Apr 30, 2014
commented on Quote For the Day
I suspect that you'll find few capital punishment supporters who don't believe in some sort of hell. Those of us who don't buy the argument that death is the gateway to eternal torture aren't going to be so quick to impose it. @7,8 - agree with being honest about the barbarity. If we're going to have the death penalty, it shouldn't be a medical procedure. It should be administered in public, with an axe, by the governor of the state. Yes, there are a few sick people who will enjoy it, but far more will see it for the relic of our primitive past that it is, and demand that it stop.
Mar 24, 2014
commented on Leo Tolstoy Witnesses a Beheading
If we're going to have capital punishment, it should be administered by beheading. In public, by the governor of the state. Using a sword, Saudi-style, takes a certain amount of skill, so perhaps an axe would be better. I'm looking at you, Rick Perry - let's see how tough on crime you really are.
Mar 19, 2014
commented on People Are Upset About Bill Maher's Comments About Noah (and Copernicus)
I was fairly sure by age 11 that religion was all a big con, but I wasn't about to "come out" to anybody about it. I do not understand to this day why my extremely conventional churchgoing parents had a copy of Letters From The Earth in the house, but they did, and once I got my 11 year old hands on it, I became an out-and-proud unbeliever.