October 19, 2008 9:35pm
|I've explained once before why I don't list my sources. I suggest you do some more digging.I used Norway as an example because of not only it's Atheist majority, as is stated in a 2007 government census, but it also has the lowest violent crime rate in the world, the highest literacy scores, the strongest economy, the best educational system in the world, and the lowest rate of unemployment in the world. That last fact has nothing to do with the oil export business, because not everyone can work the oil pumps.
As far as the US not being able to export a natural resource, there is PLENTY of oil we could drill, use, and export. Our gas could be less than 50 cents a gallon if we were to tap all of the sources of oil that exist in U.S. territory. Of course, due to the whining of greanpeace and PETA, drilling domestic oil sources was outlawed. Flawed system indeed, along which capitalism and our government's concern with the well being of other countries.
Are you trying to say that the welfare system ISN'T a reward for laziness? Look at the majority of people on welfare. Most of them are of black or latino decent and nearly every single family on the welfare system gets on it, stays on it, and continue to have unnecessary offspring, which they have to increase the amount of aid in their welfare checks. I know people on welfare that have nicer furniture, cutting edge tvs, sound systems, and video game consoles, all while not working a moment for any of it, while the rest of us struggle to keep the bills paid working full time.
You completely missed my point about the ten commandments. Christians are the biggest hypocrites, and not surprisingly so, since hypocrisy is canon to your religious texts and your own god is a jealous, lying hypocrite. God can not exist because the laws of the universe alone prove otherwise. Not to mention that within the bible god proves to be nowhere near omnipotent, merciful, OR all knowing. In fact, throughout the bible there are plenty of places in which he doesn't know what's going on, or didn't see an event coming, as well as a steady decline in the extent of his powers.
The statistics about the educations of the members of the armed forces that you presented seem to mostly cover their educational status after entering the army. However, if the members of the armed forces were so educated when they joined, then why did the military have to abolish the requirement of a high school diploma to join up? I think the answer there is obvious.
You're retarded if you think I'd try and reverse punch a tank. Not to mention that civilians don't own tanks. I don't even get the point of you trying to bring that up.
Finally, Atheists are the only people that truly have it together. If you think that it's really possible to have all religions peacefully co-exist, you're gravely mistaken. But then again, you believe that Giants exist, or at least existed, as well as both angels and demons which are also stolen from mythologies that predate anything written in the bible. We know better. You're right, I'm not a threat to the government. But christians sure are, considering the "Reclaiming America for Christ" seminars and movement, staged by christian leaders such as Pat Robertson and the late James Kennedy. Once again, to anyone who thinks this is a good idea, I suggest you watch "The Mist." The character named Mrs. Carmody is a perfect example of the theocratic leader, a condensed profile of the christian church and it's leaders from the first crusade to the Salem witch trials. In fact, if the law didn't punish murderers despite motive the way it does these days, I wouldn't doubt that christians would still be out burning "witches." The funniest bit is, Christ isn't a name, it's a title, and you can't reclaim a country under a title it was never claimed over and never could be given the meaning of the title.
I suggest you familiarize yourself with Russell's Teapot, as it's a perfect summary of religion, especially christianity.
You clearly don't even understand my points very well, you're simply determined to twist my words around to make me out to be similar to hitler in my ideals, as per your last response.
How about a brief lesson in Christian morality? The bible says to stone to death disobedient children, allows for incest, as well as polygamy AND misogyny, and jesus himself states that his disciples should kill all those who would not accept him or his reign as messiah and the son of god. Furthermore, Christians are the biggest lobby against a group of people having the same civil rights as anyone else. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Even today, christians are one of the largest most intolerant groups in existence, second only to muslims.