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Entertainment / Re: What Music Are You Listening To Now?
« Last post by GratefulApe on Today at 12:35:32 PM »
America- Tin Man

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News / Re: Robber meets Jesus!
« Last post by Goombah on Today at 12:10:38 PM »


 "Some have argued in recent years that the Second Amendment only applies to the militia—not to the right of individuals—to possess guns. George Mason refuted this argument long ago at the time of the Second Amendment’s passage when he proclaimed: “[W]hat is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” And American statesman Samuel Adams proclaimed that the “Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

 
Those who founded this country, however, had no intention of decrying the ownership of weapons such as hunting rifles and handguns for use by ordinary Americans. As James Madison, the father of the Constitution, wrote, “The advantage that Americans have over every other nation is that they are armed.” And when Patrick Henry proclaimed, “The great objective is that every man be armed; everyone who is able may have a gun,” he clearly saw the Second Amendment as giving individuals the right to bear arms."


https://www.rutherford.org/constitutional_corner/amendment_ii_to_keep_and_bear_arms
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Non-Theism / Re: The Autonomous Self - Humanist Wisdom :
« Last post by ak.yonathan on Today at 11:48:23 AM »
"Gay Byrne - “Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and are confronted by God. What will Stephen Fry say to him, her, or it?”
"Stephen Fry - "I’d say, bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you? How dare you create a world to which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right, it’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world that is so full of injustice and pain. That’s what I would say. ”" - From February 2015 interview.


Gay "Uncle Gay" Byrne (born 1934) - Ireland's Johnny Carson.

Stephen Fry (born 1957) - UK comedian, actor.
If I were God I would hit back at Stephen Fry, saying to him that his reasoning is fallacious.

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Ooops, sorry, forgot this was the non-theism section.

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Non-Theism / Re: The Autonomous Self - Humanist Wisdom :
« Last post by ak.yonathan on Today at 11:46:03 AM »
"Gay Byrne - “Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and are confronted by God. What will Stephen Fry say to him, her, or it?”
"Stephen Fry - "I’d say, bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you? How dare you create a world to which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right, it’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world that is so full of injustice and pain. That’s what I would say. ”" - From February 2015 interview.


Gay "Uncle Gay" Byrne (born 1934) - Ireland's Johnny Carson.

Stephen Fry (born 1957) - UK comedian, actor.
If I were God I would hit back at Stephen Fry, saying to him that his reasoning is fallacious.

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Science / Vaccine Controversy Revived.
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 11:03:50 AM »
German Kindergartens Must Report Parents for Refusing Vaccine Advice Under New Law

"Germany will pass a law next week obliging kindergartens to inform the authorities if parents fail to provide evidence that they have received advice from their doctor on vaccinating their children, the health ministry said on Friday. Parents refusing the advice risk fines of up to 2,500 euros ($2,800) under the law expected to come into force on June 1.

"Vaccination rules are being tightened across Europe, where a decline in immunization, has caused a spike in diseases such as measles, chicken pox and mumps, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). "Nobody can be indifferent to the fact that people are still dying of measles," German health minister Hermann Groehe told Bild newspaper. "That's why we are tightening up regulations on vaccination."

"Italy made vaccination compulsory this month after health officials warned that a fall-off in vaccination rates had triggered a measles epidemic, with more than 2,000 cases there this year, almost ten times the number in 2015.

"Lack of public trust in vaccines has become an important global health issue. Experts say negative attitudes may be due to fears over suspected side-effects and hesitancy among some doctors. In 10 European countries, cases of measles, which can cause blindness and encephalitis, had doubled in number in the first two months of 2017 compared to the previous year, the ECDC said last month.

"That is leading to greater activism among parents and public health officials. Last week, a German court ruled that a father could insist that his child be vaccinated over the objections of the child's mother because it was in the child's interest.

Thomas Escritt - U.S. News & World Report - May 26, 2017.
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Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

"A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey.

"After sunset and before dawn, some of the boas entered the passage that connected the roosting chamber with the entrance chamber, and hunted by suspending themselves from the ceiling and grabbing passing bats."

"Valdimir Dinets, an Assistant Research Professor in the university's Department of Psychology, observed the positions that each boa took up each morning and evening when they arrived at the hunting site and ascertained that they would pick places that would help block the bats' path in and out of the cave, improving the hunt's effectiveness.

"He says that the behavior represents a sophistication that previously had gone unnoticed in reptiles. "Coordinated hunting requires higher behavioral complexity because each animal has to take other hunters' actions into account." He said that previous studies had shown that cooperative hunting didn't necessarily increase food intake for all the participants, but instead might have a social function.

"Other instances of snakes hunting together have been observed, he concludes, including ... Galapagos racers hunting a baby iguana, but it's far from certain that there is any coordination between individual animals. Dinets' research is the first time that the phenomenon has been scientifically recorded."

CNN - May 26, 2017.
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Religion / Re: Christian Life - Pop Exam - Essay Questions.
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 10:12:09 AM »
Explain why the prophet Daniel called King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, "the king of kings" ?

And why did King Nebuchadnezzar call Daniel's God, "the God of Gods" ?
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On-Going Threads / Re: Project 365 : 2017 - A Photo A Day
« Last post by Mrs Pumpkin on Today at 10:07:22 AM »
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Religion / Re: Christian Doctrine - Pop Quiz.
« Last post by eyeshaveit on Today at 10:02:18 AM »
As outlined in the Book of Leviticus, what were the principle aspects of the Israelite worship schedule and calendar ?

Spoiler
Prayers both morning and evening.
Weekly and monthly offerings.
Passover - Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Pentecost - Festival of First Fruits.
Rosh Hashanah - Festival of Trumpets.
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement.
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Planet of the Vapes:

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