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He has a reputation for being a complete idiot.

Starbucks putting semen in their coffee was one of the ideas he had.

Meanwhile:

Pastor Who Claimed To Cure Coronavirus With Faith Dies Of Coronavirus
Frankline Ndifor had claimed to cure the COVID-19 infection in Cameroon via the laying of hands.

A pastor and former presidential candidate in Cameroon who claimed he had cured coronavirus via laying hands has reportedly died of the infection.

Frankline Ndifor died on Saturday at the age of 39, Voice of America reported.

The authorities had to use force to enter Ndifor’s residence because his followers, who believed he was a prophet, had blocked entry as they prayed for his resurrection.
39 is rather on the young side but it is Cameroon.
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A bit of humour

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Miraculous bacon:

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↑ What is this satanic "zero calorie" stuff?!?





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Isn't s/he a bit young for conversion at gunpoint? :notsure:
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Driven by an old lady from Québec city.
No translation needed, I presume? :mrgreen:
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↑ Quite fascinating how they effortlessly mix the mundane and their religious delirium convictions.

Can't fathom that type of mind. Does it just switch on and off depending on context?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:30 am My guess is always there waiting to be awakened.
Well, that's rephrasing what I said. :mrgreen:
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Well done, but don't awake ed's or Nyarl's wrath! :o
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‘Masking is a satanic ritual’: Group protests outside Spokane health officer’s house over state mask mandate

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Political activist Joey Gibson, founder of Patriot Prayer, uses a bullhorn Friday at the house of Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/ ... st-group-/
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Fucking Spokane.

Let 'em die. And good riddance to the Dumbth.
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‘Brilliant’ loophole? Lexington schools met ‘In God We Trust’ mandate by framing a dollar.

When Brittany Pike saw the back of a dollar bill framed at Lexington’s Athens Chilesburg Elementary School last week, she couldn’t have been more pleased.

Pike took a photo and posted it on Facebook Wednesday along with this message about Fayette County Public Schools’ response to Kentucky’s new law that requires the national “In God We Trust” motto to be displayed prominently at schools:

“This school year Kentucky began requiring schools to place “In God We Trust” in the building. I absolutely love living in a school district that wants to follow the law while also ensuring EVERY student feels welcomed back regardless of religious beliefs. Thank you so very much Fayette County Public Schools for simply posting a dollar with ‘In God We Trust.’ My kids don’t feel awkward or excluded for not believing in any God.”

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Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk said Wednesday afternoon that in complying with the new law, “all schools in our district have been provided a framed version of an enlarged copy of a $1 dollar bill to display in a prominent location.”

Pike told the Herald-Leader that her husband is the state director at the group American Atheists, and has been working behind the scenes to address the new law.
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/edu ... 93192.html
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Jesus could also get boned up the ass for being a wise guy.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:18 pm He actually makes a good point.

Too damn many politicians act like they are running for Messiah.
Agreed (especially the Orange Messiah™ :mrgreen: ).

But then preaching skepticism in politics while believing in Jeebus is a tad self-defeating, no?

And there are laws against corruption (i. e. excessive greed), strangely they speak more to the wallet than to the heart. Bunch of godless atheists! :x
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City revokes tax exemption after FFRF protests

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is celebrating a victory for taxpayers very near its home that it played an educational role in.

The city of Monona (adjacent to FFRF’s headquarters in Madison, Wis.) had incorrectly classified a nearly 10-acre property on Lake Monona as being exempt from property taxes. Even though the property is generally referred to as the “San Damiano Friary,” it reportedly hadn’t been used for tax-exempt purposes since at least 2015. FFRF had protested this misclassification last December.

“Property that is exempt under Wis. Stat. § 70.11(4) must actually be used by the entity seeking an exemption,” FFRF Senior Counsel Patrick Elliott had written to Monona City Administrator Bryan Gadow and the official appraisers. “It is not enough for a religious organization to own the property, it must be ‘used exclusively’ by the organization.”

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The city of Monona seems to have come around to FFRF’s perspective. The latest documents from the city’s assessing agency show that it is being appraised at just under $4 million, and the property owners could end up paying more than $80,000 in taxes annually.
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Grab them by the wallet. :mrgreen:
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↑ I think we all agree on that, Abdul. Did you have any doubts? If you have doubts you could see your confessor… :P





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Prayer is no substitute for medical care, Alaska Supreme Court says

The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court decision that removed an elderly woman from the care of her daughter after the daughter declined to treat the woman’s epilepsy and said she would use prayer to treat her, even in a medical emergency.

The daughter, identified in the decision as “Rachel O.,” argued the prior decision amounted to religious discrimination because she cares for her mother — identified as “Tiffany O.” — “based on the tenets of religion instead of how the state wants her cared for.”

The court disagreed, writing in a unanimous ruling that “by depriving her mother of personal care services and emergency services in favor of prayer, Rachel not only fails to satisfy the essential requirements (of state law), but also puts Tiffany’s health and safety at risk.”

Rachel represented herself as the appellant, and the Alaska Department of Law represented the appellee.

The ruling, published Friday, concludes nearly 13 years of action by the state, which became involved in 2007 when Rachel requested the state appoint a guardian for Tiffany.

That was done in 2008, but Rachel became dissatisfied with the care her mother was receiving, according to court records. In 2011, Rachel became Tiffany’s guardian and said that because she graduated from a ministry school, she was justified to “rely entirely on prayer in lieu of hospital care” for her mother, the ruling states.
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/07 ... ourt-says/

Raising your daughter as a good Christian can have its drawbacks. :mrgreen:
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↑ You could at least link to the excellent Cumsprite comic where you grabbed that! (NSFW)





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Because Jeebus was a bronze age ignorant fuck who new nothing of the germ theory of disease? Besides, why would He worry about such things, He's the son of Sky Daddy and He's got to live long enough to get nailed to a cross.
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Jeesus fuckin' Christ.

Children should be properly cooked, not heard.
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That vid set my teeth on edge.

Admittedly our local pastors are of the slimy/shifty persuasion, so I'm not used to that… style.

As it has been said, "Pas de dialogue avec les prêtres, même aberrants." (No dialogue with priests, even nonsensical ones.)
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↑ Cute! :)

If magic was real in the traditional sense, i. e. involving difficult to control sentient supernatural entities, we'd have the equivalent of terrible laboratory accidents (especially with all the dimwits thinking they dabble in it). Yet we don't, how strange…

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Back to serious matter:
Pope: Gossiping is 'plague worse than COVID'

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said Sunday that gossiping is a "plague worse than COVID" that is seeking to divide the Catholic Church.

Francis strayed from his prepared text to double down on his frequent complaint about gossiping within church communities and even within the Vatican bureaucracy. Francis didn't give specifics during his weekly blessing, but went on at some length to say the devil is the "biggest gossiper" who is seeking to divide the church with his lies.

"Please brothers and sisters, let's try to not gossip," he said. "Gossip is a plague worse than COVID. Worse. Let's make a big effort: No gossiping!"

Francis' comments came as he elaborated on a Gospel passage about the need to correct others privately when they do something wrong. The Catholic hierarchy has long relied on this "fraternal correction" among priests and bishops to correct them when they err without airing problems in public.

Survivors of sexual abuse have said this form of private reprimand has allowed abuse to fester in the church and let both predator priests and superiors who covered up for them escape punishment.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/pope-gossi ... -1.5094432

Do we gossip here? :notsure:
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↑↑ It's a pleasant read. Despite the subject it has a coherence too many contemporary authors seem to lack.

↑ Oh, so you renounce your ways? :notsure:
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I was almost seduced by a witch once, in Key West

Horrible people once you get to know them
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