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Dr Adequate
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Message 1 of 2 (849899)
03-25-2019 3:19 AM


So ... Iranian convert to Christianity seeks asylum in the UK. Writes in his application that he converted because Christianity is a religion of peace. The official rejecting his application calls bullshit on this and points out that the asylum seeker obviously knows nothing about Christianity, which is nasty and violent. He quotes the Bible to prove this. Hilarity ensues.

(Note: the UK has an official religion. It's Christianity.)

It would be nice if this was a satire on all the people who explain that Real Muslims Must Be Terrorists Because It Says So In The Koran, but it seems like it was just an ordinary exercise in creative asylum denial.

Anyway they've reversed the decision so anyone who wants to find this hilarious can do so without guilt.

https://www.independent.co.uk/...-not-peaceful-a8832026.html


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03-25-2019 11:01 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dr Adequate
03-25-2019 3:19 AM


I think that the employee who reviewed the application was clueless

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
~Stile


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