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Forum: Training & Education 10-26-2009
Replies: 72
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Porkchop, what do you base this fear on? I though...

Porkchop, what do you base this fear on? I though AMUs reputation was regarded rather highly in DOD and Intel.
OT-I changed majors from Intel Studies to History only because I fear I won't qualify...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 02-10-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 79,064
Posted By skiguy
The same could be said about Christianity too.

The same could be said about Christianity too.
Forum: Middle East 01-20-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 14,337
Posted By skiguy
One thing I was hoping this article would reveal...

One thing I was hoping this article would reveal is the historical significance and legitimacy of the Palestinian people and their right to the land. This seems to be one of the, if not the, major...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 06-12-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 25,785
Posted By skiguy
Very well said! Hasn't our reputation in...

Very well said!

Hasn't our reputation in Africa significantly improved mainly because of our assistance with the AIDs crisis?

I think most of this alleged "hatred" is just jealousy, envy, and...
Forum: Who is Fighting Whom? How and Why? 04-15-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 39,061
Posted By skiguy
Not trying to add to the argument, this just made...

Not trying to add to the argument, this just made me think of a question.

Couldn't there be a c) The people support those who are providing social services to them. Religion is secondary.

Or...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 03-03-2008
Replies: 156
Views: 90,004
Posted By skiguy
Hi Marc, Completely agree with you that...

Hi Marc,


Completely agree with you that there has to be moderation..and a lot of it. I think a well-trained, well-educated, and religiously well-mixed group of people can pull it off...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 03-02-2008
Replies: 156
Views: 90,004
Posted By skiguy
Can't contribute much, but what an incredibly...

Can't contribute much, but what an incredibly interesting discussion.


Amen to that! Although I don't have personal experience I would imagine #2 plays a large role as well.

MSG Proctor, I'm...
Forum: The Whole News 12-31-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 4,184
Posted By skiguy
1) The remarkable progress in Iraq. To name one...

1) The remarkable progress in Iraq. To name one specific related item: Petraeus and Crocker's testimony to Congress. (I think that changed, in a good way, a lot of the American public's perception)...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-03-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 103,926
Posted By skiguy
Coupla questions to clarify. What do you do?...

Coupla questions to clarify. What do you do? Just go to that wish list link and purchase it normally, then everything's all automatic?

And about the amazon search: Do you just have to use the...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-17-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Good verses, Sarajevo. Thanks. What...

Good verses, Sarajevo. Thanks.



What are ways that Muslims are commanded/allowed to convey the message?
And is 3:22 the consequences of rejecting Allah? "They are those whose works will bear...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-16-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Sarajevo, some questions. Why are you calling it...

Sarajevo, some questions. Why are you calling it crusades? Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and all those other right-wing idiots who do are wrong. I think most, if not all, of us here know this. We've...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-15-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 338,738
Posted By skiguy
More crap...

More crap (http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2643.shtml) from the anti-COIN/HTT crowd. :rolleyes:
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-15-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Marc, I have no problem looking at the "dark...

Marc, I have no problem looking at the "dark side". We should. I don't think anyone's trashing..YET...but the thread seems to be going in that direction.
My only "problem" (and, no, I don't have a...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-15-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Tacitus, I think you have the book of Job all...

Tacitus, I think you have the book of Job all wrong. Job was not sinless, he was blameless (because he feared God and shunned evil). It was not a "wager" between God and Satan. Satan challenged and...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-15-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
I'm going to continue the tradition of glossing...

I'm going to continue the tradition of glossing over. I don't know the answer to this. The closest I get is because He's God, so there must be some reason for it that we don't understand and may...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-14-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
That's kind of the same reasons I'm asking these...

That's kind of the same reasons I'm asking these questions. (although I'm probably being a little more theological here). I'm trying to be careful and show respect for other's beliefs, not trying to...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-14-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
That's probably when it's the most important time...

That's probably when it's the most important time to have talks.
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-12-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 338,738
Posted By skiguy
What about sports? Soccer, wrestling, etc. ...

What about sports? Soccer, wrestling, etc. Introduce American football to them (that'll channel the aggression!)
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-12-2007
Replies: 944
Views: 338,738
Posted By skiguy
Well, Steve, I AM a grandfather, so here's my...

Well, Steve, I AM a grandfather, so here's my take.

Who promised you this?

I'm an old guy going for his UG degree, no one promised me anything. Yes, ultimately I hope to get employment in...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-11-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Yes, definitely debatable...as is most everything...

Yes, definitely debatable...as is most everything in the Bible. (the authorship and dating of the NT probably being one of the bigger debates)
I'll just leave it at this: there's a big difference...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-11-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
I have to disagree, Marc. Most of the early (pre...

I have to disagree, Marc. Most of the early (pre AD 60) churches, such as those in Ephesus, Thessalonica etc, did accept Paul as one of the messengers of the gospel. If there was any argument about...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-11-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Don't know all that much about "original" OT...

Don't know all that much about "original" OT translations, but Paul's letters are considered by many of the original church to be the "first" NT. (he wrote them long before the Catholic empire...
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-11-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Interesting

Sarajevo, thanks. Although not exactly the same as the sermon on the mount, their are many similarities.
Forum: Social Sciences, Moral, and Religious 11-10-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 47,881
Posted By skiguy
Comparing religions

This is mostly to satisfy curiosity. Is there any section of the Qur'an that has any similarities to Jesus's sermon on the mount? Or is it just a case of digging and finding particular...
Forum: Catch-All, Military Art & Science 11-10-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 10,290
Posted By skiguy
Happy Birthday, USMC. And thank you ALL for the...

Happy Birthday, USMC. And thank you ALL for the freedoms I enjoy.
God bless.

Ken
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