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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:41 PM
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36. Honestly
I'm among the first to scream when I see real discrimination, or when I see the creep of religious preference or influence into gov't. I understand that in the larger society, it's got to be tough to hold beliefs outside the majority. I don't like the assumption that Christianity or Christians are the defaults, that everyone ought to just bow to that...

In short, I'm definitely not the enemy. I suspect almost all of us fall into that category, too. So it's just really hurtful and tiresome to be treated as such all the time. And treated in just the way that some complain they're treated IRL.
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  -I'm so sick of the religion bashing on here dwickham  Sep-07-08 03:43 AM   #0 
  - I agree, Dwickham, and it bothers me also.  Kajsa   Sep-07-08 07:27 PM   #1 
  - The Same Abusive Attacks, Over and Over--Pretending to be "Debate"  Hidden Stillness   Sep-07-08 10:59 PM   #2 
  - "DU's way of slapping Christians in the face" - ??? - bullshit.  Rabrrrrrr   Sep-08-08 08:21 AM   #3 
     - Thank You for the Reply--I Did Not Even Realize That  Hidden Stillness   Sep-08-08 10:03 AM   #4 
  - Yup, there are a lot of rabid atheists on DU.  notmyprez   Sep-10-08 10:25 PM   #5 
  - There is also a lot of intolerance for people who...  sinecure62   Sep-11-08 06:24 PM   #6 
  - If you think they're tough on religion and make inaccurate conflations...  hvn_nbr_2   Sep-12-08 03:43 PM   #7 
  - Some perspective  Az   Sep-14-08 03:32 AM   #8 
  - Thank you,Az.  Kajsa   Dec-25-08 04:52 PM   #16 
  - Coming way late to this, AZ, and don't even know if you'll see it  JerseygirlCT   Jan-04-09 04:07 PM   #19 
  - fwiw  MrsBrady   Sep-16-08 08:28 AM   #9 
  - And a fine $.02 it is! Thanks! And welcome to the Progressive Faith group!  Critters2   Mar-27-09 05:13 PM   #45 
  - I've railed against the militant atheists here for years, but...  TreasonousBastard   Oct-13-08 01:22 PM   #10 
  - Because you will never see an idiot who is an atheist held up to represent all atheists.  elocs   Oct-14-08 01:24 PM   #11 
  - "Militant" athiests often...  Peggesis1   Dec-25-08 10:50 AM   #14 
  - Christian bashing, bloodsport on DU, but God forbid you bash anyone for their  DainBramaged   Oct-27-08 08:26 PM   #12 
  - Sociology 101 should include Christianity . . .  DollyM   Dec-23-08 04:13 AM   #13 
     - ..."It's what they think they know that just ain't so"  Peggesis1   Dec-25-08 11:17 AM   #15 
  - Sigh, they're at it again  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-04-09 03:57 PM   #17 
  - It's so tiresome  JerseygirlCT   Jan-04-09 04:06 PM   #18 
  - Just put another one on ignore  dwickham   Jan-04-09 07:06 PM   #20 
  - I'm considering it for the first time ever  JerseygirlCT   Jan-04-09 09:33 PM   #21 
  - I put two people on ignore during the height of the Warren issue  dwickham   Jan-04-09 11:23 PM   #22 
     - Well, that's the other issue currently that's causing me agita  JerseygirlCT   Jan-05-09 07:27 AM   #23 
     - I just used my first-ever "unrecommend"...  regnaD kciN   Jul-13-09 07:33 AM   #76 
  - Will Anyone...?  GirlAfire   Sep-27-09 07:31 AM   #79 
  - Staying out of the Religion/Theology forum is the first, and most important step. nt  Critters2   Oct-06-09 03:47 PM   #84 
  - I do not put them on ignore because of the simple fact that when  jwirr   Dec-25-09 11:44 PM   #87 
  - I was a  rrneck   Jan-06-09 12:58 AM   #24 
  - well, I bashed back at the religious bashing and killed a thread in the lounge  kwassa   Jan-06-09 08:00 PM   #25 
  - I just saw that thread  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-07-09 01:53 PM   #26 
     - Why is ignorance about religion considered a virtue by progressives?  kwassa   Jan-08-09 10:14 PM   #27 
  - Anti religious bigotry is worn as a badge of honor by far too many here at DU.  elocs   Jan-11-09 08:59 PM   #28 
  - I find it sort of funny that the same people who nearly break their arms  JerseygirlCT   Jan-12-09 06:35 PM   #29 
  - Since the "Warren affair"  polmaven   Jan-14-09 09:08 AM   #30 
  - You make a valid point there, Polmaven.  Kajsa   Jan-15-09 11:40 AM   #31 
     - And now it isn't being  polmaven   Jan-15-09 05:16 PM   #32 
        - NO, it's been allowed in GD as long  Kajsa   Jan-16-09 10:19 AM   #33 
           - Discrimination!  JerseygirlCT   Jan-16-09 02:36 PM   #34 
              - Right you are, Jerseygirl!  Kajsa   Jan-16-09 05:57 PM   #35 
                 - Honestly  JerseygirlCT   Jan-16-09 07:41 PM   #36 
  - The thing is...  Meshuga   Jan-25-09 11:15 AM   #37 
  - meh  votesomemore   Jan-30-09 02:23 AM   #38 
  - My above post is apathetic.  Why Syzygy   Mar-26-09 08:46 PM   #39 
  - I'm just getting tired of trying to  JerseygirlCT   Mar-26-09 09:15 PM   #40 
     - I have no idea  Why Syzygy   Mar-26-09 09:29 PM   #41 
        - Yeah. But the good ones keep me coming back... nt  JerseygirlCT   Mar-27-09 02:11 PM   #42 
           - I know.  Why Syzygy   Mar-27-09 02:23 PM   #43 
  - Given the opportunity, non-religious people will be just as brutal  Critters2   Mar-27-09 04:55 PM   #44 
  - They seek nothing less than world dominion  Why Syzygy   Mar-28-09 05:00 AM   #46 
  - Wow, Critters, I saw your most recent experience in that minefield  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-28-09 11:07 AM   #47 
     - Yeah. I need to stay away from there.  Critters2   Mar-28-09 06:47 PM   #49 
     - I just glanced over there, and on top of the "And she's a pastor, too!"  Critters2   Mar-28-09 07:00 PM   #50 
        - I was wondering about that  JerseygirlCT   Mar-28-09 07:09 PM   #51 
        - The OP wasn't terribly bright imo, and then add a perceived offense  Critters2   Mar-28-09 07:13 PM   #53 
        - That was probably a canned stereotypical  Why Syzygy   Mar-28-09 08:33 PM   #56 
  - During the ugliness of the primary season  Coyote_Bandit   Mar-28-09 03:26 PM   #48 
  - I haven't done that yet - I use my "manual ignore", lol  JerseygirlCT   Mar-28-09 07:10 PM   #52 
  - I've recently become acquainted with "hide thread".  Critters2   Mar-28-09 07:14 PM   #54 
     - I kinda wish  Coyote_Bandit   Mar-28-09 08:11 PM   #55 
        - Customize your forums.  Why Syzygy   Mar-28-09 08:36 PM   #57 
        - I've done that  Coyote_Bandit   Mar-28-09 09:15 PM   #58 
           - oh, yeah.  Why Syzygy   Mar-28-09 09:29 PM   #60 
              - You are more restrained than I  Coyote_Bandit   Mar-28-09 11:23 PM   #66 
                 - That means a lot.  Why Syzygy   Mar-29-09 12:01 AM   #67 
        - I've customized my forums, but occasionally get hooked by  Critters2   Mar-28-09 09:21 PM   #59 
           - Well..  Why Syzygy   Mar-28-09 09:31 PM   #61 
           - You're absolutely welcome here!  Critters2   Mar-28-09 09:35 PM   #62 
           - That's good enough for me!  Why Syzygy   Mar-28-09 09:37 PM   #63 
              - Well, I'm not exactly the Queen of the Christian Liberals/Progressives  Critters2   Mar-28-09 09:47 PM   #64 
           - You are welcome here,Why Syzygy.  Kajsa   Apr-19-09 12:15 PM   #69 
           - Yeah that happens to me too  Coyote_Bandit   Mar-28-09 11:00 PM   #65 
  - amen to that!  davidinalameda   Apr-14-09 01:45 AM   #68 
  - Today I'm not sure which is more disgusting  spoony   Apr-27-09 05:25 PM   #70 
  - don't know which is worse  davidinalameda   Apr-30-09 12:22 AM   #71 
  - Some atheists are just as fundamentalist in their non-belief as some  pnwmom   Jun-03-09 10:27 PM   #72 
  - Understandable since many  supernova   Jun-04-09 07:14 PM   #73 
  - 72 & are exactly right nm  HopeOverFear   Jun-06-09 10:21 AM   #74 
  - Bill Maher comes to mind here.  Kajsa   Jun-07-09 09:53 AM   #75 
     - I've never heard of him degrade or disparage the koran or muslims  demosincebirth   Aug-29-09 05:24 PM   #77 
  - it is always easier for people to criticize than to engage in productive discussion  dcsmart   Sep-03-09 08:46 PM   #78 
  - Atheism that seeks truth invites dialogue ...  phasma ex machina   Sep-27-09 12:24 PM   #80 
  - The rabbi speaks wisely-- an excellent article.  TreasonousBastard   Sep-27-09 06:46 PM   #81 
  - I can never understand why atheists get two forums--  Critters2   Sep-28-09 09:28 AM   #82 
  - No, they don't  supernova   Sep-28-09 11:35 AM   #83 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-07-09 07:39 AM   #85 
  - You would think this forum would be for those who are liberals and believers  davidwparker   Dec-23-09 03:18 PM   #86 
  - I swear, some of the regulars in R/T just have a permanent mad on  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-28-09 09:38 PM   #88 
     - If their atheism makes them so happy and free,  RevCheesehead   Dec-28-09 11:29 PM   #89 
        - I don't post a lot but I read a lot of posts here in DU  Shadrach   Dec-29-09 04:17 PM   #90 
           - That's more or less my take on it, too  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-29-09 06:00 PM   #91 
           - Can you please explain to me the difference between atheist and anti-theist?  RevCheesehead   Dec-29-09 11:05 PM   #92 
           - I would take it as being that atheists don't believe but  Kat45   Dec-30-09 12:10 AM   #93 
           - I think Kat45 explained it very well  Shadrach   Dec-30-09 09:58 AM   #94 
           - There's nothing wrong with your writing, Shadrach  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-30-09 12:54 PM   #95 
              - Thanks!  Shadrach   Dec-30-09 01:28 PM   #96 
           - Also known as "soft" and "hard" atheists...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-31-09 02:50 AM   #97 
           - and so many who claim to be soft atheists behave like hard atheists  kwassa   Jan-07-10 08:09 AM   #100 
           - I was an agnostic for a long time  wryter2000   Dec-31-09 11:56 AM   #99 
           - Well said, and as I have said before, many of the most belligerent...  TreasonousBastard   Dec-31-09 03:03 AM   #98 
              - They dare not criticize Islam. You are right...theyre afraid of being called bigots  demosincebirth   Jan-07-10 09:42 PM   #101 

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