Turn conservatives into liberals (Washington Post)

Great article to shed some light on processes we don't even know influence our decision making.

turn conservatives into liberals (Washington Post)

Summary at the end: "Our study findings may have a silver lining. Here’s how: All of us believe that our social and political attitudes are based on good reasons and reflect our important values. But we also need to recognize how much they can be influenced subconsciously by our most basic, powerful motivations for safety and survival. Politicians on both sides of the aisle know this already and attempt to manipulate our votes and party allegiances by appealing to these potent feelings of fear and of safety. Instead of allowing our strings to be pulled so easily by others, we can become more conscious of what drives us and work harder to base our opinions on factual knowledge about the issues, including information from outside our media echo chambers. Yes, our views can harden given the right environment, but our work shows that they…

SNARK - God logic


Picky about WHAT can be infinite?

It is often said that something had to create creation.
2 questions?
1) why/how do you know this?
2) even if true, what about this thing requires it to be a thinking thing, "a god"?Considering question 1 will bleed over into considering question 2.Isn't it odd that we can't accept a universe that exists without a creator, but we can  accept a creator without a previous creator? Please, seriously consider this without being flippant. That argument literally means that you can accept one thing as always existing, as long as we label it "god", but we can't accept the universe as eternal because......? Because being eternal requires a conscience? Please help me understand why you can make the apparently obvious connection that something being eternal demands/requires an intellect, because I can't see it.


It is sad to see so many posts claiming that gay marriage violates their religious freedoms. Please remember the United States doesn't have a state religion and shouldn't be held to your standards based on the bible. It is to be built and based on a standard that does NOT force your religious beliefs on others, just as you wouldn't want another religion to define our countries freedoms and put you in a corner. (Nobody has taken away YOUR freedom to dislike gay marriage,  only your ability to infringe on others)