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Literacy.
TB - it's not bigotry, it's rationality. All religions have their tales of prophets, miracles, magic, and a monopoly on god. It's only evidence of the imperfection of human nature.
The Bible may be many things, but "consistent throughout" it certainly isn't.
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The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

Tacitus X Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 8:30 PM
Atheists are wrong because they can't prove God's non-existence? Only the True Believers would buy such an argument. Can Ransom prove the non-existence of Zeus, Baal, Ra, Allah, Maya, Santa, and the Easter Bunny? Should he stop hating and fighting them and "give them a chance"?
Nantz's column fails to make sense even on its own terms. He decries our "imperial presidency" but welcomes expanding its coercive force at home and abroad. Any chance an imperial president might use that force to grasp more power? George Washington understood the dynamic.
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Your 'To Do' List to Save America

Tacitus X Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 11:40 PM
Keep voting for unprincipled, big government Republicans and guess what you'll keep getting. If the Dims had a bill to burn all books tomorrow the GOP would counter with an amendment to do it in phases over a 4-week period.
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Your 'To Do' List to Save America

Tacitus X Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 2:09 PM
Coulter -- When you "track down" libertarians bring along Republican John Roberts (who happily twisted the Constitution to give us Obamacare). You may both leave your "floaties" at home. Or how about tracking down all those brave and deserving Republicans who refused to de-fund Obamacare when they had the votes to do so? By comparison, the libertarians look pretty good . . .
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Multiculturalism Is a Failure

Tacitus X Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 1:37 PM
The Enlightenment philosophy of limited government and free markets (Locke, Smith, the Founders, etc.) based on reason rather than faith is clearly where the credit for individual rights belongs. Equal rights under the law, constitutionally limited government, checks and balances, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, the right to bear arms, voting rights, jury trials, regular elections of representatives, separation of powers, right of petition, a bicameral legislature, the free market, etc., are unknown in the Bible. Crediting Jesus for these bedrock Enlightenment principles is incorrect. The Enlightenment represented the overthrow of theocracy, and advocated reason, individual rights, and freedom as primary values of society rather than faith and obedience to authority.
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Goodell Has Got to Go

Tacitus X Wrote: Sep 14, 2014 6:38 PM
R27cj - you're confusing a criminal and civil law. In a criminal case the state brings the charges, not the victim. "Standing" has nothing to do with it. If that were not the case, criminals would avoid punishment by intimidating or eliminating the victims.
Like many, Skousen read Ayn Rand but didn't understand what he was reading. Ayn Rand wasn't opposed to feeling -- the heroes in her novels are far more passionate than most people. Her point was that emotions are not tools of cognition. She was quite right.
Bob502 -- the first cause argument is easily refuted. It's major premise is that everything must have an antecedent cause so the universe must have an antecedent cause: voila, God! But who created God? If you try to argue that God doesn't require an antecedent cause, you've just contradicted your major premise. Oops.
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