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Transubtantiation is a bitch innit?

It's like, if I ate some crackers, drank some wine and told some guy all the bad things I've done in my life every once in awhile....I get to live forever in paradise? Sounds too easy really.

But you gotta read the fine print. Like with any other contract. Certain other conditions must be met and some restrictions may apply.

Edit to add:

I swear. Sometimes it seems like GodTM is the CEO of a multi dementional corporation and Satan is His lawyer.
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Well, I was baptized Catholic within a few days of my adoption being completed. I mean, no one asked me what I thought about that, it just happened to me. As I understand it, being born to a Catholic mother, being adopted into a Catholic family, and having been baptized Catholic, I'm safe, right?

The Catholic Church considers me Catholic regardless of my opinion. The Catholic Church IS first Church, and preserved the stories that make up the contents of the Bible. So it follows that I'm fine, even as I disbelieve that the Catholic god, or any other, exists.

I remember. back when I was preparing for my First Communion (and this was over 50 years ago, so my memory may be a bit murky), the nun told us that just as we need food to keep our Earthly body alive, we need to keep receiving the Sacraments otherwise our soul will also wither up and die. In retrospect, this doesn't sound like canon, and I really don't recall hearing much about hell, per se...but if she was right, I've got to be pretty much soulless by now...
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Science / Planet Earth 2
« Last post by velkyn on Today at 07:42:25 PM »
Just watching the BBC new documentary series Planet Earth 2 on NetFlix.  Hard to believe it's been 10 years since the first Planet Earth series.

Just as gorgeous as ever.  Don't watch part 1, "Islands" if you don't like snakes.  Gah, I like snakes but holy cats this even bothered me.
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Chatter / Re: Gun Fails
« Last post by Nick on Today at 02:04:34 PM »
Do they suspect pigs of starting the fire?
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Chatter / Re: Replace capitalism - from Marshall's site
« Last post by Mr. Blackwell on Today at 12:47:57 PM »
Labor without capital is slavery.

I don’t think you’re on the same page as me and Abe.

True, but I think we are reading the same book. Just, I'm a slow reader and I think you are a few chapters ahead of me.
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Chatter / Re: Replace capitalism - from Marshall's site
« Last post by jetson on Today at 11:24:10 AM »
Would people here say that corporatism is one type of capitalism? Or am I getting the wrong idea?

Anyone happy to answer? :-) Or am I going too far off topic?

I'm not an econ expert...but it seems we do have too much corporate control over not only our economy, but our government. Perhaps it is what people want, but I'm not sure it's a good thing. Corporations are beholden to investors and profit - which do not align with the well-being of society, necessarily.

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Chatter / Re: Gun Fails
« Last post by Mr. Blackwell on Today at 10:52:42 AM »
strange reading about pigs shooting innocent people even back in the '30s  :police:

Had a bit of drama last night in my hometown.

http://wjhl.com/2018/01/20/fire-destroys-part-of-barnetts-guns-and-indoor-range-friday-night/

There are only three ways into or out of my town. The fastest way was complety blocked for awhile because of all the fire trucks and other emergency responders. It doesn't say it in the news clip but there was a wreck at the intersection of 19 and 321 also.

Good times.
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Chatter / Re: Gun Fails
« Last post by Nick on Today at 10:52:21 AM »
There is no good pig with a gun.
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Chatter / Re: Replace capitalism - from Marshall's site
« Last post by Emma286 on Today at 10:41:28 AM »
Would people here say that corporatism is one type of capitalism? Or am I getting the wrong idea?

Anyone happy to answer? :-) Or am I going too far off topic?
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Chatter / Re: Replace capitalism - from Marshall's site
« Last post by jetson on Today at 10:26:08 AM »
Every system needs boundaries. In response to the massive corruption and imbalance of the 1870s-1920s, we created boundaries and balance. In the past 30 years we have let greedy libertarians undo the boundaries and the balance. It's that simple.

Sure, but try convincing people that a limit on profit might be a good thing. It's like you offered to kill their first born. The poorest are allowed to be as poor as capitalism allows, but the rich have absolutely no limit, and they have no incentive at all to keep the flow moving.
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