Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

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Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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#249662 Jul 23, 2012
Doc Degall wrote:
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Religion is not the perpetrator of violence. People are.
And such as happened during the crusades, it was the religous leaders who perpetuate it and for the purposes of THIS discussion, cannot be ignored or swept under the rug.

That IS significant.
People who are subject to human weaknesses and frailty. Those who perpetrate crime and vilolence against their fellow man in the name of Christianity are not practicing the true tenets of Christianity.
THe Popes in the era we're discussing would disagree with you.
If someone kicks your ass in the name of pacificism....are they truly pacifists ?
You sound like a bigot.
A pacifist will not "kick" ANYONES ass.

LNM doesn't sound like a bigot, LNM sounds like someone that actually respects history, and can discuss it honestly, flaws of the religious ideals of an era inclusive of that discussion. Discussing the FACTS of the negative aspects of a given relgious history doesn't make one a bigot, if it did, ALL of the best historians in history would BE bigots, and that's simply not true.
Ink

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#249663 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Nonsense. Buddhism has little to no violence in its history that wasnt directed TOWARD it. Same for Taoism, Jainism, Judaism, Jehovah's Witnesses and many others I could name.
Nice try at trying to spread the "blame" around to everyone, and that's typical of your frankly idiotic blanket comments you tend to make about many things. As usual, you're wrong.
Just a couple thoughts

Wasn't Mao Zedong raised a Buddhist?
Don't the Jews have a history of fighting with their neighbors for over two thousand years?

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#249664 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Brazil is a Federal Republic
Not quite.

http://www.olavodecarvalho.org/convidados/hua...

While it may not OFFICALLY be a communist country, its considered by many to be well on its way to becoming one.

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#249665 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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You said countries with the most Catholics, not Catholic countries.
THe only "catholic country" is Vatican City. NO other country in the world is considered a "Catholic country".
Ink

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#249666 Jul 23, 2012
LiT rabbit foo foo wrote:
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Nonsense. Buddhism has little to no violence in its history that wasn't directed TOWARD it. Same for Taoism, Jainism, Judaism, Jehovah's Witnesses and many others I could name.
Nice try at trying to spread the "blame" around to everyone, and that's typical of your frankly idiotic blanket comments you tend to make about many things. As usual, you're wrong.
China's three main religions--Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism

A pretty warring group.

http://www.zum.de/whkmla/military/china/milxc...
Ink

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#249667 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Not quite.
http://www.olavodecarvalho.org/convidados/hua...
While it may not OFFICALLY be a communist country, its considered by many to be well on its way to becoming one.
This sounds like the US.

Even the last 1988 Brazilís constitution, promulgated prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been put to the service of Marxian principles, and grants amazing privileges to the Brazilian Nomenklature (highly paid public officials, in the former USSR), such as the privilege of public servants to increase their own lavish salaries; the right not to be fired, simultaneously with the right to make strikes; public pensions ten times bigger than that of the private sector, and so forth. Instead of being an instrument for protecting the citizen, the leftist oriented constitution really creates privileged castes and protects them from the legitimate claims of the people.

In Brazil, communists are acting in three fronts. The labor union CUT has infiltrated members in the great majority of unions and is always supporting strikes and every kind of mass movements and riots.
Ink

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#249668 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
<quoted text>THe only "catholic country" is Vatican City. NO other country in the world is considered a "Catholic country".
No kidding?
Tell Grumpy, this is his post.

Yes they do. The Communists believe that "anarchy" can only come to pass when all people are of one socialistic mind set. To achieve this universal way of thinking, no debate is to be tolerated by the leaders. The same is true for Catholics vis a vis salvation, which is their version of "anarchy".
As I have posted previously; it is not a coincidence that countries that are Catholic also have the most Communists. Neither tolerates debate. While seeming opposites, both make independent thought a vice.

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#249669 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Just a couple thoughts
Wasn't Mao Zedong raised a Buddhist?
No. Mao tse-tung's mother, who was 13 when married and had no name, was one, but she had little influence on him. While as a child she led him to Buddhism, he rejected it in his early teens.
Don't the Jews have a history of fighting with their neighbors for over two thousand years?
Of them STARTING fighting? No, generally they do not.

But again, nice try. Pity you're such an abysmal failure however.

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#249670 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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No kidding?
Tell Grumpy, this is his post.
Yes they do. The Communists believe that "anarchy" can only come to pass when all people are of one socialistic mind set. To achieve this universal way of thinking, no debate is to be tolerated by the leaders. The same is true for Catholics vis a vis salvation, which is their version of "anarchy".
As I have posted previously; it is not a coincidence that countries that are Catholic also have the most Communists. Neither tolerates debate. While seeming opposites, both make independent thought a vice.
Again, NO country is considered "catholic" EXCEPT for Vatican City. That's simply a fact.
Ink

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#249671 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Again, NO country is considered "catholic" EXCEPT for Vatican City. That's simply a fact.
I know, tell Grumpy again.

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#249672 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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I know, tell Grumpy again.
Since I dont stutter, I'm sure he got it the first two times.

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#249673 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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China's three main religions--Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism
A pretty warring group.
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/military/china/milxc...
Not one mention of Buddhism or Taoism OR Confucianism as a reason for those "wars" in that link dear. Sorry. You're still a failure. Try again.

Again, I defy you to find even ONE example where Buddhists or Taoists have initiated a war, let alone one based on their religous beliefs.

Actually I should correct MYSELF. I've read of ONE, around 618 or 619 CE I think it was, when monks from the Shaolin Temple of China fought in a battle that helped establish the Tang Dynasty. But even THAT battle (note: battle, not war), was NOT initiated BY them. It was them protecting their RIGHT to follow their own faith.
Ink

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#249674 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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No. Mao tse-tung's mother, who was 13 when married and had no name, was one, but she had little influence on him. While as a child she led him to Buddhism, he rejected it in his early teens.
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Of them STARTING fighting? No, generally they do not.
But again, nice try. Pity you're such an abysmal failure however.
Oh Mao rejected Buddhism but Stalin and Hitler didn't reject their religion.

And we can just forget about the genocide of the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites,the Canaanites, the Perizzites,the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Amalekites and the Midianites but we will remember the crusades.

There is a street named after you. It's called ONE WAY.
Ink

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#249675 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Not one mention of Buddhism or Taoism OR Confucianism as a reason for those "wars" in that link dear. Sorry. You're still a failure. Try again.
Again, I defy you to find even ONE example where Buddhists or Taoists have initiated a war, let alone one based on their religous beliefs.
Actually I should correct MYSELF. I've read of ONE, around 618 or 619 CE I think it was, when monks from the Shaolin Temple of China fought in a battle that helped establish the Tang Dynasty. But even THAT battle (note: battle, not war), was NOT initiated BY them. It was them protecting their RIGHT to follow their own faith.
Stalin reason for killing his people wasn't to promote Christianity but posters on here connect his early religion with his terror. Same for Hitler but we always hear 'he was a Catholic'

So none of those warriors in China were either Buddhist or Taoist or a follower of Confucius.
Ink

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#249676 Jul 23, 2012
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
<quoted text>Since I dont stutter, I'm sure he got it the first two times.
Good then you don't have to keep repeating yourself.

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#249679 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Oh Mao rejected Buddhism but Stalin and Hitler didn't reject their religion.
I didn't say a thing about who rejected what. YOU made the claims, not me.

MAJOR difference. Mao rejected it in his early teens.

Hitler never rejected it publically. In fact, he claimed to be Catholic PUBLICALLY well into his regime. The RCC never excommunicated him, and the FACT is that history shows that the Pope did work with the Nazi regime at worst, and ignored MUCH at best.
And we can just forget about the genocide of the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites,the Canaanites, the Perizzites,the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Amalekites and the Midianites but we will remember the crusades.
There is a street named after you. It's called ONE WAY.
Not one way at all. Nobody's talking about the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites,the Canaanites, the Perizzites,the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Amalekites and the Midianites and why they were wiped out. Are you claiming that other faiths wiped them out because OF their faiths?

No? Then you're point is both moot AND stupid as usual.

You keep trying to mix your era's and reasons why people fought in your increasingly desperate efforts to ignore the atrocities of YOUR faith. As usual, you're factually a failure.

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#249680 Jul 23, 2012
tomtom wrote:
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Many Vietnamese and Japanesse are thrilled to be hearing they never killed any Americans, in their wars. You are so filled with hatred of Christianity that it blinds you to reality.
You pagans are really a sorry lot. So damaged and so screwed up. You really need to get some help.
AGAIN for the moron:

I DEFY you to show me a SINGLE CASE where an American died at the hands of Buddhists AND had it be because of their "faith".

Oh wait, you cant, so you're babbling like the lunatic you are.

You're not only a bigot, you're a moron too.

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#249681 Jul 23, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Good then you don't have to keep repeating yourself.
Psssssst, stupid - its YOU that keeps asking me to repeat myself. Apparently you're not smart enough to get it the first dozen times.

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#249682 Jul 23, 2012
tomtom wrote:
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Many Vietnamese and Japanesse are thrilled to be hearing they never killed any Americans,
BTW idiot, you DO know that the major religion of Japan is Shinto, right? And that 83% of the population was of that faith during WW2?

Oh, and that Catholicism is the second largest religion in Vietnam, who has the largest Catholic population in Southeast Asia, second ONLY to the Philippines.

But keep digging your hole Tommyboy. You dont even know how stupid you're making yourself look, which I personally find endlessly amusing! LOL!

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#249683 Jul 23, 2012
R C Honey wrote:
<quoted text>I'll put up the eerie, toothy, blue-eyed, sunglass gal if you put up something other than what looks to be a big busted clevage shot that you have (from a distance)... puppytoes ;P
Okay "Rach," how's this one...?

;P

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