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  • [10] July 30, 2014 at 2:35pm

    Who is being hateful, Blinknight? Nobody has said they hate you. Nobody said they hate Richard Dawkins.

    Also, what makes you think that there’s no evidence for God? Your ignorance of the subject matter doesn’t mean that no evidence exists. In fact, the vast majority of people who have lived claim the exact opposite: the evidence for God is not just there, but overwhelming.

    But again, this is like trying to explain the existence of the ocean to somebody who has lived their entire life in the desert. They’ve lived their whole life with just a few drinks of water a day, that it is impossible for them to imagine that the world is covered mostly in water.

    The reason people are fools when they say, “There is no God,” is because they are making a claim about something they know nothing about. It would be like saying “Love doesn’t exist”. Only a great fool believes that, and people recognize it as being a foolish statement because they’ve lived life long enough to recognize the difference between “lack of evidence” and “lack of life experience.”

    Atheism is a lack of life experience, not a lack of evidence. It is like the immature brat who says “I don’t have to obey my parents. There’s no evidence that they are smarter than me.” Eventually, that brat will grow up and realize the truth. But until then, you just suffer them the way you suffer atheism, with patience and an eyeroll.

  • July 30, 2014 at 2:25pm

    Actually, you are wrong. If Dawkins claims to be a scientist, then he MUST blindly accept things when there’s no evidence to support it. That’s the “faith” that Einstein talked about. Without blind faith that the universe is comprehensible, rational, and governed by laws, you can do no science. And since you cannot prove those things are true with evidence, they must be taken on blind faith. So Richard Dawkins doesn’t have blind faith in the supernatural, but he DOES have blind faith in the natural.

    The mathematician Alfred North Whitehead also wrote extensive works in Process Philosophy, which disproved the idea that science is something that goes against God. In fact, he did a lot of historical research and concluded that God was the reason that modern science arose when it did. C.S. Lewis summed up the work of Alfred North Whitehead with the following quote:

    “Men became scientific because they expected law in nature, and they expected law in nature because they believed in a Lawgiver.”

    This was confirmed later by other atheist historians and anthropologists in the 1900s who were looking for reasons why science never developed in China, which was very successful a developing trial and error, but did not believe the universe obeyed laws or could be comprehended.

  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 1:50pm

    This is what happens when you let somebody who believes in Materialist Reductionism talk about morality. You get Materialist Reductionist Morality. Why is anybody surprised by this?

    “Nonsense remains nonsense even when spoken by famous scientists.” – John Lennox

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  • July 30, 2014 at 12:37pm

    Didn’t you even watch the video? People aren’t prosecuted for “ingesting” it. They are prosecuted for SELLING it. And almost all of the people prosecuted are illegal aliens (hispanics).

    By legalizing pot, you are just making it easier for Mexico to invade the United States.

  • July 30, 2014 at 12:35pm

    It isn’t the lesser of two evils. The lesser of two evils is “don’t use drugs” vs “use drugs”. Whether or not it is legal doesn’t matter. People who use drugs don’t care if it’s legal or not: they will use drugs anyway. So whether or not it’s illegal doesn’t matter in this situation. Legalizing pot is a lateral move. It isn’t the lesser of evils. Legalizing it might be a NECESSARY evil, but it isn’t less evil.

    I do believe that if people won’t change their lives and live for God, then they are naturally going to be drawn to drugs. And if the only way to get drugs is to buy them from drug cartels, then all we do is empower the evil within Mexico and Central America by pouring money into the hands of the drug lords. If drugs are allowed to be made and sold in the USA, then we at least keep money in the country, and don’t fund evil in other places.

    However, then we have the problem of transplanting a malignant tumor directly into our own nation. And make no mistake, drugs are a cancer to society. Legalizing drugs in the USA could just slowly turn us into Mexico or Honduras. Then again, it might go the opposite direction. People might finally see how devastating drugs are to a society and reject it like we rejected Slavery.

    All I know is that every nation who supports drug use as a part of life has shown itself to be a nation who doesn’t actually care about people.

  • July 30, 2014 at 12:05pm

    I don’t think purple cabbage, the thing that makes the ice cream change color, is the same thing as arsenic or poison ivy.

    Spain isn’t the same as the United States. They have a lot of very specific laws about being dishonest when it comes to what’s in food. Some laws that say “you can’t claim something is Saffron flavored unless it contains actual saffron” have been around longer than the United States has existed.

  • July 30, 2014 at 12:02pm

    All ice cream in Spain is all natural. They have laws against putting artificial flavorings in any “fresh food” that is not canned or preserved. For example, you can put artificial flavoring in wine, pickles, soda, canned olives, or canned peas, but not in ice cream, frozen lasagna, fresh soda out of a fountain, etc.

    Also, the reason it changes from purple to pink is because it’s using the same thing chemists have been using for litmus paper to test acidity for years: red cabbage.

    If you boil purple cabbage in water, it will turn the water purple. If you soak paper in that purple water, and then let it dry, you can use the paper as sheets of litmus paper. The purple water will turn indigo, blue, or green if it comes in contact with a base (such as milk or bleach) and it will turn pink, red, orange, or yellow if it comes in contact with acids.

    So since people have slightly acidic saliva, the ice cream turns from purple cabbage to pink. If you eat a lemon first, the ice cream will probably turn orange or yellow.

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:54am

    What about the centuries of child abuse done by Schoolteachers? Do you condemn all education institutions as well? Because the % of schoolteachers who molest children is about double the % of priests in the Catholic Church who molest children.

    Shouldn’t you also be condemning education? After all, if the reason you condemn Catholics is because of child molesters in their ranks, surely your disgust for Teachers is twice as strong.

  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 11:51am

    You brought up the “war” topic, so let’s use that as the analogy.

    Let’s say you own a business, a large multi-million dollar business. And the US Government passes a law saying “We now require that all businesses pay for weapons of war, directly. We’re not taxing you, you just have to pay for it out of your own benefits. Anybody in your company that wants to kill somebody in war, you have to pay for it as part of your benefits.”

    The idea is the same. You are paying for somebody to kill somebody else. Only instead of paying for war, you’re paying for abortion. Why should a private company be forced to pay for murder or warfare? The only way to convince anybody that a company should directly provide money for abortions and abortive contraception is to prove to me that a company should also directly provide money for murder and warfare. Especially when it is against the religious beliefs of the company to do so.

  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 11:45am

    Nobody forces a murderer to go around killing people. But when you force a company to pay for the murder, that is a problem. And make no mistake, abortion is murder.

    Also, as far as I’m aware, it’s not illegal for women to get abortions. No one is making anyone get an abortion. Likewise, nobody is making anybody NOT get an abortion. If you want an abortion, pay for it yourself. You got pregnant all by yourself, you can get an abortion all by yourself.

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:38am

    When I first heard about this, I was willing to take a wait-and-see approach to the man. I’m still willing to do that. People sometimes rise to the occasion and change.

    However, the more I find out about this rabbi, the more I’m concerned that he won’t do what is necessary to protect all people. He seems only to be focused on religious minorities (kinda like Eric Holder isn’t interested in protecting justice for all, only justice for minorities).

    I pray that this is not true. And if I’m wrong about this, I’ll be very, very glad to be wrong.

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:33am

    You guys realize that the “Teen Magazine” design is there to make fun of the French economist, right?

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:27am

    The problem with high tax rates is that people will say “This is ridiculous” and just not pay taxes. Or they’ll stop working and just live off savings instead. That is why the Laffer Curve is so important. If I make a billion dollars in a year, and you tax me at 33%, I will be like, “Well, I still get to keep 2/3rds of my money. That’s fine.” But if you tax me 90% of that billion dollars, I’ll just spend 1/3rd of my money to protect my assets and avoid paying taxes entirely (such as leaving the country or shutting down my company so I can just live off savings for the rest of my life).

    See why it doesn’t work?

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:21am

    Yes, and tax revenues (the money the government gets) during the 90% tax rate days were LOWER than they are today, even after adjusting for inflation and population. This is due to something called the Laffer Curve, which is taught in every Econ 101 class in the country.

    Here’s a brief explanation of the Laffer Curve:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqLjyA0hL1s

  • [-1] July 30, 2014 at 10:15am

    All they’re going to do is drive away their own business. If they want to dig their own grave, let them. They’re idiots.

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  • [15] July 30, 2014 at 10:08am

    If this is true, I have a whole new level of respect for Orlando Bloom.

  • [1] July 30, 2014 at 9:59am

    But… if Obama, Biden, and Kerry all step down, that means that John Boehner will be president. And trust me, NOBODY wants that. I don’t think you’ve thought this through very well.

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  • [1] July 29, 2014 at 12:05pm

    “Then there’s the anti-Semites,
    The men that God made mad:
    For all their wars are merry,
    And all their songs are sad.”

  • July 29, 2014 at 11:57am

    “The wise men know what wicked things
    Are written on the sky,
    They trim sad lamps, they touch sad strings,
    Hearing the heavy purple wings,
    Where the forgotten seraph kings
    Still plot how God shall die…

    But YOU, and all the kind of Christ,
    You’re ignorant and brave,
    And you have wars you hardly win,
    And souls you hardly save.

    I tell you not for your comfort,
    And not for your desire,
    I tell you ’cause the sky grows darker
    And the seas rise ever higher.

    Night shall soon be thrice times darker,
    And heaven an iron cloak.
    Do you have joy without a cause,
    Or, faith without a hope?

  • [10] July 28, 2014 at 3:22pm

    IMDB is wrong on purpose. Mr. Sutherland threatened to sue them if they didn’t change it.

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