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About QamiQazi

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    Wasted free post in Just Plain Silly
  • Birthday 01/01/1950
  1. ...And so, what did happen to QQ?

  2. I was just reading the soap opera forum and had to see what happened to QQ!

  3. Garth, does Cynic pay you to make him look good, or is it just a reflexive thing you do?
  4. Zixar, your examples of the RC church and the Armed Services are clear enough, but those are closed communities. Marriage is an institution that crosses all boundaries, cultures, religions, and for that matter, sexual orientations. I don't see how any one culture, or age, can claim the only true definition. Marriage is defined, like it or not, by many differing doctrines, and the only common denominator is voluntary commitment. We call it a vow, but it's a contractual commitment. Everything else marriage is depends upon what we believe. Suppose you attend the First Church of the Heterose
  5. Cynic, you're just raising the same point I did before. If marriage is open to homosexuals, why not polygamists (with an m, by the way - a polygynist would be very interesting though). It seems as if people are less and less willing to be defined in the traditional ways. After all, we know a lot more about everything those who handed down those traditions. Sort of. Much of our tradition comes from our biology, and its profound influence upon our psychological and social behavior. Even today, in the modern world.
  6. Abigail, I was serious in the first part, but I thought about some of the possible permutations we might see once the M/F requirement was lifted. I think churches have always managed to certify and sanctify marriages according to their beliefs, and I don't think that should change. If you only believe in heterosexual marriage, get married in a church that believes likewise. If you are an Episcopalean, change churches. Maybe this relates to Zixar's point - churches associate themselves around scriptural doctrines which do not change with "every wind." If the church has members who wish to
  7. I think all consenting adults should be able to enter into a contractual, personal partnership, a mutual commitment. The whole old-fashioned marriage thing needs to be modified and modernized. Whether the consenting adults in particular choose to call it marriage or partnership or domestic bondage is up to them. The label should be whatever they like - the bottom line is partnership. A mutual commitment contract should fulfill certain legal requirements to be recognized by the law as such, and therefore entitle the licensees to all commensurate rights and privileges in accordance with thei
  8. Evil? There's a new show on cable that is based on Survivor called "Witch Hunt." The 13 contestants gather all kinds of evidence of the occult on one another. They are allowed to make things up, and to cheat, but the show plants various objects around each of them to be found by other contestants. At the end of the series they have a type of mock trial and they determine who is "Number 13," by who has the most convincing evidence of witchcraft against them (crystal balls, shrunken heads, remains of animal sacrifices are the kind of evidence they come up with). For the post-season finale,
  9. Martindale was very conscious of his "superiority," and thought of himself as chosen by God for his exceptional talents and abilities and discipline etc. If you missed his "administration," you missed an arrogant jock (by his behavior) lording his authority over a lot of naive followers. That's about it, Jim.
  10. I never intentionally killed anyone but I can recall annoying people to death.
  11. Say a lurker who never posted or even registered prints out the location from D3M's thread. This lurker is the ex-husband of a woman that LCM moved in on. The ensuing adultery caused untold personal and family grief in its wake. Divorce, alcoholism, suicide - the worst sorts of things associated with addictive personalities (as in cult members) and adulterous behavior. The fellow owns a few hunting rifles and he carries a big grudge and a world of pain. Suppose one day he drives his pick-em up truck to the end of the block on Exmog Ave and waits for Bally Boy to return from work. The loc
  12. Craig a copout? But he's a thoroughbred! Remember? How could anybody forget? He was always reminding us. (It might account for the horse....!) If believing equals receiving, and confession of belief yields receipt of confession, then his drapes WILL be fire-engine red and he WILL be a greasespot by midnight, because nobody said it with more conviction than Mr. Spittymouth. Was that midnight thing local time? Be careful not to step in him, but if you do, please wipe your feet before you come in. And maybe burn your shoes. And the doormat.
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