Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 310174 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision. In it, Newsday reports that:

Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312887 Oct 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
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What is the Divine?
'The Divine' is my term of description for the connectedness of every being, the spark and wheel of life, and grace...which is how I refer to that combination of kindness, humility, perseverance, and tolerance, which best serves us all.

It's my own belief system, and I don't expect anyone else to believe the way I do. And I certainly don't believe it gives me the privilege of restricting, removing, or 'redistributing' the civil rights of others.
VoteVets Org

New York, NY

#312889 Oct 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
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A Wiccan rite, yes or no?
Yes it is a Wiccan ritual. Those Wiccans are as wacky as it gets. You can't help but love those spaced out screwballs.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312891 Oct 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Maybe she shouldn't be so quick to call people extremists with nothing to back it up. She routinely is disrepectful and demeaning. I just think she should look in her own backyard and see some of her own weirdness.
Her 'weirdness' doesn't include attempts to proseletyze, or to affect the lives of others thru restrictive and punitive legislation which reflects her core beliefs..

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#312892 Oct 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Maybe she shouldn't be so quick to call people extremists with nothing to back it up. She routinely is disrepectful and demeaning. I just think she should look in her own backyard and see some of her own weirdness.
You were in the wrong "backyard", Witless.

By the way, I wasn't calling you weird. You do know the difference between weird and extreme, don't you?

You provide the backup yourself.
VoteVets Org

New York, NY

#312893 Oct 8, 2013
Katie wrote:
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You know what? You think you're so smart. And you act so damn smug. But here. I'm gonna pop your bubble. Trust me, it won't hurt a bit.
I posted a long time ago that one of the things my ex began doing after we divorced was something called Moon Dancing. It is not like the old Van Morrison song, though. There was no ritual involved. It was a bunch of drunk, horny 30somethings who started dancing around a bon fire when the moon was overhead on a 5-acre property near a mountain.
How it got transferred to Bitner has always mystified me. You ACers can be so deceptive to yourselves and others. Same as that accusation of butter/bacon sandwiches. No clue where that stems from, except I suspect NR/K&P secretly eat these.
I'm just sick of watching you know-nothings try to tear Bitner down because she's Wiccan. Especially as some of you hypocrites whine and cry about others persecuting them because they're Christians.
How does this pop his bubble? No one remembers your stupid moon dancing story. Heck no one remembers what you posted an hour ago. And your dopey story wasn't transferred to Bitner. It's a Wiccan ritual and she's a Wiccan. No great leap to say she does the dance.
Ooo ga boo ga !!! LOL !
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312894 Oct 8, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>'The Divine' is my term of description for the connectedness of every being, the spark and wheel of life, and grace...which is how I refer to that combination of kindness, humility, perseverance, and tolerance, which best serves us all.
It's my own belief system, and I don't expect anyone else to believe the way I do. And I certainly don't believe it gives me the privilege of restricting, removing, or 'redistributing' the civil rights of others.
I would agree that a combination of kindness, humility, perserverence and tolerance serves us well. I would only add love which I think is most important.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312895 Oct 8, 2013
Ink, just in case you wondered, this is the definition I like best for Deism...
Deism holds that God does not intervene with the functioning of the natural world in any way, allowing it to run according to the laws of nature. For Deists, human beings can only know God via reason and the observation of nature, but not by revelation or supernatural manifestations (such as miracles) phenomena which Deists regard with caution if not skepticism. Deism does not ascribe any specific qualities to a deity beyond non-intervention. Deism is related to naturalism because it credits the formation of life and the universe to a higher power, using only natural processes. Deism may also include a spiritual element, involving what manifests as experiences of the Divine in one's life.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312896 Oct 8, 2013
LineDazzle wrote:
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I am not insisting that you tell me whether or not you believe it it should be allowed for mothers to abort their children, but what I am telling you to give an answer about is whether or not you believe the action of abortion itself is right or wrong.
I don't have the answer you want - in my opinion, abortion in and of itself is neither 'right', nor 'wrong'...and it always depends on individual circumstances. I've had an abortion, and for me, it was the right thing to do at the time. Not being anyone else, I can't make the moral choice between the 'right' and 'wrong' of abortion for anyone but myself.

Hope that helps.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312897 Oct 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I would agree that a combination of kindness, humility, perserverence and tolerance serves us well. I would only add love which I think is most important.
I believe love is the combination of all those things in action, and is rather synonymous with 'grace'.

And actually, I forgot to include 'joy'. That's pretty important, too.

:)
VoteVets Org

New York, NY

#312898 Oct 8, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Her 'weirdness' doesn't include attempts to proseletyze, or to affect the lives of others thru restrictive and punitive legislation which reflects her core beliefs..
All legislation/law reflect some person or persons core beliefs.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312899 Oct 8, 2013
Which is still better than ritualized cannibalism.
Ink wrote:
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You dance around naked in the moonlight and have actual or imitated sexual acts as some religious rite and I am the extremist?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312900 Oct 8, 2013
Like you flaunt your body in front of small children?
LineDazzle wrote:
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Imbecile.
Bitner missed my point on several occasions, and answered back to me in a humiliated and sheepish tone, you probably will too, knowing how much of a fool you are, and how much you will miss my points.
Bitner is not trustworthy, just like many women, who don't say what they mean, so just because she says she doesn't dance naked in moonlight, doesn't mean it's true that she doesn't flaunt her ugly body in moonlight.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312901 Oct 8, 2013
VoteVets Org wrote:
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All legislation/law reflect some person or persons core beliefs.
When the members of any given organized religion use their own dogma and scripture as the basis for the common law, they are abusing the privilege of being legislators. JMO.
Katie

Kent, WA

#312902 Oct 8, 2013
buckwheat wrote:
<quoted text>Grow up, dipshit. That expression has been around for many decades and has nothing to do with death.
Well I shoulda known better. Troll is a troll is a troll is a troll.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312903 Oct 8, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
Ink, just in case you wondered, this is the definition I like best for Deism...
Deism holds that God does not intervene with the functioning of the natural world in any way, allowing it to run according to the laws of nature. For Deists, human beings can only know God via reason and the observation of nature, but not by revelation or supernatural manifestations (such as miracles) phenomena which Deists regard with caution if not skepticism. Deism does not ascribe any specific qualities to a deity beyond non-intervention. Deism is related to naturalism because it credits the formation of life and the universe to a higher power, using only natural processes. Deism may also include a spiritual element, involving what manifests as experiences of the Divine in one's life.
Well stated. Do you feel that you have to defend your belief in God like the Christians, Jews and Muslims do or does the fact that god plays no role in anything other that the usual forces of nature, counter that belief and make it more acceptable to non believers?

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312904 Oct 8, 2013
VoteVets Org wrote:
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All legislation/law reflect some person or persons core beliefs.
Not to mention that not all 'core beliefs' are restrictive and punitive in action, either.

Christian theology leans rather strongly on the "Thou shalt nots."

I much prefer "Thou shalt" as a pretext for the rule of law. As in,'Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and treat thy neighbor with respect.'

In my book, that pretty much covers everything.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312906 Oct 8, 2013
It is a wiccan ritual like snake handling is a christian ritual...practiced by a small membership.
VoteVets Org wrote:
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How does this pop his bubble? No one remembers your stupid moon dancing story. Heck no one remembers what you posted an hour ago. And your dopey story wasn't transferred to Bitner. It's a Wiccan ritual and she's a Wiccan. No great leap to say she does the dance.
Ooo ga boo ga !!! LOL !
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312907 Oct 8, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>When the members of any given organized religion use their own dogma and scripture as the basis for the common law, they are abusing the privilege of being legislators. JMO.
And if their dogma, because everyone has one, doesn't come from religion then 'their' dogma can be forced on others.
VoteVets Org

New York, NY

#312908 Oct 8, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't have the answer you want - in my opinion, abortion in and of itself is neither 'right', nor 'wrong'...and it always depends on individual circumstances. I've had an abortion, and for me, it was the right thing to do at the time. Not being anyone else, I can't make the moral choice between the 'right' and 'wrong' of abortion for anyone but myself.
Hope that helps.
No, doesn't help. In fact it's a complete cop out. So you don't see the slightest thing intrinsically moral or immoral about it? It depends solely on the individual's circumstances? So if my circumstances dictated that I used it as my only method of birth control and went down to the clinic on more than a yearly basis to expunge my little "nuisance", you'd have no issue with that?

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312909 Oct 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Well stated. Do you feel that you have to defend your belief in God like the Christians, Jews and Muslims do
Nope... but then, I don't try to convert anyone to my way of thinking, so I rarely have cause to 'defend' it.
Ink wrote:
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or does the fact that god plays no role in anything other that the usual forces of nature, counter that belief and make it more acceptable to non believers?
I have no idea, and frankly couldn't care less, what is acceptable to non-believers, as long as said 'non-believers' aren't attempting to dictate my behavior in accordance with their own beliefs.

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