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Just kidding. Below are a few Fragen I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ Du speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if Du are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest Lesen the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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 Alex Webster and the Gods
Alex Webster and the Gods
Is there a link between capitalism and Christianity, a god of the markets? Some experts think so. There is growing evidence that Christentum gave birth to the global economy.

Max Weber, the German sociologist, developed the idea that Protestantism is a pillar of the profit system. He introduced the idea that piety and profits can live together. Weber outlined his theory in 1905 with “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”.

Calvinism and the Protestant sects, Weber argued, depend on outward signs of salvation. The main ones were diligence, sobriety and success. Thrift was also...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant Mehr about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That sagte parts of this are going to be taken from my Kommentar over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as bitter about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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Imagine that Du are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your boot will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the boot that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. Du didn't push her in. But...
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 Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.

I do not extend these courtesies to racists.

Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons oder agents of peace. But when Du are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get Du and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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posted by MajorDork74
 How does God speak to you?
How does God speak to you?
Behind the Minute laws and rules of a book like Leviticus, are principles which hint at what God is like. He is a Holy God who must be taken seriously. People of that time (and a lot of today's people) had the habit of inventing and discarding gods as they felt like it. God declares that He alone is the true God, worthy of all worship. In one sense what God ultimately demands -- OBEDIENCE -- has not changed since Old Testament days. But God teaches the Israelites much as a parent must teach a young child -- with dozens of clearly spelled-out rules.
 Time alone to speak with God is essential.
Time alone to speak with God is essential.
Du may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? oder Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, Du must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, Du need faith for both!)

Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.

Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming...
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this Artikel Von saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this Artikel is a handful of research and experience with Muslims. I feel that maybe a Muslim would be better equipped to tackle this issue, however it is so important to me that the Western World understand the difference between Islam and Radical Islam that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal Islam is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS Artikel CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING oder UPSETING.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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Note: It's kind of late at night so this is a bit rushed & disorganized (especially regarding the points about Depp, Rowling, and DeLisle) so if anyone needs any clarification oder Mehr context oder would like to hear Mehr in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired Von a Kürzlich experience that I had with Abbrechen culture oder an attempt at it. I have always been against Abbrechen culture mostly because I've had several bad experiences with it over stuff that was blown way out of proportion. It was used as a humiliation tactic and a means to try to kick me...
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I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.

If Du missed my Artikel on the link, I assure Du it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and sagte that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing him, on account of he's a giant tool. Well, I can't make any promises about how it's presented, but I vow to present accurate information about Donald...
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I have never been a Fan of president bashing. I don't care who's the president, whether a republican oder a democrat, i have never liked it. Yes, it can be funny, but as a whole i think it ruins the unity of America. I think it tears apart our appearance of strength as a nation, and i think our enemies, who ever they may be (im not implying a specific enemy, but american does have its share) see this hatred of our president, and are stronger because of it. A divided country falls, a united country lives on.

I remember EXACTLY where i was September 11 and exactly what happened that day. I was...
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I know that I am going to get a lot of flack for this. And let me just slap on a large PG-13 warning here for those who find this to be a touchy subject. But I feel like I needed to get this off my chest.

There are a lot of topics in this Debatte spot that I come up "pro-sex" on (for lack of a better term). For example, I am pro legalization of prostitution, I do not believe a consensual one night stand is morally reprehensible if both parties know the score, and I recommend that one masturbates as often as one possibly can.

Now, there are health and safety reasons why I support legalization of...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of Artikel here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) Debatte is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis oder statement.
2) Debatte requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth oder fallacy of the thesis.
3) Debatte requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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 Peggy McIntosh, Autor of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's Artikel available in full link. The rest of this Artikel will be directly quoted from that. I gepostet the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, oder as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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This Artikel details the arguments supporting the position that "mechanical pencils are better than wooden pencils" in the link, in order to ensure that arguments are not repeated and also for the audience to keep track of the arguments and their counters. This Artikel was last updated on 8 April 2008.

The arguments come in two forms: arguments for the superiority of mechanical pencils, and arguments for the inferiority of wooden pencils.

Mechanical Pencil Superiority

Argument: Less time, effort and equipment to keep mechanical pencils sharpened.

Argument: Mechanical pencils come with a clip to...
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posted by ClassicalNadia
Just a neat little poem I found interesting. What do Du think about it?
Written by: Harvey Ehrlich

'Twas the night before Weihnachten and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.

And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged Von the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds Von the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and...
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posted by JillBarraclough
Capitalism : The New God

Trinity:


Individual Satisfaction - Father

Exploitation - Son

Purchasing power - Holy Spirit


10 Commandments

* I will make sure I maximise my profits at the cost of everything else
* Individual satisfaction must be 100% satisified even if it means I cheat on my marriage, destroy my childrens lives and end up divorced
* Exploit whoever Du can for whatever Du can, its survival of the fittest
* Du are what Du can afford
* Liebe thy cheap goods even if Du don’t know they came from a child sweat shop
* Thou shall not worship false Gods: socialism, communism, et al
* Thou shall...
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posted by tvman
There are a lot of things that are in the world today that are right. Wars are going on in the world, Africa is a mostly poor nation, and Global Warming exists. What was that last one, Global Warming exists? Yes, but not to the extent that the United States government and the media want Du to believe. Now you’re probably thinking, why would the US government tell such a lie. Why would they get some of the oben, nach oben rated scientists in the world to agree with them, and why are there not Mehr scientist speaking out about this elaborate hoax. This Artikel will explain the reason why Global Warming...
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So I recently (and perhaps mistakenly) Lost my temper in a thread here on Fanpop. I'd rather not link to it, as it wasn't my finest Stunde and I perhaps embarrassed myself.

I will say that yes, it was about Obama.

I will also say that no, it wasn't a logical discussion about Obama.

Let me begin Von saying that I like Obama-- but I know he isn't perfect. I am open to criticism, and actually complimented (in a Kommentar to my parents) right-wing politicians who held up their counter-health care proposal in silent protest during a speech on the topic. I complimented them because they were being dignified...
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