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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).


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So, in sos_usa someone claimed that Nancy Regan coming out in favor of stem-cell research was hypocrisy. Now, I've never seen little Nancy coming out squarely against stem-cell research. In fact, in my memory, she's been closemouthed about it- probably because she favored it, but was toeing the party line.

And it's not like it's a sudden reversal based on her husband's condition. He's had this condition since he was president- so she's obviously had some time to work this one out.

Edit: tyrsalvia pointed out in comments Nancy Reagan has come out in favor of stem-cell research before. So she wasn't closemouthed like I assumed. Moreover, this further kicks someone that claims hypocrisy.

The real kicker though, was that she compared this hypocrisy to "homosexual christians". *facepalm* Okay people, let's do this again, because _some_ of you obviously aren't getting it.

The basis for condemning homosexuality is from the same book that condemns shellfish, consorting with a woman during her period, and various other laws that everyone ignores. By now you all should have seen God Hates Shrimp and the like. The only shock to me is that anyone cares. You want hypocrisy, try throwing out all the laws that you don't like, but holding on to a precious few that make you feel erect and manly.

Furthermore, the old J-man himself said that the law was death without righteousness. I love how people miss _that_ one. Hey-zeus came to _free us from the law_. Imagine Christ as a hippie-anarchist, and you're on the right track. The whole point was that _anyone_ can follow a bunch of rules if you beat them with it hard enough. You're not a _good_ person because you follow the rules slavishly. You're a _good_ person because you think, and choose to do the right thing- and the world is a complex place, and in the end, you're the only one that can choose. You just have to be ready to defend your choices.


Sometimes, I decide to be a Christian just so I can try and get people to understand Christianity, because so few Christians do.
  • I can't cite sources, but you are incorrect: Nancy Reagan has in fact come out squarely in favor of stem cell research. There was a letter she wrote that got into the media a year or two ago, a few other things.
  • So, in sos_usa someone claimed that Nancy Regan coming out in favor of stem-cell research was hypocrisy. Now, I've never seen little Nancy coming out squarely against stem-cell research.

    Though I disagree with their reasoning, they probably don't think she's being hypocritical because of supporting stem cell research now and not before. Their reasoning is probably that their fundamentalist church is against stem cell research because some of the research involves using aborted or cloned fetus(how do youj spell the plural of fetus?)
    • So, if you're part of a church, you have to have a wholesale acceptance of everything they teach? Let me tell you something, if that's the case, there's going to be a great many pissed off Christians if that's the case.
      • True. Unfortunately, that's the viewpoint that most fundamentalists have. Seriously though, when these are the same kind of people resposible for www.godhatesfags.com what do you really expect. They've got it so stuck it their heads that if you don't live by a strict code of morality as written by their church that you're a liar if you claim to be Christian because any good Christian can see right from wrong and see that these things are obvious. I've had to deal with alot of fundamentalists who have this attitude and it's sad, but that was probably the reasoning behind the person claiming hypocrisy.
        • Agreed, but I don't think that someone not being a sheeple makes them a hypocrite. It just means they're thinking for themselves.
          • True, like I said, I don't agree with their reasoning, but that was probably why. Those kind of people believe anyone claiming to be a Christian who doesn't live and believe exactly as they do is a hypocrite.
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