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Church Challenges Members: Have Sex Every Day
Local6.com. ^ | February 19, 2008

Posted on 02/19/2008 7:53:19 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh

YBOR CITY, Fla. -- A Florida church issued a challenge for its married members on Sunday: Have sex every day.

Relevant Church head pastor Paul Wirth said the 50 percent divorce rate was the catalyst for The 30-Day Sex Challenge.

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To: the lastbestlady

No. It’s Levitical and inapplicable, unless one is under the Law. Christians are (by most accounts) are not under the Law, and, in fact, were never under the Covenent of Moses, unless they happened to have been born Jewish. A typical gentile would fall under the Covenent of Noah.

(Some espouse that Christians come under the Law of Moses once adopted into the house of Abraham, but are similtaneously released by the grace of Christ.)


51 posted on 02/19/2008 8:32:02 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
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52 posted on 02/19/2008 8:33:09 AM PST by cartan
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To: wallcrawlr; JRios1968; Petronski; cyborg; The Spirit Of Allegiance; Bubba_Leroy

OMG, wallcrawlr. Those pervy purple guys!


53 posted on 02/19/2008 8:33:52 AM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: the lastbestlady

That quote is from the Law given to the Hebrews.

Jesus freed Christians from the law. Because we can’t follow it.

We could never be good enough.

So it doesn’t have to be followed by Christians.


54 posted on 02/19/2008 8:34:06 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Courage is not the lack of fear it is acting in spite of it<><)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

More likely from the women.


55 posted on 02/19/2008 8:34:50 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Marwaige is wat bwings us together today - that bwessed awangement - that dweam within that dweam - and wuv - true wuv will fah-wo you fo-ever!
56 posted on 02/19/2008 8:35:57 AM PST by Esther Ruth
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To: camle

yep, they should call themselves the irrelevant church because that is what they are. There are many scriptures that implore us to overcome our physical and sensual natures and if that’s not done we are very hard pressed to become patient in all things. The church as a whole has fallen down so badly, as Americans suffer. Here’s one church that hasn’t and actually teaches a be still silent prayer that brings people towards true salvation...fhu.com


57 posted on 02/19/2008 8:36:04 AM PST by fabian
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To: JRios1968
Before:

After he found out that it was sex with your own wife:


58 posted on 02/19/2008 8:36:58 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: fabian
There are many scriptures that implore us to overcome our physical and sensual natures and if that’s not done we are very hard pressed to become patient in all things.

So 1 Corinthians 7 should be thrown out?

59 posted on 02/19/2008 8:37:18 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Malone LaVeigh

ROFL!


60 posted on 02/19/2008 8:37:59 AM PST by Palladin (Hillary plagiarized her fingerpointing and air-stabbing from Bubba.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The rabbi at my temple tried something like this once. One Friday night at the reception after Sabbath services, he was talking about how God wanted married people to be happy in their marriages, and that meant they should have good sex lives. Figuring it was a safe choice, he asked one of the older white-bearded congregation members whether he was satisfied with his marriage. The guy said, “Well, Rabbi, I’ve been married for forty-six years now.” The Rabbi asked: “Yes, but are you still satisfied with your wife?” The old guy laughed: “Are you kidding? The last time she asked me if I’d like to go upstairs and make love,” I said: “Pick one, I can’t do both!”.


61 posted on 02/19/2008 8:40:01 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Miss Behave

"This kind of church is my bag, baby...."
62 posted on 02/19/2008 8:40:46 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff" —Ronald Reagan)
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To: tx_eggman
the more peopel stay married, the less importance they put on sex. it takes more than getting one’s rocks off to maintain a marriage, and this trivializes that.

uHHH....It is not about getting ones rocks off. Me and the wife are enjoying a lot better sex life now than in our earlier years. When we were younger we were not getting along too well and not having sex as often. Now that we have repaired our EMOTITIONAL side we have been having lots and lots of sex and could NOT BE HAPPIER. (not yelling emphasizing.

The emotional and physical go hand in hand regardless of what anyone says.

Besides it is fun. You should try it.

63 posted on 02/19/2008 8:41:07 AM PST by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

LOL!


64 posted on 02/19/2008 8:42:26 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
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65 posted on 02/19/2008 8:42:29 AM PST by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff" —Ronald Reagan)
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To: domenad
...he didn’t specify it be between spouses.

or even with a partner, for that matter!

66 posted on 02/19/2008 8:42:29 AM PST by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Rightly Biased

I knew one Christian that thought it had to be followed, and I told him pretty much what you told me.

What I don’t understand is what this even MEANS in the Old Testament. (i.e. Why would God ask this of man?)


67 posted on 02/19/2008 8:42:43 AM PST by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Right.

Let’s forget about those pesky 10 Commandments?


68 posted on 02/19/2008 8:43:33 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

” for those with wives, live as though you had none”...in context he is imploring the people to overcome their sensuality. Read the whole thing with an open mind. Sex is way too big of a thing to us and is so addicting.


69 posted on 02/19/2008 8:46:07 AM PST by fabian
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To: Nachum

>>What do some of the old people say...?<<

Well, my wife and I both turned 54 and I would not be a gentleman to answer the quiestion directly. I will say this: That kind of intimacy (daily sex) both solidifies an already strong relationship and effectively reduces the significance of “less than perfect” other parts of the relationship.

And spouses who have sex “every day” are much less likely to stray, for logistical reasons if no other. ;)


70 posted on 02/19/2008 8:46:19 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: day10; RockinRight; fatboynic; new cruelty; Maximus of Texas; wallcrawlr; areeves79; Snardius
Can I get an AMEN?

No, but I got an 'Oh God, Oh God!' last night.


71 posted on 02/19/2008 8:46:31 AM PST by Tatze (I'm in a state of taglinelessness!)
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To: the lastbestlady

Well, like many of the levitical laws, it was probably a way for the Israelites to live a life with less infections and diseases than their neighbors. This was likely one of those cases.


72 posted on 02/19/2008 8:46:34 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Tatze

Why do you scream when you’re the only one there?


73 posted on 02/19/2008 8:48:59 AM PST by RockinRight (Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson. The next best place for Fred.)
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To: JRios1968
DAMN I love your GOOD eye in that pic, baby.

It's calling me, saying "It's sexy time, baby," you shagalicious, you chesthair-forest cobra-tongued kisser dog, you.

Take me, My International Man of Mystery.

74 posted on 02/19/2008 8:50:57 AM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Tatze

LOL, Tatze!


75 posted on 02/19/2008 8:52:28 AM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Church Challenges Members: Have Sex Every Day,

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Watch it sucka.

76 posted on 02/19/2008 8:53:05 AM PST by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: camle

>>it takes more than getting one’s rocks off to maintain a marriage, and this trivializes that.<<

I agree with the concept, but don’t kid yourself. It can be just as bad to trivialize sex - and the need for it that God gave us. My wife and I love “Song of Solomon”.


77 posted on 02/19/2008 8:54:04 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: CJ Wolf; camle

>>You aren’t my wife by any chance?<<

Heh, heh. I was thinking my ex-wife...


78 posted on 02/19/2008 8:55:17 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: PurpleMan

The 10 Commandments are substantially repeated in the Noahadic covenent (with subparts).

1. Prohibition against idolatry
No idolatry
To pray only to God
To offer ritual sacrifices only to God

2. Prohibition against blasphemy
To believe in the singularity of God
No blasphemy
No idolatrous rituals
No divination
No astrology
No following omens
No witchcraft
No incantations
No necromancy
No mediums
To honor one’s father and mother

3. Prohibition against murder
No murder
No suicide
No Moloch worship (infant sacrifice)
According to Maimonides’s interpretation, no abortion

4. Prohibition against theft
No stealing
No kidnapping of persons

5. Prohibition against sexual immorality
No adultery
Formal legal marriages
No incest with close relatives
No Sodomy
No bestiality
Not to crossbreed animals
No castration

6. Prohibition against eating the limb of a living animal
Not to eat a limb of a living creature (whilst it is still alive)
Not to eat or drink blood
Not to eat carrion (for those recognised by a Beth Din)

7. Establish courts of justice
To establish courts and a system of justice
No false oaths

Notably absent is the Sabbath.


79 posted on 02/19/2008 8:57:28 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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To: PurpleMan
Let’s forget about those pesky 10 Commandments?

I don't know about "pesky," but we are "not under the law, but under grace." The Ten Commandments are part of the Mosaic Law, which no longer applies to us as law per se. No, murder and adultery (etc.) are not acceptable, but it's not because of the Mosaic Law; it's because they're contrary to the "law of love."

On the other hand, Christians have no "legal" obligation to keep a sabbath in the Old Testament sense. Periods of rest are a good idea; the commandment sprang from a valid principle, and we're designed so that we function better with periodic rest. But we have no obligation to refrain from work every week from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, or any other specific day or time.

80 posted on 02/19/2008 8:57:29 AM PST by xjcsa (I hated McCain before hating McCain was cool.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

>>A good sex life does not lead to a good marriage, but rarely is there a good marriage that doesn’t have a good sex life.<<

Precicely! And I have lived both sides of that. It’s a fact!


81 posted on 02/19/2008 8:57:57 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: PurpleMan

“Let’s forget about those pesky 10 Commandments?”

The 10 Commandments (less regarding the Sabbath) are substantially repeated in the Covenent of Noah

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Laws_of_Noah#Subdividing_the_Seven_Laws


82 posted on 02/19/2008 8:59:12 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
You know there are times I miss my Ex Wife. (usually late at night and only for a little while) I do admit the Rev. is probably going to see an increase in the love offering in his church.

I guess what I need is a good FReeper woman to court. All I seem to find in this college town are whacked fem lib rat's. It's enough to put you off completely.

83 posted on 02/19/2008 8:59:15 AM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Two paths diverged in a yellow woods, I fired up the quad and made a third. Vroom ;)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
You know there are times I miss my Ex Wife. (usually late at night and only for a little while) I do admit the Rev. is probably going to see an increase in the love offering in his church.

I guess what I need is a good FReeper woman to court. All I seem to find in this college town are whacked fem lib rat's. It's enough to put you off completely.

84 posted on 02/19/2008 8:59:55 AM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Two paths diverged in a yellow woods, I fired up the quad and made a third. Vroom ;)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
You know there are times I miss my Ex Wife. (usually late at night and only for a little while) I do admit the Rev. is probably going to see an increase in the love offering in his church.

I guess what I need is a good FReeper woman to court. All I seem to find in this college town are whacked fem lib rat's. It's enough to put you off completely.

85 posted on 02/19/2008 9:00:43 AM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Two paths diverged in a yellow woods, I fired up the quad and made a third. Vroom ;)
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To: WhirlwindAttack

Wow it posted 3 times. Sorry


86 posted on 02/19/2008 9:01:42 AM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Two paths diverged in a yellow woods, I fired up the quad and made a third. Vroom ;)
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To: fabian

” for those with wives, live as though you had none”...

What are you quoting? I’m not seeing it in 1 Cor 7.


87 posted on 02/19/2008 9:07:01 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: Malone LaVeigh

UH, pastor, the Bill Clintons of the world don’t need any more encouragement!!!

You don’t think Bill Clinton would take this to mean he should have sex with his WIFE every day, do you????


88 posted on 02/19/2008 9:08:12 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I am a member of this church, in spirit.


89 posted on 02/19/2008 9:09:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Why isnt this in Breaking News????)
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To: RobRoy

Maybe your ex-wife is my current wife! :-P


90 posted on 02/19/2008 9:09:38 AM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: xjcsa

And don’t forget the “three sheets” dream. It had a double meaning. Christians cannot murder (or violate any of the other nine commandments) with a clean conscience, but we can enjoy pork and lobster.


91 posted on 02/19/2008 9:10:19 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: Malone LaVeigh
haha I wonder if this is their pastor :)


92 posted on 02/19/2008 9:11:08 AM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: fabian
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

So how do you reconcile that with:

for those with wives, live as though you had none

Well, you do have to read it in context:

Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

So if you say "those who have wives should live as they had none", you should also say "those who are happy (should live) as if they were not".

Context.

In versus 1 through 9 he is giving commands to married people answering questions that the Corinthians had written to him about.

In versus 25 to 35 he is giving his opinion on what would cause the least grief to those living through that particular time of persecution in Corinth.

Context.

93 posted on 02/19/2008 9:11:41 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: PurpleMan
Let’s forget about those pesky 10 Commandments?

I don't know about "pesky," but we are "not under the law, but under grace." The Ten Commandments are part of the Mosaic Law, which no longer applies to us as law per se. No, murder and adultery (etc.) are not acceptable, but it's not because of the Mosaic Law; it's because they're contrary to the "law of love."

On the other hand, Christians have no "legal" obligation to keep a sabbath in the Old Testament sense. Periods of rest are a good idea; the commandment sprang from a valid principle, and we're designed so that we function better with periodic rest. But we have no obligation to refrain from work every week from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, or any other specific day or time.

94 posted on 02/19/2008 9:11:53 AM PST by xjcsa (I hated McCain before hating McCain was cool.)
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To: fabian
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

So how do you reconcile that with:

for those with wives, live as though you had none

Well, you do have to read it in context:

Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

So if you say "those who have wives should live as they had none", you should also say "those who are happy (should live) as if they were not".

Context.

In versus 1 through 9 he is giving commands to married people answering questions that the Corinthians had written to him about.

In versus 25 to 35 he is giving his opinion on what would cause the least grief to those living through that particular time of persecution in Corinth.

Context.

95 posted on 02/19/2008 9:12:26 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Heh. This reminds me of the old Dick Van Dyke movie where the town was challenged to quit smoking and the plan was to have sex every time there was an urge for a cigarette.


96 posted on 02/19/2008 9:12:52 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Tatze
No, but I got an Oh God, Oh God! last night.

Reminds me of the old joke about why atheists cannot have an orgasm......


There is no one to cry out to!!! LOL
97 posted on 02/19/2008 9:18:53 AM PST by copaliscrossing (If stupidity were barrels of oil, we should start drilling the liberals heads right now!!!)
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To: CJ Wolf

Well, a “friend of mine” and his wife were being counseled by the church pastor. They had not had sex for well over a year because she “didn’t feel he loved her” and he was honoring her wishes while they went to counseling. She was accusing him of being sexually abusive.

The pastor looked at her and gently said, “withholding of sex is a form of sexual abuse”. She was furious and file for divorce shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, my Christian “friend” was distraught for many reasons but an elder pointed out 1 Cor 7:15. My “friend” found a new wife and his been living in marital bliss for over ten years now!

My “friend” used to watch romantic movies with a firm conviction they were like science fiction - It didn’t really happen that way but it was nice to imagine. He now enjoys those movies because he knows it is REAL! You just have to find the right ADULT with whom to spend the rest of your life and be your best friend. She becomes sister, daughter, mother, friend, lover, wife - all in one person. It is actually quite remarkable. You get a feel for just how much wisdom God must have to create something so incredibly beautiful and fulfilling.

The real exciting part is that this marriage relationship is a “type” of our relationship with Him. We are the Bride!


98 posted on 02/19/2008 9:19:19 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: TheThirdRuffian

The who and the what and the where?

Moses came AFTER Noah!

Would you care to revise and extend your remarks?


99 posted on 02/19/2008 9:20:08 AM PST by nhoward14
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To: Malone LaVeigh; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
I think I just got religion.


100 posted on 02/19/2008 9:23:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Those who surrender personal liberty for lower global temperatures will receive neither."--weegee)
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