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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    20 Jun '15 08:51
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I'm confused.

    I use to worship my recycle bin, but my local council in its wisdom has now given me 3 different recycle bins. If i worship all 3 of them am i now a believer in the Trinity?

    I need to speak to my local Minister. (Aka Binman).
    Polytheism (Polybinism) is the way forward.
    Who said there was only one bin??
    (That's garbage)
  2. Germany
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    20 Jun '15 08:54
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Polytheism (Polybinism) is the way forward.
    Who said there was only one bin??
    (That's garbage)
    Blasphemy! Off to the garbage incinerator, you!
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    20 Jun '15 09:10
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Blasphemy! Off to the garbage incinerator, you!
    Pffft, everyone knows that the rubble, the junk and the holy compost is one and the same. 🙄
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    20 Jun '15 09:46
    Originally posted by C Hess
    Pffft, everyone knows that the rubble, the junk and the holy compost is one and the same. 🙄
    Not according to our council!!!
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    20 Jun '15 11:05
    Recent comments in this thread prove beyond a doubt that environmentalism is a religion.

    It has been asserted by Christian apologists that environmentalism therefore needs to answer these four fundamental questions.
    -Origins
    -Meaning
    -Morality
    -Destiny
  6. Standard memberfinnegan
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    20 Jun '15 13:41
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    We all know what the Golden Rule is that you speak of.
    We want to know about the Golden Rule that [i]Jesus[/i} spoke of.
    😀
    Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar - i.e. pay your taxes.
  7. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    20 Jun '15 14:48
    Originally posted by finnegan
    Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar - i.e. pay your taxes.
    Do you by any chance work for the Inland Revenue?
  8. Subscribermoonbus
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    21 Jun '15 11:38
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    ... Off to the garbage incinerator, you!
    So the lake of fire bit wasn't allegorical after all. It's real.

    But we're not supposed to incinerate batteries. There must be a separate purgatory for expired batteries.
  9. Standard memberfinnegan
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    21 Jun '15 11:562 edits
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Do you by any chance work for the Inland Revenue?
    Lakoff argues that we need to promote a very different view of taxes—one that uses a very different kind of metaphor. The metaphor he suggests is that of taxes as “dues”.
    Taxes are our dues — we pay our dues to be Americans and enjoy the benefits of American society. Taxes are what we pay to live in a civilized society that is democratic, offers opportunity, and has a huge infrastructure available to all citizens. This incredible infrastructure has been paid for by previous taxpayers. Roads and highways, the Internet, the broadcast airwaves, our public education system, our power grid — every day we all use this vast infrastructure. Our dues maintain it.2
    It is about being a member, a part of the community. People pay a membership fee to join a gym, the local YMCA, or a club for which they get to use the basketball courts, the swimming pool, and the golf course. They did not pay for these facilities with their own memberships. They were built and paid for by other members, and all the current members maintain them with their dues. It is the same thing with our country — being a member in good standing of a remarkable nation. Americans pay their dues.

    This idea of taxes as dues is not original to Lakoff. It is an idea that has often been expressed, but has not been promoted with the same ferocity or persistence of the taxes-as-affliction metaphor. Franklin Delano Roosevelt once remarked that “Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.” And Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. expressed a similar sentiment when he said that “I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization."


    http://www.governmentisgood.com/articles.php?aid=17
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    29 Jun '15 12:01
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    We all know what the Golden Rule is that you speak of.
    We want to know about the Golden Rule that [i]Jesus[/i} spoke of.
    😀
    Bump for Whodey
  11. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    01 Jul '15 20:36
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Bump for Whodey
    Forget Whodey, i'm still waiting for the table to be turned on atheists, as the OP promised.
  12. Subscriberlemondrop
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    02 Jul '15 18:53
    the universe is simply to majestic for people of faith to comprehend
    they need the security and simplicity that their faith provides
    science will chip away the gods or god that is worshiped so dearly until the truth is finally revealed
    a hundred years from now, a rude awakening will bite you in the ass
  13. Subscriberlemondrop
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    02 Jul '15 18:58
    amen
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    02 Jul '15 19:19
    I see that you agree with your own beliefs. That's not very surprising.
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