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    Even then, Jesus gave advice on how to treat...

    Even then, Jesus gave advice on how to treat slaves.
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    Poll: First, no where did I say this was the best NBA...

    First, no where did I say this was the best NBA ever. I said this was the end of the evolution, you have extrapolated that to mean superior, not me.

    Second, No one here is saying players couldnít...
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    Seems like something thatís impossible to...

    Seems like something thatís impossible to quantify, though if weíre trying, Iíd argue Christianity has also done more good than Islam as well.
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    But in the system youíre describing, the people...

    But in the system youíre describing, the people you are talking about are still owned by someone else right?
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    I know Iíve been out of this convo for awhile......

    I know Iíve been out of this convo for awhile... but are you claiming itís not slavery if they have rights?

    Because the ownership of another human being is what makes it slavery, not the...
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    But every type of slavery reduces people to...

    But every type of slavery reduces people to property. That is the definition.
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    ^ to piggyback, I live south of Seattle and I...

    ^ to piggyback, I live south of Seattle and I paid $400,000 for my house. $90,000 buys you a cardboard box or a tough shed in Seattle.
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    No, I am not programmed to think whips and...

    No, I am not programmed to think whips and plantations, I think of the actual ownership of another human being.

    The barbarity isnít what makes slavery abhorrent, it only makes it more abhorrent....
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    Oh, Iím aware of them. Iím asking Joey if he...

    Oh, Iím aware of them. Iím asking Joey if he believes they are part of the middle ground since he did not mention anything about them in his response.
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    Didnít back him up, I wasnít even responding to...

    Didnít back him up, I wasnít even responding to criticism of him or his point. Your entire post I responded to was expressing incredulity at Islamic rules for slavery as if Christianity doesnít also...
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    With no additional rules or protections for...

    With no additional rules or protections for either party?

    Thatís actually the extreme, not the middle ground.
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    I mean, The Bible and Jesus had rules on how to...

    I mean, The Bible and Jesus had rules on how to treat your slaves.
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    Imagine there being a middle ground between not...

    Imagine there being a middle ground between not being able to make a profit and no rules governing rental agreements...
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    If Gary Trent Jr is for real thereís no reason to...

    If Gary Trent Jr is for real thereís no reason to blow the team up.

    The Blazers will start Lillard - CJ - Trent Jr - Z. Collins - Nurkic next year
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    Poll: Because itís the end result of the leagues...

    Because itís the end result of the leagues evolution. For the same reason we donít go ďsure Tom Brady is a good QB now, but he would suck before the forward pass is invented so he canít be the bestĒ...
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    Poll: Why do people assume if someone posts a single...

    Why do people assume if someone posts a single stat to bolster their argument that means they are ONLY using that stat to formulate their argument?

    What a garbage assumption
  17. Virtually every ďillegalĒ gun in the US was...

    Virtually every ďillegalĒ gun in the US was legally purchased. The solution to this is to track the guns. That way we know who buys them legally and sells them illegally.
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    Well they actually do have data on how often...

    Well they actually do have data on how often players are double teamed:
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    In the post below this you called the NBA WWE...

    In the post below this you called the NBA WWE Basketball, and when I asked you to name a single thing about todayís NBA better than the 89ís/90ís you did not. So yes, you think the modern NBA Sucks
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    Actually, they do have stats that measure those...

    Actually, they do have stats that measure those (obviously they are not perfect). I think the problem is you simply donít know how far basketball statistics have come.

    I also disagree on you...
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    Arenít we all the same? Why treat these people...

    Arenít we all the same? Why treat these people differently?

    Just curious.
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    And everyone knows if a school age child gets...

    And everyone knows if a school age child gets Covid itís impossible to transmit that disease to teachers, faculty, parents, grandparents, etc.
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    If you help a little old lady across the street...

    If you help a little old lady across the street but not a young, fit dude across that same street, you donít believe in equality.
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    I just found out from PSK that NYK told him he...

    I just found out from PSK that NYK told him he doesnít even watch basketball anymore. So the guy who preaches about the eye test doesnít even use it :laugh2:
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    Thereís no one stat that is going to definitively...

    Thereís no one stat that is going to definitively state a player is superior to another, the fact you keep harping on that as an excuse to dismiss all statistics and the value they can bring,...
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