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bush-168 karma

  1. The media very rarely speaks about Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), so what is it like to live under their rule in comparison to living under ISIS? Are they as extreme and violent as ISIS? I noticed women living under HTS do not have to wear burkas or cover their faces.

  2. Do you think ISIS might regain territory again and revive their physical caliphate?

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Thanks. How much support do you think ISIS actually has among Sunni Muslims in Syria and Iraq? One thing I was surprised and disturbed by was recently seeing several young Syrians on Facebook posting ISIS propaganda or posting photos of ISIS flags. Is this a tiny minority, or do a lot of Sunni civilians in Syria/Iraq actually feel loyalty towards ISIS?

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How has being a Parsi or Zoroastrian affected you personally or professionally? Does it shape your idea of being kind?

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If you read Romans 1, it says God made people gay as a punishment for idolatry (and other sins). It's similar to other parts of the Bible where God hardens people's hearts and causes them to sin in order for them to be punished and sent to hell. Just because people don't choose to be something doesn't mean it's okay in Christianity.

And on the topic of Leviticus, it explains the way you 'love' your neighbour, and it's to tell them their sins will send them to hell. Leviticus 19:17 says "Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him". The implication from this passage is thus: if you do not rebuke your neighbour, you hate your neighbour in your heart.

I'm not Christian anymore and don't really care if someone's gay, but it seems dubious to pretend the Bible either has a passive or friendly attitude towards homosexuality.

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He already wrote in the description that due to the nature of the party it was assumed she wouldn't be underage.