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"9 out of 10 Doctors who smoke prefer Kent! And Jesus-wafers are bad for your cholesterol."
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Israeli embassy blurs out ambassador’s non-kosher lobster in photo of lunch with Bolsonaro

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Oh, all those proscriptions against certain foods? Those can't be taken literally...
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From Geluck's Le Chat (The Cat), another crazy Belgian. :mrgreen:
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Won't the un-blessing drastically decrease the weapons' yield? :(
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"And 3 shall be the number of the count. Not 2, nor shall it be 4. But it shall be 3. And 3 having been counted..."

Damned fools. Now that the Rooskies have Gawd back on their side, I suppose they're capable of just about anything Lil' Puties heart desires, eh?

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Anglican Church of Canada apologizes for spiritual harm to Indigenous Peoples

'We demonized their spiritual traditions — and it's time for us to own up to that history,' says Fred Hiltz

In an open letter published Friday, the leader of the Anglican Church of Canada apologized for its "cultural and spiritual arrogance" that caused harm to Indigenous Peoples.

"We followed too much the devices of our hearts in trying to remake Indigenous Peoples in our image," Fred Hiltz, the most senior archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, told CBC News.

"We belittled their traditional teachings, we banned their ceremonies, we demonized their spiritual traditions — and it's time for us to own up to that history."

The apology acknowledged what the church's called its sins of "arrogance in dismissing Indigenous spiritualities ... as being incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus," of declaring Indigenous teachings to be pagan and primitive and of banning smudging, ceremonial pipes, drumming, potlatches and other cultural practices. It acknowledged that these acts caused "intergenerational spiritual harm."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/angl ... -1.5209821

Getting woke, all superstitions are respectable, not just our own brand. :mrgreen:
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In pictures: US gun-blessing ceremony

Hundreds of World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church members get their guns blessed in Pennsylvania.

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The Rev Yeon Ah Lee-moon with her golden gun - the church is a small group that splintered away from the Unification Church founded by her father-in-law, the late self-proclaimed messiah Rev Sun Myung-moon
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43231638 (more pics)
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Christian family who argued taxes 'against God's will' ordered to pay $2.3m bill

A Tasmanian family has been ordered to pay more than $2 million to the Australian Taxation Office after failing to pay income tax on the grounds it "goes against God's will".

Christian missionaries Fanny Alida Beerepoot and her brother Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot faced the Supreme Court of Tasmania on Wednesday after they both failed to pay an estimated $930,000 in income tax and other charges in 2017.

Solicitor Stephen Linden told the court the pair had been served two notices of their debt and had failed to lodge their tax returns.

In their submissions, Mr Beerepoot said Australian taxation law was contrary to the law of "Almighty God".

"We believe that the constitution affirms the fact that the Commonwealth resides within the jurisdiction of the law of the Almighty God and the law of the Almighty God is the supreme law of this land," he told the court.

Family's property previously seized for not paying rates

Representing themselves, the pair told the court they had previously paid income tax prior to 2011 but that a deepened spiritual relationship meant they later realised paying tax was "against God's will".

Mr Beerepoot told the court the pair sent letters to the Queen and Prime Minister last month calling into question the jurisdiction of taxation and the validity of the legislation.

He argued that by being made to pay taxes, their dependence on God was being taken away from them, which was causing Australia to be cursed.

"Transferring our allegiance from God to the Commonwealth would mean rebelling against God and therefore breaking the first commandment."

"As we reject God, the curses upon us become greater, but if we return to God's teachings there will be healing," Ms Beerepoot said.

"We rely on the blessings we receive from God which we give to him and not to an outside entity such as the tax office."

In 2017, the family had their 2.44-hectare property at Mole Creek in Northern Tasmania seized and later sold for $120,000 by the Meander Valley Council after they refused to pay about $3,000 worth of rates on the property over seven years.

"We don't own anything because we are his [God's]," Ms Beerepoot told the court.
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Fascinating that these boyz take all this make believe horseshit so seriously.
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The wine sucks too.
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sparks wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:25 am The wine sucks too.
It's not too bad. At least it wasn't when I was an angelic choirboy and Andy Davies, the head chorister, used to nick it from behind the altar and pass it around between weddings. If memory serves, it was cooking sherry. Cheapskate bastards. :D
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High Church C of E, not so far from RC.

When the priests could remember how, they'd perform a service in Latin. And the Choirmaster, Michael English, would often be found smoking a crafty cig outside the rectory. :)

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asthmatic camel wrote: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:11 pmservice in Latin
Reminded me of another Brassens song:



Translation:
Tempest In A Stoup

Tempest in a stoup
The supreme Pontiff with
The bishops, the archbishops,
Are making a hell of a mess.

They don't know what they're missing,
All of these damn bigots,
Without latin, without latin,
The mass bothers us.
At the liturgic feast,
No more great fanfare, suddenly,
Without latin, without latin,
No more magic mystery.
The rite that bewitch's us
Turns out to be trivial then,
Without latin, without latin,
And the faithful doesn't give a darn.
Oh most Holy Mary mother of 1
God, say to these fucking
Monks that they're hassling us
Without latin.

I'm not the only one, damnit!
Since these rules are applied
Who goes to the Sunday
Service only when it rains.

They don't know what they're missing,
All of these damn bigots,
Without latin, without latin,
The mass bothers us.
By waiving the Occult,
They'll have to give up
(Without latin, without latin)
The contribution to parish costs.
At the spring season,
Swiss, beadle, sacristan,
Without latin, without latin,
Will cut church 2
Oh most Holy Mary mother of
God, say to these fucking
Monks that they're hassling us
Without latin.

These birds 3 are crazy,
These crows who saw, trim, slice
The safe and good old branch
Of the cross on which they are perched.

They don't know what they're missing,
All of these damn bigots,
Without latin, without latin,
The mass bothers us.
The wine of the holy chalice
Goes down the drain 4,
Without latin, without latin
And its virtues are weakening.
In Lourdes, Sète 5 or Parma,
Just as in Quimper-Corentin,
The presbytery without latin
Has lost its charms.
Oh most Holy Mary mother of
God, say to these fucking
Monks that they're hassling us
Without latin.

Chorus :
They don't know what they're missing,
All of these damn bigots,
Without latin, without latin,
The mass bothers us.
The wine of the holy chalice
Goes down the drain,
Without latin, without latin
And its virtues are weakening.
In Lourdes, Sète or Parma,
Just as in Quimper-Corentin,
The presbytery without latin
Has lost its charms.
Oh most Holy Mary mother of
God, say to these fucking
Monks that they're hassling us
Without latin.


1.
Here Brassens makes an elision of the second "e" of "mère" and insists on the "e" of "de", so this way "Marie mère de" (Mary, mother of) sounds exactly like "Marie, merde" (Mary, shit). I thought it was important to show the mischief of this singer.
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This is difficult to translate : in France, to say "to play hooky, to play truant, to cut class", we have this funny expression : "faire l'école buissonnière", litterally "to go to the school of bushes". Here, Brassens plays with the expression (like he often does) : "faire l'église buissonnière" would mean "to go to the church of bushes"
3.
In France "drôle d'oiseau" (strange bird), or even just "oiseau" is a common stylistic device meaning "weirdo, funny-looking guy"; in addition, the mitre of the bishops looks like a bill and makes them look like giant weird birds, and I think Brassens noticed that.
4.
"Partir/Se changer en eau de boudin" (To go away/to change in pudding water)=to vanish or to turn out badly. In French it's funny because the wine in the chalice is supposed to be the blood of the Christ, and pudding is made with pork blood too.
5.
Brassens is born in Sète, a city in the south of France
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/temp%C3% ... stoup.html

I'll add that "Le presbytère n'a rien perdu de son charme, ni le jardin de son éclat." is a famous quote from Gaston Leroux, recycled here by Brassens.
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Fucking gawddamned irrational cunts.
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This Be The Verse

By Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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Thought you'd appreciate that, Abdul. :)
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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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Heh. Got yourself a gun or a knife? Fucking good luck if you don't want either inserted up your hiney hole. I'm fast
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asthmatic camel wrote: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:57 pm Heh. Got yourself a gun or a knife? Fucking good luck if you don't want either inserted up your hiney hole. I'm fast
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ed wrote: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:44 pm
asthmatic camel wrote: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:57 pm Heh. Got yourself a gun or a knife? Fucking good luck if you don't want either inserted up your hiney hole. I'm fast
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Just wait until I creep up behind you in my gimp suit...

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↑ Another celebrity (?) has also lost his faith, but the other way round:
Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwin’s theories

‘The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain’

David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, calling it a “beautiful idea” that has been effectively disproven.

Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web and has developed many complex computing tools over the years, is today a professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, member of the National Council of the Arts, and a prolific author.

In May, the Claremont Review of Books published a column by Gelernter headlined “Giving Up Darwin.” In it, he explained how his readings and discussions of Darwinian evolution and its competing theories, namely intelligent design, have convinced him Darwin had it wrong.

In particular, he cited Stephen Meyer’s 2013 book Darwin’s Doubt as well as The Deniable Darwin by David Berlinski. The professor expanded on his views in an interview with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution that was published last week.

Gelernter stops short of fully embracing intelligent design, both in his essay and during his interview. He said in his interview he sees intelligence in Earth’s design, and has no quarrel with ID proponents, but notes the world a mess, its suffering far outweighs its goodness.
https://www.thecollegefix.com/famed-yal ... -theories/ More to it, you'll have to read the rest. Video at the link.

Synopsis (as Abdul would say): he doesn't understand the theory of evolution and is irked by what he perceives as "Darwinism as a religion".
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The Missouri Synod Lutherans bravely sacrificed themselves to The Dumbth so their Sodomite Brethrens™ could freely wallow in Darwin's filth.

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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:20 am

Just wait until I creep up behind you in my gimp suit...

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That is not a "gimp Suit" that is a Gay leather Fetishist Suit", as you well know.
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The Supernatural is necessary so that most folks can occasionally look inward and imagine a much better place as contrasted with their real lives involving a 300 pound wife and 2.6 kids who are all living at home with the youngest being 42 and none of them know to this day how to close a refrigerator door or turn off a light. Let's not even start in on the grandkids, Bubba, Yuseff, and Angeliqatoid, all of whom where brought about by chance encounters with ordinary household appliances and hand tools as wielded by the fucktard neighbor just 7 miles down the road who will live lots longer than you or I because he's still able to walk that distance at age 98.

My Gawd but I love People.

I say we kill them all now and start again. Do I hear a second?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:26 pm BTW ed, why did you capitalize "fetishist"?

Do you consider it an identity as well as a diagnosis?
ed is extremely respectful of all religions! :P



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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:17 pm The effect is spiritual only.
Seems sub-par, doesn't even turn it into ice6™.

My granny once brought a bottle of holy water from her orthodox church and later mistook it for vinegar (or was it my mum?). So we had blessed salad and a small family drama. :mrgreen: