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Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples
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NewsToBeRead
2011-12-02 01:13:19 UTC
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12-1-11

Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples

TOMAHAWK, KY (Reuters) - A vote to bar interracial couples from a small church in eastern
Kentucky has triggered hand-wringing and embarrassment.
Nine members of Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church backed their former pastor, with six
opposed, in Sunday's vote to bar interracial couples from church membership and worship
activities. Funerals were excluded.

The vote was taken after most of the 40 people who attended Sunday services had left the
church in Pike County, near the border with West Virginia. Many members left to avoid the
vote.

Most members of the church "didn't want anything to do with this," said longtime church
official Dean Harville, whose daughter and her black fiance had drawn pastor Melvin
Thompson's ire.

At services earlier this year, Stella Harville, 24, who is working on her master's degree
in optical engineering, sang "I Surrender All" with her fiance, Ticha Chikuni, 29, a
Zimbabwe native, according to her father. Chikuni, an employee at Georgetown College in
Kentucky, played the piano.

"There didn't appear to be any problem," Dean Harville said on Wednesday. "None
whatsoever."

But Harville said Thompson told him the couple would not be allowed to sing at the church
again. Thompson resigned in August but would not drop the issue.

Thompson told a local radio outlet, "I do not believe in interracial marriages, and I do
not believe this (ban) will give our church a black eye at all."

He could not be reached for comment.

The move has drawn scrutiny from the hierarchy of the Freewill Baptist Church, Harville
said.

"This kind of thing brands all of us so easily," said Randy Johnson, president of the Pike
County Ministerial Association. "That's not who we are. From all the churches I've talked
to so far, it's really not anger so much as it is shock."

(Reporting by Lee Mueller, Editing by Andrew Stern)
HusbandofALLFBInCIAnNSAAgents
2011-12-02 08:13:00 UTC
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12-1-11
Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples
TOMAHAWK, KY (Reuters) - A vote to bar interracial couples from a small church in
eastern Kentucky has triggered hand-wringing and embarrassment.
Nine members of Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church backed their former pastor, with six
opposed, in Sunday's vote to bar interracial couples from church membership and worship
activities. Funerals were excluded.
The vote was taken after most of the 40 people who attended Sunday services had left the
church in Pike County, near the border with West Virginia. Many members left to avoid
the vote.
Most members of the church "didn't want anything to do with this," said longtime church
official Dean Harville, whose daughter and her black fiance had drawn pastor Melvin
Thompson's ire.
At services earlier this year, Stella Harville, 24, who is working on her master's
degree in optical engineering, sang "I Surrender All" with her fiance, Ticha Chikuni,
29, a Zimbabwe native, according to her father. Chikuni, an employee at Georgetown
College in Kentucky, played the piano.
"There didn't appear to be any problem," Dean Harville said on Wednesday. "None
whatsoever."
But Harville said Thompson told him the couple would not be allowed to sing at the
church again. Thompson resigned in August but would not drop the issue.
Thompson told a local radio outlet, "I do not believe in interracial marriages, and I do
not believe this (ban) will give our church a black eye at all."
He could not be reached for comment.
The move has drawn scrutiny from the hierarchy of the Freewill Baptist Church, Harville
said.
"This kind of thing brands all of us so easily," said Randy Johnson, president of the
Pike County Ministerial Association. "That's not who we are. From all the churches I've
talked to so far, it's really not anger so much as it is shock."
(Reporting by Lee Mueller, Editing by Andrew Stern)
And these fucking western christian white motherfuckers preach "equality" to other races
and countries.



http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/kentucky-church-bans-interracial-marriage-150009470.html

A small Kentucky church has chosen to ban marriages and even some worship services for
interracial couples. The Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church, located in Pike County, made the
vote in response to a longtime member who is engaged to a man whose birthplace is in
Zimbabwe.

Other pastoral leaders in the area were quick to denounce the church's vote. "It's not the
spirit of the community in any way, shape or form," Randy Johnson, president of the Pike
County Ministerial Association, told the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The small congregation, which usually hosts about 40 members each Sunday, held the vote
after longtime member Stella Harville, brought her fiancé Ticha Chikuni to church with her
in June. The couple performed a song together at the church in which Chikuni sang "I
Surrender All," while Harville played the piano.
Strabo
2011-12-03 07:54:31 UTC
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12-1-11
Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples
TOMAHAWK, KY (Reuters) - A vote to bar interracial couples from a small church in
eastern Kentucky has triggered hand-wringing and embarrassment.
Nine members of Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church backed their former pastor, with six
opposed, in Sunday's vote to bar interracial couples from church membership and worship
activities. Funerals were excluded.
The vote was taken after most of the 40 people who attended Sunday services had left the
church in Pike County, near the border with West Virginia. Many members left to avoid
the vote.
Most members of the church "didn't want anything to do with this," said longtime church
official Dean Harville, whose daughter and her black fiance had drawn pastor Melvin
Thompson's ire.
At services earlier this year, Stella Harville, 24, who is working on her master's
degree in optical engineering, sang "I Surrender All" with her fiance, Ticha Chikuni,
29, a Zimbabwe native, according to her father. Chikuni, an employee at Georgetown
College in Kentucky, played the piano.
"There didn't appear to be any problem," Dean Harville said on Wednesday. "None
whatsoever."
But Harville said Thompson told him the couple would not be allowed to sing at the
church again. Thompson resigned in August but would not drop the issue.
Thompson told a local radio outlet, "I do not believe in interracial marriages, and I do
not believe this (ban) will give our church a black eye at all."
He could not be reached for comment.
The move has drawn scrutiny from the hierarchy of the Freewill Baptist Church, Harville
said.
"This kind of thing brands all of us so easily," said Randy Johnson, president of the
Pike County Ministerial Association. "That's not who we are. From all the churches I've
talked to so far, it's really not anger so much as it is shock."
(Reporting by Lee Mueller, Editing by Andrew Stern)
And these fucking western christian white motherfuckers preach "equality" to other races
and countries.
No they don't. Christians believe they are going to heaven and everyone
else is not.
In their eyes that's not equal.

I bet you wouldn't let your kids go to school with those fundamentalist
Christians.

<snipped>
Freedom Man
2011-12-02 18:56:14 UTC
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See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?

Adults no longer believe in the Tooth Fairy - but they still torture and
kill each other over ancient myths and superstitions.

"We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love
and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind
intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell." --- Karl Popper

"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many
people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion."
--- Robert M. Pirsig

Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot, or he can but does not want to.
If he wants to but cannot he is impotent. If he can but does not want to, he
is wicked. If he neither can nor wants to, then he is both powerless and
wicked.
--- Epicurus, Greek philosopher, circa 300 B.C.

"Act of God" disasters like the Japanese earthquake expose the myth. Either
God can do nothing to stop catastrophes like this, or he doesn't care to, or
he doesn't exist. He is thus either impotent, evil, or imaginary.
--- CNN Belief Blog, 3-20-11

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and
evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that
takes religion."
--- Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false,
and by rulers as useful."
--- Seneca the Younger (4? BC - 65 AD)

"Religion once ruled the world. It was called the Dark Ages." --- Ruth
Green.

"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings." ---
Victor Stenger.

"I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose." ---
Clarence Darrow

"As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of
religion." --- Butterfly McQueen

"Faith is believing what you know ain't so." --- Mark Twain

"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in
all fiction." --- Richard Dawkins

"Cult today, religion tomorrow."

The Freedom From Religion Foundation: http://ffrf.org/
The Secular Coalition for America: www.secular.org
Secular Student Alliance: www.secularstudents.org
www.infidels.org
www.humaniststudies.org
www.atheistalliance.org
www.americanhumanist.org
Jeff M
2011-12-03 00:47:17 UTC
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Post by Freedom Man
See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?
People bring their human failings and prejudices with them into church.
There are plenty of minds full of ignorance and hate that have never
had any exposure to religion.
Mr.B1ack
2011-12-03 04:13:53 UTC
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Post by Jeff M
Post by Freedom Man
See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?
People bring their human failings and prejudices with them into church.
There are plenty of minds full of ignorance and hate that have never
had any exposure to religion.
The problem is that once you mix hate WITH religion
then the hateful can claim to be crusading for GAWD ...
legitimizing and empowering them.
Strabo
2011-12-03 08:05:37 UTC
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Post by Mr.B1ack
Post by Jeff M
Post by Freedom Man
See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?
People bring their human failings and prejudices with them into church.
There are plenty of minds full of ignorance and hate that have never
had any exposure to religion.
The problem is that once you mix hate WITH religion
then the hateful can claim to be crusading for GAWD ...
legitimizing and empowering them.
The problem is that once you mix hate WITH science
then the hateful can claim to be on the side of Truth ...
legitimizing and empowering them.
Topaz
2011-12-03 10:11:52 UTC
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The problem is that once you mix hate WITH religion
then the hateful can claim to be crusading for GAWD ...
legitimizing and empowering them.
"Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE
problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the
third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white
countries."

"The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan,
but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by
bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote
with them."

"Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY
white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e.,
intermarry, with all those non-whites."

"What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem
would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were
brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?"

"How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a
RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK
problem?"

"And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and
what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?"

"But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of
genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable
conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews."

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

"Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white."

http://www.whitakeronline.org/blog/

http://www.ihr.org/ http://www.natvan.com

http://national-socialist-worldview.blogspot.com
unknown
2011-12-03 11:29:11 UTC
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"Free Will" Baptists?

What a hate-based myth that is.
Topaz
2011-12-03 16:52:26 UTC
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"Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE
problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the
third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white
countries."

"The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan,
but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by
bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote
with them."

"Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY
white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e.,
intermarry, with all those non-whites."

"What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem
would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were
brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?"

"How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a
RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK
problem?"

"And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and
what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?"

"But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of
genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable
conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews."

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

"Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white."

http://www.whitakeronline.org/blog/

http://www.ihr.org/ http://www.natvan.com

http://national-socialist-worldview.blogspot.com
unknown
2011-12-03 18:44:54 UTC
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Race is a myth based on ignorance.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-12-03/church-interracial-ban/51607194/1

"Free Will" Baptists?

What a hate-based myth that is.
Billy
2011-12-04 06:11:48 UTC
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Post by Topaz
"Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE
problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the
third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white
countries."
"The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan,
but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by
bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote
with them."
"Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY
white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e.,
intermarry, with all those non-whites."
"What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem
would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were
brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?"
"How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a
RACE problem.
I am talking about the
FINAL SOLUTION?!
Post by Topaz
to the BLACK problem?"
Where have I heard "FINAL SOLUTION" before?
Post by Topaz
"And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and
what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?"
"But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of
genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable
conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews."
August 27, 2000

UV light, skin color linked

Variations due to geography

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two San Francisco scientists using data from a NASA
satellite say they have discovered why people come in different colors.

Variations in human skin color are the result of adaptations to the
amount of ultraviolet light from the sun falling on different regions of
Earth, according to Nina Jablonski and George Chaplin, scientists with
the California Academy of Science.

People's bodies change their skin color over time to let in just the
right amount of UV light, which is key to having healthy babies.

UV light affects the skin's production of folate, part of the B vitamin
complex, and vitamin D-3, both of which are essential for having healthy
children.

Folate is necessary for the proper development of the nervous system in
fetuses and for sperm production in adult males. Vitamin D-3 helps build
and maintain strong bones and a healthy immune system.

But too much solar UV light can not only cause skin cancer, it can also
damage those chemicals, thereby hurting a person's chances for
reproductive success.

The scientists' finding may also explain why women tend to be
lighter-skinned than men. Lighter skin lets in more solar UV light,
increasing a woman's vitamin D-3 production, which helps the fetus grow
during pregnancy and helps nourish newborns through breast feeding.

UV light from the sun varies from region to region for reasons including
latitude, humidity and cloudiness.

Jablonski and Chaplin's discovery isn't entirely new. For a long time,
scientists have thought there was a correlation between UV light and
skin color, and they knew the light helped produce vitamin D and that it
could cause cancer.

"But this explanation was considered weak by some scientists because
skin cancer has little or no effect on people's ability to reproduce,
which is really the bottom line of every evolutionary spreadsheet,"
Jablonski said.

Jablonski developed the hypothesis that links UV light to reproduction
in 1991. The scientists analyzed published measurements of human skin
color from around the world and data from NASA's Total Ozone Mapping
Spectrometer satellite, which orbited Earth from 1978 to 1993 and
gathered direct UV measurements for the entire globe to find the
correlation between skin color and UV light.

Jablonski and Chaplin found that dark skin acts as a natural sunscreen
to help prevent UV light from breaking down folate, so it is helpful in
areas with a lot of sun. But in less sunny areas, dark skin screens out
too much sunlight, and can inhibit the production of vitamin D-3, so
lighter skin is helpful for reproductive success.

Skin color is based on the level of melanin, an organic molecule with an
undetermined chemical structure. Those with more melanin have darker
skin, and melanin levels are genetic. But the variations in skin color
are adaptations to solar UV light, not biological differences among
people, according to Jablonski and Chaplin.

"We're all the same under the skin," Jablonski said.
---

People of color didn't send our jobs overseas. People of color didn't
crash Wall Street. People of color didn't start the Middle East Wars.
White Guys in Suits did.

We need to be clear that racism is a working class issue. Racism
benefits the wealthy and powerful. For centuries, racism has been used
to generate incredible profits through the perpetuation of "job ghettos"
and differential wage levels and working conditions.

Racism is also a way for employers to attack our solidarity as workers.
As long as we allow racism to exist in our workplaces, we will face our
enemies divided and weakened.



When we have gotten rid of the inferior races (even though they
worked like slaves to make America rich), we can thin out the inferior
ethnicities (dumb Polacks, lazy Micks, stiff-necked Krauts, spaghetti
bending Degos, cheese eating Frogs, Slopes, Chinks, Gooks, and Papists.

"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up."

Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892-1984), January 6, 1946 speech before
representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Martin_Niemoller
--
- Billy

E pluribus unum
<http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405>
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96993722>
Wayne
2011-12-03 17:25:14 UTC
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"Free Will" Baptists?
What a hate-based myth that is.
-
On the other hand, they should be allowed to have opinions and to associate
with whoever they want.

And, per the news report, the couple involved didn't want to get married
there anyway.

Thus, no problem, except with the thought police.
unknown
2011-12-03 18:44:54 UTC
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Post by unknown
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"Free Will" Baptists?
What a hate-based myth that is.
-
On the other hand, they should be allowed to have opinions and to associate
with whoever [sic] they want.
No one had implied otherwise.

When they have idiotic opinions and associate
only with other idiots, others will point it out.
Post by Wayne
And, per the news report, the couple involved didn't want to get married
there anyway.
So?
Post by Wayne
Thus, no problem, except with the thought police.
Non sequitur.
Wayne
2011-12-03 20:05:48 UTC
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Post by Wayne
Post by unknown
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-12-03/church-interracial-ban/51607194/1
"Free Will" Baptists?
What a hate-based myth that is.
-
On the other hand, they should be allowed to have opinions and to associate
with whoever [sic] they want.
No one had implied otherwise.

When they have idiotic opinions and associate
only with other idiots, others will point it out.
Post by Wayne
And, per the news report, the couple involved didn't want to get married
there anyway.
So?
Post by Wayne
Thus, no problem, except with the thought police.
Non sequitur.
*********************
-
The point being that this is a non-story. People have the right to be
dickheads, so why point is out.
Gunner Asch
2011-12-03 23:43:35 UTC
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Post by unknown
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-12-03/church-interracial-ban/51607194/1
"Free Will" Baptists?
What a hate-based myth that is.
-
On the other hand, they should be allowed to have opinions and to associate
with whoever they want.
And, per the news report, the couple involved didn't want to get married
there anyway.
Thus, no problem, except with the thought police.
Ayup. Seems like that church will self destruct in a rather short time
simply from internal discontent.

Thompson sounds like an utter asshole. Typical Democrat Racist..and
folks wont hang around him for very long.

Gunner

One could not be a successful Leftwinger without realizing that,
in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers
and mothers of Leftwingers, a goodly number of Leftwingers are
not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
Gunner Asch
Deucalion
2011-12-04 05:34:15 UTC
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Post by Wayne
Post by unknown
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-12-03/church-interracial-ban/51607194/1
"Free Will" Baptists?
What a hate-based myth that is.
-
On the other hand, they should be allowed to have opinions and to associate
with whoever they want.
And, per the news report, the couple involved didn't want to get married
there anyway.
Thus, no problem, except with the thought police.
Ayup. Seems like that church will self destruct in a rather short time
simply from internal discontent.
Thompson sounds like an utter asshole. Typical Democrat Racist..and
folks wont hang around him for very long.
Yeah, those Baptists, like Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority have
been backing Liberals ever since they threw in with Ronald Regan and
Bush Sr.

Apparently their political party is leading them in self-destructing.
Only Nixon could go to China Blue
2011-12-04 05:59:31 UTC
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Post by Gunner Asch
Post by Wayne
Post by unknown
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an/51607194/1
"Free Will" Baptists?
What a hate-based myth that is.
-
On the other hand, they should be allowed to have opinions and to associate
with whoever they want.
And, per the news report, the couple involved didn't want to get married
there anyway.
Thus, no problem, except with the thought police.
Ayup. Seems like that church will self destruct in a rather short time
simply from internal discontent.
Thompson sounds like an utter asshole. Typical Democrat Racist..and
folks wont hang around him for very long.
Yeah, those Baptists, like Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority have
been backing Liberals ever since they threw in with Ronald Regan and
Bush Sr.
Apparently their political party is leading them in self-destructing.
Gunner has been pissed off at Democrats ever since Democrat President Ford
didn't save RVN from its own incompetence in Spring 1975.
--
White folks think they're at the top, | Ha, ha, that is very logical.
ask any proud white male. | I'm whoever you want me to be.
A million years of evolution, | Annoying Usenet one post at a time.
and we get Danny Quayle. | At least I can stay in character.
Jeff M
2011-12-03 20:10:29 UTC
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Post by Jeff M
Post by Freedom Man
See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?
People bring their human failings and prejudices with them into church.
There are plenty of minds full of ignorance and hate that have never
had any exposure to religion.
The problem is that once you mix hate WITH religion
then the hateful can claim to be crusading for GAWD ...
legitimizing and empowering them.
An equally severe problem occurs once you mix hate with politics. Then
the hateful can claim to be campaigning for the "good of the Country,"
legitimizing and empowering them. Appeals to hate fear and ignorance
will almost always enjoy more initial success than appeals to humanity,
reason and intelligence.
Strabo
2011-12-03 08:02:09 UTC
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Post by Freedom Man
See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?
Adults no longer believe in the Tooth Fairy - but they still torture and
kill each other over ancient myths and superstitions.
You'd torture and kill Christians. What's the difference?
Post by Freedom Man
"We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love
and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind
intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell." --- Karl Popper
"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many
people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion."
--- Robert M. Pirsig
Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot, or he can but does not want to.
If he wants to but cannot he is impotent. If he can but does not want to, he
is wicked. If he neither can nor wants to, then he is both powerless and
wicked.
--- Epicurus, Greek philosopher, circa 300 B.C.
"Act of God" disasters like the Japanese earthquake expose the myth. Either
God can do nothing to stop catastrophes like this, or he doesn't care to, or
he doesn't exist. He is thus either impotent, evil, or imaginary.
--- CNN Belief Blog, 3-20-11
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and
evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that
takes religion."
--- Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false,
and by rulers as useful."
--- Seneca the Younger (4? BC - 65 AD)
"Religion once ruled the world. It was called the Dark Ages." --- Ruth
Green.
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings." ---
Victor Stenger.
"I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose." ---
Clarence Darrow
"As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of
religion." --- Butterfly McQueen
"Faith is believing what you know ain't so." --- Mark Twain
"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in
all fiction." --- Richard Dawkins
"Cult today, religion tomorrow."
The Freedom From Religion Foundation: http://ffrf.org/
The Secular Coalition for America: www.secular.org
Secular Student Alliance: www.secularstudents.org
www.infidels.org
www.humaniststudies.org
www.atheistalliance.org
www.americanhumanist.org
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