If it's in God's name, crazies do any...

If it's in God's name, crazies do anything

There are 289 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 5, 2009, titled If it's in God's name, crazies do anything. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

When the Kansas crazies landed in the Lehigh Valley in 2002, it was hard to believe anybody could take them seriously.

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Amsterdan

Allentown, PA

#1 Jun 5, 2009
Amen, the more they beleive in God the crazier they are
shadow

Montgomery, AL

#3 Jun 5, 2009
now its not like there ALL crazy. it just seems to give certain types of crazy people a chance to shine.....now that i think of it religeous or not humans are still the most insane thing on earth.
Geezer

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jun 5, 2009
nobody wrote:
According to recent polling, a majority of Americans oppose abortion -- which is consistent with liberals' hysterical refusal to allow us to vote on the subject. In a country with approximately 150 million pro-lifers, five abortionists have been killed since Roe v. Wade.
In that same 36 years, more than 49 million babies have been killed by abortionists. Let's recap that halftime score, sports fans: 49 million to five.
Meanwhile, fewer than 2 million Muslims live in America and, while Muslims are less murderous than abortionists, I'm fairly certain they've killed more than five people in the United States in the last 36 years. For some reason, the number "3,000" keeps popping into my head.
So in a country that is more than 50 percent pro-life -- and 80 percent opposed to the late-term abortions of the sort performed by Tiller -- only five abortionists have been killed. And in a country that is less than 0.5 percent Muslim, several dozen Muslims have killed thousands of Americans.
Ann Coulter
Your quoting or you ARE you AC?
Huh

Allentown, PA

#5 Jun 5, 2009
Holy smokes, I find that I am pretty much in agreement with Paul Carpenter. Time to play the lottery.

Since: Feb 08

Reading, PA

#6 Jun 5, 2009
Amsterdan wrote:
Amen, the more they beleive in God the crazier they are
It's not God who makes people crazy, it's religion.
Wrong

Nazareth, PA

#7 Jun 5, 2009
Avis wrote:
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It's not God who makes people crazy, it's religion.
Now there's an overstatement and a huge generalization if I ever saw one. Are you saying that everyone who practices any religion is crazy? Every man, woman and child attending synagogue, church or mosque is crazy? That's a lot of people. Because every time you set foot in one of those buildings you are practicing a religion. Do you know that the Obamas attend a church? Are they "crazy" too? Or is it only Republicans. Think before you post.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#9 Jun 5, 2009
nobody wrote:
According to recent polling, a majority of Americans oppose abortion...
While the most recent Gallup Poll does indeed show that for the first time more Americans consider themselves "pro-life" (51%) as opposed to "pro-choice" (42%), the very same poll shows that 76% of Americans say that abortion should remain legal in at least some circumstances, with 37% saying that abortion should be legal in "many" or "all" circumstances.

Only 23% take the hard line "pro-life" position of no abortions under any circumstances.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/118399/More-Americ...
Both ways

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jun 5, 2009
Carpenter tries to have it both ways. He condemns Tiller's murder, but supports the so-called protesters at the Allentown Women's Clinic. It's not exercising your right to free speech if you scream and curse at women entering the Clinic and try to intimidate them into leaving. Carpenter should stop by the Clinic and see for himself what goes on there. He might reconsider encouraging those extremists who are one step away from murderers. They already engage in trying to intimidate Clinic staff. That's not what the Constitution writers had in mind.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#11 Jun 5, 2009
Wrong wrote:
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Now there's an overstatement and a huge generalization if I ever saw one.
I think the overstatement and huge genralization is coming from what you're making of "Avis's" comment. Not all religion makes people crazy, of course not, but there have been more of than their fair share that have unfortunately. From the merely bats in the belfry crazy, to disturbingly dangerous to those around them, to suicidal in the name of your god or gods inserted here, the world's and even our country's history is chock full of religious nuts of many different varieties and belief systems. In our history alone you can start with the Salem witch trials and end with the Phelps Family's WBC "God hates just about everything brigade" and in between you'd still have the Shakers, the Millerites sitting on a hillside waiting for the return of Christ, The People's Temple, Waco, the FLDS, the Christian Identity movement and probably dozens if not hundreds of other examples of people doing the odd or the odious in the name of their religious beliefs...
Chloe

Salfordville, PA

#12 Jun 5, 2009
Avis wrote:
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It's not God who makes people crazy, it's religion.
I don't think it is so much religion itself, but rather the people who use religion to control others. People need to learn to use their god given minds to think for themselves.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#13 Jun 5, 2009
Chloe wrote:
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I don't think it is so much religion itself, but rather the people who use religion to control others. People need to learn to use their god given minds to think for themselves.
Or think for themselves and drop the whole god mythology altogether.

“EQUAL RIGHTS”

Since: Feb 08

NO MORE-NO LESS

#14 Jun 6, 2009
Amsterdan wrote:
Amen, the more they beleive in God the crazier they are
it's not the belief in god, it is the belief in religion that makes people crazy. organized religion has very little to do with god

“EQUAL RIGHTS”

Since: Feb 08

NO MORE-NO LESS

#15 Jun 6, 2009
Chloe wrote:
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I don't think it is so much religion itself, but rather the people who use religion to control others. People need to learn to use their god given minds to think for themselves.
if they took the time and energy to think for themselves they wouldn't need religion.
Johnny -The See- ILDee

Allentown, PA

#16 Jun 6, 2009
shadow wrote:
now its not like there ALL crazy. it just seems to give certain types of crazy people a chance to shine.....now that i think of it religeous or not humans are still the most insane thing on earth.
The "shadow" know!.
Johnny -The See- ILDee

Allentown, PA

#17 Jun 6, 2009
Both ways wrote:
Carpenter tries to have it both ways. He condemns Tiller's murder, but supports the so-called protesters at the Allentown Women's Clinic. It's not exercising your right to free speech if you scream and curse at women entering the Clinic and try to intimidate them into leaving. Carpenter should stop by the Clinic and see for himself what goes on there. He might reconsider encouraging those extremists who are one step away from murderers. They already engage in trying to intimidate Clinic staff. That's not what the Constitution writers had in mind.
Knowing!
Annie Oakley

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Jun 6, 2009
Both ways wrote:
Carpenter tries to have it both ways. He condemns Tiller's murder, but supports the so-called protesters at the Allentown Women's Clinic. It's not exercising your right to free speech if you scream and curse at women entering the Clinic and try to intimidate them into leaving. Carpenter should stop by the Clinic and see for himself what goes on there. He might reconsider encouraging those extremists who are one step away from murderers. They already engage in trying to intimidate Clinic staff. That's not what the Constitution writers had in mind.
I agree that Paul Carpenter ought to spend some time hanging out with the antichoicers. Some of them have taken up their cause on Union Blvd playing with baby dolls and big girl posters with gory pictures standing in the streets. Others remain north of the clinic yelling verbal assaults (calling volunteers murderers or killers), telling outright lies to patients (like you will be dead within a year if you go inside or you'll regret this for the rest of your life or abortion causes breast cancer).

I also agree that, as Carpenter has written, if it's in God's name it gives some license to do or say whatever crazy thing they want.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#19 Jun 6, 2009
Wrong wrote:
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Now there's an overstatement and a huge generalization if I ever saw one. Are you saying that everyone who practices any religion is crazy? Every man, woman and child attending synagogue, church or mosque is crazy? That's a lot of people. Because every time you set foot in one of those buildings you are practicing a religion. Do you know that the Obamas attend a church? Are they "crazy" too? Or is it only Republicans. Think before you post.
No, Mr. Wrong, I am not saying that everyone who attends a church is crazy. However, there are plenty of people who exploit religion for personal and political gain.(Jimmy Swagart and James Baker come to mind.)

Are you arguing that there are no crazy religious people?

Thought for the day: Science flies people to the moon. Religion flies people into buildings.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#20 Jun 6, 2009
Chloe wrote:
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I don't think it is so much religion itself, but rather the people who use religion to control others. People need to learn to use their god given minds to think for themselves.
I agree that people should think for themselves but that's exactly what religious leaders discourage.

I teach Biology for a living. Do you have any idea how weird it is to hear a student say, "My priest says I'll go to hell if I learn the theory of Evolution."

There's a difference between God and religion. Religion is controlled by men and has often used it's influence to gain power.
Johnny -The See- ILDee

Allentown, PA

#21 Jun 6, 2009
Religion = bad
God = Religion
God = bad

Make believe = childish
God = Make believe
God = childish

Gods and religion
Are both man-made.
They are the twin towers
Of poison marmalade.
Tigger

Rochester, NY

#22 Jun 6, 2009
So for all you people who seem to not beleive in any God, I have a question for you. If you were about to die, who would you call out to for help? Think about that one.

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