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Pope Francis Threatens Hell -- Hooray!

Enrique25 Wrote: Mar 26, 2014 6:40 AM
It's perfectly symbolic of his use of religion in general. He uses religion to make his own anger and vindictiveness look respectable, the same way he just used the Pope to make his hateful attitude toward Islam seem respectable. By the way, the Keith Ellison episode makes it clear that Prager hates Islam itself, and all the talk of terrorism is just a mask.
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Pope Francis Threatens Hell -- Hooray!

Enrique25 Wrote: Mar 25, 2014 7:02 PM
This is the first I've heard Prager talk about Pope Francis. Not to say he hasn't, but I just haven't heard it. Has anyone heard Prager address Francis's critique of capitalism, and especially of "trickle-down" economics?
Prager often expresses his largely negative view of humanity today. He tells us that human goodness is the exception, not the rule. So I wonder, maybe the Great Flood didn't work? Maybe Prager thinks God should do another one?
I also agree. Prager limits his commentary to this particular case. Like you said, he doesn't try to fit it into his running invective against "the left". Also, he mentions one of the cretin's race in passing, but wisely refrains from making a broad racial point. Also, when he talks about his desire for eye for eye justice, he limits himself to saying that's what he thinks they deserve. He doesn't, as he has in the past, argue that our justice system should actually be changed to operate that way.
the people of Venezuela voted for Maduro, but the Obama didn't like the way they voted so he refused to recongize him.
"favoring one model of parenting over others must yield to this country's cherished protections that ensure the exercise of the private choices of the individual citizen".
From the judge's ruling in the Virginia case: "Government interests in perpetuating traditions, shielding state matters from federal interference, and favoring one model of parenting over others must yield to this country’s cherished protections that ensure the exercise of the private choices of the individual citizen regarding love and family. "Ultimately, this is consistent with our nation’s traditions of freedom. “[T]he history of our Constitution … is the story of the extension of constitutional rights and protections to people once ignored or excluded.” United States v. Virginia, 518 U.S. 515, 557 (1996). Our nation’s uneven but dogged journey toward truer and more meaningful freedoms for our citizens has brought us continually to a deeper understanding of the first three words in our Constitution: we the people. “We the People” have become a broader, more diverse family than once imagined. Justice has often been forged from fires of indignities and prejudices suffered. Our triumphs that celebrate the freedom of choice are hallowed. We have arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect."
take a look at the countries which perform executions and the ones which do not. Do you still think that "civilized" is the right word?
Top ten countries ranked by executions: (2007-2012) CHINA THOUSANDS IRAN 156 SAUDI ARABIA 54 IRAQ 1,420 UNITED STATES 504 PAKISTAN 1,497 YEMEN 109 KOREA (NORTH) 105 VIETNAM 258 LIBYA 39 0
"Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business," Said Prager's good friend Michael Ledeen arguing for their glorious Iraq War. Well now we know what happens when you throw a country against the wall: it breaks, and the people inside get smashed.
And people that warned, correctly, that we could get bogged down in Iraq, were mocked mercilessly by the Prager types. Remember how they gloated? The war hadn't even barely STARTED yet. They were spiking the ball at their own 1-yard line. And none of us had even heard of Barack Obama. But it's his fault.
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