Oh! If we're recommending books, I go with: "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan"
Caution, this book might cause you to adjust your worldview slightly.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 12.07.2009 @ 22:01
Well, something's certainly got Nagarajan all fired up.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 12.07.2009 @ 19:50
Faith is a deeply personal thing - to use it as a cudgel to beat people up is bigotry - and it is scary how casual Chuck is when being so downright bigoted.
Faith has a duality. While deeply personal, it's also thrust into the public forum continuously. It would be awesome if it was only deeply personal. It's very public, and always will be.
I don't see how asking someone who claims to believe something, to openly admit to that belief is beating them up. I just wanted to know if Romney really believes that an angel gave magical gold tablets and magical glasses to Joseph Smith.
Furthermore, if he does actually believe that, then that's really great for him. I just don't want someone who believes that, running my country. Why? Because it's absolute and complete nonsense. Someone who can fall for that, is someone who can probably fall for anything.
Now, if he's like Bush, and just pandering to his religious base because they have very lucrative business ties and much money to be had, then more power to him. At least he's being politically savvy and honest with himself.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 12.07.2009 @ 17:25
blah blah blah... We will see who can chin up.
Are you challenging me to a chin up duel?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 12.07.2009 @ 16:00
All I’m saying is Chuck Tucson’s “moderate” mask just slipped to reveal an ugliness that I never suspected of coming face to face on this site.
Moderate doesn't really mean much. I'm an independent. A bit melodramatic of you there with that ugliness thing.
Btw, Chuck you didnt answer Rick’s provocative question about Jesus and the foundations of Christianity. Why is it any different/better than Mormonism ?
I did answer it. It's just as absurd.
And how is it that you supported Barack Obama for President after knowing the church he went to ?
Having the same opinion on certain issues does not equal support. I voted for him because Republicans left me no choice.
Chuck Tucson - Just another demagogue dressed in the “moderates” clothing - Meh this, you low life.
I destroy you every time we do this. Blue LED ring any bells? Chin up Nagarajan, I'm sure you're just as amazing in real life.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.07.2009 @ 22:21
A opposed to any other religious faith, which makes total and complete logical sense?
Meh. None of them make total and complete logical sense. I was just focusing on Mormonism.
You're right though, unfortunately, America will not be voting for an atheist anytime soon either.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.07.2009 @ 15:59
And instead you supported a person who... blah blah blah
No I didn't.
Chuck Tuscon…what a waste of keystrokes and bandwidth.
I think I'll head over to your blog to see what awesome really looks like.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.07.2009 @ 14:01
Nagarajan Sivakumar said:
THAT being the case, why would YOU love to hear Romney defend his own Mormon faith ?
I dunno, I guess it's just funny listening to people trying to rationalize absurdity.
I further thought that moderates like you HATED the right for mixing religion and politics.
Meh. Listening to the preachy preach as it careens off the morality cliff into someone elses wifes pants is actually sort of entertaining at times.
Were all these views sincerely held or do they just change conveniently when there is a Republican candidate to bash around ?
No, they change conveniently when there is a Republican candidate to bash around.
By the way, there has been a Mormon Senate Majority Leader for the last 30 months - and no, the “evangelicals” -people that you like to paint with such a broad brush, have not exactly killed themselves.
Harry is a douche from a predominately Mormon state. Also, the people didn't make him Majority Leader, the senate did that.
Mormons - the favorite whipping boys of all Christians who didnt bother to understand Christianity well enough.
All I'm saying is that people who believe that Joseph Smith was given magical golden tablets and magical glasses to read (and interpret) them with by an angel of the lord out in the woods on a hill, are brainwashed idiots who should never, ever, be allowed to run the most powerful country on earth.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.07.2009 @ 00:39
Mormonism is Christianity's version of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard = Joseph Smith. I'd love to hear Romney's response when asked about the magical golden tablets, or the magical glasses needed to read the magical golden tablets.
Again, the US will never ever elect a Mormon to the presidency. The evangelicals won't allow it.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 9.07.2009 @ 14:25
It will be a cold day in evangelical hell before a Mormon gets elected president in the US.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 9.07.2009 @ 12:42