“The way I see this ... This guy could be wrong ..and there is a God..... or I could be wrong ..and there is no God .... but when we die ... I would rather be me and wrong than be him and wrong ..”
Ataraxic on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:13:58
“What if you believe in the wrong god? There are around 3000 documented. What if the true god despises blind faith and loves atheists? And wouldn't even the Christian god know you were just hedging your bets instead of truly believing?”
MoreButtons on Dec 10, 2013 at 08:57:40
“So all you're really doing is hedging your bets? If there were a god, don't you believe he would see through that? I would rather be intellectually honest and be wrong.”
i3lackops on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:57:14
“That is called Pascals Wager. And it precludes love because you are not loving god, but because of the expectation that you will receive eternal rewards. Dont you see the hypocracy of this? In order to get to your heaven, you have to love your god and jesus. You are required to do something, that is only genuine if its done while its not required.”
royalchant on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:41:46
“I'm sure you've totally outsmarted and won god over with your hedging of bets.”
Artsnwords on Dec 10, 2013 at 04:38:47
“So you just believe to CYA rather than follow your "conscience" as the new Pop says!”
Daschenk on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:43:15
“That argument does not compel me to join”
pops1959 on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:09:31
“Or you could be right and wrong. You could die and there is a god, but not the god you believed in.... And he or she might not be happy with you for believing in the wrong god.”
Counter Sniper on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:09:45
“So you make decisions based on fear of the unknown. Way to live your life.”
manmi1 on Dec 10, 2013 at 02:07:35
“And, if there is a God, he will welcome all... he won't discard anyone because they don't believe the fairytale... that is a myth made up by big business churches.”
“Commercialism may be accurate from whenever you say it starts through Dec 24th ... but you are completely inaccurate when stating there isn't a Christian celebration of Christmas or that Christmas.. Dec 25th ....means little if anything spiritual.... there is a world-wide celebration ... not sure if you do or do not take part ..but it sounds as if you don't.... so I am not sure how you know what Christians are doing around the world on Dec 25th . ..I have no problem with you stating your opinion.. ...just try to use truth ... .. You seem to have studied the Bible some ... the 9th commandment ...another Christian principle.... Merry Christmas....”
“I'm pretty sure his comments.. now and previously .. are sufficient evidence of a serious mental disorder...maybe they should put him away for his own protection ..or the protection of the people of Florida.. that would be one way it would work ..”
slimbear on Oct 23, 2013 at 00:31:33
“If they could do that, there wouldn't be any tp or rp running loose creating mayhem.”
“Absolutely ....it would be stupid to think $300 million is going to help any city that is $18 billion in debt..and full of corrupt politicians --it is not enough to help --and Obama won't give them more because we don't have it and politically it would end up costing the Dems the mid-terms.”
“really...you think throwing away $300 million on a city that is in debt for $18 billion is a good use of taxpayer funds? Detroit cannot get out of this just through bankruptcy proceedings ..... it is dying a slow death ..$300 million of our money is not going to change this ..it is being wasted....they did this to themselves .and they have no one to blame but the Dems who drove the city into the ground ....and the people who kept voting for them ..”
kitharris1 on Sep 28, 2013 at 13:30:07
“it is a transfer of funds to political allies. the money will be gone in a huge puff of smoke.”
“Obama's position was no different than what the Repubs have right now .. his vote not having any consequences is something that has been a staple of his career ....so it is only when his vote has consequences that it counts? lol Well that's a stupid statement if I ever heard one ... you may think cons are dumb ....but your statements ..which are completely inaccurate about the sequester, the credit downgrade, the fiscal cliff..as well as the debt ceiling paying for Republican policies are so inaccurate you have proven how dumb you are....”
“Obama ..won't negotiate on raising the debt ceiling ..he says it is critical to do this without any politics involved.... I guess this is another part of the "change" Obama promised ...at least he didn't lie ...he changed his view on this ..just like he has "evolved" his opinion on other issues whenever the need for potiical gain was there .... pretty sure libs cheered his position back then ..like they defend it now...... hard to deny it when you quote his own words ..the only explanation he ever gives is he didn't know what he was talking about when he was a Senator ..so we promoted him to President.... just great.
"America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit."
-- Sen. Barack Obama, March 16, 2006”
Veets99 on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:59:19
“He said "no". At that point in the previous presidency, policies were enacted that bloated the deficit, most of which were kept off the books.
The Bush tax cuts and Medicare part D alone added 30% more to the deficit than Obama has added / is projected for his entire 8 years, including all discretionary spending to keep things going. 2 trillion in deficit for just those two things, which the president added to the deficit and the dopes on the right have stated is Obama's fault.”
Barbara DeZan on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:56:28
“Well, only CONGRESS can spend money. So, if the debt ceiling needs another raise, it's because Congress has bought too much crap on credit.
Presidents don't spend money.
It's a constitutional thingie.”
Nytfall on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:51:02
“Inability to adapt to changing circumstances is fatal rightwing flaw. Pay down the debt when the economy is strong. Provide economic stimulus when the economy is weak. Try googling 'economics' to learn more.”
babyspittle on Sep 15, 2013 at 12:35:59
“sweetheart, Obama's vote had no negative consequences.
(R)'s threat to default gave us the sequester (minus a million jobs), the credit downgrade and the fiscal cliff.
you dumb cons don't know how to make a valid comparison.
Aside from that, we don't need to raise the debt ceiling to pay for Obama's policies.
Its to pay for REPUBLICAN policies they never paid for.”
“If someone with poor judgment shouldn't be in government office ...what do we do... impeach Obama? His behavior suggests anything but competency .. he needs help with his memory ... .he can't recall what he said about Bush with the deficit, what he said about bringing the country together.....heck he can't remember what he said about a red line...memory loss like that could be grounds for Biden to take over....now that is a scary proposition ... ..”
sammyquinton on Sep 9, 2013 at 00:20:00
“And how does that differ from all other government office holders & politicians?”
navy85736usnret on Sep 8, 2013 at 23:06:54
“Just remember..next general election, The GOP/TP/Religinuts
are going to take the biggest beating in History. Make a copy of
this posting and keep it handy. (former Republican)”
“Oh-oh...conspiracy believer ?..allowed 9/11 to happen? He should have listened to you when you predicted the event ..flight numbers , names of individuals involved .. time and date ..I just don't understand why you didn't go on CNN to tell us about it on 9/10...”
“No I don't ..what I believe is Obama is the guy who wanted the job ..twice... Obama is the guy who said he could fix things ..not me ..Obama was the guy who said his focus was on jobs ..four times he said that ..because the first three times his focus wasn't really on jobs ..he lied .. and this discussion was around the African American community..so no things are not better for them now..Do you really believe they are better off now? .. and this economy is sputtering along .. not getting better for the middle class whose income has decreased ..not getting better for the millions who can only find PT work ... not getting better for future generations who will have the burden of $20 Trillion in debt by the time this guy is out of office ...not getting better for the small businesses who cannot afford Obamacare .. not getting better for those who have stopped looking for work which has been the real driver in declining unemployment ..when the discussion in the news starts to turn to higher wages for people working at McDonalds you know we are still in trouble. The problem isn't low wages at McDonald's ..the problem is why are all these people working at McDonald's still to support a family? Because they can't find good paying jobs ... so while I don't claim all of the problems started with Obama...and I don't believe all the problems were caused by Bush either since for the last two”
“Funny....because on the "positive numbers" --you know the phony unemployment improvements ...He takes the credit for the "improving economy"....and even he doesn't try to blame Bush anymore . .. no one believes that line ...it has become such a standard joke ...well no one but you apparently ....maybe you are the one who shouldn't be taken seriously ... the numbers don't lie --things are still getting worse for the African American community --they still voted for him in overwhelming majorities ..that is not exactly thinking before you vote... ..and it was you who brought up the "thinking people"...don't use the liberal trick of "gee I can't argue that point on fact...so I better change the topic"”
papaeastwood on Sep 8, 2013 at 00:11:07
“So let me ask you once again...do you really believe that the issues this country faces today are all the result of the actions of this administration? Do you really, truly, believe that everything just fell apart in january of 2009? Do you really think that everything was so much better in 2008? Do you deny that things are better now than they were then?”
“The poverty rate for blacks is now 25.8 percent. The black labor force participation rate, which rose throughout the 1980s and 1990s, has declined sharply under Obama to 61.4 percent. The black unemployment rate, according to Pew Research, stands at 13.4 percent. Among black, male, high school dropouts the unemployment rate is 95 percent. And yet 93% of African Americans voted for him in 2012..... "thinking people" didn't get Obama re-elected either .. and now his incompetency is on view for the world to see with his handling of Syria.... Bush got almost 50 countries to support going into Iraq .. Obama can't get 1 and 1/2 to support him ..”
papaeastwood on Sep 7, 2013 at 01:08:31
“And all the "facts' you offer...thats all the result of what has happened since Obama became the President?...as though he was presented with a clean slate, with no problems to deal with?Do you really believe that?
I believe you do.And because I do I don't think you deserve to be taken seriously.”