User Profile: openbook

Member Since: October 20, 2011


  • May 15, 2013 at 7:15pm

    Well, he said it himself “The government ‘generally’ has to conduct itself in a way that is true to the public trust; that’s especially true for the IRS.”

    Generally, that is most of the time, meaning sometimes it’s okay to work against the public trust.

    Especially for the IRS, i.e. not as much for other offices in the government you know, such as the oval office, which is one of the major exceptions to the general rule of being true to the public trust.


  • November 9, 2012 at 5:46pm

    This stinks of Obama. Does anyone really believe that the director of the CIA resigns right before testifying on the Benghazi attack because of infidelity? The Administration doesn’t want him testifying. Hi honey I have something to tell you… Our boss wnat sme to resign to dodge testifiying on Benghazi.. Oh yeah, did I mention I supposedly cheated on you?

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  • October 8, 2012 at 6:14pm

    As I said, no objective standard. If men decide what is moral, then anyone is moral if they think they are. Are is your claim that majority rules? That the largest faction decides? Well, as you said, might makes right. Hmmm.

    Well you claim society norms are what determines morality. That means that here itis wrong to let girls burn to death in a building because they aren’t wearing scarves. BUT, in islamist countries it is right to let girls burn to death in a building because they aren’t wearing scarves. IE, based on men’s laws an action is both right and wrong at the same time. Logical impossibility. Something, even an action, cannot both lack and posses a quality. Left up to me there is no standard except what I say goes, or what the majority says goes. that is not morality. That is might makes right.

  • October 8, 2012 at 5:01pm

    “(Many atheists are way nicer and have higher morals than many so-called Christians. You basically said “everyone who doesn’t share my opinion is stupid and all atheists are evil.” Not cool, dude.)”

    You misunderstand God’s nature. If God is real, he is the creator of the universe, and of morality. One cannot be moral while denying the existence of morality’s author. With no creator there is no standard to follow. Where there is no standard one cannot follow it. Whether one is moral or not is not a question of whether or not they are nice, charitable, etc., it is a question of whether they follow the standard for morality. To claim that atheists can be moral is to say that morality is an abstract concept, with no actual basis, and not tied to God, which is in and of itself a denial of God’s existence. If morality were not tied to a creator, one with authority to set the standard, then any behavior would be moral because one would only have their own ideals to follow.

    If God is real, then just being an atheist is calling God a liar, which God Is not. That makes the atheist a liar, which is breaking Gods moral laws. On that one point alone atheists are not moral. It can’t be both ways. Either God dosen’t exist and morality doesn’t either, or atheists are immoral.

    Just because someone says they are a christian doesn’t mean they are. There is one Bible and many interpretations. Only one can be right if any is. Only those who understand correctly would be a

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  • July 2, 2012 at 10:22am

    Scientology was started as the result of a bet in a bar. People know that it is false, yet devote their whole lives to it. A cult? What do you think?

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  • February 9, 2012 at 11:17pm

    It’s amazing that this woman is ditzy enough to get right inm this dog’s face, and then the owner gets fined for not having it on a leash. If he’d just been on a leash, rather than the owner holding his collar, her face would probably be gone. And, just one question, when did leash laws start appying to an animal indoors?

  • February 9, 2012 at 11:01pm

    I suppose every baby boomer in the US, and all of their children are murdering dirtbags too. Obviously they would have to be Looney Tunes taught us all that guns are okay and robbing people is fun, oh yeah, and that gunshot wounds heal spontaneously.

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  • February 9, 2012 at 10:41pm

    Sweet Potatoe pie and french fries, most likely with onion rings on the side?

  • February 9, 2012 at 10:39pm

    I can’t argue that a lot of vegans are unhealthy, but that isn’t because they are vegans, it’s because apple pie, and french fries are on the vegan menu. Vegan or not, if you eat the wrong stuff you’ll be fat and have health problems. I am not a vegan, but close to it for the last 6 months or so. I’ve had multiple medical issues completely erased by changed to a more vegan liek lifestyle. High blood sugar gone, high blood pressure gone, 50 lbs gone, asthma… well I haven’t had an asthma attack in 6-7 months and I can ride a bike 10 miles without breathing problems. I couldn’t say that even when I was a kid (not a fat one either, that happened later in life).

  • February 9, 2012 at 10:33pm

    I would applaud her efforts, if she were just out educating people about better nutrition, but to force healthy eating down people’s throats is just wrong. I agree that eating healthy is good (I’ve lost over 50 lbs on Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat To Live Plan, and no I’m not financially tied to him in any way), but it is deplorable to try and make people eat healthier by force. This is America. We have the freedom to eat crap if we want to, and nobody has the right to force us to change. That, is a personal decision.

  • January 23, 2012 at 4:23pm

    Not that Obama doesn’t deserve the verbal bashing, just saying it would sound a lot better coming from someone who wasn’t a hypocrite and a liar.

  • January 23, 2012 at 4:15pm

    Newt isn’t one to speak, he’s as progressive as Obama is.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 4:13pm

    Good for him!

  • October 20, 2011 at 6:36pm

    The question posed, was whether or not the raped individual should raise the child, not whether the child should be murdered. Is there not a single person intelligent enough to realize that adoption is an option and that Cain did not say abortion is a family decision? He said whether to raise the child or not was a family decision. doesn’t mean he’s for abortion. There are other options people.

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