Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]


BS: Unfit for SCOTUS

GUEST,pete from seven stars link 17 Jun 15 - 03:59 PM
Richard Bridge 17 Jun 15 - 02:28 PM
Musket 17 Jun 15 - 02:21 PM
Bill D 17 Jun 15 - 01:58 PM
GUEST 17 Jun 15 - 01:24 PM
GUEST 17 Jun 15 - 12:44 PM
GUEST 17 Jun 15 - 12:42 PM
Steve Shaw 17 Jun 15 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 17 Jun 15 - 12:13 PM
Steve Shaw 17 Jun 15 - 12:10 PM
Steve Shaw 17 Jun 15 - 12:07 PM
Musket 17 Jun 15 - 12:02 PM
GUEST 17 Jun 15 - 12:01 PM
GUEST 17 Jun 15 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 17 Jun 15 - 11:44 AM
Steve Shaw 17 Jun 15 - 10:22 AM
akenaton 17 Jun 15 - 09:08 AM
Greg F. 17 Jun 15 - 09:02 AM
GUEST,# 17 Jun 15 - 08:44 AM
Musket 17 Jun 15 - 08:26 AM
Richard Bridge 17 Jun 15 - 03:40 AM
Musket 17 Jun 15 - 03:20 AM
Musket 17 Jun 15 - 03:10 AM
akenaton 17 Jun 15 - 02:24 AM
Bill D 16 Jun 15 - 11:11 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 08:31 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 07:11 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 06:49 PM
Bill D 16 Jun 15 - 06:36 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 06:18 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 16 Jun 15 - 06:14 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 16 Jun 15 - 06:05 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 05:15 PM
akenaton 16 Jun 15 - 05:01 PM
Steve Shaw 16 Jun 15 - 05:00 PM
Greg F. 16 Jun 15 - 05:00 PM
akenaton 16 Jun 15 - 04:55 PM
Richard Bridge 16 Jun 15 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 16 Jun 15 - 04:32 PM
akenaton 16 Jun 15 - 04:29 PM
GUEST,Pete from seven stars link 16 Jun 15 - 04:25 PM
Greg F. 16 Jun 15 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,Pete frown seven stars link 16 Jun 15 - 04:13 PM
Greg F. 16 Jun 15 - 04:13 PM
akenaton 16 Jun 15 - 03:48 PM
Bill D 16 Jun 15 - 03:26 PM
Greg F. 16 Jun 15 - 11:01 AM
Amos 16 Jun 15 - 10:59 AM
Bill D 16 Jun 15 - 09:36 AM

Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 03:59 PM

I think , Richard, that the defenders of the faith who moved the discussion to abortion, might not be those of the Christian faith. at least I don't think I introduced it.   and I am quite happy to bring this back on topic. a judge that does not accept a story that is not properly evidenced, and flies in the face of observable, testable, experimental science is more suitable than a judge that believes the unsubstantiated and changeable evolution myth. you are of course entitled to believe stuff that you cannot defend, but you got no business insisting others, and those in public office, believe it too.
of course , if you got a case that the overwhelming balance of the evidence favours your belief, than lets have it......ok, just a couple , then, that can only be interpreted as according to the general theory of evolution.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 02:28 PM

I note with some amusement that the defenders of the faith have moved from the simple case of a judge giving credence to those who reject the overwhelming balance of the evidence to the case of abortion.

My view there is simple. A zygote is not a human being, but a woman is. It's her body. Her choice. Simples.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 02:21 PM

That the likes of Bill reckon reasoned argument is going to give pete a barbecued donkey on the road to Damascus is beyond me.

Still, nice try.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 01:58 PM

Pete... to fully answer you as to why it is NOT consistent to consider humans as no better than mosquitoes... etc, it would be necessary to send you to the very learned writing of various Philosophers... such as Immanuel Kant in "The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals".... but that gets way too thick & technical.
The closest I can come is to note analyses such as this, where explanations that resemble religious ones are noted, but without specifically positing a 'god'. You get formulations like the Golden Rule which make sense because we ARE an unusual species, no matter what you attribute our character to.

It simply is NOT the case that accepting evolution can justify euthanasia for the aged...and if one (you gotta do better that "I heard that") makes such a silly claim, it is no different than one Christian theologian asserting some astounding nonsense.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 01:24 PM

This gets better. "Evolutionists" prefer tigers to humans. An ex girlfriend reckoned I was a bit of a tiger if that's any good? OK, too much information but warmed the cockles of my heart anyway.

And this bit about a leading evolutionist wanting to euthanise the elderly. Brilliant! Almost as good as the bit about God putting humans on the planet a few thousand years ago. If he did, they would have gone the way of dodos and neanderthals a long time ago. How did you hide from Darwin pete?

Oh, and the bit about human life being sacred to christians. A lie. A total lie. Crusades, inquisition, priests killing unwanted babies of "fallen" women and allowing their bible to be used when pronouncing the death sentence in savage uneducated countries, and attending the executions to get the poor bastard to "repent."

This is a serious thread is it not? Are we discussing the suitability of this judge? The side show of weird people who want to bring their delusion to reality does not help.

Mind you, at least pete has the excuse of brain washing. What's Akenaton's excuse?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:44 PM

Which is why having this guy as a judge amazes people.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:42 PM

You didn't put "it may be consistent" you had "that would be a consistent position". If no 'divider' is put anywhere in this 'animal spectrum' (your term) then drawing on it for one comparison (euthenasia) has the same logic as drawing it for another (insecticide coated bed-nets maybe).

Having us as distinct from the animals allows an easy (for you - it drives most other people nuts) point of view. A lot of the human race (including many people of religion) seem to able to cope wih a more complex situation and make their own decisions (or maybe accept that of their culture). For example, we have vegans, vegetarians, vegetarians who eat fish, non-vegatarian who only eat animals that have had natural life. And so on.

Some of them squash moquitos, some don't. Some euthanase sick animals, some give painkillers to sacred (see - that word) cows until they finally drop dead (and wreck their eco-system in the process).

Moral decisions are complicated - unless you buy into an off-the-peg set.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:22 PM

I have heard of an evolutionist who, if given the choice of saving a child, or a rare tiger, was unclear which he would save

What was his name? Can you provide the context for this alleged remark and a direct quote? As the question he was allegedly asked has nothing to do with evolution, can you explain to us why you thought it necessary to say that he was an "evolutionist"? Is he a qualified evolutionary biologist or is he just someone who you disagree with?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:13 PM

not sure what your problem is " guest ". are you equating mosquitoes to people ?. but I have heard of an evolutionist who, if given the choice of saving a child, or a rare tiger, was unclear which he would save, but I freely admit I may be missing something in your argument. my argument was, that human life is sacred from a Christian perpective, but from an evolutionist perpective a human is just an evolved animal, and therefore it may be consistent with that view to eliminate a sickly adult , an unwanted baby.......or maybe even a diseased human...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:10 PM

I seem to remember promises of checks, but now it is virtually on demand.

What "checks" were promised, and to what extent have those checks been abandoned? Evidence, please.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:07 PM

at least one leading evolutionist has spoken in favour of euthanizing the aged, I hear...

Never have so many weasel words been included in such a short sentence.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:02 PM

Different rates of evolution in homo sapien can be seen when examining the intellectual stand point of pete, the Pope and others impressed by superstition.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 12:01 PM

And if you don't regard us as "just on the animal spectrum" what respect do you give to other forms of life ? Less than sacred ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 11:49 AM

if we are just on the animal spectrum as evolutionism teaches, that would be a consistent position.

Flawed logic. By the same argument in would be 'consistent' to deal with disease carrying people in the same way as disease carrying mosquitos.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 11:44 AM

bill, l have looked up trioplody. sorry to hear that you had to make a decision on this very rare condition. from my faith position, I expect I would have chosen otherwise but I can see the difficulty you faced.
slippery slope argument....well maybe, but if you view human life as sacred either end of the spectrum, it may well be a comparison argument. at least one leading evolutionist has spoken in favour of euthanizing the aged, I hear, and I suppose that if we are just on the animal spectrum as evolutionism teaches, that would be a consistent position.
and thanks for answering my query. this of course, ties in with steves posting. he accuses anti abortionists of dishonesty in campaigning for a lower limit, rather than an outright ban. but I question where it is that the dishonesty lies. when abortion was legalized in the uk, I seem to remember promises of checks, but now it is virtually on demand.    by contrast, I doubt if the anti abortionist would deny that a greater restriction was desired.
steve suggests I am inconsistent. rather, I don't want to argue from a position of which I am not sure. there does come a time , and I think fairly early on when it is obviously a child that is being aborted.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 10:22 AM

.....wonder if the "equality warriors" on Mudcat will expend one hundredth of the energy on jusice, that they do on promoting their "myth de jeur"?

Testicles-gonads-balls-nuts-two veg-knackers-cojones-family jewels-sac-bollocks-nads-rocks....

Oops sorry, thought anyone could join in...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: akenaton
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 09:08 AM

Agree with you there #......wonder if the "equality warriors" on Mudcat will expend one hundredth of the energy on jusice, that they do on promoting their "myth de jeur"?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Greg F.
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 09:02 AM

All part of the neo-conservative "War On Poor Folks", Bruce - both N & S of the 49th Parallel. But you knew that. All Hail Ron Reagan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,#
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 08:44 AM

Legal Aid in Canada is being so underfunded that the people who really need it have great difficulty accessing it. It has become especially pronounced under the Conservative government in Canada. True, provinces provide the financial aid, but eventually the money is filtered from the national capital. It has begun to ensure that economically poor people have less and less access to fair representation in legal matters. There are many reasons that poor people are over-represented in prison populations. That is one of them.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 08:26 AM

It's because it is rare and necessary that my blood boils when I see it abused...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 03:40 AM

Yes, legal aid can be abused - although there is not much of it about these days, and mostly it is not abused.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 03:20 AM

I see that Akenaton appears to have added The Daily M*il to his reading list. Just when you thought it couldn't sink any lower.

Nice bit of supporting misogyny pete, whilst we are on the subject of your friend. Stick to creationist nonsense eh? You can't and don't actually insult anyone with your delusional fantasy and society gladly accommodates people of challenging intellect. But the bit above about women?

Nasty.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Musket
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 03:10 AM

Bridge -I don't know the details. Picked it up during a speech someone made at the NHS Confederation conference. I do know that the Musket you call Mither was chair of a PCT that was subjected to a judicial review. In that case, I think he said those who brought it did it in the name of a person who successfully applied for legal aid. That was over a different matter and it was a score draw. (PCT won but lost on appeal. Conclusion - their decision that was challenged interpreted a poor wording of law.)

Hopefully Musket is reading and might know more? He tends to follow such things. I'm just a jobbing doc.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: akenaton
Date: 17 Jun 15 - 02:24 AM

bill, your quote was from Greg, not me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 11:11 PM

I said "certain restrictions" without specifying.... and this does not mean 'denial' of abortion, but merely extra discussions, warnings & counseling... along with, as I said, considerations of the woman's health and situation.. meaning married or not, the status of the father, if known...etc. One of the concerns is that many younger women are barely able to cope with all the implications, and ought to have available some advice/counseling/information.
It happens all too often that a young, unmarried girl panics and does something hurried, and often dangerous.... so even 'restrictions' would apply mostly to certified doctors who are involved.

In the last analysis, it IS her body, but even she should consider the wishes of her husband, partner,,,etc., as it may affect her future in various ways.

I too would hope that rabid anti-abortionists, as much as possible, be kept from interfering with a woman's decision.... but her decision should be an informed one. ... and yes, I do see the problem of deciding who is to 'inform' her.
None of this is easy. Education and contraception is the path to make it as close to easier as possible.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 08:31 PM

In my last but one post I accidentally left out the word "often" from the sentence "The arguments put in favour of time limits are OFTEN mischievous in the extreme". I know there are sincerely-put arguments for limits, though I don't agree with them. I was trying to highlight the mischief of those anti-abortionists who, instead of sticking to their guns and arguing consistently against all abortion (misguided though honest), try to whittle away at the time limits in the hope of getting them so impossibly low as to make abortion next to impossible for most women (despicable).


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 07:11 PM

..."yes, I would probably like to see certain restrictions followed after about 24 weeks... involving the viability of the fetus and the specifics of the mother's health and 'situation'. After that, giving up a healthy baby for adoption when she cannot reasonably care for it seems more sensible..."

Sad to say, this is at odds with your previous post that I found myself agreeing with. You're even suggesting that women should not have abortions so that they can then produce babies for adoption. All a little too Catholic for my taste. It's not your body. Write that out a hundred times, Bill.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:49 PM

The arguments put in favour of time limits are mischievous in the extreme. If you are opposed to abortion, as pete claims to be, then time limits are irrelevant, except in the sense that they are posited as a tactic: I should love to know why any anti-abortionist would wish to resort to a tactic that suggests abortion for some but not for others. Very dishonest. Second, very few very late abortions are carried out, and, in many cases, they are done because of unconscionable delays caused by medical bureaucrats who don't like abortion, by restrictive laws which create obstacles for women for whom time is of the essence or by the fact that the woman didn't know she was pregnant. There are remedies for all these circumstances that do not require a time-limit law.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:36 PM

ake: "Well, Bill, take it up with Amos 16 Jun 15 - 10:59 AM

Also, you apparently haven't met the same ones I have.
"

As I read it, Amos referred to 'insane reasoning', not insane persons. I would encourage him to use better words, though his meaning is al least clear. Insanity ought to be reserved for technical definitions of psychological status.

---------------------------------------------

Pete: ". I would be interested if you would support a limit on abortion on demand, at any stage of a pregnancy?."

Interesting question... yes, I would probably like to see certain restrictions followed after about 24 weeks... involving the viability of the fetus and the specifics of the mother's health and 'situation'. After that, giving up a healthy baby for adoption when she cannot reasonably care for it seems more sensible. (very young mothers...etc.)

" Why should an unborn child be expendable just because at a certain stage he might not be capable of life without the womb. "
I can answer that personally from 25 years ago. Because the psychological trauma of watching the 'growth' of a baby who cannot possibly survive outweighs some generalized idea that ANY termination of a pregnancy is somehow immoral. (Look up "triploidism". The doctor who explained it said that he knew of very few cases of full-term pregnancies, none of which survived more than a day or two.)



"...one day it might be the law for kids to decide if they can terminate their aged/disabled parents. "

Now, now... the 'slippery slope' argument here is going a bit far. And being an 'aged parent', I will certainly be watchful.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:18 PM

Ye gods, does this man's comedy know no bounds? :-)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:14 PM

Allan conn, please elucidate what you mean by creationists dismissing archaeology and other sciences. If anything, the archaeologist often confirms the bible after skeptics have dismissed its data.   And what other science is dismissed by creationists. Even evolutionism is dealt with, but by demonstrating how it fails science.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:11 PM

Barking mad. Say goodnight to the folks, Gracie...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 06:05 PM

Richard, what you are appealing to, is a preponderance of opinion, not of scientific fact.   The one thing we can say about consensus science, is that it ain't science. If it were, science would have halted centuries past, and we would never know what is now known.   Evolutionism changes the findings of experimental science to accomadate it's own dogma, rather than say....maybe we got it wrong, as it clashes with observational science.    Brighter minds disagree with me, yes, but there are a fair number who don't wholesale buy the Darwin dogma.    And since when did being a lawyer, make you a science authority. Methinks you don't present your case, because you can't. Fortunately, I don't need great learning, to point out the more basic damage in the evolutionist foundations.    And that is damage, many honest evolutionist actually own up to.....I can quote them, if that is required.........


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 05:15 PM

"A member of my family works in social services(housing) in this area, I know what I am talking about."

Don't you just love it when a true master of the non-sequitur posts.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: akenaton
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 05:01 PM

Richard, just read the link I provided.

A member of my family works in social services(housing) in this area, I know what I am talking about.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 05:00 PM

The morning-after pill and intra-uterine devices abort embryos. An embryo is the result of the fusion of the nuclei of an egg and a sperm. The presence of an embryo that is potentially capable of implantation means that conception has already taken place. There is some lack of clarity of thinking here from anti-abortionists (as ever). You can't have it both ways. In essence, what we refer to abortion is no different from what the morning-after pill or the coil does. Make your minds up about exactly what it is you're for or against.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 05:00 PM

Good to know that you're a misogynist as well as a creationist, pete.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: akenaton
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:55 PM

The point I am trying(perhaps clumsily) to make, is that our children now appear to be dispensable commodities, to be used or dispensed with, rather than nurtured and loved.

Governments should be encouraging young people to construct family units, rather than see children turned into bargaining chips or used in weird social experiments.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:43 PM

Pete - try to think. The vast, vast, preponderance of scientific views are that evolution is the most probable explanation. Creationism flies in the face of that vast preponderance of scientific, factual, study. A judge who forms a view in the face of the vast preponderance of the evidence is not fit for office.

Your attempts to nitpick at explanations given to you by many vastly more knowledgeable in the relevant field than you have clearly demonstrated that trying to give you a detailed rational explanation is a waste of time. You are not equipped to deal with it. Your objections are irrational.

Akenhateon, your condemnation of single parents is a new low, even for you. The suggestion that there are many young girls who choose single parenthood as a means to improve their lifestyles is another fantasy, and a vile one too. There may be a few idiots who make bad choices, and there will be a number who try to justify their position, but this sort of thing is uncommon and it is a foolish propaganda attempt to try to pretend that it is any sort of norm. Shame on you.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:32 PM

Yet another logical well thought out post from Greg ........NOT.         I do wonder, though Ake, whether girls get pregnant intentionally, to get housing and benefits , though from experience with girls we know, they do seem to get an ...entitlement...mindset, almost as if they had earn it !.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: akenaton
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:29 PM

Come on Greg, you know I have nothing against welfare and people do what they have to do under the present system.
But it works against the traditional family structure and is terminal for society.
Society is breaking down...big time and it's costing a fortune.

You see, it's this system which is insane, everyone from the top to the very bottom are scamming every penny or million they can.
We need to stop the insanity and start to get organised.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:25 PM

And of course , Richard, you get to decide what is a ....serious....study.   Meanwhile, you continue with the bluff and bluster rather than present a case for your beliefs. Seems I have to remind you all again, that though I don't claim to be able to prove biblical creation, I have presented much evidence that demonstrates it is more in accord with observable, testable, repeatable science, than evolutionism that rather starts with non negotiable commitment to naturalistic causes no matter what the evidence.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:15 PM

Atta boy, Pharoah - play the Ron Reagan welfare queen card. That's a new one for you, tho - its usually the filthy disease-ridden homosexual card. Good to know you're branching out.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: GUEST,Pete frown seven stars link
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:13 PM

First bill, though I disagree with you, you did explain your position clearly, and without the negative jibes as exhibited by some.   I do not see it as a matter of if and when a soul is imparted , rather that the child is clearly human ( and in bible teaching, known by God and made in his image ) from within the womb. Though I take the view that this is from conception , I am not dogmatic on this , and don't know if the morning after pill is an issue as such. However, it is not far after that the development of a child is evident, and many a woman seeing a child in the womb, changes their mind about destroying that dependant life. I would be interested if you would support a limit on abortion on demand, at any stage of a pregnancy?.   I don't think that whether survival has high stakes or not is a good argument. A lot of people in life have very low stakes when for instance, a terminal illness afflicts, yet still efforts are made to somehow beat the odds. Why should an unborn child be expendable just because at a certain stage he might not be capable of life without the womb.    Neither is it legitimate to leave every parent to decide if they should destroy their unborn . It is of course the law, but one day it might be the law for kids to decide if they can terminate their aged/disabled parents. Of course, those that don't want to euthanise their parents...in their case..!.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 04:13 PM

Well, Bill, take it up with Amos 16 Jun 15 - 10:59 AM

Also, you apparently haven't met the same ones I have.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: akenaton
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 03:48 PM

Here you are Bill, from the Office of National Statistics.

The main benefit is social housing Bill, a young single mother with a child or children goes straight into social housing and receives free rent, council tax and other benefits.
A young married couple must find work mainly low paid work and struggle with rent family expenses etc.

Many couples now live separately with the mother claiming state benefits.

" Your remark sure sounds like a veiled reference to certain parts of 'modern society'.... and I don't care for the implication."

Would you like to explain that remark?......I don't do "veiled references"! and of course its a comment on one sector of society, we are presently discussing "single parent families"???


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 03:26 PM

No Greg, they are not insane. They are misguided.

I am not sure what to make of those who carelessly throw around words like 'insane'.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 11:01 AM

That's because most fundagelicals are, indeed, insane.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Amos
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 10:59 AM

The best way to avoid termination of unwanted pregnancies is to use birth control, and promote its use. Some of the more extreme views expressed on the right seem to be dedicated to making pregnancy happen at any cost to any person, which is, I think, insane.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jun 15 - 09:36 AM

ake: "... modern society is moving towards the use of abortion as a convenience."

Modern society? It has been thought of that way ..by some... for centuries. The major difference is technique. (Trained doctors vs. coat hangers...etc) In the 1960s, I KNEW a guy who did occasional back-room abortions in the days before the Pill.
There is a smaller % of pregnancies being terminated now because, as I said, of modern contraception.

Even so, I question your basic assumption. You are projecting your feelings about it and suggesting you 'know' how the subjective attitudes of others are changing....unless you have some serious study to back you up.

...and    "in the UK, modern society has determined that the production of children by women without recognised partners is a means of attaining a much higher standard of living."

Well gee-gosh... exactly what parts of 'modern society' might you be referring to? Your remark sure sounds like a veiled reference to certain parts of 'modern society'.... and I don't care for the implication.

Now you have the interesting juxtaposition of claiming some parts of society are having more abortions, while others are intentionally having more children out of marriage. Makes me wonder how you arrive at these hard-to-verify conclusions.

(I am reminded of the story of the man who asserted "All Indians walk in single-file. I know because I saw an Indian once once, and HE was walking in single-file!")


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate


Next Page

 


This Thread Is Closed.


Mudcat time: 19 April 5:32 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.