So What's Next?

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    I think I'm going to make up my own new religion. :lol:
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    Judge Says NC School Can't Bar Girl Over Pierced Nose

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct.8) - A federal judge ordered a North Carolina school to admit a 14-year-old high school student suspended for wearing a nose piercing she says is part of her religion, and the teenager was on her way to science class Friday afternoon, her attorney said.

    The Iaconos belong to a small religious group called the Church of Body Modification, which sees piercings and tattoos as religious devotion. The church has 3,500 members nationwide and was incorporated in Pennsylvania in July 2008, according to the lawsuit.

    Judge Says NC School Can't Bar Ariana Iacono Over Her Nose Piercing
     
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    I have a religion.

    It consists of daily sacraments of Double Cappuccino with an occasional sacrifice to the Chocolate God.
     
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    Well now I know how to keep the electric company from trying to chop down my trees. I'll just join a Celtic tree worshiping church. My baby oak trees just became sacred. :)
     
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    You still fighting that war Vel? I figured they would have given up by now.
     
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    We finally came to a compromise. I gave up some of the hardwoods ( a few hackberries and a burdock ) but managed to get a written statement saying that everything else out there was not ever subject to clear cutting. I'm not happy about it, but for the moment it was the best I could do. I did however, get with my state representative who is working on legislation to stop the eminent domain abuse and to make them define easements after subdivisions are built. If I can take their blanket easements away from them, I'll consider it a victory. Thanks for your advice. It helped me save 75% of what I had.
     
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    Glad the advice was somewhat useful...I have a feeling the co-op is going to wish they had left your hardwoods alone. :thup:
     
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    I'm not so sure that this is a bona fide religion -- not meaning to judge their faith good vs bad -- only in the sense that it actually is a religion, of which I am not at all convinced -- and the correct legal term for such would be religio licita, not in the sense of an "approved" religion, but something that actually is a religion as it is claimed to be, of which, again, I am not so sure.

    Some girls of Hindu faith have their noses pierced as part of their faith or belief, but other girls may just think it's pretty and catches the eye of boys.
     
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    That was a company that Steve Jobs founded, after he was forced out of Apple. This company built and sold a line of computers that, in my opinion, were way ahead of their time. Alas, they never really sold very well. NeXT ported the operating system to run on PC-type hardware, but that never really went anywhere either. Eventually, what remained of NeXT was bought up by Apple, with Steve Jobs returning to his position as Apple's CEO in the deal. NeXT's OS became the basis for MacOS X, the successor to the previous Macintosh operating system that was becoming badly-outdated.
     
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    Oh, for shame, for shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Personally, I'm a fan of "Pastafanarianism," which is also called the church of "The Flying Spaghetti Monster or FSM, for short. It's actually a recognized religion here and in some countries abroad.
    I also believe that the ancient Mayan or Incan religions need to return and be allowed to practice their human sacrifice, especially on Islamists.
     

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