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LeftCoastMom

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  1. Well, there are Muslims helping rebuild churches destroyed or damaged by ISIS in affected areas and Muslims taking up collections for repairs for churches and synagogues in the US set on fire by the White Supremacists. Different situation,but I don't know why helping put a destroyed church or synagogue back up isn't " promoting a false religion". Still, I figure if you don't want to do it, don't do it.
  2. ^ oh, heavens, not really! One of my son's college had one rabid right-winger speak years ago. Had quite a bit to say about what the nation should do with all the Muslims. There was, of course, a protest. But the speech was completed. One enterprising young woman came with a big sign protesting the speaker and tried to get into the auditorium . Signs were not allowed inside. The campus guards took it away from her. She retrieved it, retreated, went to the women's bathroom and stripped to her undies, then went back in wearing the sign as a long dress. They let it in that time. .
  3. ^ Only three times?! I'm slacking. My daughter in law proudly wears hers everywhere. Lol.
  4. Happy Veterans Day to my dad ( Korea) and my father-in-law (RIP) ( WW2) who fought in the US armed forces. Happy Veterans Day as well in memoriam to all my ancestors who FOUGHT the US armed forces and anyone else so that my grandson can still enjoy his beautiful valley.
  5. @hasanhh @notme Happy Veterans Day to you and anyone else I missed in here..
  6. I personally attended one packed event at which the commentator outlined the US involvement in Iran and how the sanctions hurt Iran. And how it is all so nefarious and unfair. The audience cheered in agreement.
  7. College campuses usually invite speakers with varying views. Denying climate change isn't tolerated on a lot of scientific sites not associated with universities,from what I can see.
  8. Stating that you don't care for Cuba or California is a personal socio-political statement, not a scientific one. It doesn't negate their research or the research of the couple of hundred other global organizations,including Islamic ones.
  9. I find this list reasonably credible: http://www.opr.ca.gov/facts/list-of-scientific-organizations.html
  10. First of all, thanks for speaking out strongly against domestic violence. Secondly, not sure what "Catholic " doctrine you are referring to. I'm assuming it's the concept of Original Sin? If so, the Catholics have a complex theology surrounding the mystery of that. But I think in all fairness there are other churches that deserve your concern more than Catholicism if you are offended by the doctrine. I offer you the Catechism: "Because of this certainty of faith, the Church baptizes for the remission of sins even tiny infants who have not committed personal sin. How did the sin of Adam become the sin of all his descendants? The whole human race is in Adam "as one body of one man".By this "unity of the human race" all men are implicated in Adam's sin, as all are implicated in Christ's justice. Still, the transmission of original sin is a mystery that we cannot fully understand. But we do know by Revelation that Adam had received original holiness and justice not for himself alone, but for all human nature. By yielding to the tempter, Adam and Eve committed a personal sin, but this sin affected the human nature that they would then transmit in a fallen state. It is a sin which will be transmitted by propagation to all mankind, that is, by the transmission of a human nature deprived of original holiness and justice. And that is why original sin is called "sin" only in an analogical sense: it is a sin "contracted" and not "committed" - a state and not an act. Although it is proper to each individual,original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam's descendants. It is a deprivation of original holiness and justice, but human nature has not been totally corrupted: it is wounded in the natural powers proper to it, subject to ignorance, suffering and the dominion of death, and inclined to sin - an inclination to evil that is called concupiscence". Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ's grace, erases original sin and turns a man back towards God, but the consequences for nature, weakened and inclined to evil, persist in man and summon him to spiritual battle. The Church's teaching on the transmission of original sin was articulated more precisely in the fifth century, especially under the impulse of St. Augustine's reflections against Pelagianism, and in the sixteenth century, in opposition to the Protestant Reformation. Pelagius held that man could, by the natural power of free will and without the necessary help of God's grace, lead a morally good life; he thus reduced the influence of Adam's fault to bad example. The first Protestant reformers, on the contrary, taught that original sin has radically perverted man and destroyed his freedom; they identified the sin inherited by each man with the tendency to evil (concupiscentia), which would be insurmountable. The Church pronounced on the meaning of the data of Revelation on original sin especially at the second Council of Orange (529)and at the Council of Trent (1546)." okay...enough off-topic messing with threads for today. I am aware Islam does not hold to this. That's fine. I just think folks should know what the concept actually is that is being referenced...
  11. Has any non-Muslim member of this site ever started a topic on what to do when ignorant people verbally or even physically threaten to attack Muslim friends/relatives? I would like to see it. If not, I suppose I could. I'm debating whether it should be titled " Having 'Fun ' While Walking in Public with your Muslims" or " Why LCM is Probably Going to Jail Some Day Really Soon." I dunno. Reaching the end of my personal patience rope with some people around here.
  12. @hasanhh @notme @Hameedeh Please keep us in your prayers. Lol. Husband and I are going to have " that" meeting tonight ,over dinner ,with the parents of our son's fiancée . It's going to be about who's going to pay for what in this ( apparently) Cecil B. DeMille production of a wedding they're having.
  13. I fed a Shia once and he never went away again either.
  14. Cats usually are great at keeping themselves clean. But I've had to wash many a cat when they got into something that needed to come off right away. You need warm comfortable water and shampoo formulated for cats, although I used my own plenty of times. Some were okay with it. Some weren't. I have the scars to prove it. Do you have Kevlar gloves?
  15. Yes. It's a wolverine. Not great pet material unless you have a death wish. " Commie" is every bit as misused.
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