You can’t “prove” a NEGATIVE… (prove that you DIDN’T read the newspaper this morning).
Prove that there IS a god.
June 4, 2011 at 10:18am
Believe it or not, even as I am an Atheist (raised Jewish), I have read the Bible (Old & New Testaments), the Torah (in Hebrew & in English), the Q’ran, the vedas, Upanishads, Manusmriti, Srimad Bhagvatam, Bhagwad Geeta, the Kojiki & Nihon shoki.
There is indeed wisdom in all of it, superstition aside.
So long as one doesn’t become so dogmatic as to think that it needs to be forcefully imposed on those who opt out.
My sole ‘fundamentalist’ stance is with our beloved Bill of Rights (yes, even the 2nd Amendment as written) but the First Amendment is the crux of our culture.
The center of our secular universe.
If one’s dogma compels one to strike ones self over the head with a ball-peened hammer every evening after ice cream, my blessings upon them. As John Lennon said, “Whatever gets you through the night”.
But as soon as one of these people start to come after ME with that hammer, they are going to find themselves in the hospital.
Therein lies the difference.
If your ‘faith’ dictates that you want to ignore science & relegate our progeny to an earth barely habitable, fine, just don’t write your ignorance into our laws.
If you fear homosexuality, fine. Hide under your bed.
If you are convinced that utilizing stem cells is a mortal sin, fine. DON’T take advantage of any cures that might come out of it.
Or if you want to deny a woman the sovereignty of her own body, fine, so long as it’s is YOUR body and nobody else’s, but don
June 4, 2011 at 10:08am
The Founders were either Deists or Atheists.
June 4, 2011 at 10:07am
You are 100% wrong.
Go sell your HATE elsewhere.
April 24, 2011 at 1:46am
This guy is a CRACKPOT.
April 18, 2011 at 11:25am
This is a silly, juvenile, deliberately provocative act SPECIFICALLY designed to get a rise out of the religious right.
Every denunciation from the “bible-beaters” will sell another couple of thousand recordings and concert tickets… which is EXACTLY why this was done.
COMMERCE… nothing more.
I thought you guys were into “free market capitalism”.
I lost most of my right leg during TET, Sammy boy…
When & where did YOU serve???
April 16, 2011 at 5:49pm
If the JACKBOOT fits…
April 16, 2011 at 12:51am
MILES FROM NOWHERE…
You’re an idiot.
April 16, 2011 at 12:46am
In California, after we went “Blue” last November.. we are now poised to go “Green” as well.. the groundwork already being laid for the future.. devoid the destructive influences of the “energy” industries whose sneering attempts to reverse the course of progress was summarily trounced last November.
The real problem that must be overcome lies with those who have done nothing but obfuscate the debate, touting spurious “realistic” approaches like “drill, baby, drill”..
.. or “we’ll never be able to eliminate oil from our paradigm”…
.. or “Nuclear Energy is safe” (tell that to the residents of Chernobyl & Japan)..
.. or even their breathtakingly phony ‘righteous indignation’ that “people may lose their jobs” (as if they ever really gave a goodgoddamn about the working class).
And they have plied these deceptions for the past thirty years, deliberately quashing all attempts to wean the United States off of the teat of fossil fuels.
They are literally MARINATED IN OIL & IRRADIATED IN NUCLEAR WASTE, and anything that Progressives (or any enlightened people) might propose to purge ourselves from this addiction, those degenerates ignore as a matter of “rote”.
Well, here’s a message to those who insist upon continuing this tack;
Your time is over, kneejerk elections notwithstanding.
You had your chances to improve the lot of America (& humanity)…
You had your chances to put your avaricious, putrid worldviews aside so as to benefit our people and our country and you failed miserably at every juncture.
It is time for you to go back to the sewers where your ilk sprang forth and allow those of us who actually care about the future of our progeny to take the helm.
You are nothing but a canker on the face of civilization, and your time is over.
April 16, 2011 at 12:43am
Indeed…. the morons here think that “new drilling” would have an effect on this market…
IN REALITY, anything refined from a new rig won’t hit the tanks for a DECADE.