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Old 01-18-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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What is that supposed to mean exactly?
Nothing, it's just sarcasm, like most of this poster's replies.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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So some atheists subscribe to the "nanny-nanny boo-boo" theory.
That speaks volumes.
Atheist, believer have one thing in common being human. And in any large group of humans you get some whackos.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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Nothing, it's just sarcasm, like most of this poster's replies.
Wasn't there a new decree about sarcasm recently?
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Yes...
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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sarcasm is not allowed?
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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What is that supposed to mean exactly?
What it means, I suggest, is that the dominance, pushiness and pervasiveness of American Christianity is regarded by many as quite right and proper and those who try to push back against it are dismissed as whining cry-babies.

It is indeed sarcasm and I don't mind that. Just so they don't whine and complain when it is shown up to nothing much more than sarcasm.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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What it means, I suggest, is that the dominance, pushiness and pervasiveness of American Christianity is regarded by many as quite right and proper and those who try to push back against it are dismissed as whining cry-babies.

It is indeed sarcasm and I don't mind that. Just so they don't whine and complain when it is shown up to nothing much more than sarcasm.
Ahhh, got it.

I must have been having a senior moment

I live in Vermont, the least religious State in the US. I have to say I don't see much religion pushed around here. People at work seldom talk about it and I work with a few atheists who are pretty open about their lack of belief.

I do find it appalling that US politics reeks of religion though. I'm really not used to seeing that. In New Zealand it's just not a huge issue and certainly not an issue that gets or loses the Constituents votes.

Religion is like a scab, continue picking away at it and it'll drop off eventually. (And that my friends, was NOT sarcasm)
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:43 AM
 
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No indeed. It is my belief that constantly thinking and questioning and trying to show that religious belief is sounds and reasonable is the best way of losing Faith.

And don't worry about the Senior moment, I seem to be having a lot, recently...ahhnnn...
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Keeping religion out of public schools isn't just for Atheists, rather the actions Atheists have been taking have benefited all people who are not Christian.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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I actually think keeping religion out of public schools benefits Christians as well. Mixing politics and religion causes harm to both.
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