Of the atheist and agnostic scientists I had in-depth conversations with, more than 30 percent considered themselves atheists; however, less than six percent of these were actively working against religion. Many atheist and agnostic scientists even think key mysteries about the world can be best understood spiritually, and some attend houses of worship, completely comfortable with religion as moral training for their children and an alternative form of community. If religious people better understood the full range of atheistic practice — and the way that it interfaces with religion for some — they might be less likely to hold negative attitudes toward nonreligious scientists. The truth is that many atheist scientists have no desire to denigrate religion or religious people.
In fact, about one-fifth of the atheist scientists I spoke with say they consider themselves “spiritual atheists.” Perhaps their stories are the most interesting. One chemist I talked with does not believe in God, yet she says she craves a sense of something beyond herself that provides a feeling of purpose and meaning and a moral compass.
A reason for the “wealth or income gap”: Smart people keep on doing things that are smart and make them money while stupid people keep on doing things that are stupid and keep them from achieving.
People who get an education, stay off of drugs, apply themselves, and save and wisely invest their earnings do a lot better than people who drop out of school, become substance abusers, and buy fancy cars and houses that they can’t afford, only to lose them.
We don’t have an income gap. We have a stupid gap. Guess which group voted for Obama.
If someone is killed by a person with a shovel, should the shovel manufacturer be held liable? As silly as that may sound, this is precisely the argument being expounded in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and New Orleans, where suits have been filed against gun manufacturers seeking damages for the misuse of their products.
A blatant anti-gun agenda is being pressed onto a largely unaware American public. It continues unabated even after our elected representatives in Congress last year failed to pass further restrictive anti-gun legislation and recent studies which show that communities allowing citizens to carry handguns experience a sharp drop in violent crime.
You would think that in a nation which prides itself on being a participatory democracy, that the folks who want to disarm America would take no for an answer and yield for a while.
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Sports teams in America do well when they have cheerleaders. Consider….
Football – lots of noise and excitement
Basketball – check out the babes in shorts
Track meets – maybe I’ll go next week
Soccer – I hear crickets and am falling asleep
Baseball – I hear snoring
Hockey – Oh, is there a game tonight…yawn
Wrestling – get serious, dude
Swim meets – at least they have women in tight suits
If you’re wondering why the recession seems to be lingering on and on, perhaps it’s because of the Keynesian policies that the democrats espouse. Here’s a quote from John Maynard Keynes…
“The government should pay people to dig holes in the ground and then fill them up…The point is it doesn’t matter what they do as long as the government is creating jobs”.
This philosophy helped extend the Great Depression far beyond its expiration date. FDR’s Keynesian policies kept the nation in recession far longer that it should have.
Democrats don’t seem to understand that there’s a huge difference between jobs that actually produce something of value and jobs that are meaningless and trivial like digging and filling holes. Maybe they should examine the economies of Cuba, North Korea, and the former Soviet Union for clues.
Look for the recession to continue until they discover otherwise. Or a change in regimes.
“I’m thinking of sailing west to open new trade routes to China and India.”
“But won’t you harm the environment by making such a long voyage? You know like dumping sewage into the ocean…and you could run into and kill innumerable life forms like whales and dolphins.”
“And what if you encounter some new lands where our diseases may decimate the inhabitants?”
“And can we afford such a wasteful adventure? We need to meet the needs of the poor before we go sailing across the sea.”
Ever notice how the liberal gangsters mainstream media use the word “unexpected” in their propaganda stories news reports of the latest distressing economic news?
If they were economically literate they would know what is expected and unexpected. When you spend money like a drunken sailor and impose more regulations and taxes it should be expected to see less growth and more unemployment.
And they claim to be in the reality-based crowd. What a hoot.
Palin gives speech in California.
State Attorney General Jerry Brown sees a criminal act.
Brown’s office is looking at whether the campus foundation violated state public disclosure laws by refusing to make public the terms of Palin’s contract for her appearance.
In her speech, Palin quipped of Brown: “This is California. Do you really not have anything better to do?”