And America May Be Singing "Hello Darkness My Old
we go again, back to the dark ages!
SCOTUS rules in favor of religious control over the laws
that we must live under... The long period we called
separation of church and state will end and back we go to
living under the dictates of a religious clergy. Bye, Bye
Science, Bye, Bye Common Sense, Hello superstitions
presented as facts, Hello cruel and unusual punishment.
Let us hope that the educated men and women on the
Supreme Court will use their objective minds and not
whatever dogma piques their fancy, to guide them in a
decision that could negatively affect us all, no matter
what belief system we follow. thinkingblue
Im not anti-Christian,
but religion shouldnt have a place in political
What I am suggesting is we create and support a
system where political decisions are made based on
arguments that stand on their own merits without a
religious crutch. Or, to put it another way,
the Bible tells me so is off limits as an
argument. But that doesnt mean what
youre arguing for will have to change.
All it means is people need to use objective,
measurable evidence to defend their arguments,
instead of just referring to their faith (or bible)
and leaving it at that. From this site:
Rules Published on Mar 14, 2014 - On
Friday evening, Bill Maher's "New Rules"
segment concluded with a lengthy tirade against the
arbitrary rules and customs set forth in the Bible,
as well as some of the more unbelievable details
religious folks still believe to be literally true.
Maher began the monologue by declaring that America
is "stupid" because 60 percent of the
country reportedly believes the tale of Noah's ark is
literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as
"floating giraffe crap," but said it
"must be doing something right" since it's
been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And
the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he
joked, "may put it in hot water with the Jews
That gave way to a rant on how the world is now four
centuries removed from the scientific revolution, and
yet we still find the Noah's ark story to be entirely
true, despite some of the more... unbelievable...
details. Christians are mad about the blockbuster
film, he noted, because it doesn't take the Bible
literally enough. "They're mad that this made-up
story doesn't stay true to their made-up story,"
But, really, Maher said, Noah's tale is an
"immoral" one because it's about a
"psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it
and his name is God." The Earth's creator became
so irate that he had created mankind so flawed, as
Maher related, that he sent a flood to kill everyone,
"What kind of tyrant kills everyone just to get
back at the few he's mad at? I mean, besides Chris
Christie," he jabbed.
"Isn't life hard enough without making shit up
out of thin air to fuck with yourself?" he later
asked of religion's arbitrary rules about food,
clothing, and other material goods.
After an egg is released, it has about a day to
find a sperm to fertilize it. Sperm survive several
days before losing their ability to join with an egg.
But the union of egg and sperm is merely the first
step: if a fertilized egg does not burrow into the
lining of the uterus, there is no pregnancy. In fact,
in an estimated 50 percent to as many as 80 percent
of conceptions the fertilized egg fails to implant.