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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Elucidate , provide clarification; explain.
    Where were the flies? He would have had a swarm of flies and gnats and other bugs all over him - drawn to the blood.
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    A new school, the Watercliffe Meadow Primary School in Sheffield has opened. Only one catch, they refuse to be called a SCHOOL. Why you ask? Because the word SCHOOL has negative connotations. The crucifix is scary and school is a dirty word. Heaven help the Brits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    As usual you can't seem to help yourself and weigh in on a Christian discussion that has nothing relating to atheism that might interest you and make a comment that doesn't in any way relate to the subject being discussed. I think you are obsessed with Christianity.
    You read to much into the comment... Hamas crucifixion story still on the front page in breaking news it was simply still fresh in my mind. Nothing much was meant by it, accept really a dig towards Hamas. I'm surprised someone else didnt say it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Where were the flies? He would have had a swarm of flies and gnats and other bugs all over him - drawn to the blood.
    Ewwwww. . . Mabye b/c of the dry season, there were fewer pools of standing water, meaning less flies

    I don't think we ever thought the little things like the flies. Ew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    You read to much into the comment... Hamas crucifixion story still on the front page in breaking news it was simply still fresh in my mind. Nothing much was meant by it, accept really a dig towards Hamas. I'm surprised someone else didnt say it first.
    Sorry, I didn't make the connection to the Hamas story...

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    What's next? POOP? Poop is disgusting. Maybe we should shield our precious little ones from POOP. If we avoid any mention of POOP, POOP won't exist. Our children will grow up in a POOPless world. No sense exposing children to the realities of POOP.
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    I grew up protestant, and we just had a big cross behind the altar (it was a modern, A-frame kind of church building). No crucifix, though. Most protestant churches don't have crucifixes-when I visited some more conservative churches in Grand Rapids, none of them did, either. Episcopalian churches sometimes have them.


    The catholic church behind the house I grew up in had a crucifix, but it wasn't a gory-looking one.


    The real gory crucifixes always remind me of the scenes in "Carrie" when her crazy mother locks her in the closet to pray for her soul, where there are all these particularly freaky-looking crucifixes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I grew up protestant, and we just had a big cross behind the altar (it was a modern, A-frame kind of church building). No crucifix, though. Most protestant churches don't have crucifixes-when I visited some more conservative churches in Grand Rapids, none of them did, either. Episcopalian churches sometimes have them.


    The catholic church behind the house I grew up in had a crucifix, but it wasn't a gory-looking one.


    The real gory crucifixes always remind me of the scenes in "Carrie" when her crazy mother locks her in the closet to pray for her soul, where there are all these particularly freaky-looking crucifixes.
    The Protestant Churches usually don't have a Crucifix because the story of the cross would never have been told if Jesus had remained on the cross. The main difference from an ordinary execution by crucifixtion was that Jesus rose again. The simple cross reminds us of what He did for us and that He is no longer on the cross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbur View Post
    You read to much into the comment... Hamas crucifixion story still on the front page in breaking news it was simply still fresh in my mind. Nothing much was meant by it, accept really a dig towards Hamas. I'm surprised someone else didnt say it first.
    I don't know where Linda is on this...

    I think you mean "except," not "accept."
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