That's a real shame Google hasn't stood up to this one in courts instead. What does it say for common sense? What possible 'damages' could this blurring possibly cause?
I do understand that they're trying not to offend anyone especially now that 'privacy' is such a huge deal. But they're not doing anything wrong dammit! It's not like they have anything to apologize for. And if they keep backing up, it'll make it look like they were wrong all along.
Come on Google, it's normal for people to be worried about their privacy, but you don't have to listen to the crazy ones. Perhaps education would be a more successful effort?
"When you think about it, is not working ONE day out of the week very hard? Is it really? So then, it should have been tremendously easy for them."
When you think about it, why would God want people not to work on Sunday? Why would he even care? How does he even expect people back then to even keep track of which day it is? If you lose track of the day, does that mean you have to stop working for fear of working on a Sunday by accident, then be killed?
Arguing with Christians is like asking a wall to move to the left a bit. It's completely useless, though I do it anyway...
It makes complete sense... if you have a dark and twisted mind like god has.
Letting new born babies starve to death in dumpsters is perfectly fine in god's eye. Why? He's a sick fellow. I mean, he DID invent all the world's most cruel illnesses, didn't he? He even created the Devil, that shows you how much of a sadist he is.
Yes and the earth is flat. Don't think so? I guess you don't dig down deep enough. Have faith in this, it is flat, just squint A LOT.
I blast Christianity here because it's a post about the Bible. I find other religions just as senseless and I don't have any trouble blasting Islam or Judaism. They each have their own silly books, traditions and invisible people.
Just because you claim your beliefs are sacred doesn't mean I have to consider them sacred as well. If I consider logic and rationality sacred, then by talking the way you do I can claim that you offend my beliefs. But that wouldn't be very logical of me, would it?
I understand the distinction very well. I understand how a person may look at the Bible for what it really is. However, Christians somehow believe that the Bible is better than any other book, religious or not, to tell them what they should and shouldn't do. They're extremely hypocritical, thinking that only they have all the answers. Don't tell me that's not true, because if they would have even the most remote doubt of that, they would dare to compare the Bible with other religious texts, or God forbid scientific texts. That would oblige them to become more than just Christians. But the word Christian, by definition, means that you limit yourself to the Bible for your answers, or at least give the Bible a veto power over everything else.
It's also important to point out that most religious institutions are not 'honest Christians'. Most Christians are not smart enough, as you are, to realize that the Bible is to be taken in context. If the majority of Christians really were honest and intelligent, there wouldn't be any teleevangelist, popes, and so many factions dividing Christianity into a bunch of groups that don't quite agree with each other.
You can keep telling yourself that the Bible is great and every Christian agrees on what it says, or realize that it's just a book that's been written a long time ago and used by a variety of people to justify a very wide variety of actions, from very good to very bad.
Also, if you believe you can talk to an invisible man in the sky, you may want to seek medical help. And if you believe that water can turn into wine, you may want to read a book or two about chemistry. And stay away from politics, we need rational people making rational decisions for a rational world.
One of the reason the Bible is so popular is that it allows you to do basically anything you want, from hating fags to killing witches. And let's not forget making insane amount of monies. All you have to do is find a quote or two that remotely justifies what you're doing, and completely ignore the parts that contradict your actions. Then when you get criticized, all you have to do is point to the Bible and claim absolute amnesty from criticism, because what you are doing is 'sacred and holy'.
I mean, that's what religion is all about, isn't it?
"Thou shall be profitable. Very, very profitable." -- Matthew 4:20
The truth is that most people are comfortable enough the way they are, so they don't care if some deals are made in secret. I'm talking about the majority here, not the people who read and care about that sort of deal.
There's also little accountability in the governments, unlike in the private sector, so the elected people don't have that much of an incentive to listen to people... until it's time to be reelected. The worst that can happen is that they don't get elected next terms; they still keep their job for a while. A political system where you can get fired or severely reprimanded for doing these types of secret deals would go a long way to reduce unfair lobbying and corruption.