“That whole 'conversation' between Agent Bledsoe and John Ehrlichman is specious. Ehrlichman was not Chief of Staff - that was Haldeman. Also, the Constitution says nothing about the FBI. Either these guys had no idea what they were talking about, or the whole book is sensational BS.”
Artos on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:44:48
“Says you, Were you privy to the real details? If not then how would you even know? Eh?”
“Something made the universe work the way it does. That thing is God. Something makes us behave in ways beyond simple self-interest. That thing is God as well. The idea that science is inconsistent with God is absurd. Science is the study of what makes the universe behave the way it does, and as such, it is as much about the study of God as any religion. The universe is God.”
MjborLA on Feb 12, 2012 at 22:27:43
“Infinite regression demonstrates to us that the concept of a creator God is a logical impossibility. There cannot be a God. If there were, why would he bother creating laws of logic only to negate is own existence?”
AZLibDem on Feb 12, 2012 at 11:20:58
“"Something made the universe work the way it does."
"That thing is God."
Unsupported conclusion based on unsupported hypothesis.”
dschiff on Feb 11, 2012 at 14:14:52
“Let me recreate your arguments and show you how they fail.
1. Something made the universe work the way it does (premise)
2. That thing is God. (bald assertion)
3. Therefore god exists
I can easily deny the first premise and second premise.
1. Something makes us behave in ways beyond simple self-interest.
2. That thing is God as well. (bald assertion)
3. Therefore god exists.
Again, this is nothing but assertions. No evidence, no logical arguments. I could say "that thing is hera and zeus," or "that thing is the infinite turtle god."
So your god both created the universe and gave humans moral behavior? How convenient that he explains the difficult questions, and is interested in one brand new species on one tiny planet--- your species...”
aviandonn on Feb 11, 2012 at 14:01:02
“This is simply the argument that the explanation for things we don't yet know or understand is "god did it". In this scenario, lack of knowing = proof of god. This only works with other people who are equally superficial in their thinking.”
George Leroy on Feb 11, 2012 at 13:53:22
“What made God? What makes God behave in ways beyond simple self-interest?
"Can God make a rock so big that he himself can't lift it?" G. Carlin”
Zilo on Feb 11, 2012 at 13:49:11
“Your post makes no sense.
How do you know "that thing is God"?
Religious people say this all the time yet not one of them ever proves it. And you just go on saying it.
You can't say that "something made the universe work the way it does" and "that thing is God" then go on later and say "The universe is god". Have you ever heard of begging the question? That statement isn't logically sound at all. Either God made the universe (and you have to give us sound evidence for why this is true) or god IS the universe, in which case you're just using semantics to be tricky because we can just as easily call the universe the universe with no need to refer to it as god. 'Universe' is a word that suffices. You start trying to call it god and you add all kinds of other meanings into it that you can't support and that most likely don't fit. You don't seem to know what you consider god. You just want to call all the stuff that's bigger than you and outside of your range of knowledge "God." It doesn't work that way.”
“This is one of those difficult situations in which we're forced to contemplate two very different perspectives on a man's life. Joe Paterno was a great football coach and leader. Joe Paterno was a detached and arrogant figurehead who passively allowed one of his subordinates to commit horrible crimes. Both positions are true. As much as we'd like to embrace one position over the other, doing so only placates our own desperation for simplicity, and does nothing to serve the truth. He was tragically flawed, as most great men are.”
mebemommee06 on Jan 22, 2012 at 21:53:29
“His subordinate as you call him was dismissed by Joe in 1999,, he had NO ties with Sandusky personally or professionally. and his flaw was he didn't bad mouth anyone, which in rights he could have, but that just shows the type of class he had..”
Enough 999 on Jan 22, 2012 at 18:31:41
“With no proof of any culpability, the powers that be jumped to the conclusion that he was guilty. He was fired. His wife was scorned. He was virtually made a non-person by the institution that adored honored him for years.
There have been no charges against him and they've stated that there were none on the horizon.
So just "tar and feather" him. The kangaroo court knew he had health problems, but that wasn't enough to lay back and wait for the facts to either implicate or exonerate him. They made life so miserable that I have no doubt that their behavior hastened his death.
Now they can praise themselves for being so perfect and ridding us all of this "scourge" of the football world. This man who really set the bar for all the football players he coached over the years. This man for whom a statue was erected on campus to display the respect they wanted him and the world to see.
Maybe it's time to start interviewing some of the former players and see how many of them feel he was a major uplifting factor in their personal as well as career lives.
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."”
“we were cheering for the ducks (we live in eugene and my husband is an alum), however i was proud of the players on both teams. They all played well, penalties and mistakes were at a minimum. They all played well and I saw no bad sportsmanship . (in the past we've seen CAL slow down the game by obviously faking injuries and usc who would stay sitting on top of lamichael james extra long after he was tackled right after he' been out 2 weeks for a dislocated elbow , (which he reset himself on the field!). I like good players that play fair.”
“Actually, the most revolting thing about this story is that neither of the two people involved are even remotely attractive. No disrespect, but Amy Koch could be the international standard for ax handles.”
“The point here is not whether Democrats take the same indecent liberties as Republicans with members of the staff (we do ;)). The point here is the hypocrisy of running a campaign based on family values while defiling those very values in one's personal life. Republicans believe their position entitles them to behave in any manner they chose, while the 'little people' have to abide by their rules.”
“Luck is a lock, but it's great to see Montee Ball in there. F-em Bucky.”
soundbyte74 on Dec 6, 2011 at 00:55:36
“Luck hasn't done anything to merit being considered the heisman favorite. He may be a lock for the top pick, but not for the heisman. RGIII, Ball, and Trent Richardson have all had much better years. Heck, Barkley, his rival, had a better year than him.”
chemistrydoc on Dec 6, 2011 at 00:16:24
“And, why is he a lock? He has looked pretty human most of the year.....”
“Again, the players have nothing to do with this. They've been classy during what I'm sure has been a punch to their solar plexis.
Nebraska and OSU have been nothing but gracious to the players as well.”
“This could certainly bring irrecoverable shame to Joe Paterno. But it should just as certainly bring shame to the thousands of administrators, boosters, alumni, and media executives who collectively create the immense pressure to win at all costs. Each and every one of them should look straight into the mirror and ask themselves how they've come to value a football team's reputation over the physical safety of 10 year old boy.”