As an atheist I'll gladly pray to any God you like on any topic for the small fee of $25/prayer. If God does exist I'm sure an atheist praying will be sure to get His attention and He's got some extra incentive for granting the request, i.e. the possibility of a new follower. Sounds like a good investment to me ... please forward your $$ and requests to the paper.
The Praying Atheist.
Conservative, not to drag this out, but isn't that exactly what you said
"Liberals have prevented the morals of God from being taught in our public schools and now we are reaping what Liberals have sown."
If this tragedy is from a lack of religion and teaching morals in schools, then explain why priests, steeped in Christianity are so fond of abusing young children?
conservative, how absurd and insensitive!
Are you trying to say that even though some of those families are undoubtedly Christian, go to church, attend bible study, say grace at every meal and where their children would say prayers every night before bedtime and everyone in the house loved Jesus, that God, would withhold his protection for those innocent children simply because some politician in Washington decided that religion is practiced in church rather than in public schools and God wanted to make a point?
What a tragic and sick outlook to have.
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No one believes that outlawing guns would increase the number of people killed each year, so the question becomes why would anyone want to preserve their hobby at the expense of innocent lives?
So are you saying that from a Christian perspective it is preferable to vote for a polytheist who's against gay marriage, then a professed Christian who is for it?
As a software developer, if the hardware is already in place, I promise I could probably re-write the system in its entirety for far less (a small fraction) of the cost required to fix 1700 bugs (a laughable number to begin with!)
No wonder we pay so much in taxes if this is what we get for our money!
Well said, Rickaroo...you too ...gosh you guys haven't left any good scraps on the table to fight over this morning...nothing for me to add. Have a nice weekend!
And then after reading Dr. Humphrey's 101 items, you can go to Talk Origins site and read the thousands of pages of refutation of those arguments...(http://www.talkorigins.org/).
Virtually all of the creationist arguments have been refuted, shown to be either incorrect, intentionally taken out of context, or misused either because of a lack of knowledge, or an intentional desire to mislead people. When the creationist camp has had these things demonstrated to them, they simply ignore the evidence and move on to a different audience.
Here is an example of one such "claim" by Dr. Humprey's on helium diffusion dates as evidence for a young earth and its refutation.
Yes, it was so nice to see that the Christian evangelicals would vote for Mr. Romney even though he is a Mormon. Such nobility and fair mindedness, not to hold someone's faith against them. Although it does make me wonder why that same group, when asked in public polls if they would ever vote for an atheist answered with a resounding NO!
I guess belief in God (any God will do!), will get you into office more efficiently than will disbelief and a dose of common sense.