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

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I never mentioned anything about making certain activities illegal. I said people are afraid of saying something is right or wrong.
Really? Which people?

I mean for frick's sake. Practically everything going on in the political world these daysis people voting to get the govt to stop perceived "wrongs".


foshizzle
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
Normal doesn't necessarily mean good or bad. Abnormal can be good sometimes, that's how civilization advances. Or bad, or meh.

BTW, you do realize that Christianity was considered pretty abnormal back in 0 BC, right? The government even killed known Christians sometimes.

Maybe you need to consider worshiping Baal, that was more normal then.


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Projectpat
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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I never mentioned anything about making certain activities illegal. I said people are afraid of saying something is right or wrong.


There are plenty of people who do, but since this is the political board...


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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 disagree with ALOT of lifestyles. But I think the Christians should man up and influence culture instead of being influenced by it.

And the Government can GTFO


klrstix
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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But I think the Christians should man up and influence culture instead of being influenced by it.


BOOM!

I am a Christian and I totally agree with this...


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

As a Christian I believe we (Christians) have a tendency to mistake our right to the ballot box (which is precious and significant...) as the main conduit to influence culture.


theunknownknight
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
Part of influencing culture means becoming truly educated on how the culture thinks philosophically. One of the biggest issues I see is Christians sounding like retards when debating or speaking about the simplest concepts.

They need to quit being so lazy and put some actual effort into learning and engaging others.


LSURussian
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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I think the belief in religion is "wrong".

You have your own religion.


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riverparish
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
years ago i was told, "we've always had alcoholics and drug addicts. the difference is a hundred years ago, you had to stay clean and sober long enough to work to be able to afford your next fix. if not, then darwinism ran its course."


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Projectpat
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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Part of influencing culture means becoming truly educated on how the culture thinks philosophically. One of the biggest issues I see is Christians sounding like retards when debating or speaking about the simplest concepts.

They need to quit being so lazy and put some actual effort into learning and engaging others.


I can agree with this.


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LSURussian
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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I do have trouble with that word.

Just remember that "affect" is usually used as a verb and "effect" is usually used as a noun, i.e., "special effects."


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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I think the belief in religion is "wrong".


By assigning moral value to this, you just entered the realm of judging world views. In doing so, you implicitly assert your worldview as above and more correct than others making your calculation drip of religious fervency.


badlands
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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There is a difference between caring and legislating. I think living on a diet of Cheetos and Mountain Dew is bad. I don't think it should be illegal.


+1
about as good of a point as can be made.


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Patrick O Rly
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y u do dis?
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
You sound like one of them small government conservative types.


davesdawgs
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
Yep, it's inconsistent with our savior's mantra of: "you didn't build that", we are all interconnected which I agree with to the extent that no one succeeds in isolation. But in the case of homosexual marriage, a federal homosexual marriage law/amendment would have a direct impact on any religious person who performs marriages and believes that homosexuality is immoral and will not conduct homosexual marriages. The law would immediately place them in violation of civil rights regardless of any religious exclusion that might be added. And such an exclusion will be challenged by homosexuals placing the Supreme Court between a rock and a hard place relative to civil rights vs freedom of religion. Rand Paul has the right idea. The government needs to get out of the marriage business; it's an accident waiting to happen. Any civil rights associated with marriage, taxes, etc. should be referred to as civil unions.
This post was edited on 3/14 at 11:10 am


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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"
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s. In doing so, you implicitly assert your worldview as above and more correct than others making your calculation drip of religious fervency.


Incorrect. I am asserting my preferences and beliefs as above others. Which they are, implicitly.


klrstix
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Oct 2006
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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Part of influencing culture means becoming truly educated on how the culture thinks philosophically. One of the biggest issues I see is Christians sounding like retards when debating or speaking about the simplest concepts.

They need to quit being so lazy and put some actual effort into learning and engaging others.


"sounding like retards" would probably be true of most of the rank and file of Christendom.


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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"
See def 2 and 3 of religion.

2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices

Seeing that there are several people that hold your "set of beliefs and practices" toward religion on this board alone, technically your view has become religious.


ShortyRob
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re: " I don't care what anyone does as long as it doesn't affect me"
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Just remember that "affect" is usually used as a verb and "effect" is usually used as a noun, i.e., "special effects."


The effect of that offense was to confuse the defense.

The defense was affected by the ingenious offense.



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


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