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Jan 5Β·edited Jan 5

π‘†π‘β„Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘’π‘’π‘‘, π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘£π‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ β„Žπ‘’ 𝑖𝑠 π‘Žπ‘™π‘ π‘œ β€œπ‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘˜π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘œπ‘› π‘Žπ‘›π‘œπ‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘–π‘π‘¦ π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘˜π‘’ π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘›π‘œπ‘”π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘ π‘–π‘šπ‘Žπ‘”π‘’π‘  π‘–π‘™π‘™π‘’π‘”π‘Žπ‘™β€ π‘π‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ β€œπ‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’β€™π‘  π‘›π‘œ 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Ž π‘šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘™π‘–π‘”π‘–π‘œπ‘’π‘  π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑔𝑒 𝑖𝑛 π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘Žπ‘–π‘› π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘ .”

Okey-dokey, but why should we amoral, nonbelievers not indulge in them?

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He also fails to understand that "moral" and "religious" are not synonyms.

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Their god could have banned slavery.

Instead, it banned bacon.

(And cheeseburgers. Also cotton-poly blends. Likewise tattoos. Oh, and men: keep your unclean menstruating women secluded, Yahweh doesn't want 'em dripping yuck everywhere. There's more....)

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"I HAVE SINNED!" -- Jimmy Swaggart.

And his followers went on sending him money.

Joel Osteen makes his followers run across hot coals and get third-degree burns, so that he can fly around in a private jet.

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And have opposite meanings in most instances.

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Don't forget Jerry Falwell and Ted Haggard. Always, for a good time.

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If recent history of pastors is anything to go by, regarding the sexual abuse of children and the large number of preachers already busted for that last year, "moral" is something that's just a vocabulary word for many of 'em.

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We should really check the numbers for *this* year. I wouldn't be surprised if they're in the triple digits.

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And climbing.

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Nearly 300 for 2023 at joe,ygod.com

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I'm pretty sure Joe's under counting.

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They're not even distant cousins.

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So what does he think of torture porn pictures. You know of let's say a badly beat man who was whipped and flogged, nailed to a torture device wearing nothing but what can best be described as a small hand towel.

https://i.redd.it/8ogxeijrvie91.jpg

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This is the same crowd who criticize liberals/Democrats for wanting a "nanny state."

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Hmm...he's averse to pornography, but he must have at least a nodding acquaintance with it to know what it contains....

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He is trying to download all the porn off the internet so that others can't see it. He's taking one for the team. Or several, repeatedly.

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He has a firm grip on this issue, I'm sure.

I expect that his wife is the kind of woman who was taught about "marital duties" in her Sunday School that she should "grit her teeth, stare at the ceiling, and think of Michigan."

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Think of Michigan? Surely just the LP since it looks like a mitten.

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The original quote was "Grit your teeth and think of England."

I don't think that applies here.

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You DO NOT want to check his browser history.

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But I 𝘸𝘰𝘢𝘭π˜₯ like for the FBI to!

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Don't forget his super-secret second phone.

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He sounds like the kind of guy who watches "girl-on-girl" action.

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Boringgg! Give me some hot man-on-man action.

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Well, that's fair for you, but you have to remember where this guy -- and his voting base -- are coming from.

They are white men who are getting lousy heterosexual action (if any at all) from their "significant others" and otherwise have to pay for it. However, those commercial transactions are invariably made in a rush in difficult circumstances, and the hired tart is eager only to get the job done and move on to her next client.

These guys have the theory that lesbians are actually bisexual nymphomaniacs who know the grand secret of "how to pleasure a woman," and are pleasuring each other while hoping that a "real man" joins them for an exciting three-way.

So they think that the movie they are watching, in which two hot blondes bop each other until Jake the Pool Boy walks into the bedroom to pick up his check and gets invited to join them is a realistic depiction of human relations.

When my Navy roommates watched a VHS tape back in 1992 on my TV set and player in our barracks room, I was irritated by their use of it without my permission to show a movie whose subject I disliked.

Furthermore, as a writer, I found the script, plot, and acting appalling.

Finally, as I was serving in the AFRTS station on the base, doing TV production, I was annoyed at the "hot focus" by the camera, meaning it had been improperly adjusted to the lighting, which messed up the color. If I'd done that for our live newscast, I'd be in serious trouble with my boss.

Anyway, my point is that this alleged Legislator's voters think that "Nympho Nanette and Her Friends" and "Sorority Row Vixens" are documentaries, not fantasies.

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I once accidentally did a porn fantasy. I opened the door wearing a T-shirt and nothing else believing it was my mother*. It was a delivery man who rang the wrong door. The poor man didn't know where to put his eyes 🀣

*To my defense she texted me a few minutes earlier she was nearly home.

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Of course they're fantasies. In real life, one the pizza guy isn't that hot and two, he never wants my tip.

The last thing Lesbians need is a man, unless he has a truck they can borrow. :)

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π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘šπ‘’π‘šπ‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘€β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  𝑔𝑒𝑦 -- π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘£π‘œπ‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘π‘Žπ‘ π‘’ -- π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘“π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘š.

Look, the whole point is nobody should think about or care where the other guy is coming from.

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Jan 6Β·edited Jan 6

The top Pornhub searches in MI is bondage.

https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2023-year-in-review

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I’m curious to find out if he’s on Epstein’s list.

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Too low on the totem pole to ride in that jet.

He probably prowls his community's "Hoe Avenue."

That's the actual name of a street in the South Bronx.

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I didn't realize until this very moment that you can actually nod with your hand.

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But yet the entire RW/evangelical groups are just fine worshiping their hand picked Messiah who is closer to Satan than the Lord. Donald Trump represents all the issues Schiver is losing his mind over-- lying, stealing, killing and destruction. I’m pretty sure few elected these people to promote or trash a religion, least of all to decide what qualifies in his eyes as acceptable or not. Again these β€œChristians” cannot accept anyone who doesn’t think exactly like them. No one is elected by all of us to have THEIR religion forced down our throats I’m not crazy about any church getting privileged tax status either or getting deferred public school funds to indoctrinate grade schoolers with their nonsense. Apparently we have another politician who has never read our constitution and doesn’t know/ignores our nation’s history. We were NOT founded as a Christian nation as these lunatics would have us all believe. We were founded with freedom OF and FROM religion. And as previously said, if Schriver wants to work for God he can try a church NOT my government.

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Don't you realize that you are going to be his next target?

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Schriver: "Honestly, I work for God and not for man"......

Cxaxukluth: (in a voice both silent and maddening): "It is time for your quarterly performance view."

Schriver: "No, I work for the other God."

Cxaxukluth: "Abholos? The Devourer in the Mist? Byagoona the faceless? Bugg-Shash, the Black One, The Filler of Space, He Who Comes in the Dark? Damn it, I just wished they would fill out the 10-566's so I know who's supervising who. You know human resources isn't the easy job they think it is.

Schriver: "No, no, no, I work for the one true God, I work for Jesus"

Cxaxukluth: "Who?"

Schriver: "He's a white guy, you know. Who has incredibly strict and harsh rules governing people who don't look, think or act like me, and yet is incredibly lax with me. Forgiving everything I do, even though none of the damage occurred from my actions, in any way, affects him, and those that I actually hurt are left with nothing. That dude."

Cxaxukluth: "Oh, you mean, Yahweh the inbred galactic dildo. Oh, sorry to say we had to let him go. Actually, not that sorry. We found out that he had inappropriate relationship with a 13 year old girl who was also his mother. Which, ew. But anyways, on to your evaluation. Don't worry, it will be long and painful.

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"Yahweh the inbred galactic dildo"

β™«Had a very shiny noseβ™«

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That doesn't scan. damned atheists, ruining Christmas!

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Ummm ... Josh? "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." That means ANY religion, Josh.

Are we getting through to you, Josh? Yoo Hoo! [sigh]

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Yet another Republican who thinks the establishment clause just means one denomination can't be declared the Church of the United States.

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That's not what it says in the King James version of the Constitution. ;)

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But *yours* isn't a *REAL* religion!ΒΉ

(ΒΉ And you're no *True* Scotsman!)

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I knew before I read the article there would be a grinning Republican behind this piece of idiocy. Our secular government doesn't get to decide which religions are legitimate, and cannot choose one religion over another. A high school level understanding of American history should have made that clear to him. The religious right never stops trying to legislate their religion and reinforcing the need for church-state separation.

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Hey, if they don't pander to their slavering religious base, they won't get votes! I'm pretty sure this is just posturing, as it can't possibly pass. He probably knows that as he pulls out his poor bible, which has dents in it from all the thumpery!

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It is a symbiotic relationship from hell.

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And I was fairly confident it would be a youngish man. Young, male Republicans are the worst. They have the misplaced confidence of youth, the arrogance of men, and incuriousity of Republicans.

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That’s why Christian Conservatives are so anti-education an educated person wouldn’t fall for this insipid nonsense...

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They're in favor of education as long as it's related to making money, or backstopping the Bible. The thing they are really opposed to are efforts to teach critical thinking skills.

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Bingo!! Not a lot of people mention that...

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[You really have an issue where they’re seen as equal in the eyes of the state, and that doesn’t seem right to me for many, many legitimate reasons.]

Then maybe you should move to Russia or Saudi Arabia, motherfucker.

Because it is a fundamental tenet of what it means to be American that all religious beliefs are treated equally under the law.

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β€œβ€œI actually am working on a policy right nowβ€”I haven’t introduced it yetβ€”but it’s actually to really focus on making a distinction between the churchβ€”the church of Jesus Christβ€”and this, quote unquote, Church of Satan,” Schriver announced.”

You don’t get to make laws making a distinction between your religion and others. That’s what the establishment clause restricts.

β€œYou really have an issue where they’re seen as equal in the eyes of the state, and that doesn’t seem right to me for many, many legitimate reasons.β€œ

None of those reasons are legitimate, because there is no legitimate reason to see these religions as anything but equal. According to our Constitution.

β€œThere’s many examples of us looking at our First Amendment and how it doesn’t really protect against obscenity,”

The constitution does not protect against obscenity, it protects against power hungry politicians trying to enforce a religious belief and standard on everyone, like you. Obscenity is not a problem, not one that needs a constitutional protection for. It’s also very subjective and impossible to define, many things you believe strongly in I find obscene, but your protection won’t address that. The part of what you deem obscene, pornography especially, that needs to be addressed you are unwilling to even consider a problem. The exploitation of women and girls, human sex trafficking, rape culture, and general disdain for women and all things feminine.

And history has shown time and again, godly states are no where near great and cannot even be considered remotely good. You were elected to work for people, the people of your district or state, all of them, god can take care of himself. You have shown you are not capable of doing your job and are not qualified for it.

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Here's 'protection against obscenity.'

Don't like it, don't look at it. Just like the abortion issue.

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That’s what they tell us when they do break the law with unconstitutional religious displays. Just don’t look at it.

Funny how their advice is always for others and never for them.

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Yeah, funny. Like when a clown dies...

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"who lies, kills, steals, and destroys." Sounds like Putin, not the devil.

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Satan put Job and his family through the ringer with the biblical god's full permission.

The only 10 people Satan kills in the bible are the sons and daughters of Job. Again, only with permission. Compare and contrast with YHVHs body count of 2,038,344, which includes those 10. And this is only for where exact numbers are available in the bible. There are no known numbers for the great flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the plagues of Egypt, etc. That makes the count higher.

Who is the true evil being?

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That is one of the reasons I have trouble with organized religion, as opposed to faith. You need faith to do things…get married, open a business, even fight a war.

But organized religion? I have seen:

Rabbis who sell body parts. (That’s how Chris Christie built his reputation as the β€œracket-busting DA.”)

Protestant pastors who run real estate development operations thinly disguised as churches.

Televangelists who grift from their flock to live extravagant lifestyles, with air-conditioned dog houses, expensive hookers, and paying off church secretaries.

Catholic priests who molest children and are protected by the church.

Muslim imams who tell their flock to commit suicide bombings, but stay safely in the rear.

Buddhist monks who tell us β€œeverything is as it should be.”

These clowns don’t worship God. Or good. Just greed.

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"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" ~ Epicurus

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An inconvenient fact for the mindless true believers.

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We don't really know it's Satan who did it. Job's family died when their house was blown over. God is in charge of the sky, not Satan so God killed them.

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Why is this a hill every religious nutter wants to die on? Aren’t there enough real issues in Michigan that actually need some solving? If Schriver can’t find anything better to do, perhaps he should just become a minister and go pound sand, I mean a pulpit somewhere.

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Mostly because they have no solutions to the real issues in Michigan (Texas, Florida, the US, ...) and Democratic solutions help "those" people as well, so their base will throw a shitfit.

And what RegularJoe said.

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It riles up the base and gets the pieces of silver flowing.

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It is all "POOR POOR PERSECUTED US" performance art.

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β€œWe are the poor, persecuted ruling majority! Please send us your money so we don’t have to spend our own to oppress the minorities!”

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Maybe he could shove quick-setting concrete?

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Ancient Roman recipe. It can harden below water.

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What's really the end game here Josh? I know it's not to revoke the tax exempt status of religions you don't agree with, not in a blue state. Imagine if you get your way; what mega, alt-right-prosperity gospel church would lose it's status in Michigan? No, clearly you are simply trying to score points with the people who are incapable of thinking these things through. People who not only can't be bothered to read the seven tenants of The Satanic Temple but have their browsers blocked from even visiting their site. It's no wonder you freak out when they put up a display on a public forum. You are afraid that people will ask questions. Questions that are very uncomfortable for someone that does not know what it means to be a 'public servant'.

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The end game? White Christian Nationalist theocracy. The Republic of Gilead come to life.

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Nah. As Hemant says, the end game here is positive PR leading to reelection. He likely has zero expectations this even makes it to a floor vote.

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β€œHe wrote online, β€œIn the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke the sadistic satanic baphomet goat altar at OUR Michigan Capitol.””

Do online rebuke prayers work though? Historically, rebukes against the powers of darkness have been in person and verbal. Father Damien needed to be in the room to expel the masturbating vomit demon from Linda Blair. Could Father Damien have just done it over Zoom or texted her mom a really stern Tik Tok message that could be played over and over until the demon, being a REALLY old person, got so sick of it that the demon left in a huff? I don’t THINK so! You have to send the rebukes over sound waves to achieve the desired effect. Demons don’t care about digital 1s and 0s. The sad reality is that if you’re facing down a demon in zero atmosphere with no ability to weaponize your vocal chords, you’re just shit outta luck.

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Online prayers seem to work about as well as any other prayers.

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Online, offline. Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to.

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Yeah, tell me that when someone cuts the fiber to your neighborhood and it takes 14 hours to repair.

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At least Google refunded me $3+ for the inconvenience.

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I was thinking about online versus offline prayers. Distinction without a difference. 😝

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Man, I wish I were the anti-christ! I'd have so much FUN in today's society!

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Creepy TV screen man's seems to work. I wonder how many private jets he owns right now.

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More than I do, the evil bastard.

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Jan 6Β·edited Jan 6

I once suggested to an uber-Christian that Christianity should employ data analytics in its fight against demons. The casting out of demons could surely be more efficacious if Christians could identify the most important variables. For example, was being near a body of water helpful in the case of Jesus and the herd of pigs? Or perhaps it was the number of pigs? I went on at some length and in some detail.

The Christian was not amused.

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What is it with Christians ignoring their savior, render unto Caesar...

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Performance Christianity strikes again, looks like.

The point of these bills isn't to change the law, it's to keep his voters in his pocket where he wants them. It almost works better if he makes the attempt and fails, since that means he gets to both point out his own efforts and try again with the same shenanigans to a crowd that loves a Jesus-believing 'underdog'. It's happened so often that I honestly sometimes don't understand why most Christians haven't picked up on just how much they're being manipulated, then I remember that they're deliberately ignoring it they way they've been taught to.

And I would guess Rep. Schriver is well aware of what he's doing, too, his degree is in psychology. https://ballotpedia.org/Josh_Schriver

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β€œIn the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke the sadistic satanic baphomet goat altar at OUR Michigan Capitol.”

That trick never works.

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Jesus has given up listening to morons and has his headphones on listening to Pink Floyd.

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Must be the wrong hat! -- Bullwinkle J. Moose

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"This method is 100% sfe. BooM!!! Well, 99% anyway."

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It reminded me of "Cartman vs. Psychics," and their battle in the living room.

I mean geez, this guy is literally yelling at a sawhorse. Nobody should need the crazy and futility of that pointed out to them.

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For a bunch of holier-than-thou crusaders, they are certainly more familiar with β€œsatanic” symbols and meanings than the average person . . . Hope he doesn’t wander his sainted ass down to the desert SW where, cow skulls are regularly featured in garden-scapes and art. . . The Day of the Dead would really screw with his little mind!

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I guess his "rebuke" spell didn't work. Go back to spell-casting school Josh.

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Maybe he doesn't have enough XP to make it to 3rd level yet.

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Would Schriveled think a 55 feet statue depicting a nearly naked man is obscene and should be destroyed ?

https://images.app.goo.gl/mGgF4butHJtypeAL9

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Isn't the RCC violating the 2nd Commandment with that obscenity of a tortured, bleeding man writhing in agony on an execution device? If that's not a graven image, I don't what is.

Thing is, if Sniveler tries to get this removed as a graven image, he'd have to remove any 10 Commandments monuments that sit on public ground in Michigan as well. Bet he'll blk at THAT.

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Butt... Butt... Butt it's a sculpted image, not a graven one !

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Ol' Cloudy doesn't make the distinction. :)

"You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below."

-- Exodus 20:4

That pretty well covers it. :D

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Not bad butt the other side is better.

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A saucisse by any other name...

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It doesn't take much to satisfy you. I would go for a saucisson, if I still ate meat of course.

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(sigh) The catholic version doesn't include the "graven images" part. Moral: it's all "pick yer own."

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We went to the Fine Arts Museum here to see a display of Spanish Masters.

I was maybe 8 or 9. I was horrified by the depictions of bleeding, suffering Jesuses and it bothered me for days! That's child abuse, exposing kids to that sort of bloody and hateful imagery.

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The blatant homoeroticism of kkkristers.

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"55 feet" - Try using meters like a civilized person. ; )

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Go correct the Wikipedia page where I found the info 😁

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Wikipediaβ€½β€½β€½ That's all libtard leftie commie propaganda! Go check the Bible if you want *real* facts!

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The bible says to wash feet then divide by pi (3).

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Why would you divide pie?

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Well, you'd have to divide it. Who could eat a whole pie in one go?

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*Go fetch her bible*

Voyons voir... Point de riz... Point de fougère... Point de Jersey.... Point mousse....

Je ne trouve pas le point de facts.

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Jan 5Β·edited Jan 5

As the definition of the US inch is 2.54 cm, just do the math (because there's never, ever been any problems converting back and forth between units of measurement. Ever. Nope. None.ΒΉ)

(ΒΉ We said never, right? Why are you down here? What footnote? There's no footnote, scroll on to the next comment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Climate_Orbiter What link? Oh, that....yeah, pay no attention to that link, it's clearly from the lame-stream media.)

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My kid's 7th grade science teacher showed them the "Stonehenge" scenes from Spinal Tap in order to illustrate the value of proper units.

Which made me glad to see his school teaching the classics. :)

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As a machinist I had to sometimes woprk in metric. It got to where I worked out a few simple conversions. A liter is just about a quart. MM is about 3/8 of an inch. A meter is just over a yard. A kilometer about 2/3 of a mile. Not real accurate, but close enough for "off the top of my head figuring." Working to tolerances of .001 inch or about a 10th of a MM got easy after a while.

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I have my car's displays set to metric. Speeds tend to come automatically thanks to living and driving in Europe for several years. Temperatures are fairly easy, too, once one gets used to it.

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My brother has his car's climate system set to Celsius because his kids (one just now 8, the other 9) asked him to, they wanted to learn it.

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Yes.

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I wish I could troll him by sending him tickets to a Faun or Kiki Rockwell concert.

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