In America, atheists are still in the closet

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SupaAFC

Kinross, UK

#46011 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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NotBot's favorite: straw man
I am simply responding to what you type. All you could say in response to my point that you are only crying about Wikipedia because I exposed your source as unsupported and unauthoritative was that I was telling fairytales.

Thus, you were saying that the website you pasted from is a fairytale.

Here's a tip, manchild: read before you post instead of typing the first childish rant that comes to mind.

Royal Assent has not been refused in over 300 years. Three hundred. Three, zero, zero.

What does that say about our monarchy?

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#46012 Jan 8, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
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I am simply responding to what you type
Straw man.

I know: you can't get around the long list of facts I have presented.

Poor baby...

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#46013 Jan 8, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Here's a tip,
You are an expert at receiving tips, SuperFAG.

However, to give them you have to establish you know something someone else doesn't know.

Is the United Kingdom an monarchy, yes or no?

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#46014 Jan 8, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
Royal Assent has not been refused in over 300 years.
~stomp stomp stomp~

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#46015 Jan 8, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
What does that say about our monarchy?
Who appoints the prime minister?
SupaAFC

Kinross, UK

#46016 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Straw man.
I know: you can't get around the long list of facts I have presented.
Poor baby...
I can keep calling myself "Supreme Emperor of the World" and it is still not going to affect reality, Barefoot. Likewise, calling a post you cannot refute a strawman, without even explaining how it qualifies as such, is desperate.

But then, if my argument was framed dishonestly, I guess that is your best option.

306 years and counting since Royal Assent was last refused, manchild.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46017 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Who appoints the prime minister?
We, the Illuminati, do.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#46018 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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King_dom of Sweden
Stop scamming, meatball.
Flagged!
Democracy
Stop scamming, douche.
Flagged

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#46019 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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It's nice that all English dictionaries back me up, SuperFAG.
why do you call him a cigarette ?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46020 Jan 8, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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why do you call him a cigarette ?
Not just any cigarette, but a super cigarette ...

... now I need a smoke.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#46022 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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mon·ar·chy
[mon-er-kee]
noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
1. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.
Stop spamming the thread, Meatball.
Flagged
*sigh*

Key phrase: "Supreme power".

In Sweden, as in Great Britain, the supreme power rests with the electorate.

You are again confusing cosmetic monarchy with absolute monarchy.
Lincoln

United States

#46023 Jan 8, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>*sigh*
Key phrase: "Supreme power".
In Sweden, as in Great Britain, the supreme power rests with the electorate.
You are again confusing cosmetic monarchy with absolute monarchy.
Yes !

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#46024 Jan 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Yes !
Barfy's just a noisemaker.

Apparently he thinks that someone has claimed that the Sun rises in the West.

Or something like that.

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#46025 Jan 8, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>*sigh*
Key phrase: "Supreme power".
*sigh*

I know: your English is not so good, eh?

Let's see it again...
"a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch."

Key phrase: "supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch".

Here's the word you have been skipping over in the last fifty or so times I have posted the definition:

"
nom·i·nal
[nom-uh-nl]
adjective
1. being such in name only; so-called; putative: a nominal treaty; the nominal head of the country. "

I think all the words have been defined, except maybe 'the' and maybe 'a' and 'an'.

So what it means is "supreme power" (of the government) resides ACTUALLY the monarch (let's say tyrant) OR nominally...

Do you need to study the word "nominally"?

Maybe it was the conjunction "OR"?

As far as the UK goes: the power vested in the monarch is *hardly* nominal and I have listed the powers many times only to have you NotBots roll around on the ground and kick your feet like five year olds.

Here's the thing: it doesn't matter if you get one thousand people to agree that you are all right and I am the only one here that insists that the UK (and Sweden) is a monarchy...

I'm right and you, my dears, are wrong.

~stomp stomp stomp~

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#46026 Jan 8, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Barfy's just a noisemaker.
What a shame he is also right.

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#46027 Jan 8, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
Apparently he thinks that someone has claimed that the Sun rises in the West.
Apparently you have a lifetime supply of straw man's.

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#46028 Jan 8, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
...cosmetic ...
"Lacking depth or significance; superficial"

nominal: meagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely...

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46029 Jan 9, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Wipe your chin, Skanque... you are dripping...
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Every one here knows who has had the real life experience, eh, Skanque?
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
barefoot2626 wrote:
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~stomp stomp stomp~
The UK gives tax breaks to (religions and ) churches.
Worst: it defines which it (the state) considers "real" churches.
And of course ass I have pointed out before: the UK has a state church.
HMRC allows ALL charities to claim gift aid. You don’t need to be a godbot to claim gift aid, juts a registered charity. If a chuch is not registered as a charity then they cannot claim gift aid. Other than gift aid UK churches pay tax on income just as any other business (except some US businesses such as google and starbucks of course who seem to think they are exempt)

However in the US churches are tax exempt which costs the US treasury around $71,000,000,000 a year – right or wrong?

Before answering read this
http://digitaljournal.com/article/326916
and this
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/...
and this
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/...
and this
http://www.crown.org/library/viewarticle.aspx...
if of course you have the balls to answer

And as several people have agreed with you, yes the UK does have a state church, Your point is what?? Other than you showing that your view of the impact that state church has on daily life is (like much of you thinking) impaired
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No such thing.
I did not ask what you rest on your chin when you are sucking your wifes lover clean. Bollocks has no relevance here.

Honey, Although most modern (catholic) scholars dismiss the story as legend there is a reason why a new pope is inspected for those orbs you rest on your chin before he can take office.

“In AD 854, Lotharii 14, Joanna, a woman, succeeded Leo, and reigned two years, five months, and four days.” Martinus Scotus, monk at Abbey of St. Martin in Cologne during the 11th century

In the 11th and 12th centuries there were several other references to the event

The denials did not begin until the 13th century and funnily enough those with the loudest voices tended to be closely connected to the catholic church in Rome, popes, cardinals etc.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Everyone here knows what you have had in your mouth, Skanque, what exactly it is that you have had banging against the back of your throat.
In the real world, Skanque.
And they know exactly why you have had such a great view of drippyingdicks.
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
Lincoln

United States

#46030 Jan 9, 2013
Using a dictionary to argue Monarchy is amusing.

Last nail in Wiki

In November 2004, McHenry wrote an article for Tech Central Station (later renamed TCS Daily) in which he criticized Wikipedia, a free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. In essence, McHenry's main criticism was that Wikipedia was operating on what he believed was a false premise; that allowing anyone to edit articles, whether or not they were knowledgeable, would lead to evolution of article quality. Belief in the ability of Wikipedia to succeed, he argued, required a faith that "some unspecified quasi-Darwinian process will assure that those writings and editings by contributors of greatest expertise will survive". A secondary criticism was that editors were being self-indulgent, because they spent time on minor alterations while leaving important factual inaccuracies in place, and thus were disregarding the needs of the readers.[20] In a later article about Wikipedia, following the Seigenthaler incident, McHenry restated his earlier objections, and added a criticism that the Wikipedia organisation had been unable to respond adequately to the event.[21]

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#46031 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
I understand: drippydicks have left a bad taste in your mouth, Skanque.

Of those in this forum, you have the vast experience (in real life) of the oral end of this argument.

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