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In America, atheists are still in the closet

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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:
<quoted text>
Wipe your chin, Skanque... you are dripping...
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
~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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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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#46032 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
Try Scope.

It might take the taste of the other stuff you gargle out of the mouth.

Of course... I'd defer to your real life experience, eh?

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#46033 Jan 9, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Using a dictionary to argue Monarchy is amusing.
Argue?

There is no argument.

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#46034 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
HMRC allows ALL charities to claim gift aid.
The UK does not classify the Church of Scientology as a religious institution and the Church's application for charity status in England and Wales was rejected in 1999.

We don't orchestrate such nonsense in the USA.

Try Scope, Skanque

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#46035 Jan 9, 2013
[QUOTE who="ChristineM"
I did not ask what you rest on your chin
[/QUOTE]

Skanque: we know what you have had in your mouth, in real life.

Does he keep breaking his promise that he won't and he does?

There, there... there there... try some Scope.

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#46036 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
The denials
No Pope Joan.

Go back to a bigfoot pope, more believable.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#46037 Jan 9, 2013
The vatican has a great track record in altering history, hence its suppression of pope Joan.
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
<quoted text>
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…
<quoted text>
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
<quoted text>
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.
<quoted text>
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold…

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#46038 Jan 9, 2013
Thinking wrote:
The vatican has a great track record in altering history, hence its suppression of pope Joan.
It suppressed the visit from space aliens as well.

We are not alone...

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46039 Jan 9, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Try Scope.
It might take the taste of the other stuff you gargle out of the mouth.
Of course... I'd defer to your real life experience, eh?
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The UK does not classify the Church of Scientology as a religious institution and the Church's application for charity status in England and Wales was rejected in 1999.
We don't orchestrate such nonsense in the USA.
Try Scope, Skanque
Who said it was a charitable or religious institution? Not me and obviously not the HMRC and seeing as we are talking about UK tax then I suppose they are the people who really matter – not you or your silly ideas

Oh I see you don’t really have anything and you just want to ague about BS you drippydick cuckold
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Skanque: we know what you have had in your mouth, in real life.
Does he keep breaking his promise that he won't and he does?
There, there... there there... try some Scope.
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold

P.S. What is this scope you keep rabbiting about? Just googled it, OK, I see, should have known really but why should I want to try a charity. Yes they get gift aid too.
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
No Pope Joan.
Go back to a bigfoot pope, more believable.
So you have nothing truthful or of value to add then you drippydick cuckold

Or perhaps you were catholic before you became JW door knocking god botherer.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46040 Jan 9, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
It suppressed the visit from space aliens as well.
We are not alone...
You are and you always will be a lonely old fart

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#46041 Jan 9, 2013
Thinking wrote:
The vatican has a great track record in altering history, hence its suppression of pope Joan.
<quoted text>
Suppression of anything they don’t agree with

Whether it’s arresting Galileo for telling the truth

To

Suppressing their priests love of little boys

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#46043 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
So you have nothing truthful or of value
Swallow, Skanque.

Bad taste/bad impression, it seems.

Sailors, eh?

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#46044 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
You are and you always will be a lonely old fart
And you will always have the memory of exactly what it tastes like, eh?

In real life, of course...

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#46045 Jan 9, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
Or perhaps you were catholic before you became JW door knocking god botherer.
As I have pointed out before: being a bigot is the first qualification of being a NotBot.

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