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From the Christian News board:

We are supposed to crucify our passions, including one's love for fast food and the culture represented by McWorld.  The Palestinian Christians seem to miss the point.

This must be a joke.

I admit that I laughed when I first read the article.  It's unfortunate that the oppressed Palestinians don't have a sense of humor.

I still laugh when I think about the article.  At least I understand satire.

You laugh with the devil

No, I don't laugh with the devil.  Who are you to say that?

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From the Christian News board:

We are supposed to crucify our passions, including one's love for fast food and the culture represented by McWorld.  The Palestinian Christians seem to miss the point.

This must be a joke.

I admit that I laughed when I first read the article.  It's unfortunate that the oppressed Palestinians don't have a sense of humor.

I still laugh when I think about the article.  At least I understand satire.

You laugh with the devil

No, I don't laugh with the devil.  Who are you to say that?

I can make judgements that outright blasphemy and laughing with it is evil and anti-Christian. You do when you laugh at a mocking of God.
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Galatians 2:20. Ronald McDonald is more Christian than anyone on this board for he has embraced martyrdom. I can see it now. A new bishopric will arise where he was crucified, just as it was with Peter, and eventually, when we have our next ecumenical council, we will establish the new see as high in rank "because Ronald McDonald died there."
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"Il ne faut imaginer Dieu ni trop bon, ni méchant. La justice est entre l'excès de la clémence et la cruauté, ainsi que les peines finies sont entre l'impunité et les peines éternelles." - Denise Diderot, Pensées philosophiques 1746

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I can make judgements that outright blasphemy and laughing with it is evil and anti-Christian. You do when you laugh at a mocking of God.

Ronald McDonald (or you) is God?  Gee, that's funnier than seeing him crucified.

I think you're brainwashed.

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Ronald McDonald feeds tens of millions of people a day.  That's pretty impressive.
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^ You must have read Jihad_vs._McWorld.  The author concludes that Jihad and McWorld are the same thing.

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Ronald McDonald feeds tens of millions of people a day.  That's pretty impressive.

He also goes out of his way to give people a roof over their heads for the night. Pretty sure if he visits prisoners that's the triple crown and makes him an automatic saint.
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^ That can't happen.  There are no McDonald's in jails and prisons although McDonald's gets their buns (for restaurants east of the Mississippi River) from a Greek-owned bakery in my town.

Gee, seeing Ronald McDonald crucified still makes me laugh albeit not as heartily as before.


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I will start a McDonald prison chaplaincy.
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 It's unfortunate that the oppressed Palestinians don't have a sense of humor.

What does the fact that Palestinians are "oppressed" have to do with their sense of humor? What is your point? And you keep saying "Palestinian Christians" ignoring that Israeli Christians were outraged as well.





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Mental health is not a joke, son.  :police:

Indeed its not, and where Mor posts that link, he means it in my experience.
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Council of Nicea:
Εθη ἀρχαῖα κρατείτω. 
Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

The sentiment of Nicea in Greek and Latin, translated into English.

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Mental health is not a joke, son.  :police:

Indeed its not, and where Mor posts that link, he means it in my experience.

Then I must be missing something because nothing in this thread indicates someone is in need for mental health support.

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 It's unfortunate that the oppressed Palestinians don't have a sense of humor.

What does the fact that Palestinians are "oppressed" have to do with their sense of humor? What is your point? And you keep saying "Palestinian Christians" ignoring that Israeli Christians were outraged as well.

If they had a sense of humor, they wouldn't react to every provocation by the Israeli government.

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I will start a McDonald prison chaplaincy.

No surprise there.  Corporations build and run prisons.

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Mental health is not a joke, son.  :police:

Indeed its not, and where Mor posts that link, he means it in my experience.

Then I must be missing something because nothing in this thread indicates someone is in need for mental health support.

Mor and I have a long history.  If I say anything else, I'll violate the "contain conflict" rule on this board.

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Mental health is not a joke, son.  :police:

Indeed its not, and where Mor posts that link, he means it in my experience.

Then I must be missing something because nothing in this thread indicates someone is in need for mental health support.

Thank you for demonstrating the relevance of St Anthony the Great for our day.
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Mental health is not a joke, son.  :police:

I didn’t post that as a joke and I am not your son.

Ohhhhh offended, are we?

No, I don’t care enough.

Dude, you came around throwing a link for mental health help, I made a silly joke, and you're acting all serious like I'm talking to the Queen of England, sheesh.
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Mental health is not a joke, son.  :police:

Indeed its not, and where Mor posts that link, he means it in my experience.

Then I must be missing something because nothing in this thread indicates someone is in need for mental health support.

Mor and I have a long history.  If I say anything else, I'll violate the "contain conflict" rule on this board.

Thank you for the clarification.

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