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    Cyrax reacted to Haydar Husayn in Further Evidence Of The Lack Of Secular Tolerance   
    It's hilarious that you think the worldview the majority of people adopt has anything to do with reason and common sense, especially these days when people's views are so clearly influenced primarily by emotion. As for the idea that there is anything inherently good about being 'progressive' (a term that is in any case not well defined), this is purely a faith-based belief that has no rational foundation.
    While there are obvious issues with the state of Islam in the world today, this is not the primary reason it is in decline. The fact is that the West sells a product that is more appealing than Islam is. It looks better, it tastes better, and it has a 'cooler' image. You could perhaps compare it to Coke versus water. However, just as in that case, the one that is superficially more appealing is not necessarily better for us. People like the idea of being able to indulge their desires while there being no moral censure attached to it, and this is what the Western worldview appeals to.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Abu Nur in Al Assad's "new Version" Of Quran   
    The only problem is, how does changing the font and page numbers prevent people from misinterpreting the Qur'an?
     
    Isn't it amazing how quickly the posters above denied this report that came from the state itself, but whenever PressTV has a report saying ISIS is banning Salat al-Eid you'll find everyone quick to believe it?
     
    Partisanship melts your brain and ruins your spirituality بارك الله فيكم.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Qa'im in Al Assad's "new Version" Of Quran   
    The only problem is, how does changing the font and page numbers prevent people from misinterpreting the Qur'an?
     
    Isn't it amazing how quickly the posters above denied this report that came from the state itself, but whenever PressTV has a report saying ISIS is banning Salat al-Eid you'll find everyone quick to believe it?
     
    Partisanship melts your brain and ruins your spirituality بارك الله فيكم.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from estoc in Al Assad's "new Version" Of Quran   
    The only problem is, how does changing the font and page numbers prevent people from misinterpreting the Qur'an?
     
    Isn't it amazing how quickly the posters above denied this report that came from the state itself, but whenever PressTV has a report saying ISIS is banning Salat al-Eid you'll find everyone quick to believe it?
     
    Partisanship melts your brain and ruins your spirituality بارك الله فيكم.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Al Assad's "new Version" Of Quran   
    The only problem is, how does changing the font and page numbers prevent people from misinterpreting the Qur'an?
     
    Isn't it amazing how quickly the posters above denied this report that came from the state itself, but whenever PressTV has a report saying ISIS is banning Salat al-Eid you'll find everyone quick to believe it?
     
    Partisanship melts your brain and ruins your spirituality بارك الله فيكم.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Gaius I. Caesar in Al Assad's "new Version" Of Quran   
    The only problem is, how does changing the font and page numbers prevent people from misinterpreting the Qur'an?
     
    Isn't it amazing how quickly the posters above denied this report that came from the state itself, but whenever PressTV has a report saying ISIS is banning Salat al-Eid you'll find everyone quick to believe it?
     
    Partisanship melts your brain and ruins your spirituality بارك الله فيكم.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Haydar Husayn in Al Assad's "new Version" Of Quran   
    The only problem is, how does changing the font and page numbers prevent people from misinterpreting the Qur'an?
     
    Isn't it amazing how quickly the posters above denied this report that came from the state itself, but whenever PressTV has a report saying ISIS is banning Salat al-Eid you'll find everyone quick to believe it?
     
    Partisanship melts your brain and ruins your spirituality بارك الله فيكم.
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    Cyrax reacted to muslim720 in The Clear Refutation Of Fadak   
    Still you refer to your own reference as my translation?  You cannot leave it for the moment to question me further.  Account for your own reference, that which you have presented, and then you can move on.  Otherwise, give me the distribution of Fay according to Qur'an 59:7.  You ask "why would he (Allah) want a share" because you do not understand the distribution of Fay.  Had you known, you would not have asked such a question.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    1.  No problem.  I won't lose any sleep over it.
     
    2.  But you just said you won't discuss with me.  Now you are giving me a lecture.  I do not have doubts regarding Fatima [ra] except I believe Abu Bakr [ra] was the one to uphold the Sunnah in regards to Fadak.  If the opposite would have happened, I would have sided with Fatima [ra] over Abu Bakr [ra].  Remember, and always use this litmus test before you submit your post, you believe in 14 infallibles, not me.  I only believe in one infallible (salallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa salam).  While you cannot comprehend how Fatima [ra] can err, I cannot make concessions on the Sunnah of the Prophet [saw]. 
     
    That been said, there is a Shia hadith which says that Imam Ali [ra] inherited the knowledge of the Prophet [saw] and Fatima [ra] inherited his property.  Now the message of the narration is clear but if I play by your rules, I can easily make a case for Fatima [ra] not having inherited all of the knowledge of the Prophet [saw], therefore, she did not know regarding Fay.  Again, I know that that is not the case but it is easy to play dirty like how members here, who cannot even wipe their noses, come and give us an entire commentary on Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Walaykum as salaam,
    Let us put this accusation to rest once and for all, unless you run away from it like Yam_110 did after leveling the same accusation.  None of the Sahabas [ra] - starting with Abu Bakr [ra], Umar [ra], Uthman [ra], Imam Ali [ra], all the way to the last one - were infallible.  All of the Sahabas [ra] were fallible human beings.  Can you say the same regarding Fatima [ra]?  If you can, then you have a reason to accuse us of worshiping humans.  If you cannot, and I am sure you will never be able to do so, then admit that you worship Fatima [ra].  Go on, I am waiting.  And since I know you are going to run from this point, do you want me to recommend you some running shoes?  You will need them.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Haydar Husayn in Further Evidence Of The Lack Of Secular Tolerance   
    Are you really saying that people should be executed because they did "nothing but add to the misery of the people?"  I'm amazed by how extremism is just one circle with both sides meeting at the same point.
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    Cyrax reacted to Abu_Rumaysah in Sunnism Believes In The Taghut.   
    1) Did Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman were oppressive taghut?
    2) Did Ali, Hasan, Husayn obey them? Or did they revolt against them?
    3) Did Muawiyah was oppressive taghut?
    4) What is ruling upon person that gives authority of Muslims in the hand of oppressive taghut?
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    Cyrax reacted to Abu_Rumaysah in Sunnism Believes In The Taghut.   
    A full attempt to run from an answer. Expected one.
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    Cyrax reacted to Sledge Hammer in Sunnism Believes In The Taghut.   
    What a pathetic argument.
     
    With due respect, i should make you aware of who is really disgraced; shias and only shias. Sunnis have witnessed the golden age many times whereas the shias are always doomed.
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    Cyrax reacted to omar111 in 6 Things Ayat Tatheer Is Telling The Wives.   
    You are saying that إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ ٱلرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا is addressed to Ahl ul Bayt, so address to the wives stop here. If you take this as addressing to wives, then you have to admit that only wives were made infallible. Catch-22 for shias
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    Cyrax reacted to Abu Hadi in Further Evidence Of The Lack Of Secular Tolerance   
    I have to say that I watched this interview and I was astonished. 
    Being in my early 40's and grown up my whole life in the US, these positions vis a via homosexuality being taken up 
    in the media are entirely new, only happening in the last few years. 
     
    In the 80's (and this is in the capital of Liberalism in the US, i.e. California) kids at school used to get beat up for even 'seeming' to be gay,and this school administration most of the time looked the other way. I am not saying this is right or condoning that behaviour, but it was something very common that I saw on a regular basis. I used to stand up for those kids who got beat up, which i thought and still think is the correct thing to do. 
     
    In the 90's, there were no openly gay characters on T.V. and most people, most Christians still openly talked about homosexuality being a sin and an abomination, and that position wasn't seriously challenged at all. Even in the early 2000's that was the case. It has only been in the last 10 years or so that being gay was considered a 'lifestyle choice' and something legitimate. 
     
    But in the last 5 years, it has moved from that to where now, you are not allowed to question the practice of homosexuality, and in this interview it goes even further, it seems, according to the BBC, you are not even allowed to hold a personal, moral opinion that is against homosexuality. I never thought this before, but now I think if it keeps moving at this speed, people who are heterosexual will start to be persecuted. Scary times we are living in. 
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    Cyrax reacted to Haydar Husayn in Further Evidence Of The Lack Of Secular Tolerance   
    It's always amusing to see people such as you who think they are somehow more intelligent simply because your views align with the West. First of all, countering one criticism with another is a logical fallacy, so you would think that someone as educated as you seem to think you are would refrain from using such a form of argumentation. The fact that Muslim countries can have criticisms levelled against them (many of the causes of which are aided and abetted by the West) doesn't in any way, shape, or form, invalidate the criticisms made against the West, which are in any case of a different nature. The purpose of these criticisms of the West is not meant to imply that the Muslim countries are superior. The purpose is to show people the true nature of secularism so that they don't get taken in by it, and abandon their religious world view, which is superior. Do you think the West invited all these people in out of the goodness of their hearts? They invited them for cheap labour, and to fill gaps in their workforce. In those circumstances, what option do they have other than to be tolerant?
    However, we are now seeing the intolerance of secularist towards religious groups. Please explain to me how it is tolerant to give the impression that being religious and being the leader of a mainstream political party are incompatible. How is it tolerant to not allow someone to hold perfectly rational views on abortion and homosexuality, in a form that discriminates against nobody, while being involved in public life?
     

    So do you find Islam to be uneducated in making moral judgments about homosexuals, adulterers, and other people who engage in behaviour that Islam considers sinful? Is it uneducated in your view to say that Islam is good, or gives the best of worldviews?   

    So what do you think of the behaviour of the Prophet Muhammad ? In your view, were his behavioural norms objectively inferior to behavioural norms today? Is taking a slave evil in your view? As for your rose-tinted view of the West, and of secularism in general, why do you conveniently ignore the behaviours that make such a lifestyle possible, such as oppressing people all around the world, supporting brutal dictators, bombing innocent civilians, etc? Is what is going on in Egypt, with the wiping out of the Muslim Brotherhood by a Western-backed military dictatorship a good thing?
    I would be really interested in knowing what kind of conception of Islam you have to think that it is compatible with promoting the kind of extreme individualism that we find in the West, or to have no regard for sin, or no place at all for religion in the public sphere.
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    Cyrax reacted to Arabismo in I Must Have Proof For Imam Mehdi.   
    Maybe this can help you give up complete faith in the existence of the 1000 year old Mahdi.
     



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    Cyrax reacted to gerashi_mp in Bombing In Masjid Imam Al-Sadiq [Kuwait]   
    I live in Kuwait, and it is amazing how united sunnis and shias are in Kuwait. The bombing happened in a shia masjid and the condolence ceremony was in the main sunni masjid in Kuwait. Sunnis and shias were coming in big numbers for three nights to express their sorrow to the families of the martyrs. Sunnis and shias went to donate blood for the wounded. Sunnis and shias prayed together on Friday in the main sunni masjid.
    What I want to say is that ISIS will do anything to create a sunni-shia war. They blow up a shia masjid so that we accuse the sunnis and they blow up a sunni masjid to accuse the shias. This is all western intelligence to create a sunni-shia war and to forget about the main problem in the region which is Israel. That is their strategy since along time ago: Devide and Rule.
    ISIS is not sunni, ISIS is nothing but a bunch of criminals and some brainwashed youngsters. ISIS is a terrorist group, not sunni nor shia.
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    Cyrax reacted to Haydar Husayn in The Controversial Hadith Of Dawood Bin Sarhan   
    Lying to disprove an innovator (or anyone else) is a completely wrong-headed strategy, particularly these days. Rather than having the advantage of defending the truth, you put yourself at risk being exposed as a liar, and losing your credibility, as well as casting doubt on anything else you say. If you get caught lying once, then why should anyone believe anything else you have to say? And why lie when you are on the side of truth anyway?
    It's hard to believe that such a dubious strategy could ever have been suggested by the Prophet SA, particularly given the emphasis placed on his own truthfulness and the Qur'anic injunctions on debating others, as well as presenting proof for your arguments.
    Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided. [16:125]
    Does this sound compatible with using foul language and making up lies?
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    Cyrax reacted to Haydar Husayn in The Controversial Hadith Of Dawood Bin Sarhan   
    Sayyid Qazwini spends most of his lecture arguing against a particular interpretation of the hadith, which is fine. I doubt anyone here thinks it's ok to use profane language or to make false accusations against someone, even if they are an innovator. It's a little strange to reject the hadith just because you've rejected one interpretation of it though. I'm also sure that many of the arguments he brings against the hadith could also be used against many hadiths he would use to back up his beliefs. For example, he takes issue with the only classical scholar to include it in his books being Shaykh Kulayni, the fact that it contradicts the Qur'an (in word and spirit), and that it contradicts the Sunnah of the Prophet SA and the Imams [a]. He also takes care that a hadith have a strong chain of narrators before being accepted. Now, applying these standards, you really have to wonder how much of his own beliefs he would be able to defend, while remaining consistent. 
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    Cyrax reacted to Haydar Husayn in Deculturalization Of Our Centers   
    I think some people here are missing the point about culture. Of course there is nothing wrong with 'culture' in itself. Culture includes language, literature, food, and many other great things. The problem is when culture has precedence over everything else, including religion, which is very often the case, and much more so than some 'culturally-sensitive' Muslims will ever admit. It's pretty obvious that the vast majority of Muslims are 'cultural Muslims'. In other words, the reason they follow Islam is because it is part of their culture to do so. This leads to several problems.
    Firstly, this is such a weak reason to be a Muslim that it will never be able to resist the forces of Western secularism, that are sweeping even very ancient cultures and beliefs aside. In fact, it's quite funny when you hear people say that the West has no culture, when they have the dominant culture in the world. Everyone speaks English, everyone is influenced by Western philosophy, political theory, literature, films, architecture, music, food, dress, etc. The fact that people think the West doesn't have a culture only goes to show how dominant it really is. Now, as people's culture changes towards this more Western version, so will their attachment to Islam, because not only will it no longer be part of their culture, it will be opposed to it in many ways.
    Secondly, whenever there is any conflict between what the religion actually says, and some deep-seated cultural practice, the cultural Muslim will invariably come down on the side of the cultural practice. You see this even with so-called scholars, who remain silent on unislamic cultural practices, either because they approve of them, or because they don't want to upset the common people. At best, you might get some half-hearted attempt to curb those practices, but hardly ever will you see them come out in full opposition to them.
    Other problems include divisions between Muslims of different cultures, so Pakistanis go to Pakistani masjis, Iranians go to Iranian masjids, Arabs go to Arab masjids, and converts have to fit in to ones of those groups, because the idea of an American masjid, or a convert masjid, is clearly beyond the pale. Related to this is the fact that Muslims from a Muslim-majority countries don't actually seem to realise that the version of Islam that they practice is actually quite influenced by their native culture, and that therefore they should be very careful about what they present as 'Islam' to others, and in particular converts. You also have the cultural supremacists, who think their culture is superior to everyone else's, which often leads to racism towards other Muslims (for example, you will often hear an incredible amount of racism directed towards Arabs by non-Arab Shias).
    Now, should a Muslim have to give up their culture? Of course not, as long as it doesn't come into conflict with Islam. Anything that does, even in the smallest way, should be rejected. At the same time, nobody should have to feel any pressure to conform to a certain culture. If children from immigrant want to forge their own culture in the West, then let them. If someone wants to adopt another culture, or mixing different cultures, then they should also be allow to (you often see people adopting Arab or Iranian culture for example). Culture as a whole should be seen as individual cultural practices, i.e. as mubah, take it or leave it. Nobody can escape having a culture, but nobody should be forced into conforming to a specific one either, regardless of their background.
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Ibn Al-Ja'abi in Qur'an Wrongly Believes Earth Was Created First   
    Thumma as it is said by most Grammarians, unlike what that poster said, has at least three different meanings; tashreek (relation between the word and whats after it), taraakhy (that a time of period has passed between), and mutlaq al-Atf (i.e. using the word like Waw in Arabic or And in English).  One example of Thumma being used in a way that doesn't imply taraakhy (although your example was sufficient enough) is in this line of poetry:
     
    إِنَّ مَنْ سَادَ ثُمَّ سَادَ أَبُوهُ ... ثُمَّ سَادَ قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ جَدُّهُ
    Truly whoever becomes honorable thumma his father becomes honorable
    Thumma before that his Grandfather becomes honorable
     
    Here, Thumma literally is talking about what comes before.
     
    I advice all Muslims who left their religion to take religion from the scholars and stay away from Orientalists.  You guys were fooled, may Allah guide you
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Muslim2010 in Flat Earth Concept   
    Read the article I posted, ibn Hazm narrated an Islamic consesus on this issue around 200 years before Copernicus
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Ibn Al-Ja'abi in Flat Earth Concept   
    Ibn Hazm (453H/1064AD) narrated a consensus among the Muslim scholars that the earth is round.  Here is a fantastic article written quoting from scholars as far back as 200 hijri stating the earth is round.
     
    http://islamstory.com/ar/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D9%86_%D9%88%D8%A5%D8%AB%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA_%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B1%D8%B6
     
     
     
    Fear Allah akhi, this is Ramadan,  Shaykh bin Baz رحمه الله said the sun rotated around the earth, not that the earth was flat.  Read this بارك الله فيك https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_al-Aziz_ibn_Baz#Cosmology
     
    Here is an interesting quote, "According to Lacey, bin Baz changed his mind about the earth's flatness after talking to Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud who had spent time in a space shuttle flight in 1985. [27]
    However, Malise Ruthven and others state that it is incorrect to report that Ibn Baz believed "the earth is flat"[28] Professor Werner Ende, a German expert on ibn Baz's fatwas, states he has never asserted this.[29] Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî calls those that attribute the flat earth view to ibn Baz "rumor mongers". He points out that ibn Baz issued a fatwa declaring that the Earth is round,[30][31] and, indeed, in 1966 ibn Baz wrote "The quotation I cited [in his original article] from the speech of the great scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah be merciful to him) includes proof that the earth is round."[32]"
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Ali Musaaa :) in Flat Earth Concept   
    Ibn Hazm (453H/1064AD) narrated a consensus among the Muslim scholars that the earth is round.  Here is a fantastic article written quoting from scholars as far back as 200 hijri stating the earth is round.
     
    http://islamstory.com/ar/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D9%86_%D9%88%D8%A5%D8%AB%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA_%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B1%D8%B6
     
     
     
    Fear Allah akhi, this is Ramadan,  Shaykh bin Baz رحمه الله said the sun rotated around the earth, not that the earth was flat.  Read this بارك الله فيك https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_al-Aziz_ibn_Baz#Cosmology
     
    Here is an interesting quote, "According to Lacey, bin Baz changed his mind about the earth's flatness after talking to Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud who had spent time in a space shuttle flight in 1985. [27]
    However, Malise Ruthven and others state that it is incorrect to report that Ibn Baz believed "the earth is flat"[28] Professor Werner Ende, a German expert on ibn Baz's fatwas, states he has never asserted this.[29] Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî calls those that attribute the flat earth view to ibn Baz "rumor mongers". He points out that ibn Baz issued a fatwa declaring that the Earth is round,[30][31] and, indeed, in 1966 ibn Baz wrote "The quotation I cited [in his original article] from the speech of the great scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah be merciful to him) includes proof that the earth is round."[32]"
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    Cyrax got a reaction from Nader Zaveri in Flat Earth Concept   
    Ibn Hazm (453H/1064AD) narrated a consensus among the Muslim scholars that the earth is round.  Here is a fantastic article written quoting from scholars as far back as 200 hijri stating the earth is round.
     
    http://islamstory.com/ar/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D9%86_%D9%88%D8%A5%D8%AB%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA_%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B1%D8%B6
     
     
     
    Fear Allah akhi, this is Ramadan,  Shaykh bin Baz رحمه الله said the sun rotated around the earth, not that the earth was flat.  Read this بارك الله فيك https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_al-Aziz_ibn_Baz#Cosmology
     
    Here is an interesting quote, "According to Lacey, bin Baz changed his mind about the earth's flatness after talking to Prince Sultan bin Salman Al Saud who had spent time in a space shuttle flight in 1985. [27]
    However, Malise Ruthven and others state that it is incorrect to report that Ibn Baz believed "the earth is flat"[28] Professor Werner Ende, a German expert on ibn Baz's fatwas, states he has never asserted this.[29] Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî calls those that attribute the flat earth view to ibn Baz "rumor mongers". He points out that ibn Baz issued a fatwa declaring that the Earth is round,[30][31] and, indeed, in 1966 ibn Baz wrote "The quotation I cited [in his original article] from the speech of the great scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah be merciful to him) includes proof that the earth is round."[32]"
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