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There's a man...

Posted 03-08-2015 at 09:30 AM by Abeguy
He friended me on Facebook I don't know when. Same last name but I don't even know if I've ever met the guy. Every other post is either an overly happy or cringe inducing Jesus meme, or Islamophobic "news" about how terrorists are infiltrating the US, and your typical anti-muslim fear mongering. He is pretty much everything I hate about right-wing Christianity.

He is my gauge. He is a standard of sorts. What for? The kind of people I should avoid, or a constant reminder of the kind of people I don't want to be? Or is he the test of my patience, wearing away little by little until I get sick of the whole idea of Christianity and devote my life to atheism.

Maybe, as a person who was raised believing similarly strong religious beliefs, I want to see the kind of person I would have become had that path been the one for me, where hatred gets twisted and warped until you can say the most heinous shit about a people, and still have a deep down belief that what you're saying is "love", and that any sort of rational argument can be easily thrown asides temptations of a devil, who can do everything he can to seem appealing.

Maybe everything you reject isn't the devil, by virtue of how unappealing you find it, and you are in fact falling trap to very evil you are trying to fight?

In anycase, I keep him friended, and only a few times have I been compelled to click "I don't want to see this". As long as I can scroll passed his schlock, actively disagree and move on with my life, regardless of whatever else is going on, I feel a little bit saner.
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Nepsotic's Avatar
I don't think sparking another religion debate is a good idea.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 11:13 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
I thought this blog was more controversial. It wasn't really worth removing.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 12:21 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Abeguy's Avatar
Hmm? Did I miss something? I'm all for a healthy debate. I have nothing against religion, I'm not anti-theist, just anti-fanaticism of any sort.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 03:06 PM by Abeguy Abeguy is offline

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STM's Avatar
Nepsotic your opinions haven't been relevant since the 80s, a religious debate would probably kick this place back into life.

That is, if anyone was still religious.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 03:34 PM by STM STM is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
Sorry to pop in, but Please tell me that you guys have seen the video of Stephen Fry when he publicly spoke out against the Catholic Church? (Ok it isn't Christianity but it's religion.) In one other sense of the word it's, perfection. Probably one of the greatest speeches I have ever heard against the church and is all very valid.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 03:53 PM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline

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MeechMunchie's Avatar
This just in: Catholicism isn't Christianity
Posted 03-08-2015 at 04:50 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Job McYossie's Avatar
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This just in: Catholicism isn't Christianity
Glad someone said it.

People like this make it really hard for me to be open about my religion. Normally I keep quiet about it because people will (and have) immediately hated me for it, despite how well we got along before hand. There is so much Christian culture I just can't stand. Shit get's blown out of proportion by a bunch of assholes all the time and it really angers me.

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That is, if anyone was still religious.
Hi.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 05:57 PM by Job McYossie Job McYossie is offline

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Besides Job I only know one religious person. I think most developed countries have moved on, but as we all know, America is still stuck in the past in more ways than one (that's not a shot at you or anyone in specific, Job. People can believe whatever they like, I'm not fussed).
I don't have anything against religious people, but I do generally despise religion itself.
There's so many twisted morals in the Bible, and christians seem to pick and choose which ones they follow. They'll go on about how being gay is a sin but pay no attention to the fact that they're going to hell for mix and matching fabrics in clothing items.

Obviously I'm referring to the heavy right-wing ones here, but there's just so much hypocrisy in this religion (and most of the others) that it's so difficult to not point out.

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Nepsotic your opinions haven't been relevant since the 80s,
So you've gone from a crazy religious bigot to an entitled fuck. I guess it's better than the former.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 07:09 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline
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MeechMunchie's Avatar
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Glad someone said it.
Oh. I was ironically paraphrasing OddSocks because Catholicism very much is a form of Christianity.

Awkward.

Fair do's about them not representing other denominations, though.
Posted 03-08-2015 at 07:44 PM by MeechMunchie MeechMunchie is offline

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Job McYossie's Avatar
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There's so many twisted morals in the Bible, and christians seem to pick and choose which ones they follow.
This is the part that pisses me off the most I think.

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Oh. I was ironically paraphrasing OddSocks because Catholicism very much is a form of Christianity.
I know. I was saying that I was glad that someone made the joke about what oddsocks said being wrong. Your sarcasm wasn't lost on me. Am I really that hard to understand?
Posted 03-08-2015 at 10:53 PM by Job McYossie Job McYossie is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
I apologise if I angered any one on my stupid comment, for my stupidity on my part, as ironically, I was baptised a Catholic. Obviously having no choice as a child to this decision, but regardless, I should of explained myself better. I'm open to the concept of religion as many of them have healthy morals to which to live by. My problems come from being labelled a "bible basher" when I was a child, but more importantly, as my mother is in a same sex marriage, and the fact it's is a sin, is why I mentioned Stephen Frys argument, as my mother is a perfectly upstanding citizen and just because the sin she is apparently committing she wouldn't be aloud into heaven. I think is a little unfair to say the least. I don't mean to offend anyone on here. Sorry if I did job.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:32 AM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline

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Holy Sock's Avatar
Have most developed countries moved on, Nep? From all I hear the majority of developed countries still have a large religious population and, often in response, a religious leadership. Not as out there as the US, sure, but it's still there.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 03:01 AM by Holy Sock Holy Sock is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Poland is, like, still medieval.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 06:37 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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STM's Avatar
Not to mention the more evolved nations have historically pushed their religious bigotry onto egalitarian, less developed societies. I.e. Hawaii
Posted 03-09-2015 at 06:47 AM by STM STM is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
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many of them have healthy morals to which to live by.
So you need a book to tell you to be a good person, and you follow it because apparently you'll get a reward, not because you should just be a good person. In most cases these "morals" revolve entirely around the deity itself. For such a massive omnipotent being he sure does get his feelings hurt easily. This is one of my biggest issues with morality in religion.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 07:01 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
*gets popcorn*

It's warming up, guys
Posted 03-09-2015 at 07:33 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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OANST's Avatar
This is one of those conversations that I've been a part of one too many times, and now they just bore me to tears.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 07:49 AM by OANST OANST is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
I did say this at the beginning, to be fair.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 08:36 AM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
Oh come on. You're not even trying now.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 08:48 AM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Abeguy's Avatar
I don't need an argument about religion. I think we're all in agreement on the kind of people that annoy all of us (hopefully), and while yes, religion played its part in their life as a source of fear-mongering and xenophobia, many more rational religious people exist.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 11:18 AM by Abeguy Abeguy is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
That was basically (and far better worded) what I was trying to say. Was trying to look at both sides to avoid offending anyone.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 11:22 AM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline

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Nepsotic's Avatar
Where's the fun in that?
Posted 03-09-2015 at 12:01 PM by Nepsotic Nepsotic is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
I couldn't be more disappointed.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 12:08 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
Haha I do apologise guys! I did however really want to post the video I was referring too, not that it reflected my views, more over just interested in what your thoughts where on what he had to say, without me being put on the firing line haha, though for the life of me I still cannot get it to post, cannot work this whole embedded code malarkey out
Posted 03-09-2015 at 12:18 PM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline
Updated 03-09-2015 at 12:21 PM by Against all OddSocks (spelling error.)

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Varrok's Avatar
Is it youtube video?
Posted 03-09-2015 at 12:52 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
Yes, I was instructed to copy the text from the embed box, but when I preview the message, I get a large empty "gap" if you like, where the windows of the video would be? I've got to be doing something wrong.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 01:28 PM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline

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Varrok's Avatar
I'm pretty sure it doesn't show in preview. Just post it, I mean, what can go wrong?
Posted 03-09-2015 at 01:32 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
Here's the link instead:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1xvdZMC10
You may know this guy from the hobbit, or QI and voiced Reaver In the fable games etc

View at your own risk/discretion
Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:07 PM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline
Updated 03-09-2015 at 02:09 PM by Against all OddSocks

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Varrok's Avatar


Literally all I did was to click the link - > share - > embed, and copypaste it to this very post.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:13 PM by Varrok Varrok is offline

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Against all OddSocks's Avatar
Hmm, that's what I tried, as I made a thread about uploading videos the other day, and test posted using that very method. But it didn't work. Perhaps using mu phone would have anything to do with it? Doubtful but, yano. Thankyou by the way.
Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:25 PM by Against all OddSocks Against all OddSocks is offline

 




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