How to know the general public really is “stupid” like the Obamacare guy said: read the comments on the ferguson verdict – both supporting and opposing. We can’t exonerate or condemn without careful analysis of all available evidence. Don’t be part of the mob.
Holding on for hope of guilt even after the verdict is in...........pitiful
November 6, 2014 at 6:30pm
Really? That was one of the dumber things I’ve seen on this thread… and there’s a lot.
[-1] November 6, 2014 at 6:29pm
[-1] November 6, 2014 at 6:28pm
Who is the collective here? Christianity is the vast majority of Americans. Really – who is the real collective?
November 6, 2014 at 6:27pm
Not so much a red carpet as much as a hand of invitation and welcoming.
You are everything that is wrong with this country. Your mentality of “If you don’t want to be Christian, you aren’t worth it” is what destroys people and nations.
[-1] November 6, 2014 at 6:23pm
Typical Christian Conservative reply “I don’t need to look it up”
 November 6, 2014 at 12:51pm
Power and Control over people? Group collective? Who is controlling whom, here? American Christians are the ones in power and who control the behaviors of other people. Christians are the ones who are the majority in America and despise anyone outside of it. Wake up, man. You are probably the most ignorant person who’s comments I’ve ever read on this website.
[-2] November 6, 2014 at 12:45pm
Glenn – more and more people are leaving Churches and leaving religion altogether. For whatever reason, they can’t reconcile religion with their own truth journey. As you well know, many of the founding fathers felt similarly.
I think your singular focus on God is turning people away from what your message could offer people who tend to lean toward the principles of classic liberalism. You’ll likely never read this, please be inclusive – and not alienating – of people who reject theistic beliefs. There are many of us, and we are growing. Don’t lose us to the progressives and the democrats, because they are the ones who want us.
You couldn't be more wrong about the Founding Fathers nearly all off them were strong believers in God, Jesus, and the Bible. Many were preachers. The only reason religion is being defeated is the propaganda from collectivist. They know they have to remove faith in order to bring about a brave new world.
When I read your post, JP, all I can see is satan working through you in order to attempt to convince this forum that a red carpet should be rolled out for atheists. Just a note - as long as God is on the throne, and He still is, there is no true Christian platform, forum or organization that is going to open up welcoming arms to non believers.
That isn't hate speech - that is standing up for the one true Almighty Creator.
 November 6, 2014 at 12:42pm
Because people use religion as a means of control. Control of marriage, control of life-saving scientific research, control of individual rights, control of how people dress and behave. In the name of Atheism, those things are never done.
Which religion has that much control and power? What century, and country are you reporting from?
“In the name of Atheism, those things are never done.”
That statement alone answers my original question. Not because it’s true, but because it is already believed and the method of ensuring that belief is proven; the unholy trinity of academia, government and media are its enthusiastic evangelists. There’s just one pesky problem – Christianity, I mean all religions. Sure!
November 6, 2014 at 12:39pm
A massive demonstration of your ignorance. Maybe look the guy up. He is in no way a mystic.
Don't need to look it up to guess. Universities are filled with mystics of muscle.
Typical Christian Conservative reply "I don't need to look it up"
Uh, I'm an objectivist libertarian, and an atheist. And I did look him up. His political views weren't explicit, but his contributions to the huffpost, and his "Save a date with Naom Chomsky and me" event on his FB page are pretty telling. So while he doesn't worship a deity, he seemingly is a state worshiper that goes for empty concepts like society and the common good. More than likely a follower of Immanuel Kant. As I said, he's a mystic of muscle.
And in typical socialist troll fashion it's do as I say, not as I do. To know I wasn't a conservative Christian all you had to do is click my avatar. And since you're probably unaware of what I'm referring to when I say mystic of muscle...
It has pictures.
He's a leftist statist, and therefore, a worthless pile of dung to American values. That's why we have the 2nd Amendment, in case statists like him decide to do something about it. I'd enjoy beetch slapping his ugly mug if I saw this twerp alone.
November 6, 2014 at 12:38pm
I’m not sure you understood what he said. He said that it COULD happen IF… not it WILL happen WHEN. He wasn’t “predicting” anything.
 November 6, 2014 at 12:37pm
I really like reading your comments. Thank you for your clarity of thought and demonstration of critical thinking and logic.
November 6, 2014 at 12:35pm
And changing that to SEEDS OF FAITH makes it less of an agenda?
 November 6, 2014 at 12:34pm
Did you even watch the video? By your standard, every single thing taught in school is indoctrination – including appreciation for our constitution. How is exposing all religions to our children, along with potential negative consequences, indoctrination? What is TRUE indoctrination is teaching your children to reject critical thinking or logic and teaching little kids that they will go to hell unless they believe and behave in certain ways. What is more evil? Letting kids decide what to believe for themselves and giving them the tools and information to do so? Or giving children no other option but to believe in a man in the sky who will judge our lives based on thought crimes and 24hr surveillance?
 November 6, 2014 at 12:29pm
That is the biggest load of tripe I’ve possibly ever read on this page. Many of the CREATORS of the constitution weren’t Christian, and many who did believe in the concept of God did not believe in one who intervenes in the affairs of men.
To see that all men are created equal is a natural consequence of existence. It is religion that teaches our children that there are “others” who are not equal. What you argue as atheism is really a social policy based on darwinism – the law of the jungle. No atheist in the world espouses this belief. In fact, the most prominent believer in Darwinism as a social policy was also a Christian. He massacred millions of less-thans during WW2. Maybe you’ve heard of him?
You are a truly deluded person who has no idea what it means to not believe in the existence of a deity and to choose instead to place belief in fellow man and to help the hands that hang down.
Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Jesus – the actual existence of these people have absolutely nothing to do with how we treat those around us. If you look around the world, every single culture – theist or non-theist – has a code of conduct on how they treat one another as a fellow human being. This indicates that it is not necessary to believe in God to have a sense of what it means to be a good person or to believe in justice.
The Bible is certainly one of the most appalling and disgusting pieces of literature ever written – the OT is certainly the worst religious text written.
 November 6, 2014 at 12:21pm
Why does he and others like him feel obligated to plant the seed of doubt in children to make religion go away in the first place?
Because this country has a serious problem with the abuse of ‘church and state.’ When the leaders of the country are foolish enough to have a literal interpretation of the Bible, that invites significant problems in making both domestic and foreign policy.
Why can’t everyone simply believe how they see fit? Sounds like a true communist.
They can. But what Dr. Krauss is doing is encouraging them to believe differently. Not force by government. Not making churches illegal. But teaching our children about the world around them and the skills and benefits of critical thinking. The reason Atheist want to change people’s religious belief is not to infringe on the right to believe what you want, but rather to protect themselves and those they love and care for from the actions made because of said beliefs. Atheists aren’t forcing people to believe in certain ways, like the “communists” you allude to. That would be Religious people. It is because of religious doctrine that people force others to dress a certain way; it is because of religious doctrine that people stop homosexuals from entering a binding marriage contract; it is because of religious doctrine that people force women what they can do with their own bodies; it is because of religious doctrine that people vehemently support israel no matter what. Who sounds like a true Communist now?
Wow. I guess we all just found out how the “Evangelical Christians” made the Army’s “Religious Extremist” list. All this weeping and wailing and knashing of teeth, foaming at the mouth in a disagreement – for a second I thought I was watching the progressives and liberals argue with adherents to the Constitution. Truly, it is evil – and not Jesus Christ – who has entered into the hearts of all of you “you’re going to Hell if you don’t believe as I do” types.
A couple things to clear up according to Mormon theology for all the ignorant.
– Not very many people will go to Hell. It exists, but you have to try VERY HARD to go there, as in Judas or Hitler hard. The Mormon Church teaches that God is a loving Father, and we will be judged on the true desires of our hearts. We will be judged in understanding, love, and mercy.
- While Mormons claim to be the “true church” of Christ with a “fullness” of the gospel, they do not discount the truths taught and the good practiced by other faiths. The Church actively says to those of other faiths, “Bring us your good, and let us add to it.”
- Nobody knows where Kolob is, and almost nobody understands WHAT it is.
- Not everything mentioned every leader of the Mormon Church is considered doctrine. Anyone who does any research into unusual claims made by Church leaders would understand that there is a difference between doctrine, prophesy, and speculation amongst Church leadership.
Sorry bud, nice try. Mormon's are great human beings. Never met a mormon that didn't rub me the wrong way. However the mormon sect/denomination/cult (which ever people want to call it) has perversed the story of Jesus with some extreme looney story about a man who suddenly came across these stones that no one saw and .... etcc . The story just gets ridiculous after that. Sorry.
Funny, they said the same thing about Jesus and his warped sense of Judaism and they killed him for it. Satan wont drive people to attack the most popular form of Christianity. There would be no point. So keep it coming. We thrive on it. ( I say we because I have been a convert for 6 months now and they have been the happiest days of my life)
Amen brothers and sisters...I have been a convert for almost 15 years and I would not change my decision for anything. It brought me back to Christ's teachings not away from it as some have presumed. I was a wretch and I was saved...I was a sinner and still am, but I now know and understand the truth for it was hidden from for a time...I love my Lord Jesus Christ and am so very thankful that he allowed himself to be crucified for me and you...I now have a family that I love dearly and a true hope for the future of mankind.
What is the worst is that there are so many misinformed Mormons. Yes you DO discount the Bible and bash Christians.
LDS Apostle B. H. Roberts wrote, "Saddening as the thought may seem, the Church founded by the labors of Jesus and His Apostles was destroyed from the earth; the Gospel was perverted; its ordinances were changed; its laws were transgressed; its covenant was, on the part of man, broken; and the world was left to flounder in the darkness of a long period of apostasy from God… a universal apostasy from the Christian doctrine and the Christian Church took place" (D.H.C., Vol. I, Introduction, pp. 39 and 41).
Yes you DO believe in a different Jesus and a different god than Christians do. http://tinyurl.com/8o2uzzl and http://tinyurl.com/9e4ec97
As for salvation LDS style, you have no hope whatsoever. check out this chart. http://blog.evidenceministries.org/the-impossible-gospel-of-mormonism-infographic/
February 13, 2013 at 6:56pm
HOLY CRAP… I can already smell the race baiters. I bet CNN and MSNBC will be yelling “Racist!” for months.