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Topic: Is the word 'wife' redundant?
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:45:12 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Donald Trump married wife Melania in January 2005 in a million-dollar wedding, spending an estimated $500,000 on flowers and thousands of dollars on caviar. In addition, Melania wore a $125,000 Christian Dior wedding gown. The wedding cake at the reception was a 50-pound orange Grand Marnier cake, covered by over 3,000 roses. It was a celebrity-studded affair.

Is the word 'wife' redundant?


No, it is not redundant, since it implies that his current wife is meant: that clarifies things, since he has two former wives as well, Ivana and Marla.
Topic: Is it OK to start a sentence with lower-case letters?
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:33:15 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
"about" is the correct choice. We use "excited at" when we refer to something more specific or punctual. "about" can work with a more general complement.

Is it OK to start a sentence with lower-case letters as in the two "about's"?


No, it isn't, since the principal idea of using the capital letter, is to signify the start of a new sentence: just like a period is used to signify the end of that sentence. It gets chaotic when people break protocol, it starts simply enough, and always ends badly. IMHO.
Topic: Waffles
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:26:33 PM
Waffles and pancakes, are some of the best breakfast items in the World. I get piggish with them, and I will smear link sausage around in the syrup. All in all, it makes for a really good meal.
Topic: The Ark of the Covenant
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:08:11 PM
The Ark was made to order from God's instructions, but it is almost surely gone from existence. It is a simple enough matter to believe that it existed, and I think that it did.
It is an enthralling tale to read about, such as when the Philistines captured it, during a battle with Israel. It never should have been taken to the battleground; because it was used to prop up the courage of the Israelite's, and it became nothing more than a talisman.

"When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon. And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and put him back in his place." ESV

If that is not true, the Bible is a lie, in its entirety; so if you find that account to be incredible, you will find the Bible to be false. I have no problem believing it, and Dagon fell on his face, just like it says there.Angel
Topic: Using "May" to Ask for Permission
Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 1:57:47 PM
Modal Auxiliary Verbs - May
UM...modal auxiliary...I am out of my league, and I certainly will not offer a response. I am pleading the 5th, now that is something that I know about.
Topic: difference between religion and morality
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:09:39 PM
eagleeyed wrote:
Can anybody please tell me the difference between 'religion' and 'morality or ethics'? If religion is a set of dogmas only why should we then believe them. Mere belief in dogmas doesn't remove evils like disease, hunger, hatred, prejudice and others that have made human life miserable. I believe than moral norms not dogmas can only make this world peaceful and worthliving. On the contrary, religion makes us callous toward the followers of other religions making this world a hell.

I will use Bible quotes, since I could talk myself senseless on the subject, and still be no further ahead.

James 1:26 & 27
English Standard Version (ESV)

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James gives direction, as to what religion is, and what it isn't. Have you ever spontaneously thought to yourself, "I should visit widows and orphans." No you haven't, no one has. And no other faith has that instruction in its writings. It gives clear instruction, to be involved and to get outside of yourself.

In Matthew, Jesus is talking, and he condemns those who did nothing to help others who were in need.

45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

You can be as moral as the day is long, and not do any good with it. Goodness is an action, a doing, a giving. Morality and ethics are trash, and are dead, they don't do good works. And, where is the evil in this, Love thy neighbor as thyself, Jesus said that.
Topic: private gentleman
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:42:27 PM
I am throwing in, with a rich man, a man who has no need of money, because he already has it.
Topic: Expression: Lose face
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:36:42 PM
There is so much extraneous matter in your post, that I lost interest in answering it. Have you suffered a loss of face, by my demeanor, and scolding?Think
I would imagine that to lose face, is to look down at the ground; the meanings of physical traits is usually based, on everyday life.

No, I was wrong, it means "to be unable to show ones face in public".
Topic: To throw an American election
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:24:30 PM
Think of "throw" as "overthrow"; or to undo the legitimate results, with illegitimate ones.
Topic: I CAN NOT / CANNOT speak English.
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:19:52 PM
That seems like nit-picking at its finest; and I don't think that anyone will be impressed; irrespective of which one you choose.Angel

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