Ski is a grizzled old atheist like you are, which you would discover had you the patience to stick around his topic long enough to listen.
Whoa. Is there another thread with Ski's involvement I missed? Are there some hidden messages from Ski that are not open in this thread? Unless I missed something I see only two messages from Ski on this forum. That data is a bit sparse to conclude either age or religious philosophy since he/she didn't broach the issues in the posts.
Is it your gut feel that leads you to this view?
Mine is different. To my mind, with only the two short messages available for analysis, Ski is someone with an idea he/she just pulled out his butt and, regardless of the copious amounts of data on the subject readily available, has decided to neglect the science to put this pet idea in this forum as viable. That is not an intellectually favorable position.
I note the lack of a religious explanation for this albino dilemma he is trying to present. That does not denote atheism but the lack of an overwhelming religious motivation. But I note the lack of logical scientific thinking even more, which to my mind, lends itself to childishness or lazyness.
He posits that there is this entire population, an entire tribe of albino africans, that migrated en masse to Scandinavia that is now the white race. Minimal research into albinism shows neither a coordinated tribal population nor their migration north is evidenced. In fact the actual evidence shows such a scenario to be unworthy of any consideration.
Had Ski been intellectually able, this conclusion is inescapable. And this tells me we are dealing with a child or an intellectually incapable/lazy adult, with no religious hints whatsoever except for the lack of an extreme.
I do not really care what the debatable history of the Thanksgiving holiday entails. There is the more important matter of its contemporary meaning as seen by an entire segment of the captured native populations.
We have a large population of Apache and Navajo in Arizona. Their view of this white man's holiday is quite different from that of the society that has systematically impoverished and deliberately exterminated their peoples and their cultures over these last 300 years.
My avatar honors their view. If that reality makes some people upset then it has achieved its goal.
You're the christian, not me. I don't want to kill anyone, especially you.
I don't think anyone here wants to kill anyone else here. But when evil arises it must be called out for what it is. My views on religion, especially yours, are well known. You shouldn't be surprised, or insulted (well maybe a little), by my response.
Your pollyanna view of American history is quaint but nieve. We American's do not have a good reputation with our native populations. Or the populations that we forced into slavery. In fact we have one of the worst records on the planet. For all our law and talk of freedoms we have a major problem actually practicing those high principles outside our limited family. We have abused, subjugated, and exterminated those we consider "them".
Part of real patriotism is knowing and accepting our countries tainted history so as to safeguard against repeating our past crimes.
I just want a better life for people without hurting anyone. That means education and medical care and nutritional care and freedom from prejudice, religious and economic violence. And in this world today that means wealth redistribution and confiscatory taxes on the extremely wealthy and anti-discrimination laws and hate crime laws with zealous enforcement and real hard jail time.
How else are we going to provide for the less fortunate in our society? Let them suffer? Let them die? To save a multibillionaire another $$ hundred billion? So Nazis can throw gays and jews off of buildings?
Self control and Voluntary altruism are not working. It's time we try something else.
Where are the christians in this country? Why do they only cry for jesus when invoking the prosperity gospel and social hatreds?