DLV, this is the English teacher speaking. I’ll means I will. Sick is spelled i-l-l. Now, this is the family member of a mentally ill person speaking. Not all mentally ill people are dangerous. Some just think that they see or hear things that are not real. Based on this guy’s manifesto, he was one of the dangerous ones who should not have a gun. The parents who warned the police should have sent a copy of the manifesto which they were sent. That would have been something that the police could compare the young man they met with. Some mentally ill people know all of the right things to say to stay out of the hospitals. They play the game of mental health care very well, until they go just a little too far. This guy planned this out and played the game to stay on the street until he could follow the plan. He was way, way out there Friday night.
May 20, 2014 at 11:09am
In actuality, the handicapped person reading about discrimination against the handicapped probably feels less alone and therefore better rather than worse. It is the handicapped intolerant who is “hurt” by the book. These books give the reader (if they can comprehend what they read) a sense of the life of someone else.
 May 20, 2014 at 10:55am
No, I’ll let you take that on. I see that you don’t understand that the teacher was wrong in how she handled the situation. If the kid is reading when he should be doing another assignment then that’s the message she should have left on dad’s phone. But you are probably one of those people who has redefined racism to mean bad things happening to a non-white person, so a “war on Christians” is impossible also. As a white teacher who has been told to my face by a native american student that she “hates white people” I will assure you that Whites and Christians do indeed experience racism and a war on our beliefs. During free reading, the child is free to read whatever they choose. Hence the name, “free reading”. I question why the teacher was having an hour and a half of free reading.
You are way off base. 'War', as I define it, means shootings, bombings, open fighting in the streets. Whatever may be happening in the rest of the world, that is not happening in this country with Christians as the targets. Racism? One of the most overused and ill defined words out there. Culturism or Ethnicism perhaps. But there are good and bad in all races so the word has no meaning. There is no war on your beliefs. You are free to believe and worship as you wish. What you are not allowed to do is to push your religion on everybody else and demand special rights and privileges because of it. That's the problem. Christians are losing their place at the top of the heap, and losing the right and ability to make the rest of us conform to your dogma and morality. And now, since you find you have less influence, you are playing the persecuted card and calling it a 'war'. Rubbish.
RealLiberaltarian - A kid bringing a Bible to school to read during free reading time is pushing religious beliefs down other people's throats.[/sarcasm]
May 13, 2014 at 9:05pm
He wants them dead; they are a threat to anyone who wants to take over and end democracy.
 May 8, 2014 at 10:50am
No! I have seen people on campus yelling their beliefs also, but no one is justified in getting violent with them. Just walk away. you do not have to cause a scene just because you disagree with someone’s sign or speech. No one made that person snap. He just lost control of himself and it is his responsibility to control himself. Some speakers are loud, rude, and damn everyone; can you prove this guy was? Don’t justify bad behavior by someone else’s bad behavior.
April 11, 2014 at 12:33pm
Not all people of German heritage support national socialism. My family decided to be Americans in the 19-teens because they didn’t support the Kaiser, much less Hitler. I have plenty of pride in my heritage. and I feel no guilt for Nazi atrocities; masacres of native americans; slavery; etc. I didn’t do it and most of the people complaining didn’t live through it either. It is just their excuse. Everyone take responsibility for your own actions and stop whining.
April 11, 2014 at 12:19pm
It is time that we quit overlooking kids making smart-alec comments to impress their friends. It used to be that you were treated with respect in businesses. It isn’t oversensitive to expect decent treatment. If the employee doesn’t understand what he did wrong, maybe he needs to look for a new job.
April 8, 2014 at 2:52pm
spelling errors? let me clear something up for you: you need to go back to English class ’cause you missed out. You have the grammatical errors, not Rose. And you are off topic. Your story illustrates that some people will vote straight ticket no matter what. It doesn’t have anything to do with who picked the pink marble. And before you blast me with your ignorance, I have 20 years experience teaching English grammar and spelling. You need to close your keyboard until you learn better.
April 7, 2014 at 5:52pm
No, they are asking her to participate in their sins.
April 7, 2014 at 5:27pm
Really? You need to read some more John. He wrote 5 books in the new testament. Check him out.
April 4, 2014 at 8:58pm
Really? you have what? census records to back that up? maybe videos?
March 19, 2014 at 7:23pm
the curriculum I taught included the evidence available; the assumptions upon which creationism is based; the assumptions upon which evolution is based; how the evidence available supports each; the arguments against each. For instance: evolution does not allow for belief in God; creationism requires God; the geologic column may show the layers of animal and plant remains after a world wide flood; the geologic column may show plants and animal remains which indicate extinctions. There are many more.
“…you can’t quote the bible in science class since we america isn’t a theocracy?”
Correction: you can’t quote the bible in science class since America isn’t a theocracy.
Correction 2: theocracy means you are forced to participate in the State religion.
Correction 3: I can quote the Bible in science class.
Next time you think that the Bible has no place in science, follow it up with proof of evolution that can be replicated. you ask us to disregard the Bible when you can never prove evolution. Somewhere down the line evolutionists decided that they didn’t have to have irrefutable evidence; it was “good enough” that no one could disprove it. You can’t prove either because we can’t do a 4 billion year experiment and no one was there to observe it the first time. Find me fossils of the missing links, fossils of inbetween stages of evolution.
March 19, 2014 at 6:19pm
that’s like kaopectate toothpaste!
March 19, 2014 at 6:07pm
The fact is that atheists can say whatever they want to say; but Christians get blasted for expressing their belief in God. Notice that the atheist charges the governor with misusing public resources although he hasn’t even done any research. Actually, the constitution guarantees freedom to practice your religion not the freedom to harass believers just because you don’t believe the same. So, Atheists, shut-up.
March 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
Zack, it used to be said that people who use foul language need a bigger vocabulary. Seems to fit here. Comments would actually be better if you could make your point without profanity.
[-1] March 12, 2014 at 12:04am
I want to see Cosmos man duplicate evolution of an inhabited planet following the THEORY of evolution. Science is finding the cause and effect of observed phenomena by creating an experiment which either proves the theory or disproves the theory. Until a scientist can create an inhabited planet in the manner currently believed to explain the evolution of life on Earth, the theory of evolution is unproven.
Besides if they really wanted to produce a show about the universe and the stars and planets, etc...
Why didn't they just do that?
Why interject their criticism of the idea of G-d into it?
Was there a picture of Jesus in the Andromeda Galaxy that they had to try and refute?
Their claims against G-d based religion is their own opinion and not a planet in space they found through a telescope.
March 11, 2014 at 11:55pm
Good for you. The Bible is not your own personal fortune teller. But if you read it, you will find that it does predict world events. Not all events, the ones God wanted us to know about ahead of time so that we would know that what He says is true. The Bible predicted the exact time of Jesus’ birth in the book of Daniel. It also predicted the taking captive of the Pope by Napoleon’s army. It also predicts some events that have not yet happened. But no, it won’t tell you what numbers to pick for your lottery ticket.
March 11, 2014 at 11:46pm
My first thought on reading the nurse’s tweet was I sure wouldn’t want her caring for me in the hospital. She can’t write a sentence, what else can she not do? You’re absolutely right: you can’t fix stupid. If the hospital returns the donation, he should donate to some other area of the country where help in building better medical facilities is appreciated.
March 6, 2014 at 2:16pm
He picked the wrong airline for that claim. Maybe the flight crew should have had a clue that he was trouble then.
March 6, 2014 at 1:56pm
You interjected the trinity. It would be more accurate to ask if the group would agree that a religious denomination that did not recognize Jesus Christ as the means of salvation and a deity would not be considered as a Christian religion. Christian was a name applied to the followers of Jesus Christ by their contemporaries in the first century AD. The apostles Peter and Paul set the standard that Christians accept Jesus Christ as deity and the one and only means to salvation.