he atheist rejects the claim that there is a
supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence...
Because it is a claim without basis.
Atheism makes no claims whatsoever.
Atheism asserts nothing.
Atheism IS NOT an act or an action
IT IS a position
It has no objective.
Comparatively / Conversely:
Anti-theism IS an act or an action
It IS NOT a position
It has an objective.
Not all ATHEISTS are ANTI-THEIST.
All ANTI-THEISTS are ATHEIST.
Friday, July 8, 2016
There exists an argument that is employed to support the 2nd Amendment, and the 'Right to keep and bear arms'... This argument insists that those 'arms' are needed in order to defend against a tyrannical government.
For all of the earmarks of government tyranny - The increasing brutality displayed by this countries 'Law Enforcement', certainly contains all of the characteristics one would point to as an example of government tyranny 'In effect'.
From my experience, all of the members of 'Law Enforcement' that I know, are ardent supporters of the 'Right to keep and bear arms'. But my experience is less of a factor still, when looking at the public outcry related to this issue in the darkness of reports that 'Law Enforcement' professionals are being shot and killed, recently.
And yet, it is important to see the reality; That these 'Law Enforcement' professionals work in an industry that allows bullying and intimidation to become a career for many of that industries members.
That is not to say that every 'Law Enforcement' professional is a bully, nor that every 'Law Enforcement' professional is looking to intimidate others. Not at all!
Just as is the case with any profession, there are people who are genuinely good at their work, and others who are not. This is a very important detail.
The biggest problem that those 'Law Enforcement' professionals who do good work, face, is the fallout created by those 'Law Enforcement' professionals that aspire to bully and intimidate.
So a situation is created where those 'Law Enforcement' professionals that aspire to bully and intimidate, are now seen to put their lives at risk, as well as putting at risk, the lives of 'Law Enforcement' professionals who do good work.
This situation is on display, as we see armed citizens, using their firearms to take aim at the 'Law Enforcement' professionals, who represent a tyrannical government, not only in appearance, but most importantly in practice at the hands of those 'Law Enforcement' professionals that aspire to bully and intimidate.
There are several end results that can be examined, but one of those results, begs a question to all 'Law Enforcement' professionals.
If they do actually support the 'Right to keep and bear arms' as a means of defending against a tyrannical government...
Will that give these 'Law Enforcement' professionals reason to reject the 'Right to keep and bear arms'?
Do they intend on cleaning up their industry, in order to remove the internal threat to their lives - Those 'Law Enforcement' professionals that aspire to bully and intimidate?
Will they refuse the call to fix a mortal danger that is embedded within their ranks, and exit the 'Law Enforcement' industry?
Or will they do nothing, as is the case now, and allow the threat to their lives to remain in place within their ranks?
The fact that 'Law Enforcement' professionals are being shot and killed, as an act of defending against what is seen as a tyrannical government, is something that should not, for the sake of those 'Law Enforcement' professionals who do good work, be left out of the dialog related to the increasing brutality displayed by this countries 'Law Enforcement', and how its citizenry are responding.
The worst thing that can be done, is for 'Law Enforcement' to further increase the brutality that is at the root of the problems that this brutality is causing in the first place, as a means to address the response to that brutality, by the citizenry - But that is what has been seen to be a common resolve, increasing the brutality, presumably as a means to avoid addressing the actual problem and allowing it to fester and grow, that is actually putting at risk, the lives of 'Law Enforcement' professionals who do good work.