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LGBT+ friendly churches by lmfng in Charlotte

[–]Arva0006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Covenant Presbyterian is another option.

There might be a few southern baptist churches to avoid, but most of the churches I’ve visited have all been progressive leaning. That isn’t to say all of the individual members are perfect people (we all fall short of Jesus’s example) but from a doctrine standpoint I think you have a lot of options in town.

Anybody been to this restaurant? Is it good? by newsieNC in Charlotte

[–]Arva0006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go for the Szechuan! The fish in hot chili oil is phenomenal!

What is the "Pepsi Vs. Coke" of other industries? by TeamDodgy in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Does anyone actually defend the new Pyrex except the company?

Potential Future Resident With Questions by meyec in Charlotte

[–]Arva0006 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The answers are all relative to where you currently live.

The cost of living here is much lower than say New England or California, but higher than some other areas.

There are good and bad schools like in many cities. Depending on where you live, your results may vary.

Our local government has failed to plan for the cities growth over the last decade. They didn’t expand roadways before allowing thousands of apartment units to be built. They didn’t think through the development of thousands of apartments so the sewer system in areas is at 200% capacity with no solution in sight.

All of that said, it’s a good city, but depending on what you consider normal, it may be better or worse than you are used to.

Non-gun owners, what have you always wanted to ask a gun owner? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

One challenge in America as other have pointed out is that because of how large the country is, especially in rural areas you have police response times of 30 minutes or more.

A year ago a coworker in a major US city (several million people) got a call from his home alarm monitoring company that there had been a break in at his home. He immediately left work and drove 20-25 minutes to his home and arrived two minutes before the police officers. The alarm company had contacted the police before he even reached his car.

Knowing police resources are stretched so thin that this response time is to be expected and is not an outlier, many people feel the need to be prepared to have to protect themselves and their families if the worst comes to pass.

Every gun owner I know has expressed a hope that they never will need to use their weapon outside of a recreational setting (target shooting or hunting), and understands that guns aren’t a toy, or something you wave around to threaten others with. However they have accepted that they would be willing to use their weapon to kill another person posing an immanent threat to innocent people around them if there are no remaining viable alternatives.

LPT: If you need to drop a deuce while traveling by car utilize a Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn lobby facility. They are generally everywhere, clean and usually empty. If anyone asks (never happens) just play the “I’m in room 112” card, grab a banana on your way out and bounce. by umyninja in LifeProTips

[–]Arva0006 32 points33 points  (0 children)

The public restroom in the lobby is required by the building code in most(all?) states. You might find an employee getting upset, but because it is a public space (non guests can still order a drink at the bar, eat at the restaurant, etc) you are allowed to use the restroom and public drinking fountains.

Just be nice and the overworked, underpaid employee probably won’t care.

Most Overrated restaurant in Charlotte by Anthony2597 in Charlotte

[–]Arva0006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Either because you have to deal with service that makes the graveyard shift McDonald’s look like a fine dining experience.

It’s a shame because their pretzels and beer cheese are actually pretty good.

You can become $100,000 richer, catch is you get this money by taking $100 from 1,000 charities. No one would ever know, would you do it, why or why not? by Bonzai33 in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Clearly I pick charities supporting things I’m against. Next challenge is finding the charities supporting ISIS and the like.

Engineers of Reddit, what's something that's designed into a machine, solely because of the stupidity of human beings? by Papamje in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These typically are designed to save water. Commercial toilets don’t need to be flushed as often (while in use) as residential toilets since the water is at a higher pressure and the waste pipes are typically larger.

Also lots of these are smart enough to tell how long the user blocked the sensor. The thinking being if you block the sensor for under X seconds, you most likely only urinated, which requires less water to remove the waste and clean the bowl.

Also like you mentioned people “afraid of germs” or general assholes who don’t flush the toilet don’t leave as much of a mess for the next person.

Amazon and Lidl are creating upheaval for big Charlotte grocers, new report shows by WashuOtaku in Charlotte

[–]Arva0006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The bizarre thing is that I like Kroger and dislike Harris Teeter. My issue is that I can never find common items in their stores (that I believe are truly there and in stock).

Meanwhile at Publix if I cannot find a specific obscure brand of an item (I can always find the general type of food I’m looking for pretty quickly), I’ve had multiple employees stop and volunteer to help me search for the item. Once they even called the manager who confirmed the charlotte area stores didn’t carry the brand I was looking for; 2 weeks later, the south end store started carrying that brand.

Technically they did put the bike out of a walking path.... by Utopian_Pigeon in Charlotte

[–]Arva0006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If only the companies would stop littering our city with unwanted bikes.

1 1/2 years later... “Our product doesn’t last that long!” O_O by felicianh in funny

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800ppm of CO2 is safe.... they are lucky they didn’t get sued after claiming 800ppm of CO is safe.

ELI5: Why can we make machinery with extremely precise movements, but not robots that walk realistically? by TheGreatMontezuma in explainlikeimfive

[–]Arva0006 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I believe he was referring to the human brain consuming approximately 80W of power, separately from the energy used for other parts of the body.

[Serious] Trump supporters of Reddit: What will you do if Mueller indicts Trump? Will you accept the results of the investigation? by mama_mabel in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Provided with evidence of wrongdoing, I’d fully support the outcome of the investigation and him suffering the consequences of his actions.

A believe the American public’s responsibility is to support the president - even if he wasn’t your choice for president. As the same time, supporting be president doesn’t mean to blindly follow the president. The country should be more important than the single elected official.

Redditors who only upvote and never comment: Why? by KopfKrieg in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

In the spirit of this thread, in addition to giving you an upvote for saying what I would have said myself, I’m leaving this reply.

So why is the 2nd Amendment considered enshrined in stone, but the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th "flexible"? by drunkmonkey176 in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’d think they’d learn from google. If you ask nicely and in tiny print as a prerequisite to access something people want, they’ll happy give you permission to learn more about them than they know themselves.

TIL the Catholic Church has accepted Darwinian evolution as compatible with Christianity since 1950. by LinkFrost in todayilearned

[–]Arva0006 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I agree it’s unlikely that anyone would read it all if anyone even tried to put every detail on a page, however other major denominations address the issue specifically because it is a common question and to some, a major issue.

United Methodist church: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-the-united-methodist-churchs-position-on-evolution

Associate reformed Presbyterian Church (apparently there’s a few Presbyterian Church denominations): http://arpchurch.org/position-statements/

Lutheran Church: http://els.org/beliefs/we-believe-teach-and-confess/

And to clarify, I’m not disagreeing that there are definitely sizable groups that reject evolution, but I’d argue that the majority of Christians either don’t care enough about this issue to have a strong opinion or don’t see it as an issue where by accepting science, you’re rejecting Christianity.

TIL the Catholic Church has accepted Darwinian evolution as compatible with Christianity since 1950. by LinkFrost in todayilearned

[–]Arva0006 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Apologies, I’d missed the southern portion. You are correct they have a form of governance.

However unless I’m just missing it (I just did a quick search) they don’t comment on evolution or creation in their core beliefs.

http://www.sbc.net/aboutus/basicbeliefs.asp

TIL the Catholic Church has accepted Darwinian evolution as compatible with Christianity since 1950. by LinkFrost in todayilearned

[–]Arva0006 112 points113 points  (0 children)

There is no central governing body for the baptist church, and while there are some common beliefs shared by all baptist churches, evolution vs. Creation isn’t one of them.

As a result, as the previous poster mentioned, you’re likely just seeing a vocal few (even if it is an entire church congregation) that doesn’t necessarily represent the hundreds or thousands of congregations that have come to their own conclusions either as a whole, or on a person by person basis.

What do you wish was more socially acceptable? by CrowWithARose in AskReddit

[–]Arva0006 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is the norm in the public sector in the USA at least.