“How is it beneficial? People find the myths to be comforting? Fine, but keep it out of public schools and don't impose it on others. In the end, it is a waste of time. People who fall for it are either unintelligent or were indoctrinated as kids and haven't been able to escape it. Ultimately, it is a huge waste of time, energy, and money. If the human species survives for another few hundred years, the current popular religions will be looked at as silly superstitions.”
“Do a little research and let me know if you have trouble finding evidence that religion breeds violence. It's all around us, and it's in the news every day. This is a news site, so you might want to read some articles. People don't require consult of a primitive book of myths in order to develop a moral compass. Most of us are born with an ability to distinguish right from wrong, and solid, secular parenting can help guide us, as well. Of course, there is a percentage of people who are sociopaths, and they need professional help, but religion is not the answer. It causes too much devastation and tends to divide instead of unite, and fortunately people are evolving and realizing that it is unnecessary and harmful.”
HBobedajr on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:05:55
“Religion,in and of itself,is not harmful...it's the misinterpretations,misrepresentations,misconceptions,and misunderstandings of religion that actually cause a skewed or twisted thinking among fanatics,who then cause the harm.
Religion,just like fire,guns,electricity and medications,can be extremely beneficial...when used properly.
Harm only arises when these things are abused.”
mikeo2297 on Oct 9, 2013 at 09:46:12
“I can see how religious fanaticism can be harmful but for the vast majority of "religious" people I know, it is not harmful it's helpful.”
“If an anti-breast-feeder (pro-formula-er?) could offer a rational and reasonable explanation as to why this natural, necessary, nourishing, healthy, loving, and beautiful act offends them, I am all ears. But until then, I will have to just assume that they are terrified of boobies.”
“Sounds great. So...where do I sign up? Or do I have to be a member of the royal family to make the trek? I'd love to devote my life to charitable causes, but I have bills to pay. Sorry, but I think the concept of a royal family is outmoded and I don't support it.”
EveryCliche on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:53:05
“He's traveling with wounded soldiers to shine a light on them, so you would have to become a wounded soldier. I don't know if all the other teams are wounded soldiers but they were men and women who fought for their country.
Royalty doesn't bother me but then again, I don't live in a country with it but when they are doing things like this, when they are shining a light onto different causes...I like them for that. ”
Angie Daniels on Apr 20, 2013 at 02:12:28
“Apparently you don't, since the other participants aren't members of the Royal Family. Go sign up. I dare you.”
“This is big news. How can he afford this? He must have worked hard for years and years and saved his pennies. I'd love to do this, but I...wasn't born a prince. :(”
EveryCliche on Apr 19, 2013 at 13:53:30
“He's actually doing this with a charity that he works with that helps wounded soldiers. The trip is probably being paid for by the charity and the race will help raise money for it just by bringing attention to it. What he's doing here is actually a really nice thing. Is it for good PR, probably but that doesn't have to be a bad thing.”
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:43:45
“I think celebrities need to be taken to task for their indiscretions. They are treated differently in this world (including courts of "law") than common schmucks like you and me, so they need to get their comeuppance somehow. I hope this explanation meets your requirements.”
florenzfan on Feb 26, 2013 at 13:01:49
“I was hoping for a better joke.
I guess it was on me.”
Feb 26, 2013 at 09:47:58
“This is the most pretentious comment I have read in a while. Seth MacFarlane, along with others like Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Matt Groening, are perhaps the most important voices in our "culture" because they point out how ridiculous it is.”
“Judging from the majority of the people I've come across, that is not a comforting thought, either. I think we just need to try to enjoy our remaining time on the downward slope of human civilization. Hope is just another four-letter word.”
“He seems like a reasonable guy. I'm sure he understands that the other side is less than perfect. He followed the lead of his conscience, instead of his commander, and I think the world is ultimately better for it.”
“What an easy one to answer BTubby! He probably believed in America when he joined the Army, only to become disillusioned when he discovered that our military does horrible things. As it turns out, he has a conscience, and he refused to let the atrocities that were committed to remain concealed. Again, have you seen the leaked information? Who are your heroes? Don't be afraid to answer.”
“Have you seen what was leaked? Did you see the video of US soldiers gunning down journalists like they were playing a video game? Just because someone signs an agreement doesn't mean they should sit quietly when they know that international law is being violated. Whistleblowers are supposed to be protected in our country. Just out of curiosity, who are your heros?”
BTeboe on Mar 1, 2013 at 13:28:16
“Hey cancerboy if Manning was so against the war why in the world did he join the Army and he took a job as an intelligence analyst. Those non-disclosure agreements are legal documents. They are not generated by the Army, but by the Department of Defense. My point is there might have been a better way to protest besides releasing classified material. He knew what he was doing was wrong and it came back and bit him in the butt.”
“He's much more than a national hero; Bradley Manning is a hero for human kind. As an American, I believe that what our government and military are doing around the world, and here at home, is nothing short of disgusting. They need to be held accountable for their actions. Thank you, Mr. Manning. You are a hero in my book.”