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This is ridiculous. This Bridgite person is merely grandstanding by beating a +Mychael Strawman to death with a righteousness stick. What makes that ridiculous is it had nothing to do with her question. Her question was about fighting an ideology with an ideology. That topic went unaddressed. #Lame
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+Jeffrey Bradt I think what she means by "irrelevant" is that the Quran sanctions the "radical" elements, who actually aren't radical at all - they are the ones obeying the Quran, not the peaceful ones.  As a result, the peaceful ones have no power over the "radicals", so the radicals continue without resistance.  Therefore, the peaceful ones are irrelevant.  I agree with you - the whole mess just promotes violence and we need a better way.
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Been off here for a long time. Everything was going well till I got laid off from my job. Its weird that you have less spare time without a job than you had with one. Maybe it's just me. I hope to be keeping up with things from now on. 
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An interesting survey link for the believers out there,
it tries to summarize if you should stay faithful or find more appropriate things to do with your time.
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Interesting service, if you are secular or, secular friendly, you might want to have a peek.
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Next time somebody pulls out the #Bible  to bag on #Homosexuality  as an abomination according to #Leviticus  18:22, please ask them to clarify the following for you:

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess #Slaves  , both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of #Menstrual   uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the #Lord  - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the #Sabbath  . #Exodus  35:2 clearly states he should be put to #Death  . Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating #Shellfish  is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of #Abomination  ?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

P.S. It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a  #Canadian  
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Yeah, we have a lot of human trafficking out here in the midwest, and it's hardly talked about.   Very sad. 
Depending on how some interpret the bible, the New Testament talks about Jesus fulfilling the law so that Christians don't have to obey it to get saved from the psycho god in the sky.  I studied the Bible very extensively until about 1985, where I had read it enough to know it was a con job, so I quit.  It was a waste of my time in that I could have gotten a phd in some field.  But the upside is that I will never be suckered into it like a lot of old people do when they get thinking they're close to death.
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Thanks Charlie & friends.
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I want to say f'king awesome to capture the level of satisfaction I received from watching this video, but that would be vulgar. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for taking the time to make such a detailed, and entertaining video. 
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what's fasterixcking?
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Call for opinions... 
...suggests stealing from religions to improve the world of atheism.
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If you need a visual aid for finding the #CFI  entrance, have a look at these pictures. #CenterForInquiry   #Amherst   #NY   #Recovering   #Religion  
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+James Arnold I tried to make it easy to see with the pictures, but the road curves with the signs on the inside of the turn, and the signs are parallel to the road. The way traffic is on that side, you are looking at the other motorists, and can easily miss the sign if you were never there before. 
 
...or were you being sarcastic, and I couldn't tell... <he asked with a grin>
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Anybody #Doubt  their #Religion ? I have a safe place for you to remain #Anonymous  while discussing your sensitive ideas about your #Faith . You should know you are not alone.   

Ask me about joining our private #RecoveringFromReligion  group. It's like Vegas; what's said there stay's there. Well unless you delete it, then it's gone. 

This group is for the local area of #Williamsville  and Western NY, but on the Internet, we are all neighbors. 
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Ideas from a visitor to our meeting.
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