We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I am anti-sin. But I doubt my list of what is a sin is the same as other people's list. I have to admit I never saw duck Dynasty, don't know what it's about and until the big hullabaloo didn't know it had anything to do with religion. The way I see the problem of "sin" is that those most willing to preach to us what sin is are those who tend to be the least qualified. I like the idea that parents teach their children what is right and wrong. I'm not to happy that anyone who would actually appear on a reailty show would teach right and wrong. Not that they don't know or couldn't be right but their decision to be on a reality show has already sown the seeds of doubt in my opinion. In fact I would have my doubts about anyone who sought to be famous.
When are we going to stop calling those on the left 'liberals'? There is nothing liberal about them. They are fascists for whom freedom of speech is a license for them shout down those with whom they disagree. The concept of allowing someone to hold a differing opinion is alien to them.
On Bill O'Reilly tonight Bill comes down on the Duck guy and declares no one should condem people for what they do that's gods job. Then another segment about a male teacher who rapes a male student and gets 30 years and Bill is indeed condeming this gay man for what he does. So which is it we can have an opinion and condem that which we think is wrong or we cannot? I am sure the irony is lost on him.
The pattern was set thirty years ago with the victimization of and hatred directed at Anita Bryant.
Phil apparently hasn’t heard that all orifices, natural and artificial, are suitable for pleasures (fisting, fingering, licking, sucking, et. al.) of the various sexual identities. Look to the poets’ support of NAMBLA. Nothing is forbidden. The idea that people should not indulge their animal appetites is an idea which died with philosophy (replaced by ideology), religion (replaced by spirituality), and God (dead, as often proclaimed; and replaced by self).