what are “Pictures from a Fundamental Christian Bible”
Taliban pwned by 15 year old girl
for all of my bravado, accomplishments, blahblahetcetc, nothing I have done comes close to this
ALWAYS REBLOG KAT DENNINGS SLAMMING SLUT SHAMING
BAM BAM TURKEY AND HAM
welp, now I must watch show
You know how the Catholic Church is always going on and on … and on and freakin’ on … about the sanctity of life and also a bunch of vague concepts about liberty ‘n stuff? We can’t have abortion because every sperm is sacred. We can’t have insurance coverage for women’s health care because something about Taco Bell and freedom. We can’t even fund cancer screening because apparently Jesus was cool with women dying of undetected breast cancer.
And all of this—all of it—goes back to the Church’s insistence that life begins with your very first hell-worthy dirty thought and must be protected at all costs, despite all consequences, including, of course, the consequence of dead women, whose lives are not nearly as valuable as the “life” of an unborn fetus. In just the past year, the Church has called upon its faithful followers to march, to starve themselves, to go to jail, to even take up arms—all to protect those fetuses. No exceptions. None. Not if the fetus is already dead inside the womb. Not if the fetus is going to kill the actual living woman carrying it. No goddamned exceptions EVER.
Well, except for one: when it’s going to cost the Church money.
Turns out, when a man sues a Catholic hospital for malpractice because his wife and the twins she was carrying inside her died when she turned up in the emergency room and her doctor never bothered to answer a page—well, things get a little tricky. Yes, the Catholic hospital adheres to the strict Ethical and Religious Directives of the Catholic Church, as set forth by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. And yes, those directives include the claim that “[t]he Church’s defense of life encompasses the unborn” and a mandate to uphold “the sanctity of life ‘from the moment of conception until death.’” But come on. That obviously does not apply when Catholic Health Initiatives, the Church-affiliated organization that runs the Church-affiliated St. Thomas More Hospital where a young woman and her two unborn fetuses died, is the lead defendant in a lawsuit:
Instead, they are arguing state law protects doctors from liability concerning unborn fetuses on grounds that those fetuses are not persons with legal rights.
As Jason Langley, an attorney with Denver-based Kennedy Childs, argued in one of the briefs he filed for the defense, the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”
Thank you, counselor, for totally undermining everything the Catholic Church has ever said about women and health care and fetuses and the “sanctity of life,” just to save a buck, thereby confirming how very empty and meaningless all that rhetoric really is. Praise the Lord.
Carl Sagan (via blua)
Morning Drive Self Dialog
Q:How is it legal to force a person to resign for having an affair?
A: “Conduct Unbecoming” conduct clause?
Q: What does observing quaint tribal rituals (originally having nothing to do with sexual fidelity) have to do with his ability to perform as head honcho at the CIA?
A: Indicates breach in character, undermining leadership and credability, Oathbreaker
So is he did not feel obligated to participate in this silly ritual, it would have been fine?
This place is stupid. primitive humans… where is my spaceship?
looks like a real PSA from the 50’s
I have to apologize to my friends for another religion-based topic but, the fuck, it’s Sunday and this was just too good.
An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or oxymora) (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, “sharp dull”) is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. Oxymorons appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors such as ground pilot and literary oxymorons crafted to reveal a paradox.
"And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true."
Other examples of oxymora of this kind are:
or Science Degree from a Creationist University. Critical thinking skill are required for science, them must be absent or impaired to believe in a fairy sky wizard
Is there no end to the lengths that Texas lawmakers will go to push their religiously motivated, anti-evolution agenda on science education? This time it isn’t Don McLeroy who is in my sights, it is Republican Leo Berman who is a member of the House Higher Education Committee of Texas.
Berman is the sole sponsor of House Bill 2800 that was introduced on March 9, 2009 in the Texas House of Representatives. It seems that Berman is motivated by his religion to flex his political power to help the Institute for Creation Research to have the authority to award master’s degrees in science.
According to a report by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), Berman has not yet made a statement concerning the bill. NCSE did contact a staffer who said that “…he believed that the bill’s objective was to aid institutions that want to teach creation science or intelligent design.”
According to NCSE’s Glenn Branch, “[w]hen the Institute for Creation Research moved its headquarters from Santee, California, to Dallas, Texas, in June 2007, it expected to be able to continue offering a master’s degree in science education from its graduate school. … But the state’s scientific and educational leaders voiced their opposition, and at its April 24, 2008, meeting, the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board unanimously voted to deny the ICR’s request for a state certificate of authority to offer the degree.”
If House Bill 2800 is enacted, it will make ICR exempt from state regulations thereby allowing them to grant science degrees. As put by NCSE, the bill will “exempt institutions such as the Institute for Creation Research’s graduate school from Texas’s regulations governing degree-granting institutions.”
According to ICR’s Web site, they “[equip] believers with evidence of the Bible’s accuracy and authority through scientific research, educational programs, and media presentations, all conducted within a thoroughly biblical framework.” To that end, it seems, they take discoveries and force them into current biblical understandings of… things. For example, they discussed the recent discovery of the fossilized brain. They said:
"Since the Bible’s historical data is usually ignored in most scientific investigations, it comes as no surprise that this recent discovery ‘all happened by chance.’ The researchers would not expect to find fossilized soft brain tissues if today’s slow processes were all that was at work in the past. However, given the catastrophic formation indicated by most of earth’s geologic structures and the massive extermination of life represented in the fossil record—as well as the preservation of soft tissue from creatures supposedly millions of years old—the biblical Flood is a valid and relevant interpretive key to earth’s past. It can be expected that more soft tissue fossils, including brains and perhaps visceral organs, will be found."
How does one logically go from finding a fossilized brain to deeming the biblical flood valid and relevant? This is obviously one of those “schools” that will only accept scientific discoveries that they can “make fit” into scriptural accounts of… things. I hate to break this to them, but that is not science. It is intellectual dishonesty. And a school like this has no business whatever granting degrees in science. After all, what they teach is not science.
And, it is downright disgusting to know that there is yet another lawmaker in place in Texas that doesn’t care about what he is supposed to care about… in Berman’s case - higher education. His is too concerned with his own religious agenda to see that this school is an offense to the realm of science. Further, I would say that ICR is an insult to the concept “school.”