User Profile: NineteenEighty4

NineteenEighty4

Member Since: May 05, 2012

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  • December 1, 2012 at 3:18pm

    If they stepped away from the issue, they might once again be able to call themselves the party of small government. But the base voters, most of them Christians, won’t let them step away from the issue. Their religion forces them not to. There will never be a Republican sanction of gay rights unless the religious fundamentalists are jettisoned from the party. Either they keep losing elections or they reinvent who they want to cater to.

  • November 9, 2012 at 10:13am

    “Time to step away from these issues, time for the GOP to realize that they can’t be for the individual and at the same time demand gov’t control of these things.”

    This is the root of the GOP’s problem. Social conservatism is a dead movement. The religious right has lost its choke-hold on society and it is time to jettison these religious zealots who advocate for rape babies. When the GOP advocates for authoritarian bans on contraception and abortion, how can they still claim to be a party of small government? Their ideology of fiscal conservatism would be much more attractive to many Americans if it was packaged with personal freedom as opposed to imposed religious morality.

  • November 8, 2012 at 11:00am

    This wouldn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I would imagine that voting against the religious right inside one of their own churches would be a very satisfying act of irony.

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  • November 7, 2012 at 6:11pm

    The GOP lost because of their radical social policies. If Republicans want to win elections, they have to jettison the religious zealots within their ranks. Social conservatism is dead. If you support people who believe rape is God’s will, you are going to lose, every time.

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  • November 7, 2012 at 1:19am

    So God is an Obama supporter, according to your reasoning?

  • November 7, 2012 at 12:22am

    Time to purge the tea party and religious fascists from the GOP.

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  • November 5, 2012 at 12:32pm

    Well some of the original Judeo-Christian values are selling off women for gold and cattle, oh, and the divinely-sanctioned enslavement of non-Christians who weren’t killed through divinely-sanctioned conquest. So moral, wouldn’t you agree?

  • November 5, 2012 at 11:57am

    I agree. To the extent that all these people are talking about polls, in the end it is all just speculation. The only “poll” that matters takes place on Nov. 6th.

  • November 3, 2012 at 1:03pm

    No, Bush just went into an illegal war under false pretenses, condemning thousands to their deaths. Completely different.

  • November 3, 2012 at 9:55am

    At the first sign of bipartisanship after a natural disaster, it’s so nice to see Republicans turning on their own. I love it.

  • October 28, 2012 at 1:26pm

    Romney is pro-choice or pro-life, depending on the hour of the day and who he is talking to.

  • October 24, 2012 at 11:27pm

    The religious beliefs of our candidates do not concern me. Objectively, they are all equally ridiculous and equally untrue. What does matter is integrity, consistency, and a belief in our Constitution and personal liberty. Republicans love to claim they are the party of small government and conservatism, but they are just as liberal as democrats, where it concerns them. When it comes to killing poor, brown people around the world and legislating what people do in their bedrooms, Republicans are all about big government. For the Party supposedly aligning themselves with God and morality, no one but pornstars talk about sex as much as Republicans do. Leave these social issues to individuals, treat people like grown-up human beings instead of cattle that needs “guiding,” and you’d get a lot of support from people disillusioned with Obama and pseudo-liberals across the country.

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  • October 24, 2012 at 8:17pm

    The day Obama is sent to prison for treason is the same day Bush and High Overlord Cheney get convicted of war crimes. Literally hundreds of thousands dead, destabalization of the Middle East, and billions of dollars wasted, all under false pretenses.

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  • October 20, 2012 at 9:23am

    Ah, a true Blazer’s rite of passage, publicly declaring someone a communist or socialist. She has a bright future as a poster on this site.

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  • October 18, 2012 at 11:36am

    This is wonderful news. More prayer, more proselytizing should be enforced in all of our schools. Let’s have all of our impressionable schoolkids pray to Jesus five times a day. If only we Christians had a place to go to practice our faith. But, alas, we, the religious majority, are under direct attack in this country. We only have our public schools to spread the word of the Lord, these days. If only we had tax-free places of worship to gather and freely talk about our faith and our beliefs. Obama is waging a war on Christians! I will not comply.

  • October 7, 2012 at 4:29pm

    You can’t just conjecture that God suspended the laws of physics to fit your story, when we have a working, accepted idea of how the planet was formed without the help of divine intervention.

    Without going into the beginnings of the universe, I think it is safe to say that God didn’t create the universe in 6 days. It’s actually a misnomer to say that the universe has been “created.” The universe is still being created, at an ever-expanding rate, and no one really knows why.

    What we are currently seeing in our skies at night occurred in the distant, distant past. The void between galaxies is beyond human comprehension. When light travels from even the nearest galaxy, it takes hundreds of thousands of years to get here, to our eyes, even though it is traveling at the fastest speed theoretically allowed in the fabric of reality. It logically follows that even the closest galaxy, let alone the rest of the observable universe, existed well before 6,000 or 9,000 years ago, depending on your interpretation of the Bible.

    Why are you putting so much trust in the writings of a barely literate, pre-scientific society?

  • October 7, 2012 at 12:44pm

    This train of thought expresses a severe lack of scientific literacy, specifically on how the laws of physics operate and basic geology. Planets can’t be made in 6 days. For billions of years, Earth was a mix of lava and molten rock. There was no hard crust, let alone a viable atmosphere. There is no way, using the laws of physics, that anything that occurred in the Bible could have ever taken place, especially from a literal point of view. Humans don’t sprout up from rib bones and dirt. Humans and all other life are the products of billions of years of evolution and adaptation, not 6 days worth.

    The notion of intelligent design is pretty insulting to God, if you accept it as true. We have useless teeth that can kill you, and an exploding organ that serves no biological function, and reproductive means that posed great risk of death to the mother for most of human history. If we take a look at our universe, we can foresee the bursting of our sun violently exterminating all life on Earth, and the Milky Way colliding with the Andromeda Galaxy in a few billion years. If we are designed, that designer is either wildly incompetent or passively evil to create something so flawed when He/She/It could have done otherwise.

    It’s seriously embarrassing that this person is an elected official. It’s really too bad. Bible literalists are so deluded that no amount of evidence or new knowledge could ever change their mind. Faith and ignorance is valued over knowledge.

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  • October 6, 2012 at 2:47pm

    Thank you for that clarification, TJSON. Atheism is a set of beliefs, but they are not religious beliefs or religious dogma. You can’t call atheism a religion when, by its very definition, atheism is a lack of supernatural belief in God. Agnosticism is the most prudent position anyone could hold. However, when people refer to themselves as atheists, I believe some of them mean that they don’t have it out for some sort of unknowable God, per say, but the clearly man-made God and the clearly fabricated books that mandate us to believe in a hateful, jealous, fearful God.

    In short, they attack religion as opposed to attack God. In this mindset, you can’t attack something that doesn’t exist. But you can attack people operate under the assumption that these myths are true and want to run and dominate society with their silly beliefs, whether they be Islamic or Christian. They’re all equally untrue. That is what atheist activists fight against. God isn’t the problem. God’s followers are.

  • October 6, 2012 at 11:13am

    When revealing the truth becomes criminalized, that is truly the sign of the times. Someone exposes the Church’s bribery, ties with the Italian mafia, child rape, and systemic corruption, and they punish the man who made it known. Who is the true criminal? Those who are guilty still walk free.

    Let’s see here, this man supposedly stole from the Vatican. Better have his guilt or innocence determined by the very leaders of the Vatican he is accused of stealing from. That is not justice. It is a sham trial run by pedophile power-brokers, not men of God. What an evil institution to be a part of and support.

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  • October 2, 2012 at 2:37pm

    David Barton is a historical revisionist. Barton is a pastor first, and an academic second. He has no higher degrees of education other than a BA in religious studies. He is a psuedo-historian, and is mocked and criticized by actual historians representing the discipline. What Barton does is start with a conclusion and picks out evidence to support his conclusion and outright ignores anything else that doesn’t. In his last book, he claimed Jefferson was a hardcore Christian, despite the mounds of evidence, even in Jefferson’s own words, that he was not. Jefferson was a deist. He actually re-wrote the Bible and the Quran to remove all references of the divine and the supernatural. He despised organized religion but looked up to Jesus as a moral figure worthy of admiration.

    Many of the founders believed in a deistic God. Some of the Founders were Christians. Given the religious nature of our Founders, it still doesn’t mean they intended to create an explicitly Christian nation. If that was their intention, why didn’t they just do so? Instead we have a nation of no established religion. Officially, we are neutral regarding religion. The individual beliefs of some of our Founders does not equal the intention to create a government around those beliefs. If the Framers were muslims, people would go absolutely nuts if Islamic law was being advocated here in the US. But because some of them were Christian, it’s somehow ok to inject God into government?

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