Read a story with fantastical/magical/miraculous elements to a group of children. Some children will recognize that the characters and situation are fictional. Some will assume that they are real. Could there be something to their upbringing that causes this distinction?
Ask yourself when it’s ever cool for a cop to respond to a complaint with:
That blog and especially the comments section is a vast cornucopia of crazy. It’s got your “We’re all going to die by 2030 because global warming will cause the oceans to rise by 50 meters” and witchy bullcrap coupled with a truly astonishing level of hatred for an entire half of the human species. If the hate expressed here – which is of the we-need-to-exterminate-them-from-the-face-of-the-Earth kind – was aimed at a religious or ethnic group, you can bet your keister that the SPLC and the FBI would be all over ‘em.
Them ISIS boys have been busy. Click the link to see some Michael-Bay-esque photos of centuries-old religious sites being blown sky high.
Here’s the purported trashing of the tomb of the Biblical prophet Jonah (the “great fish” feller):
And good times had by all in wrecking a Christian cemetery (to the familiar strains of “Allahu Ackbar,” the phrase that let’s you know something barbaric is afoot):
Just keep repeating “It’s a religion of peace, it’s a religion of peace…”
Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
This could be entertaining.
Do you have the right as a dumbass of a parent to refuse to vaccinate your children? I suppose you do. Does the local public school have the right to bar your little disease-machine from the school during outbreaks? Damn skippy it does. More, it has the *responsibility* to do so. I’d suggest that unvaccinated children should probably be perma-barred from public schools.
Here’s the level of “thinking” involved with these vaccine-refusal twits:
“Disease is pestilence,” Ms. Check said, “and pestilence is from the devil. The devil is germs and disease, which is cancer and any of those things that can take you down. But if you trust in the Lord, these things cannot come near you.”
Yeah. You keep thinking that way, sugarpants. Soon enough, Darwin will have his way with your lineage.
This is one of those “well, *duh*” things, but from both directions. Mafioso and others who live on murder and crime and such would seem to be obvious subjects of excommunication. At the same time, these sort of people don’t really seem all that tolerant of people who tell them things they don’t want to hear and can get a touch violent about such things.
Am I correct in recalling a *threat* by either a Pope or a Bishop or some such to excommunicate politicians who vote to keep abortion legal? Now *that* would be entertaining. Would’ve been entertaining to see U-Boat Commander Teddy Kennedy excommunicated while he was still in office.
And here we have a dumbass who thinks that if evolution is real, rape is ok:
I know that some people *believe* because they truly feel it. And some people use their belief to make their lives, and the lives of others, better. But then there are freaks like this. I don’t know if he truly believes in God or not; but if he does I kinda hope he continues to, because if he truly believes what he says, then he’s a hairs-breadth from a killing spree and fear of eternal damnation is the only thing holding him back.
On the other hand, if he’s a true believer, I really hope he doesn’t spend much time reading the Old Testament. It’ll give him ideas he shouldn’t have. Like, say… Judges 5:30, and Judges 21:10-24, and Numbers 31:7-18, and Deuteronomy 20:10-14, and Deuteronomy 21:10-14, and Deuteronomy 22:28-29, and Exodus 21:7-11, and Zechariah 14:1-2, and…
The claim is made that the maker of the infamous “Innocence of Muslims” video that ticked off the Islamic world – and was incorrectly blamed for the jihadist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi – is not a Coptic Christian as has been long reported, but instead is a self-professed Muslim:
Filmmaker ‘Behind The Benghazi Attack’ Found To Be A CONFIRMED MUSLIM Agent Who Worked With US Government
Take it with a grain of salt. The site seems kinda… well, let’s go with “slanted,” and the evidence slim, especially with the claim that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula made the film in order to rile up the Muslim world in sort of a “false flag” operation to let the Obama regime make criticism of Islam a crime.
Can I see Obama *wanting* to pull a scheme like this? Maybe. But as the last five years have shown, the guy’s just not *competent* enough to get even this far.