That's a bad philosophy.There's a reason why my main philosophy to life is "people are idiots."
You are correct. People are inherently, bad natured. Why? Well the answer is simple: Adam and Eve. Since The Fall, sin has been an inherent part of mankind. There is no way to shake or defeat it, because it's a part of us. Galatians as whole addresses the "law" (ten commandments) pretty well. We even fail at following ten simple rules. That's why Jesus came and died for our sins.I agree. But sometimes it's the only explanation I have for things that I see happening in the world.That's a bad philosophy.There's a reason why my main philosophy to life is "people are idiots."
I was more referring to him leaving in a huff when a large group of people disagreed with him, accusing everyone of failing to even try to actually understand the issue.I've actually been there for years now. There's a reason why my main philosophy to life is "people are idiots." ArcticFox, there's more than enough room on my little island if you want to join me in my isolation. My wife and family have the hut over by the coconut trees, but there's room for another hut by the crab pots.
My apologies if anyone thought I was referring to anyone here in the thread as an idiot. My statement isn't even in relation with the argument about gay marriage. But when I see something that, to me is just so blatantly obvious, It irritates me to no end when society tends to be completely blind to the same thing. It makes me lose what little respect I had for humanity.I was more referring to him leaving in a huff when a large group of people disagreed with him, accusing everyone of failing to even try to actually understand the issue.I've actually been there for years now. There's a reason why my main philosophy to life is "people are idiots." ArcticFox, there's more than enough room on my little island if you want to join me in my isolation. My wife and family have the hut over by the coconut trees, but there's room for another hut by the crab pots.
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I wouldn't draw the line. In fact, I would argue that it is fundamentally wrong to draw a line in the first place. If someone wants to refuse to serve homosexuals, that's fine. If someone wants to make a phallic cake defiling a Bible, that's fine, too. In my opinion, both are protected under the First Amendment. Now, don't expect me to purchase the latter cake, but that baker has a right to free speech and artistic expression, and can use it however he or she wishes.Between a bakery openly refusing to serve homosexuals to the baker refusing to bake a giant phallic cake defiling a bible, where would you draw the line?
I fully agree, and I also appreciate ccgr's input as a business owner.Some cases discrimination is okay for example girls cannot join boy scouts and vice-versa Nothing wrong with that. Private business owners have a right to be snobs, jerks, or racist. (Not saying it's right and sure doesn't make a whole lot of business sense.) In return people have a right to shop where they want. We have a few gamestops by us and some are more courteous than others and we avoid the ones with the non-helpful employees. That's our right isn't it? While Home Depot was donating to pride parades, we shopped at Lowes instead. Again, we choose where to spend our money. If a company has rude employees or open supports things we don't we'll shop elsewhere. Simple. The government need not get involved, word will spread and these places will change their policies/employees or go under.
Now as a private home business owner I have a right to decline jobs as I see fit. For example if I were called to a dangerous part of town that I didn't feel safe, it's within my right to refuse that job. (Illinois gun laws are rather strict y'know) I design websites and have turned down defamatory ones. I'd rather not get involved and possibly sued for slander. It's my right isn't it? Do I need the government to get involved and force me to do these? What if I chose not to design a gay dating site or, a website for the church of satan, or a site promoting abortion as birth control. Yes my rates are very competitive but I shouldn't have to be FORCED to do work I am not comfortable with. I would be tactful in turning down the jobs but it is still within my right to do so. Don't you agree?
Those are not quite civil rights issues, and I'm sure people have tried on those grounds but have been ruled against. In the case of money, education is a positive right and it's why we have public education. It's a Slippery Slope argument to argue against anti-discrimination law on race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender because someone might use it for money or grades, the precedent is simply not there.we live in an entitled society colleges both state (public) and private discriminate by grades and tuition prices. How long before someone sues to go to one these schools they weren't deemed smart or rich enough to go to??
So, public utilities companies cannot refuse service to someone because they are gay or black?money wise, utilities are often held accountable when they shut off power to non-paying customers (it's their right isn't it??) As long as a customer is paying for a utility (public) service, they should get it.
So, a bakery, restaurant, or grocery store cannot necessarily refuse service to someone because they are gay?Food and essentials should not be discriminated against. However if that gay couple went to the bakery and wanted an obscenely shaped cake, the bakery should have the ability to refuse it. But by all means still sell them groceries.
Yes, and this is awful. An abridgment of justice. It is not justified by law, but is a failing in execution. This needs to stop.The government does discriminate on poverty and race. Seriously call the police to report a robbery in a rich neighborhood vs a poor one. Or better yet have an African american call and see how fast/slow they come compared to a rich white person's house.
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