“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984. He sat back. A sense of complete […]
It’s a remarkable approach to defending the indefensible, and it’s hard to imagine Conway seriously believing her own rhetoric. It’s the closest I’ve ever seen a political figure come to […]
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white evangelicals lost any claim to morality this election. Never again can they claim the high ground or say a candidate is unfit for office because of their personal beliefs or […]
In 1998 Bill Clinton was embroiled in a scandal that ended with Congress attempting to impeach him. James Dobson (leader of Focus on the Family, an Evangelical “values voters” political […]
Donald Trump to the public: These are the greatest assets anywhere! Donald Trump to the government: These old shacks aren’t worth spit. He talked the tax board in las vegas […]
Recognizing that the prime directive of a cult is to convince your followers that your version of reality is the only true version and that all others are agents of […]
The proof? Just listen to what they say; look at the laws they are passing. To deny any individual basic human rights based on your individual beliefs is outrageous, unethical, and […]
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”: Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck
“if it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that wants the government to give them everything, so be it.” “the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”
Don Yelton was a precinct chair in the Buncombe County, North Carolina
“In the Hobby Lobby cases, five male Justices of the Supreme Court, who are all members of the Catholic faith and who each were appointed by a President who hailed from the Republican party, decided that a huge corporation, with thousands of employees and gargantuan revenues, was a ‘person’ entitled to assert a religious objection to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate because that corporation was ‘closely held’ by family members.
September 11, 2003.
IN THE NAME OF RELIGION
Three years ago today a group of men flew planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.
I just can’t accept anything if I don’t understand it; at least in as much detail as I’m capable of understanding. A fact is only a fact if it can be independently verified.
Making it illegal to make or sell meth and cocaine hasn’t stopped them from being made and sold. Making prostitution illegal hasn’t eliminated prostitution. Banning child pornography hasn’t stopped kids from being sexually abused. Making it against the law to run red lights hasn’t stopped people from ignoring them. Making driving under the influence a crime hasn’t stopped people from being killed by drunk drivers. So we should just repeal all these laws since the things they outlaw haven’t stopped people from doing them. That’s the logic people who oppose gun control laws are using.
Jefferson had no use for religious leaders and many times in his letters made it clear religion should be a private affair and and be kept out of politics and that the only way to know a person’s true religious beliefs was by how they lived, not by what they said.
“… the priests indeed have heretofore thought proper to ascribe to me religious, or rather anti-religious sentiments, of their own fabric, but such as soothed their resentments against … religious freedom. They wished him to be thought atheist, deist, or devil, who could advocate freedom from their religious dictations.
This may come as a shock to a lot of conservatives. Just one more example of the “Socialist” tendencies of the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson ranked Locke, https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/2006/11/thomas_jefferso.html) along with Locke’s compatriot Algernon Sidney, as the most important thinkers on liberty. (http://www.thefreemanonline.org/features/john-locke-natural-rights-to-life-liberty-and-property/) But he changed Locks words (“Life, Liberty, and Property”) to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. These letters to Isaac McPherson and James Madison explains why.
There are 2 kinds of people in the world:
One type are those who believe that the only purpose, the only reason, the only goal in life is the pursuite of the all-mighty dollar and that the only meaningful measure of success is the dollar and how much of it one can accumulate durring their lifetime.
The other type are those who believe that the purpose, the reason, the goal in life is to make life better and that the true measure of success is is wheather ones time on this earth has made it a better place to
As incredibly complex as is the human brain there are some species which have capabilities we humans lack. For many insects the visible spectrum exceeds our own. Some are able to see ultra-violet light.
Obama said it best when he said we are all in this together. It’s not about income redistribution, its about income fairness.
"It is what it is" is obviously true, but "que sera, sera" is not. I reject the idea that we have nothing to say about the future. We can not change the past, (although there have been many attempts to re-write history) but "what will be" is what we make it.
Hypocrisy: a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially: the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion
It is not simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches, it is the state of pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie.
“The only vice which cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
I was reading an article in the Wikipedia on Jewish philosophy at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_philosophy and the section far down the page at:
Traditionalist attitudes towards philosophy
which reads: Haredi traditionalists who emerged in reaction to the Haskalah considered the fusion of religion and philosophy as difficult because classical philosophers start with no preconditions for which conclusions they must reach in their investigation, while classical religious believers have a set of religious principles of faith that they hold one must believe. Most Haredim contended that one cannot simultaneously be a philosopher and a true adherent of a revealed religion.
This is a condensed summary of what Fundamentalist Christians believe.
There is only one God.
God is a Spirit. (That is he has no physical or material existence. [Unless he chooses to have one like when he “… became flesh and dwelt among us.”])
God is omniscient (all knowing [although he sometimes asks questions like “…
It occurred to me today that the Obama campaign is failing to address a very big concern of the voters. The voters of the country have lost all faith in government. His ideas and plans and policies are right but voters are not hearing from him what they are hearing form the other side and that is what is making them support McCain. McCain is constantly hammering home the idea that Washington is out of touch, Washington is corrupt, Washington is the cause of the country’s problems, Washington is the enemy of the people.