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Proposition 8: California Gay Marriage Argument At High Court Tuesday

Proposition 8: California Gay Marriage Argument At High Court Tuesday

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 13:22:50 in Politics

“Wow! and you are a Moderator?”
Joe Biden's Paris Hotel Cost $585,000 For One-Night Vice Presidential Stay

Joe Biden's Paris Hotel Cost $585,000 For One-Night Vice Presidential Stay

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 12:52:36 in Business

“What a phony! It's just disgusting.”
Proposition 8: California Gay Marriage Argument At High Court Tuesday

Proposition 8: California Gay Marriage Argument At High Court Tuesday

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 12:46:40 in Politics

“Marriage should not be a legal instrument but a religious one only. All state-sponsored unions should be called civil-unions, whether gay or straight. Better yet, there should not be ANY state-sponsored unions, and couples should not receive any special treatment from the state whatsoever. . . not tax-wise, benefits-wise, or anything else. That is fundamentally unfair to single people.”

xaldx on Mar 26, 2013 at 13:38:14

“Right on. And 50% of marriages end in divorce.
Lawyers clean up and the courts are tied up.
Let the churches marry whoever is willing,
Then, let the couple come down to the county recorder and choose from a menu of civil unions which can be undone without a legal battle.”

samidean on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:49:50

“Stick that BS in the same place that one functioning brain cell resides in.

Obama Congress Joke: Hot Mic Catches President Saying 'Good To Get Away' In Israel (VIDEO)

Obama Congress Joke: Hot Mic Catches President Saying 'Good To Get Away' In Israel (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 20, 2013 at 17:11:10 in Politics

“Exactly what I was thinking when I read the story.”
Obama State Of The Union Address: President Reportedly Threatened To Blame Republicans

Obama State Of The Union Address: President Reportedly Threatened To Blame Republicans

Commented Dec 22, 2012 at 19:53:23 in Politics

“What really scares me is the fact that even if our duly elected president of the United States of America gets everything he wants out of the deal, we are still in deep doo-doo. He doesn't have a solution. His plan will just suck us in even deeper than we are.

What this reminds me of, is being married to somebody who goes nuts with yours and their credit cards. Taking cash advances to get by another month or two, while the balance keeps on skyrocketing. We have to not only stop our reckless spending, but at the same time, meaningfully pay down our enormous debt balance. We are clearly on the path to a total national collapse.

I agree that the previous president was WAY overspending throughout most of his term. This president inherited that, but instead of coping with the crushing debt he inherited, HE SEEKS TO FAR OUTSPEND EVEN BUSH! Obama is even MORE outrageous than Bush ever was.

People are selfish. It is human nature. But usually, at some point they realize that we must all pull together if we are to survive. The self is better off when it has the whole group backing it. We need to start backing each other and working together soon, before we really DO fall off the cliff. . . and not just the current "fiscal cliff".”

William Blomberg on Dec 22, 2012 at 19:57:35

“So, you DON'T even know what the fiscal cliff is, then do you?”

nbk4real on Dec 22, 2012 at 19:55:45

“Your delusional, to much faux noise...”
'Jesus Of Nazareth:

'Jesus Of Nazareth:" Pope's Final Book On Jesus Claims No Animals In Manger; Virgin Birth Was Historical Truth

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 14:02:41 in Religion

“Okay. So let's assume I am somebody who does not know whether I want to believe in God or not. If I decide not to believe in God and to live my earthly life in such a way as if nothing really matters except the here & now, I will tend to behave in a way based upon that premise. If I decide to believe in God, and to live my earthly life in such a way as if everything matters long-term, and that the here & now are only one part of something much larger, then I will tend to behave in a way based upon that premise. Each point of view has a "risk vs. benefit" attached to it's adoption. We know Jesus existed, and we know what He said. What are the risks & benefits of believing Jesus, and what are the risks & benefits of not believing Him? What risk do you take by believing Him? What benefit do you gain by not believing Him?”

jankantius on Nov 21, 2012 at 15:22:05

“Well thought out. Some of us need him to be our guide. Others of us simply rely on an instinctive understanding of morality. Some recent studies indicate that infants can distinguish between right and wrong. They won't need the bible to set out rules. Why would anyone need a book to inform them. We already know... the books only provide excuses for us to act against our conscience.”

dtoigo on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:34:03

“No one says that Jesus' teachings are not idealist and noteworthy. The problem is that you christians don't live by his teachings, you live by the teachings of clerics who over the centuries have usurped christianity into spriitual garbage.”

cussinvinnie on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:25:12

“so what you are saying is that we should believe out of fear of making the wrong decision. that sure makes sense to me ????????????”

Liveandlet on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:23:26

“Here's some food for thought. If you live for now as opposed to "another after-life" you may just realize how special, unique, awesome and lucky we are to be here breathing. You may just look forward to your next breath rather than the day you day and "hope" there is an after life. Why would you chose to destroy yourself if you only have this one unique opportunity, contrary to the "pagan" perception you have of non' believers. Also, if this was truly realistic, we would have millions committing suicide to get to the better place. (ah yes, forbidden sin right?,..)
Here's one more,. If god intended us to float in heaven, what was the purpose for life and all the beauty it has to offer? Mistake, or sent to hell for awhile?”

GoldisMony on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:16:09

“It is a matter of life and death. If one is connected to the life of God then death doesn't exist.

The benefit is life more abundantly from the source of life...

The absence of life is death. It really is that simple. It is not a reward/punishment thing. It is dwelling possessing the source of life or not...

I think of it more this way...the love of God rains on all...the same way, equally...thus it is our choice to dwell in that love being thankful to God come what may or hating the God that provides and loves all humanity...this is hell...hating the hand that gives you life, freely and with no strings yet provides even in the depths of humanities hate.

"God will be everything to His creatures, not only to the good but also to the wicked, not only to those who love Him, but likewise to those who hate Him. But how will those who hate Him endure to have everything from the hands of Him Whom they detest?"

http://www.orthodoxpress.org/parish/river_of_fire.htm

Mr Self Thinker on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:11:13

“How about this one, I do not believe in "God", yet I live a life choosing good over bad, right over wrong. I think that is more human nature than living in fear of hell and brimstone.”

rswardrop on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:10:15

“There is an inherent benefit in knowing the truth. (I, for one, do not wish to believe in myths.) We do NOT know what Jesus said because the bible is far from being reliable.”

Flaxseed on Nov 21, 2012 at 14:09:28

“This is called Pascal's Wager.
I suggest you go on youtubs and search for Pascal's Wager and you'll find several points of view about it. I see it as a very flawed way of thinking, but I think you should listen to people discussing about this and I'm sure you'll find your answers.”
Joel Osteen Says Being Straight Is 'Not A Choice,' But Maintains Being Gay Is A Sin (VIDEO)

Joel Osteen Says Being Straight Is 'Not A Choice,' But Maintains Being Gay Is A Sin (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 13:52:02 in Religion

“Just because you may feel like killing someone, doesn't make you born a killer.

Just because you may feel like eating a plate of broccoli, doesn't make you a born vegetarian.

Just because you may love your dog, doesn't make you a born beastial.

Just because you may feel like slapping your child, doesn't make you a born child-abuser.

Just because you may suddenly feel attracted to your best friend's wife, doesn't make you a born adulterer.

Just because you may feel like stealing something, doesn't make you a born thief.

Just because you may feel angry at God over the loss of a loved one, doesn't make you evil.

If we all acted upon every impulse we ever had, we would self destruct in no time. All of us must deal with some sort of self restraint every day of our lives. The temptation or the desire to do something is not significant or extraordinary in and of itself. What is significant and meaningful are the choices & commitments we try to make and keep; as are our loyalty and devotion to those efforts. Wrongful temptations and desires are not sins; they are burdens. It is our yearning and our efforts to rise above our wrongful temptations and desires which makes us most human. . . and it is our utter indulgance of all of our wrongful temptations which leads us otherwise.”

AdamWest1313 on Sep 24, 2012 at 15:03:38

“Nice logical fallacy. Every single thing you said is a temporary reaction to a situation. Homosexuality is orientation. ENTIRELY different thing.”

lacrosselamore on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:54:44

“I wish you would act on an evil impulse and self destruct. I'd love to watch you burst into flames.”

antigayssuck on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:51:05

“You need to throw your Bible away. It's completely confused you.”

MoeB on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:33:56

“Classic logical fallacy.”

franchise2m on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:25:01

“The difference between all your examples and being gay. Being gay is not a temporary or momentary urge that motivates you to commit a "sinful" act. (your dog and broccoli comments don't really make any sense since I don't think you can say loving a dog or eating broccoli is a motivation to sin)

A gay person is gay 24/7. ...They don't simply feel gay when tempted by an attractive person of the same sex any more than a straight person is only straight when they are attracted to a person of the opposite sex.”

Edward Holt on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:20:58

“There is a difference in ones choices in side dishes and ones sexuality. As someone who is fully gay and fully saved, I know what its like to try and surpress my sexuality and it is not as easy as resisting a plate of Brocoli. I am so glad I gave up on trying to surpress who I am sexually and embraced the fact that I am Gay. I love God and he loves me and regardless of what anyone says, he dwells within me and he would not dwell in me if he did not love me.”

TryToBeFlexible on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:18:51

“Just because some people feel like being religious, doesn't make you a good person.”
Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court

Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 14:32:24 in Politics

“There are MUCH better ways to have improved healthcare in the great USA

#1. Allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. This would have GREATLY increased competitiveness among insurers.
#2. Require all health insurers to charge every person the SAME PRICE for the SAME COVERAGE. No more risk-pooling which excludes large swaths of people from having any chance of affording health insurance.

These small changes would have been FAR more beneficial than OBcare ever will”

wldtrvler on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:41:28

“#1 - unfortunately, states have their own insurance rules, insurance mandates, and also state licensing standards for physicians, so that doesn't work at all. You want to override the states rights? Georgia tried that last year. Not one insurance company applied to even sell competitive products in the states.

#2. We wish.”

shadowfire67 on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:40:46

“Unfortunately those who cannot afford health insurance are going to be forced to buy it under this act. Which is now going to drive them even further into poverty.”

stillfranksfault on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:39:17

“Nice 11 hour idea. Hmmmmmmm........ to late. SC has spoken.”

Jeffrey Chase on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:37:43

“apparently you have not done your research. the reason people thought it was unconstitutional in the first place is because you cannot tax interstate commerce. this means that people had a problem with the exact thing you are claiming is a better solution: the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines. you literally just came up with an idea that was already covered in the health care reform. now don't you feel silly?”
Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court

Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 14:26:11 in Politics

“You REALLY NEED to keep your interventions and solutions to social ills SIMPLE. Complicated solutions DON'T WORK. And Obamacare is so complicated that not even one living person understands it all as written. A MUCH SIMPLER start would have been:

#1. Allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. This would have GREATLY increased competitiveness among insurers.
#2. Require all health insurers to charge every person the SAME PRICE for the SAME COVERAGE. No more risk-pooling which excludes large swaths of people from having any chance of affording health insurance.

These two changes alone would have done FAR MORE to improve the healthcare situation in our fine country than Obamacare ever will.”

Pennystk on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:44:13

“Well the Senate did not read it, The house did not read it, and the Congress did not read it, I wonder if the Supreme Court read it. I did not read it, and with exceptions to a few parts I have no idea what it says. I do know we can't afford it, and on that fact alone I dont want it.”

Eric Quinn on Jun 28, 2012 at 14:28:39

“#2 is an awful awful idea. You want to limit fundamentally how a private insurer works? Hell it's how risk insurance works period.”
Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court

Health Care Reform Individual Mandate Upheld By Supreme Court

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 13:52:03 in Politics

“WOW!! What a mess!

Something definitely needed to be done, but Obamacare is NOT the answer. It will only lead to higher & higher costs. Government-forced social programs always start out with "good intentions", and always end with bloated waste, mismanagement, corruption, and ultimately. . . INSOLVENCY. We can't afford the forced social programs we already have. If they were run efficiently and fairly, to benefit only those who genuinely need them, I would be ALL FOR IT. Same goes for healthcare reform.

One of the problems is that you REALLY NEED to keep your interventions and solutions to social ills SIMPLE. Complicated solutions DON'T WORK. And Obamacare is so complicated that not even one living person understands it all as written. A MUCH SIMPLER start would have been:

#1. Allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. This would have GREATLY increased competitiveness among insurers.
#2. Require all health insurers to charge every person the SAME PRICE for the SAME COVERAGE. No more risk-pooling which excludes large swaths of people from having any chance of affording health insurance.

These two changes alone would have done FAR MORE to improve the healthcare situation in our fine country than Obamacare ever will.”

jroycrs on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:57:31

“You seem to think you are the expert on this subject. Well really intelligent folks say it differently.”
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Obama Backs Gay Marriage

Commented May 9, 2012 at 19:48:07 in Politics

“The interesting thing to me is the fact that I actually predicted this situation 25 years ago. I said that marriage should not be a legal instrument, and I still hold that view today. Marriage should be a strictly religious commitment. There is no good reason to make marriage "legal" with regard to government. Since the legal instrument of "marriage" confers certain legal "rights", there was just no way it was ever going to be able to indefinitely exclude certain groups of people without a serious fight. The strength and purity of what a traditional marriage always was, had it's future prospects destroyed as soon as it became a legal instrument with certain favoritisms and rights conferred by the government. That was always unfair, and it still will be. . . even with gay marriage. Why should married people (gay or straight) get any extra advantages over everybody else? Suppose you can't find a mate. . . does that make you less worthy of equal rights? What if you have a physical or mental disability that hampers your efforts to find a mate? Or what if you would just rather not marry? The answer to this entire mess is to remove the government from the marriage equation altogether. There should be no such thing as a legal marriage nor a civil union, and it should be made illegal to confer any benefit or liability upon a person based upon their marital status.”
Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 14:22:41 in Religion

“Why are we trying to change this country so much?? Do not all of you love America?? If you do then why are you trying so hard to change her into something else?? The America I grew up in was always something to be proud of. Yes, she has made her mistakes. But all-in-all America the beautiful has been the finest nation that ever was (and probably ever will be). That little prayer has been there for almost 50 years without harming anybody. It is a GOOD prayer, meant to offend NOBODY. It is meant to encourage greatness. Because it says "Heavenly Father", we are bickering and fighting over something that has stood for 50 years. Many of our historical documents refer to our Creator and to God. . . should we rip them all up?”
Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 13:02:51 in Religion

“This country was founded on Christian values. And the Christian value of tolerance and love toward haters is why we are even allowed to have this discussion. In a country founded upon haters' values, we would not be allowed to. The core values that created America and have preserved her these 226 years are Christian values. What are we going to do, completely unravel the entire fabric and history of our great country to sanitize it and make it politically correct for all people of all moral values in every corner of the world? NO. . . that is NOT what America is all about and not what she was ever about. America adopted Christian values from the very beginning, and she has well proven those values over the course of her history. Lady Liberty should never surrender her values to those who seek to undermine them. . . never. The ACLU has been on an evil mission to destroy the good moral fabric of this country for many years. In a spirit of tolerance, we suffer all their assaults, and that's okay. But, it's high time that those who care about American core values make their voices heard too. There is a big difference between being tolerant of other's (haters') opinions, and being submissive to them. Do not submit to hatred and intolerance. Endure and promote forgiveness, love, kindness, and American/Christian moral values no matter how they may try to persecute you for it. God bless America always.”

coprile on Jan 28, 2012 at 14:44:13

“FYI.. America was built on SLAVERY not christian values.. Originally it was supposed to be built on equality and freedom, but that plan failed.. So they stuck with independence from the queen and good cheap slave labor.. Which is still what holds america together.. well the cheap slave labor.. For $7 a hour I can make people do ANYTHING.. Thats cheaper than slave labor. You had to feed slaves and give them a place to stay.. $7 a hour cant buy a place to live and food... So yes... for less than slave wage we have minimum wage and we can control 90% of americans with $7 a hour.. Isnt America great?”

coprile on Jan 28, 2012 at 14:38:18

“christians have no values they are self centered and arrogant.. nothing makes or proves them to be right.. Im a christian but self righteous people like you give christians a bad name.. christian means to be christ like.. christ didnt go around posting prayer banners or forcing his beliefs on others.. he was silent and humble and led by good example and only spoke when people wanted to hear him.. he didnt use his magic powers to make people listen.. forcing people to accept god sounds like the plan of someone the bible talks about.. SATAN.. remember what god did to him? jesus wanted people to have a choice.. satan wanted them to blindly follow god and was cast out of heaven.. If you believe in God, Jesus, and christianity then you will have more faith in them.. Faith isnt a banner in a public place forcing your beliefs on others.. Set a good example without pointing it out and others will take note and want to know about your faith.. but when you shove it in their face they will ignore the light of christ forever”

WHLorentz on Jan 28, 2012 at 14:01:45

“The notion that this country was founded on Christian values is simply inaccurate as a matter of history, except for the right wing pseudo-historians who propagate this idea as an exercise in propaganda designed to undergird the religious right's campaign to take over and impose their version of Christianity on the rest of us. Strange, these same people rage against the non-existent drive for the imposition of Sharia law. Seems to me they are projecting their own designs here. And I say that as a practicing, church-going Christian but in a denomination which does not as a requirement for membership require me to leave my mind at the church door.”

Mysteryprincess on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:59:03

“You can have Christian values without pushing the Christian religion. Those values are older than your religion.”

Mariana UY on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:54:15

“Allow me to say that those christian values you speak so much are based mostly on hate and intolerance, your comment is proof enough of that. Actually, read what you wrote and you'll see how intolerant that is. You treat everyone who does not think the same as you do like "haters", that's not very tolerant, nor very "christian" either. One last contradiction and I'll stop waisting my time with this, how dare you speak of "lady liberty's values"?? I can't believe how you still buy that BS of liberty and democracy. You are not letting that girl have liberty of creed, and nither does your country with the rest of the world. USA has a history of violence and intolerance, and of disrispect for other democracies. Your leaders fill their mouths with how they fight for democracy, and the only thing they do is crush other governments (if wars in middle east aren't enough proof, grab a history book and learn how USA supported dictators in Latin America, and how they sent training for the army on torture methods) and make fun of their voters. Bush cheated on the elections and what do you do?? You give him your sons and daughters to be sacrificed over his personal interests. Not all USA citizens are christians, and those non-christian citizens have rights to. LEARN TO RESPECT THEM IF YOU WANT YOURS TO BE RESPECTED AS WELL”

Scott Borden on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:37:22

“Nice answer but it is exactly why the separation of church and state was soo brilliantly part of the founding fathers, CONSTITUTION. If they had not made that a core part of the constitution then alll those christians would be able to make country follow only there religion and that would not make us the great diverse and inclusive country most of us do want.To call an organization like the ACLU who only job and a quite thankless one at that,is to fight for the CONSTITUTIONAL rights of everyone,is on an evil mission,to destroy the moral fabric of our country, once again shows how dangerous religion would be if allowed into the government.Non christians arent haters we just hate when someone uses religion as an excuse to ignore the CONSTITUTION and to label anyone who doesnt agree with you a Hater.I am sure you cant even see how intolerant you are..”

informed citizen on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:36:15

“The Pilgrims came to this country to escape the religious persecution they faced if they didn’t believe in the church of England. That is why the constitution prevents the establishment of a national religion. The banner is in a PUBLIC school. Why not put it in a religious school where it belongs. What do we do with all the people that believe in a different story? Your post shows the true face of the christian jihad. Learn history or we make the same. My way or the highway? I don’t care what fairy tale one believes. Just don’t think you are the only ones with religious rights in this nation. BTW, if instead of that prayer it was a banner with passages from the Quran that would be ok with you???”

myzelf on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:35:19

“Tolerance, love and morality are not exclusive to Christianity. The country was founded on religious freedom. The very first phrase of the very First Amendment negates Christianity.

The ACLU regularly defends the rights of Christians. Do some research.”

DirtDawg73 on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:33:17

“No it wasn't. I dare you to find one reference in any official US document in or around 1776 that references Christ or Jesus. Cant do it because it never happened. Stop trying to swap Christian values in for American values they are not the same. We are free to have a religious debate here becuase our laws provide the right not any religious organization.”

NellWebbish on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:30:08

“The ACLU defends the rights of people to exercise their freedom of speech just as often as they defend people against the government establishing religion. Just about 50% of their cases are defending the rights of Americans to express their faith.

Enforcing the constitutional law that prevents a Public School from expressing the beliefs of a specific religion does not infringe on your ability to worship as you see fit.”

canadagrl74 on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:28:09

“"America adopted Christian values from the very beginning, and she has well proven those values over the couse of her history"

If Christian values means that:

1) you are the only country to have murdered people with not one but two atomic bombs, killing thousands of innocent women and children
2) you abandon your own people after the Katrina Hurricaine to starvation and death
3) your founders used the slave trade to develop your own wealth

Perhaps it is more correct to say that despite christianity, the teachings of Jesus have not exactly been followed to the letter.

I once heard someone say, "you know what the problem is with the ten commandments, the fact that you had to have them written down".

Valuing the life, dignity and humanity in others is not a christian trademark.”

pilch62 on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:27:03

“LOLOL!!!! That's a hilarious parody of American history! Where did you learn such comedic skills?? (Probably while you weren't paying attention in class . . .)”

melindamoore on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:26:40

“NO. WRONG.

This country was not "founded on Christian values." That is a lie that is frequently repeated, but a lie nonetheless. This country was founded on the principles of The Enlightenment, when religious dogma was being rejected in favor of reason. Read the writings of Jefferson, Madison and Adams. They wanted no part of religion.

According to the US Constitution, any treaty we enter into is the law of the land. The Treaty of Tripoli, signed on November 4, 1796, and submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, states:

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."”

tonewheel on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:25:34

“I'm Jewish. Where does your rant leave me?”

Mybrid on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:24:44

“This country was also founded on England and other countries shipping their prisoners dregs of society to the colonies. Indentured servitude. Slavery. Also, the word protest is in the word "Protestant". Seems to me your romantic notion of the founding of this country leaves these important details out. Shall we go back to slavery? Killing the natives? The Catholic/Protestant divide. I wonder just how aware you are about the hatred Christians in this country had towards Catholics.”

Meatloaf on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:24:18

“Actually many of he values you claim predate Christ, so they are more than just Christian values.”

goncrazi on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:24:16

“Too far gone to even begin with. Hmmm this person must be 300 years old because he knows what . . . oh wait, never mind - Knights of Columbus - never mind.”

Dallas Dunlap on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:23:32

“KnightofColumb-Have you ever read Thomas Paine? Benjamin Franklin? Jefferson's Bible?
Many (not all) of the founders were Christians, but the country wasn't founded on Christian values, whatever that may be. In fact, the Treaty of Tripoli, negotiated while George Washington was President and submitted to the Senate by John Adams specifically says that the US is in no way a Christian nation.
BTW: Do Christian values include genocide? (See Washington's campaign against the Iroquois) How about slavery?
The Founders were well aware of the recent history of religious bloodshed in Europe and were careful to separate government from religion.”

Maezeppa on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:23:09

“That's not what our founding fathers said.  

According to the US Constitution, treaties are the 'law of the land'.   George Washington was probably the author of the Treaty of Tripoli although it was signed by President Adams and unanimously  passed by the Congress.

For your consideration, I submit article 11 of the Treaty:

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

Strttalk on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:22:09

“Amen”

Gregory Marshall on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:21:10

“All that and yet the founders decided not to even mention Christianity or god once in the entire constitution. As a matter of fact there were many clergy at the time very disappointed by that fact and opined about it often.”

JFetch on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:18:24

“So you want a Christian version of Sharia Law? That's what happens when you meld religion and government and force it on kids in schools.”

Dave009 on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:18:10

“What this country was founded on is irrelevant. Period! THis is the ehre and now, stop living in the past.”
Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist, Receives Threats Over Prayer Banner Ruling; School Board May Appeal (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2012 at 12:59:38 in Religion

“While we're at it, why not prohibit all moral teaching in schools? Heck, there are people who believe fervently in being good nieghbors, being kind, being thoughtful, being considerate, being helpful, volunteering for charirty, donating blood, etc., etc. Why should their "religious views" (morals) be promoted over those who feel that every person should only look out for themselves and that kindness is a fool's fantasy? Why shouldn't we teach people to hate each other rather than to love each other? As long as the haters aren't breaking the law, they should get equal voice too right? Pretty soon there will be nothing left of this once-beautiful country to fight over.

America was founded on ideals and grand hopes for good. Morals and moral behavior stems from a value system. All of our laws were built upon morals for the good of all. Good has always been the operative word. "Good deeds", "the good of the people", "good faith", "good character", "good behavior", etc., etc. There are many people who would say that goodness itself is a religious and moral view, which has no place in schools. Why shouldn't we ban the word "good" from schools too? After all, the concept of "being good" descends from a religious value system.”
huffingtonpost entry

Lauren Scruggs, Model, Walks Into Plane Propeller, Survives (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 15:05:31 in Travel

“A spinning propeller can be nearly invisible if you are not paying careful attention to it.”
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Lauren Scruggs, Model, Walks Into Plane Propeller, Survives (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 13:17:20 in Travel

“I'm glad for you that you have never made a dangerous mistake during a distracted moment. . . and I hope you never do.

As for being distracted, nobody walks into a moving airplane propeller unless they are distracted my friend. . . nobody. I never said it was because of the Christmas lights.”

hoeslappaent on Dec 7, 2011 at 13:40:48

“well im not sure of what type of "distractions" your familiar with but i'll take a stab at this 1 ...."As for being distracted­, nobody walks into a moving airplane propeller unless they are distracted my friend. . . nobody".....hmm well i wonder what kind of distraction make you "walk" not run or stumble but "walk" right into a running propeller blade.if it's not crack or some other type of hallucinogen... im not buying it..even my dog has enough sense to move when im vacumming my floor to close to him so i can't swallow a human being with a larger brain and better problem solving abilities would be so "distracted" that they "WALK" into a loud propeller ...
...while im almost choking on my apple juice laughing here..let me be careful we don't need another huff post article about how a young woman choked to death on apple juice while blogging...you may have a law suit on your hands for life threatning comical comments on public news boards since you distracted me so much i swallowed my apple juice the wrong way while reading your comment -straight face-”
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Lauren Scruggs, Model, Walks Into Plane Propeller, Survives (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 12:54:25 in Travel

“Some of the callous comments on here are truly appalling. Who among us has never made a dangerous mistake during a distracted moment?

As for the pilot, I'm sure he is mortified over this tragedy. . . aweful situation.”

debrarichardi on Dec 6, 2011 at 12:58:31

“I agree with you!! Thank you for the post!!”
Rick Santorum Amplifies Faith In A Different Way Than GOP Rivals

Rick Santorum Amplifies Faith In A Different Way Than GOP Rivals

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 16:30:36 in Politics

“you are a retard”
Rick Santorum Amplifies Faith In A Different Way Than GOP Rivals

Rick Santorum Amplifies Faith In A Different Way Than GOP Rivals

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 14:45:12 in Politics

“Neither I nor anyone else is opposed to using drugs to prevent ovarian cysts or any other disease. . . even if those drugs also happen to have the side effect of preventing pregnancy.

Contraception means "deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation". Contraception is most definitely NOT health care. It is sexual convenience.”

ZLM on Feb 10, 2012 at 15:25:30

“Semantics, for crying out loud! She was prescribed a contraceptive which regulates the body's reproductive system and helps with the cysts. I don't care what the definition of contraception is. She needed the medication in question like many people probably do.”
Rick Santorum Amplifies Faith In A Different Way Than GOP Rivals

Rick Santorum Amplifies Faith In A Different Way Than GOP Rivals

Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 11:24:57 in Politics

“Wow! You guys are all fired up against Mr. Santorum. RELAX. . . he won't hurt you. He would make an excellent president.

I've got news for you people: ABORTION is NOT health care, and neither is contraception. "Planned Parenthood" doesn't plan on parenthood but on infanticide (which is where it makes the vast majority of it's money). "Sexual diversity" is NOT something to be proudly celebrated. . . it's nobody else's business. Is having sex with an inflatable love doll sexually diverse? Yes, of course it is. Is having sex with your dog sexually diverse? Yes, of course it is. Is having sex with children sexually diverse? Yes, of course it is. Is feeling up the mannequins in a department store sexually diverse? Yes, of course it is. Is being a "peeping Tom" being sexually diverse? Is it sexually diverse for a woman to have sex with the shifter in her car? Why do we need to celebrate these things??? I and most people in this country are sick of hearing about your "sexual diversity". Please, keep it to yourselves. Nobody wants to hear about what you proudly celebrate (like two grown men having anal sex). It is disgusting to most of us. . . regardless of how much you may try to condition us to your perverted views, we still think it is disgusting. . . and we are SICK of having to constantly hear about it. Have a little discretion.”

pghperson on Feb 10, 2012 at 13:16:11

“Wow; you've got quite a list of perversions at your disposal. Is that a normal thing for the Knights of Columbus - or are you the exception?”

ZLM on Feb 10, 2012 at 13:10:56

“My wife was put on birth control at an early age to help with ovarian cysts. Do NOT talk about what you do not know!”

kareemachan on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:22:38

“Rickie, is that you?

Thought so.

You should really just come out of your closet now. You'll feel SO much better.”

VictoryBlue on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:06:23

“You are wrong. Many women need contraceptives as a matter of healthcare. Of course, as a man, you wouldn't know that. And somehow, I don't think you are a doctor or you would have known that.

Oh, and you don't speak for most Americans, results have shown that more Americans accept others for their differences. Maybe not at your klan meetings or sunday morning hate meetings but you are the minority. Sucks to be you.”

JestMe on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:54:07

“Wow! You have quite a list of sexual perversions in that pointy little head. RELAX and go back to your internet porn.”
Monty Patterson Critical Of Planned Parenthood's Practices After Daughter's Death

Monty Patterson Critical Of Planned Parenthood's Practices After Daughter's Death

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 23:23:24 in San Francisco

“Very, very sad situation. . . That poor man lost both a daughter and a grandchild to that murder-mill-for-profit we call Planned Parenthood.

The killing of our own children is the very worst kind of murder.”
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Obama Thanksgiving Speech Didn't Mention God

Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 00:21:46 in AOL

“I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to say. Slow down, breathe, collect yourself, and try again to articulate whatever your point is once more.”

dannywanny on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:45:07

“LOL!”
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Obama Thanksgiving Speech Didn't Mention God

Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 00:16:21 in AOL

“First of all, it is not your government. . . it is all of ours. Second of all, there's no need to yell. . . you can't intimidate anybody on here with all your chest-pounding. Third of all, you know almost nothing about me. . . not whether I voted for Obama, nor that George Washington is my "religious hero", nor that I "adore" the Congress of 1789. Fourth of all, I and most others take offense to your filthy language when you say "F them", or "F" anyone else. You should learn to behave yourself in public.”
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