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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:18 PM
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Anyone watching the Daily Show?
Their doing a story on a Methodist church in Virgina allowing Muslims to use a room for prayers, I'll admit I'm not the biggest fan of organized religion, but if all religions could cooperate like this things would be a lot better.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:26 PM
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:52 PM
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4. truly sorry you feel that way
it doesn't help
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:58 PM
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6. I was wondering why they'd need a room, too. They could use any of their houses.
But then I saw your insult to their beliefs....so you lost me there.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:05 PM
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9. Your intolerance is telling...
and it does not tell a very pleasant story of who you are. :eyes:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:28 PM
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2. It's nice of the church to do that.
I'm not sure how the bible would view it, but I think it's very generous.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:48 PM
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3. That is the only way to roll if you are truly religious.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 10:54 PM
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5. I think there is a place for church
in the 21st century... as a community support sysytem and meeting place... if people would just understand history and mythology and take the time to know where the story comes from... tall order, I know!
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:03 PM
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7. and I think the tax exemptions should go, right along with oil companies' tax exemptions.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:11 PM
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11. surely
room for discussion... many non-profits are tax-exempt... churches as businesses (and make no mistake, they are BIG Business!) need to pay taxes
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:53 PM
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13. I think it would depend on the individual church.
Edited on Fri May-06-11 12:01 AM by white_wolf
Mega-churches are big business for sure, smaller churches I'm not so sure about. I do think we should tax the organizations, if not the individual churches. Believe me, I'm for taxing the Southern Baptist Convention to death, I have major issues with them. Also, the Catholic diocese should probably be taxed, if not the individual parishes which can be small. Here is one of the reasons we should tax the SBC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics_%26_Religious_Liberty_Commission
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:05 PM
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8. methodists are like that though. very accepting of people. other religions say it is the lazy
religion cause they are not hard ass enough.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:08 PM
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10. It's always best when the folks who are quickest to start wars because they just
don't think the 'others' are human treat each other as human beings, even though I think they are all delusional fuckers.
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 11:51 PM
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12. I have serious doubts about the role of religion in recent wars.
Granted it is a tool used to manipulate people into war, but the root causes go far beyond religion.
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