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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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former res

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#69379 Mar 14, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
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From their website:
"[Satanic Temple] seeks to separate Religion from Superstition by acknowledging religious belief as a metaphorical framework with which we construct a narrative context for our goals and works... Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness"
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I think that was the point. Slippery slope in action...
Interesting. It seems that Satan has undergone a bit of evolution over the years; from not so bad to evil and now to these folks, "virtuous." Who knew? Not me:

Satan (Hebrew: &#1513;&#1464;&#14 68;&#1474;&#1496;& #1464;&#1503; satan, "adversary,"[1]) is a term, later a character appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions[2][3] who personifies evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver that leads humanity astray. The term is often applied to an angel who fell out of favor with God, seducing humanity into the ways of sin, and who now rules over the fallen world.

Satan is primarily understood as an "accuser" or "adversary" in the Hebrew Bible, and is not necessarily the personification of evil that he would become in later Abrahamic religions. In the New Testament, Satan is a name that refers to a decidedly malevolent entity (devil) who possesses demonic god-like qualities. In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered a positive force and deity who is either worshipped or revered. In LaVeyan Satanism, Satan is regarded as holding virtuous characteristics.[4][5]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#69380 Mar 14, 2014
Dunces have neither heard of Pi Day nor do they know the actual meaning of pi. No wonder FORMER became a menial nurse. LOL.

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#69381 Mar 14, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
Why don't people here take objection to public displays of silly religious symbols like the MENORAH in secular democracies?
If you werent such an IDIOT, you would of noted that in the past I made the same argument. Either ban all or allow all.

But you get to be excused. Because you ARE an idiot.

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#69382 Mar 14, 2014
former res wrote:
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Hey! I was a little slow on the uptake, until I saw this:
Really! It’s official. The date March 14 (that is, 3/14) was designated Pi Day by House Resolution 224 of the first session of the 111th Congress of the United States. It begins “Whereas the Greek letter (Pi) is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter,” and is followed by 11 more whereases before it resolves to support the designation of “Pi Day” to encourage “schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.”
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_scie...
I missed it too until I filled out a deposit slip at the bank this morning....

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#69383 Mar 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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If you werent such an IDIOT, you would of noted that in the past I made the same argument. Either ban all or allow all.

But you get to be excused. Because you ARE an idiot.
Ok, Papa.

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#69384 Mar 14, 2014
former res wrote:
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Interesting. It seems that Satan has undergone a bit of evolution over the years; from not so bad to evil and now to these folks, "virtuous." Who knew? Not me:
Satan (Hebrew: &#1513;&#1464;&#14 68;&#1474;&#1496;& #1464;&#1503; satan, "adversary,"[1]) is a term, later a character appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions[2][3] who personifies evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver that leads humanity astray. The term is often applied to an angel who fell out of favor with God, seducing humanity into the ways of sin, and who now rules over the fallen world.
Satan is primarily understood as an "accuser" or "adversary" in the Hebrew Bible, and is not necessarily the personification of evil that he would become in later Abrahamic religions. In the New Testament, Satan is a name that refers to a decidedly malevolent entity (devil) who possesses demonic god-like qualities. In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered a positive force and deity who is either worshipped or revered. In LaVeyan Satanism, Satan is regarded as holding virtuous characteristics.[4][5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan
Basically satan went from symbol of obstruction (Judaism) to a bad angel with limited powers (Judaism) to an actual force independent of God (Christianity).

In Judaism, often we refer to the "evil inclination", or the "evil urge", but I have never heard any Jew mention Satan as a external personification, except perhaps in some (but not all) translations of the Book of Job.

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#69385 Mar 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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If you werent such an IDIOT, you would of noted that in the past I made the same argument.
Don't scold me.

I didn't read your past comment advocating a ban on all religious symbols.

Don't yell at me, ok?

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#69386 Mar 14, 2014
FRIJOLES won't know the actual meaning of pi......it's so simple. LOL.

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#69387 Mar 14, 2014
former res wrote:
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Truly amazing. We better watch our backs.
As in Planet of the Apes.
The cynic in me wonders if this was less cognitive and more following previous scents. The narrator says the bird was familiar with the objects, just not the order.

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#69388 Mar 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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I missed it too until I filled out a deposit slip at the bank this morning....
pi = 4A/d^2, where d =diameter of a circle

Is this the correct formula of pi? Why?

If you can't answer this simple question back to Grade 5.

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#69389 Mar 14, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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Don't scold me.
I didn't read your past comment advocating a ban on all religious symbols.
Don't yell at me, ok?
But you deserve it. You, like Hugh, have an ideological chip on your shoulder. We have had versions of this debate for years.

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#69390 Mar 14, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
FRIJOLES won't know the actual meaning of pi......it's so simple. LOL.
I admit I was initially thrown off because the actual date is 12 Adar II 5774, which does not translate into anything as interesting.

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#69391 Mar 14, 2014
Consciousness being activity of matter in various states of organization, it is not surprising to know that metal, tree, bird, animal and human being manifest a gradation of consciousness in ascending order - a fact demonstrated by Dr J C Bose in 1900.

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#69392 Mar 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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But you deserve it. You, like Hugh, have an ideological chip on your shoulder. We have had versions of this debate for years.
I am secular unlike you who's a dyed0in-the-wool fanatic.

The only difference between MUQ and you is that you've not justified acts of murder or of violence found in the Bible, otherwise, in many ways, you're as parochial as MUQ, the retard, in matters of faith.

Please grow out of religion - it pains me to see you sinking deeper in the morass of religion.

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#69393 Mar 14, 2014
former res wrote:
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Hey! I was a little slow on the uptake, until I saw this:
pi = 4A/d^2, where d =diameter of a circle

Is this the correct formula of pi? Why?

If you can't answer this simple question back to Grade 5, Mr Nurse.

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#69394 Mar 14, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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pi = 4A/d^2, where d =diameter of a circle
Is this the correct formula of pi? Why?
If you can't answer this simple question back to Grade 5.
ask me if I care

and then get a life

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#69395 Mar 14, 2014
or laid.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#69396 Mar 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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I admit I was initially thrown off because the actual date is 12 Adar II 5774, which does not translate into anything as interesting.
Dear Dr Frijoles (PhD in a scientific discipline).

I'm the least concerned about the date of Pi day.

I am more interested to know if you understand the concept of pi?

Now, pi = 4A/d^2, where d =diameter of a circle

Is this the correct formula of pi? Why?

If you can't answer this simple question back to Grade 5.

It doesn't matter.

End of discussion on Pi.

JOEL COOL DUDE

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#69397 Mar 14, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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ask me if I care
I know one thing - you care a lot about Hugh.

The attraction between both of you is palpable.

You can't live without Hugh nor can he live without you for obvious reasons.

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#69398 Mar 14, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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The attraction between both of you is palpable.
You really need to get laid. Virtual reality is not real.

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