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brother_ed

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • [1] September 25, 2014 at 11:21pm

    The above comment was meant for MOD…

  • [2] September 25, 2014 at 11:05pm

    What, exactly, is a ‘fair share’?

  • [39] September 19, 2014 at 9:10am

    @EUTOPE

    The Renaisance, led by ‘believing freethinkers’, took the world into an era of great prosperity and freedom.

    The Progressive Era, started in the early 1900s and led by ‘unbelieving freethinkers’ has resulted in the bloodiest era the world has ever known – and it’s just getting started.

    You may want to re(free)think your position…

  • [8] September 19, 2014 at 8:34am

    @RUN

    Culture is a word that Progressives and athiests don’t understand.

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  • [94] September 18, 2014 at 11:04pm

    @FOO

    I know it’s trite, but I can’t help saying it…

    “Progressivism is a mental disorder.”

    I try hard toot see the world through an ‘us versus them’ filter, however, I make an exception when it comes to Progressives.

    Perhaps it’s more of a ‘good versus evil’ filter, because these guys always make my hair bristle.

    ‘Liberal’ people I can tolerate…we may differ on politics to certain extent – they are good hearted people who are simply (in my view) misguided.

    ‘Progressives’, however are a different breed altogether. When I hear them, read their comments, or visit their web sites, I feel anger and disgust.

    EVIL is the only word that fits.

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  • [4] September 18, 2014 at 12:24pm

    @WOOD

    Too funny!

    Has the FFRF ever fought anybody but Christians?

    I’ll look into that – I’m curious.

  • [5] September 17, 2014 at 3:41pm

    @BLINK

    You do see the silly-ness of belittling someone for apparently not allowing diversity of thought, don’t you?

  • [4] September 15, 2014 at 5:14pm

    People who see the world as ‘my side – your side’ are the problem

    or

    The dividers aren’t the problem, it’s the dividees.

  • [4] September 13, 2014 at 12:05am

    @SKUNK

    I don’t understand your argument…

    There have always been laws that regulate behavior that have nothing to do with religion.

  • [5] September 12, 2014 at 7:05pm

    @SKUNK

    Put another way:

    Jesus ‘invites’ you when he says “Come, follow me”.

    He does not grab you by the wrist.

    My religion teaches me that compulsion is the tool of Satan.

  • [5] September 12, 2014 at 7:02pm

    @SKUNK

    Absolutely!

    I think you’re confusing the concept of ‘right and wrong’ (a definition of moral behavior), with the ability to choose.

  • [9] September 12, 2014 at 5:46pm

    Too often the argument is put forth that having a leader who is deeply religious (in this case a President who us Christian) will lead to a theocracy.

    This in turn takes them down the slippery slope of Taliban comparisons, or of the stoning of gays, or mandatory church attendance.

    I fail to see that outcome.

    The founding fathers were deeply religious and had nothing but the deepest respect for those of other faiths – show me something in the Constitution or the a Declaration that is discriminatory to those who aren’t Christian.

    To my knowledge we have never had an openly atheist, Jewish, Muslim, or any other non-Christian President, yet we have never been subject to any of the types of abuses anti-religionists predict.

    Have there been bad laws? Sure.

    Have we have misguided doctrines? Sure.

    But these were as much a result of the times as they were to the religious zeal of our President.

    Christianity respects life…reveres education…demands compassion…allows for freedom of choice….and when understood and practiced properly will lead a person to the greatest peace and prosperity possible.

    In short, though there set a few scattered examples of Christainity gone wrong, it is not the boogey-man that the naysayers say it is.

    I would argue that a purely scientific, rational, logical, government would be the most oppressive government ever devised.

  • [25] September 11, 2014 at 11:10pm

    @THE KNAVE

    You want to see the far left, visit the Daily Kos.

    It’s where I finally understood the ‘bleeding eyeballs’ expression.

  • [2] September 11, 2014 at 7:58pm

    @HARRY

    I bet there are more things we agree on than we disagree on.

    I admire your courage.

  • September 11, 2014 at 7:25pm

    @HARRY

    In the past, I have been guilty of claiming that same-gender attraction is a choice…I have since come to understand that it is more complex then that.

    There are many factors, and each person is different.

    I, like you, recognize that these organizations “…help build a strong moral foundation among youth.”, however, unlike you (apparently), I include sexual activity among my morals.

    However, although I believe that youth should be taught that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that sexual relations outside the bounds of marriage are wrong, I do not believe that children who ‘struggle’ (my view) with same-gender attraction, or who are promiscuous should be excluded…but again, they should be taught what ‘moral behavior’ is.

  • [1] September 11, 2014 at 6:19pm

    @ZAPPA

    Thanks for posting some of the guidelines, I find it very interesting.

    For instance, as much it may appear that this organization was formed to ‘keep gay kids out’, it is apparent that it also wants to keep ‘Mormons’ out.

    Young men who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints accounts for approximately 30% of the membership of the BSA.

    The proviso of belief in a ‘Triune God’ in their application excludes ‘Mormons’ because we believe that God the a father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings.

    Oddly enough, even though the LDS church has a large number of youth and adult leaders in the BSA, it does not force its doctrine on the youth.

    Again, thanks for the info.

  • September 10, 2014 at 10:48pm

    @HARRY

    Agreed…monogamy would cut down on STDs.

    Admittedly, I have no idea if there are diseases specific to same gender relationships.

  • [18] September 10, 2014 at 6:20pm

    @HARRY

    You’re being disingenuous…

    Immoral behavior is not confined to homosexual behavior.

    If everyone (heterosexual or homosexual) followed the advice of abstinence before and fidelity after choosing a partner, then the instance of STDs would drop dramatically.

    Agree, or disagree?

  • [4] September 10, 2014 at 6:10pm

    @BARBER2

    Exactly right!

    If we understand that part of the plan is to “[undermine our] faith and trust in [our] government”, we will get out if this mess.

    But, if we don’t, then instead of replacing politicians we will replace political systems.

    Obama and his minions try to convince us things are ‘broken’…from our immigration system to our Congress to our economic system…all f them ‘broken’ and in need of replacement, not repair.

    Stay strong!

    Preach the virtues of our founding principles!

    Tout the value of a free market capitalistic economy!

    The system is NOT broken…those who are running it (ruining it) are!

  • [3] September 9, 2014 at 9:42pm

    @KICK

    Welcome back…and you’ve got many friends here who will put you up if the need arises.

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