And, again, I don't see what's wrong with every religion being publicly represented, as long as they're represented equally, or as equally as possible. Of course you can't get someone to fly the Hebrew flag in Church, but you an get them to tolerate it. And the only way to build tolerance is through desensitization, not sheltering. How the hell are we going to get over our hate, contempt or just outright fear of other religions and people if we just harbor those emotions and let them boil? Tolerance comes through education and exposure. This is the same reason that racism still exists in America: fear, sheltering and an unwillingness to learn and accept.
And Kodos, c'mon, man, srsly. I know you hate the Bible, but hating Christianity because of the Bible is just as ludicrous as you say believing in it is. You are hating a religious demographic based on hearsay and make believe written by 2000 year old monks. Yeah, so God //hypothetically// killed tons of people, so what. It's a story. It's not like Christians these days are going around killing hundreds of people on a whim. Chill out. Yeah, there are some horrible STORIES being told, but that doesn't mean everyone accepts them as truths, adopts them as values and puts said values into practice.
Last edited by CypressDahlia; 05-21-2011 at 02:52 PM.
Your right. Modern day Christians don't believe in Hell. Modern day Christians don't try to pass hateful legislature against homosexuals and women. Modern Christians don't try and turn America into a theocracy. Modern Christians don't wage wars in the Middle East. You're right. I'm sorry. I apologize.
EDIT: And, of course, modern Christians most certainly do not teach these things to children, causing them to have serious issues regarding their sexuality and guilt. That definitely never happens. There are no young men and women in America being brought up to believe it is a sin to masturbate, or that pre-marital sex is evil. There are no young people in America being taught that their homosexuality or bisexuality - a core part of who they are - is something evil, sick, and diseased. There are no young transpeople in America being taught that they are their genitals and that their feelings and identity are illnesses.
EDIT 2: And yes, let's represent every single religion equally. I agree. How many religions in America are practiced? This is certainly a feasible and realistic idea. There's no way there are waaay too many religions to make this idea possible. None at all!
Last edited by Kodos; 05-21-2011 at 03:57 PM.
Del, just because a group of people define themselves around an ideology, and that ideology is fucking reprehensible, doesn't mean that this group of people are reprehensible. I mean, it's not like they define themselves around that ideology.
Kodos, those things you mentioned above are true of //some// (few, actually) Christians. Delphinus, it's ironic that you bring up the KKK as saying "modern day Christians are all accountable for the actions of extremists and overzealous evangelists" is equally judgmental and absurd. lol. Yes, obviously the average Christian is waging wars in the Middle East, turning America into a theocracy and being hateful towards gays! And apparently gay Christians are a myth, Christians that masturbate are purely hearsay and Christians that engage in pre-marital sex don't exist! Dude, c'mon, srsly.
Not only are you being extremely judgmental, but you are superimposing things that happened in the Bible (book of make believe) onto random people. Just because it happened in the Bible, every Christian is guilty of believing and condoning it, amirite? Because God murders people, every Christian is okay with murder, right? I think you need to lay off the Psalm 14. You've been in that thread so long that it's going to your head (and why wouldn't it? You basically bait religious people into posting with judgmental and outright insulting topic titles).
Also, representing every religion wouldn't be all that hard. It's really just dependent on the degree of representation. Of course, we're not going to erect a statue of Jesus in every school hallway. For some people, representing personal ideas and values is as simple as hanging up an ornament or buying a bumper sticker. /shrug
Random people who claim to base their lives around this book. You are an idiot and being deliberately obtuse. I'm not even going to bother addressing anything else you said because this quote right here sums it up perfectly. Disliking Christianity and as a result disliking Christians is in no way, shape, or form random. And yes, I am being judgmental. When I see evil and ignorance, I do not shirk from calling it out.Not only are you being extremely judgmental, but you are superimposing things that happened in the Bible (book of make believe) onto random people.
Also there are over 4,200 religions off-hand listed on Adherents.org. I'd like to see how a public building can equally honor each and every one of these religions without creating a spending and logistics nightmare. I eagerly await your explanation.
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Great argument.You are an idiot and being deliberately obtuse.
Disliking Christians because of the actions of nonexistent characters in an ancient storybook is pretty random. Assuming that all Christians believe and condone these actions is an even greater stretch.Disliking Christianity and as a result disliking Christians is in no way, shape, or form random.
Oh, the irony.And yes, I am being judgmental. When I see evil and ignorance, I do not shirk from calling it out.
Being represented is about having your identity acknowledged, which can be as simple as buying a bumper sticker. Also, I doubt there are 42 hundred recognized and formally practiced religions here in the United States.I eagerly await your explanation.
Last edited by CypressDahlia; 05-22-2011 at 03:28 AM.
Cyp, that ",lol." thing you keep doing is fucking irritating. Please stop it.