In America, atheists are still in the...

In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43977 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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USA = constitutional republic = democracy
UK = monarch = monarchy
USA = constitutional republic = federation
UK = constitutional monarchy = democracy
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Monarchy, saggyboobs.
You are wrong AGAIN drippydick
USA = constitutional republic = federation
UK = constitutional monarchy = democracy
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Prime Minister appointed by the head of state.
Monarchy.
Monarch can dismiss the government.
Gosh... who has the power?
Don’t know much about British politics do you
Prime minister appointed by the elected party and ratified by the head of state. You show you ignorance and bigoted hatred with every post you make.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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So what, saggy boobs, democracy is a generic term that means many things to many people, many who have no understanding of the English language, people such as you, you silly Skanque.
Make up your mind drippydick

You claim for US federalism (constitutional republic) is democratic and you decry British democracy (constitutional democracy) and yet when you are shown the errors in your understanding of the US constitution you shrug your shoulders at the very fact that the US constitution DELIBERATELY excludes the very idea of democracy

You can’t have it both ways

USA = constitutional republic = federation
UK = constitutional monarchy = democracy
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I am getting short of breath for the laughing at you, Chubby.
See your doctor, I know I don’t like you as a person but I would hate to see you collapse of die of heart failure or seizure. Who else could supply so much free entertainment?

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43978 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Nonsense.
I have a link that says there's a WWII bomber on the moon... posted from a British newspaper.
Just because it's on the internet it doesn't mean it's true.
Start off with this: the UK is a monarchy, not a democracy.
Here's another:
THE LEAGUE TABLE OF DEMOCRACY
Here is how the countries fared on a scale of 1 to 100.
Denmark: 88.3
Finland: 87.7
Belgium: 85.1
Iceland: 83.5
Sweden: 82.9
Norway: 82.1
Canada: 79.4
Netherlands: 79.0
Luxembourg: 75.2
USA: 74.9
Germany: 73.2
New Zealand: 72.1
Slovenia: 69.6
Switzerland: 67.8
Ireland: 67.0
Portugal: 66.7
Spain: 66.6
Australia: 65.5
Hungary: 63.2
Austria: 63.1
Czech Republic: 58.2
Italy: 57.0
Cyprus: 55.5
Malta: 54.2
Japan: 45.8
Great Britain: 44.6
France: 42.8
Poland: 42.0
South Africa: 39.8
Costa Rica: 32.7
And I have several links to some real doozies.

http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users7/hsherman...

http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users6/hsherman...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Pn6VAGlMjVg/Si2RhFH...

http://minnesotaindependent.com/wp-content/up...

All posted by the World Weekly News, just because a US news (and I use the term in the loosest possible sense) paper posts “news” does not mean it’s true.

Ever talked to your doctor about the Dunning Kruger effect you are suffering?

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43979 Nov 29, 2012
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>Did you know that if you rearrange the last four letters of you Topix Monicker it spells 'Christ in Me'? LOL. That is funny. You are a closet christian.
Ok, don’t p|ss yourself laughing

That took you long enough, are you a little slow in the old brain department?

Since when has a name got to determine a person’s personality? Jesus fooking christ on a crutch, even the much applauded jesus christ was a convicted terrorist. I know a Spanish guy names jesus who is an airline pilot, does that mean we all have to bow down to Airbus 380s

Nope I was a christian before being driven from the church by christian hatred and spite, it’s the aspect of christianity that I am eminently grateful for

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43980 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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actually a federal constitutional republic and a democracy.
Where does democracy come in to it?

No mention and deliberately avoided in the setting up of the USA

Your dreams and jealousy are not the US political systems but simply your dream and jealousy -get used to it

“There is no such thing”

Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#43981 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Ok, don’t p|ss yourself laughing
That took you long enough, are you a little slow in the old brain department?Since when has a name got to determine a person’s personality? Jesus fooking christ on a crutch, even the much applauded jesus christ was a convicted terrorist. I know a Spanish guy names jesus who is an airline pilot, does that mean we all have to bow down to Airbus 380s
I figured that since it is your "Topix" name that you must have picked it for a reason. If it is your real name... Why would someone use their real name?
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope I was a christian before being driven from the church by christian hatred and spite, it’s the aspect of christianity that I am eminently grateful for
In other words you have decided to tream them as you believe that you were treated by them.. Way to rise above the "christian hate".

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43982 Nov 29, 2012
Lil Ticked wrote:
<quoted text>I figured that since it is your "Topix" name that you must have picked it for a reason. If it is your real name... Why would someone use their real name?
<quoted text>In other words you have decided to tream them as you believe that you were treated by them.. Way to rise above the "christian hate".
I picked it because that’s what I was named as a child. I am not one to hide behind aliases, nor am I ashamed of the names roots, that story was written before I was born, nor am I surprised that crustards try and take the p|ss out of it. I have had the name all my life, do you really think you are the first fool to wet yourself laughing.

I see no point nor can I understand why people need to hide behind disguises, if they have not got the bottle to be themselves that that’s their problem. I suppose what we have here is completely different outlooks on life, there is me who as an atheist sees no need to lie about who I am and there is you who does.

It’s not belief, it’s fact, there were witnesses to that fact including the vicar who eventually apologised for his and his congregation’s treatment of me, I suppose he must have felt some guilt to demean himself to apologise to a 14 year old child.

It’s not the only or the worst occurrence of christian hatred and spite that I have had to endure in my life but it was the one that occurred during my childhood when people learn a considerable amount from experience.

FYI, this does not apply to all christians, I know some nice ones, for example my best friend is the wife of a christian minister, she has a masters degree in theology and is herself very well up in the hierarchy of their church. I have even come across a few genuine christians here on topix, christians who are upset and embarrassed by the antics of there fellow believers. Nope it’s just the hate merchants, the liars for their god that I find objectionable.

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#43983 Nov 29, 2012
Thinking wrote:
I only post as "Thinking" you massive nonce.
Today?

Since: Feb 11

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#43984 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Monarchies don’t work like that
Monarchies work like: the head of state is a territory ruled over by a monarch- as in the UK... that is why they are a kingdom.

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#43985 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
But of course you who lives in and loved your constitutional republic get to vote for who will be president – right? Oh No that’s wrong. Consider the Electoral College and call me when you get you vote for who will be your head of state.
Why don't you show everyone here where I said my vote directly elected the president of the US?

That would really show me! except of course I continually remind you that the USA is a republic and that I vote indirectly for the POTUS.

Compare to the UK, where there is no voting for the head of state.

You see, Chubby: Americans vote indirectly for the head of state; subjects in the UK get no vote.

Since: Feb 11

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#43986 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Wrong – the US constitution of unalienable rights specifically and deliberately *excludes* any reference to democracy.
You're ranting again, Chubby.

The USA is a democracy. Perhaps you can take a civics class after you take an English class and that history class to make up for all the classes surely you must of flunked before flunking out of school?

Now first, in the UK, you have no vote. None.

That should be easy to understand.

Since: Feb 11

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#43987 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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And I have several links to some real doozies.
I think you forgot I am the one that said the lists where ridiculous- garbage in, garbage out.

I don't need to look at a list to define the UK as a monarchy: it describes itself that way.

Since: Feb 11

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#43988 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Don’t know much about British politics do you
More than you, Chubby.

As I have show many dozens of times.

I start with being to respond HONESTLY to the following question:

Is the UK a monarchy? Yes or no?

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#43989 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Prime minister appointed by the elected party and ratified by the head of state. You show you ignorance and bigoted hatred with every post you make.
Gosh, Odoriferous Skanque: I've been saying the PM has been appointed from line one.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA!

It seems the syphilis has gone straight to the brain!

That you have and had no say in who is the PM, that the PM in the UK is appointed.

Does none of this ring a bell?

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#43990 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
You claim for US federalism (constitutional republic) is democratic and you decry British democracy (constitutional democracy)
The UK is a monarchy.

Not a constitutional democracy.

A) the UK has no constitution
B) the UK is no democracy.

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#43991 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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USA = constitutional republic = federation
You don't know what 'federation' means, either, eh, Chubby?

Do you want me to go down the list of federations that are democracies?

When did your husband leave you, Chubby?

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#43992 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Nope I was a christian before being driven from the church by christian hatred and spite, it’s the aspect of christianity that I am eminently grateful for
Right, because Christians are full of hate and spite, and you aren't, eh, t\/\/at?

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#43993 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Where does democracy come in to it?
You have to take a civics class, Skanque.

Federation and democracy are NOT mutually exclusive. Monarchy and democracy in this world are.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#43994 Nov 29, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Monarchies work like: the head of state is a territory ruled over by a monarch- as in the UK... that is why they are a kingdom.
Nope

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#43995 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
See your doctor, I know I don’t like you as a person but I would hate to see you collapse of die of heart failure or seizure.
Don't worry about me, Chubby, as they say over here: laughter is the best medicine and you keep me in stitches!

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#43996 Nov 29, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Where does democracy come in to it?
The democracy comes into it when we-citizens- vote in November every two years or so for people to represent out interests in state and federal offices.

I know voting is concept a bit foreign to you... you don't get much practice.

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