there were web logs in 1797?
The Duffel Blog is an American military news satire organization featuring satirical articles reporting on US military news. It is often described as "the military version of The Onion." It was founded in March 2012 by Marine veteran Paul Szoldra, originally as a way to drive web traffic to his website CollegeVeteran.com. It eventually branched out and became its own entertainment website. The site enjoys a large following among civilians, veterans, and servicemen alike. The blog has more than 150,000 fans on Facebook and about 10,000 Twitter followers.
Among their spoof articles are one that suggested a speech by the Commanding General of Fort Benning resulted in a deadly riot, and another that said uncounted military absentee ballots would have resulted in Mitt Romney winning the 2012 US Presidential Election.
In November 2012, the site launched an online petition to the White House to lift the services’ bans on hands in pockets. Yet another, about Guantanamo detainees getting GI Bill benefits, resulted in a formal inquiry by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. The website counts Marine General James Mattis, the subject of several DuffleBlog posts, as a fan.
In my role as an educator
Maybe they don't do English comprehension in 3rd grade
I eventually branched out and became its own entertainment website
...you were attempting to pass that off as truth rather than satire
We are to believe, i take it, that no one in his platoon was a christian before the lieutenant made his unfortunate remarks.
there were web logs in 1797? According to the Online Etymological dictionary, the term duffelbag first appears in print in 1917...
I figure it would take someone with either an extremely low IQ or no integrity to read or pretend that was intended.
Despotic atheistic states can be just as 'pernicious' as authoritarian theocracies.
dis·in·gen·u·ous; synonyms: insincere, dishonest, untruthful, false, deceitful, duplicitous, lying, mendacious; hypocritical
I checked just to be sure. There is absolutely nothing in lameman's post to suggest that the story he posted is satire.
"The lieutenant thinks that Dawkins is like the patron saint of atheists. That guy is more like the patron saint of condescending assholes."
it follows that all references to 'God' and religious practices should be removed from all public ceremonies and offices, including taking oaths and removing texts like 'in God we trust'
That's disingenuous. Are states which happen to be despotic and atheistic despotic because they are atheistic?
I think there can be no doubt that a despotic theocracy is despotic because it is a theocracy.
Well if you force me into an answer, I might suggest that If we attempt to define ' state education' as the duty of a multicultural state in 'disseminating ideas for the common good' then it follows that all references to 'God' and religious practices should be removed from all public ceremonies and offices, including taking oaths and removing texts like 'in God we trust'. If we start with such a premise, then the very act of revision underscores what some atheists consider a more rational approach to social discourse, beyond that of 'tolerance' or the platitude of 'mutual respect'. But pragmatically, it is the debate of proposals such as that which is lacking, rather than the viability of its implementation.