"The following is a Michele Bachmann quotation:
"Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was…"
"Our legal system is much too biased to be dispensing death. The difference between an attorney who has been retained and a 'public pretender' who has been 'assigned' is exactly what you'd expect -- you get what you pay for.…"
"Sentient Biped, excuse the expression, but your "days" sound like "heaven" to me. I live in a building where I'm surrounded by fundies. Not a day goes by when I don't hear about the infamous "lake of fire"…"
"I agree with you that psychosis is a constituent of murder, and do not doubt that that was what fueled Christopher Dorner. But again, I must say that most people who were interviewed regarding the Christopher Dorner they had known, for years prior,…"
"Recently, while I was watching a hockey game in a public space, a man made the comment, "I've never seen a black woman who likes hockey!" I said, "Well, you've seen one now. And I don't 'like' hockey, I…"
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I, too, am new to this site. Welcome! First, I'm so glad to learn that you're writing a novel. It's quite obvious, from reading your account, that yours will be a significant contribution to the literature. I grew up in the…"
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Actually, our experiences with Buddhists have been quite similar. Not only have I experienced the same dogmatism you describe, but searing hatred between different sects of the same…"
"I found your comment, below, interesting:
"When anyone puts a meditation together with Buddha, or whatever fictional person, I run, not walk away, physically and mentally."
How does the man, known as Buddha Shakyamuni, number among…"
"Admittedly, to be "spiritual but not religious" makes no sense. I'm guilty of using this expression. My use of the term, 'spiritual,' had nothing to do with seances or a belief in a connection with some remote (or immediate)…"
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