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Name: Manny Goldstein
Gender: Male
Hometown: Greater Boston
Home country: USA
Current location: Remulak, as far as I can tell
Member since: Tue Aug 30, 2005, 08:44 AM
Number of posts: 34,589

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Burning people to death. Didn't Christians do that a few years back?

For being "witches" and whatnot?

And my own peeps, the Jews, had a few episodes way back that sound roughly in line with what ISIS is doing, e.g. Samuel 15:

"Thus says the Lord of hosts, I have noted what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.

No, I'm not saying that killing for the Lord is OK. Rather, I don't think that killing for the Lord is exclusive of any particular religion. In fact, I don't think it's part of any real religion; killing is killing, and some religious claptrap is sometimes used as an excuse, just as "God's will" is used to explain away all sorts of suffering and exploitation.

I prefer Abraham Lincoln's religion, it avoids this kind of suffering:

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."
- Abraham Lincoln


Update: seems like President Obama agrees with me:http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026184066
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:45 PM (244 replies)

Glenn Greenwald tells the truth, and makes many uncomfortable

He's precisely who the Founders had in mind when carving out freedom for the press.

I agree with Rachel Maddow, Michael Moore and Bill Moyers: Greenwald is a Liberal treasure, we are very fortunate that he does what he does.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 05:36 PM (223 replies)

Maybe I've been wrong about Hillary

I had her pegged as someone who never stuck her neck out, but it turns out that some of her positions are pretty controversial for, say, the 1700s:


Posted by MannyGoldstein | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 01:10 AM (8 replies)

Question: when was it settled science that vaccinations don't cause autism?

By what year?

Thanks in advance.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:59 PM (148 replies)

Eight years ago, a new Republican had a lock on the Presidential nomination every month,

and Hillary was utterly unstoppable. Utterly.


Actually, I think many of us forget to remember. But let's try.

It's roughly a year before some Republican, Goddess knows who, will win the Iowa caucuses. And before the Talking Heads are simply amazed by that contest's Democratic winner.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Mon Feb 2, 2015, 10:56 PM (0 replies)

Maybe Pete Carroll is still on the Pats payroll

Someone needs to look into that.
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 11:37 PM (0 replies)

The most interesting last minute of football ever

Three things rarely or never seen. In one minute.

The c-c-c-catch.

The dumbest play ever called.


Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 11:28 PM (37 replies)

Not so easy at 12.5 PSI,

is it, Tom?
Posted by MannyGoldstein | Sun Feb 1, 2015, 09:00 PM (46 replies)
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