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Salyersville, KY

You Are All Going To Die

We've got enough religious fear topics on here, go find one of those instead of starting your own. You're not saying anything the rest of us haven't had preached at us our whole lives.  (Oct 17, 2013 | post #3)

Salyersville, KY

hows the service at parkway quick mart

Seriously? I'll bet you're one of those moms they refused to sell cigarettes or skoal to because you were planning on giving them to your 5 year old or something, because they smile and say hello to me every time I walk in the door. I've even seen them joking with people they know at the gas pumps by hollering at them over the loudspeaker.  (Oct 16, 2013 | post #61)

Salyersville, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

That's not to say that "Evolution " is the gospel truth and is all that should be taught, but it is an imporant scientific theory that can be observed in nature. As such, I think it's important kids at least be taught about it, just like they should be taught about the affect religion has had on human history, good and bad. I just don't think science class should turn into sunday school.  (Sep 26, 2013 | post #113685)

Salyersville, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Evolution is a scientific theory. I wouldn't really call it a religion since it doesn't aspire to certain principles, center around a deity, prescribe a way of life or provide for consequences or punishment dependent on your performance while alive. It just attempts to explain the gradual mutation of species on this planet as they continually reproduce and adjust to changing environments. Google can show you thousands of recorded examples of it happening, actual observations with recorded results, so it's not like Charles Darwin just invented a church of evolution and told everybody we evolved from apes, and if we're all good people we'll go to monkey heaven. He actually traveled the world and observed the world and its animals before he realized what was happening to cause gradual changes over time to become permanent changes to how species look and behave.  (Sep 26, 2013 | post #113684)

Salyersville, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Haven't contributed to this never-ending argument in a while, so here we go. I will support a person's right to worship, or not to worship, whatever deity they choose to, so long as they aren't trying to force other people to conform to it through legislation, and they aren't trying to get special treatment because of it. However, I don't think religion has any place in publicly funded schools. Regardless of your political leaning, the concept of "separation of church and state" is one idea that I think makes this nation great. If you want your kids to attend a school that teaches around a religious philosophy, there are plenty of private schools that do just that. However, in publicly funded schools, I feel like religion has no business being taught. In my opinion, one religious ideology is just as plausible as the next. 2,000 years ago, Zeus was just as real as the Christian God is now, and people would kill you for blaspheming against him. Whether you believe in talking snakes and virgin births or in following a path to enlightenment, they were all invented by human beings to explain things that couldn't be explained at the time. Some of them may be loosely based on historical fact, but I think teaching religion to young people teaches them not to question reality. As an adult, you can make the executive decision to keep your faith and still seek out answers, but I think it's a bad idea to start indoctrinating children from the day they're born. If they don't understand something, and they've been raised in a religious environment, they are far more likely to be satisfied with saying "God did it" then actually expanding their horizon and seeking out an answer. In an institution of learning, especially one funded by the tax dollars of everybody from Hindus to Christians to Atheists, I believe introducing one religious belief or another, no matter what you think of how right or wrong that particular faith is, would do a disservice to the primary function of that institution by teaching children that it's OK not to ask the hard questions about things we don't yet understand, and it would offend a lot more people than it would help.  (Sep 26, 2013 | post #113678)

Salyersville, KY

Inbred hillbillies

I've literally been around the world and back. I've lived, and fought, in lands beyond the horizon, so I think I've done a pretty good job of broadening my horizon and marrying outside my family. At the end of the day, I came back home, because these hills are my home. Nobody bothers me here. I'm free to go hunting in the woods behind my house, to pee off my back porch, and to burn a fire in a pit I dug out back, all without being arrested. It's hard to find that kind of freedom anywhere else these days. Some people leave home and stay gone because they like it better. I did for a while, but when my wife and I decided to have a baby, I wanted to bring him right back to where I came from so he would know the feeling of being able to sit outside at night and listen to the screech owls and the whip-poor-wills without the constant sound of cars and other people in the background. Some of us aren't here because we're stuck in our ways and don't want to leave, some of us are here because, after all I've seen and done, this is home and this is where we want to be.  (Sep 23, 2013 | post #77)

Salyersville, KY

Inbred hillbillies

You need to mind your own business. People around here take care of their own. There is probably more guns in a square mile here than in all of New York City, but we don't have a fraction of the violent crime problem you city boys do up in Chicago. So take your opinion somewhere else.  (Sep 17, 2013 | post #62)

Salyersville, KY

Hot women up the river

How do I start it? I visit this site about once a month, which means that the fights that take place on the other 29 days of the month happen without any input from me.  (Apr 19, 2013 | post #19)

Salyersville, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Random thought when I read your post. The french word for orgasm is "La petit mort", which translates literally to "little death". :-)  (Mar 31, 2013 | post #97944)

Salyersville, KY

Salyersville Independent

So what kind of shady deal is this? You brought it hope, so I'm guessing you planned on telling us eventually anyway, so go ahead, spill the beans, :-)  (Mar 31, 2013 | post #2)

Salyersville, KY

mcdonalds

What does somebody's sexual orientation have to do with their ability to use soap and water? I'll bet your hands have been in some pretty funky places. Unless you're 10 years old you've probably at least masturbated, wiped your ass after you took a poop, etc. If somebody is gay, why does that make them inherently dirty? I've met some pretty fugly and disgusting straight people in my day.  (Mar 11, 2013 | post #39)

Salyersville, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Faith in a god has absolutely nothing to do with reason, science or logic, and any statements to the contrary are just futile attempts to reconcile the discrepancies between what you read in man-made holy texts, and reality. The very definition of faith is to believe in something without needing evidence, or to quote Merriam Webster, "Firm belief in something for which there is no proof."  (Mar 3, 2013 | post #95597)

Salyersville, KY

What is up with these mcgolfin losers on the CB

You don't need to be correcting the grammar of other posters when yours is pretty terrible. In both of your posts I've seen fairly obvious spelling mistakes. Check yourself before you go trying to correct others.  (Feb 21, 2013 | post #41)

Salyersville, KY

do you like magoffin county

I love it. It's peaceful, nobody bothers me. People leave me alone. Things are cheap, people are friendly. We need to keep as many people as possible "out" of Magoffin County so it'll stay this way.  (Feb 21, 2013 | post #22)

Salyersville, KY

What is up with these mcgolfin losers on the CB

If you hear somebody whistling or just saying "audio", they're probably just checking their mic. I don't too much messing around with my setup, but a lot of these guys are radio hobbyists and are always upgrading and tweaking their equipment, and the only way to test it is to use it.  (Feb 21, 2013 | post #40)