Daily Topics - Tuesday March 26th, 2013

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Hour One: SCOTUS-Prop 8 review - Shane Farnan, Talk Radio News Service / Plus, "The Top 10 Harms of Same Sex Marriage" - Peter Spriggs, Family Research Council

Hour Two: Has Kim Jong Un seen "Olympus Has Fallen?"

Hour Three: Healthcare lottery...may the odds be forever in your favor


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mathboy 7 years 1 week ago

Not only have most Christians not read the Bible, but most aren't deep enough thinkers to examine basic facts of their belief. The imminence of Easter provides an extra reason for me to bring this up now: Most Christians think that Jesus was dead for three days, even though it's actually only 36 hours from sunset on Friday to sunrise on Sunday. They're off by a factor of 2.

The unexamined belief is not worth believing.

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mathboy 7 years 1 week ago

Something caller Wayne said is interesting. He doesn't want government to tell him what he has to do for other people. As an aspiring science fiction writer, I've been working on a fictional constitution, whose preamble mentions the right to do as one will in the absence of obligation to society. Paying your taxes is the basic way of fulfilling one's obligation to society. And the use of that money on welfare programs (those that work) is how government fulfills its part of the process. People like Wayne just seem to want no responsibilities, but that's not how life works unless you're a hermit.

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