I guess they are better off dead on the beach than tattooed on the lower backs of Alabama girls.
Do you suppose that the "love of god" is as condescending and judgmental as you are?
It must be nice to feel sorry for those of us who are going to burn for all eternity because we don't believe in your magical guy in the sky. You all choose to go for this "I'm praying for you because you just don't understand what you are doing," approach. Here's the truth, most who have opted out of your belief system know more about what we are doing than you do about what you are doing.
It's like the old saying, "Figure out why you don't believe in thousands of other gods and you'll figure out why I don't believe in yours."
As an Air Force vet, I can tell you that the cost of flyovers is minimal. Pilots are required to fly a certain number of training missions each month, and the flyovers count towards that total.
It is absurd that the paper would even print the ACLU comment. That is offensive to anyone with any decency. It also shows a real problem in society as people no longer want to have civil political discussion, they just want their opponents gone at any cost.
I am all for printing ideas that I disagree with, but this is nothing more than blind hatred. The TFP should be ashamed.
"It's a movement, not a 'party'"
Maybe the best description of the Tea Party that I've ever seen. It certainly reminds me of a type of movement.
"You are accepting the same argument that the communists use to abolish religion. In reality, social engineers do not like the competition from religion, especially wrt a moral framework. In order to accept collectivism you have to accept that taking from one to give to another is just. A more rational way to look at redistribution is that it is legalized theft. They (you too?) REALLY don’t like the thing about not coveting your neighbor’s property, since to covet is a prime tool in their philosophy."
While your theories are fascinating, they seem to have no basis in fact. My issue with religion (all of them) is that they also have very little basis in fact. Religion is used as a means to control those who are not bright enough to think for themselves. In regards to my coveting of my neighbor's property, unlike your fellow sheep, I don't reject parts of your commandments. I reject your entire book.
RELIGIONS seem to be the cause of most trouble in this world.They just can't accept the fact that not everyone believes as they do.And it makes them paranoid & causes them to go bananas.
"This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values, and anybody who says any differently is wanting to rewrite American history."
Rhonda Thurman is appallingly dim. The fact that she is continually re-elected by the people of Soddy Daisy says all that needs to be known about any of them.
Based on her continued idiotic responses to, well everything, it seems as if she hasn't read history the first time- much less the "rewritten version."
This country was founded on freedom, and not just for one group of religious zealots. Our founders knew what they were doing when they decided to keep the church out of state business.
Where to begin?
"Soddy Daisy High Students do not need to be with out God in there life,"
What about in here life?
"I don't think that one or two people should have the right to band it from everyone else."
But what if it's a really good band, like the Beatles? Would a rubber band be ok? How about a marching band?
"I also don't think that a place in another state should be able to tell us what we can do in our own state. The Atheist group that has sent this to our school board, needs to stay out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Because sometimes you just can't say it with 12 exclamation points.
"They don't even live in the state of Tennessee. So what right do they really have here.." Because we refuse to be a United state, we are our own country.
"But if one chooses to move to the "Bible Belt" than you should be respectful of the people that have been here for decades. Chattanooga is part of the Southern Bible Belt and has been for a LONG time. You should have known that before you decided to move here. If you have always lived here, than it's your own fault for not moving elsewhere that is a little more religiously diverse."
You know what else used to be a part of the Bible Belt?
Slavery, and that wasn't right either.
Simply because something has been done in the past, that doesn't make it the correct way to do things in the future. Contrary to the views of those who don't stick their head out of the trailer park, it's a big world out there and you are a part of it, like it or not.
"We've always done it this way," is no longer a valid excuse. You have been wrong and change has come. As The General says, "you might as well lay back and enjoy it."