Drones Meeting: Saturday, April 22, 2017
We talked about: Where is the Democratic savior? Dealing with antifa. Analyzing Trump.
A private club for argumentative gentlemen.
We talked about: Where is the Democratic savior? Dealing with antifa. Analyzing Trump.
We talked about: Why do we feel the urge to convince others that we are right?
We talked about: Curiosity is the basic difference between 1st and 3rd world countries. Why is Islam a force for evil? Is pedophilia the next sexual battleground?
We talked about: Does God's love end? Did God ever love those who go to hell?
We talked about: What's the definition of war? When does a feud become a war? What next after health care defeat?
We talked about: What does a dog's sense of smell tell us about God? Was it a sin for David to count Israel? Are men better than women? Yes-6 No-5
We talked about: "Tighten up your definition and say it again."-Tim N. Is it easier to make someone cry or laugh? Are 'Anti-Semite' and 'Pro-Palestinian' synonymous? What's the greatest earthly benefit to being a Christian?
We talked about: What is 'office politics'? Is it always about power? Is force an aspect of politics? What is gravity? Did God create out of nothing?
We talked about: Carnival ride stories. What brings about spontaneity? Should the Old Guard be referred to as 'Sir'? Why do we refer to 'God the Father' and not 'God the Mother'? Why are men historically in charge?
We talked about: What band from the 60's-70's will the next generation be listening to? What is involved in a personal narrative? The second Saturday of February shall be know as Mammon Day in memory of Jeff's purchase of the Third Chair.
We talked about: The influence of vouchers on our education system. What's the attraction of Orthodoxy? Jeff buys the Third Chair for one year for $75.
We talked about: Is appreciation of aesthetics objective? Jeff opens the third chair auction.
We talked about: Is Trump generally on the correct track? Why do conservatives deal with losing so much better than liberals?
We talked about: Should intellectual property be legally protected?
We talked about: Is our task to convey truth? The Bible helps us understand what the Word of God is. Should there be a penalty for late predictions? Do they go in the box or taped outside?
We talked about: Predictions for 2017 made. The 'whereness' of things. Tech replacing actual.
We talked about: Predictions for '16 read: Roy K-1, Dan S-2, Jeff-1, Gunn-1, Drew-1/2, Mark-0, Frank-2, Fred-2 1/2, Paul-1(Cubs), James-0, Doug-0, Tim S-1, Evan-0. "I was Prophet Pro Temp for a year and it almost killed me."-F. Banks.
We talked about: What is a classic liberal? Music of the 60's and 70's.
We talked about: Is artificial insemination wrong? Does authority require obedience or submission?
We talked about: How would the USA change under a monarchy? Exchange between E. Wilson and P. Nelson, "She was a professional woman." "You mean she's a whore?".
We talked about: Is patriotism a good thing? What's the difference between loyalty and patriotism? "I'm talking about this Moscow.....the socialist one."-D. Smith. Was Onesimus a runaway?
We talked about: Is wisdom inward and goodness outward? "OK, try to make me feel small, but get to the point."-T. Nadreau. Can someone on a desert island be good? Does 'being good' need an object?
We talked about: What does the election of Trump portend for our nation?
We talked about: Why do some people in power abuse those under them?
We talked about: What is 'Drones Mode' in conversation? Can one have a Drones talk with a woman? Which Presidential candidate would be better for the DOW?
We talked about: Where can we to to find the truth? Election prediction: Trump-6, Clinton-4, Neither-1. Which societal change was more radical? 1850-1870 Civil war or 1950-1970 Anti was, free love.
We talked about: Global politics. Is the future dark or light?
We talked about: How much damage will Trump's 'locker room' language hurt him? Galatians 4:4-What is 'the fullness of time'?
We talked about: Is a Trump vote a protest vote? Does it matter to Trump supporters if he does what he says he'll do? How smart are college students?
We talked about: Were the Jewish people at the Jerusalem council Christians? Should prostitution be legal? "I had a question, but I was distracted by the thought of a concubine."-E. Wilson. When does desire become lust?
We talked about: Should government services be provided free? How much of what we see is objective reality?
We talked about: Does 'idea' have any reality outside the mind? Assignment discussed.
We talked about: Is stockpiling food and water a good idea? Assignment for next week: What are the spheres of government and their requisite hierarchies?
We talked about: What would you do with $500,000 if you knew it would be worthless in six months?
We talked about: Are we more shameless now than we used to be? Is political correctness an attempt to escape shame? Was the serpent in the Garden Satan?
We talked about: Dreams. Is killing a POW murder? Is Trump really trying to get Hillary elected? Writing good fiction requires an accurate world view. Changing our perception of the world and ourselves.
We talked about: New ego measurement: The Trump. How is peace kept in a society? Who is the most famous person you've met?
We talked about: Election bickering. Fred predicts a Clinton victory 51% to 47%. Dan predicts an electoral tie.
We talked about: Is the essence of manliness aggression? What's the next big cultural change?
We talked about: If a teacher changes their mind about something they have taught, should they let their students know?
We talked about: "Like most Americans, I'm semi-racist."-F. Banks What is the motive force behind complaint? Clueless contrarianism. Request-->Complaint continuum. A complaint does not seek a solution.
We talked about: British colonization vs Muslim refugee invasion. Differences between Muslim and Latino cultural influences. Marriage ceremony issues.
We talked about: If you listen to an audio book can you then say that you've read it? Drones Country Club speculation. Evan predicts Trump landslide. Mark predicts that Trump will not get the GOP nomination.
We talked about: Should we give blood? Donate organs? What does "Do not go beyond what is written." mean? Is spanking an adolescent evidence of parenting failure?
We talked about: Are some sins worse than others? Are sins you will commit in the future already forgiven? Alternatives to free trade.
We talked about: Integrating gender preference; the pronoun dilemma. Election predictions. What conclusion can we draw from 'no marriage in heaven'?
We talked about: How much of what Trump says is believable and does it matter? What limits on free speech should there be?
We talked about: Post Cruz election analysis. Applying 'Fate of Empires' to America. Is Christianity necessarily counter-culture? Is the concept of jury nullification a positive aspect of our legal system?
We talked about: How is our 'drive' to succeed defined? Is a UBI(Universal Base Income)a good idea? Was Martin Luther's actions rebellion? Does Canada allow provinces to secede?
We talked about: How honest should we be? Sports, games. Lying in a game context. Do the officials want to know when they are wrong?
We talked about: John 7-Jesus time has not yet come. The relationship of calamity, sin, and folly.
We talked about: Micro aggressions and offence. Drones Power Struggle.
We talked about: Who is the lesser of evils in this election? Which is more intimate, a hug or a kiss on the hand? The introduction scale: Glance<-------->Butt Grab -------->
We talked about: How stupid is Trump? Where are you on the Gullibility<------->Cynic scale? Is being disillusioned a good thing? How valuable is tradition?------->
We talked about: Your best joke. Election issues and personalities. Romance, mojo, attractiveness.
We talked about: Do extroverts tend to give their opinion unsolicited? Restaurant reviews. Movie reviews.
We talked about: Rubio vs Trump vs Clinton, who's the biggest slime ball?
We talked about: Politics, Gravity, Universes. What are the attributes of an unchanging state? Nevada results: Clinton 6, Sanders 3.
We talked about: Suggestion to graph Drones conversation on the Time X Coherence axis. The dynamics of business. Essay on math. Is math a construct? Jeff buys the 'Third Chair' for one year. What's courage? Can demonic forces read a Christian's mind?
We talked about: Assignments read. What is history? What is its value? Is it important that it's accurate? Did Christ reject Calvinism in the third temptation?
We talked about: If abortion were a criminal offense, who should be prosecuted? Is birth control wrong? What constitutes a 'quiver full'? Assignment for next Saturday: Apart from Christ's atonement, what is the most important lesson from history? Short explanation optional.
We talked about: As institutions grow do they become more liberal?
We talked about: Is FRB fraud? Which candidate is not lying? What is insanity?
We talked about: Late predictions read and box sealed. Essay on War read. What is Deja Vu? Retirement. Why does Al Gore have any credibility?
We talked about: Predictions for 2015 opened: James B-0, Gunn W-0, Drew N-1, Paul N-1, Evan W-1, Fred B-0, Lynn T-0, Jeff P-0, Frank C-1*, Roy K-1, Tim N-0, Dan S-0, John H-0, Mark K-0. Frank C declared Prophet Pro Temp by Evan on the strength of his prediction. New rule: Prophet Pro Temp serves at the pleasure of The Grandrone. What is terrorism? Was Hiroshima?
We talked about: Why do we speak differently in private than we do in public?
We talked about: Evangelical Universalism defined and discussed. Vote taken on hell: Eternal punishment-6, Punishment for a time-0, Annihilation-2.
We talked about: Kierkegaard and Christian existentialism. World affairs is driving Trump's popularity.
We talked about: Is homosexuality worse than drunkenness? Will Christians go through purgation after death? What is it?
We talked about: Artificial intelligence. What's the basic difference between robots and humans? Will robots ever be able to experience pain or pleasure? Which way is each of the Republican candidates trending?
We talked about: How important is belief in the Trinity in the Christian life? Must one believe that Christ is God to become a Christian?
We talked about: What is work? Is there a difference between labor and work? Does loving your neighbor fulfill the entire law?
We talked about: Why are we who we are? What makes us who we are? The Kardasian model. Boomer vs Millennial lifestyle. Where is the suicide window for each?
We talked about: How do we motivate workers? "Authority flows to those who take responsibility."
We talked about: Does order stifle spontaneity? What do the churches in Moscow equip the saints for?
We talked about: The polarizing of society over controversial issues. Does gun control result in fewer shooting deaths?
We talked about: Brides taking their husband's name. Is it Biblical? How much respect should we have for the Pope? Are incentives or commissions ethical?
We talked about: Is the nation state a necessity? What would replace it?
We talked about: Prosecuting the war on radical Islam. What is gambling? How extensive is it in our society? What is wrong with it? When does gambling become sin?
We talked about: The Kentucky county clerk's decision. Different circumstances, what would we do? Why did homosexuality pass polygamy on the acceptance scale? The odd intersection of Socialist and Libertarian ideals.
We talked about: Abortion issues. Should we want our leaders to be Christians?
We talked about: Is it all right to regret? Jeff grills the Calvinists. Can things ever be as they used to be after an extramarital affair?
We talked about: Chairman Evan. Authority of the church. Where does grace come from? Is the church necessary to get grace?
We talked about: Will low information voters decide the next election? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder or is it objective? Is seeing beauty on an equal experience level as being sick?
We talked about: The Planned Parenthood videos. Did Sanger say what's attributed to her? Will the upcoming Republican debate shuffle the candidate deck?
We talked about: Are Christian ethics influencing our society? Should they?
We talked about: Is there such a thing as intellectual property? Licensing: The government takes a right from you and sells it back to you. The next great leap in technology.
We talked about: Does a government become more liberal when it eliminates slavery from its society, or religion from its deliberations? Why are men attracted to women?
We talked about: Given the opportunity, what changes would we make to the Constitution? At what point do we give up money to maintain integrity?
We talked about: Tullian Tchividjian's problems. How does his theology inform his actions? Are justification and sanctification simultaneous in a Christian's life? Naturalist vs Positivist law. Is the United States in irreversible decline? 2-yes, 8-no.
We talked about: Is it wrong to kill an animal for pleasure? Bruce Jenner. Transgender vs Transracial.
We talked about: Tactics in resisting liberal creep. Can a church refuse a wedding request? What is the church?
We talked about: Shooting the neighbor's cat. What is our responsibility to a friend who joins Greek Orthodoxy? Where do wedding vows come from? Our favorite weddings.