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I'm cool with Satanism in the style of the Church of Satan. They're fun people, reasonable, rational, like to have a good time, don't let other religions be pains in the asses without trolling them a bit. I would even join if I was willing to devote any time to a church. Instead, I just live by their principles for the most part.
Ah, I was confused for a minute, because I'd never seen you saying that kind of stuff. I agree nothing will change minds of people who dislike PP. They're not looking for facts, they're not looking for information. Those videos were heavily manipulated - that's been proven. Extreme Pro-life/Anti-choice people only care that others conform to their views, and want PP shut down no matter what.
We shouldn't have been in Iraq in the first place. The Iraqis didn't want us there, we weren't fighting Al Qaeda there. We were there because supposedly they had WMDs, which they didn't, we were really there because we wanted oil, and we shouldn't have been wasting resources in Iraq at all, and definitely not for as long as we did. Obama pulled us out in an effort to help repair some of the damage that had been done. To say he's responsible for ISIS is inaccurate - if we hadn't started this with Bush, ISIS wouldn't have formed. And as much as it pains me to say it, Bush isn't at fault for ISIS either - he had no way of knowing that this would happen - although he is responsible for our presence in the first place.
It ALL went downhill? Obama created millions of jobs (over 11 million in the past 5 years), he passed the ACA (which, granted, is not perfect, but is definitely a step in the right direction and has improved healthcare access in this country, and has reduced the number of deaths that could have been prevented), made great strides in balancing the deficit that Bush left for him (reducing it by more than half). He's reduced the number of homeless veterans, enforced equal pay laws, began the withdrawl of troops from the Middle East, supported and removed debilitating restrictions on stem cell research. He helped the environment and auto sales with the Cash4Clunkers program. He also has used his platform as president to call attention to other issues, such as rape/sexual assault, the lack of paid maternity/paternity leave in this country, diversity, education costs, climate change, etc.
Is he perfect? No, of course not, but to say everything went downhill is insane and a blatant lie. He did a lot of good, while working with an opposing, obstinate majority party in Congress.
Wow...there is just so much wrong in the opening statement.
Evolution started in 1859 by Charles Darwin.
Did it (Evolution) start when Charles Darwin introduced it in 1859, or prior to this?
First of all, Darwin was not the first to discover evolution. Evolution was first mentioned by the Greek philosopher Anaximander. Charles Darwin wasn't even the first to discover natural selection, although he and Alfred Russell Wallace were the first to provide a fully-formed hypothesis regarding natural selection. Epicurus (greek philosopher) had the earliest-known written thoughts about it, however. Regardless, no one "started" evolution. It was already in practice and had been for billions of years. Just like Newton didn't "start" gravity, and Ben Franklin didn't "start" electricity in lightning. And the fact that evolution was already occurring in no way disproves Darwin's (or anyone else's) hypothesis but helps to confirm it via the fossil record.
Anyway, the general concept of evolution is as proven as it can be - as much as gravity, laws of motion, thermodynamics, and general relativity. There is still some debate as to the specific mechanisms of evolution, although natural selection is very well evidentially supported, particularly for microevolution.
As far as proving the bible, yes, I agree, the bible exists. It was definitely written - we have the book to prove it. That does not make the events within it accurate, and does not necessarily mean we should live or, more to the point, force others to live according to it. The Qu'ran exists - want me to tell you you should follow its proposed rules? How about the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, the Kebra Nagast? Do you believe all of those books are about completely accurate events?
Plenty of Christians have managed to reconcile their faith and democratic values, and I say good for them. I haven't, but that's because I'm not Christian.
Try quoting verses in the new testament(our Christian testament) that you can take out of context to make people believe that God hates women. It's truly sad to see people on the Left with such bigoted hatred for Christians to continually insult and attack their faith.
“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.” (1 Timothy 2:11-14)
1 Corinthians 11:7-9:"For a man...is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman but woman for man. For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head."
1 Corinthians 14:34-35: "...women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says, If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."
“….and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be sensible, chaste, domestic, kind, and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be discredited…. Bid slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect…” Titus 2:4-9
“No one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste…” Revelation 14:3-4
1 Peter 3:7 "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."
Revelation 17:1-18 (I'm not even copying that mess here).
I actually don't hate Christians in general. I don't believe in the religion but I think it's great that people find strength from it. My problem is when people use the religion as a weapon to force their beliefs on others. This is America and it's supposed to be the land of the free - so quit telling me what to do.
If you care please google the facts of how the majority of late term abortions are not for "health" or life of mother. That is a pure lie from the left and people actually play stupid to excuse supporting such a party of inhumanity.
New York Times: “the overwhelming number of abortions occur well before 20 weeks; later abortions most often involve severely troubled pregnancies that pose risks to a woman’s health or life.”
It should be noted - abortion is not late term until 24 weeks.
And if you want a few Bible verses on the value of a fetus...
22 “If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. 23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise."
"If a man begets a hundred children, and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but he does not enjoy life's good things, and also has no burial, I say that an untimely birth is better off than he. For it comes into vanity and goes into darkness, and in darkness its name is covered; moreover it has not seen the sun or known anything; yet it finds rest rather than he." (Ecclesiastes 6:3-5)
Jerimiah - 1:5 - "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; ..."And I appointed you (Jeremiah) a prophet to the nations."
This is person-specific.
Isaiah - 44:24 - This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,
The bible claims God makes everything on this planet - so are you going to stop eating meat because it was created by God and is alive? Are you saying we should stop all wars, all killing, ban weapons so people can't kill each other?
Anyway, moving away from the freaking Bible passages...science states a fetus is not viable and cannot feel pain until 24 weeks. The logical conclusion from that is that the opportunity for further development is subject to the best interests of the host body, in this case the pregnant woman. You do not get to tell her what is best for her.
Also, as far as PP, the money they receive from the government does not go to abortions - it goes to breast exams, gyno appointments, and medicines. So when you defund PP, you don't save a bunch of fetuses, you kill a bunch of women who could not afford healthcare from another provider. Congratulations.
You know the Bible wasn't all that concerned for fetuses, right? I mean, you know that the Bible valued adult female life more than that of a fetus? Late term abortions are very very rare and typically for health/life reasons, so I don't know who you think is killing late term fetuses for fun, but it doesn't matter. Until the fetus is born, the woman it develops in makes the decision. We have bodily autonomy in this country, and by trying to ban abortions, you're saying women have less rights than a dead person. We can't even force someone to donate blood, so we shouldn't be forcing them to have a child. But I digress... As far as Obama's quotes about Christians and gun owners, I've never heard him saying anything blatantly hateful. He is allowed to disagree with your views. You are allowed to disagree with him. He has made observations about actions performed by Christians that he is skeptic about. It's criticism. But political correctness isn't about stopping educated and justifiable criticism on a person's chosen actions - it's about stopping mindless and idiotic slurs on things that people have no control over - race, sexuality, and women's damn periods. Again, you want to insult someone, put some freaking thought into it and have an actual reason.
He is being punished because if you randomly hate or feel superior to half of the country's population (women), more than half when you take into account his racist remarks, he should not be president! If he wants to express hate for someone, there are better ways than assuming a woman is on her period, or degrading someone by saying how pretty they'd look "on their knees". He's an ass, and not even a creative one. I'm a liberal - speak your mind all you want, but if you don't do so with any bit of thought behind it, I will mock you, and I will make sure word spreads of your idiocy. Get the hell over it!