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Old 01-29-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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Certainly Cyber Queen. The Christian Taliban are Christian fundamentalist who feel the need to impose their religion, morals, and social values on everyone else.
And the liberal Taliban are those who feel the need to impose their lack of religion/hate of Christianity, morals, and social values (or lackthereof) on everyone else.

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They believe the USA should be a christian nation, that the laws should be christian based
And the Liberal Taliban believe, without RESPECT, that any history or historical monuments reflecting anything they don't like or "believe in" be done away with because it hurts their feelers. They have protested prayer and the pledge of allegiance being honored or said in schools (but a Muslim kid needing to pray in school is ok). They've gone so far as to protest and not allow Christians in schools to wear a necklace with a cross or crucifix, b/c it's so offensive, but symbols of other religions worn as jewelry is just dandy. Not to mention the wearing of head-gear for other religions is also never an issue.

Which laws should be "christian based"? New ones or the existing ones that already are?

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that there should be no separation between church and state
And the Liberal Taliban can't seem to wrap their mind around the true intent behind that concept. Separation of church and state, not separation of church from state.

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...that religion and not science be taught in schools,
Really? There are groups of Christians that want science wiped out of the curriculum and replaced with bible study?

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...... that research should be banned because it offends them...
And research on disgusting, filthy, disease ridden rats offends the Liberal Taliban...but they believe research on human beings, no matter what stage, is acceptable and no one should complain.

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....that abortion be banned,
And the Liberal Taliban believes in abortions for all and no matter what because they don't believe in personal responsibility.

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that gays shouldn't be married,
The intent behind gays using the word marriage is what is questionable. Not the purpose of civil unions for anyone and all.

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that drugs shouldn't be legalized, etc.
You're stretching it here, but I'll give you this. But don't think for a second that other religions don't have a faction where drugs/alcohol aren't evils.

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Oddly they tend to be pro-war, pro-big government (in regards to police state and government spying),
Define pro-war? Understanding that licking someones behind isn't going to get you anywhere? The Liberal Taliban tend to be all for having "sit downs" with terrorists, dictators, etc. and for as long as it takes. Should have let the Japanese take out all of Hawaii and work their way into Ca, Tx, etc.


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pro-death penalty, and believe in harsh punishments for crime which seems like the opposite of what Jesus would believe.
You're grasping at straws with his one.

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Old 01-29-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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comparing anyone in the U.S. to the Taliban (or presumably, Al Quaida) is horrible? Do you remember the Oklahoma City Bombing?
One guy acting on his own (or with 2 or 3 other nut jobs) is a LITTLE different.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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Having an above average IQ doesn't mean you have any common sense.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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And the liberal Taliban are those who feel the need to impose their lack of religion/hate of Christianity, morals, and social values (or lackthereof) on everyone else.



And the Liberal Taliban believe, without RESPECT, that any history or historical monuments reflecting anything they don't like or "believe in" be done away with because it hurts their feelers. They have protested prayer and the pledge of allegiance being honored or said in schools (but a Muslim kid needing to pray in school is ok). They've gone so far as to protest and not allow Christians in schools to wear a necklace with a cross or crucifix, b/c it's so offensive, but symbols of other religions worn as jewelry is just dandy. Not to mention the wearing of head-gear for other religions is also never an issue.

Which laws should be "christian based"? New ones or the existing ones that already are?



And the Liberal Taliban can't seem to wrap their mind around the true intent behind that concept. Separation of church and state, not separation of church from state.



Really? There are groups of Christians that want science wiped out of the curriculum and replaced with bible study?



And research on disgusting, filthy, disease ridden rats offends the Liberal Taliban...but they believe research on human beings, no matter what stage, is acceptable and no one should complain.



And the Liberal Taliban believes in abortions for all and no matter what because they don't believe in personal responsibility.



The intent behind gays using the word marriage is what is questionable. Not the purpose of civil unions for anyone and all.



You're stretching it here, but I'll give you this. But don't think for a second that other religions don't have a faction where drugs/alcohol aren't evils.



Define pro-war? Understanding that licking someones behind isn't going to get you anywhere? The Liberal Taliban tend to be all for having "sit downs" with terrorists, dictators, etc. and for as long as it takes. Should have let the Japanese take out all of Hawaii and work their way into Ca, Tx, etc.




You're grasping at straws with his one.
Here is a good example of what the article was talking about.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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Here is a good example of what the article was talking about.
Here's a better example of why you and your article don't have a leg to stand on.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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Here's a better example of why you and your article don't have a leg to stand on.
Another good example.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Source: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives? — The American, A Magazine of Ideas

No real surprise here. Remember this study doesn't show that all conservatives on average have a lower IQ than liberals, but conservatives that identify themselves as social conservatives AKA Christian Taliban tend to have a much lower IQ than liberals and conservatives that are socially liberal. Explains a lot about some of the post and posters on this board.
Well, this certainly makes sense. A conservative is someone who fears change, who hitches his fortune onto the status quo (whatever that is). That's probably because he doesn't have the intellectual capacity to imagine alternatives and to debate these alternatives and follow these alternatives to their logical conclusions in his mind. That's too much work to do. Hence, the path of least resistance - the default position - for him is to embrace the status quo.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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What this study seems to be primarily discussing, at least in this country, is the mostly white, mostly rural, working / middle class. I wonder if they would find similar IQ findings for their liberal counterparts, the mostly minority, urban, lower class that is so often recipients of social welfare programs.

It seems IQ is very much nurture if this is the case.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:54 PM
 
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Another good example.
Explain...?

You've got nothing.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Aye dew knot, ann eye rezint the impleekayshun
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