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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:59 PM

Toronto curling league breaks down religious barriers

Published 52 minutes ago
Leslie Scrivener

As faithfully as Sabbath candles on Friday evening or church bells Sunday morning, dozens of clergy meet weekly to practise a spirited form of interfaith dialogue.

It’s called curling.

Most are from the United Church, but there are sprinklings of Lutherans, Presbyterians, Anglicans, Jesuits and a handful of rabbis and cantors. Some are in their 30s and a few older than 80, and several have shared the ice for decades.

The members of the Greater Toronto Interfaith Curling Club don’t talk theology on the ice, says Rev. Bert Foliot, a Jesuit priest and Rector of Regis College at the University of Toronto.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1289435--toronto-curling-league-breaks-down-religious-barriers

Video at link. There can never be enough curling videos.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:53 PM

1. Love it! I live for curling.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:41 AM

2. And why would those barriers even exist

and NEED to be broken down in the first place, if religion didn't foster so much hate and division among people?

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:58 AM

3. Yes the residue of racism, ethnicism, colonialism, nationalism, imperialism and competing economic

systems are inherently religious. It's so obviously simple.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:28 AM

4. Did I say that THOSE barriers don't also exist?

Of course not. Your implication that I did is just more of your habitual dishonesty. You really can't help but just make shit up, can you? And of course when it comes to wrongs, you don't do soundings..except when you do.

The article YOU posted and headlined is concerned with RELIGIOUS barriers, and that's what my reply was directed at. If you'd like to deflect from your own point with more apologetics and more "lots of other things are just as bad as religion" nonsense, feel free.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:36 AM

6. Speaking of habitual dishonesty, you mentioned only religion.

Someone has to be stupid or dishonest to imply the historical separations of peoples is religious at the core.

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Response to rug (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:35 PM

12. Your OP was about religion

The article was about RELIGIOUS barriers. Do you need that explained a third time? Or was the article you posted as superficial as you're accusing me of being? I didn't post it, and I NEVER implied that the separations between people are solely religious. I said that RELIGIOUS barriers wouldn't need to be overcome if religion weren't so divisive. But you know that, despite the fact that you're sure to lie about it again (and then argue that your habitual lying is "extraneous")

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:33 AM

5. Whatever happened to bowling? Cute little article. Glad it works for them.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:38 AM

7. Yes, it is a cute little article.

One that has caused our microscopic friend to resort to all caps.

Maybe I can find an article about little old ladies who crochet scripture sayings. I can imagine the outcry.

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Response to rug (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:54 AM

8. “She shops for the best yarns. She enjoys knitting and crochet.” Proverbs 31:13

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Response to cbayer (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:10 PM

9. If you do we can talk about my bumper sticker.

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:13 PM

10. Do you seriously have that on your car?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:24 PM

11. Lol, no.

I didn't even know the proverb until you posted.

I do though have SpongeBob stickers all over the back window thanks to my kids when they were younger.

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Response to rug (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:37 PM

13. Lets just says that lies need to be pointed out

and yours need a heck of a lot of pointing out.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:41 PM

14. I can count on you scottie.

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