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Heard this a lot...

"good works and kindness to others."

That seems to imply that atheists don't do good works nor are kind to others, that we're incapable of good deeds and that only theists are capable of morality. Empathy is the basis of morality, not religion.

And even Pat Robertson!!

Trump ‘in danger of losing the mandate of heaven’ over Syria decision, Pat Robertson warns


Indeed. Posted this 5 days ago.

And told my skeptical husband that tRump's "done for" because it has been the churches, for the most part, that has kept this political Elmer Gantry propped up.

Here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12555278

💃 😁

😫 Dems must use these pics in ads against tRump!!!😡

It will take decades to restore the U.S.'s reputation. Many decades.

Most rethug voters have no idea what they have done.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science (knowledge)." - Darwin

Misogyny is still alive.

"Pure pure racism and sexism."

I fear misogyny could play a roll in Elizabeth Warren's candidacy. She's a magnificent candidate but will the fact she's a woman keep some narrow-minded independent voters from voting?

A reminder of a definition of "evil"

Evil: Something that brings harm or distress.

I see that some posters lack the very root of kindness: the ability to empathize with all.

The inherent cruelty of nature

"I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I'm sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged onto a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split, and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature's wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built into the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."

- Terry Pratchett in "Unseen Academical"

I didn't know quite where to post this but knew folks who occasionally read here might also appreciate my aversion to both deities and predation, no matter the beast - human or otherwise.
Here, Sir Terence Pratchett decries them both.

Joyce Vance is great!

Btw, two of the three countries tRump has asked help from in trashing his political opponents are Communist countries: Russia and China.

Ironic since the GOP is so harshly trashing Democratic Socialists. But does not seem to mind tRump's friendly arrangements with Russia and Putin.


"He hopes Trump will see how the people who voted him in are struggling."

Ha!! The poor gullible/naive soul.

TRump doesn't give a rat's about them.

It just astounds me how people couldn't see that when tRump was running. His lies were as obvious as his self-promoting, carnival-barker personality was. They all could be taken in by any Elmer Gantry type apparently. Just tell 'em anything they wanted hear. (Shaking head.) No wonder they're call sheep.

Well, I'm an old coot (cootess) who wants justice.

There are criminals in jail who've committed less crimes than has tRump.

If this is a country of laws, then no man should be above the law.
Therefore, why should tRump not do time?

I do not care if "it divides the country." It's already divided and that's just code for "we don't want to upset right wingers"
After the way they've lied? "Buffalo bagels" to quote Col. Potter.

No wonder they think we wear our pants under our armpits.

See post #23 below for EXCELLENT & articulate reasoning.

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