- The early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus
- The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults
- Contemporary Christians are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion
- Fundamentalism is as strong today as it ever has been, with an alarming 44% of Americans believing that Jesus will return to earth in their lifetimes
You all make science a laughing stock. You present science and facts just to present your viewpoint
– Sandy Rios
Three weeks ago, federal guidelines approved insurance companies to cover birth control with no co-pay costs. Predictably, conservative Christians have been up in arms over this issue (excuse the pun).
Sandy Rios compares birth control, and counseling for abuse to manicures and pedicures in this clip: “We’re $14 trillion in debt and now we’re going to cover birth control, breast pumps, counseling for abuse? Are we going to do pedicures and manicures as well?” She has serious problems with women having greater access to birth control, because according to her, they have more of an incentive then to become more sex-crazed. Indeed, she looks at babies as a deterrence to women becoming this way: “Having a baby is not the worst thing. I think having multiple sex partners without any kind of restraint or responsibility is much more damning”. Of course Viagra being provided to men under Medicare is of no problem to her. Men are obviously much more in control of their sexual desires.
Similarly, Steve King (US rep. for Iowa’s 5th congressional district) argues that providing free birth control could end the human race. No, I’m not making this up: “Preventing babies from being born is not medicine. That’s not — that’s not constructive to our culture and our civilization. If we let our birth rate get down below replacement rate we’re a dying civilization”.
Sandy Rios is a FOX News Contributor, a conservative columnist, radio talk show host, and the Vice President of Family-Pac Federal (on the front lines of the “battles” for tradition values and limited government aka making sure the status quo in this country stays intact). She has (of course) been awarded the 2005 Henry Hyde Leadership Award, Pro-Life Action League’s “Protector Award”, Eagle Forum‘s Excellence Award, and Family PAC’s 1999 “Conservative of the Year”, for all her efforts to keep women down to ensure that the majority can never stand up to the tiny number of individuals that hold all the power and money.
Great take by Steven Colbert on this issue:
Sam Harris is an author, neuroscientist, and CEO of “Project Reason“, a foundation to promote scientific knowledge and secular values in society. Similar to Christopher Hitchens, he is a strong critic of religion, particularly of Christianity and Islam.
44% of Americans believe it is either “certain” or “probable” that Jesus will return to Earth within the next fifty years
– Sam Harris