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Old 02-03-2017, 10:55 AM   #3166
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:41 AM   #3167
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:02 PM   #3168
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Picked up some more Bukowski and burning through most of Lehane's work.

Read Girl on a Train right quick. It sucked.
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:24 AM   #3169
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bump...going through these pages for book recommendations.

I smashed through the harry potter books for the first time and experiencing a hangover from them.

Looks like Kurt Vonnegut is the winner.

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Old 02-06-2017, 08:08 AM   #3170
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senelcoolidge, did you stop to think.

Gee, why don't I just uhh, read the Bible, and the Qu'ran?
Instead of fictional narratives by.. uhh see author ehre.

You talk about "debunking" falsehoods when it's a known fact that living in the West, consuming western culture, will always have an inherent bias against a way of life that is not theirs. The same applies on the other side.

However.

You can "criticize" Muslims but at the end their own Sharia forbids them from lying (except in cases like lying to rescue a Jew hidden in a home against Nazi Germany) and calls for self-purification (that is losing one's own personal agenda and serving God's will) and Jihad Akbar (that is fighting against one's own self-interests to serve God) and that if they forward falsehoods it is akin to planting a tree in Zaqqum.

Oh, and to have a pure intention prior and not to speak if one fears God and the Last Day.

If you and the authors of your book are not constrained to the aforementioned rules (note: I'm pretty sure practicing Christians are too); who are you to be even trusted to judge between Truth and Falsehood?

Amazing... making up things to disparage others. The world is a wicked place, senel, and last thing it needs is additional scandalmongering and weird homosexual rumors.. take that to the IMDB news forum. Sodomy is forbidden in Islam and Christianity.
Most Muslims have tremendous respect for authentic Christians like Thomas Aquinas and have worked together to make strides in theology among other subjects. Both religions despite the grab for the Holy Land serve as paths that would aid "modern man" tremendously in developing spiritually and morally.

Religions forbidding lying is quite the paradox.
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:38 AM   #3171
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Old 02-08-2017, 10:56 AM   #3172
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:35 PM   #3173
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what are you reading ... ?

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Old 02-08-2017, 02:38 PM   #3174
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:39 PM   #3175
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anybody here read the three body problem trilogy?


I thought they were phenomenal, and each book is better than the last.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:10 PM   #3176
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Going through this right now. My first stab at a Pynchon book, living up to expectations. Hits all my sweet spots.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:54 PM   #3177
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I'm reading Michael Lewis new book about the fathers of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. They really have a fascinating story.

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Old 02-09-2017, 02:43 PM   #3178
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Going through this right now. My first stab at a Pynchon book, living up to expectations. Hits all my sweet spots.

I should read this. Maybe it would help me appreciate the movie more haha
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:40 PM   #3179
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Religions forbidding lying is quite the paradox.

- Said by PerkinsFor3, an atheist with an agenda.

The fact remains, religions always advocate speaking the Truth. Look at the teachings of any of the Scriptures. Speak with a faithful individual, examine their face, and see if you can detect a lie.
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:38 PM   #3180
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- Said by PerkinsFor3, an atheist with an agenda.

The fact remains, religions always advocate speaking the Truth. Look at the teachings of any of the Scriptures. Speak with a faithful individual, examine their face, and see if you can detect a lie.

That's funny because in islam it's ok to lie. Taqiyya, kitman, tawriya, and muruna.
Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later. Some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed. Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace.
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