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'Fiction' Label On Bibles At Costco Shocks Pastor [UPDATE]

'Fiction' Label On Bibles At Costco Shocks Pastor [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 22:58:05 in Religion

“The Iliad references mythology, it isn't a book about mythology.”
'Fiction' Label On Bibles At Costco Shocks Pastor [UPDATE]

'Fiction' Label On Bibles At Costco Shocks Pastor [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 23:04:27 in Religion

“Another article highlighting the fragility of most Christian's belief systems. Anyone confident in what they believe, those who really believe it is true, would not be bothered by a small label in a store. People who are secure in their beliefs don't need to make a federal case out of every perceived slight, they laugh it off and go about their business.”

Razpooten on May 16, 2014 at 17:47:44

“Can't overcome the martyr syndrome.”

Misheal Greenwald on Nov 20, 2013 at 00:07:44

“Not it all, I know Whom I have believed and am convinced He is able. This just means that everything God said about the last days before His coming in the clouds to gather His own is true. He also said that many would still scoff and that soon enough all those who are destined for destruction will get their way. So, lost one, enjoy this very short time you have since there will be an eternity where you will not.”

G J R on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:15:30

“oh....whoa...the staggering hypocrisy ....what with atheists filing lawsuits because a little manger scene with plastic donkeys and a baby in a manger sends them to lawyers to file a lawsuit and here on the net and a bazillion forums all it takes is a simple "God bless" in the comment section of some terrible tragedy to set atheists off into fits of anger turning comments about a death into a debate regarding Gods existence. ..its FAR worse when atheists behave this way, because they get upset about a non-belief. thats way more silly then someone who holds a belief sticking uop for said belief.”
'Fiction' Label On Bibles At Costco Shocks Pastor [UPDATE]

'Fiction' Label On Bibles At Costco Shocks Pastor [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 23:02:11 in Religion

“Like all mythology the Bible is fiction, but books about mythology are generally categorized as non-fiction because they reference these fairy tales as they have been believed, they are not new creative works.”

jwsbmwm3 on Nov 20, 2013 at 00:12:01

“The Iliad is non-fiction? I don't think so.”
Stephen Hawking: Brains Could Be Copied To Computers To Allow Life After Death

Stephen Hawking: Brains Could Be Copied To Computers To Allow Life After Death

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 21:00:32 in Science

“How did you copy the definition of bigot and still not understand it? Impressive.”

jrmorgan1 on Sep 25, 2013 at 21:20:11

“How can you read the definition and then put your foot in your mouth commenting on it? To demean the belief in the afterlife as a "fairy tale" believed by " people afraid of the dark" is to demean and insult all religion and is bigotry is the purest form.”
Teenage Exorcists Slam 'Harry Potter' On London Visit Because Magic Comes 'From Satan'

Teenage Exorcists Slam 'Harry Potter' On London Visit Because Magic Comes 'From Satan'

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 00:54:34 in Religion

“The irony is rich when someone tells us to think again without ever having tried it once for themselves.”
Atheists Lose Battle To Have 'In God We Trust' Removed From U.S. Currency

Atheists Lose Battle To Have 'In God We Trust' Removed From U.S. Currency

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 00:33:16 in Politics

“E pluribus Unum was such a better motto. You can't put your trust into an imaginary being, and it should go without saying that you shouldn't trust the government. If we need a motto on there at all, how about "What, me worry?"”
Religious Liberty Double Standards Indicated In New Poll

Religious Liberty Double Standards Indicated In New Poll

Commented Jan 24, 2013 at 22:13:19 in Religion

“You can copy and paste the 1st Amendment, too bad you don't understand how it is applied.”

gamble1956 on Jan 24, 2013 at 22:59:48

“To bad you don't understand secularism is non-existent in all founding father documents ..... atheism, secularism, agnostics, satanism, any form of godless thinking is in direct conflict of the United States of America ..... don't inflict your un-American doctrines on the American people.”
'So Help Me God' Isn't In Official Presidential Oath

'So Help Me God' Isn't In Official Presidential Oath

Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 13:03:00 in Religion

“My response couldn't be characterized as "providing opposing facts" since none were proffered in the original comment. If you want me to believe those statements, you have to provide more than "this is my opinion because I'm against these things", try starting with some statistics from a reputable source and work from there, hopefully without engaging in a correlation versus causation fallacy.”
'So Help Me God' Isn't In Official Presidential Oath

'So Help Me God' Isn't In Official Presidential Oath

Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 23:53:44 in Religion

“It's nice that you don't let things like facts, nuance or comprehension get in the way of an ill-informed rant.”

acts4him on Jan 22, 2013 at 01:08:11

“Actually, he has it right. When the CHRISTIAN history (and emphasis) of our country began to be denigrated was when the majority of the problems began to take over. Could you provide opposing "facts"? Just because something ill "existed" previously doesn't mean it was a "majority" issue. Say marital infidelity? Actually, that (and easy divorce), abortion, and limiting prayer in schools without providing a "society-reflective example" are the big three that have "encouraged" (for lack of a better word) the downfall of our society into easy sex and (for quite a few) laziness of the "entertain me" ideology.”
More Than 1,000 Catholic Priests In England Sign Open Letter Railing Against Gay Marriage Proposal

More Than 1,000 Catholic Priests In England Sign Open Letter Railing Against Gay Marriage Proposal

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 18:27:50 in Religion

“Lucky for the rest of us your opinion bears no resemblance to facts or reality.”

toddisit on Jan 14, 2013 at 18:51:38

“Cannot take another viewpoint but your own? It is called intolerance.”
Alternative Medicine Use Common In Kids With Chronic Conditions: Study

Alternative Medicine Use Common In Kids With Chronic Conditions: Study

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 17:33:16 in Parents

“It was nice of you to take time out of your Conspiracy Theorist group to come and spread ignorance here.”

Taylor Pelletier8907 on Jan 14, 2013 at 18:45:11

“Hey MagicManDolt, explain to me why the military has experienced the highest amount of suicides in the last year when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq aren't nearly as bad as say Vietnam or WWII? You know why? Because are great medical advancement of SSRI's to treat PTSD and depression.”

Taylor Pelletier8907 on Jan 14, 2013 at 18:39:11

“Ooooooh Kayyyyyy!  I speak from experience on the anti-depressants and the flu shot you JA.  I'll take my personal experience over any peer reviewed study.”
14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 13:18:00 in Politics

“I don't know who "you people" are as I can't stand Fox Propaganda channel. I'm a liberal progressive registered as Independent, which means I haven't drank the Obama or the right-wing Kool-Aid.”
14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

14th Amendment Option: Nancy Pelosi Urges Obama To 'Just Go Do It' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 11:16:56 in Politics

“This wouldn't be an issue if Obama had a spine, but unfortunately he is an establishment, center-right corporatist who loves selling out the American people when he doesn't have to just so he can be praised as a non-partisan dealmaker.”

bjwtaylor on Jan 6, 2013 at 12:02:05

“Couldn't agree more.

Wish I could time travel forward to see what future historians say about him. My guess would be that they will acknowledge fully the intransigence and obstructionism he faces, but will also call him misguided, incompetent. inept, and spineless in dealing with them. In nicer words, of course.”

solarguy51 on Jan 6, 2013 at 12:01:28

“Magic---Not according to Fox; they continue to insist that he is a far-left ideologue. Both things can't be true. You people need to make up your minds.”

redscarecrow on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:24:15

“Harsh but mostly true.”

bholesurfers on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:22:34

“or to get ANYTHING passed...”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 19:01:18 in Healthy Living

“No need for formalities or to request forgiveness as I don't value your opinion, especially since you are wrong on virtually every count of attempting to discern my motivation and character.”

Heather Bowles on Jan 5, 2013 at 19:38:33

“You can't tell me you're not angry now, and I'm done trying to talk to you if you're going to be deliberately snarky. Your loss. Peace be with you.”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 18:59:36 in Healthy Living

“Fortunately for me you opinion doesn't count for anything.”

vote4leon on Jan 5, 2013 at 19:06:27

“Fortunately for Me, you don't value my opinion, or we might have to "count" how much energy you put into responding to Every bodies comments! Peace to you.;-)”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 12:28:19 in Healthy Living

“Is the irony of taking the time to post a response where you indicate that comments tend to have no effect lost on you, or is that part of your "devil's advocate" approach? Text doesn't often convey emotional or comedic nuance very well, so if you think I'm angry then that's OK with me, but I'm not angry so much as disappointed that people don't think more critically about these types of things. I comment for the same reasons other people do: entertainment value, the fun of arguing, stroking my ego or whatever else it may be. The last thing I would like to point out is that I don't take exception to the way you comment, but I would engage with your ideas, if you offered any.”

Heather Bowles on Jan 5, 2013 at 15:05:10

“I said that if I believed in astrology, you wouldn't have swayed my opinion. I did not say that your words had no effect. You are correct in stating that if they had not, I would not have commented, nor would I have continued reading the long winded thread of which I now find myself a part. What you did cause was just the slightest bit of amusement and curiosity.

Thank you for your honesty about your motivations. I will admit that I suspected it was some sort of ego stroke motivating you to comment on something that there really should be no argument about. Astrology, while entertaining in a "let's how how badly the psychic can get this wrong today" sort of way, is not something I take seriously. It's a lark. I apologize for not having a more cantankerous viewpoint, but I do not disagree with your assessment of astrology, only the manner in which you present your points.

Please forgive my saying so, but you give the impression of someone who is a bit of a snob, and not open to having your opinion changed. For me, that is the inherent danger in any HuffPo debate. In order to have any chance of changing someone's mind with my point of view, I have to be open to being challenged myself.”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 08:39:14 in Healthy Living

“I don't, I call myself "MagicManDoneIt" which is phrase I borrowed that indicts theists for falling back on an argument from ignorance instead of simply stating that they/we don't know something yet. I'm not sure what my username has to do with the fact that astrology is a load of bologna that con artists use to bilk the gullible out of money.”

vote4leon on Jan 5, 2013 at 18:23:59

“MMD, I think your username seems to project an illusion of a belief in "Something Mystical" as well as your avatar. Sorry, just my opinion!”

Heather Bowles on Jan 5, 2013 at 08:51:57

“After reading this whole thread, you seem to be a very angry sort of fellow. Tell me... what is the purpose of reading an article that you consider to be only so much rubbish, and further wasting time arguing with others about the efficacy of ancient methods of fortune telling? Do you hold your arguments in such high regard that everyone must listen and agree with you or they risk proving how daft they are? As I do so enjoy playing devil's advocate from time to time, I'd like to point out that if I did believe in the validity of astrology's hold on my destiny, none of your previous arguments would have swayed me. They all amount to an "Because I say so" knee jerk response.”
Former Navy Chaplain Cites Bible Verse On Newt Gingrich Gay Marriage Stance: 'Worthy Of Death' (UPDATED)

Former Navy Chaplain Cites Bible Verse On Newt Gingrich Gay Marriage Stance: 'Worthy Of Death' (UPDATED)

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 16:12:07 in Religion

“This issue is very simple as there are no good arguments against gay marriage, only bigoted ones. Either everyone gets to enjoy the same rights under the term marriage or no one does. I don't care if it's called marriage, civil union or monogamy contract, all consenting couples who wish to join their lives in this manner have the same right to do so, period.”

LintLass on Jan 4, 2013 at 16:54:59

“Of course the legal term is and always was.... Civil marriage.

The last time churches said their authority extended to the courthouse about civil marriage, they were saying 'Miscegenation is against God and America, and will......' (Well, just substitute the terms for what they say about LGBT marriage equality now. Same arguments, same tactics, same fearmongering, same *laws* even.)”

fldpwrman on Jan 4, 2013 at 16:49:06

“The real problem is the people that can't differentiate between LEGALLY married, and their religious fairy tales.”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 11:04:59 in Healthy Living

“There's nothing to understand beyond the placebo effect, which I have read up on.”
Acupuncture Can Also Help Children, Research Shows

Acupuncture Can Also Help Children, Research Shows

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 23:52:08 in Healthy Living

“Yes, I know that. I think you missed the point that acupuncture is a scam.”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 16:52:09 in Healthy Living

“I haven't read it, I researched its content and read some reviews after you mentioned it. I'm not going to read every book cited to support some crackpot theory, if you have evidence present it, otherwise go away.”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 13:58:46 in Healthy Living

“I'd rather spend my time doing something useful. Let me know when an underlying mechanism for astrology is dicovered or actual specific claims that are made in advance come true.”

Jeff Jawer on Jan 3, 2013 at 16:17:55

“Are you familiar with the book?”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 12:06:45 in Healthy Living

“It's a method for separating the gullible from their money, that's it. It's telling how you didn't argue about its veracity.”

JohnFromCensornati on Jan 11, 2013 at 16:50:48

“I gave you an assist on the bronze-age goat-herder thread.”

vote4leon on Jan 4, 2013 at 22:08:33

“Why would you call yourself "MagicMan" if you are so against these things?”

hibiscus1943 on Jan 4, 2013 at 07:54:26

“If you don't understand it, don't knock it!”

Jeff Jawer on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:27:34

“I suggest you read Richard Tarnas' book "Cosmos and Psyche" before you jump to conclusions.”
2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

2013 Astrology Horoscopes: Change Is The Name Of The Game

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 09:12:31 in Healthy Living

“What's the effect when you look for content but won't pay for it: articles about astrology. Editorial control at HP must mean figuring out how to fit everything on the page without assessing the actual content.”

Pulchritudinous on Jan 3, 2013 at 11:12:01

“A large portion of the world population believes in it. I wouldn't write it off just like that. It's an integral part in many people's lives, especially in other countries. Regardless if you take it seriously or not, you can't deny that it has a certain salience for many.”
Acupuncture Can Also Help Children, Research Shows

Acupuncture Can Also Help Children, Research Shows

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 09:05:58 in Healthy Living

“Why not? I'm sure if your pet has a checking account they can benefit as well.”

eva07 on Jan 4, 2013 at 03:51:01

“It works on pets too..”

OverseasVet on Jan 3, 2013 at 22:06:07

“Placebo doesn't work on animals.”
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