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Lame. Just like you. (Dec 13, 2012 | post #395)
So you think that this forum is simply a place for like-minded people to come together and reaffirm one another's ignorance and lies? Without someone else of a different opinion to come in and make you think about what you're saying? Once again, it's people like you who are the reason that others are leaving the constraints of organized religion, and it's people like you that the Republicans need to disassociate themselves from if they ever want to be a respected Party again. (Dec 13, 2012 | post #611)
That's not the school system's job. That's the job of parents. The school system simply does what the voters and the PTA tell them to do. So perhaps if parents valued thinking over obedience more than they do presently, things would start to change for the better. Like it or not, it ultimately comes down to the parents. Not the schools, churches, businesses or governments. It is the parents' job to raise decent Human Beings, and if that hasn't happened, there's only one group to blame. (Dec 13, 2012 | post #372)
Power hates competition, it's true, but I you're not thinking clearly about Religion's place in the power struggle. The Evangelists and Zealots are just as guilty as any other group of keeping the masses uneducated so that they're more easily controlled. Religion's vote is not the problem for today's power hungry, education is. Religion thrives on ignorance, that's where it's power lies. Education removes ignorance, thereby rendering Religion powerless. It's the same in every other aspect in life: the more the people know, the less likely those in power are able to take advantage of the people. The problem with Religion is their incessant need to interject their views and contradict proven theories, thereby generating confusion and reducing what people KNOW. And then once the people are confused, the other power-mongers take advantage of it. (Dec 13, 2012 | post #371)
Let's ignore the all the evidence that supports Evolution for now, because I really don't have the time to go into it. Let's focus on one thing: Science continuously tests and retests theories based on evidence to refine and verify any and all findings. Science recognizes that doing this is the only way to make sure that the facts are revealed. Faith, by it's very nature, does not employ testing and retesting as Science does, for if it did, then it would not be Faith, but Science. If the principles of a Faith were put to such tests, they would fail almost immediately. So, the point is, while, in your view, Science is finding evidence to support their ideas, no matter how absurd, at least they're trying to use techniques to demonstrate the logic. Faith simply commands you to unquestioningly accept absurd ideas, no matter how much they contradict with obvious evidence to the contrary. (Oct 5, 2012 | post #362)
The number one reason for hate of any kind is fear borne of ignorance. (Oct 5, 2012 | post #117)
The moon is made of green cheese." Proof that just because you say something, doesn't mean it's truth or fact. Your facts have NEVER been straight, but rather they're a twisting of actual facts to fit your argument. (Oct 5, 2012 | post #393)
Look, the fact is that people like you are the reason that more and more people are leaving the Church. This strict, ignorant and stoic interpretation of the Church's teachings (note: not necessarily Scripture) are driving people away by the thousands. So keep up with your Beliefs, and keep pushing them on others if you want. But when you find that you're the only one left at Sunday Services, you might want to take a good, long look at yourself. (Oct 5, 2012 | post #592)
This is how we learn and grow as people - by listening to dissenting opinions than our own. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #567)
Marriage isn't an outdated institution, but the concept that everyone NEEDS to be married is an outdated concept. You don't need those things, but if you do love someone and want to spend the rest of your life with them, then getting them shouldn't pose any problem for you, should it? Marriage is a scam? Generally when there's a scam, someone is benefiting from it - who's benefiting from the "scam" of marriage? (Jul 9, 2012 | post #123)
Is it? Or is Law the fundamental construct of our Society? (Jul 9, 2012 | post #122)
And for a long time prior to that it wasn't. What suddenly changed then? You know what suddenly changed now? People have become less tolerant of BS. And this concept of limiting who can or cannot get married is just that. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #121)
Actually, the practice of marriage pre-dates the concept of God. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #120)
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