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Antireason's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Antireason

The British system is in many ways inferior, but I think it is fair to say that a Palin-style catastrophe could never happen. This is because the Prime Minister is always the leader of a party, and leaders of parties don't suddenly get thrust from nowhere into the limelight by the caprice or whim of one individual, as was the case with McCain choosing Palin. Leaders of parties work their way up over years. This would automatically rule out downright incompetents like Palin


Unfortuneately it didn't seem to work for Prescott though!

I think Gandalfgrey is correct. Somebody like Palin doesn't appear incompetent to the religious Americans - in fact they probably feel a connection and will vote for her just because of her religion ignoring her actual policies.

The best thing would be to separate church and state and only have an atheist as President. But I'm not holding my breath...

Oh and bring on the rapture! Maybe when they've all buggered off and left us alone we can get on with living a peaceful life with no wars.

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:31:00 UTC | #442116

Go to: Caring for Pets Left Behind by the Rapture

Antireason's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Antireason

Um, aren't you supposed to be unfettered by earthly concerns to get raptured? If you're that worried about your pet, won't you miss the trumpet, or whatever?


Like TV evangelists don't care about cold hard cash??

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:58:00 UTC | #441679

Go to: Caring for Pets Left Behind by the Rapture

Antireason's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by Antireason

Why not just set up a personal insurance policy - a bit like life insurance. Say £5000 for 20 year policy and if the Rapture comes and you're not taken we'll pay you a £million.

I'll bet that you'd be inundated with enquiries.

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:45:00 UTC | #441675

Go to: QandA May 25th - response to question on Ryan Commission Report

Antireason's Avatar Jump to comment 65 by Antireason

Cormac Murphy O'Conner believes the worst sin is to be an atheist - so no wonder the RC church sweeps this under the carpet. I heard a preist on TV say it was because the abusers were homosexual!

This church is so far out of touch its unbelievable. I would not take my children anywhere near it if I were religious (which I am not). Surely there must be a disproportionately larger percentage of abusers/rapists/paedophiles within the church compared to the general public.
Every child that walks through their doors must be at a higher risk than if they stayed away. However, as always, I expect the religious will see through the truth and find the lies and believe them as surely as they believe everything else they are told by the same preists who failed to protect all the children placed in thier care.

Thu, 28 May 2009 13:30:00 UTC | #365515

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