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    Yesterday arvo, a few hours hours before the mardi gras parade in Sydney, I saw a skywriter above the CBD with the words Jesus Saves. Pretty sad to use that message to spread a message of hate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    Jesus Saves.
    That's why the church has so much money.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Crocodile kills pastor during mass baptism in Ethiopian lake

    A Protestant pastor has been killed by a crocodile during a baptism ceremony in an Ethiopian lake, the BBC has reported. ...

    "He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one," a resident of the nearby town of Arba Minch told the BBC's Amharic language service.

    "All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor." ...

    Ultimately, they only managed to save his body from the crocodile - dragging it from the lake with fishing nets as the crocodile disappeared into the water. ...
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    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Charges Filed In Hypothermia Death Of Boy Following Brutal Punishment For Failure To Learn Bible Verses

    A seven-year-old Wisconsin boy, Ethan Hauschultz, died last year after being forced to carry a 44-pound log for two hours in cold temperatures before being buried under snow for more than 20 minutes, Fox 11 News reports. He was allegedly struck around 100 times during the ordeal, which was a punishment for failure to learn 13 Bible verses. ...

    According to the criminal complaint, [15-year-old] Damian Hauschultz was ordered [by his parents] to supervise a punishment that included carrying the log along a snowy pathway in the family’s yard. During that time, it is alleged that Damian repeatedly hit the boy, including with various objects. Ethan Hauschultz was also subjected to having the log rolled across his chest and being stood on before ultimately being buried in a snowbank without a boots or a coat. ...

    In addition to hypothermia, the technical cause of death, Ethan suffered injuries including blunt force trauma to the head, chest, and abdomen, plus a rib fracture, according to the medical examiner.

    In an interview with police, Damian Hauschultz said he “didn’t do anything that would have hurt” the boy, but also described the variety of physical punishments in the criminal complaint, including covering him in “his own little coffin of snow.”

    The punishment was intended to include one week of daily log carrying for two hours per day. Timothy Hauschultz dictated the punishment and picked out the logs for the twin boys and Damian was instructed to supervise the punishment. ...
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    Some horrendous stories here, but they are isolated incidents and do not reflect standard Christian beliefs.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Some horrendous stories here, but they are isolated incidents and do not reflect standard Christian beliefs.
    One challenge today is to be able to identify what a ''standard'' Christian/Muslim/Hindu etc belief is. Within every religion there are many interpretations and movements.

    E.g. Who is more ''standard'' - Greek Ortodox or Catholic?
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