"Without defining a bit more what schools you think would qualify, you are going to be subject to the worst assumptions about you actually mean.
I still don't see how hoping/praying a tornado will rip a school apart can in any way be construed…"
"I disagree that ethics necessarily reflect morals. Virtues, maybe. But manners and ethics are social constructs, not moral ones. Morals *may* come into play, but are not necessarily part of the equation. "
"I don't mind more sexuality and foul language - not very big problems, in the grand scheme of things (and yes, this is speaking as the parent of a young child). They need to decrease the violence though. "
"Was it really so bad?
Ask an atheist, or Jew in Little Rock at the time - What did they think? - Did they feel that the government represented them under those conditions? Probably not so bad overall, but still constitutes an…"
"And my real question remains are we failing at spreading the Word, if more people walked around with a belief in a creator and final judgment would these things be as popular?
I don't know. I think probably it wouldn't affect much.…"
"Somewhere, my toddler has picked up "church" and will, without fail, call them out as we drive past them - "chuuu-ew-urch."
I have no idea where he learned it.
In a similar vein to the original article - I have found the…"
"The school allowing the signs can be argued as a case of endorsement on the part of the school - much as a city hall cannot allow a nativity scene to be put up, even if paid for and put together by a group of private citizens. See the endorsement…"
I've just joined Manliness and don't see a group dedicated to cigar aficionados.Any cigar smokers out there? Let's share experiences, nice smokes, etc.Looking forward to hearing from all of you!See More
"I would submit that this is your opinion, and not clearly demonstrated. I would agree that they do likely do not represent good taste, but are they representative of moral decline? I don't think that is clear. Is music a moral issue? Language?…"
"Well said, Vy.
I also see quite a lot of talk about "the things we hold most valuable, being eroded" - but once you get into the nitty gritty of what those things are, despite the general perception - people have a hard time…"
"Need is such an odd word...
With that said - the two bone handled knives are in pockets, every day tasks like opening boxes, cutting rope... the larger of them is particularly nice for cutting apples, cheese, etc for my lunch.
Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.
I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.
I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?
Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.
Incidentally, nobody runs me off. But I had developed the attitude that I was just going to continue to tell off anybody who wanted to fence with me, and for me that is a very unhealthy attitude. The whole thing had gotten out of control and I had nothing to prove to anyone, anyway. As for presenting facts, I cited a very good book on the subject. If you have a real interest, and are not just on a mission to debunk everything you hear, that would be one I would start with.
Liam, I've had this same experience in other skeptics' groups. They generally exist only to belittle others' beliefs. I've said everything I had to say on the matter, except that based on overwhelming facts, including radar imaging, radiation readings, testimony by otherwise unimpeachable sources (military, police, pilots, etc), and reams of documentation of people describing the same types of craft, I can only conclude that something is going on. I just want to know what it is, and to have people say that all that doesn't even exist, well, it just makes me want to throw my hands up and say "whatever." I was only trying to make conversation, not convince you or anybody else of anything, especially when your minds are clearly already made up. Finally the negativity was just too much of a waste of my time. No hard feelings. I would've sent you a personal message, but it won't work for me and nobody seems to want to fix it.
"Yeah I mean look at Cosmo Magazine. I don't have enough fingers on my hands to count how many times the word Sex is used. Plus it is just a false image. Air brushing, photo shopping, it just sets an unattainable precedent.
Leah Darrow has…"
"I did it. I called her up and told her that I couldn't keep talking to her if she didn't have any feelings for me. I said something stupid about hoping that her life went well and then said goodbye. I didn't really leave any loose…"