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226. A. U cannot substitute Wiccan because that religion does not go about trying
Edited on Sun May-22-11 01:28 AM by StarsInHerHair
to convert everyone who isn't Wiccan. Both Muslims & Christians have as a central tenet the conversion of everyone to their own respective religions; those 2 religions are invasive. I've recently had a group of women-I don't know which particular brand of religion-knock on my door & continue to knock on my door for at least 5 minutes, driving the dogs to hysteria. They were already told the FIRST time they pulled this to NOT COME BACK. Guess what-THEY CAME BACK. You want intolerance: look to Christians & Muslims-those who go after any other religion & call it false, evil, idolatrous, Satanic, etc.

..."For example, a Pagan who wished to open his shop in Austin, Texas, was harassed and ultimately forced to move because of daily taunts that he practiced Satanism. These daily taunts in front of his store caused him to lose business, and thus leave due to pressures of conflict with Christians. Another example of Pagan businesses being attacked is that of a woman in Lancaster, California as recently as 2002. She re named her store, and thus held a new dedication ceremony in the parking lot of the strip mall. Not only did conservative Christian hecklers harass her, but also when the police were called due to the disturbance of the peace, the police unit failed to respond (Barner - Barry) ."....

..."Among the Occult Witchcraft is a Nature Center which has a section called Earth Circle. This is bad because there is a Pagan group around Amarillo that calls itself Earth Circle and pagans usually pray in places called Earth Circles. Although there are no pagan rituals conducted at the nature center, it doesn't stop RA members from harassing people there.

Others in that category include palm readers, new age stores, a Masonic lodge and head shops.

In the "Idol Worship" category is a mosque, a Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple and a bunch of churchs Repent Amarillo does not agree with"....

..."Mrs Pinder, a mother of two and grandmother of four, and whose sister is an Anglican vicar in Basildon, described how a group of Catholics had entered her shop and abused her.

She said: It was as if we had returned to the dark ages. They told me they wanted to cleanse Glastonbury of paganism. They said they had lighters and were going to come back and burn us down. When the police asked them to apologise, they refused.....

..."Burnet, Texas -- A self-proclaimed witch in the eastern Hill Country is accusing a Christian pastor of leading a harassment campaign aimed at ruining her business and driving her out of the region.
Margie Allen, who practices the pagan religion Wicca, also charges that the Llano County sheriff's office with refusing to respond to her complaints and that Rev. Joann Jackson had organized an aggressive effort to force her out of the area.
The charges have attracted the attention of the FBI, which says it will investigate the claims by Allen, a consignment shop owner, as a possible civil rights case.
Allen says Jackson, her former landlord in Kingsland, ended her lease because of her faith, and that the pastor persuaded another Kingsland property owner to abruptly pull out of a lease deal while Allen was moving in.
"They think I'm satanic," said Allen, a Wiccan for the past six years. "We're dealing with very unintelligent people."
Allen later moved her Magick Garden shop to Burnet, about 20 miles away. But she says relocating didn't end the harassment by people who would gather maliciously outside.
"They'd wait until I was full of customers and then one of them would come into the store and say, 'Weren't you run out of Kingsland because you're satanic,'" she said. "Needless to say, that's not good for business."
She also says people would occasionally follow her from the store to her home and would feign trying to run her off the road. "....

..."A deputy visited while the store was still in Kingsland, Allen said, and boasted that another Wiccan family had once lived in the county, "but we ran them out of town.".... spelling edit
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  -A few words on the somewhat frenzied attacks on Christians / select Christians here. . . Skip Intro  May-20-11 10:05 PM   #0 
  - It shows more how media sets the cultural narrative.  RandomThoughts   May-20-11 10:10 PM   #1 
  - The self-righteous never see their own hypocrisy  pintobean   May-20-11 10:10 PM   #2 
  - On both sides.  demosincebirth   May-20-11 10:36 PM   #10 
  - The Founders didn't mention "both sides" ... they separted Church from State .. wisely so --  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:00 AM   #51 
  - So, the "Founders" said "Make fun of everyone you wish.. it is your right"?  bobbolink   May-24-11 01:33 PM   #257 
  - Yep. n/t  bobthedrummer   May-21-11 12:46 PM   #127 
  - +1 nt  Skip Intro   May-21-11 12:37 AM   #41 
  - Stupid transcends religious boundaries. n/t  Ian David   May-20-11 10:12 PM   #3 
  - good post skip... thanks. nt  seabeyond   May-20-11 10:12 PM   #4 
  - Although you make a good point and you do,  Jack Sprat   May-20-11 10:21 PM   #5 
  - I use to teach Sunday school, but now do not attend...  AmBlue   May-23-11 10:50 PM   #241 
  - "some things just defy common sense"  Bragi   May-24-11 01:09 PM   #255 
  - I am tolerant up to a point  Generic Brad   May-20-11 10:27 PM   #6 
  - Plus one billion  Zoeisright   May-20-11 10:42 PM   #14 
  - Jesus 'hates' bankers, i.e., the money-changers, is really code words  coalition_unwilling   May-21-11 09:25 AM   #82 
  - According to whom?  WolverineDG   May-21-11 12:32 PM   #121 
     - If you're unaware of the significant currents of anti-semitism, both covert and  coalition_unwilling   May-21-11 01:18 PM   #136 
     - Believe it or not, there have been quite a few centuries & religious movements  WolverineDG   May-21-11 02:07 PM   #147 
        - OK. Kudos to you. But consider this; when fundies like Pat  coalition_unwilling   May-21-11 02:15 PM   #150 
           - I know precisely why they cozy up to Israel  WolverineDG   May-21-11 09:28 PM   #212 
     - Someplace in the Gospel of Matthew, I think.  stranger81   May-21-11 07:38 PM   #208 
     - Read the wiki article on "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"  Taverner   May-23-11 11:02 PM   #243 
  - + infinity  Taverner   May-23-11 11:01 PM   #242 
  - Ridiculing religion is a proud pastime here at DU, especially Christianity.  elocs   May-20-11 10:30 PM   #7 
  - +1  demosincebirth   May-20-11 10:38 PM   #11 
  - Is DU the only place you have ever had your religion questioned?  Lars39   May-20-11 10:42 PM   #12 
  - I have no religion, but that does not mean I am incapable of respecting the beliefs of others.  elocs   May-21-11 09:33 AM   #85 
  - It's special pleading to intimate all irrational beliefs should be respected.  Zhade   May-21-11 10:25 AM   #97 
  - +1000  jtown1123   May-24-11 11:05 AM   #248 
  - DU may be the only place a lot of religious people are ever challenged...  Lars39   May-21-11 10:37 AM   #100 
     - There are a lot of people who like to have temper tantrums when Atheists don't stay in the closet  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 03:26 PM   #161 
  - What an interesting question.  urgk   May-21-11 01:28 PM   #140 
  - Very true.  murielm99   May-20-11 10:42 PM   #13 
  - Ever wonder why that is?  aquart   May-20-11 10:44 PM   #15 
  - "Christians haven't been killing other Christians in most places for over a century."  LAGC   May-21-11 04:47 PM   #182 
  - Since when was either side fighting for god?  LibertyFox   May-21-11 06:08 PM   #196 
     - Uh...  LAGC   May-21-11 07:10 PM   #202 
  - I wondered about that.  rug   May-21-11 07:49 PM   #210 
  - No, it's just because people can be anonymous douchebags online  Union Scribe   May-21-11 11:42 PM   #220 
     - Great observation.  kwassa   May-25-11 06:23 PM   #262 
  - I wholeheartedly agree n/t  OhioChick   May-20-11 11:15 PM   #22 
  - Exactly. Evidently, even pointing this out bothers some.nt  Skip Intro   May-21-11 12:09 AM   #28 
  - Are you asking for a protected status for religion here?  defendandprotect   May-21-11 12:58 AM   #49 
  - .  bobbolink   May-24-11 03:21 PM   #260 
  - Bullshit.  cleanhippie   May-21-11 12:58 AM   #50 
  - Amen!  truebrit71   May-24-11 12:24 PM   #251 
  - Is the Bible also a "broad brush" -- ?  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:09 AM   #53 
  - Oh the poor christians!!!11111!  Lucian   May-21-11 01:41 AM   #64 
  - Show them the lions and they will stop their whimpering.  Sequoia   May-21-11 04:37 PM   #180 
  - What other religious appelation is a synonym for "good."  immoderate   May-21-11 09:50 AM   #90 
  - It is the largest religion in the US  treestar   May-21-11 02:08 PM   #149 
  - +2  Kajsa   May-21-11 05:41 PM   #188 
  - Stop being such a victim  Taverner   May-24-11 10:23 AM   #244 
  - Muslims, Jews and Wiccans just aren't heavily represented in America  Fumesucker   May-20-11 10:34 PM   #8 
  - Well done.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-20-11 10:44 PM   #16 
  - POW  A HERETIC I AM   May-20-11 11:07 PM   #19 
  - what you said  RainDog   May-20-11 11:07 PM   #20 
  - That is a two way street, you know? nt  Skip Intro   May-21-11 12:11 AM   #29 
     - LOL  RainDog   May-21-11 08:45 AM   #66 
  - A little harmless snark? No, it isn't, it's frenzied attacks!!!  Mariana   May-20-11 11:16 PM   #23 
  - Jews aren't heavily represented in America?  Skip Intro   May-21-11 12:01 AM   #24 
  - No, Jews are a mere 2.1% of the US population and thus qualify as a minority. Your slip is showing.  riderinthestorm   May-21-11 12:21 AM   #32 
  - Jews are about 2.2% of the population of the USA..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 12:22 AM   #33 
     - I'm not the one who equated those two, my friend. nt  Skip Intro   May-21-11 12:32 AM   #37 
        - Your words verbatim..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 12:50 AM   #44 
  - And boom goes the dynamite. Spot on nt  AlabamaLibrul   May-21-11 12:07 AM   #27 
  - that Federal law is not that long established  hfojvt   May-21-11 12:38 AM   #42 
  - 1947 was over sixty years ago, before I was born..That's nearly three generations.  Fumesucker   May-21-11 12:53 AM   #45 
  - What about death wishes?  cordelia   May-21-11 09:27 AM   #83 
  - Well, it did not all happen in 1947  hfojvt   May-21-11 11:53 AM   #113 
  - So you are in favor of absolute democracy then?  Fumesucker   May-21-11 12:09 PM   #118 
     - No, but I am not in favor of a system  hfojvt   May-21-11 01:19 PM   #137 
        - "The liberals of Topeka"...  Fumesucker   May-21-11 01:24 PM   #139 
        - the person's argument is, basically, the tyranny of the majority  RainDog   May-21-11 06:11 PM   #198 
        - Dude, there's 12 of 'em--and they all are related to me.  blondeatlast   May-21-11 09:31 PM   #213 
        - Wow. So you're not only in favor of mandatory school prayer, you want Griswold overturned?  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 04:49 PM   #183 
        - Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it? n/t  trotsky   May-23-11 10:29 PM   #240 
        - Wow. Where does that end?  LeftishBrit   May-22-11 05:33 PM   #229 
  - and the context - 1947 - after the extermination of Jews in "Christian" Europe  RainDog   May-21-11 06:28 PM   #199 
  - Like most other liberal issues, Democrats have been silent on this one ...  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:15 AM   #54 
  - A good post!  shimmergal   May-21-11 10:29 AM   #98 
     - Thank you -- and thanks for your very interesting post ---  defendandprotect   May-21-11 11:12 AM   #101 
  - so you think it's unjust for Christians to have to respect other beliefs in govt  RainDog   May-21-11 08:56 AM   #69 
  - your argument makes the case  hfojvt   May-21-11 12:04 PM   #116 
     - LOL  RainDog   May-21-11 05:53 PM   #193 
  - Who is stopping you people from reading your Bibles and praying?! NO ONE  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 11:23 AM   #106 
     - much of the public thinks it should be  hfojvt   May-21-11 12:06 PM   #117 
     - So I guess you'd be fine if the Koran were read every day in school & the kids bowed to Mecca  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 12:27 PM   #119 
     - "Righteousness does not consist in whether you face towards the East  hfojvt   May-21-11 12:58 PM   #130 
        - Lol!  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 12:59 PM   #132 
        - Then perhaps they should teach science and evolution in Sunday  Solomon   May-24-11 01:30 PM   #256 
     - xtians are not the only ones who pay taxes  RainDog   May-21-11 06:04 PM   #195 
        - It's not true that no one may pray in school.  Mariana   May-21-11 08:02 PM   #211 
     - Poster you're arguing with doesn't agree with SCOTUS decisions prohibiting mandatory school prayer.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 03:27 PM   #162 
        - Yeah -- pretty out there huh?  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 05:36 PM   #185 
        - incredible  RainDog   May-21-11 06:09 PM   #197 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:05 AM   #52 
  - +1  urgk   May-21-11 09:09 AM   #74 
  - A hit, sir! A palpable hit!  GoneOffShore   May-21-11 10:20 AM   #95 
  - Great post, Fumesucker.  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 11:18 AM   #104 
  - Where is that "Like" button?  GoCubsGo   May-21-11 02:07 PM   #148 
  - You have all the political power in this country and yet you complain over a little harmless snark  La Lioness Priyanka   May-21-11 03:57 PM   #170 
  - Well said - nt  Ohio Joe   May-21-11 05:45 PM   #191 
  - It's okay to hate people as long as there are a lot of them where you live.  Union Scribe   May-21-11 11:44 PM   #221 
  - +a billion n/t  trotsky   May-23-11 10:17 PM   #238 
  - There is a name for tarring everyone of a group with the same brush.  bobbolink   May-24-11 01:36 PM   #258 
  - Good post!  Vinnie From Indy   May-20-11 10:36 PM   #9 
  - So you are really offended at anyone poking fun at the Rapture Ready Christians today?  riderinthestorm   May-20-11 10:47 PM   #17 
  - Non-believers get attacked much harder, more consistently, and nobody says shit  JFN1   May-20-11 10:54 PM   #18 
  - you said it.  Bluebear   May-20-11 11:11 PM   #21 
  - +1000% -- !!  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:15 AM   #55 
  - Really? As a life-long atheist I have never felt persecuted.  Throd   May-21-11 12:56 PM   #129 
     - You should have been with me on the school bus in the Midwest at age 7  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 04:05 PM   #176 
        - I remember a kid being LIVID with me in 3rd grade that I didn't "believe in Jesus"  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 05:40 PM   #186 
           - "he told on me to the teacher, who, it turns out, was Jewish"  Fumesucker   May-21-11 05:44 PM   #190 
  - I think the rapture jokes are more about the non-event than about ridiculing Christians.  Renew Deal   May-21-11 12:02 AM   #25 
  - Not this shit again. People can believe whatever they want. They can't demand no one make fun of it.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 12:06 AM   #26 
  - +1  Hugabear   May-21-11 12:21 AM   #31 
  - + 1  Ninjaneer   May-21-11 12:29 AM   #35 
  - +1  urgk   May-21-11 09:08 AM   #73 
  - +1  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 11:15 AM   #103 
  - Exactly. No one has a right for their ignorant beliefs to not be mocked.  tekisui   May-21-11 04:43 PM   #181 
  - Thank you  Dystopian   May-21-11 12:18 AM   #30 
  - You're right. We should be tolerant of intolerant, bigoted, homophobic, religious extremists  Hugabear   May-21-11 12:23 AM   #34 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:16 AM   #56 
  - Oh no, did those atheist bullies hurt your feelings? = /  Ninjaneer   May-21-11 12:32 AM   #36 
  - Sheesh. Really? No, my feelings aren't hurt. But I am a bit surprised by the harshness of replies  Skip Intro   May-21-11 12:36 AM   #39 
     - You would guess right.  Ninjaneer   May-21-11 12:57 AM   #48 
     - Come back when Churches stop pushing "male-supremacy" -- and all male gods -- !!  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:17 AM   #57 
     - Really? You've been here a hell of a lot longer than I  Union Scribe   May-21-11 11:50 PM   #223 
     - I'd say anyone who is an extremist to their religion is an idiot... Muslim, Jew, Christian, etc.  justiceischeap   May-24-11 01:01 PM   #254 
  - By the way, if the Hawking article belonged in R/T this sure as hell does too. eom  Ninjaneer   May-21-11 12:35 AM   #38 
  - What I don't get is how easily amused it seems some are  quinnox   May-21-11 12:37 AM   #40 
  - It's not the preacher so much, he's just a grifter conning the marks..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 12:55 AM   #47 
  - You'd have to be ignoring the GOP/rightwing religious rise in America over decades ...  defendandprotect   May-21-11 01:21 AM   #58 
  - Boo-fucking-hoo...nt  SidDithers   May-21-11 12:39 AM   #43 
  - Sid!  Rex   May-22-11 05:33 PM   #230 
  - No one is attacking christians.  cleanhippie   May-21-11 12:54 AM   #46 
  - Are you reading this thread? Lol.  Union Scribe   May-21-11 11:51 PM   #224 
  - If it gets too much, we can always walk away from DU. We aren't persecuted IRL;  blondeatlast   May-21-11 01:25 AM   #59 
  - Thank you. You are a good spokesman for your faith..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 01:28 AM   #61 
  - Thank you for your contributions to these threads  RainDog   May-21-11 08:59 AM   #70 
  - well said. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   May-21-11 03:55 PM   #169 
  - I am a little puzzled why anybody cares what anybody else believes  strawberryfield   May-21-11 01:28 AM   #60 
  - By and large the Republican party is powered by the Crazy Christians..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 01:36 AM   #62 
  - Exactly--and when these nuts get done with the atheists and the non-Xtian believers,  blondeatlast   May-21-11 03:16 PM   #155 
  - "You're family is evil because I believe in this book. Now I will vote against you."  ZombieHorde   May-21-11 04:00 PM   #173 
  - I'm an equal opportunity religion hater.  Lucian   May-21-11 01:39 AM   #63 
  - I think it's a valid news story  Mariana   May-21-11 05:23 AM   #65 
     - It's their own fault for doing it.  Lucian   May-21-11 10:05 AM   #93 
        - But there is the matter of the kids. Yeah, I think I just asked "please think of the children!"  Zhade   May-21-11 12:47 PM   #128 
           - In that case the state should take the kids because the parents...  Lucian   May-21-11 03:32 PM   #164 
  - I give no quarter to people who use myths to form their world view.  Joe the Revelator   May-21-11 08:48 AM   #67 
  - So many LAME rapture threads, so little time  Zax2me   May-21-11 08:52 AM   #68 
  - Methinks  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 02:59 PM   #152 
  - No Muslims or Wiccans are trying to jam their religion down my throat  CanonRay   May-21-11 09:01 AM   #71 
  - This OP is full of itself.  Warren Stupidity   May-21-11 09:06 AM   #72 
  - And nobody else is. Thank Goddess.  dbt   May-21-11 09:13 AM   #75 
  - Christians have NEVER been tolerant of people like me.  Occulus   May-21-11 09:15 AM   #76 
  - I once had a so-called "Christian" tell me he thought all gays  coalition_unwilling   May-21-11 09:36 AM   #86 
  - Amen. +1  urgk   May-21-11 01:43 PM   #144 
  - There are many churches that are very accepting of gays ...  kwassa   May-25-11 06:20 PM   #261 
  - I don't find the OP helpful. As anything other than flamebait.  urgk   May-21-11 09:15 AM   #77 
  - but it's a useful thread  RainDog   May-21-11 09:19 AM   #79 
     - Likewise, I'm sure.  cordelia   May-21-11 09:22 AM   #80 
     - LOL.  RainDog   May-21-11 09:33 AM   #84 
        - Where did you get the idea I am a literalist?  cordelia   May-21-11 12:35 PM   #122 
           - my issue is with literalists  RainDog   May-21-11 05:40 PM   #187 
     - Fair point. :) n/t  urgk   May-21-11 01:32 PM   #142 
     - There are a lot of repulsive thoughts being expressed.  Union Scribe   May-21-11 11:55 PM   #225 
        - who knows, huh?  RainDog   May-22-11 01:57 AM   #227 
  - Of course people have the absolute right to believe whatever idiocy they choose  MNBrewer   May-21-11 09:18 AM   #78 
  - When Christian fundies stop bashing progressives and 'secular  coalition_unwilling   May-21-11 09:22 AM   #81 
  - ironic name for such a post  Demonaut   May-21-11 03:31 PM   #163 
  - You should try to be a non believer in the real world - then you'd know what a frenzied attack is  myrna minx   May-21-11 09:38 AM   #87 
  - Any belief system...  pipi_k   May-21-11 09:44 AM   #88 
  - The guy named Jesus said that his followers would certainly be  Bluenorthwest   May-21-11 09:46 AM   #89 
  - I want to know why...  pipi_k   May-21-11 10:00 AM   #92 
  - That same guy told his followers to pray in private  Mariana   May-21-11 01:28 PM   #141 
  - Meh...  Javaman   May-21-11 09:55 AM   #91 
  - Mostly people are not ridiculing the beliefs; they are ridiculing or attacking the use of beliefs  LeftishBrit   May-21-11 10:15 AM   #94 
  - Oh for f's sake...THEY DESERVE ALL THE MOCKING THEY GET  Taverner   May-21-11 10:22 AM   #96 
  - And here's the thing..  pipi_k   May-21-11 12:41 PM   #124 
     - Yep. I've likened religion to a Role Playing Game, Having an invisible friend and a hobby  Taverner   May-21-11 12:43 PM   #125 
        - You know, I've often wondered  pipi_k   May-21-11 01:08 PM   #134 
           - I've heard that some of the Greek temples used steam-power.  urgk   May-21-11 01:34 PM   #143 
           - RE: Jesus' Miracles  Taverner   May-21-11 04:01 PM   #174 
  - These folks believe I will suffer and die a horrendous death  Generic Other   May-21-11 10:30 AM   #99 
  - So in that case I guess we shouldn't mock Teabaggers' beliefs, either?  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 11:15 AM   #102 
  - What your post discusses  1awake   May-21-11 11:19 AM   #105 
  - One other thing: I think the religious are sensitive about this rapture snark because  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 11:26 AM   #107 
  - When I quit getting attacked and called names by the Religious Right,  mmonk   May-21-11 11:27 AM   #108 
  - It will probably be the issue I will leave DU over  CBGLuthier   May-21-11 11:30 AM   #109 
  - Well, lots of people  pipi_k   May-21-11 01:00 PM   #133 
  - Replace "Christian" with "9/11 truthers" and what do you get?  Duer 157099   May-21-11 11:34 AM   #110 
  - If you're talking about Camping and his rapture  treestar   May-21-11 11:36 AM   #111 
  - Nothing is sacred, well except every sperm.  Fuzz   May-21-11 11:43 AM   #112 
  - People who treat unsubstantiated hypotheses as fact should get ridiculed.  howard112211   May-21-11 11:55 AM   #114 
  - Agreed. One Q: Would those statements even count as a hypothesis?  Taverner   May-21-11 12:03 PM   #115 
  - "Sacred cows make the best hamburger." Mark Twain  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-21-11 12:28 PM   #120 
  - It's Because of Today, You Know....The Rapture Thing  otohara   May-21-11 12:36 PM   #123 
  - If Christians would shut the fuck up about what other people should & shouldn't do, and, instead,  Kip Humphrey   May-21-11 12:45 PM   #126 
  - I don't care if they run their mouths constantly  Mariana   May-21-11 02:45 PM   #151 
  - "Why are Christians like that one so hard to come by?"  Occulus   May-21-11 04:02 PM   #175 
  - Bingo!  truebrit71   May-24-11 12:42 PM   #252 
  - You may be a bit mistaken...I don't see it as making fun of all Christians  rustydog   May-21-11 12:59 PM   #131 
  - It was and never is about their religous beliefs and you gone  RegieRocker   May-21-11 01:17 PM   #135 
  - Happy to Unrec Your OP back down to ZERO, where it belongs.  LAGC   May-21-11 01:20 PM   #138 
  - Because if you're anti-Christian, you pick up a lot of people who are safe to ridicule.  Dreamer Tatum   May-21-11 01:59 PM   #145 
  - When an atheist talks about "invisible sky daddy" or something similar..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 03:07 PM   #153 
     - Your second paragraph is hyperbole  Dreamer Tatum   May-21-11 03:13 PM   #154 
        - Take away the fundie Christian vote..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 03:19 PM   #156 
        - Here is proof that at the very least, in a poll in 2007 (the most recent i could find),  AlabamaLibrul   May-21-11 05:46 PM   #192 
  - You won't find these same people taking on other fundies  Zax2me   May-21-11 01:59 PM   #146 
  - McVeigh took last rites from a priest..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 03:21 PM   #157 
  - Not my words...they were his.  Zax2me   May-21-11 07:13 PM   #204 
     - Actions vs Words..  Fumesucker   May-21-11 07:48 PM   #209 
     - No, wait, let me guess, Hitler was an atheist too, right?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   May-24-11 12:48 PM   #253 
  - Bullshit,  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 03:59 PM   #171 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-21-11 07:06 PM   #201 
        - Yes, "my type"  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 07:24 PM   #207 
        - I'm willing to do something constructive  RainDog   May-21-11 10:26 PM   #215 
        - And that is PRECISELY what can cause atheists to become resentful of religious people  LeftishBrit   May-22-11 05:31 PM   #228 
  - comparing yourself to minority religions, shows how little you know  La Lioness Priyanka   May-21-11 03:21 PM   #158 
  - I agree...... Keep in mind though,  Moses2SandyKoufax   May-21-11 03:47 PM   #166 
  - LOL, "frenzied attacks"  Taitertots   May-21-11 03:23 PM   #159 
  - I agree that some are more intolerant about peoples beliefs  Demonaut   May-21-11 03:23 PM   #160 
  - More Xtian persecution. Boo hoo hoo.  Blue-Jay   May-21-11 03:34 PM   #165 
  - ...  La Lioness Priyanka   May-21-11 03:54 PM   #168 
  - +10000000000  RainDog   May-21-11 05:58 PM   #194 
  - Hey, I'm equal opportunity.  JackDragna   May-21-11 03:52 PM   #167 
  - special pleading  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 04:00 PM   #172 
  - I am the Pope of the Church of wearing my underwear on my head  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 04:10 PM   #177 
  - Blashphemer!  Arugula Latte   May-21-11 05:41 PM   #189 
  - ...  DevonRex   May-21-11 04:11 PM   #178 
  - 'frenzied attacks'  KG   May-21-11 04:19 PM   #179 
  - Christianity isn't real  Ramulux   May-21-11 04:50 PM   #184 
  - Thank goodness we have freedom of religion protection.  Zax2me   May-21-11 07:16 PM   #205 
  - he cant take it away from you cos you are the majority  La Lioness Priyanka   May-21-11 10:20 PM   #214 
  - funny that no one has ever tried to take away xtian's right to believe in god  RainDog   May-21-11 10:36 PM   #216 
     - It's like the gays who are running around terrorizing straight people.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 11:39 PM   #219 
        - ...  RainDog   May-21-11 11:45 PM   #222 
  - Let me put it this way: You can keep as many unicorn-riding leprechauns in your head as you want.  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 11:38 PM   #218 
  - Some of think "The War on Terror" is a bald-faced lie  sita   May-24-11 11:09 AM   #249 
  - I don't despise all Christians, far from it, but certain select Christians?  Crunchy Frog   May-21-11 06:31 PM   #200 
  - A few thoughts on what Christ might do:  blondeatlast   May-21-11 07:11 PM   #203 
  - You know I felt these people have a right to their beliefs. But what havoc they made on their  southernyankeebelle   May-21-11 07:18 PM   #206 
  - Any sympathy I might have had toward your position has just evaporated  Crunchy Frog   May-21-11 10:56 PM   #217 
  - A. U cannot substitute Wiccan because that religion does not go about trying  StarsInHerHair   May-22-11 01:26 AM   #226 
  - Those awful things were done to those people  Mariana   May-22-11 07:52 PM   #233 
     - I wonder too, since you are the only person who responded to my post/links  StarsInHerHair   May-23-11 09:55 PM   #235 
        - people may not have commented - but they took notice  RainDog   May-23-11 10:04 PM   #236 
  - Making fun of people that worship the invisible and untouchable  Rex   May-22-11 05:36 PM   #231 
  - if objections to discussing the lies behind literalist beliefs  RainDog   May-23-11 05:44 AM   #234 
  - Anyone that believed they were getting Raptured and gave up, there job money ect., is an idiot  TNLib   May-22-11 06:41 PM   #232 
  - Compassion  Dystopian   May-23-11 10:07 PM   #237 
  - A fascist hatemonger by any other name is still a fascist hatemonger.  Zorra   May-23-11 10:21 PM   #239 
  - If there is a god, She sounds like Barbara Jordan.  Manifestor_of_Light   May-24-11 10:26 AM   #245 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-24-11 10:47 AM   #246 
  - I have never had...........  Amaril   May-24-11 11:01 AM   #247 
  - Me neither, and you know what...  pipi_k   May-24-11 12:17 PM   #250 
  - That's fine - get your religion out of MY bedroom and off MY body by force of law  jberryhill   May-24-11 01:40 PM   #259 
  - Maybe it's because christians are the biggest frauds on earth.  Joe Fields   May-25-11 07:30 PM   #263 

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