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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Quatermass » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:29 pm

I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.

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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:56 pm

Quatermass wrote:As for the kid's name, is it me being grossly ignorant, or does that sound like a Native American name (at least the surname)? :think:


It does seem to be native American, most likely Lakota tribe as I found 3 definite examples on the web from there from only 27 people with that surname in the US. It looks like it's dying out as a name

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One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:35 am

Undead yes -
Unperson no!
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:23 am

^^knowledge is power. :) ..but wisdom is greater.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Quatermass » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:10 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/pakistani-girl-stable-in-uk-hospital/story-fnddckzi-1226498215263

Malala.jpg


Oh, how very true.

Knowledge and choice is the enemy of any fundamentalist, Islamic, Christian, anyone like that.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:16 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/pakistani-girl-stable-in-uk-hospital/story-fnddckzi-1226498215263

Malala.jpg

Yes indeed - it's one of the reasons that Sharlene and I support the Central Asia Institute. :)
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:38 am

I'm pretty sure Bob Nightwalker isn't Native American.

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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:59 am

Quatermass wrote:
Sister Jennifer wrote:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/pakistani-girl-stable-in-uk-hospital/story-fnddckzi-1226498215263

Malala.jpg


Oh, how very true.

Knowledge and choice is the enemy of any fundamentalist, Islamic, Christian, anyone like that.


I'll thank you to take "Christian" out of that list.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:27 am

Why? :?

There are Christian fundamentalists as well Islamic ones and Hindu ones. There are even, arguably, Atheist fundamentalists. Fundamentalism covers a wide range of belief systems.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby pip » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:34 am

I would disagree with you Con. Christian fundamentalists can be as dangerous as any and have been throughout history.
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:43 am

Tonyblack wrote:Why? :?

There are Christian fundamentalists as well Islamic ones and Hindu ones. There are even, arguably, Atheist fundamentalists. Fundamentalism covers a wide range of belief systems.


Thanks Tony,
I was thinking more of "extremism" because they are put together quite often. (goes for a hit of caffeine) Carry on, :)
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:48 am

pip wrote:I would disagree with you Con. Christian fundamentalists can be as dangerous as any and have been throughout history.


Sure, there are lots of people out there which will follow just about anything. Look at how many people watch Doctor Who! :lol:

seriously though,
It saddens me even more than non-Christians to see my belief being misused. It's so easy to just read the Bible to get the facts, than listen to some of these fools.

EDIT:
Sorry, I missed a word and a letter,
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby pip » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:53 am

Conforumist wrote:
pip wrote:I would disagree with you Con. Christian fundamentalists can be as dangerous as any and have been throughout history.


Sure, there are lots of people out there which will follow just about anything. Look at how many people watch Doctor Who! :lol:

seriously though,
It saddens me even more than non-Christians to see my belief being misused. It's so easy to just read the Bible to get the facts, than listen to some of these fools.

Well they beat each other over the heads for years here using christianity as an excuse so i hear ya .
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby Conforumist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:58 am

Sorry, I goofed my grammar a little on the last post.

Pip,
If you want to paste my correction into your post that would be great!
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Re: File this under "Headlines that left you speechless"

Postby pip » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:01 am

Took me a minute to find it ;) I didn't notice it missing the first time and my mind inserted the correct word by itself :lol:
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