Huckabee and the Evangelical right
After one of Mike Huckabee's speeches I was absolutely floored. The man said that the constitution was easier to change than the word of god and that we need to bring those morals into the government legislation. He refereed to the constitution as a modern document, implying that it was a liberal tool that was against religion. Is this man serious??? The constitution, which has served the country for over 2 centuries, was INTENDED to separate the church and the state because this country was founded on the beliefs of religious freedom. How can a man call himself a true American when he consistently contradicts one of the most basic fundamentals of the forming of the United States. Our government is NOT run based on the Bible. How can so many people continue to believe that this man and root for this man! This causes me great concern. The majority of the country seems to have forgotten the lessons of 7th grade American History. Everyone knows we need change but a farther diversion from the basic foundation of our country will only send us farther away from a true democracy and into a complete state of disarray. I am becoming more and more worried as the days go on that the constitution and all the brilliant work and effort that has gone into it is being torn apart and trampled by those who believe they must enforce their beliefs on everyones lives. It is oppression, in all senses of the word. and it scares me that these people will fool too many people into believing they know what they are talking about.
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'.
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