Players come and go, but I will always be a Miami Dolphins Fan first and foremost.
It's debatable how much synergy there was beween the Nazis and the Catholic Church (personally I think less than some believe). But Pope Pius XII didn't even condemn Hitler until the war was over, despite being informed of the attacks on Jewish synagogues and businesses during the Kristallnacht and of atrocities in Austria, Lithuiania, Poland and the Ukraine, among others. He never declared it a sin to be a Nazi and refused to join with the Allies in a condemnation of Germany.
The notion that Hitler started a world war and annihilated the Jews because he was an atheist is just flat out ****ing stupid. It's totally ignorant of history. It ignores the rise of anti-Semitism world wide in the early 20th century and it's roots in Christian fundamentalism.
Likewise the purges of Stalin, the Khymer Rouge and the Great Leap Forward were not initiated on behalf of atheism. It is hardly comparable to the continuous religious strife and killing on behalf of religion that can be found right now in Northern Ireland, the Asian Subcontinent, the Middle East and going back to the 19th century to the wars of Protestant Reformation, the Crusades, and on and ****ing on.
Edit: I'll add this video of the late, great Christopher Hitchens on the subject (added a different, even better video).
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I'm a public school teacher myself, and can tell you that the students are allowed to talk about religion and pray all they want. They can even organize religious clubs on campus and have Bible studies during their meetings if they so desire...in a public school classroom. It just all has to be completely student directed. In the same sense, the Wicans on campus can hold their own religious meetings, as can the Muslims, Jews, etc. Teachers are not allowed to teach religion and there are no school organized religious activities (though someone did offer prayer at our Christmas party last week...).
As a Christian myself, I feel that my children should learn about their religion at home and at church...and at the Christian private school that they attend. As a Seventh-day Adventist, I know that some of my particular religious beliefs would be offensive to others Christians (i.e. no eternally burning hell) just as some of theirs are offensive to me. With all the different flavors of Christianity, it would be difficult to even have a Christian teaching a class on Christianity in the public school system. It just wouldn't work....IMHO.
Strangely, I don't see "evolution" as a reason on there. It's wikipedia, so feel free to add it.
Fox news is a ****ing joke.
I was flipping between all of the news stations yesterday.
While watching MSNBC, they were having rational discussions about gun laws. When I turned on Fox News, I hear such things as the terms "evil" and "the devil" being used. Apparently, the devil was involved in the horrible actions of that maniac.
I swear I just now flipped over there on Fox News and Huckabee was on. The first thing I hear him say...... "God was definately there right after this shooting occurred". Hmmm. So God... this so called omniscient, omnipotent, omnibevolent being the christians speak of, was not there just before the shooting began or during it, but RIGHT AFTER!!! Good timing on God's part.
As you can see its impossible for a so called God could be those 3 characteristics at the same time given what transpires on earth. But, if he were just omnipotent you would think he would do something to stop that lunatic...... unless of course God is a ****ing *******. That dosent sound right either though. Maybe God is just imaginary. I donno. I just know the **** that comes out of Huckabees' mouth is total nonsense.
I will say I could do without MSNBC using quotes from Al Sharpton for quick 5 second ads for their network. But, Fox News is completely unwatchable altogether. I cant watch it anymore during terrible stories like this because of the ridiculous **** they say. Sometimes I will watch it during regular news cycles just for laughs or to see OReilly troll the **** out of people, but I just cant put it on to see them cover a story like this.