Originally posted by FSBlueApocalypse
I would like to see how they came up with that statistic
If you cannot find it in a library in your area (try at a local college), then check out pg 79-121 on Vox Day's book The Irrational Atheist
(you can download the e-book for free here
). Day used the text as the centerpiece of his
dismantling of the "religion=war" argument.
Say what? Every study ever done on Africa shows that abstinence only education only helped spread AIDS worse then areas where information was freely
I'm afraid you've been sold a false story. Find the book AIDS in Africa - A Betrayal
by Edward Green (A review of the book is available at
The Weekly Standard
. In Uganda, which used an
abstinence only program, HIV infection rates dropped sharper than in any other nation in Africa. Other African nations began to follow suit, until the
threat of being cut off fom American and other foreign aid began. It is a scandal that is completely unreported.
is another article from the Heritage Foundation on the subject.
And that's 5 too many
Well, while you and I see eye to eye on the need to utilize doctors when sick of injured, the issue of freedom of conscience is not to be treated
lightly. Whether that conscience is informed by religious or secular sources, it is still theirs to follow and cannot be taken away with out right of
due process. While it is tempting to say that withholding medical treatment to a child is abuse, legally and morally its not that simple; if the
motive is to harm the child then yes, it is abuse. If there is a complete lack of concern one way or another for the child, then yes there is abuse.
But if there is a genuine concern for the child's wellbeing, but a severe disagreement on how best to make that happen, there is no abuse, legally or
Quite a few evangelical denominations believe women have no place outside the home. I know Billy Graham has said similar statements when discussing
the issue of women priests.
Having defined roles for men and women is not the same as a complete ban on women in leadership roles. The Assemblies of God frown on women pastors,
yet when Pastor Charles Thomas of Crystal Springs AG in Jacksonville Florida died, his wife Kay took over with the blessings of the denomination.
Again, there are quite a few Christian denominations speaking about how God hates gays and says they're going to hell.
We must be careful to make sure we are hearing what we think we're hearing. While I have no doubt there are Phelps clones out there, warning people
of the consequences of their actions and offering an alternative is different than pronouncing them condemned and writing them off.