The most... HATED family in America

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“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

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personal note:

Some of the Phelps appear to be agnostics. Or semi-agnostic.

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

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Poor guy having to live with those crazies!

I can't imagine having to live with those asshats.

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My personal philosophy on

My personal philosophy on Religion: "No socially acceptable cults for me!" (aka Suitheism, Avowed Satanism, unified spirituality-carnaliy, et cetera)

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

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I love WBC. I have a God

I love WBC. I have a God Hates Fags t-shirt that I wear. The bible is clear. God really does hate fags. Haha.

A daughter of hope and fear, religion explains to Ignorance the nature of the unknowable. -Ambrose Bierce

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They're quite the Flea

They're quite the Flea Circus, are they not?

Why not an ultraPIC shirt like "AIDS KILLS FAGS DEAD"?!

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)

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ShadowOfMan wrote:I love

ShadowOfMan wrote:
I love WBC. I have a God Hates Fags t-shirt that I wear. The bible is clear. God really does hate fags. Haha.

exactly.  i love pissing off moderate christians by telling them that the phelpses really are model christians.  i mean, look at the debate from a religious perspective: all shirley phelps does is quote bible verses.  that's it.  while all her "moderate" opponents do is object with bullshit like "but jesus's message is about love and tolerance" with little or no biblical evidence to back it up.  i mean, isn't the bible supposed to trump everything in most christian circles?

then i just love it when moderates tell me she's being "selective" and quoting things "out of context."  i just laugh in their faces.  if there have ever been any christians who aren't selective with the bible, it's the phelpses.  when i challenge them to produce this context, i find it's not a biblical context but their own emotional context.  it inevitably ends with a lot of hemming and hawing and saying, "weeeell...yeah, but maaaaan...you just can't hit people with stuff like that..."

either that or they try to historically relativize the uncomfortable stuff ("weeeell...that's how it was back then..." ), but then of course you get the old difficulty about where to draw the line between which passages are time-conditioned and which aren't, which of course usually amounts to which ones they want to be time-conditioned.

"I asked my father,
I said, 'Father change my name.'
The one I'm using now it's covered up
with fear and filth and cowardice and shame."
--Leonard Cohen