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Alnobia RMB

WA Delegate: The Republic of Potato Valley Region (elected )

Founder: The Easter Egg Hunting Nation of Hfhbsd (non-executive)

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Welcome to Alnobia!
Everyone is welcome, unless you are a raider

> BLACK LIVES MATTER! <

Philosopher of the Day
St. Augustine, widely regarded as the first Christian theologian. He wrote the book City of God.


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Move to Alnobia today! We're a welcoming and active region, for Plants, Animals, and Fungi alike!
(We do welcome Prokaryotes, Protists, Non life forms, Silicon based life forms if they exist, proto-cells, and any other things we forgot to mention too!)

Embassy note: We collect embassies, and welcome them from almost everyone! Raiders and fascists not included, no exemptions.



Regional News:
- Please go work on your RP applications!
- A bunch of stuff has passed



Embassies: The Embassy, Seblaria, TerraLink Constellation, Lesser Catopia, The Amethyst Accord, Seblaria Minor, Sulavian Card Farming Complex, Greater Catopia, United Christian Empires of the West, Pangurstan, Codex Ylvus, The Slide Countries, United States of America, The Bar on the corner of every region, Gypsy Lands, Bus Stop, and 57 others.Hollow Point, Aircraft Manufacturers, The Great Universe, Arconian Empire, 1980s America, Fredonia, Dispatchia, The NewsStand, Chicken overlords, Neo Asia, The Vincence Kingdom, Anti Fairy Pact, World Alliance of Deruuu, Christmas, Embassies Embassies Embassies, Old Spirit, SAL si PUEDES, Ancient Lands, Train Station, Grand Duchy of Scandinavia, Regionless, Kerbin, Cheddar, The Cult of PCHS, Ocean, Ivory Tower, Old Zealand, Finlandia, The putnan empire of nations, Click Here, Polandball, Debateserv, MilitaryWorld, RAMS, Krillin, The Great and Mighty Region of Morshu, Reality, Laraniem, Liberty Democratic Alliance, The Wooloo Pact, THE RANDOM REGION 2 ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, Lorania, The lemon hub, Lardyland, Save Our Planet, The Nationstates Senate, DO WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT, First World Order, PVR Alnobian Polling Region, Pacifists and Warlords, Astran Alnobian Polling Region, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 0000, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, Just relax, Prairie, and Strawberry Hill.

The embassy with The Vincence Kingdom is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

Construction of embassies with One big Island has commenced. Completion expected .

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Alnobia contains 26 nations, the 599th most in the world.

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The Most Politically Free in Alnobia

These nations allow citizens the greatest amount of freedom to select their own government.

As a region, Alnobia is ranked 6,539th in the world for Most Politically Free.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Socialist Republic of PangurstanLeft-wing Utopia“Libertť, …galitť, Fraternitť”
2.The NešltÍrh of The PanlannerkalisiangLiberal Democratic Socialists“Nous Endurerons et je vais jeter ma chaussure ŗ toi”
3.The M‚jahldŁrŁch of NebelungLiberal Democratic Socialists“Paix et …tendue”
4.The Republic of Feline States of Silvestria and CatopiaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Du peuple, par le peuple, et pour le peuple”
5.The Propellant Depots of RefuelStationsLeft-wing Utopia“HSA is awesome!”
6.The Easter Egg Hunting Nation of HfhbsdLeft-wing Utopia“Moo”
7.The Republic of Potato Valley RegionLiberal Democratic Socialists“Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Potatoes!”
8.The Dragonkitten Guardians of New EberronCivil Rights Lovefest“Sometimes food is cooked, and then it is hot!”
9.The Wave Surfing Republic of HelbenLiberal Democratic Socialists“Let's go and surf the waves!”
10.The Democratic Republic of Alnobia AmbassadorLeft-wing Utopia“The official ambassador of Alnobia”
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Potato Valley Region wrote:Odd telegram I received from DiRito-Opolis:

Greetings World Assembly Delegates!

Before you dismiss this, this is in fact not a voting recommendation! This telegram is to formally invite you and your regionmates to an NS-wide wrestling tournament hosted by the Augustin Alliance, entitled ďF in the ChatĒ. I opened the signup forms to Discord users in a few regions and at present we have quite a few signups, but we could always use more!

Put your nation name down to represent an athlete, watch him or her go all the way, and gain bragging rights! The winning nation will also get a few surprises!

You can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd1YeFZoqJZLiYAUO0kMbFJnBSrEY-LjZBjxRUrdoEvlLh-A/viewform

Here are some vignettes:
https://imgur.com/a/ilW9l1B
https://imgur.com/a/uZliaVc

Please note that spots are limited!

Looks pretty simple, nations bet on IRL wrestling league and someone wins.

Philosopher of the day has not been updated? If someone (Yankeedomland) doesn't update it, should we keep it?

Potato Valley Region wrote:Philosopher of the day has not been updated? If someone (Yankeedomland) doesn't update it, should we keep it?

Done.

Post self-deleted by Yankeedomland.

Necropolis 2 wrote:Done.

Thanks for filling in my shift.

Hey there! Iím Berry World, Founder of Strawberry Hill. Thanks so much for establishing embassies with us!

Unfortunately we are undergoing a period of inactivity and is a memorial region. We donít currently offer much to do, but feel free to explore our regional history or chat with us! For more info, please check out our WFE.

Youíre more than welcome to join our regional Discord server: https://discord.gg/a7Nma95

Thanks again, and enjoy some complimentary strawberries! 🍓

Berry World wrote:Hey there! Iím Berry World, Founder of Strawberry Hill. Thanks so much for establishing embassies with us!

Unfortunately we are undergoing a period of inactivity and is a memorial region. We donít currently offer much to do, but feel free to explore our regional history or chat with us! For more info, please check out our WFE.

Youíre more than welcome to join our regional Discord server: https://discord.gg/a7Nma95

Thanks again, and enjoy some complimentary strawberries! 🍓

Hello, and thank you for the strawberries!

Northern Astra wrote:I have read most of the Bible.

I don't think that "the crackpots" are the only ones deserving criticism, when people worship both a god and a book in which the god encourages genocide (Deuteronomy 7:2), it says that women should be ruled by men (old testament: Genesis 3:16; new testament: 1 Timothy 2:11-14), allows slavery (old testament: Leviticus 25:44-46; new testament: Ephesians 6:5*), etc.

*This is either translated as "servant" or "slave," as you can see at https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Ephesians%206:5

Alright, I donít want to revive the debate, but I do have a new response to this argument:

The problem with looking at the Bible this way is that it completely ignores Christian theology and the living progression of the Bible. The entire purpose is that all of the genocide, bloodshed, and murder that the Israelites committed in the name of God wasnít actually committed by God himself. But God, in his ever loving grace, was willing to go so low as to bear the crimes the Israelites committed in his name, because he loved them so much. And when the time was right, Jesus came to earth, and he showed the ancient Jews that God was not about the hate and murder, but about love and acceptance. Jesus came as a new covenant, and his death at the cross signaled the end of the old covenant with all its murder and hate, and the beginning of the new covenant, with love and peace.

The cross, just like the Bible, is where humans and God meet. At the cross, God stooped down low to take on the appearance of our sin and appear as a bloody criminal. At the cross, we took the nails and murdered an innocent man, putting our sin onto God. In the Bible, God stooped down low to take on the appearance of our sin and appear as a bloody criminal. In the Bible, we took the pen and described God that way, putting our sin onto God. God acted towards us and we acted towards God. This is true of the cross and it is true of the Bible.

We can either continue seeing the horribly evil portraits of God in the Old Testament in the same way that the Romans and the Jews saw Jesus on the cross, or we can see what is really going on behind the scenes. If we can fully trust in the revelation of God revealed in Jesus on the cross then the ignorant ways that the ancient Israelites sometimes described God will become obvious. But if we refuse to fully trust that Jesus is the full and complete representation of God then we will continue to read the Old Testament like the ancient Romans and Jewish priests, who put the creator of the universe to death. Donít settle for fragments and glimpses of the truth, instead, put all your trust in Jesus, who perfectly shows us what God actually looks likeónonviolent, self-sacrificial, enemy-love. A God who loves his children and who wants peace. Dare to believe that God really is as beautiful as the cross reveals him to be.

https://www.rivalnations.org/god-looks-like/

Yankeedomland wrote:Alright, I donít want to revive the debate, but I do have a new response to this argument:

The problem with looking at the Bible this way is that it completely ignores Christian theology and the living progression of the Bible. The entire purpose is that all of the genocide, bloodshed, and murder that the Israelites committed in the name of God wasnít actually committed by God himself. But God, in his ever loving grace, was willing to go so low as to bear the crimes the Israelites committed in his name, because he loved them so much. And when the time was right, Jesus came to earth, and he showed the ancient Jews that God was not about the hate and murder, but about love and acceptance. Jesus came as a new covenant, and his death at the cross signaled the end of the old covenant with all its murder and hate, and the beginning of the new covenant, with love and peace.

The cross, just like the Bible, is where humans and God meet. At the cross, God stooped down low to take on the appearance of our sin and appear as a bloody criminal. At the cross, we took the nails and murdered an innocent man, putting our sin onto God. In the Bible, God stooped down low to take on the appearance of our sin and appear as a bloody criminal. In the Bible, we took the pen and described God that way, putting our sin onto God. God acted towards us and we acted towards God. This is true of the cross and it is true of the Bible.

We can either continue seeing the horribly evil portraits of God in the Old Testament in the same way that the Romans and the Jews saw Jesus on the cross, or we can see what is really going on behind the scenes. If we can fully trust in the revelation of God revealed in Jesus on the cross then the ignorant ways that the ancient Israelites sometimes described God will become obvious. But if we refuse to fully trust that Jesus is the full and complete representation of God then we will continue to read the Old Testament like the ancient Romans and Jewish priests, who put the creator of the universe to death. Donít settle for fragments and glimpses of the truth, instead, put all your trust in Jesus, who perfectly shows us what God actually looks likeónonviolent, self-sacrificial, enemy-love. A God who loves his children and who wants peace. Dare to believe that God really is as beautiful as the cross reveals him to be.

https://www.rivalnations.org/god-looks-like/

That is, in fact, quite a nice argument, and I don't plan to attack it. I read the article at the bottom, but I still have a clarifying question: are the authors of the Gospel then inherently reliable, because they have seen the divine? Or is the Gospel just more reliable, but still not perfect? The reason I'm asking is because the argument rests of the idea of Jesus, and Jesus is only known through the Gospel.
It's almost a shame that I am incapable of believing in gods. (I understand intellectually that people have religious experiences, but believing in something omnipotent just seems viscerally wrong.)

Northern Astra wrote:That is, in fact, quite a nice argument, and I don't plan to attack it. I read the article at the bottom, but I still have a clarifying question: are the authors of the Gospel then inherently reliable, because they have seen the divine? Or is the Gospel just more reliable, but still not perfect? The reason I'm asking is because the argument rests of the idea of Jesus, and Jesus is only known through the Gospel.
It's almost a shame that I am incapable of believing in gods. (I understand intellectually that people have religious experiences, but believing in something omnipotent just seems viscerally wrong.)

1) The writers of the Gospel are not themselves perfect. They are not even known. The reason we can rely on the Gospels for their accounts of Jesus is because we can cross check it with Jewish, Roman, and Syrian historical documents (like the works of Jewish historian Josephus) and determine their accuracy. In fact, the Gospels and the New Testament have a 97% cross-checked accuracy rate, meaning the people, settings, and beliefs correspond with that of regional historical and archeological documents.

2) You should understand that Christians view it in the opposite way, we are incapable of not believing in God, because we see a teleological universe. To us, the existence of prevalent structures (such as the Quantum Field or general relativity) as well as the facts of contingent beings reveal the existence of God. For me personally, math does this very well. How could abstract values have such total absolutality across the entire universe without being warped? How could abstract values govern every relationship between every physical body, or even between neural centers without themselves being materially existent? How can we have built-in knowledge of mathematical relationships that do not have to be revealed via empirical methods? And most importantly, how could such a vast system governed by abstract values arise from pure chaos and the void of nothingness? Iíll just say, God is a mathematician.

I also think the cosmological models of the universe point to a universal beginning of the universe, and that combined with the Leibniz Contingency Argument for Godís existence give me a pretty good idea of whether God exists or not.

Ya know, the common atheist argument is that God is just superstition, but the atheist conception of God is wrong, especially in this context. God is not a magical being who make things happen with the flick of a wrist or some fairy godfather who helps you with everything. God is more like a mechanic, working on a very detailed and structured machine, and who is revealed to us through the harmonies and intricate structure of that machine.

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