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Are you offended by religion, god or politics?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by We Never Know, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know Active Member

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    If you are offended by religion, atheism, sexism, Trump, Biden (or either political party), why are you here?
    Let us see your thoughts.
     
  2. Ellen Brown

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    I'm not offended as long as the other person is not aggressive toward me.
     
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  3. Skwim

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    Not so much offended, but disgusted, and why are you implying that it's unusual that anyone who is offended by religion, atheism, sexism, Trump, Biden (or either political party) be here?

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  4. We Never Know

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    Trump or Democrat, god or no god, gay or straight, religion or atheist, you accept them all as long as they don't push their acceptance on you?
     
  5. We Never Know

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    I'm didn't imply anything. I'm asking opinions. The difference stands out as light does to darkness. Only a blind person can't see it.
     
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  6. We Never Know

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    To be more clear.
    This forum talks about god, and against god.
    This forum supports Trump, and is against Trump.
    This forum supports religion, and is against religion.
    This forum is open for everything and against everything.
    So in short why are you here?
    Religion, politics, gods,,,, for or against any or all ? Don't care, don't matter?
     
  7. Ellen Brown

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    Um well you can be nasty and confrontive at times.
     
  8. We Never Know

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    We all can be nasty. That's kinda the point. We all have our opinions that don't agree many times. So we need to ask ourselves why are we here. Is it to question, to learn, to understand other sides, to argue, to ridicule, to mock, to recruit, to laugh, to feel sorry, to make fun of others, boredom, to gain,,,, what?
    Why are any if us here?
     
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  9. Skwim

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    I assume you have a working knowledge of English grammar and will understand that when you posit an "if" conditional statement followed by a question, the question is predicated on the subject of the conditional. That is, your question "why are you here" is predicated on the condition that the reader is offended by X, Y, and Z. In addition, I assume you'd be less likely to ask idle questions about what you feel are usual subjects as you would about unusual subjects. Therefore your question would indicate that the subject of the conditional "if" is unusual. Hence, my question:

    "why are you implying that it's unusual that anyone who is offended by religion, atheism, sexism, Trump, Biden (or either political party) be here?"

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    Maybe it's exactly because a person is offended by them that they're here. Or, maybe it's because they simply like to debate and are looking for a good opponent? Or, maybe it's because they're looking to straighten out a few misguided folk.

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  11. We Never Know

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    I'm sorry. I didn't expect some one to focus on the word "if" more the the topic. Let me rephrase....

    Are you offended by religion, atheism, sexism, Trump, Biden (or either political party), then why are you here?
    Let us see your thoughts.
     
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    Is "or" better than "if"?
     
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    Yes I can be confrontational at times. Sometimes that's what it takes to get a debate going. Preaching to the choir isn't what I'm here for. And you may call my approach at times, "nasty," but if you carefully notice, my approach is always on a tit for tat basis. Want to debate in a pleasant, genteel, manner, I'll readily oblige. Want to get down and dirty, I'll readily oblige. I'll blow with the wind. However, I'll will admit to getting frustrated by those who purposely ignore a point I've gone to the trouble to make, and might take them to task for it. I feel that if they can ignore my points I can ignore any pleasantries they may feel they're due.

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    Personally, I think rephrasing it to read.

    I don't understand why members who are offended by religion, atheism, sexism, Trump, Biden (or either political party), are you here. Please share your reasons.

    might be better.

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    Personally, anything political makes me want to barf
     
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    FWIW, I do not understand debate. I'm from an environment that if I disagreed, there was hell to pay. So, I like to keep my discussions civil and nice.
     
  17. We Never Know

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    That's pretty much what I said. You just focused too much on the "if". That's cool. I see it happen here all the time.
     
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    That's sad. But you did use the dreaded "if" word. Evidently the "if" word isn't allowed or is taken offensively to some here and make more of it than what is meant. Hopefully your life has improved from where you were.
     
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    I like to get my information on any topic from the source, rather than from what other people, or opposers think. That way, hearing from the source allows me to evaluate information that I already have and to modify it if necessary.

    I don't mess with politics because I don't think humans are smart enough to rule themselves. They keep proving this every day.

    I am interested in religion and what makes people accept one belief system over another. Sometimes it is obvious that they have been so put off by a particular religion (often the one they were raised with) that they will jump in an opposite direction just to satisfy their spiritual need, but make sure that it isn't anything close to what they left. Speaking to people from different countries also opens up opportunities to gain understanding of another viewpoint from another culture.

    I am here to pick up on misinterpretations and misconceptions about the Bible and to share knowledge that I have gained through 46 years of study. I will only argue a point if scripture is raised to defend it.....I will use scripture to explain scripture. For me, its about providing people with something to think about. A new way of looking at something familiar....something often hidden in plain sight.....we all need to make choices, and they should be informed ones.
     
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