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  1. Randy says

    Well, that’s the thing about TV… You can release a new version if you want, but you’re never, ever going to get rid of the original.

    We’re talking about a partial side view of a fake head on a pike, which people didn’t even notice until they were told. And let’s be honest, the jerk’s presidency was a failure from start to finish, and makes Obama actually look good.

    Nobody should have apologized for that.
    Certainly nobody should attempt to censor it.

  2. james says

    Sen. Pearce, you know, I was just thinking, maybe, maybe having your fundraiser at a Mexican restaurant is, I don’t know, what’s the word I’m looking for — insensitive?

    No, no, that’s not it. Let’s see. Oh, here’s the one I’m looking for — stupid.

    Did the “All White Tea House” not have a party room for you?

  3. gregory brown says

    Millennials “abandoning gods” may not be such a great thing. Putting off the mantle of theistic religion doesn’t mean they are going to behave more rationally or humanely than the worst of the True Believers. There are alternatives that are as bad as or worse than rabid funnymentalism of all kinds.
    Recent polls have said the same defined group is increasingly addicted to manipulated consumerism and immediate gratification of a desire for STUFF without much thought for longer term consequences. I won’t feel comforted by such news until I see more people behaving with genuine autonomy AND compassion.

  4. Cassandra says

    “Recent polls have said the same defined group is increasingly addicted to manipulated consumerism and immediate gratification of a desire for STUFF without much thought for longer term consequences. I won’t feel comforted by such news until I see more people behaving with genuine autonomy AND compassion.”

    Not only do religious texts link spirituality to selflessness, a recent scientific study has made the same link.

    Now we find that a generation more intensely focused on themselves than prior generations, whose personal relationships are increasingly filtered through technology, leaving them more isolated within the pretense of connectivity, is less and less spiritual.

    And since atheism is a prejudice, manifesting in all of the same behaviors and arguments and claims and lies used by homophobes – there is a dearth of any real compassion or empathy in its adherents.

  5. Drew says

    Cassandra, what makes you make the statement, “Atheism is a prejudice”. What are your sources for that?

    Atheism is a prejudice against religion like not eating is a prejudice against apples.

    Using the term ‘adherent’ for atheists is also as disingenuous. You can’t adhere to something that’s zero. Otherwise I’m an adherent of nascar, deep-sea diving, Ahmadinejad, and eating women out.

    Frankly religion (and the concept of ‘sin’ as an action that is accountable for in the afterlife) is for people scared of death and there’s no real compassion or empathy from people who want a ‘get out of jail free’ card.

    Besides, as works of literature akin to 1984, Animal House, Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, religious texts can be examined for the philosophy and world-outlook they expound versus any Randian devotion and exclusive doctrine.

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