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Comment by Daniel W on October 3, 2012 at 9:00am

Christian group files lawsuit against state of california, over "conversion therapy" ex-gay ban.    queerty.com

"Another Christian group, the Florida-based Liberty Counsel, is also planning on filing a suit against the law"
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There has been only one Christian. They caught him and crucified him–early.  (Mark Twain)

Comment by sk8eycat on September 29, 2012 at 5:18pm

I really love one-liners and quick comebacks...if you want to buy a book like The Portable Curmudgeon, check out Hlf.com.  They have very good used books at iincredibly reasonable prices (plus S & H, of course)

Another good one is The Atheist's Bible.  The following is in both books: "Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." H.L. Mencken

I've heard that one paraphrased  as"...may be having fun."

And today, you could substitute "Fundamentalism" for "Puritanism." 

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2012 at 4:08pm

Sk8 - great quotes!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 29, 2012 at 3:36pm

Another paraphrased quote (From robert A. Heinlein's Friday):

"Most human progress has been made by people who got tired of being pushed around,"

PS: One of my favorite books is The Portable Curmudgeon, compiled and edited by Jon Winokur

 

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2012 at 2:21pm

I've decided that, looking at the course of human history, Homo sapiens should be renamed Homo odium.  Modern events are no exception.  OK there are exceptions, but I'm feeling curmudgeonly.  

Comment by Dominic Florio on September 29, 2012 at 1:19pm

Imagining yourself in someone else's situation is called empathy and it is one of the highest forms of evolution.  Even rats exhibit empathy.  The problem is that not every member of every species has evolved to this point, which results in something such as religion.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 29, 2012 at 12:19pm

"...bigots are so stupid...."

That's the main reason they are bigots.  They've never tried to imagine themselves in anybody else's situation.

No imagination, either.  They've been brainwashed since infancy to know that they are the "right" kind of people, and that everyone who is not exactly like them in every way is "wrong."

G. B. Shaw - Caesar and cleopatra:

Pardon him. Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.

  • Act II; sometimes paraphrased as: The customs of your tribe are not laws of nature.
Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2012 at 9:46am

UK Christian Institute:  There are so few gays, they should not be allowed to marry.  The article mentions, there are even fewer Jews in the UK - so maybe they shouldn't be allowed to marry either.  Or for that matter, Blacks, Chinese, White Irish.....  Religious bigots are so stupid.

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2012 at 8:35am

Richard and Dominic, bigots touch our lives in so many ways.  That's why we have this group.  You are both right to be pissed off.

Someone who I have known for 10 years died last week.  "Sweet old lady" who once told me, regarding our now-president, "I would never vote for a [n-word].  It floored me.  I used the word "sweet" with sarcasm.   I don't like to speak ill of the dead, but in her case I thought, now someone else can use the oxygen.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 27, 2012 at 8:19pm

Richard, if you need to vent.....please do.  We all have moments when we just want to scream or when we need reality-based rational support from others.  I wish we didn't have to still deal with this type of slander and ignorance in our supposed modern society. 

 

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