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427 weeks ago @ Network for Church Mon... - The Republican plan to... · 0 replies · +2 points

Ron Paul is a RW christian, a bigot, homophobe and a racist.

430 weeks ago @ Network for Church Mon... - How Religion's Demand ... · 0 replies · +6 points

HI, I have been attending to personal matters and have so many irons in the fire I cannot keep up. I spend quite a bit of time and effort on the End Hereditary Religion facebook page. Do you drop in there? Eventually, I might close down the group page and have group members use the Page instead.

430 weeks ago @ Network for Church Mon... - How Religion's Demand ... · 2 replies · +10 points

This calls to mind a Free Speech TV segment on their program Faultline that discussed how fragmented American society has become, the 1% vs the 99%, phenomenon. Upward mobility has ceased to exist in our country, because the people at the top have pulled up the ladders.

On the program, a Harvard MBA graduate asserted that people like him had the right to make decisions for the rest of us. He actually said they worked harder, were smarter and better educated. I wish I could have just slapped that moron. Only a tiny percentage of people who apply to Harvard gain admission and that is because they have connections. It is a closed system.

438 weeks ago @ End Hereditary Religion - Salvation is not a leg... · 0 replies · +2 points

As a person who has had the great good fortune to read many life histories I can say your comment rings so true and is a perfect expression of what children experience. Unfortunately, they don't dare give free expression to their honest thoughts. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and insights.

443 weeks ago @ Red State Progressive - How Progressives in Re... · 0 replies · +2 points

I snip articles that advocate the progressive viewpoint and post them on my Twitwall. Twitwall is a way to promote content to the twitter community and I have about 1600 followers on my twitwall. I use the headline of an article as the Twit that leads my readers to the excerpt, usually the lead paragraphs. It is like baiting a hook. From where they land they can read the entire article. Twitwall has a way to send the same twit at intervals so it catches readers at various times coming to the stream. Here is a link to my twitwall:

449 weeks ago @ End Hereditary Religion - The Hitting Stops Here... · 0 replies · +2 points

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451 weeks ago @ End Hereditary Religion - Parents strongly resis... · 0 replies · +2 points

The law would be difficult to enforce if looked at through your lens. However, laws effect culture and it is culture which has to change. I won't try to tackle the issue of why conservatives homeschool, but that is a concern. When ever parents have sequestered their children history teaches us that it has always turned out badly for the children. Conservatives rebel against secular authority because it is a competing power center and has always represented a threat to their religion. I challenge your assertion that no model exists. One only has to look to the example of the socialist democracies in Europe or even Japan. The ban gets enforced through social mechanisms, new generations learning that gentle parenting is a better model, and pressure through state education programs.

451 weeks ago @ End Hereditary Religion - Recommended reading · 0 replies · +2 points

Andy Rooney was an out atheist, but I don't recall him ever making pro atheism comments on his 60 Minutes gig. Anybody know differently?

452 weeks ago @ End Hereditary Religion - Quiverfull -- A real a... · 0 replies · +5 points

There is a limit to what the planet can support and for this reason alone our attitudes towards unlimited procreation require thoughtful consideration. If devout religious people are procreating simply to insure that their particular religion survives that is unethical because it treats their children as objects and must be condemned.

454 weeks ago @ End Hereditary Religion - 'Christianity stole my... · 0 replies · +2 points

Hi Ron, I do remember your blog and have it listed in our links. I guess I need to change the entry.