"Have you read the vile stuff your compatriots put on this site about religion? Tolerance?"
I agree. Those Fundy-NutZ creationists and homophobes are certainly not tolerant of science, education, history, and anything else that doesn't agree with their literal interpretation of the Bible or Quran.
All because their foolishness can't be forced in public schools and government.
"Seemingly, most things in nature seek balance. I believe this is probably true for this present discussion."
Again and again, Orr has demonstrated a complete ignorance about nature and science.
This is the re-occurring problem of Fundy-NutZ in attempting to reconcile religious superstition with science. It doesn't work. Never has and never will.
All those in favor of Orr and Fundy_NutZ deciding your medical fate and treatments, please raise your hands!
Orr will be by your house to cast out demons, devils, and intrauterine devices using the power of the Holy Ghost.
For those of you with Netflix, "After Tiller" is now available for viewing. It's about the courageous doctors and their staffs who perform abortions in the face of crazed Fundy-NutZ who threaten and kill doctors and blow up clinics.
"Oh, yeah, allah, what we need are abortion clinics. We're approaching 60 million abortions since 1973. I think the abortion industry is doing very well."
If it was doing well they'd be more abortion clinics and morning after and abortion pills would be readily available.
"Of the 20 contraception options available Hobby Lobby is providing all but 4 of them."
But if you were the one needing a certain type of contraception pill but couldn't get it that's a problem.
"You libs will forever be frustrated because you'll never be able to convince everyone, mostly Christians, that killing the unborn is ok."
I don't give a crap about convincing anyone about anything in this issue, particularly your brand of obscene xian fundamentalism. It's not killing the unborn, but removing an unwanted fetus. Read your Jehovah stories about killing babies.
But since you feel that way, how many unwanted newborn babies can we drop off at your house since you want to "protect" them?
And the next time you or a family member get cancer, you can't have it removed as it's killing something your Jehovah put there. You wouldn't want to violate your God's will, would you?
Just think about all the procedures and surgeries in hospitals that kill all those lovely things that the good Lord wants you to have.
It's always "God's will" until it happens to a Fundy-NutZ.
Here's information on what Hobby Lobby is against--the "morning-after pill" and the "abortion pill".
Planned Parenthood has good information about both. http://bit.ly/1qO6Cye
I hope an abortion clinic will open in Chattanooga to provide needed services.
For now, the closest clinic is the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health where abortions, abortion and morning-after pills are available.
"I think for religious reasons I want to stop paying the percent of my taxes going for the war effort. Do I have to be a corporation?"
Stop paying your war taxes? What would the "Killers for Christ" and "Jehovah's Jihadists for 'Murican Justice" military think? Your religious or non-religious beliefs don't count — only xian Fundy-NutZ.
Every time there's a war it's necessary to have some deity on your side to make killing holy and justified. In America, it's Jehovah — that paragon of genocide and paranoia.
Next war I'm not fighting unless it's for the glory of Floyd the Barber.
Andrew Lohr wrote:
"Sure, God outranks the U.S. and would change plenty of things here. Sure, Taliban and even traitors are people. But Jehovah’s welcome to us prodigals never equates the Father’s house with the pigsty. It requires us to notice the difference between right and wrong and repent of change from our wallowing."
Still awaiting responses from the other god's followers. Zeus, Apollo, Isis, Poon-Koo-Wong, Allah, Loki, and Moloch's spokesmen are prayerfully considering Cook's writings as well.
Not only was Bebb's conduct criminal, he was incompetent as both judge and DA.
The worst kind of bumbling, stumbling, little mind-big ego petty and vindictive DA.
With his answers to the complaints issued against him, he's either in the last stages of Alzheimer's or a liar.
It's difficult these days to know who's the most corrupt — DAs or politicians, but that's redundant.
What's wrong with America
Here are 10 things that are wrong with America: seeing the America I love going to the dogs; people telling me I came from a monkey; the global warming crowd; infanticide being called a choice; sexual perversion being called marriage; free speech advocates restricting speech; power-mad politicians; oblivious, uneducated voters; the "we're all going to heaven" crowd; Christians who won't unite and take a stand! Number 1 is the problem. Number 10 is the solution.
As usual the Fundy-NutZ get it wrong.
"people telling me I came from a monkey;"
You may have come from a monkey; I don't know your parents. But the explanation of evolution doesn't say that. It says you share a common ancestor with other primates.
"the global warming crowd;"
Temperatures have risen. That's a fact. Get your head out of the sand or lower warm body orifice.
"infanticide being called a choice;"
Infanticide is the killing of live babies as Jehovah had his people do throughout the Old Testament. Abortion is the removal of a fetus. Science isn't your strong suite, is it?
"sexual perversion being called marriage;"
Your sexual acts may be perverted, but marriage is not connected to sex except in the mind of Fundy-NutZ. To normal people it's a recognized union of two people through a civil action.
"free speech advocates restricting speech;"
Because public schools won't allow creationism taught as science and Christianity isn't allowed to proselytize in public schools and government? When can people come to your Sunday School and teach your children about evolution, science, atheism, and mythology? Are you denying those teachers free speech?
You mean the religious right Christian Crusaders? Huckabee, Santorum, Palin? Those that insist on more wars like McCain and Graham?
"oblivious, uneducated voters;"
Like ignorant, anti-science, anti-intellectual Fundy-NutZ?
"the "we're all going to heaven" crowd;"
Like ignorant, anti-science, anti-intellectual Fundy-NutZ who think they're all going to heaven?
"Christians who won't unite and take a stand!"
You mean the type of religiously inbred, slow-witted, blinder-wearing Christians just like you? Please, take a seat. Your religious tripe has lasted too long, hasn't worked, and never will. Keep it in your churches and homes, but out of public schools and government.
The solution is to get your head out of ancient myths and take a look at reality without your Jesus and Jehovah goggles. There is no need of imaginary gods whether it's Jehovah, Allah, or Zeus. Read a book besides the BIble and BIll O'Reilly. Turn off Billy Graham and John Hagee and watch COSMOS.
I know it will be scary to think for a change, but that's how progress is made.
"You don't take the verses to heart because...."
"Have you ever gotten a BJ? If so, that's sodomy pal."
With the moral hypocrites like Conservative and Ted Haggard it's probably the other way round.
Reminds me of a joke.
A guy goes into a bar and tells the barkeep to line up 12 shots of whiskey. The guy then knocks back all and wipes his mouth.
The barkeep say, "What's the occasion?"
The guy says, "I'm celebrating my first blow job."
"That's great! Let me get you another one on the house!" said the barkeep.
"No thanks," says the guy. "If the first twelve didn't get the taste out of my mouth, nothing will."
"ayb, we have all fallen short of the glory of God."
For me there are no gods. That's not to say there might be something like a god in the vast universe, but certainly Jehovah, Jesus, and the rest of that crew as supernatural beings doesn't exist.
I can appreciate those progressive and liberal Christians who read the Bible as metaphor and attempt to "do unto others and love their neighbor" but those messages do not require gods and were said and repeated countless times before Christianity was created.
I have yet to meet a Fundy-Nutz Christian who radiated joy, peace, and tranquility. Most fall between Fred Phelps and Jerry Falwell on the high scale of hatred, bigotry, ignorance and love of violence against everyone else. Conservative and Orr represent this type of impotent small-minded, self-deluded Fundy-NutZ.
I have known liberal Christians who have taken a message of peace, brotherhood, and joy they perceive from the Bible and acted accordingly. Or course, the Fundy-NutZ hate them as well as agnostics and atheists.
I understand your position Inquiringmind, and do appreciate the message behind your words. It is up to you and others of the liberal and progressive mindset to speak out and rail against the fundamentalists of all religions that use their doctrine and dogma of hate as weapons against everyone else.