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US Strikes Back

The US has been struggling with a way to combat Iran’s involvement in Iraq. Now word has come out about the unbelievably effective use of a 50 year old weapon. This weapon has very unique characteristics. It is stealthy, small, inexpensive and lightweight; in fact, the Iranians themselves bring it into the country. Current defenses have been ineffective. Iranian officials have called it “destructive” and a “danger.”

There is one potential downside to this weapon; it targets children. This could lead to extensive world criticism, but surprisingly so far it has not.

It seems when a country is a theocracy, it gives an enemy a much wider arsenal of weapons to employ.

What is this weapon? Yes its Barbie.

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Both McCain and Obama have received controversial endorsements recently. McCain from a John Hagee a televangelist nutjob with anti-Jewish/Catholic views. Obama from Louis Farrakhan another whackjob with anti-Jewish views

Despite their views, both of these “religious” men actually have large followings. Give Obama credit; he “denounced and rejected” Farrakhan’s endorsement. McCain, however, so desperate for conservative religious right support he has not denounced Hagee’s endorsement.

It is amazing what is legitimized under the name of religion.

Any candidates accepting atheist endorsements?

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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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