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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:36 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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Satan failed to tempt Jesus.
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I blame the DNA drug verdicts on all those baggies we licked to close. The Zip should be recognized as a true hero.
Baggie betrayed Druggie.
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Vrede too wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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Satan failed to tempt Jesus.
Squigbo begat Ziploc
Ziploc betrayed Baggie.
I blame the DNA drug verdicts on all those baggies we licked to close. The Zip should be recognized as a true hero.
Baggie betrayed Druggie.
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Re: The Religion Thread

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Actually, Satan did indeed "tempt" Jesus, but Jesus did not succumb to the temptation. Thus the name of the myth "The Temptation of Christ" and not the "Attempted..." Not that it matters. Assuming God to be all-powerful, all-knowing, and always "has a Plan,' then the whole situation was rigged from the start.
Satan knows his time is short.
Same as you and me
Heaven or Hell, now you're getting the message.
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Re: The Religion Thread

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Bad Baggie
Not all of them. ;) 8-)
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Re: The Religion Thread

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Here's a good one; I feel it belongs in this religion thread. Lots of people are figuring on storming the secret Area 51 site to find out just what's going on there.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hundred ... 11786.html

I feel this is a momentous occasion and that Bob Dylan should rewrite the old Highway 61 song in honor of it, like this:
God said to Abraham "kill me a son."
Abe said "man, you must be puttin' me on."
God said "no."
Abe said "what?"
God said "you can do what you want Abe, but the next time you see me comin' you better run."
Well, Abe said "where you want this killin' done?"
God said "out at Area 51."
3M have signed up now :lol: . Those AF warnings are working great.
There's a Warning for the Thousands Who Signed Up to 'Storm Loch Ness' Because 'Nessie Can't Hide From Us All'

As the world—and the U.S. military—waits to see if any of the nearly two million people who signed up on Facebook for the Area 51 raid actually show up to invade the military installation to hunt for aliens, the viral story seems to have inspired a similar event overseas. This time, though, they aren’t on the hunt for extraterrestrial life hidden by the government, but for the Loch Ness monster.

Over 19,000 people have signed up to “Storm Loch Ness” on Facebook, saying that “Nessie can’t hide from us all” and that “The time is now for us to find dat big boi”. Another 40,000 say they are “interested” in the event scheduled to take place on September 21st.

The volunteer Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crew who monitors Loch Ness really hopes that no one actually shows up, according to the BBC, as they don’t have the resources of the U.S. military, which is fully prepared to fend off any jokester planning to actually storm Area 51.

The RNLI spokeswoman reminded anyone considering an invasion that Loch Ness is chilly, with an average temperature of just six degrees Celsius (42 Fahrenheit) and “that conditions [can] deteriorate quickly on the loch” making rescue a challenge, especially if 19,000 people actually show up to hunt for the Loch Ness monster. While their lifeboats are big, they aren’t that big....
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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:15 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:38 am
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:43 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Here's a good one; I feel it belongs in this religion thread. Lots of people are figuring on storming the secret Area 51 site to find out just what's going on there.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hundred ... 11786.html

I feel this is a momentous occasion and that Bob Dylan should rewrite the old Highway 61 song in honor of it, like this:
God said to Abraham "kill me a son."
Abe said "man, you must be puttin' me on."
God said "no."
Abe said "what?"
God said "you can do what you want Abe, but the next time you see me comin' you better run."
Well, Abe said "where you want this killin' done?"
God said "out at Area 51."
3M have signed up now :lol: . Those AF warnings are working great.
There's a Warning for the Thousands Who Signed Up to 'Storm Loch Ness' Because 'Nessie Can't Hide From Us All'

As the world—and the U.S. military—waits to see if any of the nearly two million people who signed up on Facebook for the Area 51 raid actually show up to invade the military installation to hunt for aliens, the viral story seems to have inspired a similar event overseas. This time, though, they aren’t on the hunt for extraterrestrial life hidden by the government, but for the Loch Ness monster.

Over 19,000 people have signed up to “Storm Loch Ness” on Facebook, saying that “Nessie can’t hide from us all” and that “The time is now for us to find dat big boi”. Another 40,000 say they are “interested” in the event scheduled to take place on September 21st.

The volunteer Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crew who monitors Loch Ness really hopes that no one actually shows up, according to the BBC, as they don’t have the resources of the U.S. military, which is fully prepared to fend off any jokester planning to actually storm Area 51.

The RNLI spokeswoman reminded anyone considering an invasion that Loch Ness is chilly, with an average temperature of just six degrees Celsius (42 Fahrenheit) and “that conditions [can] deteriorate quickly on the loch” making rescue a challenge, especially if 19,000 people actually show up to hunt for the Loch Ness monster. While their lifeboats are big, they aren’t that big....


you too can grow this story by plotting your travel on Google Maps


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Re: The Religion Thread

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Planning ahead billy, take along your baggie, tell us all about your trip when you return.
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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:14 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:15 pm
you too can grow this story by plotting your travel on Google Maps

pass it on
We could start a DC IRS action to find 45SHOLE's taxes. They can't stop all of us.
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Re: The Religion Thread

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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:14 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:15 pm
you too can grow this story by plotting your travel on Google Maps

pass it on
We could start a DC IRS action to find 45SHOLE's taxes. They can't stop all of us.
Might be more promising to storm the regional IRS office that NY tax returns are sent to. It's probably less secure. As for religion, today I drank three gallons of holy water and ate a shitload of holy crackers. So far, nothing.

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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:31 pm

This priest has cashed his holy check and is slated for certain death and utter doom. This is not a result of god's will but something else.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/priest- ... 52420.html

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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by O Really » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:03 pm

Interesting article from 538 about a Pew Research poll regarding what Americans know about religions. Bottom line - past the basics, not much. But not surprising:

"Some groups answered more questions correctly than others. On average, respondents answered 14 of the 32 questions correctly. But people who are Jewish (19 correct responses on average), atheist (18) and agnostic (17) scored the best."

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wh ... they-dont/

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Re: The Religion Thread

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O Really wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Interesting article from 538 about a Pew Research poll regarding what Americans know about religions. Bottom line - past the basics, not much. But not surprising:

"Some groups answered more questions correctly than others. On average, respondents answered 14 of the 32 questions correctly. But people who are Jewish (19 correct responses on average), atheist (18) and agnostic (17) scored the best."

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wh ... they-dont/
What Americans Know About Religion
U.S. adults generally can answer basic questions about the Bible and Christianity, but are less familiar with other world religions


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Looking only at questions about the Bible and Christianity, evangelical Protestants give the highest number of right answers (9.3 out of 14, on average). Atheists and Mormons are among the next highest performers, getting an average of 8.6 and 8.5 questions right, respectively. Atheists and agnostics do about as well on questions about the Bible and Christianity as do Christians overall.

Jews are the top performers on questions about other world religions, getting 7.7 questions right, on average, out of 13 questions about Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and global religious demography. Atheists (6.1) and agnostics (5.8) also do well on these questions compared with the national average (4.3).

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Lots, lots more at the link.

The link leads to this 15-question quiz. Not sure where the 32 question one is, but some of the questions are identical and the results seem similar.

U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz

Me, an atheist 13/15, I missed #s 6 (Catholic) & 9 (Buddhist)
Overall population 7.4/15

Evangelical Protestant 8/15
Mainline Protestant 7.6/15
Historically black Protestant 4.9/15
Catholic 7.6/15
Mormon 6.8/15
Jewish 9.5/15
Atheist 9.3/15
Agnostic 9/15
Nothing in particular 5.9/15

Worship Service Attendance
Weekly 8.2/15
Monthly/yearly 7.2/15
Seldom/never 7.1/15

Men 8/15
Women 6.8/15

18-29 6.2/15
30-49 7.5/15
50-64 (me) 7.5/15
65+ 8.3/15

High school or less 5.7/15
Some college 7.4/15
College graduate 9.5/15

White 8.1/15
Black 5.4/15
Hispanic 6.1/15

Y'all?
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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:31 pm

Beat you big time
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Didn't have a clue on Kabbalah

Wasn't sure about the Jewish Saturday beginning on Friday and picked wrong


Silly me, I thought the Catholics had the same get out of hell free card as the Protestants
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:38 pm

Maybe use a Spoiler box for discussion until others have had a shot?
billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Beat you big time
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Vrede too wrote:
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Me, an atheist 13/15, I missed #s 6 (Catholic) & 9 (Buddhist)
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:39 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Maybe use a Spoiler box for discussion until others have had a shot?
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Beat you big time
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Me, an atheist 13/15, I missed #s 6 (Catholic) & 9 (Buddhist)
:happy-cheerleaderkid:

Then I misread your post
You are the winner

Betya an honest cat couldn't come close


So, you knew about the Sheepherders mystical interpretation of the Bible?
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:56 pm

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Spoiler:
... So, you knew about the Sheepherders mystical interpretation of the Bible?
Spoiler:
Not much, but I knew the word because Madonna was or is into it :D . I'm 1/4 Jewish and read a lot on it when I was a kid, but all pretty mainstream stuff, not the mysticism.
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Unread post by GoCubsGo » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:24 pm

9/15.

I'm a very bad Jew. In my defense, I call myself a "deli" Jew.

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10 for me.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:46 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:24 pm
9/15.

I'm a very bad Jew. In my defense, I call myself a "deli" Jew.

You're missing the really good stuff.
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Re: The Religion Thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:50 pm

Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is
Well he's not, but guess who is?: All three Stooges!


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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:24 pm
9/15.

I'm a very bad Jew. In my defense, I call myself a "deli" Jew.
How very Jewish of you to beat yourself up when you're really just a normal Jew - "Jewish 9.5/15". ;)

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