That was lovely & very interesting. I knew nothing about that last part.Yes, I am a believer. The dinosaurs were extinct long before any man appeared on this planet to make any kind of history, written or otherwise recording such an event. Yes I believe in evolution and natural selection. No, I do not see a conflict in that belief and the scriptures of the New or Old Testaments. God created present creatures and man by natural selection and evolution. That method was just as magical as the "presto " method that fundamentalist demand that God had to have used to conform to their dogma.
Yes, there have been floods of what was known as the world. Yes, the Ark and its dimensions are described in the Bible, It would not have been able to contain two of all the dinosaurs , even if they had been still in existence.
God gave man intelligence to explore and understand his surroundings. God expects man to use that intelligence rather than blindly accepting the words of charlatans claiming to know the mind of God and his methods.
God does not favor ignorance or stupidity. Colonial preachers and judges were convicting people of "witchcraft" and "Satanism" because of unusual events happening during a particularly wet summer. Their ignorance of science prevented them from understanding that an ergot mold growing on the rye that year was producing lysergic acid in their primary food supply. I suspect that the perpetrators of the witchcraft craziness are presently in dire need for a drink of ice water.
#52038 Apr 25, 2014
#52039 Apr 25, 2014
"Lies, damn lies and statistics" Mark Twain
#52040 Apr 25, 2014
Redundant Right Wing talking point is pure bunk:
"What [George] Will,[Shelby] Steele and [Buffoon] O'Reilly failed to mention is the exacting truth that white Americans are just as likely to be killed by other whites. According to Justice Department statistics (pdf), 84 percent of white people killed every year are killed by other whites.
In fact, all races share similar ratios. Yet there's no outrage or racialized debate about "white on white" violence. Instead, the myth and associated fear of "black on black" crime is sold as a legitimate, mainstream descriptive and becomes American status quo."
#52041 Apr 25, 2014
. No matter where, whites are not butchering one another like black people are.
Poor, rich, doesn't matter.
#52042 Apr 25, 2014
. Exactly! Unfortunately, as you have often told me, sometimes statistics are right on!
#52043 Apr 25, 2014
My statement is absolute truth.
Whites also have drug and murder problems.
But not NEARLY AS BAD!
You just don't want to help these people get free of drugs.
Why? Afraid it might cost some money?
Job training. Education.
The inner cities must have jobs and OPPORTUNITY!
Can't you see that?
Let's quit ignoring our problems.
#52044 Apr 25, 2014
Actually, they are.
How does these two facts fit into your RW spin condemning just blacks?
Race Matters: Study Claims White Men Are More Likely To Commit Mass Murders Than Blacks Or Any Other Racial Group
Study shows White Men are more likely to be Serial Murderers than any other racial group
#52045 Apr 25, 2014
Damn. Not much of a choice there... LBJ getting us into the war more or Goldwater wanting to double down on a pointless bloodbath...
#52046 Apr 25, 2014
I'm not the one who votes to screw poor people over. That's the Republicans that does that. I vote for my taxes to be raised to help ALL people out of poverty. I don't vote for another round of tax cuts for the extremely rich. You do.
YOUR party votes to cut social programs and food stamps for families with children so that billionaires can get another round of tax cuts.
You vote to ignore our country's problems every time you vote Republican.
#52047 Apr 25, 2014
You're ignoring the facts. White people are likely to be killed by other white people.
But check the statistics.
Who is more likely to be murdered in America?
A black person, or a white person?
A black person is more likely to be murdered.
Have you ever lived in an inner city mostly black area?
What did I see?
I saw good people trying to live in impossible conditions.
No jobs hardly.
But they still tried to live normal lives, even with all the shooting.
The fights. And of course the drugs.
There was a strangeness to it.
Like a warzone.
But there was still church, there was still school for those who stuck it out.
You could do everything right there..... And still get killed.
No job training. No jobs. No opportunity, mainly.
Always, the drugs. Drugs meant money, in a place where money was otherwise very, very tight.
So I didn't blame anybody there, for selling drugs.
Just wished it could have been replaced by jobs.
There's another reason almost nobody there had a job.
Guess that's another story....
#52048 Apr 25, 2014
Ironic.I voted twice for Obama.
There has to be a way to help people gain jobs.
Whether they live in Appalachia, or inner city somewhere.
The politicians talk.
We have billionaires on both sides..... who could help more, I think.
#52049 Apr 25, 2014
The reason almost no one from the inner city, or ANY high crime area, can get a job, is the word "felon".
Put" felon "on your job application.
And forget getting a job.
If you are a felon, non-violent, there are cities where you can't even rent an apartment.
You can automatically kiss off getting a job.
I know a guy who got 45 days in jail twenty years ago, on some bs minor league felony.
But, it's still a" felony ".
Guy had worked all his life.
Never got a job after he got that felony.
Lived off the state, until he hung himself.
#52050 Apr 25, 2014
Victoria "your" party and "my" party ain't cutting it. One works against the other.
"We" could accomplish...... anything.....
#52051 Apr 25, 2014
Why yes, Rock. Show me the quote of Jesus that I said was right and you wanted a retraction on. Also, Jesus expressed socialism in his basic philosophy. I would like to discuss this with you since many conservatives believe that liberals are the worlds 'heathen". Let's roll. First, let's go with the quote in question.
#52052 Apr 25, 2014
That's a cop out. Which party is doing more the the American people with their policies? State your case.
#52053 Apr 25, 2014
I personally know a local Town Council member and County Commissioner who are both convicted felons and it is public knowledge. One served his term in state prison and the other in federal. Both are currently serving. Both started their own business. One is a lecturer in a college that you know. Both are Republicans.
#52054 Apr 25, 2014
Where and post the link.
#52055 Apr 25, 2014
Google it. They are both well known facts.
#52056 Apr 25, 2014
"Charlotte and Harriet write:“Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years—not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine—have been committed by white men and boys.”
The thing is there have been mass shootings (when two or more people were shot) committed by non-white Americans. Here are a few from 2012: Jeong Soo Paek, a Korean American, killed four people at a health spa in Norcross, Georgia; Travis Lamonte Steed, a black man, started a gun fight in a night club in Jackson, Tenn., that resulted in one death and 16 injuries; Su Nam Ko, a Korean American, killed seven people at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif.; Otis Phillips, a black man, was reportedly involved in a shooting that left two dead at a soccer tournament in Wilmington, Delaware; Radcliffe Frankin Haughton, a black man, killed three at a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin; Jacob Tyler Roberts, an Hispanic man, killed two people at a mall near Portland, Oregon.
Also, while Adam Lanza, the killer at Sandy Hook Elementary, and some other notable mass killers were white, other famous mass murderers have been Asian, black or Latino. Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech killer, was a Korean American. John Allen Muhammad, aka “the D.C. sniper,” was black." Toke,toke,toke
#52057 Apr 25, 2014
I have to say that you've got a lot of nerve. First you falsely accuse me & another poster of wanting to execute people, which is disgustingly hateful & evil, and then you have the audacity to say to me that "we" could accomplish anything? And that "my" party & "your" party ain't cutting it?
It is the height of hypocrisy, that is for sure. But that's something I've come to expect from you.
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