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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 11:32 AM
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  -To the religious folk on DU, an appreciation from an agnostic. Rabblevox  May-07-11 04:08 PM   #0 
  - "ascribing to you thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors I've never seen you exhibit."  Ninjaneer   May-07-11 04:12 PM   #1 
  - And are all of these people doing  skepticscott   May-07-11 04:14 PM   #2 
  - I often wonder how many would still be religious if there wasn't a promised payday(aka heaven).  aSpeckofDust   May-07-11 04:17 PM   #4 
  - I don't have a promised payday and I am religious  Meshuga   May-07-11 05:48 PM   #21 
  - Thank you.  emilyg   May-07-11 11:50 PM   #43 
  - payday? how sad.  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:39 PM   #29 
  - Here's the thing about faith and works...  Sal316   May-07-11 05:47 PM   #20 
     - You understand that's how it's supposed to be?  skepticscott   May-07-11 06:30 PM   #24 
     - Yes, that's how I understand it.  Sal316   May-10-11 04:20 PM   #151 
        - ...  trotsky   May-11-11 06:30 AM   #153 
     - Hey, thanks Jesus!  Ninjaneer   May-08-11 07:38 AM   #49 
     - Wow, what an insightful response....  Sal316   May-10-11 04:20 PM   #152 
        - I tried to match the level of yours.  Ninjaneer   May-11-11 06:45 AM   #154 
     - Payday!  angel2   May-08-11 08:45 PM   #115 
     - Wow, you solved that whole Catholic vs Protestant thing.  Goblinmonger   May-08-11 09:59 PM   #119 
  - "And I am fascinated by the spiritual man,  darkstar3   May-07-11 04:14 PM   #3 
  - I judge people on their personalities, not their thoughts on invisible friends  Taverner   May-07-11 04:18 PM   #5 
  - My rec left it at zero.  rug   May-07-11 04:19 PM   #6 
  - Typical  skepticscott   May-07-11 04:21 PM   #7 
     - Force he doesn't recognize his group using.  darkstar3   May-07-11 04:25 PM   #8 
     - I downrec'd because it is an expression of my opinion  inademv   May-07-11 04:26 PM   #9 
     - I wasn't referring to anyone's unrec  skepticscott   May-07-11 04:27 PM   #10 
     - He was referring to rug's post.  Ninjaneer   May-07-11 04:27 PM   #11 
     - You sound like a cartoon.  rug   May-07-11 07:51 PM   #25 
        - And again, a typically deep  skepticscott   May-07-11 08:02 PM   #26 
        - Here's your costume.  rug   May-07-11 08:11 PM   #28 
           - Oh, do feel free to explain  skepticscott   May-08-11 12:14 PM   #61 
              - Gladly.  rug   May-08-11 01:19 PM   #63 
                 - You could always leave the forum and take a bath.  darkstar3   May-08-11 01:38 PM   #65 
                 - .  rug   May-08-11 02:27 PM   #71 
                    - Flyswatters, head-stomps, etc.  darkstar3   May-08-11 02:30 PM   #74 
                       - Sure, they're exactly alike.  rug   May-08-11 02:35 PM   #75 
                 - Sounds like  edhopper   May-08-11 01:47 PM   #66 
                 - . .  rug   May-08-11 02:27 PM   #72 
                 - And poor you...  skepticscott   May-08-11 01:50 PM   #67 
                    - . . .  rug   May-08-11 02:28 PM   #73 
        - Says the guy posting  Ninjaneer   May-08-11 07:41 AM   #50 
           - Do you feel threatened  rug   May-08-11 07:46 AM   #51 
              - I think if the US became a Christian theocracy  Goblinmonger   May-08-11 10:02 PM   #120 
              - Really? Now tell me exactly how you come to that conclusion.  rug   May-09-11 08:20 PM   #143 
              - Not threatened at all.  Ninjaneer   May-08-11 10:56 PM   #125 
                 - You should check again.  rug   May-09-11 08:21 PM   #144 
  - As a fellow agnostic (albeit a spiritually oriented one), thank you for a beautifully written  abq e streeter   May-07-11 04:36 PM   #12 
  - I love how the op defends one side from broad sweeping claims by making some to the other side.  aSpeckofDust   May-07-11 04:50 PM   #13 
  - The OP is simply remarking on what thay've seen far too many times here.  abq e streeter   May-07-11 05:00 PM   #14 
     - I've seen both sides. Neither has clean hands here.  aSpeckofDust   May-07-11 05:02 PM   #15 
  - and thank you, for actually listening to what I was trying to say!  Rabblevox   May-07-11 05:49 PM   #22 
  - some people hate religion for whatever personal reason they  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:46 PM   #30 
     - Funny you should decry stereotyping, while stereotyping.  darkstar3   May-07-11 10:52 PM   #35 
        - and you prove my point. sorry the nuns spanked you but most  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:54 PM   # 
        - I prove your point by pointing out that you're stereotyping?  darkstar3   May-07-11 10:58 PM   #39 
        - But it's OK when they do it. n/t  trotsky   May-08-11 09:30 AM   #57 
  - An appropriate link:  darkstar3   May-07-11 05:05 PM   #16 
  - Sooooooooooooo  murrayhillfarm   May-07-11 05:07 PM   #17 
  - Horrid bigotry on display. The 'faith community' or ganizes to  Bluenorthwest   May-07-11 05:27 PM   #18 
  - no. some do. Some 'religious' people do. Not all but you assume  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:49 PM   #31 
     - Bwahahaha!  darkstar3   May-07-11 10:51 PM   #33 
        - no. and bwahahaha back at ya.  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:54 PM   #36 
           - Then you explain how you haven't seen  darkstar3   May-07-11 10:57 PM   #38 
  - Wow and thanks  Thats my opinion   May-07-11 05:47 PM   #19 
  - Giving up?  skepticscott   May-07-11 06:23 PM   #23 
  - you might try blaming the ones who hate and distinguish among  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:50 PM   #32 
     - You might try understanding  skepticscott   May-07-11 11:10 PM   #40 
  - Bye bye , then,  cleanhippie   May-08-11 09:06 AM   #55 
  - Some of the battles the Christians fought were lost, too. We're living through  dimbear   May-07-11 08:06 PM   #27 
  - and religious people including priests and nuns were hurt and  roguevalley   May-07-11 10:52 PM   #34 
  - It is argued incessantly on this board and elsewhere  skepticscott   May-07-11 11:16 PM   #41 
     - I've never seen anyone claim on DU that only religious people can be moral  Lydia Leftcoast   May-07-11 11:25 PM   #42 
     - Really?  darkstar3   May-08-11 02:52 AM   #46 
        - Thank you..couldn't have replied better  skepticscott   May-08-11 06:39 AM   #48 
        - But everyone in *my* church is nice! n/t  trotsky   May-08-11 09:32 AM   #58 
        - I have largely avoided R/T for the past few years  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 08:57 AM   #54 
           - Are you saying that there is no  skepticscott   May-08-11 10:14 AM   #59 
              - Hear hear  edhopper   May-08-11 10:20 AM   #60 
              - That's right, dump on the people who AREN'T condemning you to hell and  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 02:18 PM   #68 
                 - The point I make is  edhopper   May-08-11 02:25 PM   #69 
                 - I've explained this countless times, but you guys don't get it  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 03:23 PM   #79 
                    - You are right, but it is YOUR battle to fight, and NO ONE from your side is willing to.  cleanhippie   May-08-11 04:13 PM   #86 
                    - The embrace of the fundy  edhopper   May-08-11 04:29 PM   #87 
                    - I do battle with fundies on my local paper's website on a nearly daily basis  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 04:56 PM   #89 
                    - So perhaps its time to embrace a new name?  cleanhippie   May-08-11 06:36 PM   #92 
                       - I've asked that question before, but it seems not to go over well.  darkstar3   May-08-11 06:59 PM   #93 
                       - Well, the fundies seem to have claimed the term "Christian" for themselves, so  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 07:22 PM   #94 
                          - Thats not really a name change, but I don't think a simple name change is enough.  cleanhippie   May-08-11 11:18 PM   #128 
                             - We don't have the Coors Foundation and the Bradley Foundation  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 11:42 PM   #132 
                                - I never said it would be easy, but you have my full support, and I'm willing to bet  cleanhippie   May-09-11 12:07 AM   #133 
                                - Another one blaming the media.  darkstar3   May-09-11 12:14 AM   #135 
                    - Exactly! He was embraced when he should have been shunned.  cleanhippie   May-08-11 06:35 PM   #91 
                       - It was the politicians embracing Rick Warren  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 07:31 PM   #96 
                          - Um?  darkstar3   May-08-11 07:38 PM   #97 
                          - The South has always been the heartland of fundamentalism,  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 07:48 PM   #99 
                             - That's all well and good, but don't tell me that fundamentalist megachurches aren't found in cities.  darkstar3   May-08-11 07:56 PM   #101 
                          - EXACTLY! Because they needed the votes from people that AGREE with him.  cleanhippie   May-08-11 11:22 PM   #130 
                             - I don't deny that there are a lot of fundamentalist churches, but you don't  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 11:40 PM   #131 
                                - You are not wrong, and your points are all valid  cleanhippie   May-09-11 12:12 AM   #134 
                    - we (progressive) Christians are trying CH  AlecBGreen   May-08-11 08:12 PM   #103 
                       - And so once again we see the media is to blame.  darkstar3   May-08-11 08:22 PM   #104 
                       - I don't know how much experience you have trying to get media coverage  Lydia Leftcoast   May-09-11 12:27 AM   #136 
                       - I think you missed my point.  darkstar3   May-09-11 12:36 AM   #137 
                       - yes and no  AlecBGreen   May-09-11 08:17 PM   #142 
                          - Why does "our side" never have the necessary fire?  darkstar3   May-09-11 08:37 PM   #146 
                             - To borrow from genetics  AlecBGreen   May-09-11 08:44 PM   #147 
                                - I would agree with you,  darkstar3   May-09-11 08:53 PM   #149 
                       - Alec, thats great, but I shouldn't have to "look' for it.  cleanhippie   May-08-11 11:03 PM   #126 
                          - I agree, you shouldnt have to look  AlecBGreen   May-09-11 08:06 PM   #141 
                    - So why is it so difficult  skepticscott   May-08-11 05:49 PM   #90 
                       - The same reason that the Republicans get the votes of the people they're screwing over  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 07:24 PM   #95 
                          - But unlike them (allegedly), you're supposed to have god on your side.  trotsky   May-08-11 07:44 PM   #98 
                          - God is not our errand boy  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 07:54 PM   #100 
                             - Funny.  trotsky   May-08-11 08:03 PM   #102 
                          - Uh, no  skepticscott   May-08-11 08:57 PM   #116 
                             - They are being screwed over in an economic sense by people who  Lydia Leftcoast   May-08-11 11:20 PM   #129 
                 - Anyone who legitimizes and lends respectability  skepticscott   May-08-11 02:26 PM   #70 
     - whoever argues that is as big an ass as those who say belief  roguevalley   May-08-11 09:11 PM   #118 
  - The Catholic Encyclopedia was a fifteen volume work published between 1907 and 1912  struggle4progress   May-07-11 11:54 PM   #44 
     - Do you have a link for that source?  LAGC   May-08-11 01:14 PM   #62 
        - I first found images of the original using google books:  struggle4progress   May-08-11 02:51 PM   #76 
  - Why are there never any answers to the questions asked in #3?  darkstar3   May-07-11 10:54 PM   #37 
  - I guess the sophisticated theologians don't have any yet. n/t  laconicsax   May-08-11 01:06 AM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 03:12 AM   #47 
  - The ignore feature is so silent, we would not know if it was being used properly or not. /nt  Festivito   May-08-11 08:38 AM   #52 
  - Ill take a crack at it  AlecBGreen   May-09-11 08:34 PM   #145 
     - It was a good crack,  darkstar3   May-09-11 08:46 PM   #148 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 08:50 AM   #53 
  - Yes, there are good people of faith  edhopper   May-08-11 09:19 AM   #56 
  - A question?  westerebus   May-08-11 03:13 PM   #77 
     - What makes you think they ask for it?  darkstar3   May-08-11 03:16 PM   #78 
     - You don't have any do you?  westerebus   May-08-11 03:28 PM   #80 
        - Exactly,  darkstar3   May-08-11 03:41 PM   #81 
           - I hope I didn't imply that.  westerebus   May-08-11 03:50 PM   #82 
     - If you mean athiests, no  skepticscott   May-08-11 03:56 PM   #83 
     - I'm sure there are things atheists believe in.  westerebus   May-08-11 04:05 PM   #84 
     - Absolutely not  edhopper   May-08-11 04:11 PM   #85 
        - Thanks.  westerebus   May-08-11 04:48 PM   #88 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 01:27 PM   #64 
  - Thanks.  Festivito   May-08-11 08:35 PM   #105 
  - There is definitely a cadre of angry posters on DU.  Festivito   May-08-11 08:36 PM   #106 
  - How many times can one man get his shit deleted?  darkstar3   May-08-11 08:37 PM   #107 
  - There is something I feel I need to say for the betterment of DU.  Festivito   May-08-11 10:06 PM   #121 
     - "For the betterment of DU."  darkstar3   May-08-11 10:28 PM   #123 
     - I'm presuming to say what I presume to say? You have a question? /nt  Festivito   May-08-11 10:41 PM   #124 
     - Well, it appears that the mods WERE listening, and "Deleted message" is what they thought.  cleanhippie   May-08-11 11:07 PM   #127 
        - Ah, the fine line of rules between DU Groups and a DU Culture Forum.  Festivito   May-09-11 05:21 AM   #139 
           - If you have a problem with what the mods do, take it up with the Mods.  cleanhippie   May-09-11 09:41 AM   #140 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 08:38 PM   #108 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 08:39 PM   #109 
  - -- wasting the other person's time.  Festivito   May-08-11 08:40 PM   #110 
  - Then, back to being slightly off target again.  Festivito   May-08-11 08:42 PM   #111 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 08:43 PM   #112 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 08:44 PM   #113 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-08-11 08:44 PM   #114 
  - Gay Civil Union in the Bible! Gay bashing is NOT justified!  angel2   May-08-11 09:09 PM   #117 
  - I'm an atheist, one people often bitch about, and I guarantee you  Goblinmonger   May-08-11 10:11 PM   #122 
  - Obligatory XKCD  sudopod   May-09-11 01:28 AM   #138 
     - +1  Rabblevox   May-10-11 11:32 AM   #150 
 

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