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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 pm

In Detroit, Muskrat are fish ...

Detroit area Catholics can dine on muskrat during Lent according to Archdiocese
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DETROIT -- As Catholics across the globe continue to observe Lent their options for abstaining from meat on Fridays are fairly limited. However, in the Metro Detroit area there is one extra option that is not off limits to devout Catholics; muskrat.

According to the Associated Press, an exception to the rule was made for Catholics in the area in the 1700′s. It allows for Catholics to eat the rodent “on days of abstinence, including Fridays of Lent,” according to the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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Even on the hoof, it looks yummy. :Hungry2:

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Post by sparks » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:19 pm

Yep, along with diddling kids, paying no taxes and generally fucking up the world with their quaint notions of acceptable birth control, the bullshit artists want to tell us what we can and cannot eat and when.

Get a grip you fucking losers!
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:45 pm

sparks wrote:
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... the bullshit artists want to tell us what we can and cannot eat and when. ...
Jews do that too.

And furthermore Jews are such meanies they tell their folks not to eat rats (exception for starvation only).

OK you might prefer pastrami, but sometimes you might want something a bissel less heavy. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:34 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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In Detroit, Muskrat are fish ...
Beaver

Catholics once circumvented meatless fasts by claiming the semi-aquatic rodent was a fish.

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When the Europeans arrived in North America, two of their primary objectives were to collect as many beaver pelts as possible, and to convert the native population to Catholicism.

The locals liked to eat the beaver meat, which was convenient for the Europeans, who cared only for the skin. The newcomers changed their tune, however, during the Catholic season of Lent. On Fridays throughout this stretch leading up to Easter, the faithful are forbidden from eating meat, specifically land-dwelling animals. To accommodate new converts (and probably meat-loving Europeans), they turned to the beaver.

In the 17th century, the Bishop of Quebec petitioned the Church to make beaver meat permissible during Friday fasts. The logic: Fish were permitted and the semi-aquatic rodent did spend much of its time in the water. The Church, which has a long history of creative cheats around meatless fasts (such as capybaras and muskrats), granted the request.

Beaver still serves as a Lenten meat substitute in some areas, particularly St. Louis, Missouri.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/beav ... lent-cheat

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:38 am

When the Europeans arrived in North America ...
More specifically the French.

No such Popish nonsense from the English, Old Boy. 8)
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:09 pm

U.S. Church Membership Down Sharply in Past Two Decades
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Note that while the headline says "Down Sharply in Past Two Decades", we're actually talking about an 80 year low, and no stats from earlier than that.

Ergo: Long term trend not just "kidz these days". :coolspecs:
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:30 pm

So half of adults are still "members", but declining. It could go lower still. Some other countries are even more secular than the US. Such as Japan. Japan seems to have many varieties of Christians though, just not in huge numbers. There's a catholic church not far from my house, although it doesn't much look like one from the outside, and a tiny protestant one. Down near the train station I see Jehovah's Witlesses handing out Japanese language versions of The Watchtower and other literature.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:20 pm

What about historically Japanese religion?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:54 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:20 pm
What about historically Japanese religion?
They exist. There's temples and shrines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Japan
Religion in Japan is dominated by Shinto (the ethnic religion of the Japanese people) and by Buddhism. According to surveys carried out in 2006[1] and 2008,[2] less than 40% of the population of Japan identifies with an organized religion: around 35% are Buddhists, 3% to 4% are members of Shinto sects and derived religions, and from fewer than 1%[3][4][5] to 2.3% are Christians.[note 2]

Most of the Japanese (50% to 80% considering degrees of syncretism with Buddhism, shinbutsu-shūgō[6]) pray and worship ancestors and gods (神, kami, shin or, archaically, jin) at Shinto shrines or at private altars, while not identifying as "Shinto" or "Shintoist" in surveys.[7] This is because these terms have little meaning for the majority of the Japanese,[7] or because they define membership in Shinto organizations or sects.[8][9] The term "religion" (宗教, shūkyō) itself in Japanese culture defines only organized religions (that is, religions with specific doctrines and required membership).[10] People who identify as "non-religious" (無宗教, mushūkyō) in surveys actually mean that they do not belong to any religious organization, even though they may take part in Shinto rituals and worship.[10]


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Innocent mistake? :notsure:
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm

Gawd works in mysterious ways (keep tithing you damned fools), and so does His opposite number. Regular price 9.99. On sale now for 6.66.

Batch of gawddamned fucking idiots.
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Post by Witness » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:32 am

The Satanic Temple in Salem is now a tax-exempt church

SALEM, Mass. - The Satanic Temple says it's been designated a tax-exempt church by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Salem, Massachusetts-based organization said Wednesday it recently received notice from the federal agency of its new tax status.

The organization says the designation will help in its legal battles against religious discrimination, allow it to pursue faith-based government grants and guarantee the same access to public spaces as other religious organizations. The IRS didn't comment.

The Satanic Temple says it's a "non-theistic" group and members are not literal devil worshippers.

The group temporarily placed a statue of the goat-headed creature Baphomet at the Arkansas State Capitol last year after a Ten Commandments monument was installed. It also sued Scottsdale, Arizona after members weren't allowed to deliver the opening prayer at a City Council meeting.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:45 pm

Time to bring up my church and state hobby horse again.

Churches should be taxed the same as any other profit making corporation. No more, no less, same legal category.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:58 pm

Yeah, but good luck with that. Should, but won't.
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Post by Witness » Fri May 03, 2019 1:59 am

Conservatives want Catholic bishops to denounce pope as heretic

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic, in the latest ultra-conservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity.

The most prominent of the group is Father Aidan Nichols, a 70-year-old British priest of the Dominican order who has written many books and is one of most recognized theologians in the English-speaking world. The others are less well known.

"We take this measure as a last resort to respond to the accumulating harm caused by Pope Francis's words and actions over several years, which have given rise to one of the worst crises in the history of the Catholic Church," they said in a 20-page open letter.

The letter attacks Francis for allegedly softening the Church's stance on a range of subjects. They say he has not been outspoken enough against abortion and has been too welcoming to homosexuals and too accommodating to Protestants and Muslims.

It was published on Tuesday by LifeSiteNews, a conservative Catholic website that often is a platform for attacks on the pope. Last year, it ran a document by the Vatican's former ambassador to Washington, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, calling on the pope to resign.
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Impeach the Pope! :lmao:

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 am

Apparently, 'worst crises' doesn't include diddling children.

Fucking baby raping creeps! Put all of 'em to the cross and call it a good start.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 04, 2019 6:02 pm

Witness wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:17 am
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Mine's better. :P

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