I have an issue on my hands that I don't know how to handle with class. Let's dive in.
As many of you remember, Chick-Fil-A was a trending theme over the summer. Dan Cathy (the COO of Chick-Fil-A) made some questionable remarks about gay people and gay marriage. Many on the left reacted quite negatively and many on the right stood up for his First Amendment rights.
Fast forward three months. The issue is still brewing in the only place it can survive- academia. I'm on a college campus and there are some students within student government who want to sit down with the ownership of the local Chick-Fil-A and they have some demands. They want to present a letter to the ownership, and get them to sign it, that calls for Dan Cathy to apologize for his remarks, retract his remarks, and promise to stop funding anti-gay "hate groups" (I'm not saying Chick-Fil-A is completely innocent but they aren't as bad as some people make them out to be). They are also demanding that a "pride" flag be placed in the Chick-Fil-A store.
As far as I'm concerned the issue over Dan Cathy's remarks are a First Amendment issue. If this case were to go to court the petitioners would get laughed out. Thus, I think their demands are not only completely unrealistic, I think they should be called out on them. I understand that they are offended but there is absolutely no reason they should demand what they are demanding. How can I politely point out the problem here without sounding like a homophobe? I think they need to be taken down a notch. How can I put them in their place with class?
All I can say about that is it doesn't negate that fact that there is Something or Someone Real just because of vain imaginations.
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
You might want to review Romans 1:22 yourself.
You'll have to flesh this out more. Doesn't make any sense as is.
No, for the simple explanation Rick provided. This is no proof, nor is it a negation.
Quoting scripture, doesn't help your case any either, since every religion and denomination can do the same.
regardless, in order for their to be a counterfeit there has to be a real.
The difficulty is that something can be called a counterfeit, without actually being one. It could just be made up.
If you convince enough people that a piece of paper with the name "Zorg" on it is a holy text - it isn't counterfeit, but it also doesn't have any basis in reality. The "fake" religion around Zorg, doesn't validate a real religion.
Where did my Zorg img go?
Idiocy! The fact that there is even a discussion about "fake-religion" proves there is a real religion.
You have the order of your sentences backwards.
Actually I don't. It's your backwards thinking that has you confused. I'm not confused, and I know what I'm talking about. People who choose to say, "i don't believe God exists, because He's never proven Himself to me" are blind and will eventually eat their words.