Re: A possibly disgusting aside...
- I am an agnostic because I don't believe it can
be proven either way if there is a higher force, but
I definatly don't believe in the christian god the
poster was refering to.<br><br>Anyway, it doesn't matter
what the majority's religious belifs are, the
GOVERNMENT (not the people of the government) must be
without religion, or god, and there for by defination
A-THEIST (a-, without ; theist, god....and atheism is a
lack of belif, not a belif system, not a religion.)
For there to be a true seperation of church and
state. This may not be the way some people want it, but
consitutionally, this is how it has to be. MY real problem was
with the idea that "we" would somehow be superior to
an "atheist" nation in our morals....look at all the
wonderful things state suported religion is doing over in
the middle east! Any one of any faith or lack there
of can be totally moral, or completly lack morals.
- Here's a new debate topic - animal rights v.
animal welfare. Excuse me if it's already been taken.
I'm just bored and need something to do. Personally,
I support animal welfare. I think groups like PETA
and HSUS definately need to sort out some problems -
don't think I that I think adopting animals and
everything is wrong, because I adopted a dog from our local
shelter last Feb., but look at the statistics (found from
<a href=http://littlegems.hypermart.net/1/ARA.html target=new>http://littlegems.hypermart.net/1/ARA.html</a>) - PETA sent Rodney Coronado's "support
committee", the guy who bombed the animal research place,
$45,200, which is 15 times as much as they donate to
animal shelters every year. Less than .03% ($5,000)of
PETA's $13.4 million dollar budget was given to shelter
spay/neuter programs in the US. 90% of PETA's donation money
was spent on it's new satellite offices in Germany.
HSUS does not operate a single shelter, even though
they have a 40 million dollar budget.That's enough to
operate at least one good shelter in every state, plus
they'd have enough money left over to feed, spay,
neuter, and save the lives of thousands of dogs and cats
every year. But they did manage to pay it's president
and vice president a combined amount of $446,882.
Something seems a little fishy, maybe they're really not
devoted to animal rights, just lots of $?<br>Whitewolf