Or perhaps a cap at $200,000 - but then add an additional tax for income over a million?
Was Genghis Khan the conqueror of Asia or a bisexual? Was James Buchanan a US President or a gay male? Was Charles Darwin an influential naturist or a straight male? The accomplishments of life are what matters. Careers, inventions, artistic creations, etc. Being gay is not an accomplishment.
Interesting that it was removed after her husband's rape allegations resurfaced
And yet some people will still believe it. So it is the low quality of the audience that accepts it as not being a trick. Penn and Teller will always tell you they simply do very complicated tricks, that is what makes it great. They never tell you they have any kind of powers other than knowing the limitations of the human mind.
Who says atheists should not care about the environment or do not have an obligation to future generations?
Does this "anything" have a cause for its existence?
"Morality coming from evolution" would explain why there are good people in various religions and also the non-religious. Religion was fostered by evolution because religions encourage cooperation (and hence improves the odds of surviving)
That is Hawking's opinion/conjecture, a hypothesis (as a scientific hypothesis) is testable and falsifiable. Like I said when reading cutting edge science it takes some time for terms as concepts to solidify and translate to a spoken language. The singularity, dark matter, imaginary time are all labels for the very edge of our understanding. Scientist use them to communicate to the public and other scientist in other fields.
I don't plan on it. I think we'll do well.
Waddya mean "if"?
Having faith in Jesus Christ in itself isn't a cult. He's very real and someday all the non believers will see how real He is. However, what the poster described in the post about how that church was is definitely a cult.
1. "...most chemically based [sic] field in Therapeutic Psychology..." And what is the brain made of? Aren't serotonin, dopamine, cortisol, and adrenaline all chemicals? All biology is chemically-based. The DSM-V is no more infallible than the Bible, the Koran, or the Upanishads, but it is a better guide to psychiatry and psychology than any of those books. Scientific theories don't claim infallibility, as doing so is not scientific. Their merit does not lay in being perfect, but in being better than the alternatives. Attacking science as "Scientism" is a straw-man argument, as is reviving dead forms of scientism like drapetomania, which could just as accurately be described as simply bad science that was popular due to cultural prejudice.
When I was in school I was pretty good in history.
Yes, you are. We're discussing a very specific episode here, with a very specific set of quotes describing it. No, I don't care what role your god plays in your life.
I would not support abortion even if there was a test for atheism, or worse liberalism
Yeesh... learn to read a metaphor, will ya? "Oak tree" is a stand-in for "person." Not "human dna," not "life," but "person."
What historical evidence?
YOU are the claimant. YOU have the burden of proof.
Which says, "don't treat him like a slave..."
How are they "hardened to the difficulties of modern society"?
LOL the one flipping out is you and projecting.
CR. That is exactly as I see it.
1) No I hold the view that they?re bad because they are autocratically led by a single dictator and enforced totalitarianism in practice. I don?t hold the theory as bad, just impossible to actually see created without it resulting in the autocratic totalitarian dictator situation, which I hold as bad.
As I know you are aware, God allowed the Israelites to be troubled by the Philistines due to their lack of obedience early on. The whole lesson in this discussion should be that when they followed direction they succeeded but when they didn't they failed. Many times over their history.
Great minds. :) I suspected this would probably already be in here somewhere. Ah well...