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Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Ellen Brown, Jan 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Do you?
     
  3. Revoltingest

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    A little.
     
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  4. Jollybear

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    You havent come accross any jerky atheists? What rock have you been living under?
     
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  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    She said "tend to be at least civil".
    That leaves the door open for having met a few of us jerks.
     
  6. Jollybear

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    Some are civil yes, you are definately one of them. I like you. But some atheists on here are terrible.
     
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  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    To both of us.
     
  8. Epic Beard Man

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    Simply put, people feel "entitled" because they believe what they say is ultimately right and it grants them the power to demonize another religion or its adherents or even the collective people themselves. But don't get it twisted I've met some horrible atheist both on here and offline.
     
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    When I am offended, I look inward rather than outward. What people say or do is a projection of themselves...a projection of their own reality. Should I let their reality become my reality? Should I take what I say personally?

    I then realize that no one holds such power over me. I refuse to punish myself for self-judgment, so why should I allow others to punish me through their judgments?

    Then I think...if I don't like being judged, maybe others don't either.

    So perhaps it's just unfair to blame.
     
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    That’s an absolutely intollerable thing to say, you #@^%.....Oh, wait....... ever mind.
     
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    Today is not perfect, as there is selfishness roaming..I appreciate them(jerks) because it makes me appreciate who I am not! Life is a lesson weather u learn from it or don’t.
     
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    Even Atheists? lol as if it takes a god to be nice? How would you ever know nice unless you knew mean? One can't exist without the other. Two sides of the same coin.
     
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    Maybe that is the foundation of humanity. Aside from that if a person can set aside their beliefs and just listen to what others have to say there could be a possibility to the questions asked. As a person who has had several different interventions with different people I do agree that Atheism showed the least aggression.
     
  14. Revoltingest

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    I know.
    They'll let anyone post here.
     
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    It's hard to tell sometimes the difference between civil and non-civil especially in debates and some discussions.

    I tend to think jerks are those who attack the believer rather than the belief.

    It always helps none the less to have a teflon personality , and the best way to get it is by jumping into the fire like steel in a forge.

    It sounds like you just went up a level. :O]

    Eye of the Tiger!!!
     
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    Try not to let it get you down. We humans are full of faults and imperfections. But there is good in each one of us too.
     
  17. ChristineM

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    Do they threaten children with an eternity of torture in hell?
     
  18. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Sorry, I don't think so.

    But there are interesting phenomena that we should be aware of. I love psychology, anthropology and statistics, because those areas went a long way towards explaining me what to expect of people and why.

    One thing to keep in mind is that what is true is not necessarily representative. In statistics, we would call that the relevance of the sample selection. In human sciences, we would note that people define themselves as much as by rebellion against expectations as they do by adherence to a group.
     
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    The terrible atheists dont threaten children with eternal torture. But, that still dont make them respectful in there debate approuch.

    By the way, not all religious folk believe children go to hell, let alone forever.
     
  20. ChristineM

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    Yeah well, works both way and more, my children, my parents and i have been threatened by with eternal torture in hell by christians. Not including the many, many times i have been verbally abused and patronised by Christians, I have bee a victim of a bombing perpetrated by christians. Some

    So debate approaches... You get what you earn.

    Btw, it doesnt matter if its all, in the same way its not all atheist you dont like. It only takes one to continue the disrespect and hatred.
     
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