User Profile: SensibleDiscourse

SensibleDiscourse

Member Since: January 20, 2011

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  • November 19, 2013 at 12:00pm

    Oh come on. The image included in this post even says that they explicitly asked President Obama to read the “Nicolay Version”, aka the first draft. Look up that draft anywhere and you will not see “under God” in it. Talk about false outrage.

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  • August 4, 2013 at 5:58pm

    And by the way, before you go spouting off again about it is all those god damned liberal takers that want to take all our hard-earned conservative money away, I hope you realize that it is just the opposite. Blue states pay far more in taxes than they receive in benefits. The same blue states that are most often the advocates for spending more money on people you call “takers”. In fact, only a handful of red states (including my state of Texas) are actually net givers. Most of them are takers. So it isn’t that liberals just want to take your money away. More often than not, they are the ones “giving” the money.

    Please, next time you are going to use such a childish argument, read up about it. You’ll look like less of a fool.
    http://thecentristword.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/red-state-socialism.jpg

  • August 4, 2013 at 5:48pm

    @Imam
    Lets go through your lines one by one:
    “If all of you Takers are so smart and sensible”

    Why is it that you assume that I am a “taker”? I paid over 30% of my income in taxes last year and did not receive any refund back from the government. So, please, tell me what exactly I am “taking” from the government?

    “why , in this day and age can’t you prevent having to have a baby murdered? ”

    Well, if you actually read what I wrote, I supplied two very good, very effective, and very cheap methods of ensuring that the abortion rate is reduced. So why don’t you tell me, why do you want more babies to get murdered? Why don’t you support policies that are proven to reduce the abortion rate more than any other? It just doesn’t make sense.

    “There are a number of ways to prevent pregnancy, cheap and sometimes FREE (which is a number you Takers love so much) ”

    Agreed, comprehensive sex education and available birth control are effective and cheap. Glad you agree with me on that part. Abstinence only education, however, does not work. It only reduces the amount of safe sex, not the amount of actual sex. That means more STDs, more unwanted pregnancies, and more abortions.

    “Yes there are infrequent cases where it might be advisable, but you are honest, it’s mostly unnecessary.”

    I do not like abortions. I think it is a shame and something which we should do our best to limit. Birth control and comprehensive sex ed are the best ways to do this.

  • August 4, 2013 at 4:11pm

    So I imagine that you support comprehensive sex education and making birth control pills readily available to those who want them at a low cost? Implementing those two policies are actually the two most effective ways of reducing the number of abortions performed (as well as reducing STD transmission rates and teen pregnancy).

    No wait, let me guess. You are probably one of those people that think abstinence only educations is the only way to reduce teen sex (hint: it doesn’t) and that making birth control readily available will likewise increase the amount of underage sex (hint: it doesn’t). Similarly, banning or excessively restricting abortions only leads more people to perform back alley abortions or go to places like Gosnells House of Horrors. Just like banning guns will not reduce gun violence, banning abortions will not reduce abortions. Just the number of safe abortions.

    So I ask, are you actually anti abortion? If so, I am sure you will join me in writing to your Congressman telling them why they should support comprehensive sex education and cheap birth control. If not then you really aren’t anti-abortion. Just anti-sex. You believe that pregnancy should be a punishment, rather than a gift. And that sickens me.

  • August 4, 2013 at 4:06pm

    Agreed. So I imagine that you support comprehensive sex education and making birth control pills readily available to those who want them at a low cost? Implementing those two policies will reduce the number of abortions performed far more than abstinence-only education and limiting access to birth control. In fact, those are actually the two most effective ways of reducing the number of abortions performed (as well as reducing STD transmission rates and teen pregnancy). Other methods simply do not work.

    So, will you do you part to fight abortion and ask your Congressman to support these two policies? If not then you really aren’t anti-abortion. Just anti-sex. You believe that pregnancy should be a punishment, rather than a gift. And that sickens me.

  • August 1, 2013 at 9:28pm

    @Snooopie

    I just want to get this straight, you believe that God has the power to make people fertile or infertile. That he says, “Yup, I think Jane over there should have her time of the month.” You believe that he is omnipotent and all-powerful, that worlds move to his will. Yet, if a woman takes a birth control pill, he is helpless to get her pregnant. You are saying that if God wants a woman pregnant, but she takes the pill, God can do nothing? Do you realize how ridiculous you sound.

  • August 1, 2013 at 1:57pm

    Are you honestly saying that only unmarried couples use birth control? How can you be so naive. What if my wife and I are not ready to have a child, or do not want to have one? Should we simply refrain from sex? What if we are trying to be fiscally responsible, understanding that children are expensive and that we could not support them at this time in our lives?

  • August 1, 2013 at 1:55pm

    @Snooop1e
    Am I right, then, to assume you believe that condoms and having sex when a woman who is not ovulating are also unholy/unChristian? After all, both of those will also not lead to a birth.

  • July 29, 2013 at 10:14am

    Muslims believe in the Virgin birth and that Jesus was the Messiah and was in fact divine. That is where the belief that he was not crucified stems from. A quote:
    “The Qur’an is not here speaking about a man, righteous and wronged though he may be, but about the Word of God who was sent to earth and returned to God. Thus the denial of killing of Jesus is a denial of the power of men to vanquish and destroy the divine Word, which is for ever victorious.”

    The Qur’an actually mentions Jesus five times as many times as it mentions Mohammed. Some of what you said is true, but much of it is false.

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  • July 29, 2013 at 9:59am

    Author: “I have studied the great apes for 20 years, have 4 degrees in the study of primates, and even lived among them for a few months. I have written a book about my findings.”
    Interviewer: “But you are a human.”
    Author: “Yes, but I am also a researcher who has studied apes for the last two decades.”
    Interviewer: “But you aren’t an ape. Don’t you think that makes you a little bit biased?”
    Author: “No, because I have studied apes for two decades. It is my field of study.
    Interviewer: “But why would you even want to write a book about apes if you are a human?”
    Author: “Because it is my job to study apes. That is what my degrees are in.”
    Interviewer: “Don’t you think it is a little bit disingenuous to write a book about apes when you are not upfront about you not being an ape?”
    Author: “From my writing and interviews, it is clear that I am not an ape, nor am I trying to say that I am an ape. I am not trying to hide anything.”
    Interviewer: “I want to get back to the fact that you are not an ape.”

  • July 29, 2013 at 9:56am

    More like:
    Author: “I have studied the great apes for 20 years, have 4 degrees in the study of primates, and even lived among them for a few months. I have written a book about my findings.”
    Interviewer: “But you are a human.”
    Author: “Yes, but I am also a researcher who has studied apes for the last two decades.”
    Interviewer: “But you aren’t an ape. Don’t you think that makes you a little bit biased?”
    Author: “No, because I have studied apes for two decades. It is my field of study.
    Interviewer: “But why would you even want to write a book about apes if you are a human?”
    Author: “Because it is my job to study apes. That is what my degrees are in.”
    Interviewer: “Don’t you think it is a little bit disingenuous to write a book about apes when you are not upfront about you not being an ape?”
    Author: “From my writing and interviews, it is clear that I am not an ape, nor am I trying to say that I am an ape. I am not trying to hide anything.”
    Interviewer: “I want to get back to the fact that you are not an ape.”

    This interview was ridiculous and that man has the patience of Job.

  • July 29, 2013 at 9:46am

    Exactly. I was going to read a book about great apes, but then I realized, it wasn’t even written by apes. Just a human who studied apes for years. She is obviously biased against the apes. I don’t see why anyone would think her qualified to write about them.

  • July 29, 2013 at 9:42am

    Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus and that Jesus was the Messiah. Learn you religions before spouting off ********.

  • July 29, 2013 at 9:39am

    @Searching
    Exactly. I too believe that we should do as the Bible says and stone him to death. It is the biblical thing to do.

  • July 9, 2013 at 1:17pm

    This reminds me of a phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp by a Jewish prisoner.

    “If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.”

  • July 8, 2013 at 12:08pm

    I agree with this man, but his statements do not go far enough. Especially for rapists. If we are to be truly biblical, we must also kill those who were raped (Deuteronomy 22:23-24). Unless you just conquered their country, then rape them all you want (Judges 5:30).

    And to all those who think that Muslims get to have all the fun murdering the followers of other religions, you’re in luck! The Bible also says to kill those of other religions (Deuteronomy 13:7-12, Deuteronomy 17:2-5 ). Heck, it even one-ups Islam. if one person in a single town worships another god, you must execute everyone in the town, just to be safe (Deuteronomy 13:13-19).

    And people who wear clothing made of more than one material should be stoned (Leviticus 19:19).

    Also, we should kill anyone who hits their father (Exodus 21:15).

    And Ethiopians have had it too easy. It is God’s word that they must be slaughtered (Zephaniah 1:7:18).

    I know, I know, all of these are from the Old Testament, which you will probably say is no longer valid because Jesus “fulfilled” it. But if you believe in the Bible fully, then you must admit that before Jesus did fulfill it, it was acceptable to do these actions. You must admit that, at one time, God said that rape and murder were acceptable, for it is in the Bible.

    And just for those asking for a quote from the New Testament that shows how horrible the Bible can be, I sure hope you aren’t female. Otherwise, you could get stoned for questioning me (1 Ti

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  • July 5, 2013 at 4:17pm

    It could be because if we legislated based off of the Bible, we would put people to death for adulterating and divorce, among many other things. Or is it only homosexuality that you think we should punish?

  • June 28, 2013 at 7:53pm

    @CULPRIT_333
    Okay, I have no idea what you are getting your facts from, but the idea that Columbus discovered the Earth is not flat is one of the biggest myths in history. Honestly. We have paintings by the greeks that show a round, spherical Earth.

    Even as far back as 300BC, we can see that the belief of a flat Earth among the general populace of the Greek, Egyptian, and Persian civilizations was nonexistant. How did they know this, science and math.

    The myth of the flat Earth was actually propagated in the 19th century to provide evidence against evolution in the form you are currently using. They would say “Look! Science thought the Earth was flat. Science is so obviously wrong that Evolution must also be wrong!” It was a lie. Writings and paintings from that time describe a spherical Earth.

    And by the way, your claim that you don’t trust science is one of the most mind boggling I have read. I imagine you never go to the doctor, instead believing that all that medicinal science is mumbo jumbo. God will heal you of your ills. And electricity, that is just God working his magic, right? And I suppose we should stop teaching physics and chemistry because we might be wrong?

  • June 28, 2013 at 7:24pm

    @SPARKY101

    Genesis 1:25-27
    25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
    26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
    27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

    Genesis 2:
    8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed
    18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
    19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.

    Both from the NIV Bible. In case you needed evidence that the Bible contradicts itself. unless, of course, you have some interesting reason as to why the infallible book can’t even keep its story straight between two chapters, you will see that I am not lying. But go ahead, keep believing that God loves us so much that he will gladly murder all of us for not doing everything he pleases. If that is the kind of God you want me to worship, I wi

  • June 28, 2013 at 1:41pm

    @Tozzo

    How many 5 year olds do you know that read the New Yorker?