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Old 02-14-2019, 12:49 PM   #7651
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I'm Jewish. Went to Sunday school, Hebrew school, had a Bar Mitzvah, my grandfather was president of our synagogue (and taught Sunday school before I was born - Bud Selig was a student of his), etc.

I send my kids to Sunday school and Hebrew school and they will have Bar/Bat Mitzvahs (save the dates just went out for one of them), but at the same time, none of us really believe in god/religion. We're probably going to let our kids stop going to religious school after their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. My son bought into the whole god thing initially, but he pretty quickly decided it didn't make sense.

It's kind of dumb, I know. I guess, like a lot of things we do in life, we're kind of doing it as an obligation, partly to not piss off our parents, partly because...I don't know. Judiasm is a bit different, as there is very much a cultural/community part that is separate from the religious part. And the nice thing is that my wife, whose family was completely unpracticing, has really enjoyed the community aspect of joining a synagogue. I really like our rabbi, too. Just chatted with him yesterday. And I appreciate our synagogue - it's extremely welcoming. It's even expressly pro-LGBTQ - there used to be something on the website about it, but I can't find it now. I know there's a flier about LGBTQ issues posted in the hallway at temple.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:50 PM   #7652
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Guise, stop being so mean to awvul, he's experiencing economic uncertainty. He doesn't feel rich like he did in college.

What's a few browns growing up never knowing who or where their parents are?

Who cares if foreign policy is being dictated by the Kremlin? That the relationship and trust we've built with our traditional allies over decades has been completely eroded?

Totally worth it so he and his deplorable brethren have a few extra dollars in their retirement fund.
In the long run it's gonna cost them money. Just think about John Bolton telling a textbook narcissist how great war with Iran will be for his approval rating.

Or how about all the people that resort to pushing crack for a living because Trump won't raise the minimum wage? Or the people who have given up on life and choose to smoke crack because they make $8/hr. Then many of these people end up in prison and Awval pays for their meals and ensures they can't work and share some of the tax burden.

Or all the people who are stressed out that Trump won't do anything about climate change? Instead of working and having hope for the future, now they're all in WAAF mode and day drinking wondering how they'll commit suicide when **** hits the fan.

None of this will be good for Awval's retirement plan
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:54 PM   #7653
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1. It's Fox News.
2. It's not as absurd as it looks. A common belief among Christians (actually not unique to Christianity) is that everything happens "for a reason" aka God. Even if that "thing" is meant to make us suffer... but that's just to make us stronger! (See Job)
Many Christians simultaneously believe both in predetermination AND that you have to choose to allow JC into your heart to be saved.

Aside: Physicists and (some) Christians agree on a thing!
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:55 PM   #7654
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Again, that there's any orange at all in the Clinton and dem voters bar is more tilting to me than the white evangelical bar.

"oh well, I guess it was god's will"
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:06 PM   #7655
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I'm Jewish. Went to Sunday school, Hebrew school, had a Bar Mitzvah, my grandfather was president of our synagogue (and taught Sunday school before I was born - Bud Selig was a student of his), etc.

I send my kids to Sunday school and Hebrew school and they will have Bar/Bat Mitzvahs (save the dates just went out for one of them), but at the same time, none of us really believe in god/religion. We're probably going to let our kids stop going to religious school after their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. My son bought into the whole god thing initially, but he pretty quickly decided it didn't make sense.

It's kind of dumb, I know. I guess, like a lot of things we do in life, we're kind of doing it as an obligation, partly to not piss off our parents, partly because...I don't know. Judiasm is a bit different, as there is very much a cultural/community part that is separate from the religious part. And the nice thing is that my wife, whose family was completely unpracticing, has really enjoyed the community aspect of joining a synagogue. I really like our rabbi, too. Just chatted with him yesterday. And I appreciate our synagogue - it's extremely welcoming. It's even expressly pro-LGBTQ - there used to be something on the website about it, but I can't find it now. I know there's a flier about LGBTQ issues posted in the hallway at temple.
Dont secular jews make up a pretty large percentage of jewish people in the states? I think youre pretty normal amongst the "just doing it for tradition/family" crowd in the jewish community.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:07 PM   #7656
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I'm Jewish. Went to Sunday school, Hebrew school, had a Bar Mitzvah, my grandfather was president of our synagogue (and taught Sunday school before I was born - Bud Selig was a student of his), etc.

I send my kids to Sunday school and Hebrew school and they will have Bar/Bat Mitzvahs (save the dates just went out for one of them), but at the same time, none of us really believe in god/religion. We're probably going to let our kids stop going to religious school after their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. My son bought into the whole god thing initially, but he pretty quickly decided it didn't make sense.

It's kind of dumb, I know. I guess, like a lot of things we do in life, we're kind of doing it as an obligation, partly to not piss off our parents, partly because...I don't know. Judiasm is a bit different, as there is very much a cultural/community part that is separate from the religious part. And the nice thing is that my wife, whose family was completely unpracticing, has really enjoyed the community aspect of joining a synagogue. I really like our rabbi, too. Just chatted with him yesterday. And I appreciate our synagogue - it's extremely welcoming. It's even expressly pro-LGBTQ - there used to be something on the website about it, but I can't find it now. I know there's a flier about LGBTQ issues posted in the hallway at temple.
This is the norm in most of the developed world as far as I can tell. You actually see this with churches Korean churches, Japanese Shinto temples, and Chinese Daoist/Buddhist temples. Most people going aren't really religious at all.

I saw the same thing with Europeans going to church and Turks going to mosques when I visited. Most attendees just go because the religious centers are also social centers. From what I heard, for the most part, it's the same way with Hindi temples in India.

Personally I also know a lot of "non-practicing" Catholics (I am one). At this point I am much closer to being a Deist, leaning Agnostic/Atheist even, than an actual Catholic but in a broad survey, if such a category were available, I'd probably be marked as "secular Catholic." And I think most "Catholics" in Europe would fall into that category.
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.was...-flag-economy/

This is a really interesting story that outlines why just looking at employment numbers is kinda super fraudulent and doesnt really tell us a damn thing about the economy, so its no wonder thats a pillar of Trumps platform
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I'll admit I'd vote for Trump if he eliminated my annual dues to my temple.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:12 PM   #7659
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Back to the dog thing for a moment, I would bet some dollars that Trump has never had a pet. If I lost that bet, it would be because he begrudgingly let one of his wives have a pet, but he never wanted to have anything to do with it.
psychopaths don't keep pets.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:12 PM   #7660
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Itís been widely reported that Trump knows how to use a TiVo.
In Narcissisto-Reviewo mode.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:13 PM   #7661
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I cannot think of a single possible bad outcome

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:14 PM   #7662
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Isn't Trump a germaphobe? I don't think they do well with pets.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:15 PM   #7663
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"For long, at least."

I am from Akron, Ohio, and in the early 90s, one of my tutoring students came in and said the police were digging near the property line of their backyard. It turns out they were digging up the first victim of Mr. Jeffrey Dahmer. #creepy
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I cannot think of a single possible bad outcome

Can't we sell them coal or some **** instead?
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Isn't Trump a germaphobe? I don't think they do well with pets.
They don't really do well with anything. Infants and toddlers freak them out as well, because, let's face it, they are germ transports, too, as far as a germophobe is concerned.
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Isn't Trump a germaphobe? I don't think they do well with pets.
That's what he said but I don't believe him. He doesn't seem to mind shaking hands or sexually assaulting women
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.was...-flag-economy/

This is a really interesting story that outlines why just looking at employment numbers is kinda super fraudulent and doesnt really tell us a damn thing about the economy, so its no wonder thats a pillar of Trumps platform

My 4th-grader has been home sick from school this week and the last couple days has been binge-watching "Adam Ruins Everything." One of the episodes was on the economy - I asked him if it covered unemployment figures and he said yes.

His entire world view is being turned upside-down by these shows.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:22 PM   #7668
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I'll admit I'd vote for Trump if he eliminated my annual dues to my temple.
It's expensive right? I've only ever gone to reform/conservative temples as a schnorrer. I've only ever paid my way at Chabad.
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Well you see Saudi Arabia doesn't have any other realistic source of renewable energy...
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Funding Bill by Tarantino
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Confirmed hardest working president ever.
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Perhaps he has some type of Presidenting Mad Libs on his phone - "Reviewing the [NOUN] with my team at the @WhiteHouse!" - and he goofed and simply tweeted the fill in the blank part.
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