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U4eeeahhh

Member Since: October 29, 2012

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  • [-3] September 17, 2014 at 7:53am

    The preacher is an fine example of the #1 reason churches are fading from America and headed into obscurity and cultural irrelevance. The dichotomy between where our society stands on these sorts of issues and the untenable position of some Churches simply drives people out of the pews and into the ranks of the Nones! Among under 30 Americans there is overwhelming support for a complete spectrum of gay civil rights and equality. That includes broad unequivocal backing for marriage inclusion for same sex couples. 20% of all Americans have no religion, 35% of college aged citizens are Nones. Only about 30% of Americans devoutly follow a religion, occasionally attend services and adhere to biblical precepts. We, the Nones, are in the majority, the ungodly churchless bunch and increasingly so. 40% of births are out of wedlock, barely half of us are living in married households and fully 30% of Millennial are projected to never marry.

    Religion as a moral guide, Marriage as a necessary life stage, and rigid sexual role definitions, these 20th century holdover principals will be looked upon like the prudishness of Victorian England in a few decades, as antiquated, out of touch, lacking contemporary relevance.

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  • [-1] September 16, 2014 at 8:31am

    A very small percentage of colonists came to the New World for religious freedom. By the time the Pilgrims show up and devolve into puritans, the Virginia colony was already established and shipping tobacco back to England. When Puritans tried to settle in Virgina they were rejected and fled north, when they tried to aline with Bacon in 1676 they were again repulsed. You suffer from the mythical colonial history that in Massachusetts-centric and very biased.

  • September 16, 2014 at 8:04am

    The myth that America is a “Christian nation” is not only untrue, but promotes the pernicious idea that non-Christians are second-class citizens.

    Go read this great piece on America, the Christian Nation

    http://www.alternet.org/story/155985/5_reasons_america_is_not_–_and_has_never_been_–_a_christian_nation

  • [-1] September 16, 2014 at 7:56am

    The point is creeping Christian influence, big or small, must all be challenged in order to intellectually consistent. Crosses are fine on helmets at Oral Roberts U., not at a state school. No offense is so minor as to be ignorable. Every inappropriate placement of religious iconography has to be protested or the merit of all protests are weakened.

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  • [-2] September 16, 2014 at 7:48am

    ZQ, “want a cross on their helmets” Wrong, not “their” hemet!
    The issue is that the helmets in question are not the property of the players but are the property of the school, paid for by the funds of the taxpayer supported public, secular university. The administration is well within its rights to control the images displayed on their property. About 20% of this nation’s population holds no fealty to your christian icons.

    There is no atheist religion. While I don’t speak for all Nones, my personal position is that I’m not superstitious. You religion, any godhead religion, is nothing more than superstitions based on the myths and legends of ancient nomadic tribes. Your sacred texts anthologize so many varied myths from other cultures, awareness of that alone should make you a unbeliever.

    Come join the Nones, we are the future.

  • [3] September 15, 2014 at 10:40am

    First they came for your guns, then they came back for your bug spray…

  • [14] September 15, 2014 at 10:34am

    This is exactly why the fastest growing beer segment is Craft beers, the locally made relatively small production of Sam Adams, Abita, Dogfish Head and the hundred or so other great real beers being made right here in the USA by small local brewers.

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  • September 13, 2014 at 10:12am

    Atheists oppose all religious iconography appearing in public venues unless balanced with other viewpoints such as an Atheist counter display. Example you can have a Christmas tree but you can not disallow a Festivus tree in the same area or a season Freethinker’s statement.

    It has been determined by the SCOTUS that Freedom of Religion includes Freedom FROM Religion too. That is what we strive for. A public spaces where no inappropriate icons appear.

  • [1] September 13, 2014 at 10:07am

    It’s likely your daughter’s REAL education from a Christian college will only be worth an MRS degree. Most are low-standards diploma mills.

  • [4] September 2, 2014 at 11:30am

    If you think Lifeway polls a representative population sample, you are certainly delusional.

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  • [6] September 2, 2014 at 11:28am

    E Pluribus Unum was first, E pluribus unum was considered motto until 1956 when Congress passed House Joint Resolution 396 adopting “In God We Trust” as the official motto. The Star Spangled banner was not even the national anthem until 1931. And we could use a new one too!

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  • [21] September 2, 2014 at 11:16am

    I will be 62 in 3 days, I have never said the Pledge. I faked it in elementary school and as an adult I just avoid any situation where they do it. I don’t bow my head when you pray either. My father, his father and my great-grandfather were all Freethinkers, an early designation for atheists and my father was greatly offended by this as they came from Sweden to avoid State Churches. Under God offends me every time I hear it mentioned, it would have offend Thom Jefferson for sure and the reason behind it is just silly away

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  • [-15] September 1, 2014 at 10:37pm

    First of all wait staff in NYC and Chicago were unionized in the 1940-50s, unions created the middle class and fast-food jobs are no loner entry level after school jobs for 17 year olds. The average age of a fast food worker is 27. In Australia, where their dollar is worth right about the same as ours, the minimum wage is $15.95 and a Big Mac costs just about the same as it does in Cleveland.

    Fact is a major minimum wage increase would be a giant stimulus to the economy and the boost we need.

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  • [4] August 30, 2014 at 10:07am

    You suffer from sever delusions, “any business has the right to deny service to anyone” – That is a complete myth and you must have missed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Real Law, not some made-up right-wing blather.

  • [4] August 30, 2014 at 10:03am

    Similar tactic were attempt to prevent integration in the South in the 1960s. Businesses either died or came to accept change. Same with happen on Gay issues. The under 30yo group favor allowing same-sex marriage by 70%, the nation’s total population acceptance of SSM is over 50%.

    The last time businesses had the right to refuse service for “any” reason was 1964

  • [2] August 30, 2014 at 9:54am

    In New Jersey a Boardwalk Pavilion that had been ruled in 1908 tax free as it was a public accommodation lost a similar suit in 2007. That was owned by a Methodist group but was not a church. It subsequently lost it’s tax exempt status & also quit holding weddings.

    If you rent out your space, be it your home or a warehouse in an industrial park, for public use then it is a public accommodation and available for all the public to use equally. I remember this same attitude over Civil Rights, Interracial Marriage and School Desegregation. I grew up in a Virginia county that did close schools rather than desegregate in 1958-59 and I missed a whole year of school. I can remember the day the NAACP came and the first two black kids were enrolled. I also remember the Klan burning two crosses on my parents front lawn in protest to their support in integration. I remember places saying they wouldn’t serve Blacks and all the same rants but you know what? They either did serve blacks eventually or they went out of business. Same will happen with the businesses that spout anti gay bigotry, they’ll change or die off.

  • [1] August 30, 2014 at 9:35am

    Pat, a Utah judge decriminalized polygamy last week. Groups of people are already suing to establish state recognized households for tax, property rights and all the other legislated benefits and advantages afforded to recognized and license “family” units. The very real issue is not what your god thinks or the moral judgements on how you ****, NO – the real civil rights secular reason for same-sex or polygamist marriage recognition by the secular governments is that the governments of USA provide over 1100 various special rights, tax breaks, and other advantages to those that hold a state, not church issued Marriage License. That is why we call it E-Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y. Has absolutely nothing to do with what your Pope, Preacher, Bishop or Auntie Sarah thinks is right or wrong with the act, its in the rights that count.

  • [2] August 25, 2014 at 6:50am

    There’s a restaurant in Annapolis that had the sign out on West Rd that read:

    ” We have BACON and we’re not afraid to use it!”

    I believe that is actually a direct threat.

    Here’s a Bacon-wraped sausage-stuffed pork chop to you!

  • [1] August 24, 2014 at 4:49pm

    That vein of extreme Christian thought applies to only about 25% of American. Most citizen’s are Christian in name only. Radical traditionalist are fading away as they age out.

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  • [2] August 23, 2014 at 2:10pm

    Sound like a solid business plan, scout out bigots and sue the backward dimwitted buffoons. Get some funding and buy the distressed business for pennies on the dollar after the legal burdens bankrupt the homophobes.

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