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In this case the Intelligent Designers are Mitsubishi engineers.

This car is the most fun for the money of any automobile made. I owned a 2003 and the new 2008 is much better. As fast as a Vette, more practical and roomy than a M3 at a fraction of the price. And all-wheel-drive, too!

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I was listening to Coast-to-Coast radio the other night on the drive home. I always find it humorous. There was a guest discussing the Ancient Astronauts. I hadn’t heard this nonsense discussed since the 60’s when Chariots of the Gods was a phenomenon.

Shortly into the discussion, I realized this is the same theory as Intelligent Design without the religious underpinnings.

I guess there are really no new crackpot theories, just recycled old ones.

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This is too good!!

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Why can’t we atheists just let it go. Certainly we agree religion has influenced America, so what’s the big deal about the reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance. How could it hurt. I definitely support the separation of church and state argument that has been extensively debated, but I have a more basic reason for wanting God out of the pledge. I love my country.

The United States of America is real, it exists, unlike God which is not real. If one is an atheist God is like the Tooth Fairy. If you love your country and you hear this:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under the Tooth Fairy, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Would you want to make this pledge?

It’s not that I don’t respect the right to believe whatever you want, I just don’t want what you believe to reflect unfavorably on the country that I love and respect.

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