Truth reason knowledge
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#428 Mar 17, 2014
You can use a hammer..a kill somebody or build a hospital.

Sunapee, NH

#429 Mar 17, 2014
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#430 Mar 18, 2014
You got a toddler understanding of religion and god.
VacLib dot Com

Rutland, VT

#431 Mar 18, 2014
truth wrote:
Bill Maher, Psycho SusieQ's fellow atheist nut Truths the Vaccine BS and Psychotic God-hater SusieQ Hates Me Pointing That Out

well unlike those like ewe sue who are drunk on the pro-vaccine Kool-Aid, at least there's one thing that ewe're fellow religiophobe Maher is right about...
Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having
by Bill Maher
Lots of GREAT Vaccination Quotes from the world's top experts
10 outrageous (but true) facts about vaccines the CDC and the vaccine industry don't want you to know
Vaccine damage, hidden truth: not on the evening news
Jon Rappoport
Nearly two dozen medical studies prove that vaccines can cause autism Dr. Wakefield exhonerated
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#432 Mar 18, 2014
All I can hear is some static.

Sunapee, NH

#433 Mar 18, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
You got a toddler understanding of religion and god.
You have it exactly backwards Mulligan, it is normal for toddlers to have an imaginary friend, but most intelligent people grow out of it.

Fairy tales are only believed by children and the ignorant.

Superstition in adults is a mental illness and should be treated as such.

Religion... together we can find a cure!

Sunapee, NH

#434 Mar 18, 2014
How Did Creationists Respond to Yesterday’s Big News in Support of the Big Bang Theory?
March 18, 2014 By Hemant Mehta

"Yesterday’s big news in support of cosmic inflation, gravitational waves, and the Big Bang theory sounds like a death knell for Young Earth Creationism, right? Is Ken Ham going to finally shut down the Creation Museum?!

Of course not. In fact, Dr. Danny R. Faulkner of Answers in Genesis has already posted a rebuttal to the Nobel-Prize-worthy discovery… and it’s precisely what you’d expect: Complete denial:

"First, this announcement may be improperly understood and reported. For instance, in 2003 proof for cosmic inflation was incorrectly reported and a similar erroneous claim was made last year. Second, the predictions that are being supposedly confirmed are very model-dependent: if the model changes, then the predictions change. Inflation is just one of many free parameters that cosmologists have at their disposal within the big bang model, so they can alter these parameters at will to get the intended result. Third, other mechanisms could mimic the signal being claimed today. So, even if the data are confirmed, there may be some other physical mechanism at play rather than cosmic inflation."

In summary, 1) the scientists might be wrong, 2) Science changes so we can’t trust it, 3) God may have caused the thing the scientists are talking about.

Which, let’s face it, are their explanations for damn near everything. It’s an evasion of how scientific theories work, which parts of the experiment Faulkner thinks the scientists got wrong, and the usual admission that something else (hint: God) could’ve provided the same results a few thousand years ago.

Creationism: Proof that you can always deny that which you don’t understand.

I’m sure Faulkner is busy working on a paper rebutting yesterday findings — a paper that, if proven correct, would surely bring him fame and prestige within the scientific community. A paper full of calculations and diagrams and sound science… What’s that? No? Just that blog post? Well, there you go. "
Gott mit uns

Sunapee, NH

#435 Mar 18, 2014
OX News Reports ACTUAL SCIENCE! Creationists Go Out Of Their Ever-Loving MINDS!(With Screenshots)

John Prager March 18, 2014
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#436 Mar 18, 2014
Unnecessary Divisiveness
Gott mit uns

Sunapee, NH

#437 Mar 18, 2014
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Unnecessary Divisiveness
Yes, you are correct, religious dogma IS unnecessarily divisive!
Gott mit uns

Sunapee, NH

#438 Mar 18, 2014
Gott mit uns wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, you are correct, religious dogma IS unnecessarily divisive!
Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Really Starting To Scare Conservatives
By Amanda Marcotte

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
VacLib dot org

Rutland, VT

#439 Mar 18, 2014
truth wrote:
Bill Maher Trashes the Bible Noah Story and Psychotic Mass Murderer God =ld_tg4W7Hf8XX&feature=you
"March 14, 2014 - On Friday evening, Bill Maher's "New Rules" segment concluded with a lengthy tirade against the arbitrary rules and customs set forth in the Bible, as well as some of the more unbelievable details religious folks still believe to be literally true. Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is "stupid" because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah's ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as "floating giraffe crap," but said it "must be doing something right" since it's been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, "may put it in hot water with the Jews too."
That gave way to a rant on how the world is now four centuries removed from the scientific revolution, and yet we still find the Noah's ark story to be entirely true, despite some of the more... unbelievable... details. Christians are mad about the blockbuster film, he noted, because it doesn't take the Bible literally enough. "They're mad that this made-up story doesn't stay true to their made-up story," he quipped.
But, really, Maher said, Noah's tale is an "immoral" one because it's about a "psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it and his name is God." The Earth's creator became so irate that he had created mankind so flawed, as Maher related, that he sent a flood to kill everyone, including babies.
"What kind of tyrant kills everyone just to get back at the few he's mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie," he jabbed.
"Isn't life hard enough without making sh1t up out of thin air to f*ck with yourself?" he later asked of religion's arbitrary rules about food, clothing, and other material goods."
well at least ewe're fellow religiophobe Maher told the truth about one thing- the dangers of vaccines
yet ANOTHER banker has been suicided!(that's at least 12 now)
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#440 Mar 18, 2014

Sunapee, NH

#442 Mar 19, 2014
Saudi cleric ‘issues religious edict banning all-you-can-eat buffets’
Adam Withnall 18 March 2014


A senior cleric in Saudi Arabia has reportedly issued a religious edict, or fatwa, banning all-you-can-eat style buffets.

According to Sheik Saleh al-Fawzan, such restaurants breach Sharia law by requiring customers to pay a set price for a product that is unknown and unquantified in advance.

The cleric, who is a member of the country’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, announced the fatwa while appearing on the Saudi Arabia-based Quranic TV station, according to Al Arabiya news.

“Whoever enters the buffet and eats for 10 or 50 riyals without deciding the quantity they will eat is violating Sharia (Islamic) law,” Fawzan said.

The edict was picked up by local and regional newspapers, and caused some outrage among social media users.

One reportedly wrote:“Congratulations! Open buffets have made it in the list for what is forbidden for us.”

Musa Furber, a fellow scholar who claims to also be qualified to issue Islamic edicts, wrote on his website to clarify the thinking behind the sheikh’s decision.

He said:“The Sheikh’s reasoning is that “the value and quantity of what is sold should be pre-determined before it is purchased.” This is not surprising or shocking since one of the requirements of a valid sales transaction (bay&#703;) in Sh&#257;fi&#703;&# 299; and &#7716;anbal&#299; fiqh is identifying the goods being exchanged. So the Sheikh’s ban is reasonable if we treat the all you can eat buffet as a sales transaction.”

Furber added that Sharia law was open to interpretation on the matter – if buffets were regarded as a paid-for service, for example, the stipulation regarding “unknown goods” would not apply.

Either way, other Twitter users came to the defence of the sheikh. According to Al Arabiya, one wrote:“It is funny, those who call for discussions, they do not discuss evidence or what the sheikh has proposed but discuss his person.”

Another said:“The disaster is those who criticize the sheikh are ignorant, they do not know.”"
Oh no

Brattleboro, VT

#443 Mar 19, 2014
Mike Mulligan
Ewe Are What Ewe Eat

Rutland, VT

#444 Mar 19, 2014
Yeeesh sueQ
So now it's attacks on religious people for what they don't eat (Pig meat etc.) due to their faith?
Go to Saudi Arabia and try spewing ewe're hate there and see what they do
Oh BTW Q, that field of science ewe claim to love has proven that pork and shellfish are two of THE worst foods for one's health

"Sh&#257;fi&#703; &#"
-always with the psychotic hyperbolic cussing etc. The admin here ought to just delete all three of ewe're whacked-out nutball extremist hatespeech threads
big stinky

Sunapee, NH

#445 Mar 19, 2014
Ewe Are What Ewe Eat wrote:
-always with the psychotic hyperbolic cussing etc. The admin here ought to just delete all three of ewe're whacked-out nutball extremist hatespeech threads
Geeze Big Stinky, you always suprise me with your ability to non ironicly describe yourself

Have you ever looked in a mirror?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#447 Mar 19, 2014

Sunapee, NH

#448 Mar 19, 2014
MUST SEE: Watch ‘Inner City’ People Unload On Racist Liar Paul Ryan!(Video)

"November is right around the corner and these election campaigns are heating up. Republicans seem to be reaching an all-time low with their snide remarks and below-the-belt comments toward their Democratic opponents. Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan is one candidate in particular whose comments really hit home, and this time offending his own constituents that live in the inner city.

Ryan recently previewed his legislative pitches on how to reform America’s poverty by creating programs that will deal with the “real culture problem” in our “inner cities”. During this preview, Ryan went on to quote conservative social scientist Charles Murray, who believes that genetically African Americans are less intelligent than whites, resulting in the national problem of poverty because “a lot of people are born lazy”.

In this racist Republican’s failed attempt to defend his comments, Ryan said they had “nothing to do with race whatsoever.” Voters in Racine, WI, Ryan’s own district, were interviewed to see what they thought of his discriminating comments.

“He’s out of touch with reality,” Racine citizen Ricky McMorris said.“He get out here and see what’s going on, everything is being shipped overseas, companies shutting down. I had a company shut down on me about 6 or 7 years ago that I was working at. So to make a statement like that is totally out of order.”

Ann Sevino of Racine states that she knows many young African American men who go to work every single day, but still live in poverty because no one can survive on $7.25 an hour. The only solution is to raise minimum wage.

Watch Racine locals respond to Ryan’s idiotic comments here:"

another one

Sunapee, NH

#449 Mar 19, 2014
GOP Lawmaker Likens Medicaid Expansion To A 'Tar Baby,' Says He 'Meant Nothing Racial' By It
by Chris Gentilviso : 03/19/2014

"A GOP lawmaker is embroiled in some controversy after a racially-charged comment he made against Medicaid expansion.

The Virginian Pilot reported Tuesday that Virginia state Sen. Frank Ruff (R) spoke out against expanding that service, comparing it to a "tar baby." Ruff's comments came at a breakfast held by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce.

The following day, Ruff told the newspaper that "he meant nothing racial." He also apologized to Danville, Va. Mayor Sherman Saunders, who is African American.

In a Wednesday statement, Democratic Party of Virginia Chair and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones called for a formal apology from Ruff, saying he chose to "use a divisive and inflammatory term." The incident comes days after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vowed he would fight for Medicaid expansion, "if it's the last thing I do."

As TIME explained in 2006, while the term "tar baby" can mean "sticky situation," it also was used in 19th century Uncle Remus African American folklore stories. Those tales are told from the perspective of rural blacks living in post-Reconstruction South.

Ruff is not the first politician to face some controversy for using the phrase. Back in 2006, then-White House Press Secretary Tony Snow deflected a question about the government collecting phone records, saying he didn't "want to hug the tar baby of trying to comment on the program." During the same year, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) apologized for using the term to describe a troubled Boston highway tunnel project."

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