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A commission set up to study child sexual abuse by the Catholic Church in France has found that since the 1950s, at least 200,000 children, largely boys between the ages of 10 and 13, were sexually abused by Catholic clergy in France.

You are a disgrace to our humanity. In this hell there have been abominable mass crimes … but there has been even worse, betrayal of trust, betrayal of morale, betrayal of children.
Politics and Government / Re: If Nazi's took over America, who would protect a jew?
« Last post by Id82 on October 05, 2021, 12:19:49 pm »
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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Are there active members here?
« Last post by Gnostic Christian on October 02, 2021, 06:00:13 pm »
I still drop in occasionally but nowhere near often enough :(

I did not look, but hope you are active.

I'm not sure you know what androgynous means? I think you will find that if literalists imagined an androgynous Yahweh they wouldn't have a preconception of whether Jesus was male or female or in-between. I think you mean that the literalists imagine a masculine Yahweh.

But if Yahweh is masculine what about 'Elohim'.

I also don't see why a modern gnostic would confine themselves to the authorised versions of scripture and not consider the jewish scriptures, talmud, koran or apocrypha but then again I think about modern gnostics in the same way as I view modern pagans.

I am aware and use Jewish thinking when appropriate. We are quite close, given that they are not believers in the supernatural.
Like with Eden, I use their Original Virtue view to oppose the original Sin that Christians label it, then stupidly praise Adam's sin and say it was necessary.

Sounds like Original Virtue more than Original Sin. Right?

I use Christianity because of my Christian heritage.

I owe them a lot and correcting their vile ways is how I try to pay back.

The bible says that that is the loving thing to do.

Call god whatever you like, but Eve came from an androgynous Adam as far as Christianity is concerned.


The only good thing to come out of Dennis Prager and PragerU are a slew of high-quality YouTube Poops.
Politics and Government / If Nazi's took over America, who would protect a jew?
« Last post by Skybison on September 29, 2021, 12:06:38 pm »
Dennis Prager often asks himself this question.  If there was a holocaust in America who would help a Jew like him and who would not.  But he's studied the science on the matter and found a conclusion that might surprise you.  One factor is an alturistic personality, another is eccentrics who care less about social conformaty.  This leads to the obvious conclusion:

When I observe Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and, for that matter, the citizens of most countries at this time, this observation about who would risk their lives to hide a Jew leaves me pessimistic with regard to how any of these groups would act under a Nazi or communist regime.

We have seen herdlike behavior and an unquestioning obedience to authority that few expected to witness in previously free countries such as the English-speaking ones. Worse, we have seen unquestioning obedience to irrational authority.

Wearing masks outdoors is irrational. Yet a vast number of Americans have, sheeplike, obeyed irrational government demands to wear them. Telling people who have had COVID-19 to take a vaccine against COVID-19, when natural antibodies are longer lasting and more effective, not to mention safer, than a vaccine is irrational. Telling people who have been vaccinated or had COVID-19 to wear masks is irrational. Prolonged lockdowns of healthy people are irrational.

Yet tens of millions of Americans are unquestioningly obeying irrational orders and castigating those resisting or even questioning them.

It was “eccentric” Christian pastors who kept their churches open and an “eccentric” Catholic priest who sued the state of California for denying him his constitutional right to minister to his flock — and who prevailed against the state. Except for these clergymen and a handful of eccentric restaurant owners, almost all other Americans obeyed the state’s irrational orders.

That is frightening because people who obey irrational orders and despise those who do not are precisely the type of people who didn’t hide Jews.

That's right folks.  It's anti maskers.  People who won't wear a piece of cloth over their face to stop a plague are the heros who would save the victims of genocide.

I don't know about you but I can see some holes in his theory.
Religion and Philosophy / Re: Are there active members here?
« Last post by chad sexington on September 28, 2021, 11:00:28 pm »
I still drop in occasionally but nowhere near often enough :(
Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by chad sexington on September 28, 2021, 08:46:58 pm »
Ben Garrison does not understand idioms.  Ben Garrison does not understand very much at all.  Ben Garrison does however have Covid  :D
Forum Games / Re: Sexy, Neutral, not sexy.
« Last post by Eiki-mun on September 20, 2021, 01:19:26 am »
Swords are absolutely sexy, there's no question about it. Just make sure your sword's well-maintained and all that.

The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by Askold on September 17, 2021, 01:17:25 am »
a) Today is going to be a busy day, but it started with me and my wife washing a shitty cat. Now both my hands are bleeding so much that I have to use bandaids.

b) The shitty cat messed our bed as well.

c) Among the 8 pages of spam that I deleted here, there were a bunch of Ivermectin and Bitcoin adds. Buying either from a shady online source is likely to ruin you.
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