I really can't imagine where people get these ideas:*
This distrust of atheists is a long-standing and widely-supported research finding. On all sorts of measures of likeability, warmth, and trust, atheists come out at the bottom, although there are hints in the poll that as more Americans identify themselves as unaffiliated with any religious tradition, this non-belief liability may be declining, if only slightly.What's not to like about Sam Harris or Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins? Why would you dislike people who tell you you're stupid and ignorant and foolish if you don't "reason" the way they do? Don't you find such an approach warm and trustworthy?
What the hell is wrong with you people? Are you stupid of something?
*It's an interesting article although I have to say: it restates what should be obvious as if it were a newly unearthed truth:
As with being honest, trustworthy, and brave, being religious is in the catalogue of character traits we are looking for, but it’s as likely to be appended to our preferred candidate as to be the reason we like that candidate in the first place.
We decide people we like but don't really know share all our preferences and peculiarities? Who knew?
And in political news:
First, [Cruz] proposed allowing people to buy insurance plans across state lines.
Because what insurance needs is even less regulation at the state level than it has now.
Secondly, he promised expanded health savings accounts.
Because people who can't afford health insurance CAN afford to save money for hospitalization.
Finally he said, "we should work to delink health insurance from employment."
"So if you lose your job, your health insurance goes with you, and it is personal, portable," Cruz said. "I think that's a much more attractive vision for health care than the Washington driven top down Obamacare that is causing so many millions to hurt."
Because everyone wants to bring back COBRA, since it worked so well the first time (if you're that young, ask your grandfather.)
Honestly, I think they're just trolling us.
Third time is the charm!
I should be surprised:
Trump has other qualities that many evangelicals admit they admire: wealth and success and — don’t let this surprise you — ruthlessness. Trump first addressed a Liberty University audience in September 2012, after his failed presidential bid. In his remarks, he suggested to students that they need to “get even” with adversaries in order to succeed, prompting an outcry over whether this advice was compatible with Christian values.
At the time, Trump’s special counsel, Michael Cohen — without pushback from Liberty — told ABC News that he conferred with a Liberty official, who confirmed, in Cohen’s words, that “the Bible is filled with stories of God getting even with his enemies, Jesus got even with the Pharisees and Christians believe that Jesus even got even with Satan by rising from the dead. God is portrayed as giving grace, but he is also portrayed as one tough character — just as Trump stated.”
Falwell later told a Christian radio program that he took Trump's advice to mean that often succeeding in life requires "being tough."
A tweet from Laura Ingraham:
This got lost today—but this is huge. Drug prices skyrocketing…why shdnt Medicare be allowed to negotiate prices?
Responding to an idea put forward by Donald Trump. Oh, and by Democrats, who as we all know, never propose anything that isn't evil and won't take away or guns and mean the downfall of America!
You can't make this stuff up.