FRANKFORT, Ky. - The state would create rules for teaching about the Bible in public high schools under a bill filed Monday by three Democratic senators.
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#94443 Jan 27, 2013
Top Republican Distances Himself From GOP's Election-Rigging Plan
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) distanced himself from his partyís effort to rig the election by appropriating electoral votes based on gerrymandered Congressional districts, telling MSNBCís Andrea Mitchell on Friday that he opposes the effort.
Republican party leaders in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan have proposed legislation that would change how most electoral votes are allocated, awarding more electoral votes to the winner of individual Congressional districts, rather than the winner of the state as a whole.
Since Republicans plan to implement the proposal in states that are heavily gerrymandered to favor the GOP, the resulting maps would guarantee that Republican candidates would win a majority of each stateís electoral votes, even if the Democratic candidate wins the state as a whole.
A growing number of Republicans have rejected the plan. Barbour has now joined their ranks:
#94444 Jan 27, 2013
New Mexico Bill Would Imprison Rape Victims Who Receive Abortions
Under HB 206, if a woman ended her pregnancy after being raped, both she and her doctor would be charged with a felony punishable by up to 3 years in state prison.
#94445 Jan 27, 2013
You have shown us the Republican golden rule...... if you can't win fairly, cheat. aka Bush's 2000 election results.
#94446 Jan 27, 2013
You want proof? Go learn all of the mathematics you can, learn all of the science you can, and learn to have a vast imagination. After this you'll see how illogical the Bible really is after you read it. I mean come on! Did people who burned and slaughtered each other because of beliefs know more about our universe than what the smartest minds of today know? You can either take the next logical step and search for truth, or you can continue to take evidence from one single book as to why you really exist today. I'm telling you, a lot of the questions many of you seek have been answered but a lot of you deny the evidence. Who is more humble? The people who say you must live your life by this book (Bible) and forget all of the lives and fallacies of it, or the scientists with an open mind who accept everything the universe has to teach them? The same spiritual performing that people find in religion can be found in science, by coming to know, if you will, the mind of God.
#94447 Jan 27, 2013
Religious man interviewed by science man.
#94448 Jan 27, 2013
Diary of an Unborn Child
Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers.
Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am.
My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA.
My heart began to beat today all by itself. From now on it shall gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest! And after many years it will tire. It will stop, and then I shall die.
I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those little legs will raise me to my motherís arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father.
Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! Iíll be able to stroke my motherís hair with them.
It wasnít until today that the doctor told mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy, mom?
My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they donít even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already.
My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair mom has?
I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to see my mom. How do you look, mom?
I wonder if mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly: tup-tup, tup-tup. Youíll have a healthy little daughter, mom!
Today my mother killed me.
#94449 Jan 28, 2013
#94450 Jan 28, 2013
“There is no god”
Since: Jul 12
#94452 Jan 28, 2013
The world is flat, illness is caused by unclean spirits, Santa claus is real Santa claus IS real..........
“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”
Since: Jan 10
#94453 Jan 28, 2013
Let us not forget that the Universe popped into existence about 7000 years ago and all the dozens of dating methods are wrong because the Dinosaurs had Humans hunting them as they were leaving the Garden of Eden....
“It was only just a song”
Since: Jan 13
#94457 Jan 28, 2013
I donít know where you are on your path
I have never stood in your shoes
I see not with your eyes.
I know not what your purpose is here
In this stage of your evolution
But I feel blessed to know you
As you are not in my life by chance
And you are my teacher
As I hope you learn from me
I pray I show reverence to you
I pray not to judge you
I wish to let you be
Who you are
Who you dream of being
I will just be beside you
And watch you grow
And the day will come for sure
When we will know why
Our paths crossed this way
And until then my friend
Be who you must be
Good Day all...
#94462 Jan 29, 2013
What do you think Kids will learn...
Love your Neighbor, or Blow a school bus up?
Feed the Hungry, or Cut the heads off the people they don't like?
Pray for people to be set free from homosexuality, or
Smash their heads in with concrete blocks?
#94463 Jan 29, 2013
That's another one we could teach!
Thanks for Proving The Bible!
#94464 Jan 29, 2013
Since God is a Spirit, and lives in that Alternate Universe the scientists try to prove exists... We don't know much about that realm, but do get to know Him while your here, cause we all will be there at our last breath, as a friend, or an enemy of God!
If yer of a mind to, at that time... Do ask Him!
#94467 Jan 29, 2013
"Colin Powell supports Obama, are you suggesting he is a Nazi also?"
He's a Traitor to America just like Osama!
Impeach the Traitor!
“It was only just a song”
Since: Jan 13
#94468 Jan 29, 2013
Day to all.. Hope everyone is well...
"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them."
-- William Arthur Ward
How high can we build , because mine is already higher than hopes and fuller than pride...
#94470 Jan 29, 2013
God does need put back in school
“See how you are?”
Since: Jul 12
#94471 Jan 29, 2013
“There's more than one religion”
Since: Aug 11
#94474 Jan 29, 2013
VERY Interesting Analogy I saw online that completely applies to the topic at hand:
"Elephants are power animals, able to lift logs with their trunks and knock trees over using their heads.
You might think it is strange then to find that elephants are usually kept tethered by their handlers with a length of rope or small chain that they could easily break.
This IS because they have been conditioned. This is accomplished by trainers through the use of a heavy metal chain to tether the elephants while they are still young. The elephants learn during their development that they cannot break the bonds and they associate them with their limits, boundaries, and freedoms. Later, when they are fully grown and are of adult size and strength, they still believe they cannot break that bond and so they never really try.
From then on, only a rope is necessary to keep them from breaking their bonds, freeing themselves, and realizing their true strength. You do realize I am not really talking about elephants at all don't you?"
There is no better analogy to explain why: 1. religion doesn't need to be pushed on children. 2. religion has no place in schools. and 3. fundamentalists are so angry - they covet the freedom and happiness of the untethered.
#94475 Jan 29, 2013
The democrats are setting up their next win in 2016, so suck it up.
By the way, thanks to fox-news, tea-baggers, right-wing religious fanatics,conspiracy theorist and YAA to show their racist and hate for women's rights, gays, minorities, elderly, retirees and poor to have help solidify Obama win in 2012.
S&P is up, Dow is close to breaking 15k, Oil production in America is increasing. Bin Laden is dead ,war now winding down for America. Thanks to obama. Singing Oh happy days!!!
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