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Go to: The Fred Phelps Supreme Court Decision and Why We Shouldn't Look for Loopholes in the First Amendment

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Couldn't help myself and sorry if someone else already posted something similar to what I would like to say. What some may not realize is that the Constitution and add the Bill of Rights was the first time in the history of mankind that spelled out individual liberty for all, for each individual as endowed by the creator (that's left up to personal interpretation, myself the creator so happens to be our life bearing planet). Prior to this most civilizations were under a dictator umbrella in some form or another. A guy like this Phelps and company under a dictatorship might be hauled off and shot, likewise other forms of free speech may be treated the same way. Outspoken Atheist comes to mind. The great minds that developed this Republic knew this and had been subject to a dictator, hence these documents were created to form the union and preserve these rights. There are ways to amend this (they realized that needed to be part of the process), but stifling free speech I am afraid would be to destroy this concept.

As a side not; unfortunately we have had too many politicians that have already trampled over these rights. I could go on but you know... :-)

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:36:41 UTC | #605155

Go to: YouTube fails to halt jihad videos

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Free speech comes with a few unfortunate consequences but not too sure I like the alternative. Next thing you know they'll want to ban all atheist youtube clips cause one of us flipped out or something. Everyday I hear more stories that make it sound as if Internet censorship is just a stones throw away, just when it's at its peak in information sharing...

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:34:45 UTC | #543956

Go to: Lesbian gets $35K settlement over canceled prom

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Discrimination certainly, but did it warrant a law suit? Once again the ACLU can smell an easy cash cow. My guess is they pocketed at least 40 or 50 percent of the payout, and without an argument. That school system didn't want a trial to bring further insult to injury and the ACLU knew it. While I am sure there are times when the ACLU certainly helps fight hurtful discrimination, don't see how this is one of those times...

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 01:13:33 UTC | #491811

Go to: Texas Board of Education cuts Thomas Jefferson out of its textbooks.

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Yea this guy is a nut ball and shouldn't be in the position to teach children. However as a graduated student of the American school system and much research, thank you internet, I now realize how much of history I was never taught. Guess that's our indoctrination into the system. Also the USA is not a democracy it is a Republic, even though lame stream media would have you believe that is a democracy.

Sat, 13 Mar 2010 23:57:00 UTC | #449196

Go to: Hannity falsely claims Obama admin. gives special treatment to atheists

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I agree with you all Fox news is horrific. And their owners control a huge portion of what's on the, how you say over there, telly. Just say no to Faux News!

Sat, 27 Feb 2010 22:12:00 UTC | #444690

Go to: Right wing slams White House for meeting with atheist ‘hate groups’

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Typical divisive web article, they quote one or two comments from radical right wing groups and make it sound as if all of us liberty minded individuals are religious wing nuts. Some are and others like myself are Atheist and don't want our Constitutional rights trampled on, which is/has happened/ing with Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. etc...

Sat, 27 Feb 2010 02:10:00 UTC | #444447

Go to: Class Day Lecture 2009: The Uniqueness of Humans

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Agree with you all absolutely brilliant speech. I am enlightened!!! Thanks for the post!!!

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:34:00 UTC | #413695

Go to: CFI Releases Statement from Ibn Warraq in Response to Fort Hood Tragedy

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Wow lot's of comments, didn't have time to read them all, wonder if this will get read, sorry. Funny how each perspective is biased on their belief system. In my opinion religious upbringing certainly factors into this persons actions regardless of whether or not it was provoked. At the end of the day innocent people were harmed. Fortunately for some Americans (maybe Europeans as well) we have short term memory regarding history. While I hold no disregard for the Jewish, who's idea was it to give them that little piece of land right over there, where are they again, oh the holy land right. Crap ain't been the same since in regards to two religions not being able to reconcile their differences. Well one religion with the whole Abraham split or whatever.
The other side of the coin. Terrorist, terrorism, 911, 911..the mantra we've heard from our leaders ever since 911, also used to destroy pretty much all that is left of the Constitution and our freedoms. And if you don't think that the Muslims were part of that your a fanatic as well. Google World Trade center building 7. None of that makes sense. Are the lies we hear everyday so well embedded that they are now truths. I wonder what this will all look like 20 years down the road. Or will it just be forgotten. Also if you haven't read Harrison Bergeron, http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html .

Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:29:00 UTC | #413467

Go to: Pastor Urges His Flock to Bring Guns to Church

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Agreed, we Americans need to stand up for these gun rights. More power to them, at least they are not the "lay down God has it covered" crowd.

Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:47:00 UTC | #374068

Go to: Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy

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Sounds like we should have a camera in every parents living room just to ensure no parents are mistreating their children, come on...

Gotta run...

Sat, 16 May 2009 14:49:00 UTC | #360828

Go to: Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy

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decius;

Pragmatic, legal and utilitarian considerations take precedence over grand overarching ideological narratives of no applicable substance and blind to nuance by definition.

Tell you what, from where I am sitting the more the state gets involved the more they f things up. Yes the parents and their lovely child will pay the consequences for bad actions, it's their liberty to do so. And also chemo is a rough road, and lots of times only prolongs the inevitable.

Sat, 16 May 2009 14:27:00 UTC | #360823

Go to: Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy

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While the parents may not necessarily be the sharpest tools in the shed, it's a bad sign to see the state force this treatment on anyone. And the only reason they claim it's based on religion as that is the one sympathy point (apparently not for much longer) that the courts have made exceptions for (so yes they were hiding behind this facade so the f'n state would leave them alone). It's another stepping stone to the state owning and controlling everything. Sorry to go off on a tangent, but more of this crap goes on all the time, kills me!!!

Sat, 16 May 2009 13:55:00 UTC | #360814

Go to: Obama: U.S.Obama: U.S. Not A Christian Nation Or A Jewish Nation Or A Muslim Nation

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I do commend Obama for this type of talk, let's hope it's not more lies, like all his campaign promises which he has broken...his following through the campaign was considered by some messianic. Ugh...

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 08:56:00 UTC | #346100

Go to: The camp that 'cures' homosexuality

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PERSON and Secondsoprano

Yea thanks for the information, was kind of making light of things. It is nice to see a group of like minded people understand that there is nothing wrong with homosexual behavior and it's pretty obvious that natural selection will do nothing to curtail it. And I think you sum it up nicely here;

I should emphasise, though, that this is the view of radicals. Evangelicals, specifically "fundamentalists", specifically dominionists. Don't let them con you that everyone involved with the institutions of Christianity in any way accept these beliefs. They are freaks. Freaks with rich, powerful allies, but freaks nonetheless. They are influential, but do not define Christianity. Not yet, hopefully not ever.

My experience in Christian's that I've had this discussion with will never agree that a homosexual lifestyle is o.k., but rarely go out of their way to try and change anyone, well except at the polls. :-)

Thu, 09 Oct 2008 20:51:00 UTC | #249430

Go to: The camp that 'cures' homosexuality

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Ibalough

I'm moving back to California next year. Ohio is insufferable.


Ha ha, yes Ohio is insufferable. I grew up here but was fortunate that my father is an Atheist. So I never had to go through the "coming out" things I hear so much from others, and owe him sooo much for that. :-)

Anyways, if you look at the gay lifestyle from an evolutionary perspective, certainly it won't continue, huh? Well regardless of things I am unaware, this organization is the typical crap that fundies love to stick on their resumes, pathetic...and I'm sure it helps them deal with their own sexual problems.

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 23:03:00 UTC | #249090

Go to: Palin's Church May Have Shaped Controversial Worldview

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Me = shedding another tear for this great Republic. I think about how many times I've seen the "what would Jesus do" bumper stickers. Every Christian I've spoke with says the word of Christ is one of peace. Well until we discuss the war, delusional people scare the hell out of me!!!

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 23:14:00 UTC | #228797

Go to: Bill Maher on Religion

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Guess I couldn't help but notice no one else has posted yet, guess third shift has some small advantages. Anyways, I can't wait to watch this movie. We need more like Bill Maher here in the great USA!!!

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 22:46:00 UTC | #220953

Go to: Breeding for God

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qomak;

Secular education about religion from early age for everyone will solve the problem. Nothing kills religion like knowledge and prevention of indoctrination.


Sounds like a pipe dream, personally think a realistic amount of history might help a bit. It's a shame most kids are indoctrinated before ever setting a foot in the classroom.

As a stab at humor, I have the urge to procreate everytime I get a glimpse of TWP's avatar.

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 22:38:00 UTC | #210106

Go to: Islam subway ads cause stir in New York

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Agreed gyokusai

And, come to think of it, this New York Post piece is sheer demagogic garbage.


Thank goodness for the internet, otherwise us Americans would only have this type of propaganda. I strongly feel real reporting is over.

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 22:07:00 UTC | #205140

Go to: PLEASE WRITE IN SUPPORT OF PZ MYERS

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Well hope it helps, and hope it is not too critical;

Dear Robert Bruininks,

I am writing in response to the Catholic League's movement to have Paul Zachary Myers removed from his teaching profession due to his recent blog entry regarding a communion wafer. While I have respect for people of the Catholic faith I have to strongly agree with PZ Myers response to this event. Apparently it is in good faith to make threats to the student that left church with this wafer but unacceptable for Myers to plainly point out that in effect it is just a cracker. In my honest opinion this is the type of double standard that tends to make critical thinking individuals speak out and loudly. My hope is that there will be an overwhelming response in favor of Myers thoughts on this subject and more disdain of the Catholic League's stance in this matter.

Sincerely,
(real name)

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 02:27:00 UTC | #197897

Go to: New legal threat to school science in the US

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I have to agree with 82Abhilash;

It is not all that bad. All it means that people at the local level will be able to decide for themselves whether to teach creationism or not. It is not like someone from the top is telling everybody else what to teach in schools. Let the crazy teachers expose themselves with their useless 'add-ons'; let them make the rope to hang themselves with.


The whole federal "no child left behind" act, while on the surface sounds like a good idea. Certainly we want all of our children to graduate being able to read and write. However it seems like education in the United States was way better when the Fed stayed out of it, and let the states run the show. Basically the way the Constitution was setup in the first place.

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:14:00 UTC | #196890

Go to: Obama Wants to Expand Role of Religious Groups

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See this topic sparked a lot of debate. Didn't have time to read all the responses, sorry if someone has already said this. Setting aside the whole seperation of church and state thing, hell Bush already trampled the crap out of that. But what is this moron thinking. First churches are already tax exempt. Second, our deficit in this country is way out of control, adding more silly goverment programs such as this just adds to that. Because borrowing more is the only way to pay for this. Quit borrowing and actually run a fiscally responsible budget and there won't be as many poor and hungry kids running around. This guy is one stupid fucker and I am sorely afraid there are too many people that believe this tripe and will vote for him. Leaving now to go and throwup...

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 00:58:00 UTC | #193213

Go to: Carlin on Religion

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I can recall listening to George Carlin back in the 70's, on LP's. Maybe I am showing my age. :-) May he be remembered for a long, long time to come.

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 23:01:00 UTC | #188415

Go to: Kenneth Miller on Colbert Report

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I for one really enjoy Colbert. His humor may somewhat mask the issue, but it is mainstream and this issue needs more of that. And I for one am not opposed to religious study (preferably comparative religious studies) in school, just not in the science classroom.

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 23:03:00 UTC | #185361

Go to: Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in Speech

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The First Amendment really does distinguish the U.S., not just from Canada but from the rest of the Western world."


And I'd pick up a gun and defend this right now!!!

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 02:31:00 UTC | #182810

Go to: Godless

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Sorry if this post shows up twice.

This "God in the Whitehouse" crap is really getting under my skin. Compound this with the fact that politicians and big media keeping referring to the USA as a democracy (brainwashing anyone). Obviously this great country is a Republic. Fundamental religion and democracy spells disaster.

On a lighter note;

It also made for one the strangest images on television â€" a smiling Haggard in his S.U.V., with wife and kids, talking about meth and massages from a buff male escort.


LMAO

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 02:18:00 UTC | #182803

Go to: Gods and earthlings

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All that I can say is; I love you man...:-)

Sat, 19 Apr 2008 18:24:00 UTC | #156128

Go to: Evidence can't shake your faith if your faith excludes it as evidence

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Sorry if this has already been said in the previous posts, I read a few but not all. Here we are again with the same old trot-out cyclical reasoning. I see eggplantbren has caught the gist of things in the first post;

The angel could appear and provide evidence that implies it could not be a hallucination. For example, by providing extremely specific testable information that nobody could have known


add ... that has consistent results in numerous tests...

Someone needs to tap this fellow on the head and say "Hello McFly!!"

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:00:00 UTC | #125787

Go to: Whale Evolution

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Doublebass

paulwwww- by this, do you mean that, as mammals, whales began as land creatures and then moved to the oceans? I know most people seem to think evolution means ALL life began in the ocean then moved onto land, but obviously this is simply not the case.


Yes guess I didn't see that one coming, I think I fit the mold, "evolution = water to land", and not the reverse. This video was enlightning.

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 19:27:00 UTC | #124491

Go to: Atheists An Increasingly Outspoken Minority

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Gilks, little late but.

Not exactly outwardly lesbian, but living with a women for 14 years, who has adopted her two kids that no one knows the father of (sounds like artifical insemination to me) speaks volumes to me. That means I can add her to my list of hot lesbians!


I had to chuckle when I saw this, always loved Jodie, cute. I had heard some talk around the time she did "Contact", as far as her being an atheist, but this additional news is a bonus. :-)

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:41:00 UTC | #124469