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1 hour ago, Stargrunt6 said:

@sunday, I've found your new favorite game.

 

 

So to go up a level, do you get the rip the still beating heart out of a slave and add the skull to your temple wall?

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12 hours ago, Stargrunt6 said:

@sunday, I've found your new favorite game.

 

 

There were some news in a local forum. Reactions were as expected:

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Oh, look! Here it comes the Far Right.

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7 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

Max research points to 'develop gunpower' and 'resistance to syphillis'. Much win.

Tough to survive without 'smelt iron ore'.

 

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The ones that need develop resistance to syphilis were the Europeans. Ask King Francis I of France.

Amerindians would have done better with immunity to common cold, for instance.

 

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10 hours ago, sunday said:

There were some news in a local forum. Reactions were as expected:

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Oh, look! Here it comes the Far Right.

You would begrudge someone's right to physician-assisted suicide????

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5 hours ago, sunday said:

The ones that need develop resistance to syphilis were the Europeans. Ask King Francis I of France.

Amerindians would have done better with immunity to common cold, for instance.

 

So the the Indios gave the Gringos the syph? Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.

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1 minute ago, NickM said:

So the the Indios gave the Gringos the syph? Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.

There were no Gringos at the time. We are talking 16th century.

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14 minutes ago, NickM said:

So the the Indios gave the Gringos the syph? Talk about the gift that keeps on giving.

Syphillis in the Old World and New apparently predated European contcat with the Americas.  Either there was an American strain that was especially virulent, or a mutation of an existing European strain that coincidentally struck around 1495.

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8 hours ago, Stargrunt6 said:

You would begrudge someone's right to physician-assisted suicide????

Sacrifice affirming care? 

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Sometimes you get the trolls, sometimes the trolls get you.

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Utah parent upset by book bans gets Bible pulled from school shelves to expose ‘bad faith process’

"You’ll no doubt find that the Bible, under Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-1227, has ‘no serious values for minors’ because it’s pornographic by our new definition,” the parent wrote.

June 2, 2023, 4:53 PM EDT

By David K. Li

A Utah school district took the Bible off some bookshelves, officials said Friday, following a complaint from a parent upset by book bans who was hoping to expose the "bad faith process."

The Davis School District — the state's second biggest public system with nearly 74,000 pre-K-to-12th grade students — has largely removed the book from circulation, but kept it in high school libraries.

The parent, in a copy of the complaint obtained by NBC News that redacts their identity, said their effort to boot the Bible was in protest of a 2022 Utah law that made it easier to remove “pornographic or indecent” content from schools. The legislation was supported by conservative activist groups, including Utah Parents United.

"I thank the Utah Legislature and Utah Parents United for making this bad faith process so much easier and way more efficient," the parent said in the complaint. "Now we can all ban books and you don’t even need to read them or be accurate about it. Heck, you don’t even need to see the book!"

An eight-page typed list of examples of objectionable material from the Bible, quoting the exact scriptures, was included in the complaint.

A district review committee acted on the complaint and examined the King James version of the Bible, with an eye toward Utah codes covering public obscenity, pornography and other inappropriate material, officials said.

That committee decided to "retain the book in school library circulation only at the high school level based on age appropriateness due to vulgarity or violence," according to a statement to NBC News on Friday from Christopher Williams, a spokesman for the district based in Farmington.

The committee's decision has been appealed "by an individual who would like it retained at all levels" and the matter will be debated by a three-member committee of the district's Board of Education before the full panel finally decides, Williams added.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/utah-parent-upset-book-bans-gets-bible-pulled-school-shelves-expose-ba-rcna87450

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On 6/4/2023 at 2:44 AM, BansheeOne said:

We had this exact discussion at Bible study.

One of our priests thinks you should teach the entire Bible to kids, cover to cover, as opposed to giving them kid's Bibles.

 

Many of us found that odd.  I wouldn't recommend books like Ezekiel or Lamentations to new adult believers, much less children.

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58 minutes ago, Stargrunt6 said:

We had this exact discussion at Bible study.

One of our priests thinks you should teach the entire Bible to kids, cover to cover, as opposed to giving them kid's Bibles.

 

Many of us found that odd.  I wouldn't recommend books like Ezekiel or Lamentations to new adult believers, much less children.

I wouldn't recommend the Bible to kids before middle school because even in modern translations, it's too complex for their reading level.  By middle school they should be able to undrstand modern translations, if not the KJV,  and be able to ead it with a minimum of adolescent giggling at the dirty bits.

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