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Contrary to what this writer thinks, non-believers are not OFFENDED by images of Jesus. They just don't believe that a secular nation should be using their tax dollars to support any particular religion. What the majority thinks is irrelevant. It appears, however, that some Christians ARE offended by Satanic displays or Festivus poles.
Not true at all. Atheists value peace, love and hope in this life more than anyone, because they don't believe there's ANOTHER life.
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The Man Hating Media

David3036 Wrote: Dec 12, 2014 1:24 AM
The statistic that one in five women is sexually "assaulted" is based on a very limited survey and a very BROAD definition of assault. The kinds of things they included as assault would make any guy who hit on a woman guilty of rape. Most of the criteria could perhaps be called sexual harassment, but certainly not assault. The Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) just released results that put the number at less than 1 percent -- specifically 0.6 percent, while the White House continues to sensationalize the problem by stating the one-in-five statistic. That number is from the 2007 College Sexual Assault Survey (CSAS), which used a sample of a few thousand female students at just two universities, while the more recent DOJ study used a sample of 160,000.
“Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s OK; contraception is OK. It’s not OK. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” - Rick Santorum
Religion's "moral compass" is so flawed that if you followed it to the letter you would be immoral. Islam's "moral compass" prescribes the death penalty for abandoning the religion. The "moral compass for Christians and Jews prescribes the death penalty for all kinds of minor offenses and tells parents it's OK to kill a disobedient child. The best moral compass is what you call the Golden Rule, which guides secular humanists. It dates back to the earliest tribal societies and was NOT created by Christians.
Elsewhere in today's Townhall is this quote from PJ O'Rourke: “There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.” This lady had every right to say or write what she did, but she did NOT have the right to keep her job if her employer didn't like it.
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11 Law Enforcement Officers Killed

David3036 Wrote: Dec 09, 2014 3:32 PM
I sympathize with cops who are shot and killed in the line of duty, but look how many of those deaths were from single-vehicle car crashes. They get more driver training than anyone on earth, and still they do stupid stuff that gets them killed. I have always said that stupidity is the leading cause of death, and it's no different for cops than for anyone else. Michael Brown and Eric Garner were being stupid and died because of it, but so are cops who die in single-vehicle crashes.
You're right -- there is no right not to be offended. But neither is there a right to have a job. There is only the right to speak freely, which she did.
Where John Qquincy Adams' statement fails is in equating morality with religion. You don't have to be religious to be moral. Ben Franklin seemed to realize that.
Crystal Dixon's statement had nothing to do with sex or marriage -- nor with the Bible, for that matter. And nobody said anything about "hate." You're reading way too much into the incident. The lady was fired because she would not recognize that gays have rights, or that they have a right to fight for equality in the same way that other black people fought for HER rights. She offended people with her remarks and was fired for it -- period. She had a right to say what she wanted. The university had the right to dismiss her for offensive remarks. Ain't freedom wonderful?
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