"That's not really endearing to us." - termyt
Nope. But a lot of independents and, in some states, democrats vote in the republican primary and the conservative vote is going to be split 10 ways.
 May 28, 2015 at 7:53am
But was the order lawful?
It is not lawful to discriminate on the basis of religion. It’s not lawful to tell a Christian to take down Biblically themed messages of inspiration if non-biblically based messages are allowed if the objection stems from the fact the messages come from the Bible.
 May 28, 2015 at 7:35am
Reacting positively to the generosity and repentance of another is not greed.
Stop talking about Greece in that nature, you do not know all of the real facts.
Frankly, I'm surprised the E.U. has continued to put up with the Greek government's repeal of the previously agreed upon austerity measures. Kick them out of the Eurozone if they won't cooperate to rein in their spending. Now if we could only get the 'crats and the 'cans to rein in our own excessive spending.
They deserve everything that's about to happen.
 May 23, 2015 at 9:31am
They don’t sell it here because Americans know better than to drink yellow Snow.
Well said! Our yellow snow probably tastes better anyway.
Let's be honest. This graph just shows that you don't have to put out a good product to be a top 10 beer in the category of sales. The top 10 best tasting beer list has none of these piss water brands listed.
Rat piss, rat piss, horse piss, horse piss.
Until I can use it in chemical reactions as a significant source of ethanol it isn't beer.
 May 23, 2015 at 8:38am
Budweiser is one of the worst beers I have ever drunk. Market share is not representative of quality.
And, for the record, Bud is NOT an American beer. It’s owned by Belgians.
Budweiser is total crap. Life is too short to drink yellow beer.
Round here we call em skull busters!
And it defames the good name of real Budweisers like Budweiser Budvar (sold as Czechvar in the U.S.) and Budweiser Burgerbrau (B.B. Burgerbrau in the U.S.), venerable Czech beers actually brewed in the city of Ceske Budejovice (known to the Germans as Budweis).
 May 21, 2015 at 10:03pm
The god of Islam is not the God of Christianity. There’s nothing controversial about it to me.
Anyone can claim they are the same, but it does not make it so. I can claim my neighbor is the same god as the True God, it does not make it so.
 May 18, 2015 at 1:53pm
Take a stand against bullying! (So long as the bully is comfortable with it).
 May 18, 2015 at 9:26am
The Progressive Republicans see it’s way too likely a Conservative will get the nomination right now. They need a John McCain to get in and steal the nomination.
“’I want you to know that I think this shirt is really in poor taste,’ Heidi Harting wrote. ‘I know we have turned in to a country of ‘you hurt my feelings and I don’t like it so stop’ but this is something a little deeper then[sic] that.’”
Only because it’s your feelings this time. Stop whining about inconsequential things. It’s a T-Shirt. It doesn’t diminish what any Marine has done on Iwo Jima or anywhere else. At least no more than the second time they did that raising to make a better photo op.
 May 18, 2015 at 8:56am
Nothing worse in the tech field than a micro-managing boss. You can’t get any work done.
It looks like this is going a step further and getting rid of the middle-managers altogether. I would surmise that a large part of the 14% who did not stay were middle managers who saw the writing on the wall.
 May 14, 2015 at 12:26pm
If I may expand upon what eyedr54 wrote, this is a stumbling block for atheists and a struggle for many Christians as well. The world today is not as God intended for us, but He did allow its corruption because of our choices, so regardless, you can choose to blame God fir it’s current condition.
We are made in His image – that means we share the characteristics of God. We are curious because He is curious. We are industrious because He is industrious. We get jealous and we hate because He gets jealous and He hates. When we chose to rebel against Him, we corrupted ourselves so we do not always focus our jealousies, hatreds, loves, and curiosities in a Good direction. God allows this because, as He is Free, so to should we, created in His image, be Free.
So, to answer the questions:
The tornado was created by the normal forces of weather on this planet. Since we rebelled against God, He no longer protects us from calamity. Therefore, natural disasters strike because they are a natural part of our ecosystem. None of us are truly Good, all of us have rebelled, so even the “best” of us is subject to this curse. Why the verse? To offer hope to those who survived. To remind us He is still here and still loves us, and, in-spite of everything, is calling us to Him.
I agree with your comments about the weather. Evidence is clear that it happens to the good and bad alike. As for the rest, well I haven't seen any evidence of that.
 May 14, 2015 at 12:11pm
God is in Control of everything.
Nothing happens outside of God’s ability to control it and all things work toward God’s plan in the end. That He allows us to make our own choices and that those choices may lead to suffering for us and/or those around us does not mean He is not in control of those things and that the ultimate outcome will be for His (and our own) Good.
At the end of the day, the righteous are blessed and the wicked are cursed. Here in the middle of the day, we may not see it so clearly, but He guarantees the results at the end of the day.
Yep, that’s right. Instead of being indoctrinated with Christianity with its tenets about helping the poor, feeding the hungry, all persons being created in the image of God making no one person more valuable than another, sacrificing ones own best interests, they are being indoctrinated in atheism and its tenets that there is no one more important than yourself, there’s no need to look past what you can take, and if something displeases you, grab power and destroy it.
Atheists don't think the way you describe. We have morals that come from understanding that if we help our fellow man it is for the betterment of all of us. What you are describing seems to be a Christian trait. (I have met more self serving Christians than any other religious or secular ideology.) I know there is no heaven, nor hell. But I believe that what happens in THIS life requires me to be the best person I know how. To leave a legacy my children and family can be proud to point to once I am gone. I find this a much better reason to do good in this world than an imaginary fear of hell. Did you see what happened here? I did not say ALL Christians are evil and self serving, because I understand that people are not defined by their religion or lack thereof. Judge people on their deeds not their beliefs. I am willing to bet you do not know one Atheist who acts as you describe. And yet you lump them all in the same manner. Shame on you.
I honestly believe you live your life as you describe. But...These traits you describe, we Christians believe, come from God. We are made in His image and such He has put this "goodness" in your heart when He made you. Its wonderful that you listen to this conscience as most, not all, Christians do. I think we may disagree where these traits originate.
And no zap I was not indoctrinated, I read the Bible and used my own reasoning to believe the way I do.
Have you read the Bible, in context? Try it some time.
'Helping the poor, feeding the hungry, making no one person more valuable than another, sacrificing ones own best interests' - Those ALL can be accomplished WITHOUT a god / religious belief.
And also guess what termyt? (But as has already been pointed out to you but I believe needs repeated)...
Atheists (or at least the vast majority that I know of) do NOT indoctrinate / believe as you contest.
You termyt have simply presented one misleading narrative as support for but another utterly false, baseless narrative.
Care to try again?
You sound like a 'good' person.
I was raised in a very large, very Catholic family. I attended Christian-affiliated schools my entire life (all the way thru a Jesuit college) - taught by dozens and dozens of priests, nuns brothers and others.
I believe I was 'indoctrinated' as a youngster into the Catholic faith. I had NO CHOICE in the matter. But that said... My wife and I have sent our son to a Catholic school. For NUMEROUS reasons - one being our desire to 'expose' him to the Catholic faith.
I used to read the Bible - and I TOO have 'used' ALL my own experiences and reasoning to believe the way I do.
There are MANY great 'benefits' that CAN come from 'learning' a god-based faith. But I also believe that... If not 'careful' - there are many 'harms' that can come (AND be caused) from such too.
As I have noted before - repeatedly...
I do not believe there is a single 'good' (or 'bad') that REQUIRES a god belief.
ANYTHING anyone can achieve (in this world) can be done regardless of if one holds a particular god belief - or not.
Which is more important?
'These traits' - OR... Where these traits PERHAPS come from?
Which is more important?
That we live THIS LIFE 'using' these traits and BENEFITING OTHERS in THIS life - OR... Praise some supposed being for possibly giving us these traits - so as to have a (selfish) possible shot at some possible after-life for ME?
 May 13, 2015 at 8:49am
Only in America can a classless, tasteless buffoon use his own ignorance to make millions of dollars. Funny how he turns around and blames the people who made that possible for all the ills in his life.
I also own cats, and I think even my cats would think it was kind of funny. After all, one of my cats insisted on playing "flying mole" with a rodent he plucked from its burrow. The cats were already dead, so it's not like the students were playing with corpses they had created. It's a PETA thing - they are more upset that people have pets than they are about human behavior.
I thought it was pretty funny myself, of course when I cook a whole chicken, I usually make it dance before cooking it. I do, however, think it is a little weird that they are dissecting cats. The largest animal we dissected when I was in school was a baby pig.
 May 13, 2015 at 7:56am
If he had been really clever, he’d have called an auto glass company out and paid for the damages up front. Don’t involve the cops at all.