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Old 04-13-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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  • When a believer (regardless of religion) whines about being persecuted - especially when they want the right to do something immoral and then cry when they can't, pulling out the "right to practice religion" and "I'm being persecuted" cards.

Ugh, YES! The persecution card! Makes me want to rap their knuckles with a whole deck of them.

Which brings me to another trial: When physicians and pharmacists balk at providing certain elements of health care (contraception, emergency contraception, abortion). If you don't want to provide the FULL range of health care services, don't work in the public or commercial sector!

Which then brings me to these absolutely idiotic and oppressive lawsuits initiated by the likes of Hobby Lobby over the contraceptive clause in the ACA. Hey, boss man, your employees' sex lives and medical needs are none of your business!
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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What tests my tolerance is when my Dad leaves exorcisms on my voice mail. Hear one here:

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I post them because he's a raging, abusive christian.
OMG!!!!!!!

Did you feel better after hearing that?

Oh you poor thing. Change your number hun x

He's clearly unbalanced as are most people who believe a spare rib got turned into a woman.

My brother is (was) like that too. Not exorcisms but judgement, hysteria, bible passages. God botherers we call em. They're all cray.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Wow.....really? It's hard for me to envision a real life situation where religion wasn't front and center, lucky you. I need to move.
Come to Australia.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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Right-wing Xtians on C-D! And I have the infractions to prove it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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I try to be tolerant. Really, I do. For the most part, I feel that if people believe in a deity or belong to a religion, as long as they aren't trying to turn their beliefs into the law of the land for the rest of us, that's their business.

But when I see things that testify to the great and vast capacity of certain among humanity to throw all reason, logic, and science to the wind, I will admit, here among the comfort and safety of fellow atheists, that I have to gnash my teeth.

Faithful flocking to Indiana church to view ‘miracle’ | WGN-TV

It both frustrates and frightens me that some people in this day and age are so willing to pronounce something that is absolutely ordinary and readily explained to be the act of a deity. I mean, come on, now. Condensation will leave a streak on your toilet bowl if you don't clean your bathroom regularly.

Granted, I do not spend a lot of time pondering this, but when I see it on the news, it trips my wire. It gets me to thinking about people like this in a voting booth, deciding what will be taught in science classrooms, advocating for legislation based on their superstitions, and so on.

What, if anything, tests your tolerance as an atheist?
The Christian and Muslim war on science.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:41 AM
 
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What, if anything, tests your tolerance as an atheist?
I only take issue with the "faith"ful when their unsubstantiated nonsense ideas are injected into our halls of power, education, ethics or science. Their fanciful notions have no place there and should be resisted.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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My top 4 things that make me simultaneously want to laugh, cry and smack my head:

1. Claiming there is no evidence for evolution.....Huh?? WHAT PLANET ARE YOU LIVING ON?????

2. Believing the earth and / or universe is only 6000 or so years old.. er HELLLLOOOOO???????

3. That atheists can have no ethics / moral code......aha ha ha ha. Take a look at yourself.

4. Bigotry regarding homosexuality and sexism.




1 and 2 are pretty much way up there to the point I can rarely even argue about them any more. They are so far beyond stupidity and ignorance it's ridiculous. I wouldn't worry about it so much if it wasn't so widespread. It's like half a nation of people are walking around blindfolded. Open your eyes people.. *sigh* ..see you've got me going again now..

There are a bunch of other things I can think or that are pretty minor and make me laugh more than anything.
I don't have a problem with belief in god at all.
It's the widespread ignorance I'm intolerant of.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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Like others here have mentioned, it's the attack on science and reasoning that gets me irritated. Science is easily the best method we have for inquiry into the natural world. Religion offers pretty much nothing in the way of advancement. Can you quickly name off the most recent and important discovery made by the church?!?
In my view, organized religion is made up mostly of weak-minded people, with a herd-like mentality, and a few con men seeking to make a living off of these people.
When it comes to the advancement of society and the scope of human freedom, religion has been absolutely toxic for mankind. This is just plain unacceptable in this, the age of information exchange.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Like others here have mentioned, it's the attack on science and reasoning that gets me irritated. Science is easily the best method we have for inquiry into the natural world. Religion offers pretty much nothing in the way of advancement. Can you quickly name off the most recent and important discovery made by the church?!?
In my view, organized religion is made up mostly of weak-minded people, with a herd-like mentality, and a few con men seeking to make a living off of these people.
When it comes to the advancement of society and the scope of human freedom, religion has been absolutely toxic for mankind. This is just plain unacceptable in this, the age of information exchange.
Great post.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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What tests my tolerance is when my Dad leaves exorcisms on my voice mail. Hear one here:

Music and Podcast

I post them because he's a raging, abusive christian.
I listened, laughed, cried for you! Holy crap, Batman! I'm sorry for your situation.
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