Skip to comments.Prostitutes And Porn: 1st Amend. Protects Porn But Not Prostitutes? Absurd CA Supreme Court
Posted on 11/24/2011 11:07:08 PM PST by stevelackner
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Before the referee blows the whistle, I hope it is clear from my last post that such is not my position, including of course your 'distinction without a difference'.
AWIAI, since this is a Conservative website*, to imply that the freedoms with which this Nation has been blessed and which are presently being stolen from us are the result of superstition is a demeaning absurdity reminiscent of Obama and his ilk.
Maybe you are not of Obama ilk, but when the foundation is being continually undermined the whole structure will eventually collapse.
* "As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our borders, our constitution and our national sovereignty."
Please define the difference between religion and superstition
Words are the only tools we have here to try to communicate. My intent has not merely been to engage in word deconstruction, it has been to communicate a message to you.
As far a the word "religion", I am willing to stipulate its meaning in the same sense(s) in which the Founders used it.
As far as the word, "superstition", I submit the following current definition for your consideration:
su·per·sti·tion / ˌsoōpərˈstishən/ n. excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings: he dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition.
∎ a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief: she touched her locket for luck, a superstition she had had since childhood.
The difference of course is whether or not the belief is considered properly justified, or properly basic, but these concepts entail epistemological problems that I'm guessing you will probably not want to delve into in light of your expressed distaste for undergraduate-style philosophical discussion.
Then let me ask why you seem to have unnecessarily confabulated God with religion. It’s a bit like confabulating love with romance novels to my eyes. While it’s true Jim’s site includes a reverence for God, I see no similar mention of religion.
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