UI redesign for konqueror settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by natas12 28 comments

I think one thing that would be helpful, at least for me, is to use small icons in the sidepane so that you don't have to scroll so much to see all the categories. - Feb 10 2004
KDETrayProxy

Utilities by Seli 10 comments

I thought this was a fd.o thing actually. If not it should be. - Feb 10 2004
KDETrayProxy

Utilities by Seli 10 comments

Actually it's not that simple. Docking doesn't work correctly with applications that pop up multiple windows (xmms), or applications that pop up one window and then another (like splash screens). - Feb 10 2004
By the Living Waters (Psalm 1)

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 7 comments

It's abstract and impressionistic. I like it. Couldn't have done it myself. - Feb 07 2004
Jeremiah 27:5

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 23 comments

The reason is probably that has a radical hate for religion of any type, not just the exclusionary. It is much different from an intellectual who objects to creedal dogma because of the shortcomings of religious systems. It is more like a primitive aversion stemming from some repetitive indoctrination or negative past experience. It's very similar to people who insist on persecuting homosexuals. I call it religophobia! - Feb 05 2004
Jeremiah 27:5

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 23 comments

Actually, this saying, although taken from the Jewish Scriptures, could apply to any almost any major religion, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or Deism. - Feb 05 2004
Jeremiah 27:5

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 23 comments

If you're are going to criticize somebody's work, please do it tastefully. Remember that thing mommy always used to say. - Feb 05 2004
Relax

Icon Sub-Sets by pirke 34 comments

These icons look really nice. Especially because they don't have the cliche MS Clipart look!! - Nov 29 2003
Rememberance

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 51 comments

You are referring to Epicurius' Dillemma: Does God command it because it is good, or is it good because God commands it? Actually, the contemporary theological view is neither. "Good" is inherent in God's nature, not something he sat down and decided.

But there's no real point of your arguing here. You are a five point Calvinist, who believes that the whole world is damned except for a few whom God has arbitrarily selected. So much for the omnibenevolent God. - Nov 25 2003
Rememberance

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 51 comments

"When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be punished; for the slave is his money." Ex. 21:20-21

Whose translation is this? According to the KJV, it is translated as follows:

"And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished. Notwithstanding, if he [the servant] continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money."

"Continue" probably means continue working. Furthermore, the NIV, which is not based on the 'censored' LXX, says the following:

"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property."

So your exegesis is not correct. You certainly have the right (and the knowledge) to criticize Christianity. However, please cite your sources, and don't jump to conclusions.







- Nov 25 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

"And finally, please do explain how... requiring others to offer evidence to support their claims, is a game?"

It isn't a game. What I refered to as a "game" was your requiring me to offer evidence for a claim I did not make, namely that the Slaughter of Innocents really occured.

"The historians who recorded history at the time of Christ, had little interest in recording facts of history...."

Eusebias didn't live "at the time of Christ". He wrote after the Council of Nicea, in the time of Constantine. - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

I so often hear of scientists who say that a denial of the theory of evolution is 'absurd.' But there are creationists, and some of them have doctorates in a field of science. Does that automatically mean that a belief in creationism is 'not absurd,' because some people subscribe to it?

Just because one person believes something doesn't mean that it is no longer absurd. There are people in the world right now who believe that adult-child sexual relationships can be beneficial and should be legalized. However, just because a few people believe this doesn't keep it from being absurd. If that were the case, then it would also be impossible for you to claim that Christianity is 'absurd,' as you implicitly have.

You can find scholarly support for just about any position you can dream up. But the majority of historians are not denying the existance of Jesus, or Mohammad, or Buddha. - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

"So Linuster, answer the rest of the post please.... Explain why there exists no archeological evidence for the slaughter of the innocents under Herod."

No, I won't play your game. Remember what I posted in reply to:

"Provide a piece of historical or archeological evidence that Jesus existed. Oh that's right. You can't. There is none."

Since that is an absurd statement, I felt I had to reply to it. But then, all of a sudden you imputed to me the belief that there is historical evidence for the "slaughter of innocents." You put words in my mouth.

Maybe you're right. Perhaps the "slaughter of innocents" never did occur. I don't claim to know of historical evidence regarding that. All I claimed to know is that Jesus EXISTED.

As for my reference to Pharoah and Herod: I was simply drawing an analogy. You accept the existance of the other characters that historians accept; therefore you should also accept the existance of Jesus (existance does not imply that he was a supernatural person). But you do not, or at least don't know what you believe, as the above quote demonstrates. - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

Since the site won't actually let me reply to timPLEZdrown527's followup to my prior posting, I will reply here.

timPLEZdrown527 has switched his thesis. At first he claimed that Jesus did not exist. I cite him below:

"Provide a piece of historical or archeological evidence that Jesus existed. Oh that's right. You can't. There is none."

That is what my post was addressing. Now, he is only attacking the events supposedly surrounding the existance of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel.

Also, where did I say that the Christian God was "my" God?

His criticism of the usage of "jealous" in relationship to God in the OT is classic and can be found on pratically any atheist website. Maybe the translation doesn't quite capture the idea, so let me commentate. If there really is an all-powerful God, and the people that he made are communing with idols instead of him, then you would expect him to be a little upset. That is why God is "jealous". - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

OK, but realize that when he said "there are no facts" he was satirizing me. - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

Bear in mind that Tim was setting the context of the poem. Without the context it doesn't have the same meaning.

True, the comments, not the wallpaper, probably do reinforce the stereotype of Muslums as "bad guys." However, the general population will always accept stereotypes anyway, because they never undertake that Socratean exercise of examining their own lives. For the rest of us, all it would take is a cursory reading of the Koran to know that, for the most part, it shares the same moral dicates of the Bible (mercy, repaying evil with good, etc). People all over the world share a basic moral code. For example, in Japan stealing is looked down upon. This is not because the Japanese honor the Ten Commandments, but because they honor the unwritten principles that preceeded the "Ten Commandments." Leading Christian theologians, like the Apostle Paul (c.f. Rom 2:14-15) and C.S. Lewis have always recognized this.

I am supplementing, not contradicting you. - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

And I suppose there is no evidence that Herod lived, or a Pharoah (because they're in the Bible), or that the Jews even existed.

Come on, get some education. No historian today disputes the fact that Jesus lived. What they dispute is whether or not the Gospels portray him accurately. Even Thomas Jefferson, a deist, believed the EXISTANCE of Jesus.

And the Bible is not entirely a 'religious myth.' Pick up a decent secular book on world civilization, and you will read that much of the Bible lines up with secular history. Historians only challenge its supernatural claims. - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

Both of you are misunderstanding what I said. Maybe you've never had an introductory course in philosophy. All I was saying is that it is impossible to be 100% sure of anything.

EXAMPLE

Argument: I have seen a site named www.kde-look.org. Therefore, the site must exist.

Refutation: It is possible that you are living inside the Matrix, and so nothing you actually see is real (this is what Descartes basically said).

Notice that I am talking about what is possible, not what is probable. With the DNA test, it is possible that someone planted false DNA at the crime scene. But this is improbable. That is why guilty verdicts in the U.S. are based on "probable cause".

I was trying to defend the real Tim, but he obviously didn't read my post carefully and took it to be "postmodern nonsense." - Nov 21 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

Actally, there is no neat separation between facts and opinions. Facts are just opinions in which people place more confidence. Descartes showed that the only thing one can really be sure of is his own existance. So what is 'fact' to you might be 'opinion' to someone else, and vice versa. People speak of opinions all the time as if they are facts (i.e., debates). So it makes no difference whether someone portrays something as a fact or an opinion. - Nov 20 2003
Fellowship of the Unashamed

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 83 comments

If anything Christianity was forced off, not on, this anonymous author, because Africa is a predominantly Muslem continent.

But pretending your point was valid. The man who 'forced' his religion on Africa did so only because his religion was 'forced' on him by his parents, whose religiont was 'forced' on them by European rulers, whose religion was 'forced' on them by the Roman Empire, whose religion was 'forced' on it by early Christians, whose religion was 'forced' on them by the apostle Paul. So he really isn't responsible for his actions now is he? - Nov 19 2003