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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Witness » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:52 am

↑ That discussion isn't that long, and most agree with the author: that there are "spiritual" "forces" which are "persons". Of course we also need more exorcists. :mrgreen:

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby sparks » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:07 am

Because it's Science!!!
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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby ed » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:04 am

I have a question. If demons are real can you catch one and domesticate it? Do you think that they would make good pets? If you can drive one away it stands to reason that you could attract it and cage it. Do they mate? Could you hybridize them and come up with "cute demons" and "miniatures" and "pug nose demons"?????

What would a tech billionaire pay for one? Is there a business here?
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:38 am

ed wrote:I have a question. If demons are real can you catch one and domesticate it? Do you think that they would make good pets? If you can drive one away it stands to reason that you could attract it and cage it. Do they mate? Could you hybridize them and come up with "cute demons" and "miniatures" and "pug nose demons"?????

What would a tech billionaire pay for one? Is there a business here?


Pet demon? Sounds like an anime plot.

https://honeysanime.com/top-10-best-dem ... -in-anime/
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:38 pm

ed wrote:I have a question. If demons are real can you catch one and domesticate it? ...


Yes but it's a grievous sin.

Also they tend to turn on you.

HTH :mrgreen:
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby sparks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:49 am

Sounds like most cats...
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Witness » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:35 am

ed wrote:I have a question. If demons are real can you catch one and domesticate it? Do you think that they would make good pets? If you can drive one away it stands to reason that you could attract it and cage it. Do they mate? Could you hybridize them and come up with "cute demons" and "miniatures" and "pug nose demons"?????

What would a tech billionaire pay for one? Is there a business here?

Answers to all your questions:

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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:15 am

I read that book.

It does not have a happy ending for the protagonists. :)
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Witness » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:46 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I read that book.

It does not have a happy ending for the protagonists. :)
But it's a pleasant read, and quite well researched (re. ed's question).




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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:09 pm

That's better. :)

70% of young Brits are 'not religious' (BBC)

But are they "spiritual"? :P
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:09 pm

This probably should have gone in 'The Ship of Fail' but this thread needs some love too:

Mother crashed car into pole to prove to kids God is real, police say

Police say Warren was driving northbound on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard when she crossed into the southbound lanes and drove head on into a concrete pole.

Sitting in a police car, her children explained what happened before the crash.

“You think she did it on purpose?” the officer asks.

“Yeah because she turned. Her eyes was closed and she was saying, blah, blah, blah, ‘I love God,’” one daughter said. “She didn’t want us to just have a car accident. She wanted us to know that God is real."


Reminds me of the old joke with the punchline that goes: True believer: "God, why didn't you save me?" God: "I sent three boats!"

Maybe God isn't interested in saving idiots from themselves.
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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

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Megachurch pastor with ties to George W. Bush indicted on $3.5 million fraud

A former religious adviser to President George W. Bush has been accused by federal prosecutors of defrauding investors of $3.5 million.

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell and a business partner, Gregory Smith, sold millions of dollars of worthless Chinese bonds, telling investors to "remain faithful and that they would receive their money," according to documents obtained by ABC Houston station KTRK.

Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Louisiana announced the 13-count indictment Thursday.
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The court documents state that Caldwell and Smith raised at least $3,488,500 from about 29 investors between April 2013 and August 2014.

They reportedly told would-be investors that the Chinese bonds "were safe, risk-free, worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars," when really they were "mere collectible memorabilia with no investment value," the complaint states.

Caldwell, 64, and Smith, 55, did not tell the investors that the funds they would be using their money for personal expenses, according to the court documents.

The prosecutors said that the defendants used the money that they solicited to buy vehicles, pay off credit card balances and mortgages, among other personal expenses.

"Although many investors did not understand the investment, they ultimately trusted Smith and took comfort in the fact that a high-profile pastor was offering the investment," the complaint states.

When pressed by investors about how long it would take to see returns on their investments, the pair reportedly offered a range of excuses that included delays caused by the International Monetary Fund or World Bank and issues related to international currency exchanges, the filing states.

Caldwell was known both within his community through his megachurch and in the national political sphere because of his ties to the former president.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:37 pm

Remember Pat Buchanan?

He's writing for World Nut Daily these days. How the mighty have fallen.

At any rate, guess who Pat says is a heretic and why?

C'mon, guess. :mrgreen:
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:25 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Remember Pat Buchanan?

He's writing for World Nut Daily these days. How the mighty have fallen.

At any rate, guess who Pat says is a heretic and why?

C'mon, guess. :mrgreen:



The Vatican is denying that report BTW.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... does-exist
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Re: Heathens' corner

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:29 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Remember Pat Buchanan?

He's writing for World Nut Daily these days. How the mighty have fallen.

At any rate, guess who Pat says is a heretic and why?

C'mon, guess. :mrgreen:



The Vatican is denying that report BTW.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... does-exist


That's a relief.

Life would hardly be worth living in a universe with no Hell. :) :) :) :) :)
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