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The Death of American Religion

leonard32 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 5:56 AM
mark, your logic is absurd. here's why. i'm an atheist that has NO faith that there is "undiscovered or perhaps undiscoverable and impersonal law..." In fact, until you mentioned it it never even occurred to me to think that way. but i tell you this: i absolutely do not believe in OXLDOTLY, a new belief system that explains our existence. i suspect that you are of the same mind here. why? because i just made up that word. But if we are to use YOUR logic, we are now BOTH A-OXLDOTLISTS because we both have the faith that "some undiscovered set of laws etc", other than OXLDOTLY's, is responsible for our existence. "Uncaused causes", indeed. RUBBISH to all such twisted thinking and keep it out of my government.
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The Death of American Religion

leonard32 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 5:29 AM
to Marie150 leonard613 1:1 roses are red violets are blue i can recite verse that is silly, too
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The Death of American Religion

leonard32 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 5:21 AM
"The Death of American Religion": Yaaay! The sooner the GOP embraces that notion the sooner we can become a vibrant, winning party again. The way to do that is to swamp the fundamentalist zealots with more libertarian thinking in our party. republicanism should be more than an enforced belief in a bible, a christ, or a jehovah. republicanism, rather, is a belief in small government and individual responsibility. pure republicanism believes that charity begins at home, and that it is our family, not religion, that builds our ethos. the numbers tell it all. religious apathy in america is gaining. republicans shouldn't fight that--we should accept that trend, and prepare for a flood of new republican recruits, instead.
Wouldn't calling it the HALF-WHITE house be more accurate?
religion never really HURT me. but i found it CHALLENGED my credulity what with its cockamamie fairy tales; especially the christian ones about a virgin birth (still brings a tee-hee to my lips when i think about it, today) and the "main man" returning from the dead after three days. give me a break. if these stories weren't crammed into defenseless children's heads, i think they could grow up to be more rational and less neurotic people. those tales made no more sense to me than taking as gospel the story of goldilocks and the three bears. but thanks for your quickie psych evaluation, anyway.
i was mostly with you with your first three sentences but then you lost me with the incorrect comparison of atheist & religious dictator atrocities. first, religionistas usually try to "forget" that hitler was a catholic with an assist from pope pious, another anti-semite. second, when the atrocity totals are compared on a per capita basis (with the populations of the times), there's no doubt in my mind that the medieval popes were the biggest butchers in name of their gods in all history. third, the atheist butchers did their dirty in the name of politics for the most part, not religion. in any case, i think we both can agree, a pox on all butchery be it religious or otherwise.
little known story, shuffle? please cite your source, or just admit that your story is about as real as that story of your imaginary friend in the sky.
"Other than the inability to locate the Caps key, I find the following to be stupid" ooh. ouuchhh! you got me there, rickmcq. "most of the TEA Partiers I know ARE 'Christian Conservative types" YOUR acquaintances may be CC types, but the tea party is NOT CC. it continues to buck CC repubs just as strongly as it fights dems in general. "So the US goes isolationist again?" that's the right direction, or don't you find us having more than 900 military bases world-wide and acting as the world's police a good thing? "That "threat" exists only in your fevered imagination" last i checked my temp is 98.6 and the supreme court 'imagines' we have excessive christmas in our lives, too. happy holidays.
Hyperventilate? At this level of debate? Not really. Only when i used to used to think i was a "Conservative" until i learned the corrupted meaning Christian-Americans attach to it. History shows that religionistas of all stripes, once they achieve unfettered power, do a lot more than throat stuffing any independent thinker they stumble across. (e.g. Spanish Inquisition, Salem Witch Trials, etc) But speaking of HYPERVENTILATING, ever notice the accelerated respiratory rate theistic Conservatives display when they find a NON-BELIEVER in their midst? btw:
you betcha i mean it, concealed. and precisely WHAT is it you you find about my comment that is stupid? without precision in your comment, all we're reduced to is your muddy attempt to add heat to our debate without shedding light. but then that's been the pattern of many cultist thinkers no matter they be from the right OR left in the political spectrum.
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