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  1. job macrumors 68040

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  4. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I saw one on a teen-oriented website, and it said something like 'I never knew it was so easy', and it was for viagra......:eek: :eek:
     
  5. cb911 macrumors 601

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    job, what site was that at?;) it does seem a strange ad though...:confused:

    and what could possibly be wrong with teens that they need viagra? isn't that going for the completely wrong target market?
     
  6. tazo macrumors 68040

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    exactly! that is why it was so funny to see an impotence ad on a website for teens....
    especially all things considered ;)
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I keep getting E.Mail ads for Viagara at least once a day. It's suprising that the government hasn't shut these sites down. It a drug regulated by the FDA and you need a prescription from your doctor. There are many risks with this medication that medical supervision is needed. Death can result from Viagara!
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    yeah... there's a big market for counterfeit drugs... either not the proper dosage or not even the same medication,

    I'm guessing job saw the ad on MacRumors. There are some odd ads that rotate in.

    arn
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    You can't get much odder than that one ;)

    Nasty - and then the whole issue of knowing she shaves.....:p

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  10. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I've heard that increased sperm volume can make sex a more pleasurable experience for both parties involved. I heard this from a place selling "natural" products to increase sperm production, natch. :rolleyes:

    Slightly off-topic, I had a dream the other night that we all get put in a Matrix (but different from The Matrix) at age 17 and taken out at age 25 so we can all have sex while it's good without the threat of STIs. :D
     
  11. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    You wont have to worry about getting STD's if you tell girls that dream;). Seriously though, USE A CONDOM, they really work!

    --Waluigi
     
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    Condoms only go so far, I'm afraid. It's still possible to get certain STIs despite condom usage.

    I'm waiting until I'm married to have sex, regardless. It kind of goes along with being a Christian. That said, I think comprehensive sex education (i.e. abstinence AND birth control combined) is the best way to reduce the teen pregnancy rate and STI rate. I know about one in six people ages 16 to 27 have a STI and I seem to remember hearing teen pregnancy rates as high as one in ten teenage girls.

    It's important to remember that the only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy and STIs is to abstain from sexual contact entirely. Still, kids will have sex regardless of whether they know about birth/STI control or not, so it can really only help.
     
  14. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    That is simply untrue! I'm a Roman Catholic, and believe me, I'd be going to hell if that was the word of God. You are almost 20 years old....I think it is time for you to think about this issue, and make up your own mind, and forget the bull ***** they might have shoved down your throat back when you were a kid (I certainly had my fair share).

    Church doctrine can be wrong from time to time...I mean, it was only in 1992 when the Catholic Church admitted they were wrong, and said that the Earth DOES revolve around the sun.

    "All right then, I'm going to hell" was said by huck finn because he thought he would go to hell if he helped Jim, a black man, escape to freedom, because at the time, the church thought that was immoral, and wrong. God thinks differently then the church. Go out, and have sex, and enjoy yourself....and use a condom!

    Good Luck getting laid man!

    --Waluigi
     
  15. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    If you think I blindly follow everything the church tells me, you clearly know nothing about my position on a fair number of issues. I stick to the Bible when I search for my doctrine, regardless of what the church I belong to tells me.

    In the example you cited from Huck Finn (was that from Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer? I forget), clearly the church in question forgot this, from Leviticus 19.33-4: "When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God."

    It happens. I make no pretense that the church is perfect and amazing and never does wrong. I think that the church as a whole is doing a lot more things wrong than right. Hopefully I'll be able to help change that as a minister.

    That said, I'm sticking to my guns in the case of premarital sex. I do not challenge the church just for the sake of challenging the church. It seems to me that this course of action just makes sense. I avoid unwanted pregnancies (condoms don't have a 100% success rate, you know) and avoid passing STIs on to my future wife. Not only that, I don't have any regrets over the past.

    Take a look at Romas 14, where Paul tells the Roman church, "But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean." While the specific example regarded the consumption of meat , the message is clear: while some things are very clearly wrong, others are subjective and based on what God has placed on the heart of the person in question.

    This point is further illustrated in Acts 15.28-29: "'For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay no greater burden on you than these requirements: You must abstain from eating food offered to idols, from consuming blood or eating the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. If you do this, you will do well. Farewell.'" The letter was regarding some men not sent by the apostles who were telling everybody they must be circumcised or they would not be saved. The letter showed that all believers have freedom from sin in Christ in that they don't have to sin, not in the sense that all things are now OK to do.

    Edit: What about I Corinthians 6.18? "Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does." Many other versions of the bible render the Greek term here translated as "sexual sin" as "fornication". According to Webster's dictionary, one of the definitions of fornication is "sexual intercourse between unmarried people" or even "all sexual intercourse except between husband and wife". Sounds like a reasonable Biblical defense for my position.

    My apologies for such a long post, but the issue of "Church Doctrine v. the Bible" is very important to me.
     
  16. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I actually saw it on Appleinsider.

    There were a lot of others too. :eek:
     
  17. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Ouch...I guess the Holy Spirit won't be too pleased with me and mine, then...As a Hindu, I commonly do exactly this. First, we make an offering to what you call an "idol." I don't like that connotation, and prefer to consider it a corporeal representation of an ethereal being, an image that represents God. Well, after offering it to God through this image, I eat this now sacred food, prasadam, myself.

    It is my opinion that neither the Bible nor any other religious document, including those that are sacred to my religion, is perfect. No document handed down by human tradition remains unstained with the imperfections of that humanity that holds it sacred. The above is an excellent example. I imagine that that command is a direct slight against the Pagans that populated a great part of Europe at the time, a sort of spur to send the Christians on a self-righteous conversion spree.

    I think that the most important thing about religion is to sift through the rhetoric and get to the essence.

    I've been told enough times that I'd be going to Hell by people who can only see these specific differences between our religions. But when you get down to it, religions tend to be pretty similar. Their differences are usually cultural ones, that I imagine have little import to God.

    Personally, I don't see why there couldn't have been multiple prophets. Clearly, you wouldn't throw an Indian in the middle of the Israel and ask people to believe that he was sent by God. Similarly, placing Christ in India or China or South America wouldn't have been as effective. Plain and simple marketing it is, as I see it.

    But oh well, to each his own. I fear that I've already gotten into a religious debate--and we all know where those end up.
     
  18. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't have put it better myself!

    --Waluigi
     

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