tom's first response was certainly not in the nature of a serious debate and answer to your OP the horse had fallen at the first hurdle! It was quite obvious that he at least  hadn't stuck to the rules even if you had (which of course I had no way of knowing).

IO
Ketty

So:

1.  What was the actual topic for debate, ie the one which had been previously run by Admin?

2.  Who are the two who had been identified to enter into the debate - clearly Lynne is one, so who is the other?

Lexilogio

Do we have a second debater?
Farmer Geddon

I see no subject to debate here - what is it that is "not ethical"?
Farmer Geddon

Actually - can I suggest that Pukon and pow-wow take their discussion on the essence of Satan and put their points across here for us to digest!

If they are both game of course!!
bnabernard

Hi there the duck

in a lull i figure why not kick start something here just for the hell of it, so lets throw a bernie thought into the ring and see if we can get cooking.

Right:

In my opinion, note mine and not some hierachy in a guilde office.

God was and is, not much of anything doing, He writes the script for a play with a happy ending, then He promises Himself to achieve this, this is the word of God, His play, His promise to Himself, He gives Himself His word.
So in the begining is God and the word, His goal.

What is the essence of Satan?

Well to have a play you have to have players, a producer and director, and of course the old saying, ''it will be alright on the night''
of course for it to be alright on the night everyone must follow the script and if they don't want to stick with the script you have to get shot of them.
But  you could however give them a chance.

Well Satan like the guy who wants to alter the script and so far the rehearsals just aint looked nothing like the original script so it bodes that those who want to get back to the proper script and those who want to stay with the altered script be seperated and some sidelining done while the proper play gets a proper try out, say a thousand year, then give the players a chance to choose.

However God has given His word that it will be alright on the night,

bernard (hug)
Leonard James

That's a different version of the setup, Bernie, but just as valid as the other one, I suppose.
bnabernard

Hi Len (hug)

Yer, the first rehearsal was a disaster so some of the players had to be taken off the stage, however they still get their finger in from working off stage.

Just something to 'Play' arround with  

bernard (hug)
bnabernard

Leonard James wrote:
That's a different version of the setup, Bernie, but just as valid as the other one, I suppose.


Hi again Len.

Just smilling to meself after (for the first time) checking out your link, interesting, why I'm smilling is because you have played a reg sarg maj, I was once involved with the Lewisham operatic soc and walked out because I did not get the part of the sargeant in Oh what a lovely war, they gave it to a woman  
Now as a youngster who sold papers on a street corner, and announced train destinations without amplification, I got a bit sore about that and therein began and ended my career on the stage  

Else who knows I might have had the bungalow next door, innit  

bernie (hug)
Leonard James

Hi Bernie-boy,

It seems we have other things in common ... I, too, was a paper-boy, although my work was less colourful than yours. I just went round shoving the papers through the clients letterboxes, but as it involved delivering several different newspapers it was a tad more complicated than handling one.

As far the RSM goes, I worked with a couple of actresses who could play the role far better than some men. Peggy Mount was one of them, and like her, my early days in the theatre were with Harry Hanson's Court Players ... although considerably later than her.  

Happy days!
bnabernard

Leonard James wrote:
Hi Bernie-boy,

It seems we have other things in common ... I, too, was a paper-boy, although my work was less colourful than yours. I just went round shoving the papers through the clients letterboxes, but as it involved delivering several different newspapers it was a tad more complicated than handling one.

As far the RSM goes, I worked with a couple of actresses who could play the role far better than some men. Peggy Mount was one of them, and like her, my early days in the theatre were with Harry Hanson's Court Players ... although considerably later than her.  

Happy days!


Happy days aye, bet you gat a lot of fond memories and a few not so fond innit, such is the beast  

I sold papers on a corner (and down the dog track catford) did two paper rounds, cleaned cars down the market, and worked in a cafe, phew, I was earning £5 a week when I was at school, now bear in mind I had two brothers who were accountants, when I left school I dropped to £3.10    should have kept the school jobs,   who'd have accountants for brothers  

Oh dear I'm starting to remenis better go before I get on to flying the highest kite off the sea wall,  

bernie ((hug))
Leonard James

When you get to my age, Bernie, memories play a big part in your life, although most of the people involved in them are dead!  
bnabernard

Well you hang on in there Len, else I'll start to get nervous get nervous    
Just got my bus pass renewall come in the post  

bernard ((hug))

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