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"He's not saying God caused bone cancer or the rest of human suffering"
Depending on which version of the Problem of Evil he's adressing(he doesn't specify) he actually does. An all-knowing god would cause nature to exist in a specific way, fully knowing every consequence, and bone cancer is part of nature. Therefore god not only caused but willfully caused bone cancer.
Or, as it's been more simply put:
“The root problem with Christianity is that their god is supposed to be all-powerful and benevolent. It sounds like an easy sell, but when life turns completely to shit, you have to come up with all kinds of whacked-out reasons for why kindly old Jehovah saw fit to run over little Timmy with a combine harvester and leave him in a state of vegetative, limbless agony for eighteen years.”
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There's little that giving France money for a bunch of useless world leader summits will do to stop climate change.
If climate change is indeed anthropogenic, you know what would actually help?
Sanctioning China and India for polluting the fuck out of the world while the US is one of the leading nations reducing their pollution.
Who said anything about France? Read Trump's budget proposals. He's cutting American science funding in favor of military spending.
Not saying military funding is a bad thing, I'm just not a fan of how they use it, e.g., more on fancy equipment instead of on medical care for veterans.
it's even funnier how climate research wont be able to have any noticeable effects on hurricanes for another 150 years at least.
It certainly won't have any influence at all if we don't even bother trying to have any effect. Also, pretty bold statement.
Nah, if we built a couple more solar panels last week, we'd live in a world free of hazardous weather, poverty and war by now.
Ha , if only it were that simple.
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Then why aren't you calling for the statue of Robert Byrd to be taken down? It's okay if you don't know who he is, that's what Google is for. But my point is that these people are yanking down statues of people they know nothing about who were alive hundreds of years ago.
If you anything about the Civil War and the events surrounding it, you'd know that the only real traitors were Lincoln and those who were in with him.
Before the war, states had the right to leave the union if they passed a state vote. All the Confederate States passed this vote, seceded from the union, and created their own Confederate Union. Because this was costing the North (as they could not longer heavily tax the South), Lincoln started his reunification war with ending Southern slavery as his cheap excuse. (note: at the time,
slave owners weren't affected by this; only Southern slave owners were barred from ownership.)
> Goes to war with a sovereign union
> "only real traitor"
So this is what it's like to live in alabamey
Yes, Lincoln's Union attacked the sovereign Confederate Union for no other reason than to force its states to rejoin the union he ran, despite his union having laws for state rights that allowed them to leave without repercussions. He betrayed his own nation by trampling on the rights of states, all to ensure that the interests of himself and his funders were kept.
What law was it, exactly, which said "if a state secedes there is automatically an international treaty between the USA and seceded states that congress will not declare war for a period of ten years"? Anyways, thanks, I have never seen anyone in the US think like you, it's a very novel and stupid argument.
Well of course that's a stupid argument; it's called a straw man, and you did a passable job setting it up and knocking it down again.
Anyway, there was nothing specific treaty saying that the U.S. couldn't immediately attack and annex any state that legally seceded, of course. However, in the civilized world (even back then), it is unacceptable for one sovereign nation to attack another without good reason. As the southern states had seceded quite legally, the North lacked a good reason and had to invent something that looked like one. I figured this was common sense, but if you had that, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
"Straw man"? You said the union had laws disallowing them from imposing repercussions on the seceding states, with your argument being Lincoln is a traitor for breaking the laws of the union, no?
Anyways, we're not getting anywhere. Peace out!
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Heh! It is very true, however, the winners write the history books.
The funny thing is the whole South thing was also about bucking a controlling central government (a.k.a. 'states rights'). The South never sent hundreds of thousands of men off to fight and die just to keep slaves, which were only owned by the rich.
Fun fact: the going rate was $1658 in 1860, but the only conversion into today's dollars I could find was a 2006 quote $41K using CPI and $32K using GDP, and since they did not finance back then, it was 'cash on the barrel head'. So literally, the only people who owned slaves were those who could afford luxury goods--the rich.
But anyway, the statues were about honoring the fallen dead rather than glorifying what was fought over (again, not slaves).
What do you think, then, of the additional provisions in the Confederate Constitution solidifying slavery and the "cornerstone speech" asserting the role of blacks as slaves?
Benedict Arnold was also a traitor who thought he was doing the right thing surrendering to the crown. I don't see statues about him. I mean not to offend.
Traitors to a country that was unjustly taxing them and taking away their rights and property. Slavery is bad. But what the north did was the equivalent of going to an agricultural state and taking all their farm equipment without payment and then expecting them to pay the same taxes they were paying before even though they can't do anywhere near as much work to pay those taxes. Lincoln didn't care about slaves, but it was best reason to get the north to fight the south. The north was rich and didn't need slaves anyway.
That's not true. While taxation had a very small role in the secession, it wasn't the primary reason. The southern states began to secede shortly after the election of Lincoln because he was a known abolitionist, and they believed he would threaten their way of life (slavery). This happened between the end of 1860 to the beginning of 1861. With the civil war breaking out only a month after Lincoln's inauguration. They weren't being taxed unjustly, and they still had their slaves. They simply didn't like that he won the election.
Also Lincoln didn't use slavery to justify the civil war. He actually had to avoid making it about slavery, instead insisting that his motive was purely to keep the Union intact. (Even in the north freeing the slaves was a hard sell back then). Although one of his true motivations was the abolition of slavery. It wasn't until the south was ready to surrender that he was able to push through the 13th amendment. He didn't even attempt to go after slavery until 1863 with the emancipation proclamation, which essentially used a loophole to temporarily free the slaves by recognizing them as property and seizing them as wartime contraband.
Except that Lincoln was most definitely NOT an abolitionist...at least not at first. He had a change of heart towards the end of 1864, but by then the war had already turned in the Union's favor. Even then, he was more in favor of sending the slaves back to Africa than anything else, and didn't see them as equal to whites.
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