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Brodeur
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


My beliefs as an American and my beliefs as a Christian are different.

As a Christian, do I think homosexuality is wrong? Yes

As an American, do I believe homos have the right to homo? Yes

Do I go out of my way to support the gay community? No

Do I go out of my way to stop them from doing gay things? No

They don't have to match up. It's called tolerance and is one of the main reasons people came to America in the first place.






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theunknownknight
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


Don't you realize how religious national patriotism can be?

It sometimes leads to idolatry in and of itself.






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theunknownknight
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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You can stretch the definition to mean anything you want. I'll still hold the same beliefs


Not stretching anything. I just quoted two officially agreed upon definitions of religion.

#ReligionBoardProblems



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joshnorris14
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I don't agree with them so it isn't really relevant for me.





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Revelator
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Really, which people?



The people who can't even bring themselves to say that having sex with road kill is abnormal because they want to appear tolerant.






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theunknownknight
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


I don't agree with the meaning of the word agree so it isn't relevant to me either.





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joshnorris14
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


I don't see what that has to do with religion.





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Revelator
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You sound like one of them small government conservative types.



Again, I'm not talking about getting gov. To ban anything. I'm talking about normal citizens not being afraid to say something is wrong and lead others by example.






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theunknownknight
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


I was being very subtle





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Nuts4LSU
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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How can a society continue to prosper if there is no standards or common acceptance of what is good and what is bad?


It can't. So why have we no such standards? Probably because our society is inundated with religion, which of course precludes any possibility of distinguishing good from bad since it only focuses on trying to figure out what God wants, regardless of the nature of the acts themselves.

So, in a religious society, going on a crusade to murder thousands of innocent people is perfectly fine if you think God wants you to do it; tying a woman to a post and setting her on fire is A-OK if you think God wants you to do it; torturing people in an inquisition makes you a hero if you think God wants you to do it. There's really no act that could possibly be wrong in a religious society if the person believes God wants them to do it, and therefore no possibility of any moral standards in such a society. So, if a society has no moral standards, the proper place to look for a cause of that might be the pervasive institution that prohibits its adherents from having any.



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Revelator
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My beliefs as an American and my beliefs as a Christian are different



A Christian is a follower of Christ who said," if you love me, follow my commandments". How can you follow Christ if you choose to ignore things that clearly conflict with his teachings for the cause of being American or tolerant? Is your allegiance to America above yours to God?






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CollegeFBRules
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I said people are afraid of saying something is right or wrong.


I don't think this is the case, Rev. I think it's just a matter of subjectivity when you start labeling things wrong outside of murder, rape, an theft.






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theunknownknight
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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subjectivity when you start labeling things wrong outside of murder, rape, an theft


Well that's arbitrary and capricious






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Revelator
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I don't think this is the case, Rev. I think it's just a matter of subjectivity when you start labeling things wrong outside of murder, rape, an theft.



For Pete's sake College, we had a guy this morning on this very board refuse to label having sex with roadkill as abnormal!






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Layabout
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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How can a society continue to prosper if there is no standards or common acceptance of what is good and what is bad?


That applies to grammar and spelling as well. You might want to work on those.






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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How can one not realize that we are a sum of all the parts and the things done in a society either strengthens it, or tears it down little by little.


So you would rather have a tightly controlled society? How about a govt representative of the people, and not a people controlled by the government?






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Fat Bastard
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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For Pete's sake College, we had a guy this morning on this very board refuse to label having sex with roadkill as abnormal!





what???????????????????






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TK421
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"


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Probably because our society is inundated with religion, which of course precludes any possibility of distinguishing good from bad


You're a silly little catfish.






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TDsngumbo
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" I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't effect me"


Said every Obama voter ever...






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Revelator
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So you would rather have a tightly controlled society? How about a govt representative of the people, and not a people controlled by the government?




I would like to live in a society with citizens that have principles. Not a society where people bend over backwards for the sake of tolerance to accept things that are detrimental to the whole. I'd like to live in a society where politicians said what they truly believed and wouldn't retract it later by saying ," it was taken out of context", to cover their hides. And where politicians don't vote," present" on issues because they are afraid to be nailed down to one position in controversial matters. I'd like to live in a society where people had the intestinal fortitude to at least stand up for what they believed to be right and not just stuck their fingers in the air to test which way to lean.






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