Tell me which is the greater oppression:
1. Saying you should not do it and if you do, I won’t be a party to it or recognized it.
2. Forcing everyone, whether they agree or not, to participate in your lifestyle choices and destroying their livelihoods if they disagree.
Christians regularly employ 1 above and that torques you off, I get it. I don’t know why you value our approval so much when you could just go your own way and live as you choose.
The LGBT crowd uses 2, though, which utterly destroys freedom. We don’t get to go our own way and live as we choose because you hunt us down and force us to choose between our livelihoods and our convictions.
 November 25, 2015 at 3:23pm
Here, let me fix your statement for you:
“Show us evidence, realizing that every bit you do come up with we will find a convenient excuse to reject out-of-hand.”
I can’t prove the sky is blue if you insist on seeing it as green, ej.
 November 25, 2015 at 1:02pm
Atheism is a religious point of view. Saying there is no god has the same amount of evidence and requires the sane amount of faith as saying there is one, be he Vishnu or any other one.
It’s very clever what you did there, don’t think I didn’t notice. You advocated that the scientific THEORIES that atheists put forth are “truth” while all of religion is merely “belief” and in direct contradiction to that truth. You make a fine evangelist for your religion.
 November 25, 2015 at 12:31pm
Atheism makes for a poor religion. It’s popular today and it has been in times past, but it has no staying power as it is self-defeating. It’s hard to maintain traction when you claim that the ultimate answer is unknowable by science, yet you have discovered it through science. Also, no one wants to hear that past oppression against you is a legitimate excuse for current oppression of others.
Atheism isn't a religion, it's the lack of belief in a god or gods. You know, sort of like when you say "I don't believe in Vishnu." Instead of making a knowledge claim for which there is no basis in fact, at least science says "I don't know" which is more intellectually honest than claiming to have all the answers when you don't. And if you're interested in the truth which side would you rather be on? Your beliefs or the truth?
"Also, no one wants to hear that past oppression against you is a legitimate excuse for current oppression of others."
Wow. Ironic much? You do understand how applicable that is to Christianity today, right? Religious oppression is never okay, historic oppression be damned.
Sorry, termyt, not even a nice try. Atheism doesn't have to have faith in anything, anymore than you believe in Santa Claus. You're trying to reverse the burden of proof. Your claim is that a sentient being created the universe, and that furthermore it happens to be the god you worship. Prove it. That's all any atheist asks. Show us the evidence. (And please don't try using the insipid bible verses ploy. The bible is the CLAIM, it's not evidence.)
I see only one fallacy with this conception. That is what makes them think that the moo's will let any religion prosper.
Good grief, I've been busy all afternoon and evening waiting for your evidence and still nothing? (Don't feel bad, son, Christians have never had any evidence. If they did you wouldn't need faith, you'd have evidence. That's why they converted people with the sword, just like the Muslims. Btw, if you had evidence, you'd probably be able to convince the Hindus and the Muslims. That's why I brought up the competing world view of Hinduism, but nice try anyway.)
 November 25, 2015 at 11:21am
If it isn’t signed by Iran, it doesn’t matter what the US Senate does. No future president will be beholden to it.
If Obama gave Alaska to Russia and Russia never signed the deed, would that mean any less?
We got nothing in the deal and gave Iran exactly what they wanted.....everything.
Horseface and Reggie's lover are criminals who should be tried and executed for treason.
November 25, 2015 at 11:17am
South Korea and Japan also have a lot and common – especially an enemy in North Korea and a not very friendly China.
Both Japan and South Korea should have enrichment programs, though. The only strength in East Asia that gives a damn about them is the United States and we are becoming decidedly less reliable.
I believe Japan already reprocesses it's nuclear fuel,it has a huge stockpile of plutonium; enough for 1000s of bombs.
Japan could be a nuclear power in a few months,it has all the necessities to make bombs and long-range missiles. Japan has the nuclear scientists and engineers,the precision machining capabilities,a functioning space program.
November 25, 2015 at 11:11am
South Korea should have an enrichment program. The North is not “developing” a nuclear weapons program, it has developED one. It has nuclear weapons.
South Korea, meanwhile, is a thriving and free republic and a great friend of the USA – one of only two in the region. We should be encouraging South Korea to defend itself – that is the message to send not only North Korea, but also China.
Should the only two nuclear powers (3 of you count Russia) in East Asia be hostile to the United States?
 November 25, 2015 at 10:45am
How is this controversial? If there’s a preacher of ANY religion that’s teaching that any other religion but his is the correct path, either that preacher or his entire religion is worthless.
I could be mistaken but I believe at least some Buddhists have no issue with people following other religions.
[-1] November 25, 2015 at 8:13am
It seems we are supposed to care less about abuses of Constitutional authority if the abuses come from people more sympathetic to our causes. It’s the Republican way.
 November 23, 2015 at 10:21am
As a private company, AVIS should be able to deny service to anyone they don’t want to do business with. As private individuals, we should let them know how we feel about their discriminatory policies.
Where is PETA and the EPA when you need them? Hopefully the state is not considering the use insecticides against the spiders but birth control against the spiders like they always propose when deer populations get out of hand.
Get the injustice department in there.
Spider on crack-YouTube
 November 23, 2015 at 9:40am
“The Palestinian Authority called her death ‘a brutal war crime against humanity and childhood.’”
So killing a knife-wielding psychopath in the act of murder is a war crime, now? Can we get a comment on this from CAIR and/or the Boycott Israel crowd?
That seems like why they do it too. Power, everything is always about taking money and power... And we got (or had) the money and power.
No wonder the rest of the world looks at us in anger,...we gave away our freedom and money....and got nothing for it but a Bizzaro World and ISIS.
November 9, 2015 at 8:36pm
So you are an agnostic atheist. That’s fine. Richard Dawkins might take issue with it, but I won’t.
Our very existence is circumstantial evidence in favor of God’s existence. Nothing can exist except that which is made. That which is made has a maker. Christians contend the universe’s maker is God. That is not evidence that God is as described in the Bible, but it is evidence of His existence.
 November 9, 2015 at 1:11pm
Gnosticism is a claim of knowledge. Agnostic is “a” (without) + “gnostic” (knowledge) – meaning there is a lack of sufficient knowledge (or faith) to warrant a statement of specific belief.
Atheism is a specific claim about the presence, or lack of presence of an intelligent creator that still speaks to us. Almost no belief system requires absolute faith – certainly Christianity does not. If it did, God would have provided it so that we work on proven fact instead of faith
There is evidence blinky. Plenty of it, all circumstantial. For you to say there is no evidence requires faith in a belief system on your part.
Agnosticism is not a specific belief system. It’s a lack of one. One can be agnostic and any other denoting a lack of faith in that one as the correct path. Atheism is a belief system. It is not compatible with other belief systems. It may or may not be compatible with agnosticism.
 November 9, 2015 at 12:09pm
A lack of belief is called agnosticism. Atheism is a belief there is no god or, at least, not one who speaks to us or we have to answer to. It is a belief system.
 November 9, 2015 at 11:44am
You do realize the metal that makes up university leadership these days, right?
 November 9, 2015 at 11:14am
A true “gift of love” is not something that can be contained in a box wrapped up under a Christmas tree.