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The Last Taboo

George257 Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 6:12 AM
Marrying your cousin is illegal in some countries, although in Jane Austen books they seemed to do it without any hint of scandal.
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The Last Taboo

George257 Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 6:10 AM
Yes, it is odd. In fact Christianity hardly condemns polygamy at all. It condemns divorcing your wife to marry another, but says very little about polygamy as such. St Paul remarks in two of his epistles that a bishop should be "the husband of one wife," but that is open to a lot of interpretation. Herod is condemned for marrying his brother's (divorced) wife, but not for having ten wives. And the OT encourages polygamy. I suppose though, that any denomination which wanted to allow polygamy, could simply tell its adherants to have church weddings, but not register the marriages with the civil authorities. Legally they would not be married, but only living together, and escape prosecution. They could simply say they were married in the eyes of God, and it was no business of the state's.
The respondants were almost certainly anonymous. Stigma was therefore not a factor. I suspect the figures are accurate.
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Basic Economics

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 4:10 PM
It sounds like a useful read. I always felt, when I studied economics, that the content of the courses available lacked something...they never seemed to get to the heart of what made the economy work.
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The Antisemitic Derangement

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 3:59 PM
All fascism comes from the left.
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The Antisemitic Derangement

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 3:52 PM
The bad drives out the good.
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The Antisemitic Derangement

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 3:52 PM
Anti semitism is, for liberals, the acceptable face of racism. In the UK and elsewhere it is libs that are most vehemently anti-Israel. In South Africa the ANC, who liberals love so devotedly, is hostile to Israel and on very friendly terms with Hamas. I think the real, underlying reason is that Jews are guilty of the one sin which no lib can possibly forgive: Jews are successful. They work hard, save their money, invest wisely, get a good education, and obey the law. Libs hate that. If everyone were so self reliant, there would be no need for liberalism. No liberal can afford to tolerate Jews.
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The Antisemitic Derangement

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 3:45 PM
Not necessarily. Pioneers first settling a new country are both courageous and enterprising, a true asset to their new homeland. Later settlers too may be self reliant and entrepreneurial, and determined to get ahead and prosper. But in countries with a generous welfare state, easy pickings may attract the worst sort of immigrants. Here in the UK, that certainly seems to be the case.(I cannot comment on the USA).
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Offenders of the Western Faith

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 3:31 PM
Jane, it's amazing how clever libs are. Their superpowers enable them to know what you subconsciously think.
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Offenders of the Western Faith

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 3:26 PM
Yes, and you notice they focused mainly on necklacing blacks, not whites. They knew apartheid was ending, so they had to eliminate the black opposition. That's why the ANC has an unassailable majority in SA now - no one dares stand against them in black areas. And people are still being necklaced - it never finished.
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Offenders of the Western Faith

George257 Wrote: Jan 15, 2015 12:41 PM
Obama also found time to visit South Africa to mourn the death of a terrorist leader - the head of an organisation closely allied to Hamas.
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