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Comment by Rick on August 2, 2012 at 4:51am

On August 1, 2012, women in the United States of America had and were granted more access to birth control.  This is all part of the new health care plan for those in America.

There were those in the Republican Party who equated this to Dec. 7th 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

They also equated this to the attacks on September 11, 2001.

They equated this to an attack on religious freedom in America.

Back in 1984 I was a Republican.  I voted and attended the primary held in my voting precinct.

A couple showed up to the precinct convention.

They had these three goals:

  1. Stop abortion.
  2. Put prayer back in schools.
  3. Take away “gay” rights.

We fought them back.

  1. We told them you cannot take a person’s rights away just because they are different.
  2. The issue of prayer in school had been resolved 20 years before.  We were more concerned about the quality of the children’s education.
  3. All the women essentially told them to keep their hands off their bodies and when abortion was illegal, women were dying from botched abortions and it was none of their business.

Their response was, “but our preacher said we could…”

Their “preacher” was wrong.

 

So today in the news some Republicans decided this was the time to cry that their “religious freedom” was being attacked.

WRONG!

Their “religious freedom” was not being attacked in any way, shape, or form.  What they were doing was attacking the women in the United States with the hopes of subjugating them to their anti-American doctrine and way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I do not NEED an old man on a throne in Rome telling me how to live my life.

I do not NEED a man in a temple telling me how to live my life.

I do not NEED a man in a mosque telling me how to live my life.

I’m a MAN and do not need an old man on a throne in Rome trying to grab me by my testicles and tell me how to live my life.

I ‘m a MAN and do not need an old man in a temple trying to grab me by my testicles and tell me how to live my life.

I’m a MAN and do not need an old man in a mosque trying to grab me by my testicles and tell me how to live my life.

AND THE SAME GOES FOR ANY RELIGIOUS NUT CASE TRYING TO GRAB ME BY MY TESTICLES AND TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE.

AND THE SAME GOES FOR ANY WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

 

Funny thing is, if you trying to tell these BAT SH*T CRAZIES TO BACK OFF AND MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS….they scream like a stuck pig and cry that their “religious beliefs” are UNDER ATTACK!

No, they are not.

But what is under attack is my and other American’s person freedom and right to choose and make my own decsions.

Comment by Daniel Stevens on July 10, 2011 at 11:25pm
It would be nice to see the Rational Response Squad's radio show restarted or something like it.  I miss the passion and enthusiasm of the old show.
Comment by Rick on May 22, 2011 at 5:21pm

  I’m really ticked off now…..BIG TIME!

Last night I expected all the “rapture”  yahoo’s to be gone.  All I expected to find was a bunch

of clothes, empty house, apartments, mobile homes and the like.  Cars just left on the street with the keys in them.

I had planned to go out looting. I was gonna clean up with the cash they left behind, their valuables, jewels, precious metals, silverware, electronics and the such.

BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I even had a SHOPPING LIST!

And I had a list of things my friends wanted…..  Of course, there were some prescription meds certain friends wanted me to get for them…. And some things that weren’t prescription as well….

It only goes to show you, you can’t trust these “rapture” clowns….

Sigh……..back to clipping coupons….

Comment by Atheist in FundyLand on December 18, 2010 at 10:56pm

Hello. I used to be an admin at Rational Responders under another screen name. :)

 

Good to "see" you again, Brian.

Comment by Justin Turner on September 13, 2010 at 8:58am
Ok, so it took some time to get around to it, but I had an interesting experience I thought I'd write about.

I went to Hyde Park in Sydney with a book. Generally, there are plenty of prosthelytising Mormons or JW's around. To my surprise, not a single true believer around. Probably because it was fathers day.

While reading, I was approached by a middle aged Indian man, who said he was a Yogi from India. I asked him to take a seat and tell me his story.

He showed me pictures of him with his teacher in India. He started saying things about me (vague things, like that I have an 'open' face). He then wrote on a piece of paper, scrunched it into a ball and put in on my hand, and told me to hold it in my fist. As I held it, he asked me what my favourite colour was, and I said blue. He then asked me my favourite number. I don't really have one, but since I have to have an answer to go on, I said zero, since it's an interesting number. He looked surprised, but accepted it. He asked me to open my hand and unravel the paper, and sure enough, "blue" and "zero" were written on it.

He goes on to start reading my fortune. He tells me that I will have great luck if I prepare my rice on Sundays, and never cut my fingernails or hair on Tuesdays.

And finally, he tells me that most people donate some money, and that poor people donate $100, middle class people $200, and rich people $500.

I tell him that I don't particularly care about luck, nor about the trivialities of my own life that I already know, nor his parlour trick with the piece of paper. If he's the real deal and he can do as he says, then I want to know why anything exists at all, or what happens after death. He ignores these questions and goes on with more cold reading (the jig is up!). I tell him I've been reading the Bhagavad Gita in philosophy class, and if he can tell me how to interpret it. Still ignores me.

I'm not a jerk though. I did give him $10 for a very good parlour trick :)

All in all, a very different religious conversation to what I expected. I had a chat with a friend of mine, an Indian national, who tells me that 'fake gurus' are very common in India, and many of them sport a magic trick and a bit of cold reading. Who knows, maybe this is the next one on our shores!
Comment by Justin Turner on August 15, 2010 at 9:10am
Hi there. I'm quite new to the rational response squad, and to the Atheist Nexus.

I've been planning for a while to go 'reverse prosthelytising' for a while now, and figure this is as good a time as any to start.

The basic idea is that there are certain places in town where prosthelytisers typically look for unfortunate passers-by to start putting on the hard sell. All I do is go there with a book, and soon enough, someone will ask me if I've heard of Jesus Christ (why no, I haven't, do go on…).

It's generally better than wrestling with prosthelytisers that go door to door, because you don't really know when a door knocker will turn up.

So maybe next weekend I'll post some stories of what happened while this was going on :o)
Comment by Rick on July 11, 2010 at 4:13am
I came across this and thought I would share it with everyone.
I have had family and friends who have had personal problems.
It is hard for them, their family and their friends.
Thought this might help those who don't want a "religious" answer.

http://www.sossobriety.org/
Comment by Rick on May 17, 2010 at 11:48pm
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I WANT ONE OF THOSE BADGES!

Badges?
Badges!
We don't need no stinkin badges!
Comment by Jeffrey Doherty Sr. on March 26, 2010 at 5:10pm
big fan of RRS even before I found the Atheist Revolution and AN website.
Comment by Alex Tyler on December 10, 2009 at 12:32pm
I'm no police officer and never want to be but, I'd be happy to be your vigilante/civilian sniper for a Crunch Bar a day, LOL.
 

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