At the core of it is insecurity coupled with the need for competition and a need to reinforce to themselves that the decisions they are making are the 'best ones'.
Yes, fundamentalists cannot reconcile in their minds that any God they believe in would create a homosexual. They need to read their Bible more.
Kent Hovind, just another christian hypocrite who disobeys the word of god.
Greater authority? That's like putting a sticker on your house "Protected by Acme Security". The idea is nice but no one looking from the outside believes it.
" theism is just a belief that a god exists, just as atheism is just a lack of that belief. Neither atheism nor theism prescribe a particular set of morals. If you want to compare moral systems to Christianity than you should examine and compare secular humanism or some other moral philosophy."
Yep. To you it is just a "version". But to Us Christians it is the Truth. We have experienced this. So if you take a look at this topic over at the Christian Channel you will get the views of the other Christians and then you can better judge if this is just my version or perhaps accepted by all. And if it is accepted then it is the Truth.
Many of us have spent decades begging theists to provide the actual evidence for their claims. They never do.
ICE agents carry guns for a reason.
Technically I agree but I would for sure not tell to i.e. 18. years old kid ... well ... you know tooth fairy we do not know 100% if does not exists in some remote part of universe. :-) Even this theoretically is possible for sound conversation for sure tooth fairy does NOT exists. Until proven differently.
For the majority, Justice Kennedy wrote that ?the Colorado Civil Rights Commission?s consideration of this case was inconsistent with the State?s obligation of religious neutrality.? The opinion adds that ?the reason and motive for the baker?s refusal were based on [Jack Phillips?s] sincere religious beliefs and convictions,? and condemns the ?clear and impermissible hostility toward [Phillips?s] sincere religious beliefs.?
Lol lucky. He likes going on long walks until we have to turn around. Then he purposely walks SUPER slowly. Sigh my dog is so weird. He is also terrified of his own farts. I had to walk him two times yesterday morning because he kept farting and scaring himself. He would get ready to do the poop squat, fart, then jump a foot in the air, come down and scurry away. Then he always gives me an accusatory glance. It?s the strangest thing.
Outlawing one form of oppression surely oppresses someone else.
"But your Vatican and your Pope knew about it AGAIN and did absolutely NOTHING to stop it"
Your family situation isn't really something you can keep on the down-low (and if you try, that's a whole separate issue altogether).
Tested it. Zero evidence the Jesus birth story is possible. Zero evidence any human including a Jew named Jesus came back to life. Jesus said it would all come to pass in his generation, it didn?t. You do not accept common descent with it?s mountains of evidence but you take someone?s word you do not know.
Well a true bleiever also doesn't discriminate against gay couples.
The way you keep referring to breeding with a woman is really turning me on. Watch yourself, now.
Well, it's entirely unhelpful to us egalitarians who would generally not wish to turn anybody away.
I hate when my dream self is in his underwear or is naked and nobody seems to notice.
You asked for it. Not me. I didn't vote for this circus.
nah, he just trimmed them
Ella, good seeing you hanging out.
Yet it also borrows heavily from Confucianism and humanism. To say that our morality is Christian in nature ignores the fact that Christian morality condones slavery and genocide and rape.
I just can't take it any more. I do try to not insult people personally and respect those people who have beliefs that make no sense to me. But still... W....T....F mike and Jeffrey? This is total madness.
You are just doing it again. I am an atheist but I do not fall into your stereotype. The worst I have ever said is that no human has it right.
In my mind, yes. But, that's how I feel, and my feelings should have absolutely no bearing on another woman's medical and life choices.
Congress can't control spending. The Tax Cuts should have come with deep cuts in government waste.
Again, confusing epistemology with ontology.
Aren't I always? DON'T ANSWER THAT!
Wouldn't the in extremis problem with "advising youths" be: should the church bear moral responsibility if the youth they advised commits suicide?
I agree with you most of the time, but it really sounds like you're the one to come here and whine about an old story. Just move on. I don't understand your concern with something so trivial.
No everyone doesn't. Just check out some of the fetishes people are into (necrophilia [dead], Coprophilia [feces], Xylophilia [wood]), or look at the ideal woman from different times, or the neck rings of some African cultures, or foot binding practices of some Asian cultures. The list goes on and on.