Why can't I own a Canadian?

United States
January 16, 2008 7:41pm CST
No, I don't "really" want to own a Canadian. But if you just take the time to read this web page you will see that it is mixed with a bit of humor and truth. Well, no offense but it DOES make sense! Okay, let me hear you crack those knuckles and start typing your opinion on this one... http://www.humanistsofutah.org/2002/WhyCantIOwnACanadian_10-02.html
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Jan 08
*smiles* I'm pretty fond of this one myself. I've always wondered why it was considered completely acceptable to choose just those old laws you liked and insist everyone follow them, while completely ignoring all the others. Of course, when I bring these sorts of questions up to people who are doing the whole anti-homosexuality rant, they usually can't come up with much to say than that it's somehow worse... even though there's no biblical argument for that. I think ultimately most of them think it's worse because it grosses them out personally.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
I think you hit the nail on the head with that post. It does give one something to ponder, doesn't it? If one would just sit and think logically about the Bible as with anything else..
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
17 Jan 08
Sadly it's hard to be that logical about religion. Also, when it comes to the Bible, a lot of people have either not read the entire thing, or tend to cling to only the parts they agree with. It's easy enough to say "Well that's old Jewish law we don't follow now", but still choose to keep the parts of it that support your personal prejudices.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
Yes, I think it some of that may be due to upbringing. It is sometimes hard to shake things that we are exposed to in childhood. Some is ignorance, perhaps they read but don't comprehend what they are reading or interpret the words to fit their own views and needs. And yes, it is sad. But, not all religious people are like that, thankfully.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Well, this is something else, LOL. I had never seen or heard anything about this until now. I think that kind of goes back to the old days, don't it? Slavery. Who in the world would want to own something like that.
• United States
17 Jan 08
Hi Steph..LOL Well, like I said..I don't "really" want to own a Canadian. Yes, it goes way back to the old days..lol The Old Testament.. Thanks for sharing :)
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
19 Jan 08
Your welcome. I hope none of us ever have to go back to those days again when there was slavery for some people.
@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
17 Jan 08
Hi saigonwarrior, Thank you for this, it simply proves how ridiculous it is to take the Bible literally. Of course, if you really want to own a Canadian, we have a lot of politicians in Ottawa, maybe you could share with your friends. Blessings.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
Hi Pose, Well, hm..we would need to check out their work ethics first..lol. Thank you for responding, I really appreciate it!
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
19 Jan 08
"Of course, if you really want to own a Canadian, we have a lot of politicians in Ottawa, maybe you could share with your friends" ROFLMFAO no doubt! and yes sharing is good LOL
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
17 Jan 08
This is hysterical..I love the one about the sacrifice of the bull not being appreciated by neighbors one. And I guess I'll have to be careful that I'm not caught working on the Sabbath which I often do... Thanks for sharing this :)
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• United States
17 Jan 08
Yep, I work on Saturdays, too. In fact sometimes it is my hardest day. I thought a lot of the ones asking if they should be killed or how should I kill them? were very funny. Kind of fits right into some of your discussions that you have been having lately. In fact this reminded me of you and I thought..hm...I bet Pye is going to respond! lol
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
17 Jan 08
I've seen this a few times now, but it's still just as funny.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
This was my first time reading it. A friend sent it to me in an email. I found it funny and insightful. Thank you for responding, it is appreciated.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
19 Jan 08
lOL omg I love it when ppl r@g on Dr.Laura...she's a bloody wingnut! That was funny...I've seen a few "letters" like that over the yrs actually.. this is TOO FUNNY! I burst out laughing over this LOL "I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense"
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• United States
19 Jan 08
Yep, it had the same effect on me..lol That is why I just HAD to post it, even if it has been out there for awhile, some like myself may not have had the pleasure to read it yet. That's the question..how would one know without asking.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
I read this last night, and didn't respond just because I HAD to show my grandmother first! This was too funny and yet so true. I am a Christian myself, but I have learned that there was a reason that God and Jesus wrote the NEW Testament!!! This is exactly what Dr. Laura deserved.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
I hope that your grandmother enjoyed it as much as you did. I thought it was hilarious, but sad too in a way that some actually hold the Bible so literally. Yes, it would be kind of hard to follow some of the Old Testament laws, especially when they break the laws of the country in which you live.
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
reading too much Lev is dangerous. but if you add O and rearrange the word it may sound safer. I like it, thanks for posting
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• United States
20 Jan 08
I agree that it can be dangerous if you try to apply those rules to modern day living. I liked it, also. I found it funny and interesting. Thank you for responding, it is appreciated :)
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
19 Jan 08
Scorch. I want to laugh and make a couple jokes but I fear some of my more devote brethren may set their sights on me. -_-; But yes, that's a very very good argument and seems a pretty good way to sidetrack most of the hypocrites and posers that would even be spouting old testament stuff as if it wasn't mostly nulled in the new testament.
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• United States
19 Jan 08
Yes, one must be very, very careful when it comes to religion and politics. :) We wouldn't want to offend anyone, now would we?
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