The Content Cluster Muster (02.25.21)

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Good Thing Our Governing Authorities Can Be Fully Trusted!

So here is a bit of unsettling news . . .

Debate: Is Atheism Immoral?

Okay, Three This Time. But Only Because You’ve Been So Good.

It Said That On the Packet?

If I was that close to Chicago, I’d drift away too

Goes without Saying, but Still Needs Saying

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wisdumb
wisdumb
6 months ago

Reassuring:
The XLR80 is completely radiation safe by meeting international standards for human exposure

Zeph
Zeph
6 months ago
Reply to  wisdumb

that was tongue in cheek, right?

Corey Reynolds
Corey Reynolds
6 months ago
Reply to  Zeph

Even if your tongue was in your cheek, they’ll be able to see it through your cheek at 100 meters.

JP Stewart
JP Stewart
6 months ago

Also in the “Good Thing Our Governing Authorities Can Be Fully Trusted!” department…36 days into office and Biden is already bombing Syria (gotta keep that Turkey-Qatar pipeline open while we shut down our production) and the freak he picked for assistant health secretary won’t answer questions on “transing” children. This is after his record-setting (in number and unconstitutionality) of EOs he fired off right away. I hope his woke so-called Christian supporters are happy…

bethyada
bethyada
6 months ago

The Israelite nation at its prime likely had three tithes rotated every year. It rotated through going to either the Levites & the Temple, funding the feasts & necessary pilgrimages, or to the poor. However, those tithes were on the increase. Meaning that only capital or profits were subject to the tax/tithe. What does Ben mean by capital? I get profit. But by capital does he mean new capital (eg lambing season)? My house is capital but there is no increase. I cannot see that there is any wealth tax commanded in the OT. They do have poll taxes. And… Read more »

Jane
Jane
6 months ago
Reply to  bethyada

I think he must mean capital gains. But I doubt that is accurate. I find it unlikely that the kind of “paper wealth” that the modern understanding of capital gains depends upon was in play. IF you sold something and realized the gain, then that was “increase”. Otherwise, it was only the idea of increase and I have my doubts that the tithe was was required on the mere idea of increase.