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Somebody's been sucking on the business end of the bitter teat, eh?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Did I get jipped??
« on: July 28, 2005, 12:14:17 AM »
It's actually "gypped", by the way.  It's an old-school slam on Gypsies, kinda like "Indian-giver" is to Native Americans.

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Incoming 1Ls / What's a fellow?
« on: July 26, 2005, 06:49:21 PM »
One of the stipulations of my scholarship is that during my second and third years at law school I become a fellow.  What's a fellow?  They say I'll receive a small stipend, but other than that, I don't have a clue.

Any help appreciated.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Working turns women into dykes!
« on: July 19, 2005, 07:05:25 AM »
good for you.

I personally don't believe in waiting 'till marriage, nor do I believe in abstaining from oral, but I don't judge people who chose that risky lifestyle.

Wait, I'm confused.  Are you saying it's riskier to abstain from oral and pre-marital sex than not?  Because that's what I'm getting from your post.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Working turns women into dykes!
« on: July 19, 2005, 07:03:57 AM »
I am by no means advocating any pre-marital sex either. Those things are also sins, and oral as well. I don't participate and won't, I am waiting till I am married, as a moral person should do.

See, this is the thing that is causing all these problems in society. People are just letting themselves do whatever and not having any self-restraint these days. It sickens me, and Ican only pray that God will pity then in the end. I am not a saint, but I really strive to do the right hting, really, and I just hope that God IS a forgiving dude!

As far as me not caring if people cannot pay for their healthcare, just because I am not for universal healthcare doesn't mean that I don't care. There are free clinics using good taxpayers' money that they can go to.

It's not your job as a Christian to tell other people what they should or shouldn't do.  You bring people to Christ through your actions and attitude, not through quasi-preaching and spreading hate on a message board.  

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Working turns women into dykes!
« on: July 19, 2005, 06:44:10 AM »
Yes, that's why it's called sodomy, but that's not the point.

From a Christian perspective, homosexuality is a sin.  But it's no more a sin that premarital heterosexual sex is.  Or stealing a pack of gum.

The only sex that is sanctioned in the Christian faith is that which occurs in a marriage.  Marriage symbolizes the marriage of the church to Christ, hence why the church is called the bride of Christ.

Sex, in Christian belief, serves three purposes:

1.  Procreation
2.  Love of your mate (Song of Solomon reads like a romance novel at times.)
3.  Symbol of Christ's union to the church.

I don't agree with homosexuality, but I also don't judge them because I let my dog out of the pen before the master came home too.  I'm no better than they are.

There have been several interesting cases involving unlawful imprisonment regarding shoplifting cases.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: prayer in public schools?
« on: July 13, 2005, 03:31:53 PM »
nice blog paperback writer- it's quite therapeutic, isn't it?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: prayer in public schools?
« on: July 12, 2005, 06:41:47 PM »

Exactly what is your ideal view of public education?  What would you like to see regarding the handling of religion?

i dont think dodgerlaw is saying that religion should be handled in public school any differently than it is.  i think s/he is giving reasons why a parent would want to send their child to private school, and why s/he thinks vouchers should be available.  i just dont agree that i should subsidize the teaching of religious beliefs with which i disagree.  if parents want that extra attention they should pay for it themselves, teach it themselves, or let their church (or other religious institution) teach it.

Jassulli, you're worried about subsidizing religious instruction.  It is impossible to live in our society and not, in some way, support everything the government does.  Don't like the Iraq war?  Tough- your tax dollars are funding it.  Don't have school-age children- guess what?  Your tax dollars are paying to teach kids you don't even have.  Don't drive a car- doesn't matter, you helped build the interstate system.

My point is, unless you want to pull a Thoreau and spend a night in jail,  you need to get used to paying for things you don't necessarily approve of.  The point of government is to rule by the consent of the governed- if a majority of the people (and the Supreme Court, to boot) find vouchers constitutional, your personal opinion means virtually nothing.

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