Friday, February 20, 2009
The ad, titled Every Single Day, notes that if we spent "$1 million every single day starting from the day Jesus was born" we still would not have spent as much as Congress just did.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
- Utah state Sen. Chris Buttars (R), speaking in the documentary, 8 - The Mormon Proposition.
Hat tip: Joe my God
In other words when Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and President Obama got done "financially raping" you this week they left you with a tab to be paid that is a higher price tag than the globe's resources could combine to pay off.
Political leaders with no morals see little difference between nominating administration members who will not prosecute those harmful persons that create elements that lead to sexual assault on innocent girls, nor the physical equivalent of doing the same thing to your pocketbook, future earnings, and any ability to dream of self sufficiency.
They merely take what they want, throw you in the gutter when they are through, and laugh while you and I are left to pay the bill.
I've tried to be as tasteful as possible in explaining this comparison, and due to the passion of the natural man that was not an easy thing to do!
How kind of McCullough to undergo such a difficult trail for a natural [?] man to help us to understand the connection between child molesters and the recently signed America Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Instead of offering any actual insight into the conversation about our national economy or the issue of "sexting" and obscenity laws, McCullough has nothing add but a cowardly abuse of language. If our conversations about ethics are reduced to imposing analogies of a brutal physical and psychological assault to victimize an entire nation and point to "those moral-less leaders" as the perpetrators, than we will be reduced to a nation of victims and evil-doers, indistinguishable from each other.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
One possible reason that global-warming denialism is more prevalent in the U.S. than elsewhere is that more Americans than Europeans are Biblical literalists. That involves believing that all biologists and paleontologists are either massively incompetent or deliberately trying to mislead the public about the central facts of their disciplines. [The alternative theory, held by some, is that the entire fossil record is a trick by Satan, intended to deceive those whose faith isn't firm.] I haven't seen any data on the overlap between global-warming denialism and creationism, but thinking about Sarah Palin and her fans you'd have to guess at a strong correlation between the two beliefs.
Eric Rassbach, national litigation director at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty said:
While it is unlikely that these laws will ever be enforced, removing them is more than symbolic. It signals to U.S. citizens and to the rest of the world, that the freedom and sanctity of conscience – including the right to believe there is no God at all – is a fundamental right for all people.Reason magazine notes that Arkansas is not the only state that bans atheists from participating in government duties. Tennessee and Texas have similar bans.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Adler opens his article with the Bible's rage against the rich:
The poor you will always have, the Good Book says, but as for the rich man, he will wither away like a delicate flower in the midday sun. The first prediction has certainly been borne out, but the second part (James 1:11) had not yet come to pass by the Panic of 1907, when Theodore Roosevelt warned of a coming reckoning against the "malefactors of great wealth."And with that set up, the article closes with some sweeping presumptions (projections?) about Bible readers:
presumably Americans who read the Bible are looking forward to the day when the words of James come to pass, and "you rich men [shall] weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you." You can look up the rest of the passage (5:1-6), but trust us, it makes living on a paltry $500,000 a year look pretty good in comparison.Here for the thoughts of one American who reads the Bible, Dave Ramsey, on the Bible's condemnation of the rich.