Joined: Oct. 2009
Thank you Robin.
FtK, you see, unlike the people you may normally deal with. I can support, with evidence everything I say. I learned a long time ago that making shit up was not a way to be successful. If I'm wrong, I own up to it.
But, if I said it, I can back it up.
Every single thing... and, as I said, I could on for ages about all the things that's OK for Christians and no OK for anyone else... at least in our culture. It may be legal, it may be morally OK, but it's not OK if you aren't a Christian (or white or male or rich).
If you really don't think that there are privileged classes in the world, then I'd like to introduce you to Trayvon Martin... oh wait, I can't because he's dead and his killer was never arrested or even questioned by the local police.
Same thing with religious leaders. Thirty-year history of molesting young children? Let's just move him somewhere out of the way... like Boston.
You ask "what's so freaking hard about that?" The answer is very simply look at you and evolution.
You simply refuse to be persuaded by 150 years of peer-reviewed research on the topic. Well guess what, some people are exactly the same way when it comes to political policy.
It doesn't matter that cutting spending is the worst thing you could do in a massive recession. It is theoretically wrong, history has shown it's wrong, yet some politicians still want to do it. They are unpersuaded by all the evidence.
Now, apply that to religion. Do you think this country was founded as a Christian nation? It doesn't matter, you don't make policy. One of the people running for president does think that this was founded as a Christian nation and that no other religion should be here.
So much for melting pot.
FtK, you may be reasonable (I don't think so, but other than evolution you may be), but OTHER PEOPLE MAY NOT be.
They don't want me to live as I want to. They demand that I be a Christian. They demand that my wife not have access to medication that she must have to live a stable, healthy life. They demand a lot of things that they don't have any business demanding and that I don't want to do.
So much for the land of the free.
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.