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Vrede too wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:05 pm
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I read about a major religion that approves of selling sketchy food to "others", giving rise to the familiar old song lyric, "If you can't eat it, sell it to the other side".

I've often wondered what other sketchy products they sell.
Religion, for one. :D

I was thinking more along the lines of war in the mid east.

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1 CAT FAN wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:53 am
1 CAT FAN wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 pm
1 CAT FAN wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Why do YOU hate God?
bannination wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Why do you hate the one true FSM?
1 CAT FAN wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:20 am
My wife and I saw one of those just last night, our grandson flung it from his plate across the dinner table.
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:29 am
Why is YOUR grandson such a hater?
1 CAT FAN wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:48 am
He and I had a little laugh, him more so than me, when it didn't stay in flight. Now, the wife had a different reaction.
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:12 pm
So, you do admit to seeing mythical creatures and say it runs in the family.
1 CAT FAN wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:38 pm
We call it a spaghetti dinner, didn't know you fellas saw it as something to worship.
bannination wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Oh it's much like Christians who drink his blood and eat his flesh. Sounds like you're worshiping FSM after all.
We did bless the spaghetti before we ate it.
“O Really” wrote:You have the power equal to a God?
My grandson did give the spaghetti the opportunity to get away.
Our Pomeranian sheltered the spaghetti when it could not maintain flight.

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Saw a story this morning that a few dozen people are still quarantined on the Church of Scientology ship because of measles. I wonder if they're praying or passing snakes around or drinking poison while quarantined......probably the best thing for them is to consider that ship their own ark and just sail off into the sunset on it. It's only fair.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 9:02 am
Saw a story this morning that a few dozen people are still quarantined on the Church of Scientology ship because of measles. I wonder if they're praying or passing snakes around or drinking poison while quarantined......probably the best thing for them is to consider that ship their own ark and just sail off into the sunset on it. It's only fair.
Seems like unvaccinated Scientologists - I can't find that the church is anti-vax - should be booted for being anti-science.
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Mon May 19, 2014 12:26 am
At least some Christian congregations are taking even the more inconvenient Old Testament decrees seriously:
In his March 23 sermon (according to Huffington Post), Phoenix, Arizona, pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful World Baptist Church explained in detail why women in the congregation must refrain from speaking during services. Citing 1 Timothy 2:11 and 1 Corinthians 14, Anderson said the woman should learn only "in silence." "Now obviously, before the service begins," he conceded, "there's chatting and talking going on that's perfectly legitimate. (And when) we all sing praises to God, of course the ladies should also lift up their voices. But when it's learning time, it's silence time (for females)." (Also, he said, since the comment "Amen" means "That's true," it would be inappropriate for females to utter it.)
- Huffington Post, 3-26-2014, via News of the Weird
Ireland Bars American Pastor Accused of Hate Speech

The government of Ireland has barred an Arizona-based Baptist pastor accused of anti-Semitic and homophobic hate speech from entering the country, invoking for the first time a 1999 immigration act that allows such exclusion orders on grounds of national security or public policy....

Pastor Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and by the Anti-Defamation League. He first gained prominence outside his ministry, which is in a Tempe, Ariz., strip mall, when he announced in 2009 that he hated President Barack Obama and prayed for his death. He has called for the United States government to exterminate all gay people and welcomed the murder of 49 people in the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in 2016.

“The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world, because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles,” Pastor Anderson said in a video he posted online. “That’s who was a victim here, are a bunch of just disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar, O.K.?”

A Holocaust denier, he has claimed that the Jewish Messiah is the Antichrist, that the Talmud is blasphemous and that Jews believe that it is not a sin to cheat gentiles. His church, which he founded in 2005, rejects abortion and all forms of birth control.

Pastor Anderson announced on Twitter in March that he was planning to preach in Dublin on May 26 but gave no further details....

Pastor Anderson was banned from the United Kingdom in 2016 and has also been denied entry to or deported from Botswana, Canada, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa....

Pastor Anderson had also announced events in Amsterdam and Stockholm for later this month, but on May 1 the Dutch government arranged to have him barred from entering the Schengen free travel area, which includes 26 European countries, including Sweden and the Netherlands....
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Vrede too wrote:
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rstrong wrote:
Mon May 19, 2014 12:26 am
At least some Christian congregations are taking even the more inconvenient Old Testament decrees seriously:
In his March 23 sermon (according to Huffington Post), Phoenix, Arizona, pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful World Baptist Church explained in detail why women in the congregation must refrain from speaking during services. Citing 1 Timothy 2:11 and 1 Corinthians 14, Anderson said the woman should learn only "in silence." "Now obviously, before the service begins," he conceded, "there's chatting and talking going on that's perfectly legitimate. (And when) we all sing praises to God, of course the ladies should also lift up their voices. But when it's learning time, it's silence time (for females)." (Also, he said, since the comment "Amen" means "That's true," it would be inappropriate for females to utter it.)
- Huffington Post, 3-26-2014, via News of the Weird
Ireland Bars American Pastor Accused of Hate Speech

The government of Ireland has barred an Arizona-based Baptist pastor accused of anti-Semitic and homophobic hate speech from entering the country, invoking for the first time a 1999 immigration act that allows such exclusion orders on grounds of national security or public policy....

Pastor Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and by the Anti-Defamation League. He first gained prominence outside his ministry, which is in a Tempe, Ariz., strip mall, when he announced in 2009 that he hated President Barack Obama and prayed for his death. He has called for the United States government to exterminate all gay people and welcomed the murder of 49 people in the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in 2016.

“The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world, because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles,” Pastor Anderson said in a video he posted online. “That’s who was a victim here, are a bunch of just disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar, O.K.?”

A Holocaust denier, he has claimed that the Jewish Messiah is the Antichrist, that the Talmud is blasphemous and that Jews believe that it is not a sin to cheat gentiles. His church, which he founded in 2005, rejects abortion and all forms of birth control.

Pastor Anderson announced on Twitter in March that he was planning to preach in Dublin on May 26 but gave no further details....

Pastor Anderson was banned from the United Kingdom in 2016 and has also been denied entry to or deported from Botswana, Canada, Jamaica, Malawi and South Africa....

Pastor Anderson had also announced events in Amsterdam and Stockholm for later this month, but on May 1 the Dutch government arranged to have him barred from entering the Schengen free travel area, which includes 26 European countries, including Sweden and the Netherlands....
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"About a year and a half later the church was moved to a strip mall that was also used by Anderson's fire alarm installation business"

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:57 am
"About a year and a half later the church was moved to a strip mall that was also used by Anderson's fire alarm installation business"
Yeah, plenty more weird and ugly there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faithful_ ... ist_Church

And here.
http://www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/

Strip mall no longer.

New Church Building (Sept 2012)

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I wonder if that tree growing right up through the ceiling has a religious significance; but I don't wonder very much. From the aerial photo it's evident the tree does not penetrate the roof. I think it should.

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Chick-fil-A Executive Explains Restaurant’s ‘Higher Calling’ in Graceful Response to Critics http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/may ... to-critics

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Chick-fil-A Executive Explains Restaurant’s ‘Higher Calling’ in Graceful Response to Critics http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/may ... to-critics
In general, it's not good practice to mix religion, of any stripe, with your business. Had they not done so, there never would have been a controversy to start with. So in a sense they are responsible for starting it; the same would have been true if Chick fil a had been a Muslim advocacy business, except I figure the backlash over a Muslim Chick fil a (by "Christians") would have been more severe and would have involved violence like the burning of their outlets. As far as I know, no Christian Chick fil a outlets have been torched, though.

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Why Chick-fil-A is America’s most profitable fast-food franchise https://us.businessesforsale.com/us/sea ... -franchise
They're closed on Sunday.

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Why Chick-fil-A is America’s most profitable fast-food franchise https://us.businessesforsale.com/us/sea ... -franchise
They're closed on Sunday.
You must not have read your own article. They are closed on Sunday, but they're the most profitable fast food franchise in spite of - not because - of that. Basically the same reason why Publix is so popular -"where shopping is a pleasure."

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There ya go.

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Christmas dosen't come from a store.

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    Christmas dosen't come from a store.

    True that, but a lot of stuff comes from stores around Christmas time, which of course includes several other holidays.

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    "Christmas dosen't come from" saying 'Merry Christmas' or whining about people that don't, either. 45SHOLE made his bed . . .
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    Then, why the concern, you'll be here celebrating. Sad.
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      Methinks Christians shouldn't be as concerned about putting "Christ back into Christmas" as they should be about "putting Christ" back into "Christian".

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      Leo Lyons wrote:
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      Methinks Christians shouldn't be as concerned about putting "Christ back into Christmas" as they should be about "putting Christ" back into "Christian".
      Interesting idea

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