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Comment: Re:Not comparable (Score 1) 559

Automobiles are not a necessary part of life. Ask the Europeans that constantly tell us Americans we are too enslaved to the notion that we all need our own car. Bikes work for many people; walking works for those who choose to live near where they work, and vice versa. Subways and trains work for millions of people. So, no, automobiles are not a necessary part of everyone's life. They are a convenience, bordering on a luxury.

Comment: Re:So..... (Score 1) 279

by I'm New Around Here (#47903961) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Your question was, "So, do you think the law in Iran that they execute people who won't convert to Islam is wrong?"

The article you linked to says he is being held now for "spreading corruption", or converting Muslims to Christians. So, no, it still isn't the law to execute Christians who don't convert to Islam.

Comment: Re:When you abolutely, positively need a gun now! (Score 1) 559

Besides his posting history, human nature should come into play.

Wife: Honey, I want to have sex, but am afraid your .45 may accidentally discharge and hurt me.
Husband: Too bad. I ain't moving it.
Wife: If you just put the gun in the night stand, I'll let you fuck me silly.
Husband: Do I have to put the safety on while it's in the drawer?
Wife:I would prefer it, but just make sure it's pointing towards the wall.
Husband: Can I take it back out afterwards and put it under my pillow?
Wife: Yes, but I'm sleeping in the other room.
Husband: OK, works for me.

Comment: Re:So..... (Score 1) 279

by I'm New Around Here (#47900997) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

You are completely correct...

So, do you think the law in Iran that they execute people who won't convert to Islam is wrong?

What law is that?

From this page, there is no such law.

After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Iranian Christians were recognized as a "protected religious minority" and according to the Constitution of Iran possess freedom of religion and even have a Member of Parliament (MP) representing them. However, evangelism and missionary work and converting Muslims to Christianity is prohibited by law, and Christians in practice may also face some discrimination as well in their lives.

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, there is officially no crime known as apostasy in the penal code (although there was a law about it prior to 1994). The last known execution for this crime was in 1990. However, despite there being no official civil law of apostasy, judges may still convict a defendant of that crime if they rule based on religious fatwas. As a result, a few people have been convicted of it, but there have been no known executions. In 2011 a man was executed in Ahvaz, Iran for blasphemy and "spreading corruption on the earth" (Mofsed-Fel-Arz) when he claimed that he was God, and attracting a "following" around himself.[8] According to the fatwas, for a man, if convicted, the punishment is death by hanging-for a woman, it is life imprisonment. The apostate should be given three chances to repent and convert back to Islam.

I'm quite certain that the people actually being executed think it is wrong. I also think they are just as dead, so thinking that doesn't prevent it.

Since the one guy who was executed was a god, I'm sure he simply saw it as a release from the physical realm.

Doesn't make it any less wrong, and I think a large number of people would agree with me there. Not all, but many people would.

And saying it happens doesn't make it any more real.

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