Monday, June 23, 2008


The following statements are based on actual conversations I've had. I indicate who I am speaking with in bold.

Liberal-All politicians can do is lie. They just tell people what they want to hear. I'm voting for Obama because he'll end the war.

Catholic Apologist-Scripture is very confusing as the multiplicity of Protestant denominations proves. That's why we need a Pope and Magisterium to infallibly interpret it for us. Thankfully Jesus provided for us an infallible Pope and Magisterium to do just that. How do I know this? Mt 16:18 clearly teaches this point.

Protestant Apologist-Roman Catholics are crazy. The bible is clear. Jesus had siblings. They must have hardened hearts. That's why they don't accept the plain teaching of Scripture. And Jesus never taught that he would return a second time within a generation.

Typical Conservative-WWI (20 million dead) WWII (72 million dead) the Korean War (2 million dead) Vietnam (4 million dead) the Gulf War (maybe 100,000 dead), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (maybe 100,000 dead so far) were all just wars. Islam is a violent religion, and the thought of weapons in the hands of such people is frightening.

Neocon-The government that governs least governs best. Best to get government out of the way and let people work out their own problems than to bring in the heavy hand of government and use force. Meanwhile, let's go overseas and use our government to force our type of living on foreign countries.

Everybody-The government always lies to get us into war. FDR probably knew before hand about Pearl Harbor. Lyndon Johnson lied about the Gulf of Tonkin. Anybody that says 9/11 was a conspiracy is a nut job. (Note, I do not think 9/11 was an inside job, but I do think it odd that people are considered lunatics for suspecting that it was).

Liberal Atheist-(With regards to free speech and war)-The Constitution is clear. I can publish any cartoon of Mohamed I want. And Bush shouldn't go to war without a declaration. That's what the founders intended. Why does Bush think he can ignore the Constitution? (With regards to abortion)-The Constitution is a living document. You want to make us stick with this antiquated text? A right to an abortion is in the 4th amendment if you allow some evolution.

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