That’s true of the Bible as well. The Old Testament is every bit as violent and vengeful as the Quran. You don’t see the love because you are ignorant of the religion. That’s not an insult. That couple is most likely ignorant of Christianity. You wouldn’t pay any attention to commentary that they make about your religion because you know they would be talking out of their -ss. Do you see the irony?
Your moral equivalence argument between the Qur'an and the Bible is very dangerous because it fails to perceive the role that human depravity plays in the disastrous actions of the past. The Catholic Church did do terrible things during the inquisition. Even after the Protestants got a foothold, they too persecuted Anabaptist. If good people can do evil acts, how many more evil acts would an evil person do if given enough power? The Catholic Church never had the power to do anything about the rise of Islam until it obtained political power and the power to command armies into the service of God. There is no Golden Rule in the Qur'an. People only have value if they are Muslim.
There is no equivalence between the Qur'an and the Bible on any meaningful level. Moral equivalence arguments are nothing more than excuses for moral neutrality in the face of great and looming evil.
Ego. I didn't make any comment about that couple, I was referring to the ignorant generalization Eden made about all religions. We're not living in the times of the crusades when Christianity was at war with Islam. Today Islam is trying to exterminate all Christians and anyone else who won't follow their death cult. And don't accuse me of talking out my ass again bitch.
Ego, please go and actually read the Bible or just go.
There are no Modern day Christian that follow the old testament. That is why it is called the OLD testament. After the coming of Jesus the new testament was written to reveal a loving God and a peaceful religion. Few gory and questionable stories but none are meant to be taking literally. They are parables or lessons to teach morality. The Jews believing that Jesus is not the son of God follow their Torah more closely based on the OLD testament. So your beef is not with Christians but Jews.
Modern day Christianity is good or God… Will Islam ever go through a reformation? If they don’t it’ll be non-existent in America if so-called moderate muslims don’t pull their heads from their arsses.
As predictable as the sun rising.....
Everytime you use the red herring/scapegoat of out of context biblical verses, you are inadvertently defending the Koran.
Every atheist I've ever met has given Muslims a free pass to keep doing the things atheists have been doing for 100 years.
bumfuzeled much of the old testament is a history, but to say that Christians do not obey the Torah or Old testament is foolish as there is a rapidly growing number who do. We do not eat scavenger meats like pork, we do not keep the Roman Pagan day of Sol Invictus and worship the rising Sun on the "venerable day of the Sun god" or Sunday as you Romans call it. We keep the real Sabbath as it was from the Mouth of GOD.
To say the Old testament is vengeful and violent is to say you never read it EgoLacuna because if you did read it in it's full context you would have to be retarded to not get it's point and history, as there were solid reasons why people were killed and most was self defense. Or do you think self defense is evil you silly Liberal?
It is amazing how ignorant these Liberals are and distressing when self professed Christians proudly proclaim they do NOT follow GODS original laws.
Mat 19:17 "Why ask me about what is good? There is
only one who is good. If you want to get into that life, you must keep
"And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one jot
or tittle of the law to fail" (Luke 16:17);
"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law" (Mat 5:17), I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly I say to you, till heaven and earth pass
away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled" (vs.17-18)
Mat 5:19 So whoever sets aside one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom
from heaven. But whoever does them and teaches them will be called
great in the kingdom from heaven.
Mat 5:20 because I tell you, unless your righteousness greatly exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the
kingdom from heaven!"
'You shall love the LORD your God with all your
heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first
and the great commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love
your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law
and Prophets" (Mat 22:37-40)
"If you love Me, keep My commandments"
(John 14:15) as well as "If you keep My commandments, you will abide
in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in
His love" (John 15:10). "He who does not love Me does not keep My
words" (John 14:24).
(Mat 19:17)."Now as He was going out on the road, one
came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, 'Good Teacher, what
shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?' So Jesus said to
him..."You know the commandments" (Mk 10:17,19) and then He listed
half of the ten commandments (also in Luke 18:19-20). "In the beginning was the Word...All things were made through Him, and
without Him nothing was made that was made" (John 1:1,3) ALL THINGS INCLUDES THE COMMANDMENTS!
 April 16, 2015 at 10:56am
Why don’t you respond to blinks point instead of changing the subject.
 April 16, 2015 at 10:54am
This is a revealing moment. The Blazers identify most strongly with the crazy lady on the subway. How sad.
Perhaps the crazy lady on the train has a better command of history and Islam than the average person. Only about 10 percent of the people in the USA actually fought in WWII. The rest were providing material support via taxes, rationing buying bonds and displaying gold stars in their windows. The same small fraction of actual hand to hand combatant participants is true of any world conflict. The peaceful Muslims pay a yearly tax, the Zakat, that is suppose to be for charity but within the qualified charity categories in Jihad or Jihad in foreign lands. This makes these "innocent people," accomplices in mayhem for the cause of Allah. You can find Zakat calculators on the internet to figure out how much they are contributing to both the good and bad works of Islam. Even Muslim governments must pay this tax, so it may max out at 2.5%, but it also turns out to be a double dip, first individually and next on your government. When Muslims immigrate to the west, they end up sending more money to the Imams for Mayhem.
It's very difficult to stand up for someone who won't stand up for themselves either because they can't or they won't. Which one do you think it is? The woman should have kept her mouth shut, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all but people are frustrated, angry at how Islam and progressives are ruining the world. I guess that Socialism/Communism Islamic theocracy stuff isn't working out so good, is it.
Ego, You are an idiot. You and those like you will be the first to fall when the mooslimes decide to come after the infidels.
that you think islam is ok is what is sad.
dnewton is 100% correct. only very stupid uninformed people do not know what he is speaking about.
My thoughts exactly... sad and shocking.
It's mob mentality on this site. Pitchforks and torches are over there next to the Bibles.
Everyone had points to make.
But something to add. What should have been added. This would be an example of how Jewish people fill from people in other countries. Just a prospective.
But the biggest difference is the fact hat they are not involved in 40 plus conflicts across the world. Or cutting peoples heads off, and not trying to take over countries.
The fact is. You don't who is a problem and who isn't. Because you don't see the Muslims as a whole standing against groups lie ISIS, and their behavior. And the goal, which is to spread.
But unless there is a problem on the train. People should just leave people alone.
[-2] April 14, 2015 at 10:32am
From reading these comments, it’s clear that Zorro either beats the sh-t out Of his kids, and is struggling to justify his behavior OR he was beaten as a kid, and is still trying to please his daddy. Neither is a flattering trait in a man.
April 14, 2015 at 10:28am
C’mon now…Proverbs made the choice to put his family on welfare, so everyone could stay home and be with the kids. We shouldn’t judge that decision. Some people are just better takers than they are givers. Thanks Proverbs for showing us how the other half lives.
April 10, 2015 at 8:44pm
“any random whore”
There is such a disturbing combination of stupidity, and repulsiveness in many of these comments. Can’t you express your opinion in a civil manner? It’s a rhetorical question. I know that you can’t. The Right can’t assume power because it is saddled with people like you…low class, low education fools. That’s a shame because conservativism is what this country needs. If only your type would just stay in your holes.
In case you hadn't noticed, we passed "civility" about 6 years ago. It's now coming to shove.
you're right, he should have used the word slut instead of whore. At least whores have the common sense to use condoms and get paid for their services.
The right cant assume power?
Hmm you must have missed the last wave of elections puke.
Lets look at the "power" you speak of since 1980-
See a pattern moron?
What makes you think the right can't assume power?
Maybe you missed the last wave of elections or is it just that the baby killer party is
populated with people like you…low class, low education fools.You know what they say about assuming?
You are the poster child, lowlife.
whore is the right description for people that open their legs without thought or conscience
Your name speaks volumes. It is absolutely ridiculous that you would ask for civility. You liberals are the worst name callers on the planet. From racist, to the war on women, to war monger baby killers you are the poster child for uncivil discourse.
[-1] March 31, 2015 at 11:27am
I think the finding is unexpected. For one the effect was only noticed in childhood, and the actual time required to produce the effect was surprisingly low. Common sense provides a common understanding of things. That’s fine most of the time, but in order to understand the details, you need to do research like this. It’s not a waste.
March 30, 2015 at 11:18am
You only accept information that confirms your conclusion. That is a feature of primitive thinking. The more material that disproves your belief-set, the more you believe it. Likewise, the more contrary information you are presented with, the more you believe you are being intentionally led away from the truth. How do you get through life? I suspect you are either unemployed, or employed in a job where someone else makes decisions for you. Your thinking is much too muddled to have any significant responsibilities.
What? Are you saying that a person who wants to commit suicide normally involves 150 other people in their plan? You are the one who denies the truth buddy. The most common modern day instance in which a person commits suicide to kill 150 other people is Radical Islam. I know that doesn't tickle your liberal ears, but it's the truth.
EgoInexcess: Your logic is a classic oxymoron, "Oh, heavy lightness." With the emphasis on "moron." My question to you is, "how do you leave home and then find your way back?" Furthermore, you fit the classic definition of a Liberal. "Lib first and human second (if at all)." I mean, just look at all your compassion for the victims and some way to stop another tragedy.Instead, you want to insult common sense like your daddy kicked the puppy and locked you inside a dark closet. Cope with that, sonny.
 March 26, 2015 at 10:10am
Also, what is typically leftist about waiting for evidence before believing something? That seems like the essence of conservative thinking.
March 26, 2015 at 10:00am
Because being a Muslim is the only reason that people do bad things? How silly that is.
 March 25, 2015 at 10:20am
On what possible grounds could you oppose this? They have a different understanding of faith, but how does that threaten you? The basic values discussed in these churches is straight up Ten Commandments. Isn’t some faith better than no faith?
God is not what someone defines Him as. We already know how God is defined we have a book that tells us so, the Bible
There is ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM. Jesus prayed that they would all be one. I'm pretty sure Jesus doesn't enjoy all the different churches making it up as they go along. There is one TRUTH, and that is the person of Jesus Christ. We don't get to define him the way we think he should be. We have to conform our beliefs to the way he taught us he IS.
Are we talking about the OT god, or the NT god?
They do seem to be somewhat different, don't you think?
The OT god was concerned with what was going on in the bedrooms, and how the food was prepared and the ritual of the blood sacrifices, while taking time out to throw in His 2 cents about how rape and slavery was fine by him, but watch what cloth materials you're wearing,
'Whereas the god of the NT is far more concerned with the old sin/salvation corner that He painted Himself into.
Why didn;t He just to decide to forgive everyone
How immorally atrocious that He decided the only way out of this dilemna was to incarnate Himself, to sacrifice Himself for Himself...what stupidity!
Is the Creator of all things in the Universe not capable of doing it a better way?
Now We have the god of the NT acting like a Mafia Boss when it comes to salvation vs eternal punishment...what nonsense!
Her's a news flash for you folks: Your god is a fraud!
You are kissing the arse of the wrong deity.
looks good on ya
[-5] March 22, 2015 at 11:02am
Even if he were to mobilize the elusive evangelicals, the opposition from the left and center-right would crush him like an ant. Many of you rather lose with your principles than compromise to win. That is a very selfish philosophy.
Coming from someone with no principles and the spine of a jelly fish we take that as a compliment.
YOU stand for NOTHING and will bend over for anything and anyone.
(sorry but you did say so)
Without principals, there is no victory, or hope.
At least we HAVE principles and don't compromise our integrity for a vote like Democrats do.
your prescription to choose middle of the road centrists FAILED 2 times in a row- insanity is doing same thing over and over expecting different results.
NO more listening to compromise when it means BEND OVER
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. —Pratigya Sharma.
Real men do not compromise their principles. Only you noodle dick do that!!!
 March 19, 2015 at 8:29pm
Oh Lord, grant me the resources to hire a PI to follow jblaze for a few weeks and get pictures of his godliness in action.
 March 19, 2015 at 10:06am
You usually say things that are at lease thought provoking. This time, it actually seems like you didn’t read the article. He is clearly talking about the CURRENT dynamic that has been in place since Johnson. How could you miss that? A definite point against your credibility.
 March 10, 2015 at 10:01am
Liberalism is not the same as leftism even though those terms are often used interchangeably. KOP is correct in the way he describes “liberalism,” but it’s a straw man. Most of the people in power on the left are leftists, not liberals. Leftism is similar to socialism and fascism, but liberalism is not. Classical liberalism is not so different than mainstream conservativism.
[-6] March 6, 2015 at 10:31am
Rejecting all of climate change theory is as silly as accepting all of its tenants. There is something important happening that cannot be explained by natural variation. Maybe it’s not a man made issue, but it exists. You can’t expect to be taken seriously in this discussion if you ignore the historical data (I’m not even talking about predictive models). The climate is warming at a rate that is statistically distinct from other climatic shifts. That’s a fact.
March 3, 2015 at 3:05pm
“…even though they are less likely to be carrying contraban.”
Learn to read.
[-2] March 3, 2015 at 3:01pm
They took the population size into account, fraking moron. There is nothing more moronic than dismissing data just because you don’t want it to be true. I’m not saying that this data is correct, but until you take the time to read and UNDERSTAND the math/statistics, it only underscores your foolishness to take such a strong stand. If it is true, the problem should be fixed because it would represent a moral injustice. Believing otherwise would mean that you are willing to let people suffer at a disproportionate rate because of their race. If it isn’t true, the lie should be exposed. Apply some moral clarity to your thinking instead of grandstanding.
Two words: Eric Holder.
This was a witch hunt from the very beginning.
The truth is the population of Ferguson is 65% black. They commit 95% of the crime. Also the white population are more elderly who will not leave their life long homes while the black population is younger. Hummmmm wonder why more whites are not stopped and jailed. Ferguson also has one of the highest crime rates in the nation.
These basturds proved they were not after the truth within 30 minutes of Brown's death. They started the lying immediately and never let up even today.
Three autopsies, weeks of eyewitness testimony made public and the idiots are still walking around with the phony "Hands Up Don't Shoot" meme.
OK, some bored worker made a joke about Obama, burn the town to the ground and kill all the White people.
I am not going to recite crime stats, but, the best way to avoid problems with the police is not to break the law. Blacks seem to be real slow learners in this respect. BTW, that's not "wacism", that is reality. Who does 52% of all murders in the USA while being at best 13% of the population?
There must be moral imbalance, that's why whites are quite so eager to move into this neighborhood.
 February 27, 2015 at 11:01am
I was once a stage-one thinker like you are now. My liberal-education credentials are impeccable, and it took me nearly 30 years to shake off the indoctrination. The left has successfully claimed the narrative that you recited – democrats stand-up for the little guy. I challenge you to name a single democrat policy where the actual result (NOT THE INTENTION!) has helped the “little guy.” Democrats often have great intentions, but their stage-one thinking constantly produces terrible unintended consequences.
February 25, 2015 at 10:04am
Stop dreaming!! The SINGLE reason we are all suffering four more years of “hope and change” is because people like you “voted their conscious” (aka pissed away their vote). Stop spouting rhetoric for two seconds, and actually consider what a Hilary administration would do to this country. The republicans may not be as conservative as they should be, but they are more conservative than another leftist administration would be. Anyone who says that there is no difference is just reciting slogans. Once the leftists are out of the whitehouse, you can worry about party purification.