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Literally nothing you said provides a counterpoint to any of the issues I raised.
The modern world developed in spite of Christianity, not because of it. After all, who persecuted Galileo?
Also, citing an 18th-century scientist as evidence that Christianity isn't behind the times? Please. Newton wasn't even really a Christian - see Richard Westfall's The Life of Isaac Newton: "In Newton's eyes, worshipping Christ as God was idolatry, to him the fundamental sin." All you need to see Christianity's ridiculous opposition to science is the Scopes monkey trial.
Why do I need proof that God doesn't exist? I have yet to see a single shred of evidence of existence from any religion. That's something that Christianity and Islam share - a lack of evidence of a deity. In a modern world, lack of evidence gets you laughed out of court, out of the boardroom, wherever. The more we can explain, the less relevant "faith" becomes.
Finally, do you really, honestly think that a majority of Muslims embrace extremist terrorism? Are you really that ignorant? I don't exactly have a high opinion of your intellectual capabilities, but you can't possibly be that dumb. There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. If any even remotely large percentage of that number embraced extremist terrorism, you can be damn sure there'd have been a major terrorist attack on the U.S. since 9/11.
Their support for it isn't unanimous by any means but it is very high, their culture breeds this behavior. The good news is it is declining.
The first link is about Isaac Newton and it does work. Hell the man is buried IN Westminster Abbey, his grave stone, prominently displayed, reads...
"Here lies that which was mortal of Isaac Newton'."
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That May Depend on How You Define It - and Who Are the Targets
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..."So on the one hand, you can highlight that “only” 21% of Egypt, 15% of Jordan, 13% of Pakistan, 6% of Turkey and 2% of Lebanon express even favorable views toward the terrorist group. But you could also say that these polls reflect support of al Qaeda that would work out to 47,284,049 Muslims in only five of the 50 countries in which a majority of the population is Muslim"...
Not a majority, but a significant minority, which strangely has the most influence in the region.
Sounds like they're 'risin and shinin'!
Just so we're clear here.
The status quo, where employers offer unaffordable healthcare to employees in hopes that they will not have to pay that cost, and then, in turn, will be able to make healthcare expense become an externality, has not really changed through obamacare... so pretty much, all of the employers that save money by charging their employee's healthcare costs to the government (and ultimately, the taxpayer), by providing horrible coverage, will remain the same to the companies, and only change in that the consumer will be fucked. once again, courtesy of all of the bootlicking dollar-pandering politicians in D.C.
This is good news for the Republicans, i guess, who think that this is a good practice? This is what the status quo has created, a completely broken, for-profit healthcare system that is fraught with fraudulent billing practices and exorbitant prices, and that serves as few people as it can with as great as a profit it can create, all while not caring for the people it is supposed to care for.
The best part about all of this is that while companies are charging people, they also refuse to pay, then cancel a policy if they decide they do not want to pay anymore! That's good business sense... (unless it is someone's life on the line, right?)
the most important thing, is that healthcare can still be a hugely profitable industry for what little good they do, and continue to over charge, over bill, and defraud, that is the proper model for how we care for the sick in this country... but none of you partisan lapdogs get it.
while you can deride obamacare for all you think it is going to do to ruin this country, take a quick look in the mirror at what has been created before this...
and think: has the profit motive worked in an industry where altruism is the oath?
why is healthcare broken?
the problem is that politicians like money, and the healthcare industry is a cash cow. All of the people fighting across the aisle in this are the cause... you are all the sinners that create the problem, since you just want to vote for a party, or vote for an issue (such as abortion or gay marriage...)
meanwhile, you dipshits are flushing our country down the toilet.
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Thank god we still have you to right the ship
Leave them alone and try to foster goodwill. Everything else ends in disaster
I've never said one way or the other if Obamacare is a good or bad undertaking, but I have pointed out numerous times that the healthcare system was/is broken and needed/needs some major overhauling. It's like people forget that fact.
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