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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:53 PM

I want to live my life knowing I've saved at least one person...

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Reply I want to live my life knowing I've saved at least one person... (Original post)
WillParkinson Sep 2012 OP
defacto7 Sep 2012 #1
frogmarch Sep 2012 #2
rexcat Sep 2012 #3
Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #5
rexcat Sep 2012 #6
ShadowLiberal Sep 2012 #4

Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:08 PM

1. Oh.. I'm working on that myself.

I'm happy my kids are aware that religion is no friend of mankind. They are also happy, free, tolerant, outspoken and totally without fear of the religious boogie man.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:59 AM

2. A phrase I've

often heard Christians say: Like dropping a pebble in a pond, making waves that move outward in ever-widening circles.

I've saved my kids from believing it, and they've saved theirs. I hope the waves keep moving outward in ever-widening circles.

Thanks, Will. That's a keeper.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:51 PM

3. I saved one person...

but it was a group effort. CPR is great when it works!

As far as religion goes, if someone wants to believe that stuff that is their issue, not mine.

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Response to rexcat (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:38 PM

5. Probably someone said: "God was really looking out for So-and-So that day!"

I always want to say, "Why did that supposedly omnipotent & omniscient asshole either cause or not prevent the incident that required CPR in the first place?"

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:21 PM

6. This happened at at tennis match...

and those from the club that I belong to all know better than to say something like that to me, even the über religious ones.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:41 PM

4. You don't have to, they often drive their own followers away

My brother is a pastor, and he coined a good phrase he used in a sermon a few months ago.

"If you go around cutting people off aggressively driving on the road then you don't deserve to have a sticker professing your love of Jesus on your car. That's the last thing someone you wrong needs to see, you give the church a bad name with your Jesus bumper sticker when you misbehave on the road."

I also can safely say I have George W. Bush & the Religious Right to thank for helping me realize I'm not a Christian, with how they were heavily politicizing religion & demonizing gays in 2004, which thoroughly disgusted me and got me to rethink Christianity & religion all together. After some serious thinking, they got me to conclude I'm Atheist and had been for years, but I just hadn't cared enough to think about religion to recognize it.

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