The Teaparty will destroy GOP in 2016
KY Blue

Paducah, KY

#214 Sep 29, 2013
Disclaimer wrote:
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I'm still waiting for somebody to tell me what the Ronald Reagan Presidential legacy actually is. Other than raising taxes and the debt ceiling more times than any modern day POTUS.
Just to set the historical record straight:

"With the stroke of a pen, Reagan had reduced individual tax rates by 23 percent, slashed the top marginal rate from 70 percent to 50 percent, and dramatically accelerated the pace at which corporations could write off new investments. Altogether, Reagan gave taxpayers about $143 billion in tax relief over each of the next four years.

And then -- just two months later -- he asked for about a third of it back."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-16/why-...
Traveler

Jonesboro, AR

#215 Sep 29, 2013
I believe most Democrats have Dark Souls.
They say they believe in separation of Church and State, but really what they believe in is an atheist government to rule the people.
Most of them believe in no mention of God in Government of any kind. Some have stepped from a Godly religion into an Atheist religion in which they run the government by the Atheist standards.
They have thereby created an atheist religion within the Government that has filtered down into the courts.
The GOP is headed that way, but the Tea Party is trying to stop the spread of the Atheist Religion running the government.

“I just post facts.”

Since: Apr 13

Jonesboro, AR

#216 Sep 29, 2013
Traveler wrote:
I believe most Democrats have Dark Souls.
They say they believe in separation of Church and State, but really what they believe in is an atheist government to rule the people.
Most of them believe in no mention of God in Government of any kind. Some have stepped from a Godly religion into an Atheist religion in which they run the government by the Atheist standards.
They have thereby created an atheist religion within the Government that has filtered down into the courts.
The GOP is headed that way, but the Tea Party is trying to stop the spread of the Atheist Religion running the government.
The GOP is a bunch of bible thumping crusaders.
Rupert B Jigglebottom

Springdale, AR

#217 Sep 29, 2013
Traveler wrote:
I believe most Democrats have Dark Souls.
They say they believe in separation of Church and State, but really what they believe in is an atheist government to rule the people.
Most of them believe in no mention of God in Government of any kind. Some have stepped from a Godly religion into an Atheist religion in which they run the government by the Atheist standards.
They have thereby created an atheist religion within the Government that has filtered down into the courts.
The GOP is headed that way, but the Tea Party is trying to stop the spread of the Atheist Religion running the government.
I think you should do more research on how prayer and the pledge was removed from schools ... And how the word "God" is being removed from those things you claim are important t you.

You'll find that these fights begin in Texas, a Republicans stronghold and end in the Supreme Court.

DemOcrats have remained on the sidelines for the most part.
KY Blue

Hopkinsville, KY

#218 Sep 29, 2013
Traveler wrote:
I believe most Democrats have Dark Souls.
They say they believe in separation of Church and State, but really what they believe in is an atheist government to rule the people.
Most of them believe in no mention of God in Government of any kind. Some have stepped from a Godly religion into an Atheist religion in which they run the government by the Atheist standards.
They have thereby created an atheist religion within the Government that has filtered down into the courts.
The GOP is headed that way, but the Tea Party is trying to stop the spread of the Atheist Religion running the government.
That is utter nonsense.

The U.S.A. is and has always been a multi-religious society. The only way to make such a society work is to keep religion completely out of the government, public schools, etc.

Interesting little fact: The first efforts to get Bible reading and prayer taken out of schools were not by atheists. It was by Christians (Roman Catholics) who opposed reading of the King James Bible and by Jews who objected to the New Testament and Christian prayers. About the only part of early America that was really for religion in the government was the Puritans of New England - and they only wanted their own religion. Everybody else's was excluded. Southerners did not want Puritanism forced on them.

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Since: Sep 13

you listening

#219 Sep 29, 2013
To even go father back:(Early American education was primarily private or religious, and it brought mass schooling and literacy to the nation well before the public
school system we know today was legislated into existence. Public schooling arose in response to an influx of immigrants who had different
religions or cultures. Its primary focus was to establish social order and mainstream vast numbers of immigrant children into a common school
setting.)--“The ABCs of School Choice,” Friedman Foundation, drawn from the work of Andrew Coulson, author of Market Education: The Unknown History
Guest

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#220 Sep 29, 2013
Traveler wrote:
I believe most Democrats have Dark Souls.
They say they believe in separation of Church and State, but really what they believe in is an atheist government to rule the people.
Most of them believe in no mention of God in Government of any kind. Some have stepped from a Godly religion into an Atheist religion in which they run the government by the Atheist standards.
They have thereby created an atheist religion within the Government that has filtered down into the courts.
The GOP is headed that way, but the Tea Party is trying to stop the spread of the Atheist Religion running the government.
Didn't you know? Democrats are liberals who don't believe in God -- and they hate Him. How's that for logic? ;)
Rupert B Jigglebottom

Springdale, AR

#221 Sep 29, 2013
Guest wrote:
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Didn't you know? Democrats are liberals who don't believe in God -- and they hate Him. How's that for logic? ;)
How can I hate him,(God) if I don't believe in him? Now I ahmed George Bush, but there is evidence of his existence.
Guest

Searcy, AR

#222 Sep 29, 2013
Rupert B Jigglebottom wrote:
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How can I hate him,(God) if I don't believe in him? Now I ahmed George Bush, but there is evidence of his existence.
You are sadly mistaken, read His Word
Curious

United States

#223 Sep 29, 2013
Rupert B Jigglebottom wrote:
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How can I hate him,(God) if I don't believe in him? Now I ahmed George Bush, but there is evidence of his existence.
Its funny when those like you claim there is no evidence of God so therefore you don't believe it. Evidence abounds, if you honestly look.

Those like you grasp at theories like evolution and claim it as fact even though there is zero evidence one species has ever evolved into a new unique species. It is evolutions own scientists that have to admit that to be fact.

You have decided you don't want to believe in God despite the overwhelming evidence. Your choice.
I would urge you to use caution in those decisions. It is written, EVERY knee shall bow", not just those who believe on him. The greatest achievement of satan is convincing the world he doesn't exist.

Evidence? The theory of evolution has been modified how many times? Hundreds! The Bible has had to be modified how many times? Zero. There is nothing you can prove false in the Bible. You would think if it were wrong, all your great scientists could prove at least something wrong in a 2000+ year old book of fairy tales. Has that happened? Nope.

I think I'll stick with a teaching that has stood firm for thousands of years compared to theories that change every time the wind blows.
Rupert B Jigglebottom

Springdale, AR

#224 Sep 29, 2013
If you cyber ministers would focus on what the teabaggers are doing to our country instead of trying to save my soul on the Internet, we could get back on topic.

Besides, there are some here that find pleasure, as sick as is, in the hopes that I will someday burn in hell. You don't really want to take that away from them do you?
Fo Show

Cabot, AR

#225 Sep 29, 2013
Curious wrote:
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Its funny when those like you claim there is no evidence of God so therefore you don't believe it. Evidence abounds, if you honestly look.
Those like you grasp at theories like evolution and claim it as fact even though there is zero evidence one species has ever evolved into a new unique species. It is evolutions own scientists that have to admit that to be fact.
You have decided you don't want to believe in God despite the overwhelming evidence. Your choice.
I would urge you to use caution in those decisions. It is written, EVERY knee shall bow", not just those who believe on him. The greatest achievement of satan is convincing the world he doesn't exist.
Evidence? The theory of evolution has been modified how many times? Hundreds! The Bible has had to be modified how many times? Zero. There is nothing you can prove false in the Bible. You would think if it were wrong, all your great scientists could prove at least something wrong in a 2000+ year old book of fairy tales. Has that happened? Nope.
I think I'll stick with a teaching that has stood firm for thousands of years compared to theories that change every time the wind blows.
You are trying to argue evidence in God by attempting, poorly I might add, to discredit science. They are two totally different subjects with different purposes. The very nature of belief in a God is an issue based on faith. Faith is when your heart & mind believe in something without the need of some form of litmus test.
Science uses the Scientific Method of identifying a hypothesis and setting up controlled experiments to prove or disprove the hypothesis. Science doesn't depend on faith buth rather the ability to present evidence that will hold up to peer review to establish a scientific conclusion. Other than faith in the Scientific Method supported by logic & facts, science doesn't require a spiritual faith.
I believe in God, though my particular theology doesn't require any test or evidence to support my belief. Faith is not by it's very nature, something that requires absolute concrete evidence to believe there is a God. Quite simply none of us can prove God exist, nor is it necessary. I also believe in science. I don't think that belief in a God and believing in the facts of science are mutually exclusive. Organized religeon is a man-made thing and one I personally see as being used more and more to advance the beliefs of various denominations & individuals.
The values of the Tea Party movement strike me as about as ungodly as it gets. They care nothing about the downtrodden and seem to despise certain races & nationalities rather than recognize them as God's children who they should embrace as fellow Christians. You can disagree with my assessment all you want to but you would be hard pressed to show me any Christian principles in the crap the tea baggers are peddling. I have no doubt many tea baggers have some convoluted rationale as to how they see their political beliefs aa representative of Christ' teachings. Christ' teachings were to feed the hungry, provide care to the sick, clothe the naked, and to extend Christian love to all mankind. I don't remember him as showing any interest in people's tax burdens or spending billions in a vast military.
Governing our country is about representing and administering to the needs of all our citizens regardless of their spiritual beliefs, nationalities or origin, or the color of their skin. Government is about the best interest & fairness as dictated by the Constitution not a Bible. That's why our forefathers felt it was imperative to keep a separation of church & state.
Twister

Jonesboro, AR

#226 Sep 30, 2013
Fo Show wrote:
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You are trying to argue evidence in God by attempting, poorly I might add, to discredit science. They are two totally different subjects with different purposes. The very nature of belief in a God is an issue based on faith. Faith is when your heart & mind believe in something without the need of some form of litmus test.
Science uses the Scientific Method of identifying a hypothesis and setting up controlled experiments to prove or disprove the hypothesis. Science doesn't depend on faith buth rather the ability to present evidence that will hold up to peer review to establish a scientific conclusion. Other than faith in the Scientific Method supported by logic & facts, science doesn't require a spiritual faith.
I believe in God, though my particular theology doesn't require any test or evidence to support my belief. Faith is not by it's very nature, something that requires absolute concrete evidence to believe there is a God. Quite simply none of us can prove God exist, nor is it necessary. I also believe in science. I don't think that belief in a God and believing in the facts of science are mutually exclusive. Organized religeon is a man-made thing and one I personally see as being used more and more to advance the beliefs of various denominations & individuals.
The values of the Tea Party movement strike me as about as ungodly as it gets. They care nothing about the downtrodden and seem to despise certain races & nationalities rather than recognize them as God's children who they should embrace as fellow Christians. You can disagree with my assessment all you want to but you would be hard pressed to show me any Christian principles in the crap the tea baggers are peddling. I have no doubt many tea baggers have some convoluted rationale as to how they see their political beliefs aa representative of Christ' teachings. Christ' teachings were to feed the hungry, provide care to the sick, clothe the naked, and to extend Christian love to all mankind. I don't remember him as showing any interest in people's tax burdens or spending billions in a vast military.
Governing our country is about representing and administering to the needs of all our citizens regardless of their spiritual beliefs, nationalities or origin, or the color of their skin. Government is about the best interest & fairness as dictated by the Constitution not a Bible. That's why our forefathers felt it was imperative to keep a separation of church & state.
The words you wrote only go to prove your support of an Atheist Religion in the government. You have to have a religion of some sort and Atheism is a religion. I don’t believe you’ll get any logical person to believe that religion plays no role in every politician’s decisions in government.

Your Democratic Dark Soul is showing.
KY Blue

Hopkinsville, KY

#227 Sep 30, 2013
Curious wrote:
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Those like you grasp at theories like evolution and claim it as fact even though there is zero evidence one species has ever evolved into a new unique species. It is evolutions own scientists that have to admit that to be fact.

Evidence? The theory of evolution has been modified how many times? Hundreds! The Bible has had to be modified how many times? Zero. There is nothing you can prove false in the Bible. You would think if it were wrong, all your great scientists could prove at least something wrong in a 2000+ year old book of fairy tales. Has that happened? Nope.
You are wrong on both counts.

Mutations do occur in nature and new species evolve. New flu viruses evolve all the time. It makes the leap from a host, usually a bird, to a mammal, usually a pig, mutates into a new species, and then makes the jump to humans.

The tobacco plant also evolves very quickly. Little known fact: the common burley tobacco plant, known as "white burley" did not exist before 1866. It suddenly came into existence when an older plant, called "red burley" mutated into something new on a farm in Ohio. That case of a new strain evolving from an older one is well documented. Just go to Google books and google in the exact phrase line "white burley" and in the other line "1866 Ohio"

And, yes, the Bible has been changed countless times. All real Bible scholars agree on that point. In a sense, the Bible itself "evolved". There is even mention of lost books in the Old Testament.
KY Blue

Hopkinsville, KY

#228 Sep 30, 2013
I'll even save you the trouble of googling:

http://books.google.com/books...

“I just post facts.”

Since: Apr 13

Jonesboro, AR

#229 Sep 30, 2013
If there isn't a God then there really isn't a need for atheism.
KY Blue

Hopkinsville, KY

#230 Sep 30, 2013
And a little history of the Bible, written in the good old days of the 1880s:

http://books.google.com/books...

If you don't read any more, just start on page 43.
Guest

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#231 Sep 30, 2013
Disclaimer wrote:
If there isn't a God then there really isn't a need for atheism.
There is when your god is Obama.
FeedTheTrolls

Springdale, AR

#232 Sep 30, 2013
Fo Show wrote:
As much as I despise what the Republican party has evolved into, these Tea Baggers do present a real threat to the Republican party and to our nation. Before this neo-con notion of going back to the 1950s where white males controlled everything, Republicans were intelligent statesmen with a differing idea on the role of government. The balance of an intelligent 2-party system has helped balance our government well for many decades. The Tea Baggers are just hate filled, ignorant, and uninformed people with a new way to vent their venom.
And "Green" IS the new "RED."
Rupert B Jigglebottom

Springdale, AR

#233 Sep 30, 2013
Democrats would be open to discussing reforms in abortion, healthcare, and even spending ... but we aren't interested in throwing out the entire packages and starting over.

We have an unwavering trust that Republicans would never replace any of the above with anything materially acceptable.

So, we Democrats are going to sit back and watch Republicans led by the Speaker of the House cut their own throats politically speaking.

At 12 midnight tonight, you'll hear the blade slice through the juggler.

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