Originally Posted by Aquatic
Tumpt have you read the entire Bible? Through my life experience I think it's quite clear the vast majority of Christians have come nowhere near reading the whole thing, let alone re-reading it frequently, understanding it, and then living by it even remotely. And the few that do read it a lot, seem to severely misinterpret it, or even if they personally adhere to it in their lives, still vote for murdering, thieving Republicans. How many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, including women and children, have we killed for Bush and Cheney's oil fortunes? Makes my stomach churn. Not very Christ-like.
I have read it but most people operate cars without having read the manuals. This is true of computers, causes, taxes, you name it. Most people are simply ignorant no matter their causes or beliefs. Most people don't hang out at computer forums or link to multipage articles to read just for fun. By simply typing here we probably aren't most people.
You don't know the history of the Pew Trusts?
Originally Posted by Aquatic
I am sincerely confused, what do you mean by this trumpt?
Originally Posted by segovius sound of tumbleweed whistling down the desolate ruined film-set streets.....
The Trusts, a single entity, is the successor to, and sole beneficiary of, seven charitable funds established between 1948 and 1979 by J. Howard Pew, Mary Ethel Pew, Joseph N. Pew, Jr., and Mabel Pew Myrinthe adult sons and daughters of Sunoco founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew. The Trusts is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with an office in Washington, D.C.
Joseph Pew and his heirs were politically conservative. The mission of the J. Howard Pew Freedom Trust was to "acquaint the American people with the evils of bureaucracy and the values of a free market and to inform our people of the struggle, persecution, hardship, sacrifice and death by which freedom of the individual was won." Joseph N. Pew, Jr., called Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, "a gigantic scheme to raze U.S. businesses to a dead level and debase the citizenry into a mass of ballot-casting serfs."
Most of the early beneficiaries were such conservative organizations as the John Birch Society, the American Liberty League, and the American Enterprise Institute, although other beneficiaries included a cancer research institute, a museum, higher education, the American Red Cross, and historically black colleges. For many years, the Trusts tended to fund charities and conservative causes in Philadelphia.
Sunoco Inc. (NYSE: SUN) is an American petroleum and petrochemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, formerly known as Sun Company Inc. (18861920 and 19761998) and Sun Oil Co. (19201976).
Sunoco is one of the largest gasoline distribution companies in the United States, with Sunoco brand gasoline being sold in over 4,700 outlets; just over a third of these outlets are Sunoco gas stations and convenience stores, located in 26 states.
The point is pretty simple. If I cited a poll created by a trust founded with oil money that had given to the John Birch Society, how much credence would you give it?
The answer in this instance is, A LOT, because it fits the preconceptions you both have. If it didn't though, they they would simply be filthy lying polluters funding and spewing propaganda for their causes. I find the lack of questioning here sort of ironically funny.