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    Sure have!

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    Locked and loaded.



    Here's an April 17 Instagram post by Daniel Defense, makers of the Texas murder weapon, tagged "He is Risen!"

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    Risen indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Locked and loaded.



    Here's an April 17 Instagram post by Daniel Defense, makers of the Texas murder weapon, tagged "He is Risen!"
    Don’t be fooled. The owner is known for his marketing techniques.

    “After one of its military-style rifles was used in the Texas elementary school shooting on Tuesday, the gun manufacturer Daniel Defense published a pop-up statement on its home page sending “thoughts and prayers” to the community of Uvalde, Texas, and pledging to cooperate with the authorities.

    When the pop-up disappeared, a different message took center stage: a promotion, adorned with gold-encased bullets, for a sweepstakes to win $15,000 worth of guns or ammunition.”

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    Locked and loaded.



    Here's an April 17 Instagram post by Daniel Defense, makers of the Texas murder weapon, tagged "He is Risen!"
    Disgusting moral depravity.

    But we haven't seen much better even from church hierarchy lately.

    Do we really expect Christian rapists and pedophiles actually to have sound moral teachings regarding weapon ownership? Granted, this was a gun manufacturer co-opting scripture, but we all know that it is a marketing strategy that works among some Christian men.

    Guns for Jesus!

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    It is the "Cowboy Myth". How the South Won the Civil War by Heather Cox Richardson will either inform or make you mad as hell. She explains how Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan were steeped in this myth. They, like many, thought to Alamo was to gain Texas independence instead of making it a slave state. It is absolute insanity that American children are being taught lies.

    The Evangelicals have done it to themselves by supporting Trump types and their own disregard for women and children within their walls. While saying they are pro life and hypocritically mistreating the living.

    Maybe more than any time in history, people cannot say they didn't know. The libraries are free and we are not barred from being able to get to know those who don't look and think as we do.

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    It's scary how gun-sickness and bloodlust has infiltrated christian fundmentalist thinking. Just do a search for Jesus assault rifle or similar terms and see what shows up.










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    fucking sick

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    Quentin Tarantino should redo the story of Jesus's crucifixion, except in the retelling, Jesus carries an automatic.

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    Practice simplicity and humility! Christ and his disciples were simple people, associated with simple laborers, lepers, and other neglected sectors of society. They had no fixed abode, were constantly on the road, and spent much time meditating in silence. Even though you are not required to go out on the road and become an ascetic to follow Christ, it is nevertheless important to know that there is absolutely no need for wealth, status, or prominent accomplishments. I was put on the right track in the church https://firstchurchlove.com. I go to it every day! The fewer sophisticated traps of the material world around you, the less you will be distracted from the essence of Christ's message!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalinaCohen View Post
    Practice simplicity and humility! Christ and his disciples were simple people, associated with simple laborers, lepers, and other neglected sectors of society. They had no fixed abode, were constantly on the road, and spent much time meditating in silence. Even though you are not required to go out on the road and become an ascetic to follow Christ, it is nevertheless important to know that there is absolutely no need for wealth, status, or prominent accomplishments.
    Well said. There is no indication Jesus would have condemned. He didn’t evangelize. He didn’t push his ideas. He said and loved simply.

    While the churches are emptying, what made folks come to Jesus is very present today. Quiet discipleship can do much.

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    But the religion is founded on a lie: dead people come back to life.

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    But the religion is founded on a lie: dead people come back to life.
    What religion isn't founded on a lie? What elected official, in any country, wasn't elected after at LEAST one lie?

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    But the religion is founded on a lie: dead people come back to life.
    If there were a system whereby a person could have a transformed mind to live a good life, but not socially isolated, that would be an attractive offering. The problem with Evangelical Christianity is that the whole system is no longer about living a good life, but the "sweet by and by". In other words, the "abundant life" that Jesus spoke about has been subjugated by "saved from Hell". This allows the church member never to consider the quality of their existence while living.

    Since life is really hard and harder for some than others, being able to have as good of an existence as possible would be a good thing.

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    What religion isn't founded on a lie? What elected official, in any country, wasn't elected after at LEAST one lie?
    Buddhism seems a bit closer to reality than christianity and islam.

    Your second question is overly broad and disingenuous. Can you quote a lie from Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand? Katrín Jakobsdóttir, PM of Iceland? Sanne Marin, PM of Finland?

    Men lie a lot more often than women. As you know.

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    What religion isn't founded on a lie? What elected official, in any country, wasn't elected after at LEAST one lie?
    Buddhism seems a bit closer to reality than christianity and islam.

    Your second question is overly broad and disingenuous. Can you quote a lie from Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand? Katrín Jakobsdóttir, PM of Iceland? Sanne Marin, PM of Finland?

    Men lie a lot more often than women. As you know.
    Some Buddhism has quite a bit of myth-based tales, but at least it doesn't want you to put their Gods on pedestals (if you meet Buddha, kill 'em). Some Buddhists only take the non-religious aspects for themselves or merge Buddhism with the typical monotheistic faiths.

    Yes, it was largely a disingenuous question. But, while I know little of those individuals, I have a hard time believing that any politician can advance their career without at least a few false promises.

    I'm a man, and I will state that it's a verified fact that men lie far rarer than women.

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    Men and women lie.

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    I'll restate that. I trust women to tell the truth far more than I trust men.

    The whole patriarchal dominance thing (central to several major religions) is a colossal lie.
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    I tend to agree. Having worked in healthcare, females have their own issues .

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