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2 points

Of course if it's supported it doesn't mean it's right. It does mean, however, that you're a citizen of a government and because it's a democratic form of government, you have to deal with what the majority rules.

Don't like it? Hey, now you know how gay people feel!

Because you choose to opt in to the government (by not opting), you opt in with all the benefits and problems that come with it. The government is not technically stealing from you because you as part of the voting mass gave consent.

2 points

The idea that people should be punished for a sexual preference that they have not acted on is the definition of thoughtcrime. No matter how reprehensible an desire is, unless it is acted upon or shows signs of being acted upon. All humans have violent urges, shall we punish all humans? Rape fantasies are common, should we punish them?

The vast majority of pedophiles we are aware of are those who act on their desires. This doesn't mean there aren't pedophiles who don't act on those desires, after all, every other desire for something morally wrong can be kept inside the head.

1 point

Isn't this meant to be a debate and not a platform for your ranting? Get a blog.

0 points

Doesn't matter. Most people support taxes and authorize the taking of the money by the government. If you disagree, you are able to campaign, disobey, vote, or opt out entirely (and by that I mean the typical conservative argument of "if you don't like it get out!").

2 points

"Socialism is an economic and political theory based on public or direct worker ownership and control of the means of production and allocation of resources."

While the government does exert some control over some means of production and does engage in a small amount of wealth redistribution, no case has been made that shows that this will eventually result in direct worker ownership and control of society's means of production and allocation of resources. When heirs and heiresses start having to actually work for a living instead of being born into wealth, the terrified reactionaries might have a case. Until then, they'll have to accept that they don't know jack shit about what socialism actually is.

1 point

Main Entry: lib·er·al·ism

Pronunciation: \ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\

Function: noun

Date: 1819

1 : the quality or state of being liberal

2 a often capitalized : a movement in modern Protestantism emphasizing intellectual liberty and the spiritual and ethical content of Christianity b : a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard c : a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically : such a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities (as those involving race, gender, or class) d capitalized : the principles and policies of a Liberal party

0.4-1.6% of Americans are atheists (the studies I looked at differed on whether or not they bothered to listen to what atheists referred to themselves as). I would hardly call atheism the foundation of liberalism considering at best they'd make up about 4% of liberals.

Now, if you want to talk about secular philosophy...you know, the ability to entertain a thought without attributing it to God somehow?

4 points

There's no conclusive evidence that they exist, sorry. It's entirely possible but let's not claim what we don't know, hm?

1 point

While I'm no fan of government or our government especially, this is a gross oversimplification. The final man is not simply some random person with no authority. You, the voter, have a (small) amount of control over the tax system. In exchange for all citizens paying taxes, the government provides benefits and uses it to, you know, govern. You probably vote, so I assume you want to be governed?

Is this the best system? No. But it's not theft if there is collective authorization to take the money. If you find that too terrible, I encourage you to give up every single government benefit and challenge the government on that. Good luck, if you really bother. I doubt it.

1 point

And you are not wholly oblivious to theist/Christian actions? How very arrogant of you.

Since when did one site on the internet account for a worldwide group?

2 points

Of course they do, as well as vice versa. Unfortunately two theists here are immaturely using this as an atheist-bashing session, proving my point.

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Name: Yvette Lessard
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