The baker is seeking an exemption to a public accommodations antidiscrimination law on the basis that the cake would allegedly be forced speech.
Right...I'd forgotten those...
The most noteworthy part of the climax of this tale was how anticlimactic it was. None of the judges (whether "leftie" or "rightie" in US public opinion) wished to make the case precedent-setting, preferring rather to leave the future open for a more Constitutional affirmation rather than a 9-person autocratic interpretation.
He's acting as though he's in an open relationship, or not in one.
Boris, why so shrill? Is it because YOU care so much? Oh, what a good guy and I'm sure you're much more intelligent than we "grovelers." By the way, good acts do not earn salvation; a fact which I have to repeatedly inform non-believers of.
I have the opposite opinion. It has great value.
That is my point. Why should the Catholics get to decide which texts were inspired?
He's right: 10 means a little level of certainty.
Wow, that is a very specific compliant.
You missed the point, we don't want diamonds to change, we want coal to change into diamonds ??
Care to name a benefit of religion, any religion, which cannot be achieved by secular means?
Hmm. If you're drilling as far down as questioning whether gravity and physics are real, well, it's not impossible - very little is outright impossible - but it doesn't leave us much to work with. Physics has been poked and prodded from all sorts of angles for a millennia and it's held up. At this point I'd be leery to say it's not real without some strong evidence to the contrary.
What is so "over the top" about the reaction? We really think that so much of what he is doing is detrimental to the country. Are you OK with dirtying the Great Lakes or dumping sludge into our rivers? Is it OK with you that our drinking water will be worse than it was? I am not.
Well hey, good luck with that. I hope your neighbors have informed their local law enforcement about you and your propensity to ignore laws meant to keep people safe.
In Lew Wallace's novel "Ben-Hur" there is a wonderful line in it, "Empires come and go but the history of the Jews is the history of God".
Nothing was false, nothing was changed, nothing needed to be defended. You jumped into the middle. Sorry, you didn't understand the dynamics of the conversation. I am changing nothing at all. Not falling back on anything, not failing to defend anything.
Super fun thread! And very good situation to prompt thought!
The intersection of reality and fantasy. The fantasy has been promoted for centuries and these boys don't seem to have anyone to teach them reality.
I must not see them because I'm mainly on mobile.
I'm pretty sure excessive braiding and excessive use of "products" as a teenager contributed to me being mostly bald by time i hit 32. You raise a good point- she might like how the cut looks now... but cutting it that way repeatedly for a period of time may be unhealthy for future growth.
You get the behavior that you accept.
No more of that type of comment around here. Thanks. Respect each other.
At the quantum level you do not need a cause for an effect.
Not every theist, as I said but you ignored, my own panentheism and the ancient Christian Gnostics as well as Kabbalah's Ein Sof.