Should the NSA be Watching Comrade Sanders?

McCarthyism (noun)
1. the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.
2. the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

Christians /Jewish / Muslims: How do make prayer a daily habit?

When I don't pray, things actually go wrong. No coincidence. I ignore prayers for some time, and my life really changes. So, I get back to prayer. Plus, if I don't pray, I end up in self reproach and depression.

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Theresmore Theresmore

When is it right for a girl to have an abortion?

only when it's absolutely necessary like when she is pregnant and no longer wants to be

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ShannonIsAUnicorn ShannonIsAUnicorn

When is it right for a girl to have an abortion?

Why does any comment that suggests a woman should choose when to have an abortion downvoted? It's not like aborting a fetus is a simple solution to seek. They take careful decision and can cost from $350 to $900 for an in-clinic procedure. People tend to think that women are just fickle, irresponsible **** for no real reason, that any woman at any moment would think, "I hate babies--abort this pl0x XDDDD." If a woman proceeds with an abortion, you better believe that she fully understands the consequences of the abortion.

And being pregnant is not something that will keep a guy tied to his one-night-stand. If abstinence was not the only major form of contraception taught to the newly sexually active, if safe abortion clinics were made available to ANY woman in need for the past fifty years, female breadwinners would not make up such a large portion of the family demographic.

We need to stop running America like a patriarchy and start running it like every vote is accounted for.

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Shadi Shadi

A woman wants the right to "choose" what to do with her OWN body. An unborn child is not HER body, it's the unborn child's body. I say let the woman kill herself if she wants to terminate a pregnancy. Amirite?

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RogueLoner_DDS RogueLoner_DDS

So I guess I'm the first one to post that they believe in God...awkward.

To acknowledge some of the other commenters above me: Yes. There are lots of reasons to not believe in God. Yes, you may not have seen any scientific proof that God exists.

One of my favorite quotes is "If you look for the light, you can often find it. IF you look for the dark, it's all you will ever see." I think it's the same with God. You have to open your heart and mind in order to see him.

Some say that there is no reason to believe in God. Well, for me, there is no reason to NOT believe in God. He has answered my prayers. Not all of them, but some of the more important ones.

When I was 11, I moved to another state and had the worst time making friends. I prayed to God to ask him to reveal a friend to me. When I was 12, at lunch one day, I walked up to a group of girls sitting at a table. As soon as I sat down, they all got up and moved one table over. The next day at lunch, I walked up to a different girl that I had a class with, and asked "Is it okay if I sit with you?" Her response was, "I want you to." I knew that was God. I became really good friends with that group of girls, and they were my first line of defense in middle school.

Still, I didn't really have someone I could call my best friend. I prayed for God to send me a best friend. At 13, I met KT. We are still best friends at 19, even though we are now at different colleges. We are each other's 2 a.m.

At the start of the fall semester, I constantly prayed about deciding a major. I had the worst time trying to commit to one thing for the rest of my life. I was debating between English and Psychology. One day, I was walking to class, and this random girl I have never seen before came up to me and started talking to me like she'd known me for months. She asked me about my major. I explained my situation to her. She shrugged her shoulders and said, "Do both". Then we parted ways without me even knowing her name, and I have never seen that girl since. I knew that was God sending me a message. I am now double majoring in psychology and English (Creative Writing) and have decided to become a child psychologist and a writer when I grow up (if I ever do. ha.).

These past few months at college have been terrible for me. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in November. I had trouble making friends, keeping up with my schoolwork (once I even forgot about a test. Like, completely and totally forgot about it. I didn't even study for it), eating right, and I even had trouble getting out of bed before 2 p.m. on most days. I have been keeping that from my parents. We have been fighting about college for years now. I have been praying to God for months to help me; to help me manage my stress, to help me find a place that feels right, to help me find the path that he has in store for me, and most of all, to help me be happy. Tonight, I received my acceptance letter from the Disney College Program. I am the happiest I have been since...Junior year, maybe? Two Decembers ago? I'm going to be living at the Happiest Place On Earth for half a year. I don't have to be at my personal hell of a school for a whole semester. That was God. I swear to you, that was 100% God answering my prayers.

I know that God has been in each and every one of your lives. You probably just haven't opened your eyes to him, yet. It even took me a while to realize that my prayers have been answered.

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BetterThanEzra1119 BetterThanEzra1119

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Congratulations on your acceptance! I really enjoyed reading your response. It was very touching, and you shouldn't feel awkward at all about believing in God. You're right about how it takes a while to realize that you can't find God by reason...He's here. He's all around us. Within each and every one of us. Just because we can't see him doesn't mean he isn't here. Faith is about knowing that things will get better through prayer and realizing that there is something out there bigger than all of us. It's really a beautiful thing. (smile)

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Dami Dami

If only it were that simple. Some people are lucky and it is simple to them. But what if a parent has trouble finding an open position in another company? What if they have to move halfway across the country in order to get a job that provides maternity/paternity leave? What if they're bound by contract not to leave the company for a certain amount of time?

And I don't think your comparison is very comparable. Maternity/paternity leave is a GOOD thing. It is nowhere near as bad as dropping bombs.

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BetterThanEzra1119 BetterThanEzra1119

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Also, by his logic, it'd be okay to pay people 2 cents an hour like they do in some places

No minimum wage laws because apparently that's slavery

2 cents an hour sounds like slavery to me
Not minimum wage laws

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fuzala fuzala

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I have been waiting for someone to show me evidence for 18 years. Come on, show me. This will be hilarious!

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

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Romans 1:18-21 teaches that God has made evidence of His existence so abundantly obvious to all mankind that there is no excuse for denying Him. Try rubbing the cynicism from your eyes and looking out the window.

Or,
You can read what a former atheist wrote if you feel you can relate better to that.
http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html

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Budwick Budwick

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Yes. It is a simple question we ask but all people do is spit out the same old BS. My grandmother live to be 95 and she was the same as me. Never got an answer her entire life.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

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You ARE getting answers. You just reject them. That would be YOUR problem.

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Budwick Budwick

I don't know...maybe the process of coming out of the uterus and no longer living solely from the mother?

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BetterThanEzra1119 BetterThanEzra1119

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according to most doctors and science, once outside the mother and able to live and breath on its own,, in religious text a baby is not viable utill 30 days after birth..

Biblical law regarding birth is confined to laying down the period of ritual impurity of the mother (Lev. ... The child is not considered viable until it is 30 days old.

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clayslayer clayslayer

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.

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I'm sick of religious zealots thinking they own America!

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Tiffanee Tiffanee

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When Jesus arrived at the pearly gates,, St.Peter asked him,, what ya been doing big guy.? Jesus said "Not much, just hanging around"..

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clayslayer clayslayer

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When Jesus, the Son of God, walked this earth, He Himself declared that the clean/unclean food laws of the Old Testament were now abolished by God. You can read about it, for example, in Mark 7:18-19, where Jesus tells His disciples, “Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him; because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” (Thus He declared all foods clean.)”

In other words, in Christ the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament have come to an end—no more sacrifices, no more Levitical priesthood, no more cleanliness laws. Those “dividing walls” (see Ephesians 2:14-16), separating Jews and Gentiles, have been torn down in Christ and His once-for-all sacrifice.

Just an FYI though, blasphemy is still a big no - no.

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religion is a belief structure and it is our beliefs that determine if a thing is good our bad. to identify one belief structure as good or evil is to say if you don't think like me then your evil. much in the same way a family can raise a child to believe that he is better just because of the color of his skin religion can do the same thing and depending on how a dogma is interpreted it may be ok for you to kill someone just because they don't agree. our beliefs need to be questioned all the time. and if you can not question what you believe then how can you question what others believe.

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It wouldn't if religions didn't advocate some of the most heinous acts imaginable. But. They do.

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Sobriquet

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And they also advocate some pretty damn great things.

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Wunderscore Wunderscore

Women created from man to make like decisions. We are given thought, intelligence to many different levels, common sense, we walk, talk, live. Our choice is what we have to live each day with. Abortion, tubal ligation, or children. All extremely large desiciosions that are with that person daily upon what direction they took.

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Cauzisaid

Help me understand the
difference/similarities between:

- End-of-life support
(e.g., feeding tube, respirator)
- Prenatal life support
(e.g., umbilical cord, amniotic sac)
- Postnatal life support
(e.g., bottles/breast milk, cribs/blankets)

Is withholding any or all of these service
ever "necessarily unethical"?

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VicZinc VicZinc

In response to “Help me understand the...

A baby can perform life-sustaining processes. Obviously food and shelter must be provided. But the organ functions necessary for life can be completed independently.

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Wunderscore Wunderscore

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