There is no need for a redesign unless the number of states changes.
February 16, 2015 at 5:51pm
I agree. Has to be subsidized rent. But then, if one is getting subsidized rent, one probably should not be signed up with Comcast.
[-1] February 6, 2015 at 12:17pm
To me, this whole debate is like a vegan taking a job at a grocery store, getting assigned to the deli, and refusing to cut meat for sandwiches but still wanting to keep the job. Or if you want to use religion, say a Muslim being forced to cut pork at a job and protesting against it. (Though, the Muslim probably would not apply for such a job to begin with.)
If the rest of us did not want to do a task at our jobs, we would be fired. If you know that the potential exists strongly for having to do something you don’t believe in, while you are doing a particular job and getting paid for it, you probably should go into another line of work to begin with.
In the consumer v business setup - you fire somebody by not using their service
Avoidance is the course most people will take.
People of faith are incensed that the "sacrament of marriage", the spiritual and physical union personally performed by God for Adam and Eve is being abused by Sodomites. The rest is simply BullS!ht.
Sorry...but these bakers, photographers, printers, etc. have been in business long before SSM was made legal, they did not apply for a job or open a business with the knowledge that they would be FORCED to bake cakes, photograph, or perform a SSM...but if they're smart, they'll streamline the work they do and cut out the red tape BS of government.
You win the Dumbest Post of the Day Award...
If you know that the potential exists strongly for having to do something you don’t believe in, while you are doing a particular job and getting paid for it, you probably should go into another line of work to begin with.
Is there a job in the world that has no potential for being asked to do something you don't believe in?
Your beliefs will inform your actions, whatever they are. Whether you are a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, or something else there will be times when your beliefs may conflict with those of others. Are you free to choose to live by your own beliefs?
You may have convictions about human dignity that impel you to be polite, even to people who are quite rude. You may have religious convictions that shape how you interact with the world and the people in it.
Can you separate how you live your life.... from the life you are living?
That is the argument of people who think your beliefs should be "private": that you can be a Christian at home, but at work you have to do as you are told ...that you don't have the right to refuse business that you find offensive.
Beliefs inform actions and you can't compartmentalize between them and remain sane and healthy.
We need to re-learn how to agree to disagree, instead of demanding that other people comply with what we want or else.
 February 2, 2015 at 5:56pm
Some people with dwarfism have gone on to do some very awesome things. Peter Dinklage, for example. Don’t just abort babies because they might not be what you want.
85-90% of fetuses with Down's syndrome are aborted so all lot of couples get pro choice pretty fast.
 February 2, 2015 at 5:53pm
Personally, I would ask Him why people born into other countries that worship other deities, and do not convert for various reasons (tradition, fear of death if it happens to be an Islamic country, etc.) should be tortured for all of eternity, if they were a kind and decent person otherwise and never hurt anyone in their lives. That might just be me, though.
That’s somewhat along my way of thinking.
I could spend my whole life being an honorable person, treating those around me kindly and with respect… but none of that matters for anything…
The only condition is that I prostrate myself before him, feeding his ego with how glorious he is, worshipping his every moment?
How is that a god worthy of my respect?
I shall save my respect and admiration for those who earn it without expecting anything in return for it. Certainly not one who demands it by threat.
ALL have sinned and fall short. We've inherited the sinful nature of Adam & Eve. No one ever needs to be taught how to sin, right? Christianity isn't about what we do that's good. it's all about God's love and grace for those that step out in faith and accept God's gift for their sins.
And it is a shame that many are ignorant. That is not how it plays out. The millennium is set up to teach discipline to those who were never taught the truth about Christ. Thus, those who were not murderers, and did not support the murder of another soul, are going to be in the millennium. God gave each of us what we deserved in terms of the life we are in.
February 1, 2015 at 6:03pm
News flash – multiple exclamation marks also give your party a bad name.
 February 1, 2015 at 6:02pm
If Palin runs for President, she will need a much better PR team than when she was running for Vice President.
 February 1, 2015 at 6:00pm
I completely agree. If it’s Huckabee vs. Clinton, I’m voting Libertarian.
I agree. One thing I have done as a prepper is to take up cooking as a hobby & let it be known on my Facebook page. This way, I have a very good reason for having sharp knives around.
November 11, 2014 at 5:58pm
Hugs to Glenn. I don’t always agree with him on everything, but I do agree with him that our food is killing us. I myself am trying to eat more plant-based food and fewer processed foods. We as a society need to get back to more natural ways of doing things. No, I’m not a Democrat. I’m 3rd-party.
 October 19, 2014 at 4:02pm
If that person had Ebola, they should not have been allowed to leave the hospital at all. I don’t care how “low risk” the idiots at the CDC thought they were. If you get Ebola, you lose your freedom for 21 days, sorry.
October 16, 2014 at 6:26pm
Alcohol in general is a great antiseptic and also will be a good trade item if TSHTF. (Which this is the beginning of.)
October 16, 2014 at 6:22pm
I am trying very hard not to panic. Someone on one of the prepper sites I read said that they had a phone call from Minneapolis (I live in a suburb) who witnessed someone on a plane from Sierra Leone vomiting with a high fever. This has NOT hit the local news yet or been confirmed to be ebola. What do you do? I can’t quit my job. I can work from home one day a week. I hope they will let us work remotely more than one day a week if it is confirmed to be ebola.
 August 24, 2014 at 7:38pm
Don’t forget CNN.
 August 24, 2014 at 7:36pm
How about buy your own drink? Or just don’t drink?
August 22, 2014 at 6:12pm
The reason they do it with Christians is because they know that the Christians are unlikely to get violent.
 August 22, 2014 at 6:09pm
This is why I think government is too powerful. I wish the government would just stay out of the marriage issue and let each state do what it wants. If you don’t like what your state does, at least you have the option to move.
I'm not a millionaire but do support orgs that go to bat pro bono for folks like these, as far as needs be, SCOTUS even. This insult to the American public must be fought.
31-States were put to the vote on queer 'marriage' and ALL said NO, Ca said no twice.
Even if it passes by law;
it does not trump individual rights under the Bill of Rights and the 1st-Amendment ~!
 August 22, 2014 at 6:05pm
I agree. There should be equal outrage here for this poor child’s death as there is in Missouri. I find it sad that there isn’t.
August 19, 2014 at 9:16pm
If you’ve never met a militant atheist who did not believe in any deity, then you must not have done a lot of debating. I used to be a member of a religious debate forum and left because I got tired of the same old arguments from both sides.
 August 17, 2014 at 7:56pm
As an agnostic, I also think atheists are weird — mostly the militant sort. I’m willing to be honest and admit that I don’t know. However, I’m not going to be negative towards religious people. I don’t understand why some atheists are. Can’t we just live and let live?
Most atheists I know would be happy to live and let live. But when our government tells our children their beliefs are suspect , if not outright wrong, we must defend our rights.
"Can’t we just live and let live?"
Christians are compelled by God so we cannot let our brothers and sister fall to evil. We must take action. What drives the atheists?
They don't like being criticized by those whom they have a seething hatred for. A healthy respect for the unknown would counterweight their hatred, but unfortunately they lack that. I'm with you though on live and let live. Most people are.
You assume that atheist and agnostic are mutually exclusive terms. They are not. I've yet to meet even a single atheist that will actively say 'there are no gods period'.
I am agnostic in the respect that I do not know if there is a god, but I am atheist in the respect that I do not believe in any gods. What you are likely confusing are atheists, such as myself, who will look at an individual god concept and say it doesn't exist because its contradictory, impossible, or illogical.
As an example: A perfect being that requires worship, gets angry, sad, or disappointed. A perfect being could never, ever, be angry or sad and would not desire or require anything.
All powerful? Not possible. The old 'can't do something that makes it impossible for him to undo' trick foils that. Nothing can be all powerful.
All knowing? Then the whole garden of Eden thing, the flood, and a thousand other things, should have seen that coming. You can't be sad (again perfect) when you know what's going happen in advance. You can't even say 'knows all possibilities' because absolute knowledge requires knowing which one will occur without error. This further makes prayer pointless as this god would know precisely what you intend to pray about thousands of years before you were born and would already know the outcome of said prayer.