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Gengrich is the only Speaker of the House to be convicted of ethics violations. That's not someone that I'd like to have in the White House.
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So, missionvalleyreality, the answer is to conform to the majority or leave? No other religions are allowed here in America but the Christian religion? Perhaps you'd be more happy living in a theocratic state, but I prefer to have the freedom to celebrate whatever religion I choose, including no religion at all.
It's not close to spam, it is spam. Really? A cure for AIDS you can buy with PayPal? That comment should be deleted ASAP.
I believe the "Thanks" should go to the doctors, nurses, and other staff members at the hospital that cared for your son. They were the ones who really and truly cared for your son's well being and deserve the credit for your son's recovery.
Lots of people around here using religion to justify bigotry. Your savior teaches you to love your neighbor, yet so many of you are filled with hate and disgust. When 50+% of marriages end in divorce, the whole argument about the "sanctity of marriage" goes out the window. Sorry, but us heteros don't have a very good track record when it comes to marriage. Why should homosexuals be denied even the opportunity to something that affects no one else but themselves?
What you're talking about is a different offense, countrycat. You're talking about DUI, which absolutely should be illegal, but there is a difference between smoking a bit at your home (which you should be allowed to do, like alcohol) and getting high and hitting the road (which should be illegal).
Simple sale, possession, and use should be legalized since that harms no one but the user. Getting high and driving has the potential to affect others and should be illegal. I feel sorry for those busted with a small amount of marijuana who are doing nothing more than enjoying themselves in the privacy of their own home, but I think you should throw the book at someone who gets high, gets behind the wheel, and endangers other people's lives - much like we do with alcohol.
The iPhone is overpriced and already behind the curve technologically (yes, even the iPhone 4). There are far too many limitations (both hardware and software) associated with the iPhone for intelligent consumers. Skip Apple and go with something the runs the Android OS, unless you make too much money and don't know how to work a smartphone.... then the iPhone might be for you.
I am anti-"txt talk". I do not believe the medium should dictate the formality of the written word. It is possible that what we're seeing is just an evolution of our communication (but I hope not).
"I have no problem with Muslims, Buddahists, or anyother non-Christian denomination. My problem is the in-equality shown to Christians. It is almost considered a crime to be a Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc these days."
Where/how is it almost a crime? Are they arresting people outside of churches on Sunday now? If anything, it is the Christians who have received preferential treatment over the rest of the religious and non-religious peoples of America. Prayer in school, crosses and religious icons inside and outside of public spaces, all of these are examples of Christianity being treated differently than other spiritual choices.
"How many feet away from a Mosque do you think I'd have to be before setting up a life-size Nativity or a mural depicting the Passion Of The Christ?"
I'd guess just outside the property line.
Why am I not allowed to say: "Merry Christmas" but instead must say "Happy Holidays"?
You're not allowed to say that? Since when? Sorry if major corporations have moved to become more inclusive with wishing everyone a "Happy Holiday" instead of giving preferential treatment to Christians. There are other religions with holidays in the same season near the same date, as well.
"The Muslims are getting paid holiday for their religious holidays, but I must work Good Friday because it is no longer recognized as a religious holiday?"
Where are Muslims being excused from work with pay on Islamic holidays? This isn't something I've heard of. No one is saying you can't take a day off on Good Friday, but it isn't your boss' responsibility to give you free money on your particular belief's special days. When it is done, it is done as a gift to the employee, not because they have to.
"Most Catholic schools have now become 'charter schools' so that the government will have a "hand" in the cirriculumn (sic). But there are private Islamic schools, funded by taxpayers, where Islam is the main subject...."
A religious school becoming a charter school is a choice by that particular school. The government is not breaking down doors in Catholic schools and forcing them to become charter schools. Also, the fact that there are "private" Islamic schools is just as acceptable as "private" Catholic and Christian school - NONE of these private schools receive taxpayer monies... because they are private schools.
"How am I, as a Christian being intolorant (sic) or prejudice against my Islamic counterpart?"
Having the desire to force your icons and preferences on to any part of an unwilling American population makes you the intolerant one. You've demonstrated some of these ideas in your own argument (disgust over the use of Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, for example). Rather than being respectful of others, you want everyone to conform to your own belief system.
"I feel that the opposite is true!"
You're wrong. Completely wrong.
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