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Mon Jun 17, 2013, 03:31 AM

 

religion is a poison.

how's your motorcycle treating you? has your gas guzzling piece of shit ride been blessed by the fucking pope yet?

if you take the pope seriously, then i can't take you seriously.

that's where we stand. ban me and i will advertise it.

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Reply religion is a poison. (Original post)
Phillip McCleod Jun 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #1
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struggle4progress Jun 2013 #2
mr blur Jun 2013 #3
E_Pluribus_Unitarian Jun 2013 #4
cbayer Jun 2013 #6
skepticscott Jun 2013 #8
cbayer Jun 2013 #5
EvilAL Jun 2013 #10
okasha Jun 2013 #11
PotatoChip Jun 2013 #7
rug Jun 2013 #9
demwing Jun 2013 #12

Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 04:11 AM

1. Hmmm.....

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 06:07 AM

3. Seems reasonable nt

 

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 11:39 AM

4. Stereotyping isn't such a great medicine either.

One of the reasons that last year I suggested starting a Unitarian Universalist forum at DU was to address the matter of stereotyping in matters of religion and conscience. My efforts to do that were greeted with only pushback). But I still think it's needed. This particular "religion" forum is in reality mostly anti-religion, and there is relatively little attention given here to the possibilities of an entirely "new mode" of religion that breaks the stereotypes, that occupies the middle ground between dogma and chaos...a hybrid faith grounded in both the secular and the sacred that is fully natural, openly questioning, freedom-embracing, democracy-grounded, science-friendly, and diversity-inspired. None of the present categories (not even "seekers on unique paths" express that kind of movement for freedom in religion...not just "freedom of" religion, or "freedom from" religion, but "freedom within" religion as well.

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Response to E_Pluribus_Unitarian (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 11:42 AM

6. Have you spent any time in the Interfaith Group?

I think it was set up to provide what you describe but it has never really taken off.

At any rate, it is a safe haven group. If you haven't already, take a look at the group and the description and see what you think.

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Response to E_Pluribus_Unitarian (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 12:51 PM

8. The Interfaith Group was founded

 

in (yet another) attempt to address those supposed needs. But, it's quickly become clear that there's very little meat for serious discussion of "faith" when all everyone can do is sit around and tell each other how wonderful each other's faith is. Check it out if you like, but aside from the results of regular Google searches of "interfaith", there's not much to see.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 11:40 AM

5. Good riddance.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 04:20 PM

10. lol, as Bugs would say,

Whatta Maroon!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 05:18 PM

11. "He never will be missed.

"I'm sure he'll not be missed."
The Mikado

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 12:01 PM

7. The OP's religion is obviously quite toxic too.

I don't think he'd be so bitter otherwise. Kind of sad, actually.

I'll have to keep him in my prayers.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 03:09 PM

9. Ok, you're drunk.

 

Time stamps never lie.

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Response to Phillip McCleod (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 06:01 PM

12. Feel, better now?

 

It must be painful to hold on to so much venom.

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