the ENTIRE senate voted 100-1 against Obama regarding iran and it’s nuclear desires and would re-impose sanctions on iran if iran found in non-compliance with what ever terms are ironed out between iran and other countries in current talks. even the dems have acquiesced to the fact that iran cannot be trusted. if iran ends up with a nuke, the only person to blame is Obama/jarrett
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Sure, atheists may think of themselves as a moral person, but moral according to what? There are atheists that are as moral as Christians, but by what standard are they acting morally? And their perceptions of morality can change. God’s commandments haven’t. And remember, what’s okay for one atheist, may not be for another. As far as Christians go, you’re going to have some Christians who think something is okay when it is not, but the bottom line is that we have a standard to go by. That doesn’t change. And that standard is what protects the balance of freedom between people. Some people choose to interpret the instructions selfishly and justify their actions by assuming that ‘the Lord will condone this’ or ‘only God can judge me,’ etc. Again, this violates the Commandment to not take God’s name in vain. The Commandment of God is what protects the balance of freedom between people.
Unfortunately, selfish people only see it as ‘us Christians want to impose our beliefs onto them’ - that we’re trying to impose a theocracy. Just because they can’t do what they want which comes at the forced expense of someone else’s rights. They don’t care that what they want infringes on another person’s rights. They only see it as someone else is being mean to them because they can’t do whatever it is they want to do.
I’m not attempting to get preachy with this post, I just thought Zo did a great job of explaining the concept and origin of morality.
I’ve had this philosophical conversation before, but morality is a set of principles and values that are taught and which must be held accountable. You can be a moral atheist, as he said in the video, but whether you like it or not, those morals most likely had a Judeo-Christian origin. Also, your morality must be held to an account by something more powerful than yourself - this cannot be government, because government is comprised of fallible men. For the same reason, you cannot be held accountable by society. You cannot be accountable even to yourself because you are also corruptible to your own selfish will and desire. So, who are you accountable to then? It is a very onerous personal question to ask one’s self.
I honestly believe the further people or a society as a collective push themselves away from our predominant Judeo-Christian values, the less morality will exist. This is how cultures fall.
"The sanctity of life doesn’t seem to apply to cancer cells, does it ? You rarely see a bumper sticker that says ‘Save the tumors‘. Or ‘I brake for advanced melanoma’. No, viruses, mold, mildew, maggots, fungus, weeds, E. Coli bacteria, the crabs. Nothing sacred about those things. So at best the sanctity of
life is kind of a selective thing. We get to choose which forms of life
we feel are sacred, and we get to kill the rest. Pretty neat deal, huh ?
You know how we got it ? We made the whole fucking thing up ! “ .. (George Carlin)
If climate change isn't real then how do you explain ice melting in Antarctica and stuff like that? (I very much align myself with the way you think I just don't know a whole bunch about climate change)
Well, ask yourself why do the Great Lakes exist today?
For some reason today, more and more people do not even realize that our planet is still in an ice age (the Holocene interglacial epoch of the Quaternary Period to be more accurate), however the last glacial period ended roughly 12,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene. During this time the Laurentide ice sheet receded and grew in several different patterns of time in different warming and cooling periods, which also has occurred in modern day. However, it did finally melt completely to form the Great Lakes of North America. I wonder if it’s because all the cave men around during that time were lighting too many bonfires to cook and the subsequent excess carbon pumped into the air finally finished off the Laurentide to its limit? Or maybe it was just a periodical fluctuation in the Earth’s normal elliptical orbit trend that pushed it slightly further away from the sun’s radiation?
…or perhaps this guys is really behind the entire thing:
Or, you can always join along with the global warming climate change alarmists who believe we are melting the caps at breakneck speed beyond these normal patterns (even though there is still no proof of this warming) and that impoverished nations, like Bangladesh, will be washed away in the subsequent sea level rises. Of course their solution to stop this unstoppable impending disaster is to raise taxes.
Either way, I have a canoe on standby in my garage just in case the Hollywood version of climate change occurs in the next one hundred years.
Allegedly published at the Independent.uk.co, this is fundamentally the rhetoric we’re being preached to constantly on tumblr.
Before you write this off, keep in mind… everyone here has read this argument or something similar being put forth by some social justice warrior at some point, we’re just not used to them being quite so public about it.
This is the mindset we’re dealing with.
Social Justice Authoritarians are dangerous. I cannot stress that enough.
The past century has proven again and again that once these people accumulate enough power death follows. Purging on a scale nations have never seen before. Every single time.
None of this is new. And it is ABSOLUTELY NOT ABOUT LIBERALS OR CONSERVATIVES.
This is something that people seem blind to. The social justice authoritarian doesn’t live within the sphere of conservative, liberal, or even moderate. They manipulate those views that they believe can afford them the most power.
This time around the rhetoric is liberal. If the countryside were deeply religious they would be pushing for a conservative theocracy instead and promoting literal witch hunts.
This is a game and it is impossible for men to win. Because if women do something better than men, that’s just evidence of their innate superiority; but if men outperform women, that’s proof of discrimination, retrograde patriarchy, or toxic masculinity.