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Remember_Benghazi

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  • April 4, 2014 at 11:27am

    So where’s the religious freedom you all love for the employees? If the executives of the company get to force their religion into what health care they provide, the rank-and file workers are subject to a religion that might not even be their own. They get no say about how their own religious beliefs fit into their personal health care needs. How is that freedom of religion?

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  • March 20, 2014 at 3:41pm

    “I think if you just look at the roots of how improbable the emergence of Christianity was historically — think about its origins,” Bock said. “It was tucked away in a tiny corner of the Roman Empire … involved people who had no political power whatsoever.”

    Is the author also prepared to make the same claim about Islam, scientology or mormonism? He’s basically arguing that it’s true because only a few people believed it to begin with and then a lot of people believed it later. This can be said for any cult or any religion that’s ever been practiced. Islam started of as a cult made up by an epileptic tribal warlord. Mormonism was imagined by a known con-man. No one here would ever argue that Islam is true based on sheer numbers of people who believe it. This argument could only be made with the presupposition that Christianity is already true.

    His second weak assumption is that Christianity had supernatural origins in the Roman Empire. If this is true, imagine where Christianity would be without a Roman Empire. If there’s no Rome, there’s no Council at Nicea. There’s no one to decide what is canon and what is not. There’s no one to then spread what became accepted doctrine. Christianity, without Roman patronage, remains a regional belief, if that. God didn’t just hand down the Bible in some final form. There was no official Christianity, no official Bible until Roman bureaucrats decided what to put in it. It wasn’t supernatural. It was completely art

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  • February 7, 2014 at 3:55am

    No. It’s not so hard. Just unbelievable, if you take God to mean the God of the Bible. If we are truly designed, this designer hates us and wants us to suffer.

    Just take a look at any hospital across the world. Hospital beds are filled with people who have had something horrible happen to them. Barring an accident, any disease or defect is the result of God’s plan. That means God wants us to get cancer, something humans are almost guaranteed to get if we live long enough. He wants us to have stillborn children. He wants mothers to die in childbirth. He wants our unnecessary organs to explode on us. He wants our unnecessary teeth to get infected and kill us. He wants us to have brain disorders and mental defects. I could go on, but I won’t.

    Now, if you believe us designed, what would you think of a designer that could have created us without all of these problems but chose to include them anyway? God could have changed all that, if He is all-powerful. He could have changed it then. He could change it now. But He doesn’t and He won’t. Meanwhile, people suffer and die in misery because of this alleged plan. This is a designer that is either cruel, incompetent or some mixture of both.

    Where is God’s love? Where is God’s compassion? Thousands and thousands of years and God will not fix his own design errors. Strip away the cherry picking and wishful thinking and religious people must choose between an incompetent god or an evil one.

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  • January 14, 2014 at 12:50pm

    Thought control, plain and simple.

  • January 10, 2014 at 5:37pm

    Fortunately, we aren’t a theocracy. We as a country have no obligation to follow God’s law. That’s a 1st Amendment guarantee.

    Look at Iran and Saudi Arabia and see how God’s law has worked out for them. Look how their moral police can snatch away people in the night or worse, for not following God’s law. Is that what we want for America?

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  • January 3, 2014 at 3:22pm

    He’s not without God. If he stopped believing, he’d identify as such. This is all just a book deal in the making.

    He is and will probably remain “spiritual” whatever that all-encompassing, generic word means. Essentially, he will cherry-pick what he likes and ignore the real moral and logical problems of whichever religious grab bag he takes up next.

    It’s a nice step in the right direction. I wish more “cultural” Christians made this attempt. It’s still intellectually dishonest. He’s already refuted the claims of his old religious cult. If he understands why that one isn’t true, he should take the next logical step and say that none of them are true for the exact same reason.

  • December 31, 2013 at 9:28pm

    Ok, let’s assume God exists. I’ll give you that. God is the Christian God and He created us. What next? Take a look at any hospital across the world and see what God’s intelligent design has done for us. Hospital beds are overflowing with people who have had something go horribly wrong with their bodies that are supposed to be designed by an omnipotent, supremely perfect mind.

    Why would an intelligent designer make humans that are born with any number of genetic and birth defects and debilitating diseases imprinted into our DNA? Why, if He is supremely perfect and benevolent, does He not fix these glaring errors in His own design, errors that He alone bares the responsibility for?

    Creationism is an insult to God. In many ways, modern medicine bests God at His own game. Scientists are constantly at work fixing mistakes God cannot or will not fix. If God cannot fix these mistakes in our design, He is not all-powerful. If God will not fix them, then He is not all-good. We are left with a God that is incompetent, evil or some combination of both. Take your pick.

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  • December 30, 2013 at 2:34pm

    Here’s the true nature of organized religion. Once you see through the pr stunts, positive buzzwords and a face that doesn’t resemble a sith lord, you still have the same bigotry as the last guy and the guy before that.

    The Pope is no more qualified than any other ordinary human mammal to decide what is best for people. Sure, he says some nice things about poor people and other discriminated groups. But he still believes everyone that’s not like him deserves to burn for all eternity for imaginary crimes. What’s moral about wishing for that to be true?

  • December 19, 2013 at 3:51pm

    Religion cannot be cherry-picked. If you are religious, you have to believe that the holy books you follow are the true word of God. There’s no room for your personal opinion. You either believe it or you don’t. You cannot pick and choose. If you can’t or won’t believe what those books say, you aren’t a member of that religion. It’s that simple. Have the courage to say that these beliefs are not true.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 1:26am

    Explain how a mammalian human can give birth to anything with only the female half of the necessary genetic material to create a baby. Explain how a person can rise from the dead and not have rotting flesh and debilitating brain damage.

    If anyone can answer these questions using biology, science or common logic, you’ll have made me a practicing Christian. Until then, I hold the position that the claims of the Bible didn’t happen because they can’t happen.

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  • December 16, 2013 at 12:50pm

    Christmas works without the religion because there’s nothing inherently Christian about Christmas.

    The tree, the gift giving, the santa, and even the day it is celebrated on are all plagiarized from other religions over the years. There’s nothing original about Christmas. Christmas is a collage of the winter-time traditions of various pagan cultures.

  • December 11, 2013 at 2:06pm

    Why stop there? The entire religion is a plagiarized version of Judaism.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 3:52pm

    Do you really want the people who can be convinced by parlor tricks? These are the type of people who can be made to believe just about anything.

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  • December 8, 2013 at 1:09pm

    Republican is just a label. Once they get elected, their goal is the same as the dems: cronyism for their buddies in return for kickbacks and “consulting” jobs when they leave office.

  • December 8, 2013 at 12:08am

    Consenting gay man – fired by the Church
    Gay pedophile who rapes little boys – protected by the Church

    Truly these are men of God.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 1:00pm

    No one wants to hear it? That’s where you’re wrong. Politicians only say these meaningless religious gestures because that’s exactly what (some) people want to hear. Some people in this country can’t wait for an imagined Christian revival to happen. Until this desire changes, expect our prospective leaders to keep using this same tool, again and again.

  • December 5, 2013 at 12:25pm

    Christians, take a good look. This is what pandering looks like.

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  • December 2, 2013 at 1:49pm

    If everyone here gives credit to Jesus dreams, you also have to give equal credit to Muslim converts who have dreams of Muhammad and cite that dream as the basis for their conversion. Is any Christian prepared to say this?

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  • November 21, 2013 at 10:57am

    The problem with his thinking is that he says “God” needs to be more involved in society when he really only means Christianity. He and other Christians would have fit if Americans started following Islam or Buddhism or even a liberal interpretation of Christian theology.

    My main issue is that he has no right or authority to say what Americans “must” do according to their religion. If you believe in the wisdom of the 1st amendment, you must respect the religious wishes of all people, as others must respect yours. That includes the right to not believe in your god or not believe at all. If you actually believe in the 1st amendment, there is nothing Americans “must do” or “have to do” regarding religion.

    If Christianity naturally wanes from society, why should it matter? Your religion is for you and maybe your immediate family. You don’t get to determine for others what religion to follow. If God is removed from society, it means an increasing number of people are not religious. Even if you find this displeasing, who, as an American, has the right to tell people they must belong to a religion? That’s all I hear when people say they need to bring God back into society.

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  • November 14, 2013 at 12:12pm

    His speech needs to be demonized because telling 50% of the human population to be silent and servile to the other half is not acceptable. If a man doesn’t want to listen to what a girl has to say, he shouldn’t be dating her at all.

    If people believe him and then go out and treat girls like lesser humans, he has done harm to society and deserves condemnation for his false, and damaging beliefs. Sure, he has a right to say what he thinks about women. People who hear him also have the right to say why he’s wrong.

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