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Morals are based on empathy not religion

I'm sick and tired of hearing religious people say that religion is the reason for morality in our world, and without it, people can do whatever they to whoever they want. That's why after school shootings, people like Mike Huckabee blame taking God out of the classroom.

I find this argument ridiculous. We've seen devoutly religious people commit all manner of horrific acts from child rape to beheadings. Religion does not create morality, empathy does.

When you care about the physical, emotional, health, and well-being of other people, then you have the basis of being a moral person. If you empathize and feel sorry for someone who was robbed, then you're not likely to rob someone else.

Am I wrong here?

When you demand revenge for James Foley, please know that it will lead to drone strikes that will

also kill innocent people. Blind vengeance leads to the deaths of innocent people.

Fill in the blank: "From Johnny Football to ______________"

Johnny "on the" Bench.

Why Do Democrats Freak Out Whenever They Lose An Election?

And the response is always that the Dems must be even more conservative. Why? When the Republicans lose elections, they go harder right and have a major impact on policy.

Say the Dems lose control of the Senate this year. Is that the end of the world? Instead of freaking out and running harder to the right, wouldn't the Dems be better off fine tuning and updating their message in order to get ready for 2016 and beyond.

It's more important to have an identity than it is to win an election.

Finish this sentence. Pre-Season NFL Football is like_________ .

decaffeinated coffee. What's the point?

FYI, Lindsay Lohan is a drug addict. She shoplifted a necklace and got into car crashes.

Yet, today, she walks the earth free as a bird.

Did you know that Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Was a Muscle-Bound Wrestler???


Tyson still wrestled competitively deep into his Ph.D. progress, even if it meant sacrificing his free time. To show you the level of commitment this guy had to both astrophysics and pinning muscular dudes to the ground, he says at one point he tried to create a new wrestling hold based on "a phenomenon in orbital mechanics called a double tidal lock," but he could never get it to work.


Behold Little League Sensation, Mo'Ne Davis,

Who Is She? Mo’Ne Davis, right-handed pitcher for the Taney Dragons, the Little League Mid-Atlantic champions.

Where Is She From? Philadelphia.

What Makes Her So Special? Well, she’s really good at baseball. On Friday, she got the save in Taney’s 6-5 regional semifinal win over Colonie, New York. Two days later, she threw a three-hit complete-game shutout in the final to send her team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

A Girl Did That? Girls Play Youth Baseball at This Level? Sure they do. One of the other Mid-Atlantic semifinalists, perennial powerhouse Toms River, New Jersey, had a girl on its team as well. It’s rare, but not unheard of, for a girl to play in the Little League World Series. Seventeen girls, including six Americans, have played in the LLWS before.

What’s Her Game in 50 Words or Fewer? Power. Davis takes advantage of the high strike that gets called in Little League by throwing a fastball that sits in the upper 60s and can touch 70 mph. She offsets that with a nice off-the-table curve when she gets ahead in the count.

Did You Say 70 mph? Yes


Finally, something decent comes out Philly.

Shouldn't the NFL, College Football, MMA Fighting, and Boxing all be banned?

It's been demonstrated through study after study of the health hazards to the performers in these sports. Performers in these sports have died early deaths and suffered from major brain trauma.

Or is it because this form of entertainment does not involve sex, then people don't really care.

Ever see a TV show or movie or song that completely answers an issue in your life?

This scene from the TV show, "Louie", did just that. It directly addressed and helped me with a major personal issue in my life:

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