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    ...glad to be joining a new forum.

    I've been participating in these things for the last two decades...discussing mostly politics, religion, and philosophy...the kind of stuff you are not supposed to discuss in non-cyber life.

    I'm an Independent who champions a very progressive agenda.

    I'm an agnostic who prefers not to use descriptors like "agnostic" except as a shortcut. My "agnosticism" is best expressed as...

    I do not know if there is a GOD or if there are gods;
    I do not know if there are no gods;
    I see no reason to suspect gods CANNOT EXIST;
    I see no reason to suspect that gods MUST EXIST...that they are needed to explain existence;
    I do not see enough unambiguous evidence upon which to base a meaningful guess in either direction...

    ...so I don't.

    Looking forward to discussions here.


     
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    I hope you got all shots and have a doctor on stand by for your rabies vaccination.

    Good Luck and welcome!
     
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    There is one God how rules in universum and he is English or Jew what I wonder. Or there is only The Devil our God. The only how exist by good and evil or.
     
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    Morning Frank. I think you need to reevaluate your label of independent, because you sound incredibly liberal in your views. Not to worry, understanding your situation is the first step to recovery.
     
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    Oh goody, someone with more ideas do darn good, they have to be mandatory. Tells us, is there anything you support that doesn't require compulsory compliance? Not that you don't know what's best for everyone else, of course...
     
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    I am a registered Independent...so I am definitely an independent. I am NOT, nor have I suggested, that I am impartial...nor am I non-biased.

    I champion a progressive agenda. I want the safety net programs now in place to be protected and expanded. (Greatly expanded!)

    If you find it necessary to label me a "liberal" I will argue that I am not...but I will not take offense. If you label me an American conservative because I am close to them on certain issues...I will be extremely offended.

    I sooner be know as a thief than an American conservative.
     
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    You sound stressed in that reply, Ef.

    I support and champion a progressive agenda...because I realize the only way for the issues I want tended to will ever get a decent break...is if the federal government is the agency for it.

    I am assuming you disagree.
     

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