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Comment: Re:Is anyone really surprised? (Score 1) 234

They are also working to cut the NASA climate research budget;

Not exactly accurate...they are trying to get this research done by NOAA, as it is the proper place. NASA is about flight/space, not about earth science, so they are trying to get the earth science people (NOAA) to do most of the work/paying, not NASA.

Comment: Re:Suicide mission (Score 1) 909

by Coren22 (#49613371) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

The thing is, the state already separated the two (religious and civil), but it wasn't good enough. Civil Union was created as an acceptable compromise, but as of about 3 years ago or something, it was decided that Civil Unions weren't good enough. Civil unions have been around since the 90s and were offered as a compromise between the religious foundation of marriage, and the civil aspects to include homosexual unions. So, rather than fix the laws surrounding civil unions, instead, it was decided that marriage had to be nondiscriminatory. As marriage is a religious ceremony (called holy matrimony in the Catholic church), at the root redefining marriage is an attempt to attack the church.

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Also important:
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You can try to claim that it is a civil ceremony, and therefore should be taken from the chruch, but from what I read, it started as a religious ceremony, and the name marriage originates from Latin, which was widely used by the church, which is why it was brought into English and French.

Comment: Re:Suicide mission (Score 1) 909

by Coren22 (#49612201) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

If you want to hold it in city hall, call it a Civil Union. Marriage was co opted because it was known to be unpalatable to the religious as it is a religious ceremony.

With how all the anti discrimination crap going around, do you really think that the churches will be allowed to not marry homosexual couples in the future? I just don't see that exception remaining around with all the anti religious positions of the left...

Comment: Re:Suicide mission (Score 1) 909

by Coren22 (#49611903) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Unfortunately, in many Middle Eastern cultures, they believe in "an eye for an eye", so they feel that since you killed my son, I should now kill you. It doesn't matter to them that their son was trying to commit murder at the time. So for every one of them we kill with bombs and guns, we produce blood feuds with leads to more Jihadis.

Comment: Re:The Perfect Bait (Score 1) 909

by Coren22 (#49611785) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Any Middle Eastern country? In any of the primarily Islamic countries Christians are forced to pay gold to continue being Christian. ISIS has been murdering Christian children since they first started taking over Iraq and Syria.

The main difference is that Jesus taught Christians to turn the other cheek. Mohammed taught that anyone who doesn't worship him should die.

Comment: Re:No, probably not (Score 1) 909

by Coren22 (#49611713) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

If the US wanted the Oil in Iraq, wouldn't it have been much faster and cheaper to just buy it off them? Instead, the sanctions stayed in place until the war. Iraq would have loved to sell us oil, but for some reason they preferred gassing the Kurds to oil profits. As far as domination goes, do you really believe that the US is out for domination? Why would we want to rule all your crappy countries?

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