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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 05:02:22 AM »
It is probably illegal, but consider the benefits of them wallinh themselves away.  Most enclosed societies are committing socioicide.
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Offline trdsf

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 09:11:49 AM »
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...socioicide.
Ooo.  I like that word.  If that's your own neologism, it's a good one.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 09:17:35 AM »
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Ooo.  I like that word.  If that's your own neologism, it's a good one.

All mine, on the spot.  I kinna like it too.  I may rent it to George Will though.
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Offline trdsf

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 09:25:57 AM »
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All mine, on the spot.  I kinna like it too.  I may rent it to George Will though.
Only suggestion: 'sociocide' flows better than 'socioicide', at least to my ear and tongue.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 09:52:21 AM »
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Only suggestion: 'sociocide' flows better than 'socioicide', at least to my ear and tongue.

Good to me.  The second version of a GREAT IDEA is always a bit better than the first.  And who am I to criticize my GREAT IDEA!?
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Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 10:39:11 AM »
I think the Methodist Church owns all the land in this community.  Whomever buys a house does not own the land, just the structure.  That fact may doom the lawsuit.

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 11:16:44 AM »
Sociocide, that's the path.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 12:08:11 PM »
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I think the Methodist Church owns all the land in this community.  Whomever buys a house does not own the land, just the structure.  That fact may doom the lawsuit.

That's where lawyers earn their money.  Creating arguments among themselves for fun and profit... 

It seems unlikely that you can own a house but no property (access to the house requires land, etc), but association rules can say any damn thing they want until struck down by a court.  This could get very interesting.
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Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 12:22:04 PM »
Good thing this isn't anti-muslim or anything...
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Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 01:19:57 PM »
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Good thing this isn't anti-muslim or anything...

If this was a Muslim enclave in America that excluded ownership or transfer of property to Christians certain people would be outraged.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 01:58:44 PM »
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If this was a Muslim enclave in America that excluded ownership or transfer of property to Christians certain people would be outraged.

I do suspect you might be on to something there...  And imagine what would happen if it was an atheist landlord enforcing such ungodly rules on the RIGHTEOUS!
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Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 02:04:26 PM »
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If this was a Muslim enclave in America that excluded ownership or transfer of property to Christians certain people would be outraged.
We have Mormon enclaves already. Technically "Christian" because what's-his-name wasn't stupid, but a revealed religion of dubious nature anyway.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2018, 03:20:19 AM »
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We have Mormon enclaves already. Technically "Christian" because what's-his-name wasn't stupid, but a revealed religion of dubious nature anyway.

But what legal rights do they have for religious exclusion?
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Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2018, 05:25:06 AM »
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But what legal rights do they have for religious exclusion?
No more than anyone else, of course. Just pointing out that exclusionary groups will bunker down to avoid contact with the real world.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Town where only Christians can buy houses
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2018, 07:37:26 AM »
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No more than anyone else, of course. Just pointing out that exclusionary groups will bunker down to avoid contact with the real world.

That's what laws are for.  And they should be applied.
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