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    [–] Completely new to Bow. and hunting. Looking for advice on how to get started greatwhitepeaches 16 points ago in bowhunting

    I'd second this and just add as some friendly advice, you might should tap the brakes u/NormalMacdonald with the "anyone can take an animal with a gun" attitude. Especially since you've never been hunting before. I hunt both archery and firearm seasons for various game, and while archery presents its own unique challenges, using any weapon (rifles, muzzleloaders, bows, etc.) to take an animal isn't a cakewalk. I'd get some experience before assuming any type of hunting will be a walk in the park.

    [–] Christian Redditors, what part of the Bible do you think is most often misquoted or misunderstood? greatwhitepeaches 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Is the insinuation that because I choose to be a Christian, I lack basic critical thinking skills?

    And I suppose that sentence was worded poorly. I didn't mean for that to read that I hope you yourself find worth and faith (that definitely sounds preachy/condescending), I meant that there are people out there that do read the Bible and they find worth and faith through reading it, and my hope would be that your interactions with them would be good ones.

    I'm sorry you've seen people use religion to justify doing bad things. I mean, speaking of groups like Westboro, it kills me to see them contort and twist scriptures in such an exaggerated way so they can justify their hatefulness. And then of course they're the ones getting all the media attention, not the unassuming Christians trying to do the things we're taught to do. But those that try and justify hate or bigotry or the like should be the outliers. And all I can do is hope that people don't let their observations of the outliers form their views of an entire religious group.

    [–] Can anyone help a foreign dude pick a CFB team to support? greatwhitepeaches 2 points ago in CFB

    Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior Geosus Collins?

    [–] Christian Redditors, what part of the Bible do you think is most often misquoted or misunderstood? greatwhitepeaches 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I think "completely open to interpretation" is an exaggeration. And if the Christians you've interacted with in your life are like those you've described in the second paragraph, I'm sorry because that's not how it's supposed to work. Christianity is not a "choose your own adventure" type of path.

    I don't think the existence of many denominations points to a situation where everyone just interprets scripture how they want. If you research, you'll find that denominations typically observe the finer points of Christianity in different ways, but the central tenets of faith remain steadfast throughout the denominations. Pointing to extremist groups like Westboro is a bit like pointing to ISIL as a way to invalidate the Koran. It's a problem with the people, not the text, and they're a fantastically small subset not representative of the large whole.

    And your statement that "of course, it's nothing more than fiction." means that most likely nothing I say will change your mind, but if you have the opportunity, I'd encourage you to spend some time with some people around you that do read the Bible and find worth and faith through it. I hope somewhere down the road you'll be pleasantly surprised with the kind of people you interact with.

    Edit: I hope I don't come off as snarky or condescending in any way, I say what I say in earnestness.

    [–] Christian Redditors, what part of the Bible do you think is most often misquoted or misunderstood? greatwhitepeaches 2 points ago in AskReddit

    For some things I agree, but a lot of Old Testament scripture is taken out of context. People pluck a random verse out and think it's a literal command for modern Christians to follow, without paying attention to the historical or societal context in which it was written and translated. It's not so much us picking and choosing what to believe, it's understanding how each individual text/work that makes up the Old Testament applies today and how relevant it really is.

    For example, you can find parts of the Old Testament that endorse an "eye for an eye" system of justice. But Jesus comes and in the New Testament he says that's not the way we're gonna do things anymore. So someone could pluck a verse out of Leviticus and ask "hey Christian why aren't you doing this 'eye for an eye' thing? Why are you picking and choosing what to follow?" and not understand the bigger picture of why we don't follow that today.

    [–] What's going on with Ellen Page and Chris Pratt being anti-LGBTQ? greatwhitepeaches 16 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Ah thanks. I grew up in the rural south so believe you and me I don't need much of an intro to what I see would be referred to as the evangelical denominations (mostly Baptist as you may expect). That's my frame of reference for the most part. The denominational churches that would be considered mainline are few and far between in rural Georgia.

    Edit: a word

    [–] What's going on with Ellen Page and Chris Pratt being anti-LGBTQ? greatwhitepeaches 22 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    You're gonna have to define what you mean by mainline Protestant because I'm in agreement with u/sleepdepriv3d in that that's definitely not the consensus agreement amongst Protestant churches (accepting same-sex marriage)

    [–] Falcons are releasing Matt Bryant greatwhitepeaches 22 points ago in falcons

    I know you meant "lay", but your current sentence unfortunately still works for us falcons fans 😭

    [–] 2019 4* RB Jamious Griffin commits to Georgia Tech greatwhitepeaches 26 points ago in CFB

    I mean when you can go up the road to UGA or Clemson where there's 60+ degree choices, it does make it tough for us. Plus a huge chunk of our 35 majors are engineering/other STEM fields, so that skews things further. There's a reason the vast majority of our players are business majors.

    [–] A few New Hunter questions greatwhitepeaches 1 points ago in Hunting

    Really? I've always seen reference to them in the context of northern states.

    [–] A few New Hunter questions greatwhitepeaches 3 points ago in Hunting

    Man I wish we had walleye down south. Heard they're really good. I've got some Michigan friends so maybe I should pay them a visit to do some fishing ha

    [–] A few New Hunter questions greatwhitepeaches 2 points ago in Hunting

    1. Heard good things about the Patriot. Remington has had some QC issues of late so I'm personally weary of their rifles at the moment. I'd second the Savage Axis and also the Ruger American as solid budget picks.

    2. So you don't need the fanciest camo, but the patterning is the slightly more important aspect of camo, not the colors, as long as you stay away from out-of-place colors like blues, purples, yellows, the ones deer can see more easily that they'd recognize as foreign to the forest. The idea is to break up your silhouette so you're not some big strange single color blob up in a tree. So I'd recommend some type of patterning if possible, but you don't need to drop tons of money on a big name brand.

    3. Good rule of thumb is that about 30% of the weight of a deer will come back in meat. So a 100 pounder would yield around 30 pounds of meat. I know that doesn't directly answer your question, but maybe it helps you get an idea of how many tags you'd need to fill to get an adequate amount of meat for each year and also how much you might need to supplement from the supermarket.

    [–] Update: Deondre Francois' girlfriend may have lied greatwhitepeaches 5 points ago in CFB

    Nah I should've worded that better. I think he's definitely gone. Just be curious to see who takes the chance on him

    [–] Update: Deondre Francois' girlfriend may have lied greatwhitepeaches 12 points ago in CFB

    Oh for sure. It'll just be interesting to see what suitors he has with this hanging over his head.

    [–] In the market for new rifle, $1,000 budget greatwhitepeaches 1 points ago in Hunting

    Yup, the Vanguard is what I've been looking at myself. Not the cheapest rifle ever but won't break the bank either. Lots of different options too. Best of luck to ya

    [–] In the market for new rifle, $1,000 budget greatwhitepeaches 6 points ago in Hunting

    Sounds like you've done your homework. I'm most familiar with Savage and Browning rifles (I take a Savage 111 with me for most deer hunting) and have had good experiences with both. Like you, I've seen lots of praise for Tikka, but haven't had the opportunity to test one out. I've also heard many good things regarding Weatherby, and your budget would certainly allow that, if you're so inclined. That's where I'm looking for my next rifle purchase.

    For caliber I've had good experience with .243, personally. Low recoil, easy to find, plenty ballistic capabilities. Definitely enough to take deer. My brother in law shoots 6.5CM and really enjoys it. The outdoor shop we go to has been singing that calibers praises recently.

    I'll also just toss in here that I've had really good experiences with Vortex's scopes, for what it's worth.

    This is all just one guy's opinion, but I hope you find what you're after!