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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Christian ideals and executive politics.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 5:25 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 3,375


Philologos - I was questioning placing higher value on the oath of a Christian politician vs non-Christian... I know plenty of non-Christians who are very honest and trustworthy. I'm not Christian, and I try as hard as I can to be honest, straightforward, dependable, and true to my word, and it has ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals slams Individual Mandate

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 2:35 am 

Replies: 96
Views: 4,543


I just want to say that I live in Oregon and voted for the Death with Dignity Act.. I don't know, 3 times I think. Each time it passed and got blocked by out-of-state lawyers until it finally went into effect. I'm not 100% certain of the final regulations, but I think to be eligible under the Act yo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Christian ideals and executive politics.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 1:42 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 3,375


If we permit elected officials to HAVE values and principles, if we in fact elect them because we value their values and not just because the media made hem sexy, ........ sexy? Where were the sexy candidates when I was voting? If you are elected president here, you wind up swearing: ""I do solemnl...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Christian ideals and executive politics.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 1:33 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 3,375


I have to say I agree with Inuyasha this time, "of" not "from". Our founding fathers were Christian. They did not intend for this to be a godless country. They did not intend to keep religious men from office, but to keep the office out of religion. Unfortunately, I don't think that they really tho...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Christian ideals and executive politics.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 12:33 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 3,375


I have to say I agree with Inuyasha this time, "of" not "from". Our founding fathers were Christian. They did not intend for this to be a godless country. They did not intend to keep religious men from office, but to keep the office out of religion. Unfortunately, I don't think that they really thou...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Pets and Dying

Posted: 06 Jul 2011, 3:21 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,380


We're going through this right now. Our 6 year old cat got out 3 weeks ago, and no one has seen a trace of her. My son is very, very upset. But I know he's worried about her, hoping she's ok, hoping she'll come back.. For J Bird, I'd treat it just like if this was a family member that had died. What...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The possibility of an evil God.

Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 6:38 pm 

Replies: 96
Views: 7,823


Our view of good and evil is based entirely on frame of reference and the context of the action. Look at the Christian history of witch burnings... Done in the name of God, then seen as justifiable, now viewed as a horrific blemish in humanity's history . Consider the wars waged in the name of God....

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The possibility of an evil God.

Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 5:07 pm 

Replies: 96
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I rather like this topic AG. What is good? What is evil? Good and evil are defined by morality. Morality is defined by society. Society is influenced by religion. Regardless of your personal belief structure, we live in a Christian culture. Christianity has defined our society for, at least, the las...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Something for Parents to think about

Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 5:38 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,431


......... I'm supposedly NT and as I child I would rather read than do just about anything. Books were way more interesting. My son, an Aspie, can read... but hates it as it takes too much concentration (ADHD as well) and would a million times over rather go outside and play with his friends. If you...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Poll: Are consequences effective?

Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,580


AH-HA!! We've finally had a break through with this one!! It was like a switch being flipped. My son finally realized that going to his room to chill out is not meant as a punishment but as a chance for him to regroup and start over. That, paired with calm repetition of "I'm not yelling at you, why ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: repetitive phrases! can you curb this behaviour, how?

Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2,449


My son does this, or used to. His was totally anxiety driven. He has ADHD, Anxiety Disorder (in the realm of OCD) and is an Aspie. I think... lol... think that his need for repetition was driven by at least two factors.. boredom and a need for contact. He wanted to be social, but didn't have the too...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why are atheists allowed to marry anyway?

Posted: 01 Jul 2011, 2:03 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 3,420


Hmmm.. Perhaps not, but it seems like they spend a lot of time trying to conform society by strong arming their way through government, trying to pass laws to dictate who can be married, what kind of "science" should be taught to our children, and what medical procedures a woman can choose to have....

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why are atheists allowed to marry anyway?

Posted: 30 Jun 2011, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 3,420


W's re-election campaign? Back up that assertion with verifiable fact please. When and where were non-Christians roughed up, injured or physically threatened? And why didn't I notice. I am not a Christian. ruveyn You're quite right.. Perhaps I am wrong to assume that the same people that picket and...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why are atheists allowed to marry anyway?

Posted: 30 Jun 2011, 1:10 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 3,420


MasterJedi wrote:
I celebrate Christmas even though I'm not a follower. It's more about the tradition that the religion.


Grahhhh... That's a whole other bag of WTF?... I get so sick of being questioned on that issue.."You're not a Christian.. why do you celebrate Christmas?"

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Do you believe bad/evil thoughts are ever "wrong"?

Posted: 30 Jun 2011, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,443


When do thoughts become evil? I agree with the concept of thoughts being right or wrong... but I question evil. As a child, I was incredibly violent. I don't recall a thought process to it. There was no contemplation. There was anger. Anger ignited action. I didn't torture small animals or anything....

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why are atheists allowed to marry anyway?

Posted: 30 Jun 2011, 11:43 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 3,420


Also, the last time I checked, Christianity was not about conforming to society. Hmmm.. Perhaps not, but it seems like they spend a lot of time trying to conform society by strong arming their way through government, trying to pass laws to dictate who can be married, what kind of "science" should b...
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