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David Yonge-Mallo
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Attended University of Waterloo
Lived in Zürich


TIL "Doper" is Dutch for "baptist".

This was in Amsterdam, so "the Church of St. John the Doper" made me do a double take.
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David Yonge-Mallo

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Does an event still count as an "act of God" for insurance purposes if it was brought about as an answer to prayer? If what he claims is really true, he should be held financially responsible for the damage.
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Summary: Film portrayal of fictional event offends people who subscribe to a different variant of the fiction.
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They don't have the will-power to simply refrain from watching it?  LOL
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Both sides make some good points. Of course, since it's a debate format, they are forced to take opposite positions. It goes without saying that some immigrants of Muslim backgrounds will adopt and propagate liberal secular values, including back to their parent cultures, while some Muslims (both immigrants and converts) will spread fanaticism and violence. The question is what can Western societies do to encourage the former while preventing the latter?
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+Astrid Lakota that is okey for me. I honor your position and i believe you too to me... :)
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Step 1: Introduce McDonald's into China.
Step 2: Chinese soldiers become too big for their tanks and guns.

Well played, America.
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western food will do it, like it did to Japan & Korea. They're getting bigger and taller. Our bland tastes and body types taking over theirs.
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<Father Kostrzewa's attack on Lego is not the first time he has accused toys of harbouring evil. Hello Kitty and My Little Pony have also come under his scrutiny, with the latter being described as a "carrier of death".>
Father Slawomir Kostrzewa says toy company represents 'world of death' and that Zombie and Monster Fighter mini-figures can lead children 'to the dark side'
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Phfft ahahahaha! Everything is awesome! Everything is awesome when you are a tool of Satan!
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This is, in fact, a real thing and not an April Fool's joke, as one might presume.
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It's a little bit of both
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Note: The linked site is not actually made by a Christian, but by an atheist "satirist" (see: Poe's Law). "Jim Solouki" is the name of a character from Landover Baptist.

Do you think this goes too far? I think it's in rather bad taste. It pisses me off when the religious exploit tragedies, and I feel the same when atheists do it too.
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my feed is filled with  #prayformh370  shit both at facebook and G+
this would be funny if made maybe a week later
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Captain Picard has fallen on hard times.

(Okay, this doesn't have anything directly to do with Star Trek, but who doesn't love Patrick Stewart? Also, in the future, everyone's health care is provided by Starfleet Medical.)
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I saw that!!
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Did anyone else catch the shout-out to Don Knuth at the Oscars? (at 2:22)

Sci-Tech Awards: Matt Pharr, Greg Humphreys and Pat Hanrahan
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This is my personal account and any posts or comments I make using it reflect my own opinion, and do not represent my employer or anyone else.

I speak English, 廣東話, فارسی, and  , and can read Pāḷi, संस्कृत, and a smattering of other languages.

I have graduate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. I'm also a dropout from school. Yes, it's possible to have graduate degrees and still be a dropout. That's just how awesome I am.

I used to teach logic and I'm writing a book on it.  I try very hard not to argue with people online (what's that saying again about wrestling with pigs?), but if you argue with me, I claim the right to use your argument as a textbook example of poor reasoning. 

My view of religion is an academic one which is purely evidence-based. What I know about religion, I learned from university professors and textbooks used in university courses. Most popular books on religion (both apologetics literature and anti-religious screeds) are full of factual and logical errors. If your view of religion differs from mine, instead of wasting your time trying to convert me, I suggest you write up your findings and get it published in a peer-reviewed academic journal in religious studies. Otherwise, I'm going to stick with the evidence as reviewed and interpreted by professional experts.

"There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear." -- Daniel C. Dennett, personal communication
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