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2012-07-06 10:01:58 AM  

Waldo Pepper: where in the Christian Bible does it state that today's believers should sacrifice their first born?


Surely you know the story of Abraham and Isaac, don't you?
 
2012-07-06 10:02:15 AM  
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2012-07-06 10:03:05 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Waldo Pepper: where in the Christian Bible does it state that today's believers should sacrifice their first born?

Surely you know the story of Abraham and Isaac, don't you?


And surely you know that God was only testing Abraham and never intended for him to go through with it?
 
2012-07-06 10:05:10 AM  
FTFA: Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, a Texas A&M University graduate in 1993, was killed during a training exercise at Fort Bragg on June 28. During a safety briefing in North Carolina, Lt. Col. Tisdale was shot and killed by a fellow soldier who committed suicide.

That was some safety briefing.
 
2012-07-06 10:05:56 AM  

fluffy2097: Have you told her to shut up because she is not to speak?

Have you told her that she is breeding material and nothing more?

If you haven't you're not keeping her feet firmly planted in what the bible says.


I said "reality", not "what the bible says." The bible says that "God" was so irresponsible he left his two beloved children alone with an agent of Satan, then banished them in a fit of anger for doing something they had no idea was "wrong", having no knowledge of good and evil. As I've said many a time before, I expect better of a deity who expects to be worshiped.
 
2012-07-06 10:06:13 AM  

Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: I'm remember watching a TV news story about a Marylyn Manson Concert being protested. First they interviewed the chruch folks who were protesting the show, who sounded like Raving Lunatics, going on about make believe stuff like the Devil and Hell, and how the concert should be banned, etc..... Then they spoke with one of the freaky goth's waiting in line for tickets. He spoke eqouently about how this country has free speech and how the church was free to express themselves however they felt. Was a strange juxtaposition.

Tolerence vs Intolerence.

wait, did they sound like raving lunatics because they were talking about something that you don't believe in, also keep in mind the news media can edit any tape to make one party look crazy and another sane. It is quite possible that out of all the interviews done at the concert who ever edited the story wanted to make the protesters look like "raving lunatics" so they found the few (that are at all protest) and picked those to show and found the few well spoken ones (again who are at any event being protested) and picked those to show.

No matter what you believe or what side of any issue you pick, choosing to stereotype off how others are shown/printed in the news media is not wise.

Just relating to you what was shown. Would imagine that it was edited, but the line of kids waiting for the concert were well behaved and relaxed vs the protesting Church people. You don't want to be shown in a bad light, don't act like idiots. I'm not a Maryln Manson fan by any means, but don't frankly care if someone else wants to go to his concert. I also realize that the sample is not representative of all Christian's.

then why mention it, heck half those kids were probably stoned LOL.

someone posted a video from comic con on here and I would assume a good portion of the people shown holding up signs and dressed in costumes are more than likely atheist or not Christian but I s ...


If Christians didn't want to be ridiculed treated with skepticism they would quit doing things worthy of ridicule and skepticism. They believe in burning bushes talking, zombies, pedophilia, incest, systematic rape of women, murdering people for wearing 2 different cloth types at the same time, the list goes on and on.

They earn every ounce of ridicule they get just by virtue of their holy book. The only problem is they don't even read the damn thing so they don't get why people would be skeptical of them.
 
2012-07-06 10:07:01 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: And surely you know that God was only testing Abraham and never intended for him to go through with it?


Of course. *And* I also understand that Abraham was so naive, he thought the voices were real.
 
2012-07-06 10:08:14 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: HAMMERTOE: Waldo Pepper: where in the Christian Bible does it state that today's believers should sacrifice their first born?

Surely you know the story of Abraham and Isaac, don't you?

And surely you know that God was only testing Abraham and never intended for him to go through with it?


Your god is pretty farked up, dude.
 
2012-07-06 10:09:30 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Lol. I can just see you picketing some funeral with that stuff written on a sign with a smug smile on your face.


Picketing funerals does nothing. Everyone you want to get your message to is to upset over the old embalmed bit of carbon they once knew being put into the ground.

Best to give them their space. Permanent changes require plenty of quiet contemplation on the part of the person giving up or accepting an imaginary sky friend.
 
2012-07-06 10:10:24 AM  

harbingerofdoom: FlyingLizardOfDoom: The ad for RON PAUL radio at the end uined what was otherwise a very good article.

the entire article was ruined because of an unrelated ad at the bottom of a page?

it must really be hellish inside your mind.


*snert*
 
2012-07-06 10:11:40 AM  

Waldo Pepper: You mean the one where no human was sacrificed?


What kind of douchebag commands A father to kill his only child (under the threat of burning in eternal hellfire) as a joke?

Is this a holy book or a frat house hazing manual?
 
2012-07-06 10:12:59 AM  

publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right?

Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.


It's not about protecting the church, it's about protecting a family's right to grieve in peace without being harassed by a group of assholes.

/atheist
 
2012-07-06 10:13:37 AM  

Lorelle: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right?

Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

It's not about protecting the church, it's about protecting a family's right to grieve in peace without being harassed by a group of assholes.

/atheist


I agree

/Calvinist
 
2012-07-06 10:14:23 AM  

Lorelle: It's not about protecting the church, it's about protecting a family's right to grieve in peace without being harassed by a group of assholes.

/atheist


Concurred.

/Buddhist/
 
2012-07-06 10:14:31 AM  

optikeye: The sooner everyone starts to simply ignore these people the better.


So they shouldn't have formed the human wall?
 
2012-07-06 10:16:55 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Lorelle: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right?

Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

It's not about protecting the church, it's about protecting a family's right to grieve in peace without being harassed by a group of assholes.

/atheist

I agree

/Calvinist


I agree

/Calvin
 
2012-07-06 10:18:20 AM  

LostInTO: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Lorelle: publikenemy: Why bother? It's a church they're protecting. Why protect a church Fark atheists? Let them all be stupid right? Why not mock the Lt. Col., and all the people worshipping at the church. After all, they are stupid believers of the great spaghetti monster in the sky right?

Am I doing this right? Funny how y'all pick and choose when to make fun of Christians.

It's not about protecting the church, it's about protecting a family's right to grieve in peace without being harassed by a group of assholes.

/atheist

I agree

/Calvinist

I agree

/Calvin


Besides, the early church played just one big game of Calvinball, right?
 
2012-07-06 10:18:37 AM  
Sounds like they got trolled into standing outside on a hot day...
 
2012-07-06 10:19:16 AM  

publikenemy: pssshhhaawww...you all miss the point. I'm not one to talk. If there's anyone not goin to a possible heaven its me. I don't go to church, I've been to prison, I've contributed to an abortion, I believe in gay marriage, I believe in the separation of church and state..

...but the one thing I can never understand, and I admit this is left over from the other thread that I was late to, is why I saw so many comments insulting and mocking people who are religious. It always goes right to that. It starts as a discussion of separation of church/state then goes to severe hate. If it were severe hate agains....well...it would never go that way with anything else.

And don't say "well no one else force feeds their shiat down my throat"...BS...wake me when someone forces you into a church. No one is making me go.


What a mixed list you gave us.

I don't go to church = GOOD
I've been to prison = BAD
I've contributed to an abortion = BAD
I believe in gay marriage = GOOD
I believe in the separation of church and state = GOOD
 
2012-07-06 10:20:12 AM  

Notabunny: Not a really a "wall"

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Tick reference on the play. Immediate first down.

/+1 to you.
 
2012-07-06 10:20:38 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: HAMMERTOE: Waldo Pepper: where in the Christian Bible does it state that today's believers should sacrifice their first born?

Surely you know the story of Abraham and Isaac, don't you?

And surely you know that God was only testing Abraham and never intended for him to go through with it?


I've always had a problem with that story. The last time I taught, I just came out and said to the kids "I've always had a problem with this story. Does anyone else have a problem with this story?" I stood back and let them argue over it.
I've formed a half-baked theory that the story of Abrahams' near sacrifice of Isaac, or perhaps the way the story is presented and taught, is partially responsible for our societys' ever willingness to send our sons to war. It is as though we are internalizing that our boy children are for sacrificing.

I stepped down from teaching religious education, but I discussed my idea with a couple of people who continue to teach. One of them was interested enough to retell the story to the Junior High class and ask them questions like "What is a different way this story could of went? What is a different way this story could have ended? What else could Abraham have done? What do you think Sarah would have had to say about this event? Do you think the story has a meaning? If you do, what do you think that meaning is?"

I wish I'd thought of approaching the story in that manner. I try to remember that sometimes the questions are more important than the answers, but I don't think I ever taught a religious education lesson with so much creativity and thoughtfulness. The volunteers we have now are just outstanding.
 
2012-07-06 10:23:28 AM  

Waldo Pepper: wow and your atheist leaders in history are so well behaved and tolerant


The difference being that I don't worship them as supreme beings. You god is seriously farked in the head.
 
2012-07-06 10:26:00 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Waldo Pepper: wow and your atheist leaders in history are so well behaved and tolerant

The difference being that I don't worship them as supreme beings. You god is seriously farked in the head.


Well, think about it. How would you be if you lived for an eternity and the only action you were able to get was some 14-year-old girl in the backwaters of the Jordan River valley?
 
2012-07-06 10:26:33 AM  

Waldo Pepper: such a idiotic argument to say Christians believe in doing some of the horrors in history. the Bible is a complete book and like our own life the later books/years overshadow the things from our youth.


Which brings to mind another pertinent question: If "God" was so all-knowing, why did Jesus need to re-write the biblical laws? No more sacrifices. No more "eye for an eye". It's almost as if "God" had to become more civilized to maintain relevancy as mankind became more civilized. Not the hall mark of an all-knowing deity.
 
2012-07-06 10:28:11 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Waldo Pepper: such a idiotic argument to say Christians believe in doing some of the horrors in history. the Bible is a complete book and like our own life the later books/years overshadow the things from our youth.

Which brings to mind another pertinent question: If "God" was so all-knowing, why did Jesus need to re-write the biblical laws? No more sacrifices. No more "eye for an eye". It's almost as if "God" had to become more civilized to maintain relevancy as mankind became more civilized. Not the hall mark of an all-knowing deity.


"I have not come to replace the law, but to fulfill it." He didn't rewrite anything. Just reinterpreted it, like any good lawyer.
 
2012-07-06 10:28:19 AM  
iq_in_binary:

The only problem is they don't even read the damn thing so they don't get why people would be skeptical of them.


Man-oh-man is this true. It is amazing how often I find myself (an athiest) explaining the allussions to and relevence of biblical stories that show up in modern day media to people who claim to be christian.

...and somehow, even having not interjected a single personal commentary, I usually get the "Why have you read the bible if you don't believe in it.....so you know your going to hell right?". I just respond that I've read Harry Potter as well.

How come I never get that from my Jewish and Muslim accquaintences?
 
2012-07-06 10:28:23 AM  

MmmmBacon: While ignoring them might work to some degree, the WBC have always found new tactics to employ that allow them to force their message on the rest of us. When the LGBT community ignored them, they started protesting military funerals, for example. If they are ignored there, the WBC will just start protesting children's funerals, or at Little League games (Stealing second base infects little kids with The Ghey, you know), etc.

WBC knows how to push buttons, and if you take one away, they will just push another. And anyway, people of good conscience should not simply ignore Evil when presented with it. Evil such as the WBC should be actively resisted, exposed whenever they crawl out from under their rocks, and not allowed to succeed in any way.


your plan to replace the suits and skirts of WashDC, this I would like to see. are we going to have formal Boondock Saint groups or will people be working on their own to rid the landscape of those who live their life outside of the law? how shall we handle the scores of NJ Diner owners who make the lives of single mother waitresses miserable by pressing them into sex to keep their jobs? there are so many wrongs to right. we should start a list. we could start by lynching a crapload of Roman Catholic Church figures that molested children, and their management that made it possible for them to continue doing so. i have some special ideas for people who abuse animals, they will be the Kritters little projects that will linger.

there is much greater evil than the WBC all around you and i doubt you are doing shiat about any of it.
 
2012-07-06 10:28:33 AM  
cdn2-b.examiner.com

Powerful image. Great photography. Wish I had taken it.
 
2012-07-06 10:29:50 AM  

Lunaville: I wish I'd thought of approaching the story in that manner. I try to remember that sometimes the questions are more important than the answers, but I don't think I ever taught a religious education lesson with so much creativity and thoughtfulness.


To be honest, religion is all about suppressing and/ or avoiding the tough questions. That's exactly why I had my falling out with it, despite being raised within the church.
 
2012-07-06 10:31:45 AM  
I can't understand how they've gone this long with no one just going postal and opening up on them.
 
2012-07-06 10:32:38 AM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: "I have not come to replace the law, but to fulfill it." He didn't rewrite anything. Just reinterpreted it, like any good lawyer.


What does that even mean? Sacrifices were expected. He supposedly did away with all of that. You were expected to marry your dead brother's widow. He did away with all of that as well. Not to mention doing away with "You shall not suffer a witch to live." All he supposedly "fulfilled" was prophesy, not the law.
 
2012-07-06 10:36:32 AM  

Waldo Pepper: so reading from American history, we believe in rape, slavery, keeping down the poor, over throwing our government, assassinating our Presidents, ...the list goes on


Well that stuff wasn't exactly written into the constitution and purposed as a THE guide to proper and moral living...ya know, like some publications are.
 
2012-07-06 10:37:12 AM  

HAMMERTOE: FlyingLizardOfDoom: "I have not come to replace the law, but to fulfill it." He didn't rewrite anything. Just reinterpreted it, like any good lawyer.

What does that even mean? Sacrifices were expected. He supposedly did away with all of that. You were expected to marry your dead brother's widow. He did away with all of that as well. Not to mention doing away with "You shall not suffer a witch to live." All he supposedly "fulfilled" was prophesy, not the law.


But only if they weigh as much as a duck, right?
 
2012-07-06 10:37:30 AM  
Hey, it works. WBC is ignoring the protesters, and getting all the press.
 
2012-07-06 10:38:00 AM  

Waldo Pepper: doesn't change the fact that


Kinda does, actually. We don't worship murderous psychopaths, while you do exactly that. The rest of your rant is kinda moot once that distinction is made clear.

But have fun. Maybe your god will reward you by trying to trick you into killing a family member or something. I'll be over here with all the terrible people who recognize that that's both insane and evil.
 
2012-07-06 10:38:42 AM  
Well, as usual, this thread has turned into another us vs them wonk and the central point that the members of WBC are a bunch of ignorant assholes - is lost under a pile of horseshiat.
 
2012-07-06 10:38:52 AM  

Waldo Pepper: iq_in_binary: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: I'm remember watching a TV news story about a Marylyn Manson Concert being protested. First they interviewed the chruch folks who were protesting the show, who sounded like Raving Lunatics, going on about make believe stuff like the Devil and Hell, and how the concert should be banned, etc..... Then they spoke with one of the freaky goth's waiting in line for tickets. He spoke eqouently about how this country has free speech and how the church was free to express themselves however they felt. Was a strange juxtaposition.

Tolerence vs Intolerence.

wait, did they sound like raving lunatics because they were talking about something that you don't believe in, also keep in mind the news media can edit any tape to make one party look crazy and another sane. It is quite possible that out of all the interviews done at the concert who ever edited the story wanted to make the protesters look like "raving lunatics" so they found the few (that are at all protest) and picked those to show and found the few well spoken ones (again who are at any event being protested) and picked those to show.

No matter what you believe or what side of any issue you pick, choosing to stereotype off how others are shown/printed in the news media is not wise.

Just relating to you what was shown. Would imagine that it was edited, but the line of kids waiting for the concert were well behaved and relaxed vs the protesting Church people. You don't want to be shown in a bad light, don't act like idiots. I'm not a Maryln Manson fan by any means, but don't frankly care if someone else wants to go to his concert. I also realize that the sample is not representative of all Christian's.

then why mention it, heck half those kids were probably stoned LOL.

someone posted a video from comic con on here and I would assume a good portion of the people shown holding up signs and dressed in costumes are more than likely athe ...


The American people don't worship their country's history. Christians worship the bible. That you can't find the difference there just goes to show how out of touch with reality Christians are. Couple that with their tendency to be extremist, their penchant for hate crimes and terrorism, and their complete disdain for civil discourse and people need little more justification for lumping Christians in with any other radical group.
 
2012-07-06 10:40:20 AM  

Waldo Pepper: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Waldo Pepper: wow and your atheist leaders in history are so well behaved and tolerant

The difference being that I don't worship them as supreme beings. You god is seriously farked in the head.

doesn't change the fact that Atheist love to preach tolerance but gee put them in power and watch them kill all those who are religious.

see you guys have it easy, when someone commits a crime and belongs to a religion, quite often it is report, "well joe was a good church goer never thought he would do this"

but if this information is not report, the media never reports, "well joe is an atheist and as one we never thought he would do this"

so I think from now on when I read or hear about a crime being committed and there is no reference to the person's religion I will assume that person is an atheist and if the person who the crime was committed against is a Christian I will consider it a hate crime.


I live with my mom needs to be more subtle
 
2012-07-06 10:43:32 AM  

JackieRabbit: Well, as usual, this thread has turned into another us vs them wonk and the central point that the members of WBC are a bunch of ignorant assholes - is lost under a pile of horseshiat.


By ignoring the WBC and just doing this instead, aren't we actually behaving exactly the way everyone always says we should by not engaging the whackjobs regarding their whackjobbery?

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Well, think about it. How would you be if you lived for an eternity and the only action you were able to get was some 14-year-old girl in the backwaters of the Jordan River valley?


I think he just went crazy on bath salts one night and then had to make up a quick religion to reverse-justify everything he did that night.
 
2012-07-06 10:45:25 AM  

Waldo Pepper: iq_in_binary: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: Waldo Pepper: LostInTO: I'm remember watching a TV news story about a Marylyn Manson Concert being protested. First they interviewed the chruch folks who were protesting the show, who sounded like Raving Lunatics, going on about make believe stuff like the Devil and Hell, and how the concert should be banned, etc..... Then they spoke with one of the freaky goth's waiting in line for tickets. He spoke eqouently about how this country has free speech and how the church was free to express themselves however they felt. Was a strange juxtaposition.

Tolerence vs Intolerence.

wait, did they sound like raving lunatics because they were talking about something that you don't believe in, also keep in mind the news media can edit any tape to make one party look crazy and another sane. It is quite possible that out of all the interviews done at the concert who ever edited the story wanted to make the protesters look like "raving lunatics" so they found the few (that are at all protest) and picked those to show and found the few well spoken ones (again who are at any event being protested) and picked those to show.

No matter what you believe or what side of any issue you pick, choosing to stereotype off how others are shown/printed in the news media is not wise.

Just relating to you what was shown. Would imagine that it was edited, but the line of kids waiting for the concert were well behaved and relaxed vs the protesting Church people. You don't want to be shown in a bad light, don't act like idiots. I'm not a Maryln Manson fan by any means, but don't frankly care if someone else wants to go to his concert. I also realize that the sample is not representative of all Christian's.

then why mention it, heck half those kids were probably stoned LOL.

someone posted a video from comic con on here and I would assume a good portion of the people shown holding up signs and dressed in costumes are more than likely athe ...


I see your Soviet Union and raise you the Crusades, the Nazis, every attempted Genocide outside of Africa and most of them within, every act of terrorism with a significant body count, etc.. Don't try to sell me the idea that atheists are the violent ones, Stalin did away with state Atheism, and instated the Church, and killed far more people than Hitler. Is that the example you're trying to use?
 
2012-07-06 10:46:26 AM  
Where is the right wing outrage over these assholes? I mean, they wrap themselves in the flag and pretend they love the troops more everyone else, where the hell is all their righteous indignation?
 
2012-07-06 10:47:28 AM  
I think the article would have been best served if they just wrote about the alumni wall to honor the deceased, and didn't mention WBC at all.
Give them no recognition period.
 
2012-07-06 10:50:36 AM  

penguinfark: [cdn2-b.examiner.com image 640x428]

Powerful image. Great photography. Wish I had taken it.


FALSE. White dude with dreds is always terrible in every context.
 
2012-07-06 10:51:01 AM  
Westboro Baptist Church, the Hiding-out as a non-profit Law Firm of Agents Provocateur for Money.

Wonder whether they translate the bible's Tzedakah as Justice or as Charity.

Wonder how the actual Baptists from Baylor Law School think about them picketing a football rival. But by then it would be nap time.
 
2012-07-06 10:56:08 AM  
I was at the funeral. WBC put out a press release saying they were coming, a common tactic with those guys. About a 1000 people showed up ( Patriot Guard, bikers, and Aggies ) and formed a wall around the church. It was quiet, respectful, non-politcal, and sad. The man's family came out and personally thanked everyone for their caring. WBC didn't show, but this is also one of their go-to moves.

Yes, WBC should be totally ignored, but that will never happen. A lot of good people came out to try and help the family bury their loved one in peace. I see no problem with a public demonstration of human decency. Beats the alternative.
 
2012-07-06 10:59:13 AM  
I think it's funny as an Aggie, we call ourselves "former students" not "alumni"
 
2012-07-06 11:01:46 AM  
If the entirety of the WBC membership was to burn up within the church itself, I would not shed one tear.
 
2012-07-06 11:05:15 AM  

texanjeff: This is not the thread I was expecting.

Don't understand all the haters.


This is Fark. Aggies are uncool here. lol
 
2012-07-06 11:05:20 AM  
I still don't get how making an arse out of yourself at a private funeral that has nothing to do with you falls under protected speech.
 
2012-07-06 11:09:02 AM  
What I'd like to see happen to the WBC is a kind of gentleman's agreement among all American journalists in which the group and its' members are declared proverbial unpersons. Under the terms of said agreement, neither the group nor any of its' members exists from a media point of view. If they show up to protest something, all photographs of the event should be tastefully shot or even altered to show the counter-protest only, and the name of the group or its' goals is never to be mentioned again except as 'a certain unpleasantness.'

There could even be a special convention of style where news editors used pictures of adoptable kittens from local shelters or something pasted over the protesters and their signs in the photographs, so everyone would know what KIND of 'unpleasantness' was being not-mentioned and instead of discussing the unpleasantness itself, everyone could discuss the kitten pictures. Small boroughs and large cities could even hold a modest competition, in the weeks before expected unpleasantness, to find the cutest kitten pictures and organize the most elaborate counter-protests, and in events when no unpleasantness appeared, newspapers could then run triumphant articles about the groups that came together for the funeral or whatever, then include a single line at the end: "Those gathered had been prepared for unpleasantness, but there was, happily, none whatsoever."

It'd be like FDR's wheelchair, the way the Amish shun people or the treatment of anyone Stalin 'disappeared.' With total media silence, there will very soon be no chance for unpleasantness to have any effect whatsoever. I don't believe there's a precedent allowing anyone to sue a newspaper for NOT mentioning them at all, and it wouldn't so much be censorship as an agreement between the American people and its' fourth estate that none of us want to hear anything more about the recent unpleasantness and we'd all very much prefer to see united communities and cat pictures.
 
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