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  1. Arachne

    What's everyone listening to?

    Korpiklaani, Jylhä
  2. Arachne

    What is everyone reading?

    I got into these through a course I'm doing. Not related, despite the similar titles.
  3. Arachne

    Appeal Court rules Islamic marriages invalid in UK

    It's definitely hard to be building a family for 20 years only to be turned out of doors with nothing.
  4. Arachne

    Visions Of 2020 From 2017

    Most of those deadly contagious diseases from a century ago are on their way to eradication thanks to vaccination. The fact that so many people in developing countries die from entirely preventable diseases only shows that we in the developed world are hoarding more than our share of resources.
  5. Arachne

    Appeal Court rules Islamic marriages invalid in UK

    No, the civil ceremony doesn't have to come first. If it did, this situation wouldn't have happened. Different systems for different countries, especially one where there's no separation of church and state? Shocking.
  6. Arachne

    Visions Of 2020 From 2017

    Guess that the fact the metaphor is inaccurate doesn't change a thing. Another QED.
  7. Arachne

    Visions Of 2020 From 2017

    QED
  8. Arachne

    Visions Of 2020 From 2017

    This pandemic will pass, as all others in history have passed. The plague of misinformation, however, is endemic.
  9. Arachne

    Visions Of 2020 From 2017

    Yes, you could say that a pandemic means something is wrong. It is important not to fiddle with a mask or touch your face, especially when out and about. If you have to drive around on three separate errands, it is correct safety protocol not to take off your mask in between.
  10. Arachne

    Appeal Court rules Islamic marriages invalid in UK

    UK law requires a marriage ceremony to be witnessed and certified by a Crown registrar in order to be legal. Church of England vicars are Crown registrars by default; anyone who marries outside the Church of England needs to either have a registrar in attendance at the ceremony, or have a...
  11. Arachne

    Medical Scapegoating Against the Chinese

    I wonder how many of those who ran paranoid in the opposite direction have already blithely taken a 23andme test.
  12. Arachne

    What's everyone listening to?

    Wardruna, Kvitravn More music to summon inspiration.
  13. Arachne

    What's everyone listening to?

    Songs of Our Native Daughters I landed on it only because Rhiannon Giddens was involved, and I was not disappointed.
  14. Arachne

    What videos are you watching?

  15. Arachne

    What videos are you watching?

  16. Arachne

    Orthodox Bishops conflicting advice over Covid Vaccine - a Christian Dilemma

    Someone's kids have to be the first. As long as it's not yours, right? Go ask people who were born before 1950 what they did when the polio vaccine came out. Also, the Gates Foundation has saved millions of lives with their vaccination programs across the developing world, whether you like it...
  17. Arachne

    It Takes Perseverance

    Go Percy! :D
  18. Arachne

    Orthodox Bishops conflicting advice over Covid Vaccine - a Christian Dilemma

    Also, going back to the original focus of the thread, the Church of Greece put it down in black and white some time ago. It's just the contrarians kicking up a fuss still. https://orthodoxtimes.com/church-of-greece-the-choice-of-vaccination-is-not-a-theological-or-ecclesiastical-issue-upd/...
  19. Arachne

    Orthodox Bishops conflicting advice over Covid Vaccine - a Christian Dilemma

    Our grandmas were schoolkids then. Like the 1.6 million who queued up for Dr Salk. How's your euthanasia going? Over here it seems to be gloriously failing.
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