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Old 06-28-2005, 05:46 AM   #16
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We do not speak of such persons any longer.
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Some such as GOPCatholic
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:50 AM   #18
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Graham's pretty amazing, actually, I agree.
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Hell, we even hear that in here by some.
Actually we're more likely to hear veiled insults at Islam and people whining because, apparently, political correctness censors them from saying what they really think about Islam.

That kind of stuff goes on here an awful lot, there are 2 or 3 people that do it, and people drawing attention to some troll called GOP_Catholic who was banned after a month is just side-stepping the issue.
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Actually we're more likely to hear veiled insults at Islam and people whining because, apparently, political correctness censors them from saying what they really think about Islam.

That kind of stuff goes on here an awful lot, there are 2 or 3 people that do it, and people drawing attention to some troll called GOP_Catholic who was banned after a month is just side-stepping the issue.
Actually, we're more likely to hear outright, in-your-face insults aimed at Christianity in these forums.
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Actually, we're more likely to hear outright, in-your-face insults aimed at Christianity in these forums.
A lot less than you'd see on an average episode of Southpark!
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I love when persons following a religion and way of political thought that controls the White House, both houses of Congress, and most of what passes for political process in this country in general talk about how oppressed they are.
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Pax, who said anything about being oppressed? Read my post again . I said that Christians are insulted in these forums, didn't I?

Can you tell me that you believe I am not accurate?

Good grief.
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A lot less than you'd see on an average episode of Southpark!
That's true, but the chaaracters in South Park don't claim to be tolerant, either.
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Actually, we're more likely to hear outright, in-your-face insults aimed at Christianity in these forums.


no way.

if anything, i think people go to great lengths to distinguish between Christianity -- which could be almost anything -- and politicized right wing Christianity.

i think what you might be reacting to is the intentional conflation of the two by certain members of the GOP -- their intention is to claim not only the flag for the Republican Party, but the cross and the church as well. it gets difficult to separate the two sometimes, and that's precisely the goal of certain people in Washington, to make any disagreement with the Republican Party to be the same thing as a disagreement with Mom, Apple Pie, Main Street, Christmas, Memorial Day, the Church, and Jesus.

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no way.

if anything, i think people go to great lengths to distinguish between Christianity -- which could be almost anything -- and politicized right wing Christianity.
That's not accurate. There are several people who just come right out and insult Christianity, and not just "right-wing" Christianity quite often.
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Can you tell me that you believe I am not accurate?

Yes, I can.

Most folks in here, including myself, go to great lengths to be respectful of Christianity. Since, you know, many of us "lefties" are actually Christians ourselves. And when we criticize Christianity, it's the arrogant, selfish, violent version that claims scum of the planet like Tom DeLay and Rick Santorum (heehee, Santorum) in its ranks.

I love Jesus. I'm happy to be a Christian. But I'm disgusted with the perversion of Christianity that happens when it gets mixed up in electoral politics.

And in this forum, when I modded it, I was very careful to reprimand folks who went too far with criticism of Christianity or Christians.

So, again, yes, I feel pretty comfortable saying you're mistaken.
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That's not accurate. There are several people who just come right out and insult Christianity, and not just "right-wing" Christianity quite often.


well, i have to listen to you -- and others -- tell me how "sinful" and "wrong" i am, and if i speak out agains this, i am somehow insutling your religion.

it's not a perfect world -- you can't expect to feel comfortable at all times, so welcome to how many of us feel pretty much all the time.

i also find it funny -- and this is a general comment, not directed at you 80s -- that some people complain that society's failure to perfectly represent their moral code across all culture and politics is somehow tantamount to religious descrimination.

i return to my post on secularism. the only way you can be authentically religious is in a truly secular society.
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That's not accurate. There are several people who just come right out and insult Christianity, and not just "right-wing" Christianity quite often.
Also, when you say that people "insult" Christianity, I think you are talking about a few post-ers who are atheists, and thus have the same opinion of Christianity that they would of Hinduim, Taoism, the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster-ism, whatever.
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