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Old 07-10-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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The scientologists own the Fort Harrison hotel in Clearwater Florida.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Harrison_Hotel

Cults like fancy buildings as a way of showing off.

Same crap - different piles.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I don't think my life is weird, so don't speak for all of life.
Ok.

Life is weird.

But not yours.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:55 AM
 
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Funny thing. I look at that and find myself unmoved. It is a fact of life that big corporations (yes, the churches are that) will spend staggering amouts of of money on pointless gestures, other than in hopes to make more money while investing a small percentage in charity for publicity purposes and to be written off against tax, anyway. Not that Churches pay any.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:08 AM
 
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Ok.

Life is weird.

But not yours.
if that wasn't an example of what we are up against .... nothing is.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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First, this is not exactly news. The sale took place in 2011.

Despite being atheist/Buddhist, I don't have a problem with it. I think it's appropriate for some churches (not every church) to be inspirational.

Here's an interesting read on it: Modern Medievalism: Grand, Gothic cathedrals: a waste of money?

Buying that church isn't why there is still hunger in America or the world. Not when the world will spend a billion dollars to watch a movie.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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First, this is not exactly news. The sale took place in 2011.

Despite being atheist/Buddhist, I don't have a problem with it. I think it's appropriate for some churches (not every church) to be inspirational.

Here's an interesting read on it: Modern Medievalism: Grand, Gothic cathedrals: a waste of money?

Buying that church isn't why there is still hunger in America or the world. Not when the world will spend a billion dollars to watch a movie.
That is true but the catholics spent another $33M or so to make it even splashier and now they are have their big to do very soon as I recall from the articles.

When I think of my years in that church and their begging for money, I can about gag...
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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if that wasn't an example of what we are up against .... nothing is.
Thinking about this comment and how some come up with life as being weird...

I can come up with exciting, interesting, fascinating, up and down, and just plain Life Is Good.

People are the weirds...
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Thinking about this comment and how some come up with life as being weird...

I can come up with exciting, interesting, fascinating, up and down, and just plain Life Is Good.

People are the weirds...
"Weird" can include all of those things.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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"Weird" can include all of those things.
Yes, I like Different, everything has it's differences.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Got to thinking about where the "poor" can go on Sunday and thought of this cathedral. I am conflicted about the cost as I see different figures:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathed...s_(Los_Angeles)
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