Nareed
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March 24th, 2014 at 3:30:12 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've said this before, but the Christians that pound on doors and annoy strangers are the few that I respect. At least they are trying to keep others from going to hell. Most Christians seem pretty indifferent about it.



The latter give me more hope for the future.

Anyway, I don't mind anyone trying to peacefully persuade anyone else to a set of beliefs. The problem lies with people who seek to use force, through the state, to impose conformity to their beliefs. Such things as refusing to recognize the rights of some minorities, merely because their god forbids it.
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March 24th, 2014 at 3:33:17 PM permalink
" Such things as refusing to recognize the rights of some minorities, merely because their god forbids it. "

Why once the revenue stream is threatened, God always allows
rights to be recognized.
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March 24th, 2014 at 3:39:35 PM permalink
Some cat nailed Joe Olsteen's mega church for nearly 750K. It's time to exhume the Reverend Fred Phelps.

It' seems like the word Reverend should have more than three syllables.
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March 24th, 2014 at 4:01:42 PM permalink
Quote: Face

See the "Noah's Ark Dinosaurs" thread. That debate is hot and several members have both hands full of weapons. Yet, there are no personal attacks, no childish retorts. In fact, there has been open discussion of mutual respect between them, despite the fact that they are attacking with unmitigated ferocity.



There are two reasons for that:

1) FrGamble is a gentleman in the full sense of the term.

2) While I disagree with 99% of what he says (well, maybe more like 97%), and think his religion is detrimental to a happy human life on this world, FrGamble does not advocate using the power of the state to compel obedience to his religion's moral code (unlike many others here). He begins and ends with peaceful persuasion. I don't know the reason for this, but I appreciate it. And I will defend his right to continue to do so. Atatcking his person would be folly on my part, quite aside from the rules of the board.
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March 24th, 2014 at 7:46:55 PM permalink
Let me return this kind post with another. Nareed is a thoughtful, considerate, and intelligent person and through her challenges and good questions to my faith (along with many others) I have not only better understood the opposing viewpoints but have a greater appreciation for what I believe.

Now I pray these last two posts have one Rev. Fred spinning in his grave for they are the exact opposite of what he unfortunately preached.
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March 24th, 2014 at 9:00:26 PM permalink
Quote: treetopbuddy

Some cat nailed Joel......


If you are going to use the word cat around here, don't forget the hey, hey!
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March 25th, 2014 at 8:24:48 AM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

Let me return this kind post with another. Nareed is a thoughtful, considerate, and intelligent person and through her challenges and good questions to my faith (along with many others) I have not only better understood the opposing viewpoints but have a greater appreciation for what I believe.



I'm flattered, thank you.

I'll add I find my mind exerts a great deal of effort in these verbal duels, too.

Though it seems we're also mutual failures at turning the other ;)

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Now I pray these last two posts have one Rev. Fred spinning in his grave for they are the exact opposite of what he unfortunately preached.



I think we may even have set some people here spinning prematurely ;)
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March 25th, 2014 at 8:27:19 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

If you are going to use the word cat around here, don't forget the hey, hey!



That damn soxfan has me calling everybody catů.hey,hey
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March 25th, 2014 at 9:11:26 AM permalink
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Now I pray these last two posts have one Rev. Fred spinning in his grave

And this is exactly why I can't stand some religion or religious people. IMO Prayers to God or Jesus should not be used for such nonsense. This is the exact opposite of being christian( forgiveness and understanding). You should be praying Fred had found the error of his ways in his last moments and is at peace and not spinning in anything but the glory of god. You should hope he will be in heaven with the rest of you no matter what he has done.

I doubt God would want you wasting your time talking about Fred at all.
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Nareed
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March 25th, 2014 at 9:22:10 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

And this is exactly why I can't stand some religion or religious people. IMO Prayers to God or Jesus should not be used for such nonsense.



I should think a god like the Biblical one, you know, omnipotent, would have a sense of humor.

BTW, I will confess to a minor guilty pleasure of mine: I saw, and very much enjoyed, a Spanish musical called "El Diluvio que Viene," about a second Bible-style Flood which has God as a voice-only character, and a Catholic priest as the lead. It helped the lead was played by Hector Bonilla, who is a pretty good actor. God delivers some punch lines all throughthe play, after setting up the priest as straight man. (SPOILER: there's no Flood at the end).

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You should be praying Fred had found the error of his ways in his last moments



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