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Great article, but would be even better with cat photos.
On the subject of BYOB:
Jesus turned water into wine. As a party trick.
"Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper wine when the guests have become drunk. You have kept the good wine until now!" Source: The Bible
Note the word "drunk." We ain't talkin' about grape juice, here. We're talking party liquor.
So I take it you own that hotel?
If not, why would you risk your safety to protect someone else's cash? In fact, if you do resist a robbery, your employer will probably fire you. Most places have a policy to simply give the robbers what they want. The hotel corporation doesn't want you risking being harmed, and losing a few hundred bucks is nothing to them.
"Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back." Luke 6:30
I'm a college student, and I've wasted thousands of dollars and days on my addiction to Farmville. Why aren't the authorities doing anything about that? Nearly six hundred people in Chattanooga (or so) suffer lost time and productivity as a result of so-called "social" gaming. Why won't the government protect me from myself and my tragic plight?!?!?!? Like all legal adults, I should NOT be allowed to make my own decisions! Save me, nanny cops!
Tell a wealthy Christian that he or she needs to give away all money to the poor. Point out that Jesus gave such instructions to at least one rich man. The Christian will reply, "Oh, no! Jesus didn't mean for ALL Christians to give up their wealth! It only applied to that one person at that one time!"
Weirdly, Christians can't apply the same logic to the parts of the story where Jesus tells people that Jesus is the only way to salvation. It's obvious Jesus didn't mean he was the only way for everyone, everywhere in the world, for all of the rest of history--he was the "only way" for the particular crowds he was speaking to at the time. Nonetheless, modern Christians twist it to imply that ALL people, everywhere, must believe the exact same thing or suffer eternal damnation.
Why? Because for Christians, living with no money would be difficult--so they don't take the anti-wealth parts of the New Testament very seriously. But belief costs nothing; belief is a simple mental effort, so they take the "belief" parts to the extreme.
You have to love Republicans. They're the folks who believe that voter fraud is a widespread problem, a problem worth worrying about. But when it comes to bringing firearms into bars, they think that's perfectly kosher, and they can't see how that could possibly be a bad idea.
Glad they've got their priorities straight.
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