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A #StayAtHomeOrder order might not violate the #FirstAmendment #righttofreeexercise of #religion, or it might. Candidly, the answer to the question of whether it does so depends entirely on the contents and stated motivation of the Order.
Since the #SCOTUS decided #EmploymentDivisionvSmith, it has been a constitutional truism that #neutrallaws of #generalapplicability can, as an incident of their nature and scope, tread on religious exercises without violating the Free Exercise Clause.
So, for example, a city might adopt a zoning ordinance, and create an #R1district defined as residential single-family dwellings only.

Homes could be built in this zone, but not barbershops, bowling alleys, temples, churches, libraries, etc.
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NJ Force Mandating Students Eat Cafeteria Food! An analogy:
Did you hear? The state of NJ is MANDATING that all children must eat CafeteriaFood for school lunch. No more choices in what your kids eat for lunch. All students will be force-fed CafeteriaFood for lunch every day. 1/8
All students will be force-fed CafeteriaFood for lunch every day. (Everything, even that Red cardboard shaped like pizza that we know has no nutritional value). They must eat that CafeteriaFood for lunch every day and if they don’t they can’t go to school anymore. (2/8)
Oh Also if your child has allergies, TOO BAD. Get in line for the State Health Commissioner to Approve you to opt your child out out of force feeding them the CafeteriaFood. (The State know what is best, not you or your Doctor). 3/8
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Compare closing sentence with Israel Shahak's insight:

"The road to a genuine revolution in Judaism—to making it humane, allowing Jews to understand their own past, thereby re-educating themselves out of its tyranny—lies through an unrelenting critique of the Jewish #religion."
From its earliest beginnings, the Jewish elites have deceived, cheated, manipulated and tyrannised their own people; and brainwashed them to believe that God authorises them to lie, deceive, cheat, manipulate, and murder all non-Chosen™ people. It's all in the sacred literature.
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"It is increasingly clear that much of the blame for the seriousness of the #coronavirus’s spread can be placed on the culture of lying & covering up bred by #China’s deeply flawed & highly corrupted Marxist-Leninist system 'with Chinese characteristics.'"
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"Yet it’s also worth reflecting on the limited tools that the #Chinese government has to deal with the situation due to its parallel wars on both #religion & #civil society. The two are closely related as across the world the Catholic Church, Protestant denominations, Islam..."
"Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism & most other organized religions play an outsized role in civil society through religion-backed organizations & charities devoted to humanitarian services. The Catholic Church has traditionally been very active in providing such services..."
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“That which we must say to the crowd is - We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition. The Masonic #religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay, the God of the #Christians, whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God.”
- Albert Pike’s 1889 concept of how Lucifer should be presented to high ranking freemasons.
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The separation of #Religion and #State is the foundation of #Secularism.

Lets Explore ... "SECULARISM".

Read & ask yourself whether #India is actually a 'Secular' state.

#ExploringSecularism
Secularism ensures religious groups don't interfere in affairs of state, and the state doesn't interfere in religious affairs. Separation of religious institutions from state institutions and a public sphere where religion may participate, but not dominate.

#ExploringSecularism
Secularism seeks to defend the absolute freedom of religious and other belief, and protect the right to manifest religious belief insofar as it does not impinge on the rights and freedoms of others.

#ExploringSecularism
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Baroness Warsi (the first Muslim to
attend Tory Cabinet meetings).

THEY, CLEARLY, KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE TORY PARTY, how #racist, #xenophobic, and nasty this #Conservative Party really is, they were right at the top of it, #BaronessWarsi ... the #Cons Party's most sen fig
Some key things to understand. Andrew Lansley (1st quote) was in the #Cameron Cabinet.
Baroness Warsi was Tory Chairman for this, Theresa May Government. Her comment, (2), was made LAST SUNDAY, her other quote (3) was from 2016.
She was so disturbed about the disgraceful attitudes she could see all the time that she decided to blow the lid on her own, rabid, Party. Her incendiary comment , in 2016, about there being "a simmering UNDERBELLY of #Islamophobia" came from her own experiences dealing with
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Thread: The Temple of Jupiter inside Diocletian's Palace, Split. Constructed around 300 AD and dedicated to Emperor Diocletian's "divine father", the supreme Roman god Jupiter. The temple was converted into a baptistery in the 7th century. #roman #architecture #croatia
The temple entrance retains its intricately carved marble cornice. Amongst the decorative motifs of leaves, tendrils and flowers are carved images of Roman gods such as Sol, Victoria, Apollo, Triton and Hercules.
Details of the elaborately carved marble doorway with images of the Roman pantheon. #roman #sculpture #religion
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The plan to invade the Riyasat of #JammuAndKashmir wasn't born in #Lahore but in the residence of #Jinnah at #Aurangzeb road #NewDelhi . Here in the spring of 1947 Col. Akbar Khan & some #Muslim officers of the #British #Indian #Army hatched this plot .
#KashmirAccessionDay26Oct
It was only in October 1947 that Maj. Onkar Singh Kalkat of the Bannu Brigade #PakistanArmy who had not yet been repatriated to #India found files marked Operation Gulmarg Secret while looking for some other documents in the office of Brigadier Murray at NWFP.
Even though he was nearly arrested & sent to #Lahore , Maj.Onkar somehow made it out to #NewDelhi & told the #IndianArmy top brass about the file he had sern which detailed an invasion of #JammuKashmir by tribesmen. He wasn't taken seriously by the Brass .
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Someone asked me today: How can you talk about Hinduism when you're not Hindu?

I love talking about authority to comment on religion, insider / outsider issues, so let's do this. (for my original thread on Hinduism: ) #THREAD #Hinduism #religion
So, should you listen to anything I, a non-Hindu, says about Hinduism?

Well, it kinda depends on what you want to know and what you consider to be relevant markers of authority.
If you're looking for spiritual guidance, and you want that to come from a Hindu, then I'm not your person.
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Dear twitter people, maybe you don't know much about #Kashmir, maybe you'd like to know more. I'm going to do a thread w links about why I think it's important to challenge the dominant statist narrative & move to a just peace for the #Kashmiri people.
Pls. feel free to add.
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Folks, let's talk about the difference between academic study versus belief / faith / practice. THREAD #AcademicTwitter #Academia #AcademicChatter #history #religion
This subject doesn't come up so much for me these days because I'm in a history department. I teach, in part, the history of religions. But still, the insider-outsider debate is housed in Religious Studies (a field in which I taught for three years as a postdoc).
I wrote about the insider-outsider issue when I was teaching Indian religions at Stanford University. You can read my short article (along with two others, by two of my colleagues at other institutions) here: audreytruschke.com/truschke-bazza…
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14. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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So given recent discussions among polytheists about gatekeeping & who gets to be or legitimately call itself X [insert demonym, tradition, etc.], I feel I should put this out there, for the sake of contrast, if nothing else (1/30)

#polytheism #polytheist #religion #cultusdeorum
1. When it comes to modern Roman polytheism, your skin colour is irrelevant, your nationality is irrelevant, your gender, sexual orientation, origin, social status – all irrelevant! None of that (dis)qualifies you as a Roman polytheist (2/30)
2. First off, what makes you a polytheist is believing in *and* worshipping many gods. If you don’t – if, say, you believe in many but worship only one or worship many under the belief that they’re all One – then, by definition, you are *not* a polytheist (3/30)
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Stepping back from the culture wars for a short thread on #Japan & #Religion. Believe it or not, this is my specialist area of research and as I finish up a new paper on the topic, I thought I would share some interesting results. Strap in!
The popular image of Japan & religion is something of a paradox. On the one hand, you have lots of pieces about Japan as a country of non-believers. This is usually based on survey data where only 10-15% of Japanese people self-identify as religious.
Indeed, we saw this exact pattern in data we collected from 1,000 Japanese respondents in 2016. When we asked whether they would describe themselves as religious, regardless of participation in religious events, we got the following responses: only 10% identified as religious.
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#Thread : pourquoi vous devez regarder #Evangelion (maintenant qu'il est disponible sur @NetflixFR) en 11 points.
L'histoire en quelques mots : un jour un "Ange" débarque dans un Tokyo post-apo pour tout casser. Shinji, tout juste adolescent, va devoir l'affronter, lui, ainsi que ses peurs et ses doutes, dans un robot géant. D'autres Anges suivront, mais qui sont-ils ?? Suspens.
1. L'#openning. Commençons par le commencement. L'intro laisse percevoir toute la profondeur et l'intrigue de la série. Les personnages sont présentés avec l'image qu'ils veulent montrer d'eux, seuls. Et il est super bien avec la musique et tout.
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#THREAD: Résultat sur les questions de #religion, d’#athéisme et de #laïcité de l’étude du CNRS et de Sciences-Po , « les adolescents et la loi », sur 9.000 collégiens en 2015
(le + correspond à une religiosité affirmé, le - correspond à une religiosité peu affirmé) 👇1/6
- Religion et origine des espèces humaines
- L’importance de la religion
- Interprétation du « livre sacré »
- Application scrupuleuse de la religion
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- Doit on adhérer aux croyances des parents
- Les livres ou films qui attaquent la religion doivent ils être autorisés ou interdits
- Séparation des hommes et des femmes à la piscine municipale
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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THREAD 2ème PARTIE :
[ COMMENT TROUVER SA VOIE ? ]
Extrait du cours 10 du Programme social #JeuneEtMillionnaire de @AlgooZoe

1/ Hier, je vous ai présenté les 7 montagnes d'influence.

J'ai attiré votre attention sur le fait que chacun de nous est appelé à briller sur une de
2/ ces montagnes ou sphères d'influence à condition de découvrir la bonne montagne.

Aussi, je vous ai fait comprendre que ces 7 montagnes d'influence ne sont que des portes, derrière chacun d'elles, il y a des métiers ou domaines d'influence.
3/ aujourd'hui, je vais vous présenter en détail les domaines d'influence de chacune de ces 7 montagnes ou sphères d'influences de la sociétés.

La liste ci-dessous est non-exhaustive. Vous pouvez donc compléter certains domaines d'influence si vous avez identifié la vôtre.
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#videoverbrennung-53.
was burnt (allegedly because the author(s) "#VertigoPolitix" closed down the account themselves). It was entitled "The #emasculation of White Male #Identity". It argued that ALL major movements and decisions in the past 100 years ..
.. had one ultimate goal: to make European White males become powerless and, eventually, extinct. As the interesting narration appears to be available in text-form on the web, I will transcribe the entire narration here. I repeat that the author is "VertigoPolitix", not I.
..
.. Beginning of my transcription.
»[Voice of Noel #Ignatiev (no picture of his shown):] "The task is to bring this minority together in such a way that it makes it impossible for the legacy of #Whiteness to continue to reproduce itself." [Voice of narrator:] With only
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I refuse to remain silent as religion rips through humanity like a virulent plague. I know it’s awfully rude to question and criticize this very ancient institution, but so what?
Political correctness and the protection of truth and human rights rarely coincide, so I would rather be politically incorrect and compassionate than cowardly and apathetic.
I would rather empathize with the oppressed than pander to the oppressor. I’d prefer to freely express contempt for contemptible cultures and religions than sit safely and silently as women are treated as beasts of burden, as mere chattels to be bartered between barbaric men.
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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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Mega Thread of Opinion (1 of 52)

My take on #Election2019, is one that will surprise all #Canadians who will take the #time to read past this #headline. It will be a #long #series of #tweets that will be #purely #honest & straight to the #point.
This #series of tweets will contain #jabs at #voters, the #media & our #political #parties & they are #jabs, that in my own #opinion are #merited. Agree or don’t agree, I won’t care, but it needs to be said to ease my conscience in the lead up to our election!
In 2015, Canada’s #media, declared that #Trudeau & .@liberal_party outflanked the @NDP on leftist policies & for the 1st time in recent history the media supported large deficits & destruction of our country’s finances over a more balanced approach. Let’s stop here for a sec.
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