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Old Apr 6th 2015, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
More like a WGAF, really. I think the most important WTF about Easter is why do so many Americans believe Jesus was a white bloke, of seemingly Italian ancestry who was the son of a fictional deity ...
For clarity, please can you provide an example of a non-fictional deity?
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
For clarity, please can you provide an example of a non-fictional deity?
The FSM, obviously ...

I know what you mean, it was a bit redundant, wasn't it?
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or the IPU


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Haile Selassie?
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He's not wrong about European Christianity.

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
More like a WGAF, really. I think the most important WTF about Easter is why do so many Americans believe Jesus was a white bloke, of seemingly Italian ancestry who was the son of a fictional deity ...
The whole Christianity thing is a great example of the terrible consequences that can result from what must, at the time, have seemed to be a harmless little white lie ...

(Although one does have to admire Mary's ingenuity in explaining away just how she got pregnant ...)
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The whole Christianity thing is a great example of the terrible consequences that can result from what must, at the time, have seemed to be a harmless little white lie ...

(Although one does have to admire Mary's ingenuity in explaining away just how she got pregnant ...)
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The mother was often accused of sleeping with milkmen. Brother ranga w/ brown eyes, sister ash blond w/ hazel eyes and me brunette w/ blue eyes. Infact the grandmother (her mother) told me my dad wasn't my dad, the local gp was. That was a fun conversation.
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The mother was often accused of sleeping with milkmen. Brother ranga w/ brown eyes, sister ash blond w/ hazel eyes and me brunette w/ blue eyes. Infact the grandmother (her mother) told me my dad wasn't my dad, the local gp was. That was a fun conversation.
I was found under a rock, so they say.
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The mother was often accused of sleeping with milkmen. Brother ranga w/ brown eyes, sister ash blond w/ hazel eyes and me brunette w/ blue eyes. Infact the grandmother (her mother) told me my dad wasn't my dad, the local gp was. That was a fun conversation.
I was a real bright ginger as a child, and the local GP was also ginger haired, neither of my parents were, a 'friend' of my mother did make some comment about my parentage, my mother didn't speak to her for several years after that.
It transpired that my grandfather, who died before I was born was also ginger haired
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The mother was often accused of sleeping with milkmen. Brother ranga w/ brown eyes, sister ash blond w/ hazel eyes and me brunette w/ blue eyes. Infact the grandmother (her mother) told me my dad wasn't my dad, the local gp was. That was a fun conversation.
My mother

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Originally Posted by md95065
The whole Christianity thing is a great example of the terrible consequences that can result from what must, at the time, have seemed to be a harmless little white lie ...

(Although one does have to admire Mary's ingenuity in explaining away just how she got pregnant ...)
It also explains the dim-witted naivete of everyone else for believing her story

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I was found under a rock, so they say.
I was, apparently, the end result of too much sparkling wine. Lovely.
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The South Caroliner cop shooting/murder.

Bonkers. Makes you wonder how often something like that might happen and getting away with it if it hadn't been filmed.

Wonder how much cop cams cost and the cost/benefit of them would be.
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The South Caroliner cop shooting/murder.

Bonkers. Makes you wonder how often something like that might happen and getting away with it if it hadn't been filmed.

Wonder how much cop cams cost and the cost/benefit of them would be.
Horrifying.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
Horrifying.
There was a similar shooting/killing in Charlotte, NC at the end of 2013. The case will go to trial in July. The charge of "voluntary manslaughter" has a maximum penalty of (only) five years. ..... IIRC two officers already had the "situation" under control, the situation actually being a car break down where the driver had knocked on the front door of a nearby house to ask for assistance, when this idiot cop races up, pulls his gun and fires, hitting the victim with 10 of 12 shots. Even a fellow officer at the scene was reported to have exclaimed something like "WTF?"
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