Monday, March 24, 2014

SCOTUS To Hear Religious Case

And America May Be Singing "Hello Darkness My Old Friend".
Here we go again, back to the dark ages!
If SCOTUS rules in favor of religious control over the laws that we must live under... The long period we called separation of church and state will end and back we go to living under the dictates of a religious clergy. Bye, Bye Science, Bye, Bye Common Sense, Hello superstitions presented as facts, Hello cruel and unusual punishment. Let us hope that the educated men and women on the Supreme Court will use their objective minds and not whatever dogma piques their fancy, to guide them in a decision that could negatively affect us all, no matter what belief system we follow. thinkingblue
Excerpt: “What I am suggesting is we create and support a system where political decisions are made based on arguments that stand on their own merits without a religious crutch.  Or, to put it another way, “the Bible tells me so” is off limits as an argument.  But that doesn’t mean what you’re arguing for will have to change.  All it means is people need to use objective, measurable evidence to defend their arguments, instead of just referring to their faith (or bible) and leaving it at that.”

New Rules Published on Mar 14, 2014 - On Friday evening, Bill Maher's "New Rules" segment concluded with a lengthy tirade against the arbitrary rules and customs set forth in the Bible, as well as some of the more unbelievable details religious folks still believe to be literally true. Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is "stupid" because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah's ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as "floating giraffe crap," but said it "must be doing something right" since it's been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, "may put it in hot water with the Jews too."

That gave way to a rant on how the world is now four centuries removed from the scientific revolution, and yet we still find the Noah's ark story to be entirely true, despite some of the more... unbelievable... details. Christians are mad about the blockbuster film, he noted, because it doesn't take the Bible literally enough. "They're mad that this made-up story doesn't stay true to their made-up story," he quipped.

But, really, Maher said, Noah's tale is an "immoral" one because it's about a "psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it and his name is God." The Earth's creator became so irate that he had created mankind so flawed, as Maher related, that he sent a flood to kill everyone, including babies.

"What kind of tyrant kills everyone just to get back at the few he's mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie," he jabbed.

"Isn't life hard enough without making shit up out of thin air to fuck with yourself?" he later asked of religion's arbitrary rules about food, clothing, and other material goods.

Also view:
Wave of Republican Cases

FYI: As I have noted before in this blog
After an egg is released, it has about a day to find a sperm to fertilize it. Sperm survive several days before losing their ability to join with an egg. But the union of egg and sperm is merely the first step: if a fertilized egg does not burrow into the lining of the uterus, there is no pregnancy. In fact, in an estimated 50 percent to as many as 80 percent of conceptions the fertilized egg fails to implant.

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