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Go to: Christian piano music has my daughter singing hymns throughout the house

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There is some great simple Jazz and Blues sheet music you could get your hands on. I remember them as the only pieces I liked playing on piano way back when I had classes. Catchy and groovy.

Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:50:12 UTC | #637525

Go to: Ex-Soldier Jailed For Burning Koran in Carlisle

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Comment 11 by Daz365 :

We have laws that are anti freedom and we continue to endorse them by not protesting against them. No country needs a law entitled "religiously aggravated harassment". Which seems to Imply that it's worse than normal harassment.

I would speculate that it probably means "Something ridiculously trivial offending beliefs unfounded in reality" harrassment, because there is no way they could convict someone under 'normal harassment' for burning a silly book! So it's not necessarily 'worse than normal' harassment.

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:03:36 UTC | #616910

Go to: France officially bans the burka

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So if you know someone who wears the niqab, how do you differ them from other people?

If they don't ban it, they should at least issue license plates.

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 02:31:22 UTC | #614305

Go to: Science minister won't confirm belief in evolution

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Vote unconservative, vote for science!

Apology for this blatant political announcment...

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:21:57 UTC | #612391

Go to: Catholic school students sent home for displaying pro-choice stance

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Comment 12 by Cents :

I believe sites like Richard's give these young people the strength to attack the religious stance of their elders or of authority. These young people know they are not alone.

I went to a canadian catholic school. Richard's site (but more importantly his documentaries available on the web for free) weren't the source of the strength to actively question/challenge authority, but gave me the knowledge needed to do it well. Knowledge is the greatest tool against them.

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:46:52 UTC | #605520

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