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Old 03-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #141
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This is what I've been asking myself, though with "good gravy" replaced by "fucking hell".
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #142
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I've been lurking here for twelve years. And I can say, in all truthfulness, that it has changed only insofar as some old faces have gone and a couple of new faces have come. Probably the dismissiveness toward religion has gotten a little more in-yer-face, but nothing compares with the threads of doom immediately after 9/11.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:50 AM   #143
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I agree the tone towards religion is more unfriendly compared to when I started posting here. While I know that there are some who disagree with the idea of God, spirituality and such, I don't understand the snarky comments that give little to the discussion and are more self-serving. I know snarkiness is the nature of the Internet, but it's still off-putting to see them when it is possible to have a good natured discussion.

But like Kieran said, back in the day, there was a lot of tension here over the war in Iraq and terrorism, so there was snarkiness and snappy tones there too. I guess those aspects found another topic.

Wow, I said back in the day. I've been on Interference for over 10 years (I had another name before registering under this one). Clearly, I have no life.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #144
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I've gone through some of the (very) old threads, and what I found shocking was the homophobia and outright anti-gay attitudes by some of the regular posters (an AchtungBubba springs to mind). Melon was really alone back then.

I think what's also happened in here is that our "religious" posters present a very cartoonish version of Christianity, and this it's more easily mocked. It is true that FYM is a shadow of its former self, but that's due to Facebook and a wealth of other social media that didn't exist in 2004/5. And the fact that it takes U2 half a decade to record an album.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #145
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I think some of the difficulty comes in for many of the threads when the discussions have two opposing sides arguing broadly and tediously and repetitively ad infinitum as opposed to two kind-of-the-same sides arguing in a narrower, shaded and much more interesting and less predictable dialogue.

We've certainly had several religious present interesting arguments here so I'm always uncomfortable with a broad brush, although I suspect that Irvine's quotes around "religious" added a little additional commentary, narrowing the brush stroke some.

Me? If the discussion is good enough, I don't care whether I agree with it or not.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #146
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degrade religion, period, especially Catholicism.

Incorrect. I degrade all religions equally.
If you want to start a thread on spirituality, start a thread on spirituality.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #147
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Incorrect. I degrade all religions equally.
If you want to start a thread on spirituality, start a thread on spirituality.
I thought you were down with me being a Scientologist.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #148
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You misjudged my thetan levels
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #149
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On Gay Unions, a Pragmatist Before He Was a Pope

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I don't know who writes this guy's material, but he deserves a raise



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"This is a symbol, it is a sign — washing your feet means I am at your service," Francis told the youngsters. "Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart. I do this with my heart because it is my duty, as a priest and bishop I must be at your service."
Pope Francis washes feet of young detainees in ritual
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #151
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"Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of a dozen inmates at a juvenile detention center"
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:27 AM   #152
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Will wash someone's feet, but won't protect someone from getting AIDS. Makes sense
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #153
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He washed the feet of everyday people - not priests as it is tradition. He also washed the feet of a couple of young women. Females were never part of this.

So it is something. Yeah, a lot of work needs to be done, and washing and kissing the feet of youths sounds creepy to some. A step forward and then a step back, perhaps?
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Oh come on.
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I didn't really mean that the Pope is pedophile. I was just addressing how some may see this.
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If anyone sees that as anything below a very symbolic religious gesture then they're the ones with the screwed up minds. Just my opinion.
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this church is always going to have a pope

and as that goes, this man seems to be about the best person I have seen in that position that I can recall


bottom line, if nothing else, just the example he sets puts him way above the others.
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If anyone sees that as anything below a very symbolic religious gesture then they're the ones with the screwed up minds. Just my opinion.

That's OK, I have nothing against you having an opinion. But I'd like it if you were a little more clear in your posts.
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If anyone sees that as anything below a very symbolic religious gesture then they're the ones with the screwed up minds. Just my opinion.
The fact that kissing juvenile feet can be seen as creepy is the fault of the catholic church and no one else. Nobody is implying that it's sexual, but in light of not so distant events, you better believe the comments are going to fly (as they should)
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It's a much bigger deal that women were involved.
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