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:Also, you might want to read "Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History" by Rodney Stark. That gives some things about Catholicism that you might not have even considered when trying to promote Protestantism as the only good for the world, including, I should point out, the whole work ethic thing that's even discussed on Chapter 10, page 209 (and bear in mind, the author of the book, Rodney Stark, is himself a Protestant, meaning he has no dog in the fight for defending Catholicism). [[User:Pokeria1|Pokeria1]] ([[User talk:Pokeria1|talk]]) 12:46, 13 May 2018 (EDT)
 
:Also, you might want to read "Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History" by Rodney Stark. That gives some things about Catholicism that you might not have even considered when trying to promote Protestantism as the only good for the world, including, I should point out, the whole work ethic thing that's even discussed on Chapter 10, page 209 (and bear in mind, the author of the book, Rodney Stark, is himself a Protestant, meaning he has no dog in the fight for defending Catholicism). [[User:Pokeria1|Pokeria1]] ([[User talk:Pokeria1|talk]]) 12:46, 13 May 2018 (EDT)
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Pokeria, A few things:
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1. You engaged in the [[strawman fallacy]].  I merely said that Catholics read the Bible significantly less. I certainly did not said Catholics don't read the Bible. And I cited the website catholicity.com indicating: "According to the poll, 25 percent of Evangelical Protestants read the Bible daily, as do 20 percent of other Protestants, while daily Bible-reading is done by only 7 percent of Catholics."[https://www.catholicity.com/commentary/carlin/05386.html] I also cited this: a National Catholic Register article indicates: "Catholics don't read the Bible anywhere near as much as evangelical Protestants do, and that is to our shame." from ''Why Are Catholics So Deficient in Bible-Reading?''[http://www.ncregister.com/blog/darmstrong/why-are-catholics-so-deficient-in-bible-reading]
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2. Although I don't agree with various points of Catholic theology/practices, I don't have antipathy towards Catholics. For example, I like reading [[G. K. Chesterton]] and have worked with conservative Catholics as far as various political endeavors. In addition, I believe I may be learning Spanish and subsequently moving to a Catholic country.[[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 13:57, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

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Iowa bans aborting babies with detectable heartbeats

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a into law a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected [1] --David B (TALK) 01:38, 6 May 2018 (EDT)

I saw that -- hopefully, some court won't strike it down before it actually goes into effect. --1990'sguy (talk) 12:32, 6 May 2018 (EDT)

Schneiderman resigns. Who can save us now?

Back in November, Samantha Bee hailed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as "the one person who could save us from Trump." This false god has now fallen: "the man who rails the loudest against a sinner is often an even bigger sinner himself.” He liked to beat women and tell them: "You know, hitting an officer of the law is a felony." Now that the light from Albany has failed, Stormy Daniels is the new hope of the Democratic Party, according to Ben Shapiro. She went on SNL and called for Trump's resignation on Saturday. Lewinsky also appeared on SNL back in the day. She didn't say anything bad about Bill. She simply advised viewers not to mix sex and work. PeterKa (talk) 02:32, 8 May 2018 (EDT)

Stormy Daniels is fruit of the poisonous tree from FISA abuse. IG Mike Horowitz's FISA abuse investigation will take at least a year. So unless someone can prove a crime was committed, and there wasn't, it's not worth acknowledging and talking about. The focus should remain on Loretta Lynch, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Barack Obama, Sally Yates, John Brennan, Susan Rice, et al misuse of government power, offices, and agencies to violate the civil rights of political opponents. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 04:24, 8 May 2018 (EDT)
While congressional Dems "go dark" on impeachment and Trump bashing ahead of the midterms, the base turns to Stormy Daniels, Michael Avennatti, and Michelle Wolfe. PeterKa (talk) 07:41, 8 May 2018 (EDT)
Base my foot. The commie media does. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 09:34, 8 May 2018 (EDT)
Even the Democrat base is not that stupid to see through what the communist media is doing. They need to be embarrassed for being so naive to believe it. Ask them why Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Tom Brokow are silent on the issue. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 09:39, 8 May 2018 (EDT)
Stormy Daniels is not claiming unwanted advances or harassment - she's boasting about it. It's a nite-and-day issue. Let the communist-Democrats lecture you on 'moral leadership.' RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 09:43, 8 May 2018 (EDT)
I was a Stormy fan until she came out as a climate crusader on SNL. Who wants to be lectured about greenhouse gases by a porn star?
This video of Bee worshiping Schneiderman as a superhero has to be seen to be believed. PeterKa (talk) 07:09, 9 May 2018 (EDT)
Treasury leaked the payments Cohen received to Avennatti even before the NYT got a hold of them.[2] Remember when leaking Valerie Plame's name justified a special counsel investigation? Plame's name was something you could find in Who's Who. Surely this type of leak is more serious. Avennatti should be jailed until he tells us his source, like Judith Miller was. Imagine if payments to scumbag Clinton attorney Rob Bennett were made public. PeterKa (talk) 00:10, 10 May 2018 (EDT)
That's assuming it's the right Michael Cohen. Sources say the Obama operative leaked the wrong Michael Cohen, again - to discredit and confuse the fact they had the wrong Michael Cohen last time in the Steele dossier - which exposed the whole Obama administration FISA abuse. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 14:25, 10 May 2018 (EDT)

Today's baby names

Biblical names are back: Noah, Benjamin, Elijah, James, Jacob, Abigail. See Top 10 Baby Names of 2017. PeterKa (talk) 08:21, 12 May 2018 (EDT)

Yet another sign that America/world is experiencing desecularization and religious fundamentalism is growing. See: Growth of religious fundamentalism.
The name Noah being popular is a sign that young earth creationism will see a resurgence. :) Conservative (talk) 08:43, 12 May 2018 (EDT)

A message to British evolutionists

Deny that Britain is the fountainhead of Darwinism and lacks a well-maintained road system, and lose all credibility! A plague of potholes has enveloped Britain![3]

The Automobile Association’s insurance chief, Janet Connor, has described Britain’s broken roads as “nothing short of a national disgrace".[4]

Hang your evolutionist heads in shame - British evolutionists! You cannot even master asphalt and tar. Mastering biology is surely beyond your reach!

The Swiss, a beacon of European creationism, have a country of well-maintained roads - despite living in a colder climate.Conservative (talk) 14:52, 12 May 2018 (EDT)

Cons,
Brits might have worse roads but they certainly seem to be better drivers than most. Actually, than nearly all because for all the alleged potholiness of the bitumen there, the accident toll in Britain is far less than in nearly all countries.
See www.worldlifeexpectancy.com http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/cause-of-death/road-traffic-accidents/by-country/
On a personal note, I have generally felt quite relaxed at 70mph on the British motorways, probably because of the intrinsic courtesy of the average Brit. driver. AlanE (talk) 22:48, 12 May 2018 (EDT)
There's another con here, and we can see it here in the States. Wherever you find a local or state government bent on entitlement spending, i.e. welfare and food stamps, other services are going to take a back seat to it. In Tennessee we have a more-or-less conservative government with the roads repaired quite regularly; in California - with a rabidly-liberal government - it's more important to spend billions on illegals than it is to fix a dam that threatening to break. It isn't so much Darwin as it is a leftist mentality that has thrown common sense out the window. Karajou (talk) 01:54, 13 May 2018 (EDT)
AlanE and Karajou both made some good points.
However, I do think that Darwinism is both a cause and effect of liberalism. For example, Darwinism is a often a causal factor of atheism/agnosticism. And atheists/agnostics tend to lean left politically (see: Atheism and politics). Also, Darwinism is a causal factor of sexual immorality and university study showed the correlation between the two (see: Belief in evolution and sexual immorality). And people who are pro-premarital sex and pro-abortion, tend to be liberal/leftists. For more information, please see: Evolution and liberalism.
Also, in countries where Protestantism was strong and where the countries have retained a significant amount of a Protestant cultural legacy (see: Protestant cultural legacies), in terms of hitting a pothole, I would not feel uneasy driving 70mph on a motorway. Others seem to feel the same, as can be seen by PORSCHE 718 CAYMAN GTS HITS 294KM/H ON THE AUTOBAHN - VIDEO and How come there are no pot holes in the Netherlands?.
Yes, the Germans caused WWI/WWII and evolutionism/evolutionary racism certainly played a part in that (See: World War I and Darwinism and Darwinism and the Nazi race Holocaust), but I am guessing the trains still run on time in Germany and their roads are still in good repair.
In terms of hitting a pothole, I would not feel totally comfortable driving 70mph in Britain even on some of their busiest roadways (see: M6 SOUTH BOUND UNDER JUNCTION 18 POTHOLES and Pothole appears on the M25 Motorway, the one of the busiest roads in Europe).
Next, when I look at the best 10 countries at ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, Protestantism played a significant role in at least 8-9 of those 10 countries (see: Protestant cultural legacies and Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism).
Lastly, the Brits gave us the King James Bible, Methodism, Puritanism, etc., but perhaps the fact that Anglicanism was largely started because King Henry VIII wanted to divorce his wife who bore him no children, the Reformation and biblical Protestantism did not deeply affect the Brits as much as it potentially could have. Plus, Britain is the fountainhead of modern evolutionism. I would rather live in Switzerland than Britain after all is said and done. Britain seems to be unraveling faster and faster. But the saving grace of the British is their politeness and good humor. I do enjoy talking to the Brits I come in contact with.Conservative (talk) 10:43, 13 May 2018 (EDT)
I agree that leftism and Darwinism go hand in hand (heck, technically, the whole "social Darwinism" thing predated even Charles Darwin considering that the Marquis de Sade pretty much advocated that we treat each other like how lizards treat their prey in nature). I also agree that those kinds of things ultimately are a huge hamper to civilization as a whole, not just with potholes, but also with enforcing the law as it is. However, can you guys PLEASE stop acting as though Protestantism was the only things that allow for society to work? Does the Catholic Church truly seem to be of no merit to you guys? For goodness sakes, technically, Catholicism did the whole Protestant Work Ethic long before Protestantism was even a concept, so give Catholics the credit they are due for once instead of either having our positive contributions outright ignored or otherwise be outright demonized for bad events, even if they are events we not only had no involvement in but if anything went out of our way to stop (like the whole Nazi persecutions of Jews). I just get annoyed when Protestants tend to act like they're responsible for society at its best, even when Catholicism adopted many of the things they did long before Protestantism did. There are plenty of Catholic conservatives like myself and User:Northwest on here, so alienating potential Catholic conservative editors in favor of protestants isn't going to win anyone converts and will probably drive a lot of Conservative Catholic editors away. Now, that's not to say that Protestants didn't benefit society at large regarding any contributions they made. After all, it was protestants that helped make America, and there were also a few Protestants who, just as Catholics did during World War II, went out of their way to aid the Jewish people from being killed by the Nazis, but I would deeply appreciate it that we Catholics at least get credit to our contributions and not like all good things in society were due to Protestant beliefs, or acting like only Protestants were responsible for Capitalism. Pokeria1 (talk) 10:51, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

Pokeria, the social science data shows that on the whole Protestants read the Bible more frequently, have a stronger work ethic and countries with a Protestant cultural legacy have less political corruption. See: Protestant work ethic and European countries and Protestant work ethic and Article on Protestant vs. Catholic religion and corruption. Even a Catholic at the National Catholic Register indicates: "Catholics don't read the Bible anywhere near as much as evangelical Protestants do, and that is to our shame." from Why Are Catholics So Deficient in Bible-Reading?[5] Also, according to the website catholicity.com: "According to the poll, 25 percent of Evangelical Protestants read the Bible daily, as do 20 percent of other Protestants, while daily Bible-reading is done by only 7 percent of Catholics."[6]

The countries/regions of the world that have been very strongly affected by Catholicism such as Central America, South America and the Philippines, all have rampant problems with political corruption. In the Philippines political corruption, political assassinations and extrajudicial killings are very prevalent. The political corruption in Catholic countries is so prevalent and so easily documented that Wikipedia has articles on: Corruption in Spain and Corruption in Portugal and Corruption in the Philippines.

Scripture teaches that reading the word of God trains one in righteousness, increases Christian faith, etc. etc. The Bible has a very strong effect on a culture when it is read regularly widely by a sizable portion of the population. Conservative (talk) 12:12, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

First of all, Catholics do in fact read the bible. Heck, as a matter of fact, we actually do a lot of scriptural readings every day of the week for the various daily masses in addition to Sunday masses (an old testament reading, plus a gospel reading, for each day, and that's not even counting new testament readings for the second readings on Sunday). If anything, we do bible readings far more than the Protestants, who don't even go to worship unless it's specifically on Sundays or stuff like Christmas. Second of all, you might want to define "read the bible", because my Catholic priest made it pretty clear that Lutheran readings of the bible usually involve not engaging in any critical thinking at all, usually doing an extremely literal interpretation even if it flies against what God himself actually said. In other words, if your definition of "reading the bible" means "parroting bible phrases without knowing what they actually mean", that's not a good sign for protestants. After all, a guy who parrots the bible could also claim, for example, that God wants us to allow prostitutes and quote "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" since, technically, they're well-read enough to quote that phrase.
In addition, social science data has been wrong on a few instances and is often a very unreliable measure of doing data, mostly because of people in the social sciences having various biases. By that same token, social science data could also claim that people who have problems doing well in interactions with the opposite sex must automatically be homosexual (my female cousin actually got snookered by someone who used that social science data, a psychologist, more specifically, and is now "married" to a woman thanks to her stupid advice, and my mom when learning this was left aghast at this, and she had some formal training in psychology as well due to studying to become a nurse.). Heck, had social science data meant anything, Hillary Clinton would be our President, not Donald Trump (and it's a darn good thing that social science data is wrong there). If you're going to claim Protestantism is better than Catholicism, especially in those areas, I suggest you go by hard data, NOT soft data. And for the record, there have been plenty of Protestant countries that were deeply corrupt, like King Henry VII's England, or Lord Cromwell's England, or how about Salem, Massachusetts, and how it slaughtered many of its own people under the mere assumption they might have been witches, and many of them even utilized that time as an excuse to grab more land? Heck, Massachusetts, a state literally founded on Protestantism, is currently one of the most corrupt states in the union, actually allowing people like John Kerry and Barney Frank to represent them, and those two were deeply corrupt to the core. Massachusetts alone blows the claim out of the water that protestant states have less corruption. If anything, Georgia has less corruption with its Archdioscese and its Protestantism. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Protestants must automatically be corrupt and incapable of lacking it, but I am saying that you really should stop acting like Catholics are nothing but corrupt dullards.
And one of the links I gave you pointed out that the Scandinavian countries that had production centers tended to be Catholic, NOT Protestant (in fact, a few times, Protestantism at the time they had that didn't even exist as a concept in those countries).
Like I said, all I'm asking for is that you stop acting like we Catholics are scum compared to Protestants, and that our positive contributions actually BE recognized (and yes, actually, Catholicism pretty much practiced Protestant Work Ethics and even perfected it before it was even a concept. In fact, we shouldn't even call it a "Protestant Work Ethic". "Christian Work Ethic" would suffice perfectly).
Also, you might want to read "Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History" by Rodney Stark. That gives some things about Catholicism that you might not have even considered when trying to promote Protestantism as the only good for the world, including, I should point out, the whole work ethic thing that's even discussed on Chapter 10, page 209 (and bear in mind, the author of the book, Rodney Stark, is himself a Protestant, meaning he has no dog in the fight for defending Catholicism). Pokeria1 (talk) 12:46, 13 May 2018 (EDT)

Pokeria, A few things:

1. You engaged in the strawman fallacy. I merely said that Catholics read the Bible significantly less. I certainly did not said Catholics don't read the Bible. And I cited the website catholicity.com indicating: "According to the poll, 25 percent of Evangelical Protestants read the Bible daily, as do 20 percent of other Protestants, while daily Bible-reading is done by only 7 percent of Catholics."[7] I also cited this: a National Catholic Register article indicates: "Catholics don't read the Bible anywhere near as much as evangelical Protestants do, and that is to our shame." from Why Are Catholics So Deficient in Bible-Reading?[8]

2. Although I don't agree with various points of Catholic theology/practices, I don't have antipathy towards Catholics. For example, I like reading G. K. Chesterton and have worked with conservative Catholics as far as various political endeavors. In addition, I believe I may be learning Spanish and subsequently moving to a Catholic country.Conservative (talk) 13:57, 13 May 2018 (EDT)