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crosseyed: I believe I said that. So we're in agreement there. People of all flavors can do good things and often do. I was simply pointing out that we hear about the bad people do because that makes the news. Feel good stories are a segment of only some news programs and are a small percentage of the overall coverage.
crosseyed: Religious or non religious - lots of people doing good works. They don't often make the news. Sometimes they do but most often they don't. They represent a huge majority of people. Those that do bad and violate the trust of others most often make the news. However, especially when it comes to children, it's terrible to read that someone in a position of power abused that trusted position. Children should always be protected and loved, guided and nurtured. Whenever we read where abuses happen, it's not the fault of religion, it's the fault of the fallen heart of men and women.
universe: Well put. Not forgetting all the physical, mental and sexual abuse at the hands of religious people. Yes I know non Christian do it too. But you would expect that people looking after young children should control their urges. I know this not a religious discussion board but since it came up I wanted to add my views.
universe: Ok I wasn't focused on just religion and Christianity. Go back and look at the whole message. However as a Christian I do have many friends who do not go along with my Christian views and it has not gotten in the way of our friendships. I do not mandate they think like me and do love those who oppose my views. However the basis for my original message was the fact you cannot support anything or there are people who will attack you and label you as some bigot or other negative connotation. People should be free to express themselves without someone or group trying to automatically give you a negative label or try to silence you if they do not agree with you and that goes for everyone. In the United States we have freedom of speech and religion, etc. However sadly there are those factions who try to silence those who they disagree with and not allow for freedom of expression. I do agree that there are many abuses of the system. It hurts people who desperately need the help as there is less funding to go to those individuals. My wife and I are those who could use the extra assistance. I live off a fixed disability income of less than $1000 a month and my wife brings home about 1200 a month. We barely make it. If any emergencies arise we have to sacrifice something we need to cover it. We are denied medical assistance from Medicaid, though I was able to get my medicare premiums covered. We try apply for food stamps and they either deny us or the last time we were accepted we got 16 dollars a month. What can one buy on that for 2 people? So yes the system is broken and the next president needs to reform it and get rid of the fraud and make those who have abused the system start paying the system back.
Brian1971: imo for several century's politics and religion has killed more people then any disease. To this day both breed hate and violence. I dont think in the 21st century with our growing technical era how one can blame it on technology. People have been ignorant many years not just since we grown technically. Actually more people today hear your message. Years back your neighbors were the only ones you feuded with. Sadly, imo things will just get worse but as a christian you have the return of Jesus to look forward too. For non believers who believe in science, they too are critisized by christians. I think god fearing people should be the last folks to complain about the atheists in their life and pray for them and love them just as jesus himself would have done. I think to many Americans complain about the system that they actually abuse themselves, and then collect funds from the honest tax paying citizens.
rod03801: I liked Rubio but thought policy wise Kasich was the most experienced with balancing the budget and in military affairs around the world. But I also knew it would take a major collapse for Trump to lose it. I do not trust Hillary and Bernie wants to take everyone's money and redistribute it equally after the government pays off everything. By that time everyone will be in the poorhouse.
Brian1971: Couldn't agree more. So many "Never Trump" people. I'm absolutely "Never Hillary". Trump wasn't my personal first choice, but he will get my vote. Any of the 17 people who started the process, would be a better president than Hillary or Bernie.
You know what is really screwing up the balance of society is this PC garbage. It has gotten to a point where you can't express a view on anything without backlash and someone trying to silence it. IF you are against Gay or lesbian marriage you are a bigot or homophobe. If you express your faith publicly people try to label you a zealot and say it is inappropriate to express it. If you are for or against a candidate you get a label of some kind. I know this goes on both on the right and the left. However why is it more so on the left that when they hear a point of view they disagree with, they try to squash it with protests and violent behavior. I thought liberals were for free speech. I guess it is only true if it is speech they want to hear, otherwise you must keep quiet. You know why Trump won the GOP nomination? It is because he is different from the establishment and people are looking for something different. Also the anti-trump people and their poor behavior against him and the supporters drives the undecided voters into his corner. This PC garbage needs to stop as it is ruining this world. Any other thoughts?
Subject: Amerika plese don't go to hellary and cuba only trump!
Hey. yankeez and gringoz , no more hitlery please :(( She said rrrrr wow wow wow. Its very funny.
But Trump is better. i think he is tough guy like our Tsar. But if Trump will hurt our friendz, if they will cry (freedom fighter Snowden or Bashar The Tiger), I'll put a curse on him and Texas will go to Mexico ))