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Go to: McDonald's Makes Jesus Cry

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The AFA says that by donating one thousandth of one percent of its 2007 earnings,

The funny thing is, if McDonald's brings in 20 billion a year, and they donated 20,000, then it's actually only one ten-thousandth of one percent...which is even funnier.

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:18:00 UTC | #196020

Go to: Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection

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I was wondering the same exact thing...let's drag science into this.

I'm also concerned as others are that Christians are going to claim that this is fulfilled prophecy. Unfortunately, no names have yet been discovered in the text according to this article. The mention of "Simon" seems highly speculative at this point, and I'm sure the Christians will argue that it could just as easily be talking about Jesus 50 years later. I really hope they have methods to decipher more text.

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 06:49:00 UTC | #194577

Go to: New Zealand man sells his soul to 'Hell'

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I would have settled for a large pizza. Did Hell Pizza place the final bid for $456? Good deal for the seller.

If I read it correctly, I think they offered him $3800. Brilliant. I'm going to start a business selling deeds to invisible things that don't exist. Maybe I'll call it Invisiworld...

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 08:16:00 UTC | #193370

Go to: Pastors Challenge Law, Endorse Candidates From Pulpit

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I still prefer to have churches retain tax exempt status if it also means that they can't endorse political candidates or interfere in government.

This would be fine, if it actually worked in the real world. From my experience with churches (I practically grew up with dual membership as a Missionary Baptist and Southern Baptist), preachers rarely shy away from giving political advice, especially in the more evangelical denominations. If they are too scared to mention any names, they will simply rail against practices that everyone knows are supported by this or that candidate. For instance they might decry abortion, gay marriage, or church/state separation, etc. Most parishioners will never report this type of activity, so unless the IRS sends out the occasional scout, even the more explicit cases will go largely unnoticed and unpunished. I say we just take their money.

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:13:00 UTC | #187016

Go to: Astronomers find batch of 'super-Earths'

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Is the word "super-Earths" used simply because of their size? Are the planets known to be rocky, rather than gas giants? Or have the researchers been able to analyze the chemical composition of the planets' atmospheres via spectroscopy? I guess I'm just wondering what exactly the distinction is between these exoplanets and previously discovered ones.

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:03:00 UTC | #184338

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