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Well, the lions did what they were told.. Hey should take up something safer like snake handling.

I doubt Daniel screamed at the Lions.
 

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I wonder what denomination a lion would convert to. My guess would be Catholicism, but i think they would be disappointed with Communion the first time (don't lynch me. I grew up in a catholic community;))
Maybe we should try the lion's religion. I don't think we would get too many to go along with it though. Pretty soon it'd just be known as "that Lion religion". Hard to hook believers if they thing you're "lion".
Dear God, i'm not funny in the least.

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Thomas Linton said:
Easy one. Sikh.
I don't know. Do the Sikhs have any dietary taboos in the kind of meat they're allowed to eat?:confused:

Personally I think they would stick with Animism.:D After all they are supossed to be the King of the Jungle.;)
 
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All males Sikh's have the surname "Singh" = lion
All female Sikh's have the surname "Kaur" = lioness
 
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I doubt he would be able to convert anybody. Only being wihich posses reason can become believer. He does not seem to posses reason therefore he cannot be believer threfore he cannot convert anybody to become believer.

Give this poor being a rest.


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Apparently this guy missed one of the lessons of ancient Roman history: Christianity and lions don't mix. :eek:

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Big Bob said:
Apparently this guy missed one of the lessons of ancient Roman history: Christianity and lions don't mix. :eek:

Bob
Actually, they combined quite nicely...
 
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kinda sad. Just as sad, last night I was able to become a legal minister. Took about thirty seconds! I can now perform marriages, funerals, and such. Disturbing. I did it to prove a point ;)
 
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namaarie said:
...I was able to become a legal minister. Took about thirty seconds!...
Years ago, blinded by The Light (and maybe a little Orange Sunshine), I trod the path of a holy man and traveled around the country sharing the Spirit. We eventually settled down in San Francisco and founded a monastery which we shared with a few other like minded seekers.

During this time I met a guy from Modesto, Kirby Hensley, who had an operation called The Universal Life Church and was ordaining others as ministers. He said we should get set up like that to have tax exempt status, but I told him that we were under vows of poverty and that wouldn't be necessary. He said that no matter what we didn't have, the government would want some of it.

We didn't join his group because he was heavy into legal battles with the government and we didn't want to be connected with any of that. But I took his advice, set up the required structure, filed our own papers with the government and we officially became a religious order.

Kirby spent years in and out of court fighting the government and eventually lost his tax exempt status. He died a few years ago, but his church is still around ordaining ministers and selling divinity degrees.
 
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That was it! Universal life. As I said, I only did it to prove a point about our brave, new, commercial society. Crazy stuff.

But if anybody wants to get married, I'm sure I can incorporate a Khuk into the blessing or something! :D

Crazy.
 
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namaarie said:
That was it! Universal life. As I said, I only did it to prove a point about our brave, new, commercial society...
Not exactly new. Kirby started his Universal Life Church in 1959 or 1960. He ran for President in the 1964 election as the delegate for the Universal Party. He could barely read or write, but Kirby was quite a character. if I wasn't supporting Goldwater in that election I might have voted for him.
 
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namaarie said:
But if anybody wants to get married, I'm sure I can incorporate a Khuk into the blessing or something!
If you want to marry someone legally you have to go register your minister's license at your local courthouse. At least you do in Oklahoma.
You have to have a Book and Page number that you can enter on the marriage license. Nothing is required to perform a funeral, at least in my home state.
Be sure and check your local laws before performing any ceremonies or you could be in trouble, and/or the ceremony wouldn't be binding.:eek:

I got a Universal Life minister license so I could marry the people that wanted me too marry them because of me being a Sweatlodge leader.
I'm pretty choosy about who I do that for and it's strictly in as much of the old Cherokee way as we know today.
Since I'm not a X-tian I don't do X-tian marriages.
 

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Kirby J. Hensly spoke at one of my Comparative Religion classes at Modesto J. C.

Considering he couldn't read or write, it was quite interesting what he'd accomplished. He was quite sincere about what we'd today call empowering people to follow their spirituality.

Yvsa is thus quite legally, ethically and morally "ordained" and able to follow the practises he wishes.
 
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