We are still left with W's wars, corporate giveaways, recession and "Patriot" act. So why is it forbidden to talk about the originator of those debacles? Especially when cons have NEVER subscribed to the same expiration limits?16 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
So why is it wrong to still bring up W, when con-jobs still whine about Clinton, Carter and even FDR?
Are not many of W's abuses still in place? Have all the problems of W suddenly disappeared? No. We're still dealing with the entire mess; it didn't magically vanish.
We still hear complaints about Clinton (not my favorite, nor do I defend him, so skip the false reductionism), and con-jobs still blamed everything on him right up until W was sent packing (and occasionally since).
How can we a a nation move past W's abuses when so many of you still refuse to even admit to them? Instead, we get the 'dictator' spin-job (which suggests an inability to critique the current prez in a fact-based manner), when W was far indisputably closer to a dictator than Obama.
The Right's failure to honestly address W's abuses suggests you merely want to resume them. Your dishonest agitprop also seems to confirm this. Are you deliberately watering down the use of the word 'dictator' because that's what you want, someone more anti-freedom than W?28 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Conservatives have been calling Obama a dictator for a full year now. Have they offered any evidence yet?
doesn't seem so.
The worst I've seen is that he has continued many of W's policies - yet the same people calling him a dictator have yet to own up to any of W's abuses.
Under W we had election fraud, repeals of civil liberties, government-sponsored terrorism, fraudulent wars, private companies obtaining official governmental powers (a hallmark of fascism, incidentally), intolerance for dissent, and a whole host of abuses. Not so nowadays - conservatives are free to libel and slander anyone not part of their jihad.
So conservatives - is there any evidence? or are you merely going the Goebbels route, hoping to repeat a lie so often that it is taken as truth?13 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
If modern Christianity has nothing to do with medieval Christian atrocities, then how do you explain this?
we always hear the 'real' Christians or 'modern' Christians wouldn't do this... yet it seems to keep happening over and over and over.
Do not incidents like this demonstrate a serious core problem with even the desire to inflict a Christian world-view upon everyone?
Individuals can and should believe what they want. But when institutions form to push a set of beliefs onto others, isn't this inevitable?5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
I have a question about my loan that neither their website nor automated phone system can answer, and the phone system doesn't let you even ask for a real person. Thanks!2 AnswersFinancial Aid1 decade ago
This is not a "Can I? Question - I know that part. I need to know HOW this works.
The point-person at the Canadian U I'm planning on attending for grad school hasn't gotten back to me, and I can't get ahold of her. With only 1.5 months to go, I'm getting a bit frustrated. My award package doesn't pay out until the 3rd week of the term, and I can't last that long on what little savings I have.2 AnswersFinancial Aid1 decade ago
when the the golden age of 'morality?' When African-Americans were 'separate but equal' and lynchings were common? When poor people and non-white people could be hauled off and sterilized? When slavery was legal? When crime was far more rampant than today in the late 1800s and 1930s? When corporations had no responsibility to address workers' safety, nor obligation to compensate families when workers died because of owners' negligence? When men were free to commit any act of domestic violence, and the wife was blamed if she spoke up? When rape was seen as the woman's fault? When it was okay to use racial slurs? When it was okay to pay people less based solely on the tone of their skin?
Or does the illusionary 'golden age' so many of you refer to only exist on Little House on the Prairie and Leave it to Beaver?6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
If evolution and gravity are cults, so should math. Shouldn't you repent the false prophet Pythagoras?12 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Reminiscent of Rumsfeld in his gun-running days, William Timmons, McCain's hand-picked presidential transition adviser, was Saddam Hussein's go-to guy to try to get sanctions lifted!
How can we trust McCain's judgment?
And... can you imagine if a Dem candidate dared to ally himself with the henchmen of "butcher of Baghdad?"3 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
"I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale."
Can anyone truly say he's wrong?9 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
if anyone who claims to be a Christian is automatically accepted and assumed to be above criticism, how to the rest of us see "false" Christians from the "true" Christians?10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Of course he isn't, but why does he get a free pass from the conspiracy nuts?5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
when you add up the number of times your god has smited innocent people (whether among the "wicked" or not), can you understand why we cannot accept assertions of such a "benevolent" being?
We are all also waiting for a credible explanation for the transition to the NT; a god who becomes a daddy alone does not seem to be enough grounds to atone for past genocides for those not pre-inclined to sweep it all under the carpet.20 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Some Christians say that various OT quotations no longer apply; yet others do.
Some Christians seem to disagree with others about what parts of the OT count, and which do not.
So how can non-Christians be criticized over and over again for pointing out what some say is a 100% "true," "infallable" book, and how can some parts be more infallable than another?
No disrepsect is intended. I simply see this pattern arising time and again with no clear distinction being made, even within Christianity.21 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Atheists have shown that they can make fun of themselves, here and elsewhere:
Can Christians? Or do they take themselves too seriously?8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago