Atheism should have the same rights as any other religion. And the same restrictions with respect to the constitution.Atheists shouldn't have rights -Fox News
#220 Sep 21, 2013
#221 Sep 21, 2013
"...the same rights as any other religion." ??
-the Constitution's Bill of Rights is about the Rights of Individuals, not any collective groups.
Nothing in the document says those with strong religious convictions can be restricted from being involved in govt.
The 'money' is unconstitutional but not for the reason atheists biatch about, it will keep on being made with 'In God We Trust' on it, and the founding documents which point out where real American's rights come from will not be changed, and Congress will still have paid chaplains as will the military and the nightly prayer will continue to be said on Navy ships every night etc. etc. not matter how many lawsuits are filed by irritating atheists like Michael Newdow who started the Church of Atheism
And one has the right to the PURSUIT of happiness, but not a right to whatever might make one happy to be provided by govt., which means those with the 'Healthcare Is A Human Right' signs & stickers are telling the world they're an idiot and supporter of tyranny.
Thanks for pointing out the fact that it's a religion
My point was that contrary to what atheists claim, the founders when writing the Constitution did Not somehow forget that important point they made 13 years earlier in the Declaration of Independence., that the Constitution Does mention God/the Creator as being the source of rights since the Dec. of Ind. does and that previous engagement is included as part of the Constitution via the first clause of Article VI.
Atheists can claim to have rights but they can't change the fact that our country's founding documents including All 50 State Constitutions acknowledge God and rights as unalienable because they come not from mankind, as we/our govt. can only grant privileges- never rights.
Afterall- that's Why they are 'unalienable' as the founders said in the 1776 Dec., because mankind cannot destroy what mankind cannot create, that's what makes them special and worth fighting for when tyrants try to infringe on them as they are bigtime today.
the link I forgot- Paul Harvey's 'If I Were The Devil'
#222 Sep 21, 2013
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."
"Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it."
H. L. Mencken
#223 Sep 22, 2013
The last one is the one that applies to your post.
#224 Sep 24, 2013
As it does yours.
#225 Sep 24, 2013
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."
#226 Sep 24, 2013
Brattleboro Topix Forum wouldn't exist.
#227 Sep 24, 2013
Possible cause for alleged "Poltergeist activity" could be due to anomaly over the right temporoinsular region of brain.
"People who report objects moving in their presence, unusual sounds, glows around other people, and multiple sensed presences but do not meet the criteria for psychiatric disorders have been shown to exhibit electrical anomalies over the right temporal lobes. This article reports the striking quantitative electroencephalography, sLORETA results, and experimental elicitation of similar subjective experiences in a middle-aged woman who has been distressed by these classic phenomena that began after a head injury. She exhibited a chronic electrical anomaly over the right temporoinsular region. The rotation of a small pinwheel near her while she concentrated upon it was associated with increased coherence between the left and right temporal lobes and concurrent activation of the left prefrontal region. The occurrence of the unusual phenomena and marked sadness was associated with increased geomagnetic activity; she reported a similar mood when these variations were simulated experimentally. Our quantitative measurements suggest people displaying these experiences and possible anomalous energies can be viewed clinically and potentially treated."
#228 Sep 24, 2013
But if rights are not considered as coming from outside of mankind, an entity called God or whatever one wants to call 'it', then they are from merely privileges from mankind, which are worthless to lovers of freedom
No God/Creator- No rights
The important thing here is all about rights and being able to enjoy them, not that one needs to pass a religious test and have to believe any particular doctines etc. which the founders were also against, but that if we're not all in accord as to the notion of rights being from somewhere other than us/govt., then rights become mere privileges which get taken which is tyranny
Inscribed on our hallowed LIBERTY BELL in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is this Bible scripture:
PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF LEV. XXV X
Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, advocate of religious tolerance and victim of an unjust tyrannical British law (charged with the crime of preaching outside the established religion and without a license (privilege) from the government) and a tyrant judge, as were four jurors who refused to be forced by the judge into declaring Penn guilty.
The same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globethe belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.
President John F. Kennedy, at his Inaugural Address which included Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You...
We have waited for more than three hundred and forty years for our constitutional and God-given rights.
one day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters they were in reality standing up for the best in the American dream and the most sacred values in our JudaeoChristian heritage, and thusly, carrying our whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in the formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Martin Luther King, Jr., writing from Birmingham jail, 1963
If our activism was wrong, then the Declaration of Independence was wrong, and the Constitution was wrong. But if these documents are right, then it is worth striving to make their principles even more real than they already are. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as quoted in From the Hood To The Hill by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, PhD, DMin, DD, CHC, USN (Ret.)
#229 Sep 25, 2013
Those people who are governed by an imaginary dictator, rather than reason, evidence and rational discourse are the tyrants.
Our rights are indeed granted to us by each other, not from some invisible puppet master. They can be taken away or denied. There are indeed many in this great nation who unfortunately are not afforded the same rights as everyone else. The reasons for this inequity are almost exclusively religious.
It is the tyranny of religious delusion which oppresses many of these people and it is indeed delusional humans who deny these citizens their rights. They refuse to let go of harmful, backwards, religious delusions and put their psychotic, tyrannical, imaginary dictator in the sky before the people of this secular nation.
It is this hateful, imaginary god who is the tyrant and everyone who pretends that he has any influence over the lives of humans.
Thankfully people are waking up to the fact that the childish notion of a god is no more real than ghosts, Santa clause, or the tooth fairy and that trying to live by the savage rules of an ignorant, primitive desert tribe from 2000 years ago is insane.
Those who are oppressed by the tyranny of an imaginary god are slowly gaining the rights that they deserve by demanding them from other humans. Freedom isn't free and we must demand it at every turn or else it will be taken away.
#232 Sep 25, 2013
You are right. I am a fool for engaging with a fool like you. Here is one of the rules for being a liberal you will like as it fits you to a T.
10) You must be absolutely close minded: One of the key reasons liberals spend so much time vilifying people they dont like and questioning their motivations is to protect themselves from having to consider their arguments. This helps create a completely closed system for liberals. Conservative arguments are considered wrong by default since theyre conservative and not worth hearing. On the other hand, liberals arent going to make conservative arguments. So, a liberal goes to a liberal school, watches liberal news, listens to liberal politicians, has liberal friends, and then convinces himself that conservatives are all hateful, evil, racist Nazis so that any stray conservatism he hears should be ignored. It makes liberal minds into perfectly closed loops that are impervious to anything other than liberal doctrine.
#233 Sep 25, 2013
Sounds like you've really made up your mind about liberals, how very small minded of you. Project much?
#235 Sep 25, 2013
Rebellion To Tyrants Is Obedience To God is the motto that Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams had all proposed should be placed on the Great Seal of the United States.
watch out for those particularly dangerous religious people...
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#236 Sep 25, 2013
So now you are threatening to shoot people who don't agree with your psychotic delusions on a public forum?
You need professional help comrade, perhaps the feds will get it for you once they pick you up for making public threats.
#237 Sep 25, 2013
How can someone threaten to take someone else's life because they don't support their religious delusions and in the same post wonder how people take other peoples rights away.
It is so basic that it boggles the mind, Alex is essentially a terrorist threatening to take my most basic right to life to protect a grossly delusional set of rigid delusions.
You are one of these people Alex and you will not succeed in taking my rights away from me by threatening terrorist acts.
Say hi to uncle Sam for me...
#238 Sep 26, 2013
Krauss '09: "A Universe From Nothing"
"Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing."
#239 Sep 26, 2013
Scientists come face to face with evolution's missing link
Bridie Smith September 26, 2013
"The discovery of what may be the earliest known creature with a face has provided scientists with the missing link needed to solve an age-old mystery as to when vertebrates developed jaws.
Discovered in China, the fossilised fish preserved in three-dimensions is the most primitive vertebrate found with a modern type of jaw, including a dentary bone found in humans.
A previously unknown member of the now extinct placoderm family, the ancient fish would have been largely covered by armoured plates. But it is the complex lower jaw structure of the 419-million-year-old fish that has scientists so exhilarated.
'It is very exciting news and I don't use superlatives like that very often,'' said Flinders University strategic professor in palaeontology John Long.''This fish is pivotal in understanding the very first creatures to have jaws.''
Outlined over seven pages in the journal Nature on Thursday, the discovery solves a niggling question about the origin of modern fish. It had been thought that the most recent common ancestor of jawed vertebrates resembled modern sharks. But the new fossil turns this view on its head.
Professor Long said the fossil fish slotted into the evolutionary timeline ahead of two groups of fish: the sharks and rays, which have cartilage skeletons, and other fish such as salmon and trout that have bone skeletons.
This indicates that the fossil uncovered in China was an ancestor of both the cartilage and bone fish groups, meaning sharks are not as primitive as first thought.
The placoderm group of fish also hold the first signs of features that have survived the evolutionary process to be evident in humans, including the dentary bone in the jaw, paired hind limbs and complex reproductive organs.
''This fish is really important for understanding the deep, distant evolution of the human body plan,'' Professor Long said."
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/sci...
#240 Sep 26, 2013
Are you a liberal? Of course the rule doesn't apply to true liberals. It only applies to the pc kind of liberals. The political kind who think they know better than everyone else. I thought you were an angry elitist atheist? Atheists can be liberals but they can't be liberals if they object to other people believing something different than they do. Objecting to freedom to believe what you want is the opposite of liberal.
#241 Sep 27, 2013
That is probably the stupidest definition of liberal I have ever heard, do you really believe that liberals can't object to other people believing something different than they do? Seriously, stop and think about how idiotic that sounds for a minute.
You are certainly free to believe what ever stupid fantasy you want, just don't expect anyone to respect you for it or even consider your childish delusions just because you think you know better than everyone else.
#242 Sep 27, 2013
Dutch bible belt vs measles outbreak
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