Does no comment mean agreement?

The place to discuss politics and policy issues that are not directly related to matters of faith.

Moderator: Jon Estes

Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby KeithE » Wed May 23, 2018 7:03 am

or just do not want to read/think on long posts? or dig into matters?

I’m referring to no comments coming after my latest mini-research on the topics:
Ecomonic Cost of Clean Air
About those corp tax cuts
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.
User avatar
KeithE
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Dave Roberts » Wed May 23, 2018 8:00 am

Sometimes it just means I have been very busy and not as active in the board.
"God will never be less than He is and does not need to be more" (John Koessler)

My blog: http://emporiadave.wordpress.com/
User avatar
Dave Roberts
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7280
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:01 pm
Location: Southside, VA

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Sandy » Wed May 23, 2018 8:11 pm

In my case, basically, it does mean agreement.
Sandy
 
Posts: 8856
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:10 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Neil Heath » Thu May 24, 2018 1:46 pm

I also appreciate and agree with most of your posts, Keith.
Neil Heath
User avatar
Neil Heath
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1882
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:39 pm
Location: Macon, GA

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Haruo » Thu May 24, 2018 3:02 pm

I don't feel any deep obligation to respond to every post you or anybody else makes. If I think it's horrific and should be deleted, I will say so, and if I think it's an unusually good presentation of something that nobody else seems to be making a really good presentation of, I'll say so. Otherwise I only comment if I have something either witty (I think) or substantive (I think) or intriguingly off-topic to add.
Haruo (呂須•春男) = ᎭᎷᎣ = Leland Bryant Ross
Repeal the language taxLearn and use Esperanto
Fremont Baptist ChurchMy hymnblog
User avatar
Haruo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 12248
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby KeithE » Fri May 25, 2018 7:03 am

I would think that the man who started both of these threads ("about those corp taxes" and “the economic cost of clean air") would reply.

But I guess he just wants to pontificate sans facts (or is on vacation).
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.
User avatar
KeithE
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Rvaughn » Fri May 25, 2018 8:07 am

KeithE wrote:Does no comment mean agreement?
In my case "no comment" simply means "no comment". It may have a host of reasons, lack of time, lack of interest, lack of checking posts on BaptistLife, and so on.

KeithE wrote:I would think that the man who started both of these threads ("about those corp taxes" and “the economic cost of clean air") would reply.

But I guess he just wants to pontificate sans facts (or is on vacation).
That at least wouldn't apply to "Economic cost of clean air," since Haruo started that thread and has posted recently enough we shouldn't figure he is on vacation.
User avatar
Rvaughn
 
Posts: 837
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:54 pm
Location: East Texas

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Tim Bonney » Fri May 25, 2018 8:13 am

Right now I feel like we are so on the edge of the President botching something and getting us into a war or upending constitutional government that its hard to focus usual policy issues. We’ve never been in this situation with the Presidency before and it even makes it hard for news media to cover other important things when almost every day there is a scandalous tweet or unbelievable statement or decision out of the White House.
Tim Bonney

First UMC of Indianola, Iowa - http://indfumc.org
My Blog - http://timbonney.com
User avatar
Tim Bonney
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5966
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:17 am
Location: Indianola, Iowa

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Sandy » Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 am

I appreciate the graphs and data that Keith provides. The information is always accurate, supports his point with facts, and gives his conclusion credibility. Most of the time, there's no need to add to that.

There is often complaining and whining among those in the conservative, Evangelical sector about how there is a bias against their position, how unfairly their perspective is treated by the "secular" or "mainstream" (usually with the adjective "Liberal" inserted) media, or that important events that prove their point are always ignored and never covered, and it is, of course, because they hold religious beliefs that are representative of a Biblical world view.

So if you knew nothing about it, and you wanted to determine exactly what a "Biblical worldview" was, solely from the "whine", which characterizes the conservative posts here as well, you would determine that in a Biblical worldview...

The rich are the salt of the earth, and the amount of money in one's possession is a direct measurement of the favor of God. The fact that they have money entitles them to privileges that are part of God's favor, including not having to pay taxes to Caesar, while those that don't have it pay taxes to support an infrastructure and national security so that the rich can keep getting richer at the expense of everyone else.

Any government proposal to equalize costs and make health care universally accessible to all people is communist, fascist, and socialist at the same time. Health care is only for those wealthy enough to afford it, so that waiting room time is less for them.

Global warming is a plot to deprive the rich of their money, and to institute mind control in the population. All of those scientific facts that prove global warming is a reality, and has done as much damage to the environment has has been claimed, can be set aside because in a Biblical world view, we don't care about facts. This planet is a creation of God and if you just don't think bad thoughts about the people who are choking the air with particulates, and poisoning the water with lead and other chemicals then it won't affect you. The world filters out all the trash, and renews itself, so you can ignore the thousands of square miles of plastic trash floating in the oceans, the melting of the polar ice, the climate change, the disappearance of rainforests, and all of the other dangers because, hey, you're probably not going to live long enough to have to face the damage anyway, and besides, God just automatically renews all of the damage we do.

Morality is relative. Democrats who get a little too handsy with a presidential aid, and a little too verbal are anathema, the scum of the earth, and worthy of impeachment, while rich Republicans who commit adultery dozens, and even hundreds of times, abandon their wives who have cancer to marry someone else, defraud the public more than a dozen times in dirty business deals, openly brag about molesting and assaulting women, extort and pay off people to keep them quiet, violate federal laws regarding business deals, own businesses and make a profit off women taking their clothes off in public, and by cheating people in casinos, are perfectly OK because, after all, we're not electing a pastor in chief for goodness sake.

Anyone with the critical thinking skills of a sixth grader can look at that and not need any further explanation as to why people who claim this kind of "Biblical worldview" have no credibility, and don't get any attention when it comes to their political views.
Last edited by Sandy on Fri May 25, 2018 2:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sandy
 
Posts: 8856
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:10 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby KeithE » Fri May 25, 2018 12:01 pm

LOL, Sandy.

Except it is so serious. “Biblical worldview” ????

I’ll go with Bruce Gourley's Jesus Worldview or Timothy’s UMC Social Justice anyway
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.
User avatar
KeithE
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby KeithE » Fri May 25, 2018 12:05 pm

LOL, Sandy.

Except it is so serious. “Biblical worldview” ????

I’ll go with Bruce Gourley's Jesus Worldview or Timothy’s UMC Social Justice anyday.
Last edited by KeithE on Fri May 25, 2018 1:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.
User avatar
KeithE
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby KeithE » Fri May 25, 2018 12:18 pm

Rvaughn wrote:
KeithE wrote:Does no comment mean agreement?
In my case "no comment" simply means "no comment". It may have a host of reasons, lack of time, lack of interest, lack of checking posts on BaptistLife, and so on.

KeithE wrote:I would think that the man who started both of these threads ("about those corp taxes" and “the economic cost of clean air") would reply.

But I guess he just wants to pontificate sans facts (or is on vacation).
That at least wouldn't apply to "Economic cost of clean air," since Haruo started that thread and has posted recently enough we shouldn't figure he is on vacation.

Sorry rvaughn (and Haruo). No one should be required to respond.

I was reacting to ET’s challenges in both cases. Kind of a verbal hit and run on his part (so far).
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.
User avatar
KeithE
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby KeithE » Wed May 30, 2018 7:17 am

Well if ET ever replies (he initiated my 2 responses left at the leadoff post of this topic), I will be unavailable to comment - leaving on a cruise to Norway and first time visit with relatives in Sweden at 10:00am today, returning late June 14. Not buying expensive internet packages.

Will find out how they feel about (1) their government's more socialistic approaches and (2) Donald Trump.
Informed by Data.
Driven by the SPIRIT and JESUS’s Example.
Promoting the Kingdom of GOD on Earth.
User avatar
KeithE
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8834
Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Huntsville, AL

Re: Does no comment mean agreement?

Postby Haruo » Wed May 30, 2018 10:09 am

Check on their level of xenophobia and tolerance of xenophobes on the one hand and Muslim and other immigrants/refugees on the other. Have a good cruise!
Haruo (呂須•春男) = ᎭᎷᎣ = Leland Bryant Ross
Repeal the language taxLearn and use Esperanto
Fremont Baptist ChurchMy hymnblog
User avatar
Haruo
Site Admin
 
Posts: 12248
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:21 pm
Location: Seattle


Return to Politics and Public Policy Issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron