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Posted: 11 December 2007 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 11 December 2007 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Ha, Ha, that is good George.  I want to pass that image along.  I don’t understand the blood transfusion part.  Are there religions that don’t allow blood transfusions?

It needs “loss of friendship” and somone going door to door and ticking people off.  Maybe “loss of indivisuality” and a congregation doing their hitler hand raising?  “loss of education” and a science book that says “god did it, end of the story.

I like how the check is going to an alien hand grin

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Posted: 11 December 2007 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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retrospy - 11 December 2007 12:31 PM

Are there religions that don’t allow blood transfusions?

I believe Jehovah’s witnesses are against blood transfusions. I am not sure why, and I don’t really care why.

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Posted: 11 December 2007 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hilarious.  Thanks George.

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Posted: 11 December 2007 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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George - 11 December 2007 01:13 PM

I believe Jehovah’s witnesses are against blood transfusions. I am not sure why, and I don’t really care why.

FYI HERE‘s the wiki article on the Jehova’s Witness superstition about blood transfusions.

Update—Argh, the wiki link is broken. But if you click on it and then search for the article by clicking on the first thing they suggest it will take you there.

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Posted: 11 December 2007 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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retrospy - 11 December 2007 12:31 PM

Ha, Ha, that is good George.  I want to pass that image along.  I don’t understand the blood transfusion part.  Are there religions that don’t allow blood transfusions?

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Here is a recent case.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,2205580,00.html

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Posted: 11 December 2007 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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StephenLawrence - 11 December 2007 02:21 PM
retrospy - 11 December 2007 12:31 PM

Ha, Ha, that is good George.  I want to pass that image along.  I don’t understand the blood transfusion part.  Are there religions that don’t allow blood transfusions?

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Here is a recent case.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,2205580,00.html

Stephen

A good example why sometimes it might be a mistake to treat the religious ones “with respect.” Were the doctor allowed to pronounce her and her husband clinically deluded, which they were, he could have saved her life.

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Posted: 11 December 2007 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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dougsmith - 11 December 2007 01:52 PM

Argh

Thine pirate gesture is thine secret sign that dougsmith hath noticed our noodly master in the background of that last frame too.  Notice how all the other so-called “masters” are subordinate.

Behold!  The Alien hand giveth and the alien hand taketh away.

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Posted: 12 December 2007 12:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I like the god in the background, on the last picture.

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Posted: 12 December 2007 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Refusing Blood Transfusions.  Yikes.  You would think this would be more obvious to people.  It is common sense stories like this that made it possible for me to abandon Christian Science.

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Posted: 12 December 2007 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Pragmatic Naturalist - 11 December 2007 09:46 PM

Thine pirate gesture is thine secret sign that dougsmith hath noticed our noodly master in the background of that last frame too.  Notice how all the other so-called “masters” are subordinate.

Behold!  The Alien hand giveth and the alien hand taketh away.

Ha!

Haven’t we all been touched by his noodly appendage?

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Posted: 12 December 2007 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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dougsmith - 12 December 2007 07:40 AM

Haven’t we all been touched by his noodly appendage?

My faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster gives me strength, courage, joy and peace.  I feel totally right and comfortable here in my zesty faith.  I no longer have any problems and I will never abandon this glorious relationship.  Amen.  blank stare...  tongue wink…  sick...

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Posted: 12 December 2007 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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There have also been a lot of people lately refusing to get their children’s immunization shots, for what they call “religious reasons”.

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Posted: 12 December 2007 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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advocatus - 12 December 2007 07:52 AM

There have also been a lot of people lately refusing to get their children’s immunization shots, for what they call “religious reasons”.

These people are not only the perfect candidates for the Darwin Award, they are a threat to everybody around them.

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Posted: 12 December 2007 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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retrospy - 12 December 2007 07:51 AM

Amen.  blank stare...  tongue wink…  sick...

That’s RAmen.  It’s a bit more “zesty” that way.

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