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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    riley540 said:
    I think the religious texts are all pretty fucked. But most Christian people deny the shifty stuff.


    you don't think most Muslims deny the shitty stuff? a few assholes speak for billions?
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,000
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,963
    PJ_Soul said:
    riley540 said:
    I think the religious texts are all pretty fucked. But most Christian people deny the shifty stuff. Lots of good charity work done from all religions which I appreciate. Just can't get into the cultu judgey thing. 

    I used to attend a baptist church that was pretty nutty, but the amount of work they did for less fortunate people locally and globally was outstanding. So I can't dog them too hard. Great people stuck in some old school beliefs. 
    You don't need religion to do those good things though. Atheists do good work for the less fortunate too. Religion is bullshit, and I think attributing good acts to the existence of religion is like saying all of those people wouldn't help anyone if it weren't for their Church. Well, if that's true, they are actually jerks.
    I am genuinely intrigued to hear you say all religion is bullshit, but then in another thread you have mentioned it is rude for someone to wear a hat during the anthem. Generalizing that religion is bullshit is discrediting the good that it does for a lot of people who have nothing to do with violence, inequality or any other wrongful act. Some people have chosen religion as their form of community and that is great for them. Personally, not my thing, but the only one's who piss me off are the fanatics who seem to think it makes them better people or that they have some sort of higher moral ground. That can be said about most groups though. The Pearl Jam Ten Club is a group of people who mostly believe they are the best band ever, but among that same group are the detractors on both ends of the spectrum; the fanatics.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    No. There are not. There are good people within religions, but history has shown time and time again that religions are bad.

    Not only that... science has shown that there are no mythical figures that people waste their time praying to. We are flukes of nature. Once we eradicate ourselves... a new form of life will spring forth and, as dinosaurs and human beings did, eventually topple the fragile ecosystem of the earth becoming extinct themselves.

    Now with that said... what a great gift to be these 'flukes of nature'. Life is fantastic so enjoy it and don't tread on others as you do.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    tbergs said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    riley540 said:
    I think the religious texts are all pretty fucked. But most Christian people deny the shifty stuff. Lots of good charity work done from all religions which I appreciate. Just can't get into the cultu judgey thing. 

    I used to attend a baptist church that was pretty nutty, but the amount of work they did for less fortunate people locally and globally was outstanding. So I can't dog them too hard. Great people stuck in some old school beliefs. 
    You don't need religion to do those good things though. Atheists do good work for the less fortunate too. Religion is bullshit, and I think attributing good acts to the existence of religion is like saying all of those people wouldn't help anyone if it weren't for their Church. Well, if that's true, they are actually jerks.
    I am genuinely intrigued to hear you say all religion is bullshit, but then in another thread you have mentioned it is rude for someone to wear a hat during the anthem. Generalizing that religion is bullshit is discrediting the good that it does for a lot of people who have nothing to do with violence, inequality or any other wrongful act. Some people have chosen religion as their form of community and that is great for them. Personally, not my thing, but the only one's who piss me off are the fanatics who seem to think it makes them better people or that they have some sort of higher moral ground. That can be said about most groups though. The Pearl Jam Ten Club is a group of people who mostly believe they are the best band ever, but among that same group are the detractors on both ends of the spectrum; the fanatics.
    Your 10C idea has some merit.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 11,989
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    how is what he said "rushing" to defend it? can you describe what "rushing to defend" even means, and why you think that anyone defending anything you disagree with to be "rushing" to do so?
    T minus 9 days and counting..........
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 11,989
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    yeah, because homosexuals' biggest issue over the past 100 years has been not getting a job at Tim Horton's because of too much "flair". 
    T minus 9 days and counting..........
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    how is what he said "rushing" to defend it? can you describe what "rushing to defend" even means, and why you think that anyone defending anything you disagree with to be "rushing" to do so?
    Because any time anyone makes any legitimate critical remark towards Islam... he attempts to rationalize it. Keep up.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,000
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    It's not rushing to defend. It's perspective and also noting that culture and religion aren't always the same thing. Also, if you know any Christian fundamentalists, equality for gays and women isn't high on the list. 
  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    yeah, because homosexuals' biggest issue over the past 100 years has been not getting a job at Tim Horton's because of too much "flair". 
    Homosexuals in North America fare about as well as they do in, oh... say Saudi Arabia? Is this what you are saying? Or are you saying forget the progress we have made and focus on when we treated gays really poorly because the 'now' counts for not?

    We aren't perfect, but we are a far cry from throwing gays off buildings, public stonings for women accused of adultery, or simply beating a woman to death because someone said she threw a Quran away.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 11,989
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    how is what he said "rushing" to defend it? can you describe what "rushing to defend" even means, and why you think that anyone defending anything you disagree with to be "rushing" to do so?
    Because any time anyone makes any legitimate critical remark towards Islam... he attempts to rationalize it. Keep up.
    I have kept up just fine thanks. 

    so the same, inverse argument could be made about you: rushing to criticize. 
    T minus 9 days and counting..........
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 11,989
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    yeah, because homosexuals' biggest issue over the past 100 years has been not getting a job at Tim Horton's because of too much "flair". 
    Homosexuals in North America fare about as well as they do in, oh... say Saudi Arabia? Is this what you are saying? Or are you saying forget the progress we have made and focus on when we treated gays really poorly because the 'now' counts for not?

    We aren't perfect, but we are a far cry from throwing gays off buildings, public stonings for women accused of adultery, or simply beating a woman to death because someone said she threw a Quran away.
    oh jesus, here we go. yep, that's exactly what I fucking said. 

    for fuck's sakes. 
    T minus 9 days and counting..........
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849

    the Islamic faith and its followers certainly have some issues to address... but so does the West

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131015-iraq-war-deaths-survey-2013/

  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,000
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    how is what he said "rushing" to defend it? can you describe what "rushing to defend" even means, and why you think that anyone defending anything you disagree with to be "rushing" to do so?
    Because any time anyone makes any legitimate critical remark towards Islam... he attempts to rationalize it. Keep up.
    You may want to keep up. I haven't seen one reference to the Quran, which there would be if there was any ligitimate critique of Islam. I'm following along, and what I'm seeing is people parroting back fear based narratives that they are fed because they haven't done their own research on one of the world's major religions. 
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,113
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    yeah, because homosexuals' biggest issue over the past 100 years has been not getting a job at Tim Horton's because of too much "flair". 
    Homosexuals in North America fare about as well as they do in, oh... say Saudi Arabia? Is this what you are saying? Or are you saying forget the progress we have made and focus on when we treated gays really poorly because the 'now' counts for not?

    We aren't perfect, but we are a far cry from throwing gays off buildings, public stonings for women accused of adultery, or simply beating a woman to death because someone said she threw a Quran away.
    Are we?  Sodomy is still illegal in 14 states.  Matthew Shepard happened less than 20 years ago.  The US is not as progressive as we would like to think we are. 

    Also, ISIS 'reportedly' threw gays off roofs in Syria, not Saudi Arabia.  I'd like to see a citation there....
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  • ^^^

    Um, apostasy is punished by death under Sharia Law.  Enough to drive one batty wouldn't you think?

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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    edited May 23
    http://www.psr.org/assets/pdfs/body-count.pdf
    "This investigation comes to the conclusion that the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, i.e. a total of around 1.3 million. Not included in this figure are further war zones such as Yemen. The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware of and propagated by the media and major NGOs. And this is only a conservative estimate. The total number of deaths in the three countries named above could also be in excess of 2 mil- lion, whereas a figure below 1 million is extremely unlikely."

  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    how is what he said "rushing" to defend it? can you describe what "rushing to defend" even means, and why you think that anyone defending anything you disagree with to be "rushing" to do so?
    Because any time anyone makes any legitimate critical remark towards Islam... he attempts to rationalize it. Keep up.
    I have kept up just fine thanks. 

    so the same, inverse argument could be made about you: rushing to criticize. 
    No.

    It's not even close. What are you talking about?

    First... there's the big stretch trying to suggest anti government types like Breivik (who isn't even a Christian) and McVeigh are 'Christian terrorists'.

    Second... even if one insisted on believing these acts by these idiots were borne from Christian ideals... they are isolated events and separated by decades of time- hardly anything at all like what we are experiencing by radical Islam in terms of persistence and methodology.

    Even in the best case scenario for someone badly wanting others to 'have the perspective' that Islamic terror has its close rivals.

    Third... when someone suggests the nationwide treatment of women and homosexuals is abhorrent... an immediate response is to claim that 'Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on'... so, in other words, it's no different there than here. Which... is wrong.
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  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    CM189191 said:
    riley540 said:
    Why do we all act like Islam is a good thing? Have you seen how women in Islamic communities are treated? And homosexuals? Sure, believe what you want, but don't put down others. Women can't even show their faces or have any standing in society. :( it's not a good religion. Sorry, just being honest. And I'm not defending Christianity. 
    Why do we act like religion is good thing?  There are no good religions.
    Equality for gays and women is an area nearly every culture needs to make progress on. 
    Again... rushing to the defence of Islam.

    Stoning a woman to death who is buried chest high in the street because she was accused of infidelity (in front of a cheering crowd no less) is a far cry from not hiring one.
    yeah, because homosexuals' biggest issue over the past 100 years has been not getting a job at Tim Horton's because of too much "flair". 
    Homosexuals in North America fare about as well as they do in, oh... say Saudi Arabia? Is this what you are saying? Or are you saying forget the progress we have made and focus on when we treated gays really poorly because the 'now' counts for not?

    We aren't perfect, but we are a far cry from throwing gays off buildings, public stonings for women accused of adultery, or simply beating a woman to death because someone said she threw a Quran away.
    oh jesus, here we go. yep, that's exactly what I fucking said. 

    for fuck's sakes. 
    Well then what the f**k were you saying? You were getting at something.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849

    any candlelight vigils or facebook avatars for the 2 million Muslims killed by the War On Terror?

  • Thirty Bills UnpaidThirty Bills Unpaid Posts: 12,168
    my2hands said:

    any candlelight vigils or facebook avatars for the 2 million Muslims killed by the War On Terror?

    I understand their anger. I just disapprove of their tactics.

    With that said... and this might come across as a bit hypocritical... what recourse do they have? If some drone flew over my home, bombed it, and killed my daughter or son... I'd be looking for blood.

    I have no answer for the problems Bush et al created for us. I do know that the Afghanistan people smoked the Russians though and their resolve is admirably strong. How does this end?
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,883
    edited May 23
    my2hands said:
    riley540 said:
    I think the religious texts are all pretty fucked. But most Christian people deny the shifty stuff.


    you don't think most Muslims deny the shitty stuff? a few assholes speak for billions?
    Why not?  Plenty of people here want gun control based on a few assholes.  In fact many here have said you are only a law abiding gun owner until you aren't.  Same logic, no?
  • riley540riley540 Bellingham WAPosts: 635
    I love Pearl Jam. This band has helped me through some hard times, and assisted me in the best times. I don't always agree with Ed. But I have admiration for anyone who has an opinion and can artistically showcase it. I don't think there's one person on planet earth I fully agree with. I love seeing the diverse fan base and hearing everyone's different ideas and opinions. Just know that if I respond to people in disagreement, I'm never mad. I respect you all and you all have great things to add to the conversation. Progression begins with conversation, and Pearl Jam has allowed us this forum. So for that I'm thankful
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,113
    ^^^

    Um, apostasy is punished by death under Sharia Law.  Enough to drive one batty wouldn't you think?

    Working 2nd shift for a change, comrade ?
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    my2hands said:

    any candlelight vigils or facebook avatars for the 2 million Muslims killed by the War On Terror?

    I understand their anger. I just disapprove of their tactics.

    With that said... and this might come across as a bit hypocritical... what recourse do they have? If some drone flew over my home, bombed it, and killed my daughter or son... I'd be looking for blood.

    I have no answer for the problems Bush et al created for us. I do know that the Afghanistan people smoked the Russians though and their resolve is admirably strong. How does this end?

    everybody disapproves of their tactics, except for the EXTREMELY small minority they represent
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    mace1229 said:
    Almost no one has painted all muslims as terrorists. in fact, I see more anti-Christian comments on this forum than any other religion.
    Maybe by interpretation is wrong, but it comes across to me as defensive when in nearly every terrorist attack many hesitate, or even refuse to call it islamic terrorism. The Orlando shooting I remember reading comments on here saying it had nothing to do with Islam, but was anti-gay, even though he clearly had ties to radical Islam. It only took 2 or 3 posts on this topic before more than 1 person was saying don't blame radical Islam. I interpret someone saying don't blame an organization who is clearly at fault in the majority of these cases as defending them, and it is typically those seem people who decide to switch the blame to Christians and point out ever awful deed someone did who identified as Christian. There's a reason why any time you hear of a bomb in a train, bus, school or arena the majority automatically connect it to radical Islam. Although I'm sure there are more, I can only think of 1 or 2 major events in the last 20 years that killed dozens of people that wasn't tied to radical Islam.
    Now I'm not in the boat that says we can't solve this problem unless you call it what it is. I just don't understand why every time something does happen there seem to be those who chose to defend radical Islam (and not acknowledging it is defending it in my opinion) and pin Christianity as a bigger terrorist threat by pointing out 2 or 3 cases in the last 30 years where an offender happened to be Christian.
    first, no one, EVER, has defended radical islam. they have only defended islam. there is a difference. people merely state that calling it radical islam paints the picture to the ignorant that islam is to blame, when it is clearly not. radicalization in any form is to blame. are there oppressive and bad parts of the faith? yep. when people come back with "well so does christianity", it's not to deflect, but in an attempt to open the eyes to the hypocrisy. there are MANY things that are said in the bible that are ABHORENT. MOST christians don't practice them anymore. some do, but most don't. some practice the oppressive portions of islam. most don't. but the perception is still there that islam is evil. 

    second, many people on this forum (many have been banned) have stated very clearly their anti-islamic stances. 

    third, yes, there is anti-christian sentiment on this forum, but usually only as a retort to being confronted with some type of nonsensical judgement by a christian. 
    I would agree with most of that. No one has defending the actions of radical Islam, but some have denied it is a problem and a root to many of the violent acts and that is what I meant by defending it. I intentionally use "Radical Islam" to separate the radicals from the rest. Radicals, as everyone knows, makes up a very small fraction of Islam.
    I was going to argue the motivation behind the Christian comparison argument. I've seen plenty of posts where Christianity is brought up out of the blue and used as a negative label against people here, much like calling someone a communist was several decades ago. Which never offended me, kinda found it amusing actually.  But reading some other posts, you may have a point to that. 
  • CM189191 said:
    ^^^

    Um, apostasy is punished by death under Sharia Law.  Enough to drive one batty wouldn't you think?

    Working 2nd shift for a change, comrade ?

    Just stating facts is all.
    Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both ideas are overwhelming. AE
  • OMGkatwomanOMGkatwoman Posts: 3,215
    England just raised their threat level to critical, based on new evidence that another attack may be eminent, military has been deployed 
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