It seems that they have cancelled another of my favorite threads, so I have started a new one.
A United States Marine was attending some college courses betweenassignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan .One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a memberof the ACLU. One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. Helooked to the ceiling and flatly stated, 'God, if you are real, then Iwant you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15minutes.' The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Tenminutes went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am God. I'm stillwaiting.'It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of hischair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off theplatform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat andsat there, silently. The other students were shock ed and stunned and satthere looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeablyshaken, looked at the Marine and asked, 'What the heck is the matter withyou? Why did you do that?' The Marine calmly replied, 'God was too busytoday protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to saystupid stuff and act like an idiot. So, He sent me.'
As they should. Also get rid of "A" and Word Association.
Brings nothing to this board. Granted..I've never went in to either of them over years.
thanks Limey, I hate when they delete threads with that much history
Mark my words. I will ensure that those words come back to haunt you.
"Brings nothing to this board."
It's just not my thing.
If it is what you're into then go for it, I'm not saying anyone who participates in this thread should be hung.
Worthless information just doesn't draw me in personally. Or playing with words or whatever goes on in "a". lol. I haven't gave them fair chances though so yeah..=/
Why Conservatives Are Happier Than LiberalsWednesday, May 07, 2008By Jeanna Bryner
Individuals with conservative ideologies are happier than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives rationalize social and economic inequalities.
Regardless of marital status, income or church attendance, right-wing individuals reported greater life satisfaction and well-being than left-wingers, the new study found.
Conservatives also scored highest on measures of rationalization, which gauge a person's tendency to justify, or explain away, inequalities.
The rationalization measure included statements such as: "It is not really that big a problem if some people have more of a chance in life than others," and "This country would be better off if we worried less about how equal people are."
To justify economic inequalities, a person could support the idea of meritocracy, in which people supposedly move up their economic status in society based on hard work and good performance.
In that way, one's social class attainment, whether upper, middle or lower, would be perceived as totally fair and justified.
If your beliefs don't justify gaps in status, you could be left frustrated and disheartened, according to the researchers, Jaime Napier and John Jost of New York University. They conducted both a U.S.-centric survey and a more internationally focused one to arrive at the findings.
"Our research suggests that inequality takes a greater psychological toll on liberals than on conservatives," the researchers write in the June issue of the journal Psychological Science, "apparently because liberals lack ideological rationalizations that would help them frame inequality in a positive (or at least neutral) light."
The results support and further explain a Pew Research Center survey from 2006, in which 47 percent of conservative Republicans in the U.S. described themselves as "very happy," while only 28 percent of liberal Democrats indicated such cheer.
The same rationalizing phenomena could apply to personal situations as well.
"There is no reason to think that the effects we have identified here are unique to economic forms of inequality," the researchers write. "Research suggests that highly egalitarian women are less happy in their marriages compared with their more traditional counterparts, apparently because they are more troubled by disparities in domestic labor."
The current study was funded by the National Science Foundation.