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Post by Thoth » Mon May 04, 2009 10:30 am

UncleBob wrote:Twitter in Church
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Post by colton » Mon May 04, 2009 11:05 am

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Post by Del » Mon May 04, 2009 11:45 am

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UncleBob wrote:Twitter in Church
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Ditto.
Twittering in church? That takes both hands -- Do you suppose they'll have to install cup-holders in the pews for the faithfuls' lattes?

It's a sort of bad inflation.... constantly having to be novel and trendy, to stay of ahead of our ever-decreasing attention spans.
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Post by Thunktank » Mon May 04, 2009 12:21 pm

colton wrote:
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Tritto.

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Post by UncleBob » Tue May 05, 2009 4:45 pm

Cowboy Churches

Here is one for Preacherman!

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Post by Thoth » Fri May 08, 2009 7:54 pm

UncleBob wrote:Real life FOOTLOOSE
The principal is an idiot, signing the pemission slip then wanting to punish the student. If the school had an honor code of some sort the students sign, then they may have reasonable ground. Wonder if the principal looks like John Lithgow.
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Post by Walkman » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:15 am

Del wrote:
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wosbald wrote:+JMJ+
First off, torture is not intrinsically evil. It is evil or not depending on circumstances.
How is torture not intrinsically evil?
Agreed. Bona fide torture - the intentional infliction of prolonged pain and harm - is contrary to the dignity of the human person.

Christians should not indulge in torture as punishment, or even as a threat to control the populace.

Harmful torture is too evil to use, even as an emergency interrogation technique.
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Frankly, I'm not sure why we should even need water boarding.... I don't know anyone who can resist sodium pentothal.
Torture is intrinsically evil. According to the Vatican's 2004 Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church:
"In carrying out investigations, the regulation against the use of torture, even in the case of serious crimes, must be strictly observed: "Christ's disciple refuses every recourse to such methods, which nothing could justify and in which the dignity of man is as much debased in his torturer as in the torturer's victim" [quoting a 1982 Pope John Paul II speech to the International Red Cross]." It goes on to say: "International juridical instruments concerning human rights correctly indicate a prohibition against torture as a principle which cannot be contravened under any circumstance."
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Post by TomT_90GT » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:12 pm

Un-be-reev-able. Hmmm, I see they plan on serving communion. I suppose they'll have a choice of Merlot or Pinot Noir, and for the unleavened bread...I'm guessing pretzels? I'm not advocating sticking, ahem, religiously to old worship formats, but sometimes I question the degree some of these modern "churches" will go to bring in people. (It's not the bringing in more people who wouldn't normally attend church that I'm questioning, but what they DO with them spiritually once they get 'em in.)

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Post by Preacherman » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:48 pm

So, I suppose it goes without saying, you guys are not in favour of 'The Clurch in the Wildwood Brothel' - not that it really matters to me - I have a million other back-up ideas for the building of the TN Mega Clurch...like, 'The Casino Clurch Royale', or the 'BYOB to the Club Clurch', and certainly last, but not least: "Slop Bowl Sunday Clurch on the Fifty Yard Line'...YES, SIR, we'll do er right this time... 8O

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Post by UncleBob » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:59 am

I do not mind admitting that I would LOVE to attend church away from any context that breeds false religiocity (PM word). I tend to avoid any place where I feel constrained to 'be on my best behavior'. Some of my worst childhood memories include being forced to wear dress clothes that were not comfortable (and God help you if they get torn or stained or whatnot) and sitting in uncomfortable pews while being forced to 'sit quietly' - especially when it was so nice outside.

I would love to attend church in a pub.

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Post by Preacherman » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:56 pm

AH YES, look what I found in the article:
It's about wanting to know other people and wanting to develop relationships.
That is the moto, trademarked and copywrited moto I mind you, of my "Find a Really Friendly Friend Never a 'No' Clurch" - they shall be hearing from my Lawyers!!!

Also, thanks Bob, for credit about the 'religiousity' word - work on the spelling of my words though, but thanks anyway... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by UncleBob » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:21 pm

Preacherman wrote:
Also, thanks Bob, for credit about the 'religiousity' word - work on the spelling of my words though, but thanks anyway... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well I thought the misspelling of words was the POINT in a PM citation!

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Post by FredS » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:25 pm

UncleBob wrote:Extreme Motherhood
Yet another misunderstaning of Pauls "Wives, submit to your husband" statement.
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Post by Preacherman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:37 pm

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Also, thanks Bob, for credit about the 'religiousity' word - work on the spelling of my words though, but thanks anyway... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well I thought the misspelling of words was the POINT in a PM citation!
Let's not con-vee-lude PMisms with facts, lest we intertwine an egnigma within a paradox and appear as though we have all missed our meds...surely you can see the soundness in such advice... 8O

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Post by Preacherman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:41 pm

FredS wrote:
UncleBob wrote:Extreme Motherhood
Yet another misunderstaning of Pauls "Wives, submit to your husband" statement.
Or possibly Uncle Clem's 'bare-foot and pregnant' Theologriffy... :wink:

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Post by wosbald » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:51 pm

+JMJ+
UncleBob wrote:Extreme Motherhood
Why is that extreme? That article could describe half the families at my parish. I used to date a girl that was one of twelve kids.




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