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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I'm sure it will go well, and you will find t all very interesting.

    We are taking a trip in Aigust outside of our usual Scotland-Switzerland rotation. While DH will go to Switerland for a family reunion, he's then meeting me in Prague. Then we are gong to Transylvania.
    Eastern Europe? Very cool!
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    I just got back from Israel late last night. While I was over there I also went to Palestine and Jordan.

    Very eye-opening experience to say the least...
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Can't wait to hear more after you get over your jet lag! Welcome back!
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    My atheism was profoundly deepened by my time in the Middle East.

    But I will say I could live very happily in Israel, even though it is a Jewish state. Israelis are very free -- they have gay pride parades, women wear string bikinis, people like to go out dancing at all hours, lots of bike paths, socialist healthcare, and I even saw some protests.

    Seems to be a free and open society.

    But Jordan and Palestine were depressing for several reasons, though Jordan was otherworldly in the landscape and beautifully so. Palestine was just depressing.

    My views on Israel and Palestine have done almost a 180 after actually going there. My views on Islamic Theocracies are deepened now after going to the Middle East.
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    Wait you didn't stand there and try to explain there is no god or how their beliefs are wrong, or help DJT cause middle east peace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Wait you didn't stand there and try to explain there is no god or how their beliefs are wrong, or help DJT cause middle east peace?
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Wait you didn't stand there and try to explain there is no god or how their beliefs are wrong, or help DJT cause middle east peace?
    Oh, I explained to everyone in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan how religion is irrational and how secular humanism is a better worldview. I went on and on and on about it too. I think the ripple effect of my monologues will definitely be peace and harmony throughout the Middle East within 5 years.
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    On my way to Israel their security agents put me through the ringer. I thought I was more mentally tough than I am because the interrogation actually rattled me just a little.
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraliteAngler View Post
    On my way to Israel their security agents put me through the ringer. I thought I was more mentally tough than I am because the interrogation actually rattled me just a little.
    You don't happen to have a beard and a swarthy complexion, do you UA??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lainey View Post
    You don't happen to have a beard and a swarthy complexion, do you UA??
    Very bearded, medium complexion. Why?
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