Clearing my name!
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Posted 4/17/07
First off I would like to apologies on behalf of a few specific “Christians” who made wildly offensive posts in the gay marriage thread.

Anyway, moving on, I would like to get the view of various people from differing religious backgrounds! Christians, Atheists and everyone else! Mostly this thread is to demonstrate a point while giving Christians a chance to clear their name. (myself included) We’re not -all- ignorant, racist, sexist, and all together prejudice in everyway. (This seems to be a big stereotype forming, and I can see why. Normally I’d be mad, but in this case I say we only have ourselves to blame.)

Whenever you see people saying things like: “Men are better than women! Period! God said so!” or “Gays are those whores in high school who can’t get girlfriends! How do you react? What are you thoughts on such statements? What image does it bread in you of the speaker?

Me, well it makes me mad. Cuz it gives all Christians a bad name. I react by shooting them down and using the fact that I’m usually smarter and more educated than these people to show them up. My thoughts? Well, I think it pushes people further from God. I also think it is abusing what the bible -really- says. It breads the image of a cross burning idiot in my mind. Just me.

Well, what do you all think?

P.S, I’m a Christian myself so please don’t think I’m trying to insult Christianity in anyway!
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I know what you mean. I'm Catholic and sane all at once. A friend of mine just found out I was christian and refused to believe it beacuse I never yelled at him about not being a christian. Although, It does hurt when people yell at me for being Catholic, saying I put down other religions and homosexuals (Which, If you've ever met me, definitaly do not)

I also apologize for any bashing that has gone on in any other threads.
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Are the quotes mentioned above serious? As a Christian, Femenist and Humanist, I am embarassed that that is tacked onto me.
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I'm not prejudice against Christians at all. What pisses me off are ignorant, hard headed people who are not willing to learn. Before people make a topic and act like they're smart, they have to research all the options and take all possibilities into account instead of basing everything off assumptions and second hand accounts.

The only thing is, that most religious people tend to do that with the basis of God backing them up instead of looking at cold, hard scientific fact. It's not like there's not non religious people like that, it's only that religion causes many to act irrationally and inappropriately.
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I completley agree. I call myself christian and hopeI give off a good vibe about it but I find myself depressed when I see other 'proclaimed' christians.

We're not all like that!
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