Posted by Expertise, Wed Sep-06-00 01:35 AM
What a ridiculous thread.
To put it graphically, who told you your shit doesn't stink in order for you to hurl accusations and generalizations at the followers of the largest religion in the world? This comes off as totally arrogant and ignorant. If you were questioning the beliefs of an individual person, or even a couple of people, then that's one thing, but to try to generalize millions of people under 10 meaningless points that doesn't include everyone is illogical and intellectually irresponsible. Just as there are bad people under the banner of religions, there are good people that actually do look for the best interests also. If you are going to attack beliefs because of the deeds of the people under it's banner then do it for every religion, organization, creed, race, sexuality, or belief system. Until then, you are only throwing stones at people from inside a glass house.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship." - Alexander Tyler
"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." -Voltaire
"The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to "help." - Thomas Sowell
"Life is insensitive, and the truth can be highly offensive. To hide from either is to hide from the reality of life. Take pride in the fact that I am an equal opportunity offender. You today, someone else tomorrow. You have no constitutional right not to be offended." - Neal Boortz
Some of you still think America's a
democracy. Lemme break it down for
* Democracy: Three wolves and a sheep
vote on the dinner menu.
* Democratically Elected Republic: Three
wolves and 2 sheep vote on which sheep's
* Constitutional Republic: The eating of
mutton is forbidden by law, and the
sheep are armed.
The United States is a CONSTITUTIONAL
REPUBLIC. Not a democracy.
Yes....I am a PROUD Black Libertarian Conservative.