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Posted in Simple Poll: Do you believe in God? on 2010-01-06 19:26:05

It appears that one of the things the poll is trying to find out is whether IQ has anything to do with belief or nonbelief in God.

Posted in Friday the 13th on 2010-01-06 18:12:19

In your question about the next year when there will be 3 Friday the 13ths, the correct answer (2015) isn't listed as one of the choices.

Posted in First Amendment Knowledge on 2009-06-09 19:11:01

Quibbles over a couple of your answers:

"4. The US Constitution guarantees religious liberty for - d. all of the above. Religious liberty is meaningless unless we all have it. Freedom From Religion Foundation president Anne Gaylor says, "There can be no religious freedom without the freedom to dissent."

The president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation is not exactly the most objective source of information on this subject!

The only reference to religious freedom in the US Constitution is in the first amendment, which says that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." The guarantee of free exercise is specifically extended to religion, not to atheism or agnosticism.

"5. Where did the separation of church and state originate? - c. United States of America. The U.S.A. was the first nation in history to separate church and state."

Actually, the term "separation of church and state" does not appear in the US Constitution. And this is not just quibbling over terminology! The wording of the first amendment imposes a one-way separation, prohibiting Congress from interfering with religion, but it in no way restricts religion from interfering with government. In fact, there are a number of social reforms that originated in churches but that ultimately were codified into law.

The constitution of the Soviet Union supposedly did codify separation of church and state: "The church shall be separate from the state, and the schools from the church." And it is evident that they did intend for this to bar the church from in any way interfering with the government.

Posted in Buying an Electric Car on 2009-03-04 05:23:33

In the United States, nearly half our electricity is generated by coal combustion, which is about three times more hazardous than oil. So how would electric cars help the environment?

Posted in Tickling poll on 2009-01-06 05:30:59

Sounds like fun! :-)