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How many religions do we have? I know we have a lot but I know just only one is True! and every one have to follow it. but which one is it?

only one with reason...u know it's not jock! It contains our future!

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There are a lot of Religions, but Islam is the true religion and other religions false, God says in Qur'an:
19. Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the (proofs, evidence, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account.

20. So if they dispute with you (Muhammad) say: "I have submitted myself to Allah (in Islam), and (so have) those who follow me." And say to those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and to those who are illiterates (Arab pagans): "Do you (also) submit yourselves (to Allah in Islam)?" If they do, they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, your duty is only to convey the Message; and Allah is All-Seer of (His) slaves.

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hm...As I know there are many denominations in Islam...such as Shi'a and sunni
and why these denominations established?!
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Well potato, in history class I was taught that the shi'a and sunni were made back when Muhammed died the shi'a (i think its them not the sunni) thought that Ali, Muhammeds grandson was the only person who could rule, but the sunni thought that anyone who followed Muhammeds teachings could be caliph. That was the beginning i dont know the difference now a days.
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I will write you the main points of difference between Shiites and Sunnis:

1- Sunnis do not claim any one with God , while the Shi'a claim Ali and Fatima and al-Husayn.

2. Sunnis saw full Quran and archives of increases and decreases, and the Shia say this Qur'aan typeface and minus. And the Qur'an in the basement with (the Mahdi).

3- Sunnis like all Sahaba and Ahl al-Bayt, the Shia cursing Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, and accused the mother of believers Aisha with the most heinous charge.

4. Shia consider the 12 imams are made of God's light. They see their preservation, and they own the formative State. (I mean in the universe).

We ask Allaah to guide us all.
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There are about 4,200 religions in the world. However, there are only 5 largest religions, which have the largest number of followers. There is no particular religion that everyone is supposed to follow. Every person need to have his or her religion or is supposed to decide on the religion that he wants to follow without being forced by someone else.

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I know but only one of them is the best....I want to know what is that?
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There is no god. Live your life without the fantasy stuff. It's easier.
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What if there be another life?!?!?!
just 1 percent maybe another one (I know exactly is)....! Then what do we have to do if we don't prepare for it?
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what feels like the most reasonable, logical choice to you?

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the religion that have the logical answer for all my Questions!
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well what are your questions?
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I said everything! what is the best decisions in every time?
what is Good to eat? what is Good to do? what is Good to say? and what is not to? EVERY THING
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you cant decide this for yourself? you need someone to dictate what you can and cannot eat? do you really need someone to tell you what is right and what is wrong? believe and trust in yourself, not some fairytale. religion = people trying to explain things that are easily explainable though science and education. you want to know where people came from, take a class on biology and anthropology. you want to know how the universe works, take a class on physics. one thing that every religion has in common is that eventually it will be replaced with something different and the old religion will be known as mythology.
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So...there must be one religion that have not conflict with science and educations!!!
this is what I need! and also I'm pretty sure that this religion is existed! I wanna follow that!
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sorry buddy. most religions were conceived before humans had a basic understanding of the world. sadly, they are based on erroneous, easily refutable fairy tales. do some research on agnostic beliefs or something more spiritually based instead of a monotheistic religions. good luck to you.
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sorry for my plenty of long questions :D but I found it!
I've found something that have the basic understanding the world and in addition have advanced understanding! That's Bible but it's for Islamics!
I've just wanted to know your answers about it...sorry
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oh my... ok, well.
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let's start religion from one man(a human = male,female,transgender), 2 humans, 3 humans... a thousand humans .. becomes humanity.

Religions are just like countries , countries are divided by land and water to govern and rule. But the land is one. The water is one.

There are good and bad people in all religions. no religion is good or bad. Religion is by people, people are not by religion

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Disagree!
u say that all religions have one content!
but as u see there are difference between all of them!
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there is different content in all of them. what i am trying to say is that when we are all humans why do we have different religions?

consider pigeons.

is there an islamic pigeon? or a christian pigeon? or a hindu pigeon?
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yes but this is so general! I want the religion contains all our life! have answer of all our questions in life!
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:) it has to be general. it needs to be for everyone and everything, else how will it answer all questions in life? Many people have found the answers you seek. i have found the answers you seek. I asked these same questions. I tried telling people what's what and some about life. What i understood is that the journey to the answer is more important to people than the answer itself. so my dear friend the answer will present itself to you when you are ready to bear the weight of it. cause one needs to have certain level of understanding and wisdom to bear it's weight. like an engineer can understand complex maths but a kid from school will have trouble at the same. all the best for your journey. bless you :)
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Religion is a state of believing in some thing you don't have to see and rule your life by if your religious. There are so many religions so the religion your in if any and your morally good I believe being morally good is the answer to eternal life no matter what religion your in if any. God made the life to live and help the living or otherwise he maybe wouldn't taken the time.

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Nobody has to follow what you believe, I'll continue my faith in Jesus and you believe what you want to, but we have no right to force anyone to believe in anything that they don't want to, this is America and last time I checked it was a free country

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why nobody doesn't agree with me that only one belief is true??? the only one that the Real God want us?
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I don't have a problem with you believing your God is true, because I believe my God is the true God, but i have a problem with the part where you say "everybody has to follow" we have freedom to choose what we believe
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yes I mean "the creator want us to follow" not we are under pressure or forced to follow by other humans!
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Oh, I apologize I didn't understand your question,... anyway I hope you find what your looking for, and that God reveals the answers to all you questions
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it is the one which can comfort everyone's heart in the end, otherwise, all religions will have to die out.

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I want to know WHAT IS THE BEST and can comfort every one's heart?
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maybe none of the current religions can comfort every one's heart. i won't follow any religion in our world, i follow my heart, i do something which is right in our society. if it is not right in our society, it is also not right for me.

i believe what i see and what i have experienced, and make it my own knowledge after thinking.
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when i follow my own heart, i won't get lost in my life, but if i follow something else, i would have to be misled in my life.
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see...many of my and your questions are out of experiences and knowledge...
so what is your answer of "what established the world?"
u may say the world is made of a dense thing (Big Bang theory)... so what made that dense? or u may say another answer and I ask what made them all?!? as u can see at the end u and any body else have not my answer!
As I know every true and real religion have a bible... I want the bible that contains answers of those Questions!
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i don't think it is necessary and possible to search the origin of life, and we have so many things which need to be done in our society to make our lives better. we are not able to know everything, and we have to start to take care what we can see and what we can really do in our society.

religion is harmful if it tries to make us to belief something directly even we are not able to find the facts to support our belief.
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Religion means some set of beliefs and cultures. It's a legacy. and i have faith on my religion and i truly believe in my hinduism.

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So why Hinduism?
Does it contains all your Questions?
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Hinduism is very flexible, no need to go to the temple, no need to worship god. we can worship any god in the world.
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hey....!
c'mon u name this Flexibility?!?!?!
what is that?!? So it's not religion... such a atheist man...and not more...
what do u think? u can worship an idle...means the idle created u? Unreasonable....
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Hey Potato2, we believe that god is everywhere, means god is nature to us, god is hope to us. whatever things are helpful to mankind, we shall worship them, it can be idle, stone or tree...whatever. god means hope & help, god gives hope to move forward. God bless u kid.
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Why would you trust any of us to tell you which religion is the best? We have different opinions as to which is the best, and you'd have to choose between us. You might as well choose between the religions instead of figuring out which Ask.com user knows the truth. Personally, I think you're out of luck either way. All religions are bunk.

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If you wanna follow something true,don't look out for any religion ,just go after your heart in the way of seeking TRUTH with your full heart,mind and soul and surely you will find it..all the best for your future.......

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not always work!
I want that bible that have the answers! and also make my mind and heat to think and follow!
this means not only me! ME and MY CRATOR
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okay.....JESUS is our creator and creator of everything...ask for his forgiveness and he is the only person who died for our sins....and after that assurance follow him
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m...u may not like to discuss...but in y opinion a God never make himself a human like...and also will not die in the end by cruelty...and also trinity can not convince me...'cuz three Gods together is against of mind...
unlike we can discuss more if u have time for that...
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okay.....human life is so precious,and God knows the value of life,TRUTH won't change its form whether you believe it or not....GOD is true and JESUS came down for us to die for our sins because he loves us....and he loves us so truly tat's the reason he died for us...moreover i don't like to discuss it further..i'll pray for you...MAY GOD BLESS YOU
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The true one is "ISLAM" but I am not forcing you it's your choice!

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So why? I said with reason???
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If you want to save your soul, you need to need to know Jesus. Read the Bible.

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OK OK...I've read the christian bible and also have read jewish 's and muslim's too!
The Bible , Torah and Quran !
have time to discuss?
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And also I know Jesus better than u! I may convince u or u may...have time?
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Christianity has the most followers out of all the religions then Buddhism. I'd say those two religions are the best ones to follow.

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have time to discuss?
1: the second most follower is Islam (including 21% of people in the world and buddhism just 6%)
2: not always most followers means best...
3: the christianity is including catholic, protestant and etc. that every one are so different.
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I'm not trying to argue, but thanks for the offer. I know what I'm talking about. I looked it up.
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Isn't crazy how the word religion is mentioned and everyone has something to say wether negative or positive ... search the meaning of religion first

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take it easy I mean faith , religion....c'mon...!
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many of users agree with Islam....what's your opinion?
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There maybe many but i can name few of em: theres catholic, christian, buddhist, presbyterian, etc... No matter what they are they all talkin about one god... Amen

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we can't simply skip our destiny and choose then follow one religion accidental...!
And not all of them talk about one God...some of them believe on trinity (also is against of mind)
and also many people agree with Islam, what's your opinion?
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I respect if you disagree... But you cant skip your destiny what im tryin to say is we are all born with diffrent religions and in this world is one big mixed and based on my understanding and observation... We follow what we used to its our choice what you want to become... I am not against whatever religion you are in... Dont you know whats the meaning of "Allah" it means GOD... So for me all religion are the same they just labeled it with their own version of names.. But for me Catholic are the most influential religion of all even all over the world... Thanks
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( 125 ) And who is better in religion than one who submits himself to Allah while being a doer of good and follows the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth? And Allah took Abraham as an intimate friend.Quran (4:125)

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Religions or denominations? People seem to mix these up.
There are 21 MAJOR religions that include around 95% of the worlds religious adherants. The other 5% is covered by a few thousand other lesser known regional and cultural religions
If you mean how many Christian denominations then world wide there are over 40,000 different denominations. 5000+ of those are in the US.

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No just religions...and I want to know what is contains all human's questions
most of people say Islam...
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Christianity and Islam are at the top of the Major Religions list. Christianity is first with Islam closing in fast in second place.
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How can you say 40,000 and 5000+ and still believe?
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Wrong catholic are most influential and most rampant religion of all second are christian and third in the rank are islam.... If you base the population of catholics around 7 continent of the world let say lets start with north america (canada) 70% are catholic. United states of america maybe 60% are catholic. Latin america 100% are catholic, in European countries are 100% are catholic, africa 40% are islam 40% christian 20% catholic... Mid eastern countries 100% islam... Asian countries 60% buddhist 20% catholic 20% christian... Philippines 100% are catholic.... Austrilia 100% catholic christian islam.... So total all in all catholic are most influential then chriatian then islam but no matter what there is still one god of every religions we represent.. The creator of heaven and earth etc..... Ty ;)
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Catholicism is somehow NOT Christianity, scurski?
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You seem so sure one has to be "true" yet you don't know which one it is. Hmmmm. What if none are? You'll have to decide for yourself, because the only specific answers you'll see will be someone telling you it's their religion.

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Yes I'm absolutely sure about it! and also have reason for it!
I believe in God and I know he would never leave his slaves! So certainly he has sent the guidance too! I want that guidance...and up to now many users agree with Islam with reasons...! what's your opinion?
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Did you say slaves? Sorry Potato, we part ways here. In my humble view, which in no way is intended to denigrate yours, there is not nor has there ever been presentable evidence of any gods, and I certainly have no intention of living this life as a slave to anyone, to include invisible, unproven sky gods. I wish you well on your quest for faith, there is much to draw upon.
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There are thousands of thousands of religions, I personally think its absolutley ludicrous to name one religion the 'true' religion, but other people will call theirs 'true'. I am atheist and looking into Buddhism.

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And I will not agree them
I want reason...also don't believing nothing is more ludicrous.
Random establishing world and not believing in God is against of mind....!
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Big Bang, Buddhism is, at least to me, fascinating. I don't worship as such, but its doctrines are quite profound.
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Well that's a good question. I'm sure you would agree that true religion is identified by its teachings and practices.—Matthew 7:16, 17. Here is what the Bible brings out:

God’s servants base their teachings on the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16,17)
Those who practice the true religion worship only Jehovah and make his name known. ( Matthew 4:10)
God’s people show genuine, unselfish love for one another. ( John 13:35)
True Christians accept Jesus Christ as God’s means of salvation. (Acts 4:12)
True worshipers are no part of the world. (John 8:36)
Jesus’ true followers preach that God’s Kingdom is mankind’s only hope. (Matthew 24:14)

I hope this helps you!

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your reasons of The bible are a little close to Quran (muslim's Scripture)
but as I read Quran have more powerful reasons and structures!
Have u ever read Quran that strongly answer me? I've read Quran , Bible , Torah (jewish Scripture)...
Quran is more attractive for me between all these scriptures...
For example nobody can't clam that Quran is distorted...'cuz muslims have a huge amount of reasons for that!
also they have just one Scripture named Quran but Christians have a lot more (Timothy , John , Matthew and more...)
The other reason that is more attractive is that Quran sent after all them...
plz...I want your opinion...do u agree with me or not?
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And here is why there is war in the Mid East!

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c'mon...we don't fight...I just wanna understand which one is best?!
I want to see who have more reason for his or her opinion.
consultation is not fight....
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Politics and religion the true starters of war!
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Test them by Gods standard, the Holy Bible, and prayer, God will always lead you to the proper path.

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what is God standards? why Bible?
why not Torah? or Quran?
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If you prefer you could use the Tanakh, which includes the Torah. Which if you check you will find it to be the Old Testament of the Bible.
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Surprise surprise, the Christians use a Jewish Scriptures, and worship a Jewish God, will miracles never stop happening.
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None.

The sad truth is that they are all sold to you by liars and con men profiting from global misery. War is all that belief in god brings and I'm proving it to you every day. Whether its your god or his god- they all bring the sword and none of them truly want peace. We find ourselves convicted to god and against our neighbor because in truth, if there is a god, he wants to watch us hurt each other.

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I don't think peace is very profitable. And that's what all this boils down to. Profit.
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If we could make peace profitable we'd be on to something.
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Do all religions lead to God? Actually they do. All but one leads to His judgment. Only one-Christianity-leads to His forgiveness and eternal life. No matter what religion one embraces, everyone will meet God after death (Hebrews 9:27). All religions lead to God, but only one religion will result in God's acceptance, because only through His salvation through faith in Jesus Christ can anyone approach Him with confidence. The decision to embrace the truth about God is important for a simple reason: eternity is an awfully long time to be wrong. This is why right thinking about God is so critical.http://www.gotquestions.org/so-many-religions.html

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There are too many. Did you see Aux? 40,000 denominations of ONE FAITH?? This is practically proof positive that no religion can be right. If ANY faith was the one true faith, something like 75-95% of people on earth would follow it. And yet faith branches. There are more branches today than there were yesterday. They can't even settle on a single denomination!

When looking for truth (the actual truth, not religion's fake Truth), you find the opposite. Science goes looking for facts and we get closer and closer to a proper representation of reality. Lots of different ideas on how the dinosaurs went extinct existed, but as we got closer to the truth, all the less successful theories disappeared. Thousands at the beginning, over time resulted in a handful today.

With faith, a handful of religions at the beginning, over time resulted in thousands of religions today. This is not something that happens with anything factual. Not even close.

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Verily I say unto ye, brethren, that though ye seek the way to Heaven through false religions, yet all may lead to the one true faith. For as, in times long gone, all roads led to Rome, so now all paths lead to the great Trattoria in the Sky where his Noodliness prepareth a banquet for the faithful.

Saved and sinner alike are welcome at his table for he is not a jealous God. All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

R'amen.

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Mmm. Spaghetti sounds good right now. Hey! It's Friday!
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...not for you, though... :-(
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Nah. It's a BBQ for me today and not a plate of pasta in sight. I hope His Noodliness will excuse my lapse.
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I meant that it's not Friday for you.
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I KNEW somebody would bring up the FSM in answer to this question.

But really, what other answer could there be?
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Just back from lunch and YAY !! there was a side dish of penne.

And JohnO: What other answer indeed?
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I fed my son some Maruchen tonight, for he's not feeling well. Told my wife I'd fed him some "R'amen noodles"...don't think she noticed.
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That's why we shouldn't let women become Pastafarian Priests. They just don't get it.
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This post was giving me a headache! I'm glad you had a great response - as always!!!!!
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Hi Win, and thanks.
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Well hello to you, and you are most welcome :o)
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