"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
"I want what I want to be OK and 'normal' and you have to accept that."
Well...I accept YOU...but I disagree with what you choose to do. Mind you...feel free to do it...but no, I dont agree with you that it is ok or 'normal'.
"Auuuuuuuugh!!!! **** you! I hate you! You are an intolerant bigot! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGG HHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"
I like to think that most people try to be good despite being religious.
Ignorance is the refuge of faith
It's become very apparent that there is nothing respectable about faith
"If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people"
"One of the primary tenets of all religions is that theirs is the right one while all others are either in error or downright evil."
What empirical evidence is to support the claim that your religion is right and the other religions are wrong "Logic" man?