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by Sapphire
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Yeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaw
Replies: 52
Views: 16293

I'd like to humbly direct anyone who's interested to revver.com, which is hosting an amateur footage on someone's cameraphone, which shows the death unedited. The video is graphic, but not in a gory or bloody sense. Disturbing may be a better word. Upsetting. Soul-chilling. I would talk about making...
by Sapphire
Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Did you read this book? Any good arguments against it?
Replies: 61
Views: 6197

I think I've discovered an inconsistency in Lazerus. First he says that when something can be neither proven nor disproven, science favors an assumption of falsity. Then he says that religion can be shown to be untrue. Is it disprovable or not? If so, and if you think you can convince others that i...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

Re: Repeating myself here

That average of 300 cases annually is of cases <I>specifically determined to be cases of arson.</i> Not lightning strikes, not insurance fraud, not someone getting clumsy with the candles during the Christmas pageant. Insurance fraud is arson, Junior. All the things I mentioned are considered arson...
by Sapphire
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

And which of these have become a matter of serious social contention? In other words, WHY would anyone burn a church down, ASIDE from the fact that it represents a specific religion? As I said before, I can think of a few reasons, but all of them put together would likely amount to a minority of bu...
by Sapphire
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Persecution (Dec 2)
Replies: 219
Views: 16317

BrockthePaine wrote: - George Washington was an Anglican, then an Episcopalian, and might have arguably been a deist.
How could Washington switch from Anglican to Episcopalian? I'm pretty sure they're the same thing, the Church of England.
by Sapphire
Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: What should we do in Iraq?
Replies: 114
Views: 33375

So Ralph's suggestion is to ban islam from islamic countries. You might want to check history books: even the romans didnt manage to rout out christians back in the early days, despite throwing them to lions, prosecuting them and even killing them on sight if caching them praying/preaching. Lets sa...
by Sapphire
Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

Point of contention: I am for supplying condoms to help the spread of HIV, and I'm a supporter of GM foods. To me, Norman Borlaug is one of the great American Heroes. My point is this: AIDS is a problem. It's insulting to think that people in Africa are too simple to use abstinence. If condoms can h...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

Schools, including highly liberal ones like my college, have gotten more likely to say "safer sex" to remind us that it's not 100% safe. And CM, I'm afraid you were still unsound in addressing HM's point on alcohol sales. He does not object to a day banning them, but when that day is based on one f...
by Sapphire
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

For instance, Jack Chick or Eric Keroac will tell you a condom will not protect against HIV, when the NIH says that protected sex can reduce your chances of infection by as much as a millionfold. And abstinence reduces your chances to a big fat zero. I was certain I'd heard somewhere that the manuf...
by Sapphire
Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

For instance, Jack Chick Erg, please don't refer to Jack Chick as an example of Christianity of any kind. I'm not even sure what brand of Christianity he claims to represent given his little pamphlets tend to attack Catholics and other Christian groups. But Eric Keroac agrees, and He's a recent Bus...
by Sapphire
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

To comment on your ridicule of my assertion that the Church was anti-Science, I present to you Gallileo. I suppose if I cared enough, I could dust off my old history books or search Google and find more examples. Galileo is the _one_ person that is constantly pointed out. Note that the Church has s...
by Sapphire
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

If 300 abortion clinics a year were burned down by acts of known arson, in fact, even in the instance of a single abortion clinic burning down, the only logical assumption--barring any other information--would be anti-abortionists. Barring any other information, the last thing a crime investigator ...
by Sapphire
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32893

Max, you couldn't be more irrelevant if you were standing next to a giant irrelevant-statement-making machine. Church does not equal abortion clinic. So if 300 abortion clinics a year were burned down by acts of known arson, you wouldn't leap to the conclusion that angry anti-abortion Christians we...
by Sapphire
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Music
Replies: 17
Views: 1502

Music

Soundtracks to: Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, FFVII Advent Children, Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4) Super Mario RPG, Kingdom Hearts II, Little Miss Sunshine (Excellent movie, screw Ray Comfort), Reefer Madness (Musical), MirrorMask, A Prarie Home Companion, Serenity, Kung Fu...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: politics and HO
Replies: 50
Views: 4744

I think TotQ should be out of the HO loop just because its doesnt discuss Politics like the other 2. but its not my call. That's all I was trying to say. I realize, now, my original post may have been slightly inflammatory. But I still believe I expressed myself clearly and I hope no offense was ta...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Domestic Terrorist Attack on US Soil
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

ok, first off, Lazerus, you had better be ready for the grill, because the only thing you're getting is burned from all this secondly Sapphire, shut up! it is not your place to say what is and isn't free game, TOTQ belongs to Ralph and Ralph alone, and in case you hadn't noticed, HE, (not you) is t...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Racconan Martial Arts?
Replies: 38
Views: 16038

Well, this assumes you couldn't enhance the claws artificially, like with a claw sharpener, or maybe some claw-equivalent of strenthening nail polish.
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Domestic Terrorist Attack on US Soil
Replies: 13
Views: 1476

I smell gasoline for a flamewar. Delete this now or you're just causing problems. You have a right to say this, but I just forsee problems... This also doesn't really belong on the TotQ forums. As long as Hayes keeps dragging his personal political agendas kicking and screaming into TotQ, where it ...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Persecution (Dec 2)
Replies: 219
Views: 16317

I take, also, the six Muslim clerics slapped with handcuffs on U.S. airways for 'praying.' 1) They were not slapped in handcuffs. One of the six said they had been, but it turned out later that he was lying. 2) They were not just "praying". They were acting in a deliberately provocative manner, doi...
by Sapphire
Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Persecuting the Christians... again?
Replies: 11
Views: 4377

Re: Persecuting the Christians... again?

Also, same-sex marriage is not mentioned in the Bible, much less prohibited; the prohibition, in Leviticus 20:13, is specifically against same-sex sex. Same-sex marriage was never even contemplated. There are some theologists and Biblical exgesisians who would disagree with this point; A strong min...