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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fortunately, they all seem to have this thing where they believe they are guaranteed a beautiful life at the right hand of god in the hereafter...but they will fight like tooth and nail to avoid dying. so no suicide bombers.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there must be a loophole
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit like this is why I donate to the Texas Freedom Network.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
I really dislike comparing our relatively mild religious extremists to people that actually murder, traffic drugs, and bomb the shit out of institutions they don't like. Not to say we don't have our share of religious whacko murderers and a few genuine terrorists here and there, just not on the Texas BoE. I feel the same way with all the readiness people display in comparing X to the Nazis.


It made me chuckle because it reverses the roles and _almost_ makes sense. I was sure people were going to point out all the ways it doesn't fit, never realised it might offend. Guess I didn't think that one through
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkey Mcdermott wrote:
Instead we get religious extremists that emotionally browbeat their children, molest children, blackball people from being able to seek employment, cut people off from their friends and family who are not part of the church, bomb and harass doctors and clinics who perform medical procedures they disagree with and incite violence to be performed by OTHERS while pretending their hands are clean.

Its better...but not really by much.

I'm not sure browbeating one's children, or molestation, are more common among the religious than elsewhere. And I don't think harassing doctors who perform procedures you disagree with is inappropriate, as long as you don't break the law doing it. Freedom of speech and all that.

Wheels is right. By and large, our right wing wackos are fairly law abiding.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I humbly submit: The religious cure your kid of teh gay camps.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly a Taliban-level offense.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pretty much rate breaking peoples spirits and forcing them to live on in misery higher than death.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nathan wrote:
And I don't think harassing doctors who perform procedures you disagree with is inappropriate, as long as you don't break the law doing it. Freedom of speech and all that.


while it may yet not be a tipping point, the harassment regarding abortion does not generally confine itself to the doctors nor to the procedures, but stretches the bounds of good faith free speech to the patients, to the curious, to the support facilities and related services and toward the suppression of the information itself.

this portion of the behavior, at least, is much darker than merely voicing dissent, arguably legal or not.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just don't want to be the one to start or abide by the hyperbole Smile

i mean, orson scott card calls people like us 'the Leftaliban' for wanting arguably more radical shit like health care reform
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
I just don't want to be the one to start or abide by the hyperbole Smile

i mean, orson scott card calls people like us 'the Leftaliban' for wanting arguably more radical shit like health care reform


But he's a mormon.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....like glen beck.

so we really should have been properly oppressing the mormons all this time?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they were separatists and polygamists until Uncle Sam smacked 'em back in line.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody oppresses like the formerly oppressed.

Of course, that leaves Harry Reid out of the equation too. Can't tar all Mormons with one brush.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Tom wrote:
nathan wrote:
And I don't think harassing doctors who perform procedures you disagree with is inappropriate, as long as you don't break the law doing it. Freedom of speech and all that.


while it may yet not be a tipping point, the harassment regarding abortion does not generally confine itself to the doctors nor to the procedures, but stretches the bounds of good faith free speech to the patients, to the curious, to the support facilities and related services and toward the suppression of the information itself.

this portion of the behavior, at least, is much darker than merely voicing dissent, arguably legal or not.

I admit, I have a soft spot for a severe behavior.

If I thought a pregnant woman having an abortion was literally murdering a widdle cutie-pants babykins, I'd do more than write her a letter of respectful dissent too.
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