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    Could the answer to that question require a little bit more? http://deeperwaters.ddns.net/?p=8478

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    Yes.
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    • #3
      Wonderful post. I think "tldr" summarizes much of what's wrong with my generation.
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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      • #4
        Hey, Nick! Good essay! There was a mistake, though, may I report it? "Ascent" when you clearly meant "assent."

        May you continue to ascend!
        The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

        [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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        • #5
          It’s one reason in debates I’ve been asking “When was the last time you read a work of scholarship that disagreed with you.” If someone doesn’t answer the question, I find it incredibly revealing.


          It's probably not as revealing unless it's asked in tandem with "when was the last time you read a work of scholarship".
          I'm not here anymore.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
            Could the answer to that question require a little bit more? http://deeperwaters.ddns.net/?p=8478
            A good friend of mine runs an apologetics ministry focused on this very idea, called "No Pat Answers," which tries to help people eliminate "trite, glib, shot from the hip, not very well thought out" responses from their repertoire when asked the tough questions.
            "[Mathematics] is the revealer of every genuine truth, for it knows every hidden secret, and bears the key to every subtlety of letters; whoever, then, has the effrontery to pursue physics while neglecting mathematics should know from the start he will never make his entry through the portals of wisdom."
            --Thomas Bradwardine, De Continuo (c. 1325)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Boxing Pythagoras View Post
              A good friend of mine runs an apologetics ministry focused on this very idea, called "No Pat Answers," which tries to help people eliminate "trite, glib, shot from the hip, not very well thought out" responses from their repertoire when asked the tough questions.
              I'm reading through it now. This is the type of apologetics website I'd like to see more of. This kind of stuff cannot be accurately distilled into little soundbites.
              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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              • #8
                That's our problem. Our culture relies on sound bites for arguments and thinks Google and Wikipedia are sufficient. This is also the case when college graduates who claim to be tolerant and open-minded refuse to have a speaker come who disagrees with what they believe.

                College is about learning new things. It's not about cementing what you already believe. You should be there because you don't know everything, not because you think you do.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boxing Pythagoras View Post
                  A good friend of mine runs an apologetics ministry focused on this very idea, called "No Pat Answers,"
                  What kind of ridiculous ministry thinks that you can't be an apologist if your name is Pat? I've never seen such a silly, absurd, ludicrous --



                  What's that?


                  Oh. Never mind.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, it's always annoying when someone expects a Bumper Sticker answer to a complicated topic.

                    I'm not against being succinct, but there's times where you just have to bite the bullet and do the necessary legwork (sometimes even spending a chunk of change on a book or two).
                    Mercenary Maxim 37: There is No 'Overkill.' There is merely 'Open Fire,' and 'I need to Reload.'

                    Chaotic Void's Recommended Advice for Trump's Opposition to Punt him from the Oval Office: Git Gud

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                    • #11
                      I've encountered this myself. I got complaints on my "book length responses" that were often responding to multiple topics. tl:dr was a very common response.

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                      • #12
                        Anybody who would ever type tl;dr does not deserve an answer.
                        "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
                          Could the answer to that question require a little bit more? http://deeperwaters.ddns.net/?p=8478
                          tl;dr.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Paprika View Post
                            tl;dr.
                            ts;cnar
                            ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                              Anybody who would ever type tl;dr does not deserve an answer.
                              It's not always an answer for their benefit.

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