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Go to: Teenage girl found dead after exorcism

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A hypothetical person has an X that they believe tells him/her to do things, and a part of their belief in X is an afterlife where everything is so much better than this. To get there they have to do everything that X tells them to which includes incredibly violent acts of evil.

Replace X with Barney The Purple Dinosaur.

Now replace X with (insert deity’s name here).

Do you really want people like this in our society driving our buses, taking care of our children, making decisions about national defense, roaming our streets armed with guns, etc.

X is an invention of the human mind with no basis in fact/science/reality beyond what any particular person prefers to believe. What if a person’s preference changes to something evil?

Do you see how this could be a problem?

Religious people have no moral responsibility whatsoever.

That's why they can say they value life one moment, and then call for the death of people who don't accept their imaginary friend the next.

Religions are fundamentally death cults that portray life as a miserable thing to be endured, and after you die you will get sky pie in the sky pie kingdom, and sit next to the pie god.

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:09:29 UTC | #875854

Go to: Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid

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"The marketer and the Christian groups are fighting back, saying that the hundred or so companies that have dropped the marketer were misled and that the charities are being slandered for their religious beliefs."

I think it's pretty clear.

The charities harbor hate for homosexuals, and use their money/power to victimize them.

Declaring hate a "religious belief" does not make it any less evil/harmful.

So it's good they are being brought to task on their support of homophobia.

Even if it's accidental, it's still support.

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:23:13 UTC | #875373

Go to: Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid

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In order to be a homophobe it has to occupy a significant part of your brain, and this means that homophobes are thinking about men/women rubbing penises/vaginas together in a 24/7 gay porno. That’s an awful lot of gay thoughts for supposedly straight people who hate gays. I bet even gay people don’t think about gay stuff as much as homophobes do.

Homophobes (aka Anti-Gay Movement) are not protesting against bestiality, pedophilia (with/without a priest involved), rape, sexual exploitation, or any other form of non-consensual sexual act in which a victim is forced against their will to participate

The Homophobes are protesting a private sexual act being performed by two consenting adults.

HOMOPHOBE = I DON’T LIKE GAY (SUPPOSEDLY) THEREFORE NO ONE SHOULD BE GAY.

Homosexuals = fighting for the right to control their own behavior.

Homophobes = fighting for the right to control other peoples behavior.

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:20:06 UTC | #875372

Go to: What is public science, and why do you need it?

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Science is life.

Invest in science or humanity will die.

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 02:40:10 UTC | #870623

Go to: What is public science, and why do you need it?

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Artificial Scarcity occurs when the supply of X is controlled to make it scarce on purpose when the reality is that the supply of X is virtually unlimited. This is usually done to make X worth more than it really is, and thus increase profits for those who are the purveyors of X.

The easiest example of this is food. Every year millions of tons of food end up in landfills because the stores that bought it were not able to sell it. They rather throw it away to keep food scarce/expensive than give the food to those who need it for free. By doing so they create an artificial scarcity of food.

The largest example of artificial scarcity is the supply of money. Money is nothing more than metal/paper with fancy pictures on it, and has no intrinsic value accept what we give it. If we are experiencing financial problems we should either print more, or throw the entire concept of money in the garbage.

How morally bereft do you have to be to openly advocate the needless suffering/deaths of millions of people over the artificial scarcity of metal/paper with fancy pictures on it?

You cannot rely on private business to take care of society.

Private business is not for the people by the people. Private business is for the money by the company. Private business will take your money, and give you nothing in return whenever they can get away with it. See private health care for examples.

Huge government is great because as long as it is run properly it protects the people it represents from private business that will murder them for their money if they can get away with it.

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 02:39:42 UTC | #870622

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