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Welcome to the Dollhouse! ħumanUser talk:Human 11:06, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

thanks. Some parts of the Hitler article made my finger itchy, so i signed uup after reading here for about a year. Gmb (talk) 11:09, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

I'll try to help proofread your additions. Nice to have you around, thanks! ħumanUser talk:Human 11:11, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Great, thank you Gmb (talk) 11:20, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Welcome!, or in Japanese, ようこそ!-- 忍者  N I N J A A A H ! ! ! ! ! 10:59, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Sysop[edit]

You have been made a sysop. I am not sure why I did so or whats so great about it but your a good lad so well done anyway. Ace McWickedNecron99 21:22, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

You sure that this is a good idea? ;) Gmb (talk) 21:41, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
I am not sure any idea I have ever had was good. Ace McWickedNecron99 21:44, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, the computer you describe on your userpage certainly is awesome. I want one myself, but my wife doesn`t allow it. Gmb (talk) 21:50, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

church and stuff[edit]

Are you German? If so why didn't you adopt the name GmbH? (Sorry, if that's a lame joke.) Also why are you "legally still a Roman Catholic". Do you have to get a court order to stop being one? Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 23:08, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

GMB is stolen from Bud Bundy (Grand Master B), my initials are MB, and when I signed up it seemed funny...
And for the catholicism thing: it`s simply that I am from a very religious family, my grandparents would have a heart attack if I left church. It`s just a matter of respect. Gmb (talk) 08:09, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
But it's not a "legal" thing is it? You don't have to register your religion with the government? Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 11:49, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Hey, we`re talking about Germany. We may not have invented bureaucracy, but god be dammed if we didn`t perfect it. Nearly every detail of my life is registered somewhere, including my religion. If I want to leave the catholic church, I don`t tell a priest or bishop, since the catholic church doesn`t allow you to leave anyway, but go to the Standesamt (registration office, the same office that handles births, deaths, marriages etc.). This way, my legal status changes to "konfessionslos" (without a confession), allthough the RCC still considers me a catholic. The main difference, besides a changed entry in my ID, is the fact that I don`t pay Kirchensteuer (church taxes) anymore.Gmb (talk) 17:19, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Struth! I never realised it was like that. So are these church taxes taken by the government to give to the churches and what sort of rates are we talking about - fixed or income dependent? Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 18:19, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
I understand that you can deliberately provoke your own excommunication from the Catholic Church by going into a church and yelling that you do not believe in God, which is a violation of canon law. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 18:26, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
It`s income-based, and only "officialy accepted" churches (or better "religious communities") get money. Wikipedia can explain it better than I do: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_tax#Germany
And for the second: excommunication does NOT mean you`re no longer a member of the RCC. The RCC can not expell anyone, it can just deny you the holy sacraments. Again, Wikipedia can help you better than I can: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excommunication#The_Catholic_Church Gmb (talk) 18:39, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

German humour...[edit]

Thanks, it's well written and very good for a first article. It's been merged with Germany (the article not the country) and "German humour" (the article not the real life thing) is now a redirect to Germany (the country not the article the article not the country). SJ Debaser 18:05, 17 August 2009 (UTC)