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          [Comment 8] by [debonnesnouvelles](/profiles/59032)          :

Here we go again! Can someone tell me, how important is the Washington Times? Is it widespread?"

The Washington Times is owned by Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church. His followers believe he is the Messiah and the Second Coming of Christ.

There was a period in 2010 when they stopped receiving funds from the church and had to fire 40% of its staff, stopped publishing a Sunday edition, and began distributijng the paper for free (especially to government officials). However, they are back to receiving church funds now (they couldn't stay open without it).

The Washington Post is thought to be "liberal" (it's not - but just because it didn't conform to the twisted realities on the Right it was labelled as such... same reasons why there is a Fox News). So Republican officials and their underlings in DC read the Washington Times instead. So, it does have a lot of influence with that group. It also is thought to be responsible for the Washington Post's movement to the Right (especially seen in its OpEd pages) which has really hurt its brand as a trusted news source.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:35:35 UTC | #928291

Go to: Will your kid be taught that climate change is a hoax?

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          [Comment 5] by  [Daisy Skipper]:

Very... dogmatic of you. here is a little table worth looking at. You can easily see which way the consensus lies

Thanks for being more eloquent then I was able. I just couldn't believe it.

Sigh

I thought all atheists hold reason and science in high regard. But it appears some are victims of propaganda. It's a shame. I mean, someone actually would put something say a Jeremy Clarkson says over the consensus of the vast majority of the scientific community? If we can't even get free thinkers to think how do we ever expect the indoctrinated to be able? Perhaps political ideology is just as nefarious as religion in this regard.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:54:59 UTC | #921242

Go to: Graham Not Sold on Obama’s Christianity, Santorum Warned of Satan in 2008

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Alas, there is no separation of church and state in Afghanistan. Give the man props for at least saying what he said... an American President recognizing those with no faith is very new.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:32:05 UTC | #921228

Go to: Will your kid be taught that climate change is a hoax?

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Wrong wrong wrong "EvilConservative". Your Climategate BS was just that - BS. All of the investigations showed the scientists did not manipulate the data. I'm surprised you would believe FOx News and Rush Limbuagh before the extrememly vast majority of climate scientists.

Shame.

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:26:23 UTC | #921226

Go to: Graham Not Sold on Obama’s Christianity, Santorum Warned of Satan in 2008

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I saw this quote from Obama the other day (see below). For all his pandering to the religious at least he understands the separation of church and state...

"Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal rather than religion-specific values... it requires that their proposals be subject to argument and amenable to reason.

Now, I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, to take one example, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all."

  • Barack Obama
  • (emphasis mine)

    Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:20:02 UTC | #921175

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