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184 days ago.
by asknot
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When should a person be punished for stating an opinion?

As many people might know, 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson gave an interview to GQ Magazine and gave his colorful opinion on different social topics. The response from various groups made A&E pull him from the show. So the discussion is, if someone is asked for their opinion and gives it willingly, should they be punished afterward?

 
 

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luvthesouth

atlas2025, you only perceive that you are free from others control as long as you are in agreement with their wants. we abide by the wishes and desires of others and are not completely free. our own minds, for now, allow us to be free. the restrictions on our actions, liberties, expressions and movements are governed by many whom we will never meet. our only true freedom in the process is called the vote and thats under the assumption that your vote really counts. with the electronic age of ellections, manipulations come much easier than hiring bodies to stuff a ballot box. whether we agree or not, the ability to impose ones will on another in a "free" country is the bedrock of what many like to call a democracy operating under the guise of freedom. it that the freedom you speak of?

Posted 205 days ago.

moderation

An aspect to this gay issue, and a significant one IMO, is that sexual predators are just that.Being gay doesn't indicate you are, or are will be a molester.Often times, heterosexual children who have been molested will themselves be molesters, but not pursue a homosexual lifestyle. But even if they don't violate others in a sexually physical act, they have baggage that can impair their relationships with both genders throughout their lives.

Posted 205 days ago.

thegreek

Atlas. You can get on here and accuse people of saying homophobic crap like asknot but you CANNOT go into the past posts and copy and paste it here. Stickhauler said nothing homophobic or racist as I did not either. SO you and asknot need to either SHUT UP about it OR COPY AND PASTE THE ALLEGED POSTS that you are referring everyones being horrible about = KAPISH???? YOU CANT DO IT. You would rather LABEL and be intolerats A S S HOLE S.

Posted 205 days ago.

Kunectdots

Maybe I can get oneill back into the fray with this one.

If there is to be a TRUE separation of church and state, under our constitution, when The Pope visits the US, is he NEVER guarded by any US taxpayer-funded security services. Now, I know The Pope is recognized as a legal head of state (The Vatican), a religiously based state. Therefore, I see that recognized as an endorsement of that religion and laws ARE applied to protect it.

A tenuous example maybe, but one that endures without considered questioning.

Posted 205 days ago.

Tiredofit

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Seems really simple and clear to me but maybe I am just simple.

Posted 205 days ago.

Tiredofit

Atlas, who are "YOU GUYS"? Being on the right I have to assume I must be in that group in your mind, so NO I don't want religious control over Govt or any other sector of my life or yours. YOU SAY: The reason so many on the right feel like they are being made to accept the beliefs of others is simply because you guys don't want to mind your own business and just live your own lives. Can that not be said about the atheists and anti Christians in this country? Does a manger scene at the courthouse for example really ruin your life? Is it an ESTABLISHMENT of religion as forbidden by the Constitution? Seems that there are a whole lot more people on the left how need to mind their business too

Posted 205 days ago.

Kunectdots

atlas said - "The reason so many on the right feel like they are being made to accept the beliefs of others is simply because you guys don't want to mind your own business and just live your own lives."

Speaking personally, when they don't want to "mind their own business", openly push for across the board acceptance by everyone into all societal systems and then go after the teaching, coaching, youth counseling, scout mastering and legal child adoptions, it gives me the creeps.

Posted 205 days ago.

moderation

Would It be accepted that church and state were purposely intended to not share the same prominence in the role of America's governing bodies,and, that matter is well defined by the structure adopted by the founding fathers, and ratified by those original states?

Posted 205 days ago.

moderation

Good morning & happy new year to all.... (~;

Posted 205 days ago.

moderation

Greek- " big dipstick"?

Posted 205 days ago.

atlas2025

My definition would be a country where one is free to live as they want without any kind of discrimination and as long as they harm no one else.

Thats pretty simple. Its also pretty much what we already have.

Just seems some people are pretty he11 bent on seeing things only done the way they approve.

Posted 205 days ago.

atlas2025

I mean do you guys actually want total religious control of this nation by Christians?

Then we'd be closer to what Iran and Saudi Arabia have than what this nation was founded on.

Speaking of the founding of this nation.

So what those folks back then were Christians?

Am I not free to chose how to live my life and worship what I want if I want too?

Am I not allowed to be free from the influences of a religion I do not chose for myself?

No one is making anyone accept anything when it comes to religion when it comes to what the right has to say on this issues of secularity and homosexuality.

People just want the room to live their lives as they wish without any discrimination.

The reason so many on the right feel like they are being made to accept the beliefs of others is simply because you guys don't want to mind your own business and just live your own lives.

For you to live comfortably you can't have anyone else around you that isn't like you.

Posted 205 days ago.

luvthesouth

atlas2025, forgive my rudeness...good morning and please.

Posted 205 days ago.

luvthesouth

atlas2025... define free country.

Posted 205 days ago.

luvthesouth

"MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry concluded the “What’s So Funny About 2013?” segment of her Sunday show with a chorus of laughter at the black grandson pictured in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s family Christmas photo. The chuckles were directed at baby Kieran – who was adopted by Romney’s son Ben and his wife Andelynne in September." have at it ladies and gents.....do politics allow for a pass on racism?????

Posted 205 days ago.

atlas2025

Because I know the point will be brought up I'll deal with it now.

Homosexuality is destroying the fabric of the family unit in this country.

For one thing its not.

Another thing. Anti-gays worry so much about the family being hurt by homosexuality but where is their crusade to cut down on the amount of divorces?

Put that right next to the "war" on Christmas.

God the drama surrounding that topic.

But I have to ask this? You say the secular world is trying to wrest the holiday away from Christians. Atheists get the blame.

What about the retail industry that has pretty much shifted the focus on buying gobs of crap rather than the true spirit of the holiday?

Not a peep to the capitalists that have really taken the holiday for themselves.

Posted 205 days ago.

atlas2025

Whats hilarious is people who shoot their mouth off and then are taken to task for their comments.

Express a nasty opinion toward someone out in the public sphere...then you should be ready to take flak for it.

We all know the old saying.

If you aint got nothing nice to say then don't say anything.

Posted 205 days ago.

atlas2025

Here is a dang simple question I have for people against homosexuals.

Is this not a free country?

You dont have to accept their lifestyle..no one is making you do so...live and let live..leave each other alone...and shut the heck up.

How hard is that?

Posted 205 days ago.

Kunectdots

So why are "Gays" pressing for acceptance into our military? I know you're not all Taoists, but I'm just trying to create a program for the audience to follow.

Posted 206 days ago.

Kunectdots

So, since Taoism was used as the propellant for Cao Cao's rise to power in olden China, when you die, do you wish to be buried in Hallowed ground (facing East) or in a WalMart parking lot?

Posted 206 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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