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NowTheSerpent
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April 18th, 2012 at 5:40:51 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Nareed -

That was a very well written post. But it leaves me wanting to ask one question:

Do you think it's acceptable to mock someone for their beliefs?



I'm (perhaps incorrectly) assuming that by "belief" you mean religious (strictly theological or pertaining to a supposed supernatural realm) belief?

If so, then a prior question might be: Should we have a taboo against mocking only religious belief, but not against mocking secular (political or scientific) beliefs which seem absurd? That is, should only religious belief be automatically enshrined, just because it's "religious"? What if one is a civil religionist (a worshipper of his State or Nation)?
s2dbaker
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April 18th, 2012 at 8:07:26 PM permalink
Quote: NowTheSerpent

What if one is a civil religionist (a worshipper of his State or Nation)?

Then off with his head!!
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April 19th, 2012 at 8:34:00 PM permalink
Do animals believe in God?
progrocker
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April 19th, 2012 at 9:13:27 PM permalink
Perhaps, but I know for sure that dyslexic agnostic insomniacs toss and turn in bed all night wondering if there really is a dog.
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Nareed
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April 20th, 2012 at 8:44:30 AM permalink
Quote: point7

Do animals believe in God?



It depends.

The dog sees things more or less like this "they bring me food! they open doors for me! They must be gods!"

The cat is more like "they bring food to me! they open doors for me! I must be a god!"
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FrGamble
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April 20th, 2012 at 11:20:09 AM permalink
Ha! I love it. Thanks Nareed.
Nareed
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April 20th, 2012 at 11:54:45 AM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

Ha! I love it. Thanks Nareed.



You're welcome.

I can't recall where I read it. But it makes sense given that dogs' are social animals and used to hierarchies, while cats are semi-scoial and loners. It is true the dog likes being with you, but the cat merely tolerates having you around.
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spadeknight
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May 24th, 2012 at 4:32:38 PM permalink
sorry........lame
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98Clubs
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May 24th, 2012 at 5:30:39 PM permalink
Whats wrong with Religion???

Its organized ito a money, power, and influence scheme, just like Government.

The REAL question is choosing between Government and Religion, which one do you want making the Common Laws???
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
FrankScoblete
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April 7th, 2013 at 8:00:37 AM permalink
Jumped into this really late but here is one thing that is rarely brought up. The Catholic Church and many Protestant religions believe that Christ is God and a part of the Trinity.

They worship Jesus.

Jesus was a Jew. He lived as a Jew; died as a Jew; rose from the dead as a Jew.

Catholics and their fellow believers worship a Jew as God. Now that is the supreme irony.

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