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Message 106 of 397 (720852)
02-27-2014 10:41 PM
Reply to: Message 104 by xongsmith
02-27-2014 10:14 PM


Re: Let's limit this discussion to the specifics
WTF are "Yelp" reviews???
There's a app for that. I think that Yelp is derived from "Yellow Pages". You can do a search of a particular kind of business or a particular business by name. It will give a list that includes the businesses' locations, hours of operation, links to their website and to a map to the location, and reviews by customers (though there's been a scandal about businesses paying someone to write glowing reviews. It also has "Monocle", in which you point your phone in any direction and it will display what businesses are in that direction.
I heard about it when my son had a bad experience with a specialty meat shop who had told him over the phone that they had what he wanted (uncured ham that he was going to brine) but when he went there they told him they didn't have it. He found what he needed at a Northgate (fortunately, he's fluent in Spanish and so could work that out with the butcher) and then he posted a review for that first shop on Yelp. In less than half an hour, the store manager called him. They did have the meat he wanted, but the clerk wasn't aware of it. Furthermore, the manager worked to make amends, which my son described in a follow-up review. Shows that stores take Yelp reviews seriously.
I've had problems with Yelp's search feature, so it's not perfect.

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Message 156 of 397 (721016)
03-02-2014 6:51 PM
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03-02-2014 6:30 PM


Re: something to think about
Also interesting is that, according to Christian teachings, those OT laws don't even apply anymore. According to Galatians, following the Law is the Way of the Flesh from which we gain the Fruits of the Flesh, which are all very mean and nasty. According to Galatians, the Law is a prison of the flesh from which Christ freed us so that we could gain the Fruits of the Spirit.
Curious on how obsessed conservative "Christians" are with imposing on society that from which Christ was supposed to have freed us, thus opposing Christ.
And of course that ignores the even greater problem of "which law"? They insist that we must follow all of the Law, which would include working on the Sabbath, mixing meat and dairy, mixing different types of fabric, and all that messy business about mensuration, all of which American society violates flagrantly. And how do we stand on the matter of the abolition of slavery and interracial marriage? Women's equality? And so on.
Obviously, conservative Christians do not practice what they preach, which of course is called "hypocrisy" and was very much and vehemently denounced by Jesus in the Gospels. Instead, they practice "Cafeteria Christianity" where they pick and choose which parts of the Bible they want to follow and which parts they wish to ignore. Nor is that hypocrisy lost of the rest of society, which is yet another reason why those "true Christians" are shunned.

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Message 175 of 397 (721050)
03-03-2014 10:35 AM
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03-03-2014 10:07 AM


Re: something to think about
The indentured servitude of fellow Europeans was a business arrangement of "I'll pay your passage to the colonies and in exchange you will work for me for a specific period of time (or with whatever terms) to pay off your debt to me." None of those Europeans were born into indentured servitude and they all worked to regain their freedom.
My question is how that "indenturing of people from the orient" was different or the same. Comparisons to modern-day human trafficking might also be enlightening.

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Message 342 of 397 (721426)
03-07-2014 3:10 AM
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03-07-2014 2:45 AM


Re: Most Christians disagree with Faith
It would be the same as saying 2 plus 2 is actually 5.
Last month, HBO showed a documentary, Questioning Darwin, which consisted mainly of creationists speaking and stating their beliefs and their position. One, a minister if I recall correctly, literally stated that if he were to find in the Bible that 2 + 2 is 5, then that is what it has to be. The Bible takes precedence over reality.
No, the creationists did not come off well in that documentary.

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