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The Taxidermy Industry / Re: Allowed or not ?
« Last post by Walks Again Taxidermy on Yesterday at 10:37:25 PM »
What you quoted is from the old testament. When Christ came, things changed as far as punishments and such although the message is the same. I hear Christian bashing everyday and in some cases I believe justifiably so, but in most cases it is ridicule for believing in a "made up god who is no more than a cartoon character" and that hurts. They are basically saying that only an idiot can put all their faith and belief in something that can't be seen or scientifically proven. That is what all people do when they trust a theory of  .... and it is only when that theory is proven and no longer is a theory, they are vindicated for that belief.
I'm going to omit all your preaching and address the specific points that you attempt to make in my reply...

What you quoted is from the old testament. When Christ came, things changed as far as punishments and such although the message is the same.
Why do Christians say "That's old testament" as though God changed his mind when Jesus was born...  I might remind you that Jesus said, "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. -Mathew 5:17-19.  So I ask you, as a Christian, how do you square this with your excuse, "When Christ came, things changed"?

Would you rather I post divisive verses from the New Testament?  Or would you have an excuse in that case too?  I can find a few for you in order to keep this post as short as possible while not missing the point.  This one is arguably the most divisive, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me. -John 14:6.  So basically if you don't believe in Christ then you can't go to heaven, this sets Christians apart from non Christians.  But there are plenty more such as, "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." -Mathew 18:15-18.  Or, "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.  If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds." 2 John 1:9-11.

I hear Christian bashing everyday and in some cases I believe justifiably so, but in most cases it is ridicule for believing in a "made up god who is no more than a cartoon character" and that hurts.
When you base your beliefs on faith you will inevitably be ridiculed by people who don't share your faith.  That's the great thing about using evidence instead of faith, you can actually base your conclusions on something.  If someone is to ridicule you when you are basing your beliefs on the evidence you can actually show them how they are wrong.  This is contrary to faith, where they would have to take your word for it.  If people didn't criticize bad ideas for fear of "hurting" the holder of the idea, then you do no credit to the holder of said belief.

"They are basically saying that only an idiot can put all their faith and belief in something that can't be seen or scientifically proven. That is what all people do when they trust a theory of  .... and it is only when that theory is proven and no longer is a theory, they are vindicated for that belief."
Why would you use faith to decide the truth of any matter?  Faith is what people use when they lack a good reason and evidence to hold a belief.  This shows your lack of understanding of the word theory when it is used in the context of science.  A theory is the graduation point in science.  You start with an observation, form a hypothesis, test the hypothesis and eventually, if the hypothesis holds to experiment and peer reviewed scrutiny, graduates to a theory.  There are many theories in science such as, the theory of gravity, germ theory, the theory of evolution and so on.  If you don't think these are a "fact" as you put it then you are just wrong.  These theories are "the most robust explanation of reality".  And sadly none of the ideas are found in the book that was supposedly dictated by the creator of the universe.  This book is lacking both on the nature of reality and the moral judgments that we established over time.  It is just a fact, our holy books are antiquated in both knowledge and morality.
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The Taxidermy Industry / Re: (POLL)Masters division at the world show
« Last post by Taxiserv on Yesterday at 10:25:03 PM »
There is also an original sculpture category
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Don't believe everything - or anything - you read ... especially on the internet ... and most especially regarding this particular case.
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For Sale / Re: Kudu cape
« Last post by Shawn73 on Yesterday at 10:04:34 PM »
Yes I prefer paypal
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The Taxidermy Industry / Re: Allowed or not ?
« Last post by buckfever/louisiana on Yesterday at 09:42:42 PM »
LOL. OK every one. lets all agree with little cry baby here. we don't want to hurt his little fillings. :'(

Yep,  He would throw a tantrum if I had the topic deleted.   
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The Taxidermy Industry / Re: (POLL)Masters division at the world show
« Last post by Amy on Yesterday at 09:29:16 PM »
Im voting yes for sculpted by competitor. This woulnt leave anyone out as there is the professional division for those without the time, skill or resources to make their own mannikin. When it comes to the MASTERS division, I do feel it would even the playing field. Why require cast parts to be all original but not a mannequin?
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Bird Taxidermy / BOTM August 2015
« Last post by Fin'n'Feather on Yesterday at 09:27:02 PM »
Thanks for posting everyone, ideas, ideas, ideas!
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Bird Taxidermy / Re: BOTM August 2015
« Last post by Fin'n'Feather on Yesterday at 09:26:31 PM »
Managed to snap a couple pictures. Finally doing some commercial mounts now that the wholesale is done.
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#1, LIST IT IN THE FOR SECTION.  #2 DON`T ASK IF LEGAL ON HERE,  INSTEAD E MAIL, DON`T CALL YOUR STATE DNR AND ASK THEM.  KEEP THE RETURN ANSWER IN WRITING.#3  ASL USFWS TOO,SAME WAY. #4 GET SOME PICTURES TO POST WITH YOUR AD.

Thanks Bob, can you tell me what ASL USFWS means?
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The Taxidermy Industry / Re: Allowed or not ?
« Last post by tem on Yesterday at 09:04:18 PM »
LOL. OK every one. lets all agree with little cry baby here. we don't want to hurt his little fillings. :'(
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