Only 90 years separated the lightbulb from the moon landing, only 22 more until the worldwide web, and just 9 more to sequence the human genome.
Sarah Palin 2012 button
This is a real button handed out at the CPAC conference. Real America(TM) votes with its gut, not with words or facts.
Why is Jennifer Garner on a Palin button?
OH MY GOD.
OH MY GOD.
THERE ARE TEARS IN MY EYES.
Got a new phone. I like it but I’m a little disappointed in Sprints “3G” data speeds. Maybe I need more G’s
This is the best response to the introduction, “Hi, I’m a Tea-partier!” It answers nearly every talking point.
Oh my god yes.
this is so good.
I live in America. More than that, I am an American. Even more than that, I love being an American. I love my country (even if at times I do not like those in power) an am proud of the military service my father and two brothers have performed.
That disclaimer aside, I am just about fed up with the term “Judeo-Christian”. We hear it all the time about how our system of government and ethics is rooted in Judeo-Christian fundamentals. What does that term mean, exactly.
According to WikiPedia it is a term that evolved in the late 19th century, but its earliest uses were quite derogatory, especially in Germany. The modern connotation was not employed in the USA until 1939, and as one might suspect, it is a thinly veiled way of saying “Christians are right, and just so we don’t seem anti-Semitic, Jews almost have it figured out, too.”
And it is true, for sure, that the basis of Christianity (which is the religion who has the most followers with 33.06% of the world’s population being counted) is that of the Old Testament, which is a large portion of Jewish doctrine. Christianity is the child of Judaism, in many respects.
If you look to sheer numbers, though, Judiasm has a very small population of believers (0.23%) which is smaller than Athiesm (2.35%), Non-religious (11.92%), and even Sikhs (0.39%). It would seem that the Jewish faith is quite marginalized, more along the lines of Wiccans (Spirits at 0.20%).
And, the Jewish faith questions Christianity in several huge ways, such as doubting if Jesus Christ ever existed, and if he did, he certainly wasn’t a prophet of God or His offspring. Also, Jewish laws proscribe very strict rules for diet, which Christians conveniently ignore.
There are, in fact, three world religions (and a fourth if you count the even more marginalized Baha’is faith) that trace their origins to a common source - that of Abraham. These Abrahamic Religions account for over half of the world’s population and they share a monotheistic belief system and trace their origins to Abraham, who was a descendant of Sham, who was of course the son of Noah. they also share a linked history, often describing the same events, and trace their code of ethics to similar foundations.
The third Abrahamic faith, naturally yet unmentioned, is Islam. With 20.28% of the world’s population as members, it has two orders of magnitude more believers than Judiasm, and actually recognizes Jesus Christ as a prophet of God. In many ways, Islam is closer to Christianity than Judiasm.
So, why, then is Islam purposefully excluded from the party? If the foundations are the same, and there are many more followers, wouldn’t it seem beneficial to change our terminology a bit?
Just a thought.
I love it.
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