1. Standard memberScriabin
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    16 Apr '09 01:38
    "Nasrudin, is your religion orthodox?"

    "It all depends," said Nasrudin, "on which bunch of heretics is in power."

    Powerful men all have the same religion
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    all start with a belief they can help, then ambition, greed, coruption interceed
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    16 Apr '09 15:20
    Tell it to Flavius Claudius Julianus.
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    17 Apr '09 01:29
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    "Nasrudin, is your religion orthodox?"

    "It all depends," said Nasrudin, "on which bunch of heretics is in power."

    Powerful men all have the same religion
    Nobody who's not an Islamophobe finds your anti-Muslim tirades funny.
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    17 Apr '09 01:34
    I love Nasrudin stories. Also Coyote stories.

    There is nothing anti-Islam about Nasrudin -- quite the reverse. These folk tales, whether Nasrudin is a Sufi Mullah or the head of the Dervishes, are meant to convey wisdom and they do.

    Only a mentally challenged person without the ability to read or comprehend would portray quoting Nasrudin stories as anti-Islamic.
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    19 Apr '09 14:39
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    I love Nasrudin stories. Also Coyote stories.

    There is nothing anti-Islam about Nasrudin -- quite the reverse. These folk tales, whether Nasrudin is a Sufi Mullah or the head of the Dervishes, are meant to convey wisdom and they do.

    Only a mentally challenged person without the ability to read or comprehend would portray quoting Nasrudin stories as anti-Islamic.
    Just tell some Brer Rabbit stories or something, OK?
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    19 Apr '09 16:27
    A British Jew is waiting in line to be knighted by the Queen. He is to kneel in front of her and recite a sentence in Latin when she taps him on the shoulders with her sword. However, when his turn comes, he panics in the excitement of the moment and forgets the Latin. Then, thinking fast, he recites the only other sentence he knows in a foreign language, which he remembers from the Passover seder: "Ma nishtana ha layla ha zeh mi kol ha laylot."

    Puzzled, Her Majesty turns to her advisor and whispers, "Why is this knight different from all other knights?"
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    19 Apr '09 17:22
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    "Nasrudin, is your religion orthodox?"

    "It all depends," said Nasrudin, "on which bunch of heretics is in power."

    Powerful men all have the same religion
    Yeah, that's what jesus was going for (a political office).
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    19 Apr '09 17:23
    Originally posted by scherzo
    Nobody who's not an Islamophobe finds your anti-Muslim tirades funny.
    look out scherzo, he's a zionist too!
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    19 Apr '09 18:50
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    look out scherzo, he's a zionist too!
    Wrong forum. But to answer your post, he's not a Zionist. He's just stupid and bad at arguing.

    Now, take to debates if you want to talk more.
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    20 Apr '09 18:46
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    Yeah, that's what jesus was going for (a political office).
    what is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?

    that is, how do you know what Jesus wanted -- he speaks directly to you, does he?
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    21 Apr '09 21:16
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    what is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?

    that is, how do you know what Jesus wanted -- he speaks directly to you, does he?
    what is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?

    the new testament.


    he speaks directly to you, does he?

    no. but I've heard he spoke to G.W Bush once.
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    21 Apr '09 21:23
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    [b]what is your source for what Jesus "was going for" ?

    the new testament.


    he speaks directly to you, does he?

    no. but I've heard he spoke to G.W Bush once.[/b]
    did Jesus write the new testament version of what he was going for?

    how many differing versions of what he was going for appear in the NT, as many as the accounts of his execution by the Romans?
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    21 Apr '09 22:20
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    did Jesus write the new testament version of what he was going for?

    how many differing versions of what he was going for appear in the NT, as many as the accounts of his execution by the Romans?
    The new testament wasn't written by jesus himself (too bad), but it is the closer you can get to what he actually was going for.
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    22 Apr '09 00:29
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    "Nasrudin, is your religion orthodox?"

    "It all depends," said Nasrudin, "on which bunch of heretics is in power."

    Powerful men all have the same religion
    Gandhi would be the most curious exception to the rule, unless I'm misreading the intent of what you are saying. The Dali Lama would be another exception, in that his religion informs his politics and not the other way around.
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