"It costs me a small amount of money and saves a fair number of people from homelessness. More to the point, the older generation who'd suffer if the program were to be cut has already paid for it. They paid for it, I pay for it, my children pay…"
"The entire institution of marriage is flawed to begin with. Sure, it makes things a bit easier legally (Inheritance, right to see your significant other in the hospital room and decide what to do if they can't, being a legal guardian of…"
"Five thousand years is a long time.
Disregarding that...if Hell is what people deserve when they sin, then why are people allowed into Heaven? And if the answer is, "Because God is merciful," why is he picky about who he grants…"
"So...wouldn't Hell just be death, then? Eternal non-sentience?
Keep in mind that humans have been showing signs of considerable intelligence for at least ten thousand years. That's a lot of dead people, and there's not a chance…"
"Er...I fear that I may be missing some context here, or that I've misunderstood something very important about Catholicism, and am thus about to make a complete and utter fool of myself.
But hey, the status quo isn't so bad, so here…"
""Christians go to heaven," and, "Atheists go to heaven," are not mutually exclusive.
Pedantry aside, that's kinda the Pope's whole schtick. Blessing people, excommunicating them...according to Catholicism, God…"
"80 to 1? No kidding. Source, please?
Knowing how to aim a gun (As well as knowing basic safety) are one thing. Using one on another human being, however? No. You do not use a gun for crime deterrence unless you have no other options.…"
"A gun is designed to kill one.
And yet, regardless of how much company they have, that one person is still dead.
If you're not prepared to kill someone with a gun--to put a bullet through their chest cavity and watch them die--then you…"
"Yeah, I know.
I specifically assumed you were trying to say that gun laws were ridiculous, using knives to prove your point. If you were just goofing around, sorry for misunderstanding you. Otherwise, I stand by my point--there's no…"
"The conflict comes from the origin of God, not the presence thereof. I don't mean natural selection in organic life forms. "Natural selection," is just a convenient word to refer to the formation of a purposeful phenomenon. I'm…"
Well, if their sole purpose is to harm, then I agree. Though admittedly this raises questions about the dining etiquette my parents taught me while I was growing up. I believe I might have been using them wrong...for quite a few…"
"In a sense, but they'd still be created by humans. It would take a human to ultimately recognize that logic. Otherwise, everything would be nothing more than waves with different amplitudes, with concepts like, "Time," and,…"