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Dilbert_X
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They also give sanctuary and approval to paedophiles and murderers.

Using an obscure loophole to subvert democracy isn't civil disobedience, standing out in the street blocking the police might be.
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uziq
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yes, that's true, but it doesn't mean they're incapable of doing good, or that every church congregation is tainted by, er, pedophile bishops.

not sure about the church giving sanctuary to murderers. what are you talking about there? i missed the reference. murder tends to be forbidden in the christian church, dilbert.

i thought you were against people standing in the street and blocking police? people might spraypaint walls and make their feelings known!
SuperJail Warden
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I knew Jehovah's Witnesses were real but I never looked into them. I assumed they were a type of Mormon.

Did you know they don't celebrate any Holidays? That is stupid. Why would anyone want to be part of a religion where you don't have any fun?
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unnamednewbie13
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I thought JW anti-holiday stuff was pretty common knowledge. They have their fun, just not from any national or religious holidays or whatever. Not everyone on the planet celebrates Christmas. Less known probably is that they're discouraged from applying themselves in school and getting a college education. "None of that matters, focus on God."

In my experience, Mormons are a bit more laid back, especially nowadays. Sure you got your ramrod individuals, families and communities who officially frown on all that stuff, but they still drink, smoke, and take drugs much like everyone else (sometimes on the sly). Big opioid problem, in fact.
SuperJail Warden
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I knew JWs didn't do Halloween. But You would think Christmas was universal among Christians.

I think fondly of Mormons. They do seem okay.
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unnamednewbie13
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It's tempting to ask how many hospitals Mormons built when arguing about which Church is doing more for humanity. That the Catholic Church is huge in hospitals. But it's too uncomfortably close to the "how many hospitals have atheists built?" probe that sometimes comes up in an unwanted religious discussion.

Still, ex members with a lot of baggage from one of the other faith, no doubt.
SuperJail Warden
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Counting hospitals...so American. Hospitals shouldn't be something religious institutions need to build.

I appreciate that the Mormons are willing to send their dressed up missionaries into the hood to talk to people. Like all churches, they have ulterior motives but you don't see Trumpist Megachurches sending their Kyle Rittenhouse's into the hood to try to convert people to the gospel of Joel Osteen. I think I would prefer JW not celebrating Christmas to having to spend the Holidays with Evangelicals.

For fun, Google News Joel Osteen today.
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unnamednewbie13
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I guess the statute of limitations expired on the 25k reward on that. It would look good if Osteen, apart from everything else, paid it up anyway. Bizarre story.
uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

I knew Jehovah's Witnesses were real but I never looked into them. I assumed they were a type of Mormon.

Did you know they don't celebrate any Holidays? That is stupid. Why would anyone want to be part of a religion where you don't have any fun?
the zaniest thing about them is that they refuse blood transfusions and a whole range of pretty common hospital treatments. a lot of JWs die for absolutely no reason.
unnamednewbie13
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I think that part is a misread of Acts. Go figure, from the church of people who aren't supposed to get educated.
uziq
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strange institutional survival policy to encourage your adherents to die of completely avoidable minor ailments. almost impressive.
unnamednewbie13
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In a way it reminds me of Republicans consigning part of their base to the (avoidable) jaws of the "scamdemic." Like a lot of these politicians and commenters know it's actually real. Fox people are vaccinated.

Preaching against the dangers of InDoCtRiNaTiOn in our schools.
uziq
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most of these institutions have just been captured by a totally self-serving elite/elders/council/etc. and have perverted it. there’s no way things like mormonism and JWs aren’t intensely ‘worldly’ and interested a litttttle too much in wealth and power in this world rather than the riches awaiting good faith in the next.
unnamednewbie13
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The Mormon business empire is very interested in wealth and profit. High ranking Mormons often very well off. People are designated wards to attend based on housing proximity and expected to stick to it. So the rich areas have the rich people churches and the poor areas have the poor people churches. Much like a lot of things in America. Also similarly, very interested in keeping people under their tight control.
SuperJail Warden
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Why are these Jews in front of the Pope?
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Dilbert_X
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Catholics like them really young, they could forward them to jews once they hit 13-14.
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uziq
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why are jews specifically known for abusing teenagers?

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