In America, atheists are still in the closet

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So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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#42879 Nov 9, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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You are loosing it again. When in the past you have queried in just this way I have been good enough to link back to the actual posts thus proving you are full of BS.
I cannot help you do not know how to research, and, you coming in completely ignorant with no intention of doing anything except hoping to prove me wrong on this- shows how woefully inadequate you are.

Starting with your getting on the wrong side of the who captured the U505 submarine when I stated (almost parenthetically) that the boat had been captured, along with its enigma machine- by the Americans.

It is mindful of the _Animal Story_ rule:“No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets” and the pigs redefined the rule to mean that it did not mean beds... just on sheets on the bed.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#42880 Nov 9, 2012
Mikko wrote:
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"Kyrkoavgiften i Svenska kyrkan, som tidigare var en skatt (kyrkoskatten),är en avgift som betalas av alla som tillhör Svenska kyrkan. Den utgör en betydande del av finansieringen av Svenska kyrkans verksamhet. Kyrkoavgiften går till helt dominerande del till den lokala församlingens verksamhet, dvs. gudstjänster, kyrkomusik, barn- och ungdomsverksamhet, diakoni och annan församlingsverksamhet, samt till personal och fastigheter som behövs för verksamheten. Församlingarna kan också ge anslag till Svenska kyrkans internationella arbete. En betydligt mindre del av kyrkoavgiften går till det regionala stiftet."
Courtesy of Bing Translator....
-Church fee in the Swedish Church, formerly a tax (Church tax) is a tax paid by all which belongs to the Swedish Church. It represents a significant part of the financing of the Swedish Church's activities. Church fee goes to the dominant part of the local Assembly's activities. worship, church music, children and youth, who worked with and other Assembly activities, as well as to personnel and property needed for the business. Congregations may also provide funding for the Swedish Church's international work. A significantly smaller portion of Church fee goes to the regional diocese-

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#42881 Nov 9, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Irish breakfast...
Hi, Khat.
Hi Mac

Irish breakfast isn't breakfast without a soda farl.

Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#42882 Nov 9, 2012
ya heba wrote:
both atheists and homosexuals need to go back/remain in the closet where they belong.
I offered you a beer and a bacon sandwich.

You should try them.

Since: Feb 11

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#42883 Nov 9, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
<Please show evidence that an adding machine (actually a comptometer) had the edge over an electronic computer when it came to code breaking
I am responsible for what I said, not for what a confused idiot who has problems reading pretends that I said.

Happy to see you show us all where I said it was an adding machine.

QUOTE ME, Skanque.

PS: there were no electronic computers involved in codebreaking and the enigma. The Colossus (and the more reliable and plentiful and faster) American code breakers were (more correctly) electronic "machines"- they were not programmable, the first true computer being the EIAIC.

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#42884 Nov 9, 2012
EdSed wrote:
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Courtesy of Bing Translator....
"Beginning in 2001, United Methodists in Sweden will have the option of paying a church tax collected through the government's regular taxation system. That action will be granted under Sweden's new "Religious Communities Act" which provides all churches and religious communities with the right to establish their own identities, as well as the option to use the income tax system to collect membership fees. However, each member must consent to participation in the plan. In separate government legislation, on January 1 Sweden's Lutheran Church will lose its status as a state church and become a so-called "free church." "

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#42885 Nov 9, 2012
EdSed wrote:
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Courtesy of Bing Translator....
-Church fee in the Swedish Church, formerly a tax
"The constitution provides for freedom of religion. Since the separation of church and state, all religions are eligible for financial support from the government through the "church tax." Individuals may now designate which organization they wish to receive their contribution, or they may receive a tax reduction. The Commission for State Grants to Religious Communities is the government body that oversees religious funding, in cooperation with the Swedish Free Church Council."

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#42886 Nov 9, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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I offered you a beer and a bacon sandwich.
You should try them.
Now I'm all hungry.

Thirsty, too.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42887 Nov 9, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Yep.
Women's rights, black rights, gay rights
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Who exactly are they?
I'm all for "rights". Not sure that "rights" and entitlements are the same thing. I'm mainly concerned by the concept of taxpayer dollars being spent to keep idle, baby-making machines ... well ... idle, baby-making machines. I'm pretty sure there are women, blacks and gays paying into tax system. You would think they would be equally concerned. I think if tax payer dollars are spent addressing this problem, it would be better spent seeing that everyone had access to quality education or something to that effect.

By "Entitlement Generation" I am alluding to the people who make a living by milking the system. None of the schedules, bosses, co-workers, politics, grief, pressure, competition that comes from "making it" in the work-a-day world. All the while thinking they are entitled to do so based upon an accident of birth. I'm worker-poor and the idea of ghetto-rich makes me uncomfortable. I'm not really jealous of people who've earned what they got, however rich and luxurious their lives may be ... good on 'em I say.

I'm sure it's a narrow-minded, over-simplistic view of things, but, it's really all I have time for.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42888 Nov 9, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Of course, for you, Booby, it hasn't turned out well since I have proved to be right and you always wrong.
And you just aren't very clever...
Thank you, Sir ... may I have another?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42889 Nov 9, 2012
Khatru wrote:
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I offered you a beer and a bacon sandwich.
You should try them.
Seems to me everyone having a beer and a bacon sandwich would go a long way towards solving most of the World's problems.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42890 Nov 9, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I am responsible for what I said, not for what a confused idiot who has problems reading pretends that I said.
Happy to see you show us all where I said it was an adding machine.
QUOTE ME, Skanque.
PS: there were no electronic computers involved in codebreaking and the enigma. The Colossus (and the more reliable and plentiful and faster) American code breakers were (more correctly) electronic "machines"- they were not programmable, the first true computer being the EIAIC.
That would be ENIAC there Brainiac.

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#42891 Nov 9, 2012
RHill wrote:
I'm all for "rights". Not sure that "rights" and entitlements are the same thing. I'm mainly concerned by the concept of taxpayer dollars being spent to keep idle, baby-making machines ..
Relatives of yours, Booby?

Your kind- fat white racists- are in a minority, Booby. Read the Wednesday paper...

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#42892 Nov 9, 2012
RHill wrote:
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That would be ENIAC there Brainiac.
I 'll put my typing against yours (again) Booby.

You do remember you lost last time?

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42893 Nov 9, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Relatives of yours, Booby?
Your kind- fat white racists- are in a minority, Booby. Read the Wednesday paper...
As a minority, I must be entitled to something. A "thank you" would suffice.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42894 Nov 9, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I 'll put my typing against yours (again) Booby.
You do remember you lost last time?
I could not, in good conscience, do that to you. It would be like dueling with an unarmed man.

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#42895 Nov 9, 2012
RHill wrote:
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As a minority, I must be entitled to something. A "thank you" would suffice.
Check the envelope your food stamps came in.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42896 Nov 9, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Check the envelope your food stamps came in.
Does Elitism and Liberalism set well in the same boat? I think you may capsize.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#42897 Nov 9, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Wow, flashback to the 80s .... and 90s ... not old enough to remember the 70s but probably that too.
Every generation is "treated too well" by every previous generation, remember the school up hill both ways? Yeah, seriously, get a new cliche.
Any phrase so dang accurate is liable to risk cliche status. What would you suggest?

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#42898 Nov 9, 2012
RHill wrote:
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I could not, in good conscience, do that to you. It would be like dueling with an unarmed man.
You do like clichés, Booby.

Old very old clichés.

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