"Originally, there was ED. Now you've gotten me worried about EED (Eternal Erectile Dysfunction). I wonder if this is preventable with some treatment in the here and now. Stressing over the latter may trigger the former.
Maybe I missed the point…"
"There is a problem with mocking these people. Were we to to have an intellectual discussion regarding an issue, they could be persuaded with facts. Because they've gone all in with the religious electorate, they can simply double down when…"
"After reading an interview with Scalia, I believe he's a man trapped in archaic thinking. He's penned in by his religious ideology and cannot think outside it's limits. It's odd, for as pugnacious as he is, he somehow came across…"
"It may not have originally been the monster we now know.
It may have spun out of control with the passage of time. People have a tendency to one up each other in an effort to prove their piety. What better way to eliminate your political opposition…"
"The justices are then voted on by the legislative branch. I'm sure the founders were counting on a few things to maintain a reasonable judicial system.
That both branches had a say in the process. Everyone had a vested interest in maintaining…"
"When partisanship, political/economic ideology and religion are applied to law, they tend to wreak havoc. I think we all agree this is wrong. I don't work in the legal field so maybe I'm naive but it seems many of these problems are…"
"Speculation, based on rumors, established on the basis of notions, strengthened by myths, proven by miracles,..
We might as well be asking why the color blue is sad. It's just as ridiculous trying to disprove this kind of thing."
"When I was young, I decided to read the bible. At the time, I hadn't developed much of a backbone. Being impressionable, I was defenseless to the horror stories it contains. I came to the conclusion that if the bible were true, I would probably…"
"The backlash has begun.
Half of Atheist Kids infected with religion virus (Ok, I made up that title).
I still have to study the statistics but it's apparent there are many sifting the rubble for hope.
Prior to seeing this article, I was…"
Appreciate your comment (with a chuckle). Few people grasp the magical 50% threshold, or any other percentage for that matter. If one person in 300 survived a mining collapse, for example, it would be a "miracle" from god (and "thank god" uttered). Bad luck for the other 299. Crazy.
To try to encompass all of Robert Heinlein's philosophy by recommending one book is likely impossible. I COULD be tempted to suggest Time Enough For Love, even though it (sort of) requires that you read Methuselah's Children first (it really CAN stand on its own, though). There is a lot of RAH's philosophy in Time Enough and in many of his other books.
If you want to have a hard, strong look at his attitude on religion, I have three suggestions:
• Job: A Comedy of Justice. This REALLY gets to the heart of the matter ... and it should have been his FIFTH Hugo Award winner. • Stranger In a Strange Land. All you have to do is look at the gross parody which is Fosters "Church of the New Revelation" to see what he thinks of current-day organized religion. • If this goes on... from the collection, Revolt in 2100. One of the first pieces Heinlein wrote which dealt directly with religion and its leanings toward imperialism.
These are among my faves. We can talk about this if you like or you can go your own way. In any case, I'd be interested in hearing your reaction to whatever you do get into.
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