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by Lidless
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: First Hobbit Trailer (with SPOILERS)
Replies: 148
Views: 57514

They're doing The Hobbit?

Cool.
by Lidless
Thu May 12, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Tsunami was Gods Retribution?
Replies: 163
Views: 73334

Every (natural) disaster has some religious type saying it's God's judgement on an immoral society. It's a worldwide thing - even in the UK.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... shops.html
by Lidless
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 8.9 Earthquake (upgraded to 9.0) and Tsunami hits Japan
Replies: 74
Views: 24527

"The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial," added Obama, who has visited Japan twice as president. "The friendship and alliance between our two nations is unshakeable, and only strengthens our resolve to stand with the people of Japan as t...
by Lidless
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Ignosticism & Theological Noncognitivism
Replies: 6
Views: 9685

I remember there being a philosophy professor who, in the first year course posed the question of "What is the meaning of life?". In the last year he posed the question ""What is the meaning of "What is the meaning of life?"?" Here is a nice summary of what (famous...
by Lidless
Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Christianity and the Left
Replies: 25
Views: 25346

I've always been bemused by the (fundamental) religious right. In terms of being vocal at least they are in the majority and are the better funded. And yet Republicans have far more of a Darwinian 'survival of the fittest' approach to their fellow man, whilst Democrats are more of the 'help thy fell...
by Lidless
Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

Ignore health benefits for now. What may or may not work in Niger is not applicable to the rest of the world. Forget FGM as everyone seems hung up on the clitoral removal which GBG is not talking about. OK, how about this. A (religious) culture adheres, and has done for 3,000 years to the principal ...
by Lidless
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

GBG,

There is a little known fact among men that the clitoris is a very important part of a woman's body. I only just found out because I looked it up on Wikipedia.
by Lidless
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

For women, forced removal of (some of) the labia, or even the hood of the clitoris for cosmetic or cultural reasons must be OK if you are OK with male circumcision. No lasting damage, no memory of pain. Of course, it's only OK on babies, just not older people. Removal of the clitoris is not OK, for ...
by Lidless
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

It really is. JS, I'm saying that any surgical procedure for cosmetic or religious purposes, even an ear-piercing, should under no circumstances be made by anyone to anyone else without that person's consent. Even if it's a 3 year old begging for an ear-piercing, that's OK, so long as the child is a...
by Lidless
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

The drops they put in newborns eyes to protect against bacteria and the heel prick they do to test for a number of abnormalities hurts more. That's for health reasons. Babies don't remember these, either. So much for circumcision being a covenant between that person and God. Didn't realize you didn...
by Lidless
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

Ner, I agree that 18 would be better, but by Jewish custom a male hits adulthood at 13, which is what bar mitzvah is all about. If the Jewish faith has faith in itself... But certainly 18 is a better alternative to a 13 yo's "painful medical procedure, with all the dread that it lay ahead, and ...
by Lidless
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: To cut, or not to cut.
Replies: 365
Views: 103814

Agree with Ax. When I see a six-month old with ear piercings, I mourn for the child and despise the parents. When I hear that because of an ancient tradition a boy's foreskin has been removed, often without anaesthetic, I also mourn for the child and shake my head at the parents. The Jewish circumci...
by Lidless
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: The Pope: Condoms. Maybe. For male prostitutes.
Replies: 6
Views: 8492

I've always found it strange that the RC church are happy with using maths and biology to avoid pregnancy, but don't like the idea of physics or chemistry.
by Lidless
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Same-sex, whole-milk marriage: 50 Shades of Gay
Replies: 2644
Views: 465972

Yes, it's very clear in the bible. If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13 So basically active homosexuals should be put to death. Anyone subscribe to that...
by Lidless
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Rally to Restore Sanity
Replies: 114
Views: 34565

Excellent stuff.

I saw it on my computer. Comedycentral.com streamed it live.

If only the news networks would take note in the long term, but at least the point has been forceably made.
by Lidless
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Classics in school and education in general
Replies: 101
Views: 35045

I had to endure Latin (compulsory) for two years. It is said it teaches you to learn, but then again so does any subject. And so what if it helps you understand the derivation of a word, really! The mental effort of remembering the complex cross-section of tense / gender, and whether it was accusati...
by Lidless
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Wikileaks
Replies: 126
Views: 57105

Ghân-buri-Ghân wrote:I want the names of the guilty broadcast loud and clear. Why should they enjoy such largesse?
Guilty until proved innocent?

Wikileaks is an anorexic version of what should be in place, but for now I'll take it.
by Lidless
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Wikileaks
Replies: 126
Views: 57105

So long as no individuals are identified with these leaks, then I am wholeheartedly in favour of them. Military and Government tend to massage individual data points and statistics as a whole, and if anything, if these leaks show the real picture of the cause and effect, of the debit and credit, of ...
by Lidless
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Lasto beth Lammen - Is your religion nuts?
Replies: 382
Views: 120933

I'm going to be lazy on this one. You all know my views here (hi vison!).

I'll let this clip sum up my views. Imagine me as Bill Maher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKqqGX0D ... re=related