You yourself just said it has. Your standard is subjective to fit your needs. You would agree Plato, Aristotle, Herodotus, Pliny the Elder, and others are all viable and valuable. Great, then when it comes to the Bible which you acknowledge as historical you change your standards to discard what you don't like.
That there are no genes doesn't mean it is a choice in the sense you are putting it though.
I think you and your friends are a rarity, tbh.
Niki Haley might be next instead of Pence
The one who needs help is the one who believes the world revolves around him.
Your own words say otherwise;
You are born the way you are born. What's wrong is when they want to play with others set in stone systems as if they were created for everyone. They were not. A civil union would have satisfied everyone including Uncle Sam but no. It had to be turned into bigotry. Why ?
Exactly. These are the no win situations I try to avoid. They make me nervous and I walk away.
So, teaching children that the races are equal (not just about the civil rights movement) would be indoctrination in your opinion?
Every person that ever lived?? What about jungle tribes in Brazil prior to European contact?
True. An infinite universe solves all kinds of "problems." ;) ;)
I bet Trump couldn't identify Syria or Israel on a map that wasn't labeled either..
get off the internet then
Certainly, if you were Richard Ned Lebow and were in danger of losing your job now over a harmless comment, I don't think you'd consider it a 'dumb situation'. And this specific example beside, it's more indicative of a greater trend: People are having their personal and professional lives destroyed over innocuous statements because thin-skinned crybabies with no sense of humor can't handle a bloody joke- no matter how lame.
No one can force a family member to take care of a parent. Usually, someone ends up in the hospital and if they are lucky enough to make it out, someone from the state has to make sure there is proper care available once the person leaves. If the patient can't take care of themselves once at home, the state will do what is necessary. Kansas isn't exactly Sweden when it comes to welfare spending and thats how its worked with everyone I've known.
My gramdmother never had a public job in her life and there was rarely a time that I remember when she wasn't busy doing something
I and the majority would need a barf bag