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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 12, 2007 12:38      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Teen Girl Dies After Alleged Dispute Over Hijab

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 12, 2007 13:07      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steen _____________________- I would comment but I don't want to be misquoted.

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Icon 9 posted December 12, 2007 13:09      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
yeah this is sad. To be fair, so far it is just speculation over the Hijab aspect of this case, at least according to the new report I saw last night.
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Icon 1 posted December 12, 2007 13:10      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Great...just fantastic.

Personally, the piece of news that bothers me most of late is Shrub's reaction to the Iran news. Both of these individuals (W & this father) show a fantastic breakaway from reality and common sense...and are taking innocent lives by their actions.

Joy.

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Icon 1 posted December 12, 2007 22:36      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sad, really sad.

Just goes to show, you can't trust them religious extremists.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2007 08:17      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Y'know... there's a -reason- I don't worship someone else's imaginary friend and do whatever it's claimed that he said.

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Icon 1 posted December 13, 2007 10:59      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Y'know, I'm not as anti-religion as a lot of my fellow angry atheists, but the child-abuse that's so often carried out in the name of god(s) makes me physically ill. Consenting adults can kill each other over superficial differences in dogma all they like, but let's leave the children out of this.

This flame-war is not win. We need some appologists in here, STAT.

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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2007 11:31      Profile for chromatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ScholasticSpastic:
... the child-abuse that's so often carried out in the name of god(s) makes me physically ill.

This flame-war is not win. We need some appologists in here, STAT.

I'm not feeling it today, but here's a try:

You really ought to feel sick about child-abuse in general, you insensitive clod!

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 14, 2007 12:19      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ScholasticSpastic:
This flame-war is not win. We need some appologists in here, STAT.

We could invite ASM along, he'd accuse us of being apologists. [shake head]

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Cap'n Vic

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by ScholasticSpastic:
This flame-war is not win. We need some appologists in here, STAT.

We could invite ASM along, he'd accuse us of being apologists. [shake head]
Are you saying Saddam shouldn't have been removed?

America hater.

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ASM65816
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Icon 5 posted December 15, 2007 16:39      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
December 14, 2007 12:19
We could invite ASM along.....

Ok ... maybe this will get some flames going (once someone takes a position).

Should people practice their religion today ... in the way their religion was practiced a thousand years ago?

Some things to think about:
  • Criminal and civil laws treat children differently from adults.
  • If "god's law" is "unchanging" -- was all of the "the law" given to men who lived in fear and superstition also meant for those who have risen above superstition and fear?
      Note: By "all" -- I'm referring to stuff like "don't eat ____" or "don't drink ____" or similar social customs.


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Icon 1 posted December 15, 2007 20:33      Profile for ScholasticSpastic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ASM65816:
quote:
December 14, 2007 12:19
We could invite ASM along.....

Ok ... maybe this will get some flames going (once someone takes a position).

Should people practice their religion today ... in the way their religion was practiced a thousand years ago?

Some things to think about:
  • Criminal and civil laws treat children differently from adults.
  • If "god's law" is "unchanging" -- was all of the "the law" given to men who lived in fear and superstition also meant for those who have risen above superstition and fear?
      Note: By "all" -- I'm referring to stuff like "don't eat ____" or "don't drink ____" or similar social customs.

What? I'm offended by the crappy job you've done being offensive and inflammatory. That was practically reasonable and I'll have none of it! You go off by yourself now and don't come back until you're ready to say that you're sorry for failing to behave in a way that would warrant an apology.

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ASM65816
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Icon 1 posted December 15, 2007 20:56      Profile for ASM65816   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
December 15, 2007 20:33
What? I'm offended by the crappy job you've done....

But you are offended.
    (Reverse-Flame-Psychology -- yet another insidious plot bringing chaos to the world.)

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 15, 2007 23:44      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
ASM honey, I apologize.
Can we kiss and make up now?

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