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Black and White Standards

Trent26 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:34 AM
The irony is the Mr. Obama could have obtained MORE THAN half of what he wanted, and be considered a GREAT leader, if he had not been such an arrogant self-centered jerk at the beginning of his term, and essentially tell the Republicans to get stuffed. Consequently, Barack Obama has only HIMSELF to thank to his November 6th, 2012 commupance.
Obama won in 2008 because he represented himself as both a political centrist AND a cure for America's racial blight. And although there was no substance to either of these promises, too many Americans, unfortunately including John McCain, allowed them to go unchallenged, even when facts to the contrary existed in abundance. I believe that at least 10% of the American electorate in 2008 "took a flyer," or gave Obama a chance based on the hope that his campaign promises were something more than just campaign promises - words candidates say just to get elected. They now know that they were DEAD WRONG! Even if the Democrats can assume the same level of turnout this coming November 6th as they enjoyed in 2008, they WILL NOT have Hopium voters.
The principle conceit of the most common version of atheism is the assertion that, to be rational, EVERYTHING that one believes must either be: 1) logically provable, or: 2) based on ABSOLUTELY (that is, NECESSARY) and UNIVERSALLY-accepted assumptions (or beliefs taken to be true at the very start of one's thinking-process). The first argument from logical provability is ABSURDLY fallacious inasmuch as it leads to infinite regress. The second argument based one the NECESSITY and UNIVERSALITY of one's assumptions is in NO way superior, in terms of avoiding FANATICISM, than the beliefs of any religious enthusiast. In other words, theists and atheists are not, A-PRIORI, either inferior or superior to one another in terms of rationality.
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