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Comment Re:People like you are the problem (Score 1) 1139

Yes, we did. There were a large number of deaths from accidental shootings in schools, as well as one off murders. There weren't a lot of mass murders. Part of that may be do to the arms available. If you look at the history of shootings in schools, it's mostly some kids .22.

Comment Re:People like you are the problem (Score 1) 1139

Christ in a biscuit. GP means guns that put out deadly fire at a high rate. Your lecturing doesn't change the point. Proper handling of guns on your family's part also doesn't change the fact that little Johnny next door will be running fast and loose when he brings his gun to school.

Comment Re:Gun-free zone? (Score 1) 1139

"When will people understand that only law-abiding people pay any attention to laws? "

When it starts being true, I suppose? Maybe you should try to understand that criminals do pay attention to the law and it affects their behavior.

"When will they grasp the concept that labeling something a "gun-free zone" doesn't magically do ANYTHING?"

Nothing does anything magically. What gun free zones do is reduce accidental and impulse shooting. They don't do much to prevent deliberate mass killing.

"Criminals will still have guns and they'll still bring them into a "gun-free zone" no matter how many signs are posted."

It means that if you stop a criminal before he commits the crime, you can get him on gun possession even if you can't prove anything else.

Comment Re:Gun-free zone? (Score 2) 1139

Norway had one massive shooting. Israel and Switzerland both have a high rate of gun ownership (though stricter laws than US and better gun training.

That leaves Slovakia, which had 1 shooting which killed 8 people, and Finland which had 2 shootings killing a total of 8 people. They don't really look like "Little Americas."

Comment Re:Science and Christianity are NOT compatible (Score 1) 260

"They seek from the Bible inspiration, a cultural identity, "

This part has me confused. non-Christians consider scripture to be a moral fable that delivers a message that's not literal. They seek inspiration from the Bible but not doctrine. What they don't do is get a cultural identity from it. But what do you mean by that? Surely you don't mean that Christians identify with 2000 year old Middle Easterners. I suspect you're skipping over the important bit about what makes a Christian a Christian, and that bit probably has something to do with belief.

Comment Re:Let's face it... (Score 1) 260

Plank was, of course, wrong. See Darwin for the most obvious example.

There are plenty of religious intellectuals. There are plenty of religious scientists, but common religious beliefs have been fairly steadily eroded by science on an immense scale. This process continues.

The fundamental question of science is "How may I be wrong?" This is a very difficult question to ask. It's more natural to ask "How may I be right?" Mythological thinking survives quite well when subjected only to the latter question, but the former question is deadly to it.

C. S. Lewis's defense of Christianity is pathetic. I find it disheartening that anyone would find him convincing, or think that he is a great intellectual.

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