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↑ Commendable effort, but you're spoiling Anax. :mrgreen:

Actually it's Béraud, not Bero. Curious mix of kitschy conventional painting (e. g. his "bad boys" and especially the recurring petite Parisienne of the time) and some solid, sometimes controversial, works.

Later influenced by the Impressionists, where he had some friends.

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Now go explaining to shemp I wasn't disparaging the little chess master – before he rips my head off! :ImOuttaHere:
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↑ The end was… unsurprising.



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Sent to me by Me Mum.

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P.S. She said Gram was "inadequate. In the rain."
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What did the Catholic priest say to the other Catholic priest as they entered the orphanage?
Spoiler:
"Let us prey."
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‘Holy water’ blamed for cholera outbreak in Ethiopia – report

A cholera outbreak in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has reportedly been blamed on holy water, after at least 10 people died over the past two weeks, while more than 1 200 people have contracted the disease.

According to BBC, authorities have blamed the spread of the acute water diarrhoea to poor hygiene and the drinking of unsafe water.

The authorities have also identified contaminated holy water in some of the region's monasteries as being behind the outbreak.

It was believed that the water is being taken from rivers that carry the disease.

Interfering in religious affairs is a very sensitive matter in the region, but the local government is working with religious leaders to temporarily stop the use of holy water, said the report.
https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/holy ... t-20180908
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↑ As the old (Arabic?) saying goes, "beat your wife, if you don't know why, she knows."


Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World

Members of the earth's earliest known civilization, the Sumerians, looked on in shock and confusion some 6,000 years ago as God, the Lord Almighty, created Heaven and Earth.

According to recently excavated clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script, thousands of Sumerians—the first humans to establish systems of writing, agriculture, and government—were working on their sophisticated irrigation systems when the Father of All Creation reached down from the ether and blew the divine spirit of life into their thriving civilization.

"I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass."

"Everything is here already," the pictograph continues. "We do not need more stars."

Historians believe that, immediately following the biblical event, Sumerian witnesses returned to the city of Eridu, a bustling metropolis built 1,500 years before God called for the appearance of dry land, to discuss the new development. According to records, Sumerian farmers, priests, and civic administrators were not only befuddled, but also took issue with the face of God moving across the water, saying that He scared away those who were traveling to Mesopotamia to participate in their vast and intricate trade system.
https://www.theonion.com/sumerians-look ... 1819571221
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Unintended consequences from June:
Republican tax law hits churches

Some nonprofits could start paying taxes for the first time.

Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.

Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, hospitals, colleges, orchestras and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their employees.

That could force thousands of groups that have long had little contact with the IRS to suddenly begin filing returns and paying taxes for the first time.

Many organizations are stunned to learn of the tax — part of a broader Republican effort to strip the code of tax breaks for employee benefits like parking and meals — and say it will be a significant financial and administrative burden.

It also means political peril for lawmakers, many of whom were surely unaware of the provision when they approved the tax plan. Churches’ tax-exempt status, in particular, has long been considered sacrosanct and Republicans are relying on the faithful to back them in the November elections.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/ ... ees-670362

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I kind of expect that to get squashed. But ...
It also means political peril for lawmakers, many of whom were surely unaware of the provision when they approved the tax plan.
You have ONE fucking job.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:57 pmLocal real estate taxes are a bigger deal anyway. Just think of the taxes on Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC based on location alone. 8)
Love that idea!



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From 2016:
Louisiana floods destroy home of Christian leader who says God sends natural disasters to punish gay people

He has also claimed that paedophilia is a 'homosexual problem'

A flood has destroyed the home of a Christian lobbyist who preached that God sends natural disasters to punish gays.

President of the controversial Christian group Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, described a deluge of “near biblical proportions” hitting his Louisiana home.

During a broadcast on the group’s radio station, he told how he and his family had fled in a canoe.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 96786.html

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America’s Epidemic of Empty Churches
Three blocks from my Brooklyn apartment, a large brick structure stretches toward heaven. Tourists recognize it as a church—the building’s bell tower and stained-glass windows give it away—but worshippers haven’t gathered here in years.

The 19th-century building was once known as St. Vincent De Paul Church and housed a vibrant congregation for more than a century. But attendance dwindled and coffers ran dry by the early 2000s. Rain leaked through holes left by missing shingles, a tree sprouted in the bell tower, and the Brooklyn diocese decided to sell the building to developers. Today, the Spire Lofts boasts 40 luxury apartments, with one-bedroom units renting for as much as $4,812 per month. It takes serious cash to make God’s house your own, apparently.
Well this is a gentrifying area of New York City after all.

On the other hand I often hear about new "Mega Churches" which don't seem to have any trouble filling their pews. Interest in the old mainline Protestant churches seems to be slowly fading away, but at the same time the "true b'lievers" are flocking to the gaudy new "Mega Churches," which probably compounds the problems for the older ones that are losing their market share in a shrinking market.
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Victory! Charleston, Illinois cancels city-sponsored trip to creationist sites

December 4, 2018 – 12:15 pm

I’ve just heard from the FFRF that the City Attorney for Charleston, Illinois, to whom the FFRF wrote to about the unconstitutionality of their city-sponsored trip to the Ark Park and Creation Museum, has sent the following email. The city has bailed.
Thank you for your email below and letter attached dated December 3, 2018. The purpose of this email is to inform you that The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum trip has been cancelled. The trip has been removed from the City of Charleston’s website and online registration portal.
Details: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/page/2/

Why so much hate for gOD's Creation? :mrgreen:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:46 pm A oldie but goodie :)
All lies! :x
Everybody knows that bacon, sausages and booze are only available in Hell!
Spoiler:
And shaggy she-devils!
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Putin's Voice wrote:Playboy model arrested for naked crucifix photoshoot at the Vatican

Playboy model Marisa Papen has been arrested for an unorthodox naked photoshoot inside the Vatican. The poses included her being tied to a cross and sitting naked on a stack of bibles at St Peter’s Square.

Photographs from the controversial shoot include ones of Papen dragging a large wooden crucifix across the street and ones of her tied to the cross.

“I’m right in the middle of putting on my pants when suddenly 2 Polizia cars drive rapidly towards us. Another 4 cops approach us running. Holding their batons firmly. ‘Passport please!!!!!’” Papen wrote on her blog.

Slightly
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https://www.rt.com/news/446759-playboy- ... d-vatican/ (with something for our Muslim friends too...)
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How'd she get paid for that one? I thought Playboy gave up the girlie pictures.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:34 am A victim, huh?

Let's see her try the same trick in Mecca.
Sure, but did you click the link?
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They are all creatures of gOD, my son. :bishop:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:35 pm Let's pick on some non-Abrahamic types for a change. 8)

Protests in India after women defy ancient ban on visiting Hindu temple (Reuters)

Can't they just let them sit in back the way civilized religions do? :BigGrin3:
But, the girl cooties!!! :o

Surely the gods will smite us or something if we allow this?? :notsure:
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Just heard about this site

https://biblicalgenderroles.com
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Also such stories as Why God Wants You to STAY in an Abusive Relationship
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I love places that cite English dictionaries to explain what Greek and Hebrew mean.

--J.D.
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Smartphone users warned to be careful of the Antichrist

People's dependence on smartphones and modern technology could bring about the coming of the Antichrist, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has warned.

Russian social media users largely responded with humour and scepticism, while some accused the Church of "serving the regime".

Speaking to Russian state TV, Patriarch Kirill said smartphone users should be careful when using the "worldwide web of gadgets" because it represented "an opportunity to gain global control over mankind".

"The Antichrist is the person who will be at the head of the worldwide web, controlling all of humankind," he said.
https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46794556
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They'd probably be better off sending a van full of teenagers and a Great Dane to investigate. Cheaper too, probably.

Fwiw:

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Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official over religion
Notice how the headline implies something that did not happen.

A Republican county official in Texas has survived a vote to oust him after several local party members took issue with his Muslim religion.

The motion to remove Shahid Shafi from his position as vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican party failed by a vote of 139-49 on Thursday night. See?

The effort was led by several county Republicans See? Anyways: who argued that Dr Shafi was more loyal to Islam than the US.

The movement led to criticism from prominent state Republican officials.

["Snip!"--Ed.]

After he was appointed by party officials to his post in July 2018, several of his colleagues took issue with his religion and claimed he had connections with terrorist organisations.

["Snip!"--Ed.]

Grand Prairie precinct chairwoman Cunt Dorrie O'Brien, who led the effort to oust him, recently reiterated her views in a Facebook post.

"We don't think he's suitable as a practising Muslim to be vice chair because he'd be the representative for ALL Republicans in Tarrant County, and not ALL Republicans in Tarrant County think Islam is safe or acceptable," Mrs O'Brien wrote on 31 December 2018.

"There are big questions surrounding exactly where Dr Shafi's loyalties lie, vis a vis Democrat and Republican policies." But ALL Republicans in Tarrant County support her religion? Apparently not. They voted against her. She must be Jewish or Episcopalian or something.

She also previously slammed her Republican colleagues for not intervening in what she called a "stealth jihad" and "Leftist/Shari'a Zuckerberg-ization of Tarrant County". Okay, maybe not Episcopalian.

Tarrant County Republican Party Chairman Darl Eason, who appointed Dr Shafi to his post, told the Star-Telegram when the vote was scheduled: "It's just outrageous that we are doing this."

"It's disgusting," he added.

Former Tarrant County precinct chair Sara Legvold sat outside of the meeting room during the vote in protest, wearing a burqa which she said was to "represent the Islamisation of our county, our state and our country".

Not all of the Cunts are women in this:
Arlington Republican Dale Attebery (earlier photo), who wanted Shahid Shafi removed as county party vice chair and sponsored “anti-jihad training” by John Guandolo, tossed his badge at the stage and resigned after @tarrantgop kept Shafi pic.twitter.com/811SxAttUJ
— Bud Kennedy / #ReadLocal (@BudKennedy) January 11, 2019
The vote was widely condemned by Texas Republican [Sic--Ed.], including Governor Gregg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz and Republican Land Commissioner George P Bush.
"Religious freedom is at the core of who we are as a nation and state," Gov Abbott said in a statement on Wednesday, "and attacks on Dr Shafi because of his faith are contrary to this guiding principle."

Discrimination against Dr. Shafi b/c he’s Muslim is wrong. The Constitution prohibits any religious test for public office & the First Amendment protects religious liberty for every faith. The Party of Lincoln should welcome everybody & celebrate Liberty. https://t.co/Z16lst3SJN
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 7, 2018
You read that correctly.

Bugger'd by Colonists
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