:If god does not propose to judge a man until his life is over, WHAT DIVINE RIGHT EMPOWERS YOU TO DO SO?
:Paraphrased, Samuel Johns
If he was there Ikeithlu, at least we know where he got his acid.
I reiterate a question I posed earlier. Why this need to pray in public? Didn’t your own Christ tell you that it gives you no reward other than getting to look or feel pious in front of other humans? Not a single Christian has addressed this point so far, likely because they don't know how.
Did you really go to church to 'hook up' Ikeithlu? Was it 'Our Lady of Mammalian Protuberances'?
He he he - I knew it (“practicing Atheist”) would come up.
How often have we heard the patently absurd proclamation: ”avowed practicing Atheist”, as if it’s another religion?” Well Conservative, maybe it is - the same way that creationism is a science, god grants us free will (but will be punished severely for using it) or Islam is a religion of peace; In other words – when language no longer has meaning.
Atheism is a belief/religion? Really?!?! Who do we worship and who’s going to smite us if we don’t? And to that effect, a country with freedom ‘OF’ and ‘FROM’ religion shouldn’t tacitly condone belief in fairy tales or obedience (public prayer).
Atheism doesn’t take childish offense over trivialities. It doesn’t protect sex-offenders, nor treat women like chattel. There are no ‘secular’ schools teaching atheism to children as a belief system. Nor does atheism require anyone to tithe part of their income to keep a few contemptuous flimflammers in comfort. So you see it could never begin to qualify as a religion.
People like Conservative, Caddy and some others commenting here see an evil, dark, atheist nightmare where religion has been crushed and if we’re not careful, transform into immoral savages - or liberals. But the fact of the matter is this; the greatest believers are the greatest tyrants. This is especially true of Islam.
~[If the freedom rather than the tyranny of faith is to better the world, then the betterment lies in the hands, I think, of the unbelievers.] ~Carl Clinton Van Doren
At any rate, I take my stand with them. Any Day!
Wonderful Clay. A true Bennett classic.
Christians (Muslims even more so) remind me of tooth decay. You can brush & brush but they are always there, working to dismantle the strength of reason with fantasy and mumbo-jumbo until finally a visit to the dentist is warranted. This time the Supreme Court patted the complainants on the head and sent us on our way. Next time might be a root canal, or, if they had their druthers (Christians et al), take away our tooth brushes altogether and begin the extraction of separation.
I am always puzzled why so many Christians feel a compulsion to prey (and compel everyone else to do likewise) publicly. Almost as though their god hears only the public ones. Kneeling at your bed in your jammie's, not so much.
There are more churches than Jiffy Stores, yet the devout work tirelessly to force 'their' beliefs into every venue. Why?
A) How did you come to the conclusion the Supreme Court Justices you singled out are “anti Christians”?
B) By what logic do you construe that ” Mr. Bennett will have a depiction of the Constitution being shredded shortly?”
The ruling is that government meetings can include an opening prayer without running afoul of the Constitution. That does not however make it Constitutional by default.
I disagree zableedofisterix, I think Clinton will run. Her ego demands it,...as does Wall Street.
Will she win? No.
The Republicans are desperate for the Hispanic vote. The only person that has a chance of swaying even a portion of it is Jeb. However, the notion of another Bush is enough to make most throw up in their mouths. He also has a number of skeletons – from Florida.
He won’t survive the primaries even if he decides to run.
Sorry to interject something out of today's context and childish nyea nyea name calling, but if you ever wanted a reason to put on the John Cleese face of incredulity this is it. And I'm not making this up. You can check, it's in the NY Times: "President Obama declared this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma “deeply disturbing” and directed the attorney general on Friday to review how the death penalty is applied in the United States."
Wide eyed and slack jawed aren't ye.
Is he the most self unaware (Anosognosic) human in the country....or what?!?
The Democratic party of the late ‘Bush Dark’(Obama) years has partially changed to the party of the likes of Elizabeth Warren or Russ Feingold. By contrast, Hillary Clinton has always been quite comfy with Wall Street, telling Goldman Sachs executives in a paid speech (that alone will kill her chances) that she found banker-bashing foolish. The Clinton Foundation is a favor trading factory with transactional politics alongside big corporations. It’s surprising that more Democrats with presidential ambitions aren’t licking their lips in anticipation. But then it’s way too early yet.
The playbook to beat Hillary was successfully executed by Obama in 2008. All of the same criticisms - ‘manufactured, untrustworthy, corrupt, hawk’, and more, are still in play for 2016.
No, she won’t get through the primaries.
Don't forget. Call or write your representatives and say NO to the TPP.
The republicans want Clinton to run, but as she has more skeletons than a grave she'll never survive the primaries.
The Democrats want Bush to run, but the thought of another Bush is to revolting to even contemplate; thus he won't survive the primaries either.
The whole country needs to do what Hawkeye Pierce did in the TV series MASH; stand on a table and yell, "WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE! WE WANT SOMETHING ELSE!!"
I don't think so Jack.
The way it's being presently administered in the USA, yes they make mistakes. And yes it's awful, but the two I listed above have no ambiguities whatsoever. I think it is only considered uncivilized/brutal from the point of the observer. The condemned would never feel anything.