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25-01-2013, 11:50 AM
RE: Petition to examine bans on Atheists in office.
(25-01-2013 11:48 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(25-01-2013 11:18 AM)Vosur Wrote:  I doubt that they are going to reach 100,000 singers. It's worth a try anyway, I guess. Consider


... but a few hundred in harmony might be just as good.

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(24-01-2013 05:44 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  ... It makes me sick and embarrassed to be an American.

You're American? Ewwww!

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25-01-2013, 11:52 AM
RE: Petition to examine bans on Atheists in office.
(25-01-2013 11:48 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(25-01-2013 11:18 AM)Vosur Wrote:  I doubt that they are going to reach 100,000 singers. It's worth a try anyway, I guess. Consider


... but a few hundred in harmony might be just as good.

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Thanks, that was killing me but I didn't want to be the first one to say anything...

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25-01-2013, 12:33 PM (This post was last modified: 25-01-2013 12:42 PM by Momsurroundedbyboys.)
RE: Petition to examine bans on Atheists in office.
(24-01-2013 05:50 PM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  No, no, don't be embarrassed to be an American. This is NOT a Christian nation. America stands for many things. Americans hold many truths to be self-evident. Some of them are bat-shit crazy religions that need to go right out with the garbage, but many of are real and valuable and worthwhile.

Let it make you sick. Be revolted. Be outraged. But don't make the mistake of generalizing that all Americans are like this, any more than you want Christians to make the mistake of generalizing that all atheists are immoral devil worshippers.

Just read a new Mexico law maker wants women to charged if they were raped and take a morning after pill or obtain and abortion, for destroying (tampering) evidence.

Yea, embarrassed fits.

http://gawker.com/5978705/gop-lawmaker-i...-tampering


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25-01-2013, 12:42 PM
RE: Petition to examine bans on Atheists in office.
(25-01-2013 12:33 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(24-01-2013 05:50 PM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  No, no, don't be embarrassed to be an American. This is NOT a Christian nation. America stands for many things. Americans hold many truths to be self-evident. Some of them are bat-shit crazy religions that need to go right out with the garbage, but many of are real and valuable and worthwhile.

Let it make you sick. Be revolted. Be outraged. But don't make the mistake of generalizing that all Americans are like this, any more than you want Christians to make the mistake of generalizing that all atheists are immoral devil worshippers.

Just read a new Mexico law maker wants women to arrested if they were raped and take a morning after pill, for destroying evidence.

Yea, embarrassed fits.
That's funny. And sad. How the hell did this idiot get elected? If he or she is this stupid about this point, I'm assuming that s/he is equally stupid about other points. OK, maybe I shouldn't assume. But really? What evidence is being destroyed? DNA evidence that might be present if the woman gets pregnant and delivers the rapist's child?

What if that woman goes right from the rape to the police and they collect DNA evidence old school, you know, with swabs and such? Now can she take the pill?

Still doesn't embarrass me that I live in the same country. There's stupid people in every country. It does make me a bit sad that our electoral process cannot weed out these idiots a little better. On the other hand, the smart politicians often seem to be the most untrustworthy, two-faced, self-serving politicians of the lot, so it's hard to say which extreme is worse.

Instead of embarrassed, I want to do something about it. Sadly, I'm too disenfranchised to believe that I can. So I end up just dejected that I'm stuck with this kind of idiocy. On the plus side, dejection is not embarrassment.

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25-01-2013, 01:06 PM
RE: Petition to examine bans on Atheists in office.
(25-01-2013 12:42 PM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  
(25-01-2013 12:33 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Just read a new Mexico law maker wants women to arrested if they were raped and take a morning after pill, for destroying evidence.

Yea, embarrassed fits.
That's funny. And sad. How the hell did this idiot get elected? If he or she is this stupid about this point, I'm assuming that s/he is equally stupid about other points. OK, maybe I shouldn't assume. But really? What evidence is being destroyed? DNA evidence that might be present if the woman gets pregnant and delivers the rapist's child?

What if that woman goes right from the rape to the police and they collect DNA evidence old school, you know, with swabs and such? Now can she take the pill?

Still doesn't embarrass me that I live in the same country. There's stupid people in every country. It does make me a bit sad that our electoral process cannot weed out these idiots a little better. On the other hand, the smart politicians often seem to be the most untrustworthy, two-faced, self-serving politicians of the lot, so it's hard to say which extreme is worse.

Instead of embarrassed, I want to do something about it. Sadly, I'm too disenfranchised to believe that I can. So I end up just dejected that I'm stuck with this kind of idiocy. On the plus side, dejection is not embarrassment.

Yea (updated my comment and added a link) its just I'm so tired of the batshit crazy ideals that no one can convince me aren't driven by religion or religious belief. Everytime I begin to think good outweighs crazy..I'm reminded by stories like this one.
I can only hope that the voters in this person's district will see the stupidity and vote her out when her term is up. But I really don't have faith that will happen. People are too complacent and apathetic when it comes to voting. They generally vote for the name they recognize.


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25-01-2013, 01:47 PM (This post was last modified: 25-01-2013 02:53 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Petition to examine bans on Atheists in office.
All right, I looked into what the fuck's wrong with my otherwise extremely liberal home State of the People's Republic of Maryland and see that it's in Maryland's Constitution Declaration of Rights Article 37: "That no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God;"

And apparently I was mistaken when I called it a State issue. The Supreme Court has already ruled in Torcaso v. Watkins that the requirement violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. So the requirement in Maryland as well as the other 6 States is effectively unenforceable and exposes the State to litigation it will invariably lose if it tries. And this petition is also effectively moot as a consequence.

So now I think I'm gonna look into how to get the unenforceable unconstitutional language removed from Maryland's Constitution. It's an embarrassment at best.

Thanks again, WaterRat!

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