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"Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami."
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"This sectional combination for the submersion of the Constitution, has been aided in some of the States by elevating to citizenship, persons who, by the supreme law of the land, are incapable of becoming citizens; and their votes have been used to inaugurate a new policy, hostile to the South, and destructive of its beliefs and safety."
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Although Santa Claus was originally based upon the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas, a patron saint of children, today Santa Claus is wholly secular. Some Christians object to him because he is secu...
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"If then clauses" it's a neuroendocrinological jargon, watch these lectures of Robert Sapolsky at Stanford University, not only lecture 1:
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I'd be more concerned about the mangier leaders inside the Capitol. 

Is this the same building that has the ten commandments in all they're granite glory?  

....  was the goddess liberty dressed up as Mary? 
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+TheGeekiestWoman On the contrary. The modern KKK will tell you the same thing. It's pretty common knowledge. Wikipedia is not involved.
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Moral values can differ from religion to religion, but there are common themes in religious moral systems which can be identified and criticized. There are flaws in most religious systems of morality and thus a basis for rejecting the idea that religion is necessary for moral values. Read More:
You can find flaws in anything or one that is of the world cause we are sin nature bound thanks to adam and eve so there is nothing perfect but to be christ like is our goal. Not every religion is based of works as you are getting at but in my religion once saved always saved you dont have to do good works to get into heaven maybe rewards yes thats a more accurate statement. But even when you ask christ into to your heart that sin nature well be there tell you leave this earth. Offends me people try and make most religions have flaws yes some to but i read the bible not some body else is version thrown together using a scripture here and there then throws there own litle belief or theories in there. Just think about it. Make you have facts instead of theories.

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+Joshua Nunes then you should have stayed in Europe.
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"All told, Christmas is mainly a public nuisance. People would be better of if they paid no attention to it."
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It's especially ironic since some of our Christmas traditions in fact conflict with the Bible (Jeremiah 10:1-4). Decorating trees didn't become part of the holiday in the US before the 1800s, due to influence from Britain where it had been introduced by Queen Victoria from Germany. Of course like you say it was originally pagan. That can be said of many such holiday traditions as a lot of people know.
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