Rickaroor said: And by the way, you conservatives do realize, don't you, that the "party of Lincoln" in no way resembles the Republican Party of today?
I concur. Today's Republican Party would have been Lincoln's assassins in his time. Even if in words only they would have gone beyond whatever it took to destroy him politically and drag his name throught the mud. After they were done with Lincoln they'd have chased Mrs. Lincoln from the country as she was forced to temporarily leave the U.S. after the president was killed.
So, You really think Jesus Christ of Nazareth is gonna' accept that excuse and then allow You into His Heaven? Why should He allow You into His Heaven?
Attending a church doesn't guarantee anyone a place in heaven, even if such a place actually exist. No more than not attending church guarantees one won't or can't make it into heaven. Again, if such a place really exist.
Ever notice anytime republicans like this even remotely decide to congratulate a minority, especially African-American, it comes across as shallow and self-serving rather than sincere? Their words always appear spoken in a disdainful, demeaning and degrading manner rather than congratulatory. Their words still appear as if insulting to an entire racial or ethnic group of Americans? It's not difficult to sense and imagine the smell of racial stench coming from their mouths and the small minded circles in which they navigate.
Chattanooga use to have shootouts inaisw churches in the 1960s. Seriously! Some Deacon or preacher getting caught messing around with a members old lady and it all spilled over at Sunday church services. The same characters that exist in the general population can easily be found inside churches on any given Saturday or Sunday services. It's just more condensed inside the church, and there's very little places to escape to or hide once the bullets start flying. They'd also sometimes block the doors and pull guns on citizens demanding more money be placed in the church plate. I think my parents stopped forcing me to attend church around the age of 9.
Mr. TJ Amos, don't leave out people who kill in the name of a Christian God. You could start with Deanna Laney, the 39 year old mom who murdered her two boys by bashing their heads in with rocks. She thought she got her orders from the Christian god. Then there's Andrea Yates who murdered her five children to keep them pure for the Christian god.
Now jumping off what you've written:
Killing in the name of the Christian God in the Christian society is not news; it is a way of life (for many). Recent conflicts around the globe and specifically the Middle East and Africa have western religious overtones involved.. Righteous Christian extremist from the west do not admit to their involvement, they carry out their misdeeds via proxy. . Some Christians are motivated by their religious belief that they must destroy whatever conflicts with true Christianity--like the far right dude who recently said Jesus will return to earth with a AR-15 strapped to his side.. They are a dangerous enemy of civilized society. In Christianity there is a specific doctrine of “absolute submission” that motivates some Christians to obey the Christian god and his messenger. For some Christians, obedience and absolute submission are important because it opens the gates of heaven. Lack of obedience is sure hell. Those who obey, fight and die for Christianity. Their has a ready paradise aka heaven for them. To win the favor of the Christian god, Christians take very seriously the mandate to kill And the rest is well..............the history of any organized religion. Even and especially western religion.***
If you really want to be concerned about any Unions, it should be the Union of Prison guards such as the CCPOA. Some of the most powerful in the nation aren't in the private sector, but are in the government sector. They dictates prison population. Although unions in the private sector maybe diminishing somewhat, unions such as CCPOA and police have become more powerful. They control and dictate prison populations. They fight to retain bad, dangerous, alcoholics, drug abusers and even child molesters on the force. They have a heavy control and influence over polticians. They control the courts and may even influence the outcome of many trials. Even judges are often either fearful, complicit or supportive when police or prison guard unions are involved.
Yeah! Right! Like anyone but her fan base even watch that program.
(One wonders if Sen. Bell would have written similar legislation against interracial marriage had he been around in the 1960s).
Yes he would have. And that's why I can't grasp why local clergy in District 7 and St. Elmo, specifically according to a recent article, are so viciously going after Councilman Anderson.
We've heard the excuses, not reasons mind you: "Our children are being shot in their own backyards and he, Chris, hasn't done anything to stop it. But weren't those same tragedies taking place during the entire time the two black guys were over District 7? What do they expect the lone white gay guy to accomplish in less than a year the two black guys failed to accomplish during their entire time in city councilman?
They're also saying they are taking a moral stand, which means because Anderson is gay and it's in the bible? Well wasn't that the same excuse for anti-miscegenation laws were still on the books up to 1967? In some southern states it was revealed those laws making interracial relationships illegal were remained on the books well into the 21ST century? And they were only addressed when it issue was brought to light? In some of those southern states where no such exposure took place it's very likely miscegenation laws or anti-miscegenation laws still remained law in some state somewhere in the south, and perhaps other non-southern states too?
Those individuals in District 7 need to step back from this issue before it explodes all over them and take them back to a place in history they struggled so hard to escape and take a reality check.
They claim to want a safe place for their children to go? Well what safer place can there be than in one's own home? Isn't that where the 13 year old was believed to have been shot?
On the other hand, there are several recreation centers in the area. East Lake also has a Salvation Army and a recreation center. Alton Park connected to St. Elmo also has a recreation center that sports a swimming pool, basketball court, baseball field. They need to sit down re-evaluate what they want and be realistic about their problems and issues.
Tell The Truth About The War?
Sorry, but the truth has been told about the war. It's people like this writer who are trying to twist and control facts.
If there had been a stock market during slavery, the business of buying and selling human cargo would have been at the top of the market.
Only farmers went to war during slavery? Well, the majority of today's military are drawn from the working classes and poorest of Americans. But it's the wealthy, wealthy politicians and wealthy contracters who benefit from the war.
Then the writer goes on some insane/inane tirade bashing and blaming the left and liberals, then claim how divided the country is. Yet his own words are divisive and volatile.
Insanity? At its best.
re: The 2010 census found a record number of people, 7 percent, identifying themselves as mixed-race, though the real number is probably much, much higher. The census found that 14.2 percent of Americans are black or part black, and that's up from 10.7 percent in 1963.
It isn't as if mixed-racial or bi-racial hasn't always been a backdrop of America for centuries. Remember, by the beginning of the 20TH century more than 80% of the black population was mixed with european or native american bloodlines. Don't forget too, America has already been down that road attempting to create another racial category and pit lighter skinned blacks against their darker skinned relatives. Remember the terms: "mulatto, octatroon, quadroon?" Those terms were used to divide a race within a race, create wedge and hostility within a group. Like creating sibling rivilary within a family. James Meredith wasn't the first black to integrate Ole Miss. Harry S. Murphy was actually the first black to integrate Ole Miss at a time when the insitution prided itself on 114 years of being lily white. The college never knew he was actually black. He'd later transfer to Morehouse College.
Those type of passings were necessary just to get ahead and thumb their noses at old Jim Crow laws.
It also exposed the absurdity of racial categories, and poked fun at erroneous beliefs in racial purity and white supremacy.
re: In the broad picture, there are indications we're making some progress toward seeing all Americans as just what we all are -- Americans.
Making progress? Not as long as there's racial profiling and stop/strip/frisk policies in place.