User Profile: Tom Rath

Tom Rath

Member Since: April 03, 2013


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  • [1] April 4, 2015 at 5:43pm

    I would think the “information age” is having a big influence on the decline in religiosity across all 1st-world cultures. Most of the conversions may very well be “passive”, i.e., people are simply gravitating away from the “faith” of their parents/grandparents as they learn more about the history and foundations of supernaturalism/mythology/religion in our development as a species.

  • [1] April 4, 2015 at 4:06pm

    So why aren’t we calling SoCons hypocrites for their near-universal support for a country with the most liberal laws on same-sex marriage and abortion….Israel?

  • [1] April 4, 2015 at 3:56pm

    Study also shows continued rapid rise of “Nones” in North America/U.S… at least there’s some good news!

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  • March 29, 2015 at 4:34pm

    Which case are you referring to?

    Craig and Mullins v. Masterpiece CakeShop: violation of Colorado § 24-34-601(2), C.R.S.
    Elane Photography, LLC v. Vanessa Willock: violation of New Mexico 28-1-7 NMSA (2006)
    State of Washington v Arlene’s Flowers: violation of Washington RCW 49.60.030

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  • [-5] March 29, 2015 at 12:44pm

    Actually, businesses do NOT have the right to refuse service if that refusal is on the basis of the customer’s belonging to a class protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.

  • March 29, 2015 at 12:42pm

    OK, so Pence refused MULTIPLE times to answer the Yes/No question, “Do you believe it should be legal to discriminate against gays?”

    Admittedly, I can understand his refusal. If he answers simply “yes” OR “no”, he’s effed either way.

  • [4] March 8, 2015 at 10:37am

    Just go ahead and make the move to The Onion, Matt. It’s your calling.

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  • [14] March 6, 2015 at 11:17am

    It’s not anything like a relationship with a parent….it’s simply a relationship with a little thing called reality.

    It would be completely antithetical for an advanced culture/civilization to NOT become less adherent to the mythological/supernatural. The highest rates of religious adherence on the planet are primarily undeveloped, third world cultures. Gee! Imagine that!

    Somehow, however, the U.S. is lagging behind the rest of the industrialized world in leaving behind its pathological love affair with ancient mysticism. How can it be that this nation with its wealth of great scientific minds is somehow only behind TURKEY in a group of 34 industrialized nations in the percentage of the population that accepts evolutionary theory as scientific fact?

    Seriously! How the ___ does that happen?!?!

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  • February 17, 2015 at 3:12pm

    Sheep #3 (uncredited)

  • [3] February 9, 2015 at 6:15pm

    As someone who’s been voting almost exclusively GOP for about 35 years, all I can do is chuckle with incredulity when i see comments like this. It’s amazing how any judge who applies the Constitution in a manner somebody doesn’t like is suddenly a “filthy leftist”…even those jurists recommended by Reublican lawmakers and appointed by Republican presidents. Heck, at least ONE of the federal judges striking down a state marriage law (Pennsylvania?) had also run for or been elected to a non-judicial public office as a Republican!

    Oooooh…but he’s a “filthy leftist”, now, because HE thinks Constitutional protections apply to everyone, including people YOU find “yucky”. HA! Fool.

  • [3] February 9, 2015 at 5:54pm


    And just like Comcast3 above, you take something you saw somebody else say somewhere and have convinced yourself that “Tenth Amendment!” and “State’s rights!” is the end-all, be-all of the issue. The concept of federalism instills many powers, but the ability to use the precepts of sovereignty does not grant to the states immunity from judicial rebuff when in violation of Constitutional protections such as equal protection and due process. Numerous courts have, to date, found the various statutes placing restrictions against same-sex marriage to be in violation of these protections, under both standard and heightened scrutiny.

  • [6] February 9, 2015 at 5:28pm

    Seriously? Yet another “It’s not enumerated! It’s not enumerated!” parroted argument?


    Of COURSE not every issue is specifically mentioned in the Constitution. But, do you know what is?….concepts like “equal protection” and “due process”, which are applicable to non-enumerated topics, genius.

    Seriously, people, READ A BOOK or something before you start spouting off about things you obviously don’t f’n understand!

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  • [2] February 9, 2015 at 5:20pm

    Not exactly up to speed on the Constitution, Article III and the concept of judicial review, I take it.

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  • [2] February 6, 2015 at 9:04pm

    Kudos, Presley. Unlike so many that CALL themselves “constitutionalists”, you actually get it.

    In reply to the contribution Ted Cruz Is Wrong about Same Sex Marriage

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  • February 6, 2015 at 12:47pm

    Why is this supposed to be “surprising”? Statistics have shown the same trend in viewership of online porn. Those wacky, lovable Baptists! LOL!

  • February 3, 2015 at 9:16pm

    Reminds me of the scientific studies that showed how children raised in a religious household had a harder time distinguishing between reality and fantasy.

  • February 3, 2015 at 9:12pm

    I am Prophet Tom, and I see a bible verse in your future. ;)

  • [7] February 3, 2015 at 8:51pm

    Ken’s just mad ’cause Carnival has all these boats and Kentucky won’t pay for his. :>)

  • [1] January 18, 2015 at 10:13pm

    Like I said…..

  • [3] January 18, 2015 at 7:06pm

    Evolution isn’t something you “believe in” or “don’t believe in”. You either UNDERSTAND evolution, or you don’t. Simple.

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