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Gay men are just gay because they don't have the social skills to hook up with chicks.
But surely you knew that already.
Obvious troll is obvious.
yiffy isnt actually sex, dont they just in their costumes while humping each other?
didnt someone important once say hate the sin not the sinner?
Summoned to Rome in 1633, the aged and ailing Galileo Galilei made the arduous journey from Florence carried on a litter through mostly dreadful weather. He was, however, confident that the Inquisition would rule in his favor. He had reasons for thinking so. Pope Urban VIII had been a firm champion of his work and once had even written an ode in his honor. He was at the pinnacle of his scientific career. Although his discoveries had been received with some controversy, especially in the church, he had admirers at all levels of the hierarchy. He was probably the most famous person in all of Europe. Before his death he would be visited by a parade of notables, including Thomas Hobbes and John Milton. He regarded the trial largely a nuisance, a costly interruption of his work. What is more, it seemed highly improbable that the pope would make himself a fool in the estimate of the intellectual world. Galileo was nonetheless aware that there were powerful people outraged by his ideas. He was well aware that the outcome of every Inquisition was unpredictable. And in the background, there was always the possibility, however remote, of torture and prison, common features of an ecclesiastical trial.
The Inquisition, as history cannot forget, did not bear out his confidence. After months of interrogation, the exhausted, seventy-year-old Galileo gave in to the demands of the papal officers and signed his famous "abjuration." Specifically ordered to reject Copernicus's theory that the "earth is not the center of the universe," he agreed it was false and swore never to teach it again. The statement he was then forced, or chose, to sign is stark. Its decisive sentence leaves little ambiguity: "With sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I abjure, curse and detest my errors." And then, as if this were not enough, he added the disturbing promise, "Should I know any heretic or person suspected of heresy, I shall denounce him to this Holy Office." The confession, extreme as it was, softened but did not prevent his punishment. He was exiled to his farm in the village of Arcetri, near Florence, where he was held under virtual house arrest for the remaining eight years of his life.
I avoid asking a friend what he truly thinks of me, even though it is perfectly evident there are strong feelings involved. We are aware that our teenage children have a full world outside our own, but we deliberately shield ourselves from it. Creationists act as if they are oblivious to the huge and tumultuous field of evolutionary theory.... The rich will often make a conscious choice to shield themselves from the circumstances of the poor; there are matters there that they would rather not know.
A particularly apt example of willful ignorance is the debate over the personhood of a fetus. So-called right-to-life ideologies claim scientific support for their belief that personhood begins at the moment of conception. That may well be true about personhood, but there can be no scientific support for the notion. Anyone who is even faintly familiar with scientific methodology knows perfectly well that not only the beginning, but the entire phenomenon of personhood–indeed, life itself–falls well outside the capacities of science. It is in this sense that those who firmly believe that personhood begins at conception are willfully ignorant: they intentionally overlook the great mass of scientific work that leaves that question unanswerable. To call on scientific authority in this case is a false gesture, and they know it.
By "comparative relation," Nicholas means simply the way one finite thing can be compared to another. No matter how many of these relations we might perceive, they will never add up to the infinite. Thus our ignorance of what things truly are. Truth, after all, is not only infinite, "but something indivisible.... Hence, the intellect, which is not truth, never comprehends truth so precisely that truth cannot be comprehended infinitely more precisely." No matter how many truths we may accumulate, our knowledge falls infinitely short of the truth.
In Australia you're "forced" to vote.Cain, our mainstream parties already make satire obsolete, do you really want niche parties for the truly demented?
Note: this not preclude you from ticking every box and spoiling the ballot, or never registering. I actually think that's a fairly good system. Apathetic people never register, pissed off people spoil their ballots and create markets for niche political parties who then become the butt of jokes on various satirical current affairs programs. Everyone wins.
On second thought, that would be absolutely hilarious.
Red velvet cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting:
Camera phone, but they'd probably be shitty pictures either way. I was lazy and didn't feel like finding my piping bag, so I used a big ziplock bag, cut one of the bottom corners off, and used that. I think it worked decently well, even if they won't be winning any cute cupcake awards.
chocolate belongs in mole sauce.
mole sauce belongs on chicken.
so...it looks like you're wrong.
I suppose this was not the most acceptable location for the question presented prior to this modification, regardless the question is to be reformulated if presented again in the same or similar manner.
jesus tittyfucking christ.
doesn't anyone have anything interesting to say?
Welcome, uh... GTA.r? Congratulations on having one of the hardest-to-abbreviate names I've seen.
The abbreviation for Eater of Clowns is EoC.