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Reply Message hidden by jury decision. (Original post)
cleanhippie Nov 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #1
rug Nov 2012 #3
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #6
rug Nov 2012 #9
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #16
rug Nov 2012 #18
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #21
rug Nov 2012 #23
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #10
rug Nov 2012 #13
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #24
rug Nov 2012 #27
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #33
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #15
rug Nov 2012 #22
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #30
rug Nov 2012 #40
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #45
rug Nov 2012 #47
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #48
rexcat Nov 2012 #41
rug Nov 2012 #42
rexcat Nov 2012 #43
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #4
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #7
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #8
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #12
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #19
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #26
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #32
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #35
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #37
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #44
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #46
rug Nov 2012 #2
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #5
rug Nov 2012 #11
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #14
rug Nov 2012 #17
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #20
rug Nov 2012 #25
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #28
rug Nov 2012 #29
cleanhippie Nov 2012 #31
mikeysnot Nov 2012 #34
rug Nov 2012 #39
rock Nov 2012 #36
darkangel218 Nov 2012 #38

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. Didn't I just see (yesterday)

an OP of "Why I am a Christian" from you?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:17 PM

3. It's his daily flamebait.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:19 PM

6. Just following your lead.

You know, the who "Do unto others" thing and all that you just reminded me about.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:23 PM

9. I await your answer as to why you consider that bullshit.

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:28 PM

16. Consider what bullshit?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:28 PM

18. Post #2.

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Response to rug (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:35 PM

21. Your post #2 is bullshit? Great! I agree.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:36 PM

23. The answer you don't answer is there.

But you knew that.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:23 PM

10. That's twice I've seen the term

"flamebait" Is that the expression used to describe an OP whose only function and purpose is to irritate others? As you can see I'm fairly new to DU and still have much to learn.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:26 PM

13. Yup, that's pretty much it.

It is something posted purely to provoke reactions which devolve into flames.

It is usually accompanied by a dog whistle with tittering from the sidelines.

This one is an old classic.

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Response to rug (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:37 PM

24. Thank you.

I really appreciate when someone takes the time to answer my question. It took about 6 "asks" before anyone would explain n/t to me.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:38 PM

27. Ask away any time. The Welcome Forum is a good place to get answers.

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Response to rug (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:53 PM

33. Another thanks. n/t

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:27 PM

15. And of course rug NEVER, EVER posts anything that fits his own description of "flamebait."

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:35 PM

22. Show me one.

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Response to rug (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:39 PM

30. Google is your friend.

In another post, you argued for its effectiveness. Maybe you should try it yourself.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:15 PM

40. Well, it's your assertion that I post flamebait. It's not mine.

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Response to rug (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:54 PM

45. And it was your assertion that my recollection of Ms. Watsons elevator ride were wrong.

Not seeing your point.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:03 PM

47. The flame bait is in your OP.

This thread.

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Response to rug (Reply #47)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:16 AM

48. You mean funny bait.

Because I think it really is funny.

Yeah, you don't, and that is unfortunate.

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Response to rug (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:16 PM

41. Try this one...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/121856445

Hidden by a jury of your peers.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:33 PM

42. Yes, I was waiting for that. I'm surprised it took so long.

Here are the results.

Alerter comments: Broad brush condescending smear of atheists. In other words, religious bigotry.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Atheists are not religious by definition.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No, it's not "religious bigotry." This is an opinion piece discussing religious themes in science fiction, with a snarky title.


Interesting that it's on an alert made 18 hours after it was posted.

Nicely worded gaming of the jury system.

Now, show me the smear.

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Response to rug (Reply #42)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:46 PM

43. Not sure what smear the alerter was referring to...

and as far as the OP that was hidden I decided not to partake in the discussion. The article gave me a bad taste in my mouth when I read it so I stayed out of it.

I have no clue has to who alerted on the thread, why it took 18 hours (as you posted) to alert on the thread nor do I care. In all fairness you did set yourself up for the response I gave!

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:17 PM

4. Yes, you did.

But I am not a christian. I found the article interesting and appropriate for this group. Is there a problem with that?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:21 PM

7. No problem, but it explains much. n/t

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:22 PM

8. What does it explain?

Was there something you didn't understand? I'm happy to discuss it with you.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:33 PM

19. I found the article trite

with no real explanation as to the "why" other than the usual fear of the unknown.

I grew up in a fundamental church. I've read the Bible through, several times. The only truly devout person I have ever known was an elderly Jewish man with whom I was acquainted in the early 1970s.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:37 PM

26. As did I. But I found that the "usual fear of the unkown" is the basis for most belief in a god.

Fear is a powerful emotion, and religion has harnessed that power. Quite effectively.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:51 PM

32. That's exactly

why it was trite.

I grew up with 'fire and brimstone" and when my head finally won the 50-year-long battle with my heart, I attained freedom from fear. Strange how that works isn't it?

So you put up that article in order to lure the uninitiated, like myself, into a senseless discussion? Glad I took a pass.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:02 PM

35. Well, that was not my intention.

But since you saw it that way, I'm glad you did too.

Hopefully we will meet in another thread and have a more fruitful discussion. Might I recommend posting your own OPs that will generate the conversations you would like to have?

Until next time, my friend.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:14 PM

37. I sense I've offended you...

I had hoped the smile would indicate that was not my intent.

I think I may have been one of the earliest to read your OP and follow the link. There was nothing more from you at the time. While I don't buy into any of the desert dogmas, or any other religion for that matter, I never go on the offense and will only occasionally play defense when some fool is aggressively trying to sell his/her particular line of BS.

I am always curious about why people believe, which is why I read your OP to begin with.... My decision to make no comment was based on the fact that there was nothing new in the article.

I look forward to seeing you again....

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:51 PM

44. In no way have you offended me.

Really. You and I have had little interaction up until now, I just didn't want to poison any future conversations we may have.

My post was 100% sincere.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:57 PM

46. Oh good!

I'm sure we will enjoy future exchanges.

See ya' around.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:16 PM

2. Speaking of bullshit, how was the 2,476,633 calcuklated.

While you're at it, explain why this is bullshit: "Do to others as you would have them do to you."

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:18 PM

5. Tsk tsk, rug. Anger is not your best quality.

Calm down.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

11. Do you see anger in that post?

Tsk, such sensitivity.

Now you can answer the two questions.

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Response to rug (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:26 PM

14. Indeed, I do.



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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:28 PM

17. Well, it's not the first time you've misunderstood things.

Sorry to throw water on your hopes.

Now you may answer the two questions.

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Response to rug (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:34 PM

20. I don't have answers to your questions.

Or at least ones that you would accept.

Now what?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:37 PM

25. No, you don't. Nor do I have to take anything you say seriously.

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Response to rug (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:38 PM

28. And?

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:39 PM

29. Well, since you ask, I need afford those posts little respect.

Do you want a more complete answer?

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Response to rug (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:40 PM

31. That is up to you.

Are you under the impression that your critiques are effective uses of your skill set?

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:58 PM

34. deaths by god

is in reference to the flood and all the wars in gods name. Sarcasm of course, not sure it the Bible had a head count on who killed who. But I find it funny non the less.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:14 PM

39. I understand that but I'd like to know whthe cartoon says 2,476,633.

It is against bullshit after all.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:10 PM

36. Where's the warning by the Attorney General

You know, about how it's bad for my health?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:15 PM

38. ROFL!! thats too funny! thanx for posting!

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