Christian Extremists Disrupt Hindu Guest Prayer

Submitted by: Nidonemo 7 years ago in

A Hindu guest prayer invocation for the U.S. Senate is disrupted by extremists.
There are 222 comments:
Male 260
oceanbeast ftw, dont generalize us, we dont generalize you, most of us have common sense, there are just idiots who happen to be in our religion, same as you (terrorists, anyone?)
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Male 549
you are all demonizing christians, and though icant speak for all of us (i am Catholic) i can say that saying "Christians are hypocrites" and that we are dumb and stupid and disrespectful is wrong. by the way christians ARE persecuted, look at india where they are forced into slums. and many places in the middle east as well, or are forced to convert.

dont generalize, we certainly dont say all muslims are evil because of 911, why do you generalize about all christians because of this video?

get real

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Male 271
Typical asses. I wish the video showed the sergeant at arms remove the pope.
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Male 169
Lame.
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Female 12
There is no god...only Zuul.
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Male 678
ALL TIME!
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Male 678
Im not trying to mess with the hindu faith but ZEUS is the best god of all time!
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Female 1,070
wow that`s so rude =/

what jackasses

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Female 163
"And if I have to get into this debate about truths, non truths and the unknowable again, I swear I will hunt you down and shout abuse through your letter box!

The location of my letterbox is unknowable unless you have a Heisenberg compensator :)

I thought it was time to throw in a Star Trek reference."

Oooh, don`t worry. I know exactly where it is.

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Male 309
sorry waffle, youve only made 92 posts. ever.
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Male 377
Dear all: Please refer to the 300 other drating posts on this subject I have already made. Now drat off ok.
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Male 497
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Male 158
waffle247, the word `theory` means something different in scientific nomenclature to it`s everyday use. you are making a text book mistake in equivocating the two meanings. Gravity is also a `theory` in scientific nomenclature,
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Male 44
I`m not saying all christians are this way, but people like that have turned them into the most retarded group of people on the planet. Regardless of how many good christians there are, they will always be outnumbered by the scumbags like those people.
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Male 157
Christians...making everyone`s $hit list one religious leader at a time.
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Female 12
HAHAHA sometimes the debates that the people on I-A-B get into remind me of the revolving scenes that they have in cartoons when the characters are driving in a car....tree....truth..another tree.....theroy....tree....drat-my brain exploded. Sad day :(
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Male 321
how can anyone be so disrespectful! it pisses me of!
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Female 728
I think that the extremists were being stupid and missing the big picture of tolerance and "love thy neighbor". However, I don`t think that all Christians are like this. I`m tired of hearing generalizations about all Christians being stupid and hateful and I`m not even Christian, I`m agnostic. I think the people making the claim of all Christians being hateful and intolerant are being quite ironic.
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Female 109
I feel bad for him. Thats just plain effing rude. he seems like a nice man, even if he worships the "wrong" god. thats more than I can say about those ahole christians. if you ask me, god would favor him over them.
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Male 12,365
[quote]And if I have to get into this debate about truths, non truths and the unknowable again, I swear I will hunt you down and shout abuse through your letter box![/quote]

The location of my letterbox is unknowable unless you have a Heisenberg compensator :)

I thought it was time to throw in a Star Trek reference.

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Male 712
It`s nice that others have resorted to broad generalizations but, in my opinion, it`s their souls. They`re also grown adults, I`m pretty sure they can do with it what they will.
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Male 3,301
Christians are hypocrites.
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Male 734
I`m still trying to get permission to give a prayer to FSM
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Male 3,369
Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
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[ Delete Post ] Saturday, November 21, 2009 3:38:47 PM
If you cant prove something as true but you cant prove it as untrue / not true either, it`s a hypothesis!

It`s a non-falsifiable hypothesis. Not all hypotheses are non-falsifiable.
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Angilion! You know and I know that "that" post was destinguishing the diffrence between a hypothesis and a theory. Bringing falsifiability into the conversation would just have made it even more complicated and it wasnt relevant to the point.

And if I have to get into this debate about truths, non truths and the unknowable again, I swear I will hunt you down and shout abuse through your letter box! :-O

Just pointing that out!


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Female 92
This made me feel sick. Disgusting how Christians claim to be persecuted as they attack everyone who doesn`t believe what they do.

If there was a god, this isn`t what he/she would want.

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Male 12,365
[quote]If you cant prove something as true but you cant prove it as untrue / not true either, it`s a hypothesis![/quote]

It`s a non-falsifiable hypothesis. Not all hypotheses are non-falsifiable.

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Male 1,093
About a month ago, muslims went to the mall in front if the capital building to have the friday sermon. people from all over the nation came. When i entered the Mall. christians started to chant "Jesus is god" and such, passing out fliers saying my religion is wrong and that believing "Jesus is god" is the only way to salvation. When we began the prayer, they started to blow horns, chant, and be completely obnoxious. out of all the people i debate with, they are the most disrespectful.
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Male 12,365
[quote]waffle, "the proof" of `aliens live somewhere` has been statistically proven.[/quote]

By the same line of argument, the existence of everything has been "proven" if the universe is big enough. A moon made entirely out of cheese. A flat world on the shoulders of immense elephants riding on a turtle the size of a gas giant. You can`t say they absolutely cannot possibly exist anywhere in the universe, therefore they are "statistically proven" to exist.

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Male 12,365
[quote]Eveloution is a theory. It may have happened, it may not have happened, we await the scientific community to prove this one way or the other.[/quote]

In those few words, you show that you don`t understand any of the concepts you`re talking about: evolution, science and theory (in a scientific context).

Evolution is fact. You can even watch it happening if you want to.

The theory of evolution is a scientific theory that has stood for a long time, which means that many people have tried and failed to disprove it. It`s not just a matter of might or might not be true.

Strictly speaking, a scientific theory can`t be proven true. Science doesn`t make claim to absolute truth for something as complex as a theory.

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Male 1,452
Yo Hindu priest, im really happy for you and imma let you finish but, we think our religion is the best of all time!
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Female 3,598
wow... all those people shouting in that room and those are people that are *in the senate* wow. they deserve a foot in their ass.
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Male 268
what douche bags they are. If these idiots would actually read other religions books they would all realize that they worship the same non existent thing
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Male 122
Couldnt we just beat him up with a bible? for god sakes. im no christian extremist but i was wanting a bible fight >:o
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Female 4,376
(continues from below)

The one man citing the commandment "thou shalt haveno other gods before me" should probably do his homework about other religions before spouting off nonsense he knows nothing about. Al this man was trying to do was say a prayer. the guy didn`t know anything about his religion at all and just jumped to conclusions. Hinduism is peaceful religion that teaches tolerance and karma. Something Jesus seemed to know a lot about. Christians should behave more like their messiah instead of spewing hate and ignorance.

To quote Gandhi "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

that`s all i`m going to say.

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Female 4,376
ugh people are so rude. I don`t like getting into religious debates because as i`ve said before. No one ever changes their opinion.

Those people should be deeply ashamed of themselves. I had to go online to look this up because I don`t study theology or read up on it on a daily basis so excuse me for having to copy and paste this but "Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, monism, and atheism, and its concept of God is complex and depends upon each particular tradition and philosophy. It is sometimes referred to as henotheistic (i.e., involving devotion to a single god while accepting the existence of others), but any such term is an overgeneralization."

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Male 2,868
All these "protesters" did is prove what rude, inconsiderate dicks they are- and how totally ignorant of the constitution they are. The First Amendment is pretty clear that the State will not establish an official religion- therefore this is NOT a Christian nation and it is the duty of the Senate to allow prayers of different faiths to be said on the Senate floor if they`re going to be allowing any prayers at all.
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Male 1,068
F*#K Christian Extremists.
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Male 377
>>according to a nutter. :)
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Male 377
OK I agree with the "in between" true and untrue = a theory. Although I think that "not true" only implies that it is "untrue" not that it equates to the same thing. A theory is neither untrue or true, so the statement that "it is not true" is exactly the same as "it is not untrue" it is only in the mind of the reader that the "polar opposite" is substituted.

I argue about anything with anyone, (hence the nickname) however the invisible super-being argument is, I agree, quite the most difficult to prove true or untrue. I don`t have an opinion on the status of truth on the being in the sky thing, although I have many others on the doctrine. One good argument I read (written by a convicted murderer actually but please try not to judge the argument by that) is this: if god exists and you are without sin, then if someone kills you, you are going to heaven; so the killer is doing them a favor. You got to love logical debate accor

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Male 3,369
>>> You are quite correct..but it cant be disproven either, therefore it`s unknowable. Neither true nor untrue. In between.

Now this started about god + christians, so it`s high time it went back to christians. My original point stands. Dont argue about god with a christian. Neither party can prove or disprove the existance god / flying spagetti monster.

I WAS originally trying point out, if you want to argue with someone about their faith, dont go for the invisible sky being. Go for the religion and what it teaches. Pick out facts. Truths, as it is, that you can use to knock their house of cards down.

And on that note I`m going out to get drunk.

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Male 3,369
But it cant be said to be "not true" either! And not true and untrue are the same bloody thing. Check a dictionary please (really..I`m not being funny. Untrue is defined as not true!)

Not true or untrue..its the polar opposite of true. If you cant prove something as true but you cant prove it as untrue / not true either, it`s a hypothesis! It`s unknowable. In the case of a theory (Evolution for example) there is evidence that supports the theory (fossils, DNA etc) but we can not observe it happening in real time, ergo its a theory. You can not say that evolution is "not true" because it cant be proven as fact. It`s in the spectrum of unknowable/unprovable but to applie the value of "not true" to a theory is just wrong.

That is what you have done in that one original statement. You`ve now gone on to say "if it can`t be proven then it can not be said to be the truth".

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Male 62
wow... extremely rude douchebaggery. i`m leaving all theology aside here. that was just wrong.
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Male 377
"For the last time, a theory is nether true nor flase. As allready stated, if it had a value of true or false it wouldnt be a bloody theory!"

Hence why I said "I would argue that you can indeed prove a theory to be true because by doing so you would have turned the theory into a fact."

Now I refer to your statement "And reading your last post I`ll give up!" we have now gathered the evidence to show this is untrue. :)

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Male 377
maddog - I said "If it can`t be proven to be true, then it is not true" not "if it can`t be proven to be true, then it is untrue" these are 2 different statements. You can prove something to be true or prove it to be untrue but if it can`t be proven then it can not be said to be the truth.
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Male 3,369
>> indicates you know the answer before every way of testing said theory has been done! You can not claim that the unknowable is either true or untrue.

For the last time, a theory is nether true nor flase. As allready stated, if it had a value of true or false it wouldnt be a bloody theory!

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Male 3,369
Sigh!

No..the problem waffle, is your interpretation.

I`ll say it again..it might sink in!

A theory is neither true nor untrue for it`s given value.You define it as untrue since it can not be proven true. This is incorrect! Focusing on the "alien life" debate your clinging onto ( i really should have picked a better example), we can not know the truth untill we develop the technology to do so. You can not claim, as you allready have ("If you can`t prove it to be true, it is not true") without evidence eitherway.

A theory is neither! We can test the theory (i,.e listen for radio signals, send out deep space probes, examine meteorites) but we have no evidence eitherway. We have evidence that "may" support the theory (Google the WOW signal, Mars meteor etc) but it`s a theory until we are either visited or we vist all the other worlds out there.

So fo now, that theory is neither true nor untrue.
Your defaulting theories to untrue >>

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Male 377
Statistical evidence doesn`t equate to physical evidence. By the statistical method, somewhere out there in an universe so large there is a version of us that has slept with our own parents; now can we all see the flaw in this kind of "evidence"? I sure hope you can. :)
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Male 2,229
waffle, "the proof" of `aliens live somewhere` has been statistically proven. Even at a pessimistic percentage of 1% of all the star systems in the milky way, which is in the billions, still leaves millions of star with an earth like planet with an "advanced" civilization on it. And anyone that asks why we haven`t heard, met or contact these others. that goes back to numbers again. And as a PER-space flight civilization, we are uninteresting. No colonies or civilization beyond our biosphere, no super advanced technology, nor do we either the tech or means to travel to the next star or bend space-time...uninteresting
Truth, like beauty, is `in the eye of the beholder`.
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Female 169
Let that had been a Christian up there and a Hindu being rude as hell...but that wouldnt happen because thats a very christian thing...being rude and all
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Male 377
lulz @ silverthread - I feel bad but it made me laugh. :)

@ spankyjake - since truth is defined (loosely) as "a fact that has been verified" and facts are used to substantiate a theory in your nicely put definition, then I would argue that you can indeed prove a theory to be true because by doing so you would have turned the theory into a fact.

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Male 3,431
Ahh good a religious debate! Let the dwarf tossing commence!
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Male 101
while its true that a theory cant be completely prove to be true, lets look at the definition of a scientific theory...

"A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena."

you cant undeniably prove a theory to be true...but its been repeatedly tested, and found to be true enough to be accepted

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Male 377
"And reading your last post I`ll give up! When you pull the ol strawman trick and misquote my statemets about a religion into a debate over the physical aspects of your kitchen table..it`s not worth my time anymore."

Now that is true... or is it? :)

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Male 377
Eveloution is a theory. It may have happened, it may not have happened, we await the scientific community to prove this one way or the other. When the jury comes back we will review the "truth".

Another example, a hypothesis "aliens live on a planet somewhere" ; is this true? Is this false? We can only know the answer by proving it, i.e. communicating, meeting, detecting them in some fashion - observation. So by observing this we gather evidence and can now say it is true. It is not true until we can prove it to be so, yes the aliens may still exist before we can prove it but we don`t know that till we prove it. Hence my comments about the definition of the word truth.

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Male 3,369
And reading your last post I`ll give up! When you pull the ol strawman trick and misquote my statemets about a religion into a debate over the physical aspects of your kitchen table..it`s not worth my time anymore.


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Male 3,369
waffle247

You`ve got no case to rest.

Point: You said, and I quote "If you can`t prove it to be true, it is not true. Show me one truth that cannot be proven and I will show you a theory"

Fine. Your words, as you said above, states a theory is "not true". So I`ll ask and perhaps you understand my point about what you are saying.

The theory of evolution:

Is it:

A) True. (fact)
B) Untrue. (fiction)
C) Theory. (unknowable)

Seriously...a theory (and I think you really mean hypothesis) cant be considered true or untrue if you cant prove it eitherway.

As I said..your oversimplifying. Either you get what I`m saying or you dont..but a "theory" is not considered true/untrue in scientific circles.
It remains a theory till proven eitherway. Creationists my claim evolution is untrue but a theory is neither true nor untrue! You cant prove it to be either...thus it remains a theory / unknowable. Slap bang in the middle of truth and untruth!

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Male 377
" it means no matter what I belive and know to be fact, someone else can allways come along and say "but you cant prove it" thus the circular argument."

Tell that to my kitchen table. I know it`s there, this is the truth, my kitchen table exists. It is beyond a question of belief or theory, walk into it believing it`s not there and you will soon find out it is when you bang your leg. Truth and fact, theory and belief; these do not share the same definition. No matter how much you try to gray the argument, belief and theory are things which are unproven. Truths and facts are things that can be proven.

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Male 3,369
>> pointing out the flaw in the statement.

Oh and I AM very much an atheist. Unfortunetly for me I do get the other arguments and they have certain points. If I cant disprove something (again..we will say god) it means no matter what I belive and know to be fact, someone else can allways come along and say "but you cant prove it" thus the circular argument.

True, untrue and unknowable. Truth I`ll argue for, untruth I`ll fight against and unknowable (and I mean real unkowable stuff..not theorys with masses of evidence supporting them) I`ll avoid debates on from now on!

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Male 377
"A theory isnt "untrue" no matter how certain groups wish to paint it. It has evidence to support it. Would yopu claim the theory of evolution is untrue? It`s a theory with strong evidence..all but proven in many peoples eyes..yet it is a theory. Waffles statements would define that theory as "untrue"."

It is called a theory because they can`t prove it true with the evidence collected to far. If they ever collect enough evidence it will be a "truth", until then it is merely a theory. Hence why I said show me a truth that cannot be proven and I will show you a theory. I rest my case.

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Male 212
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im sorry they are all idiots

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Male 3,369
LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
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[ Delete Post ] Saturday, November 21, 2009 8:02:36 AM
Wait, what? If I have theory, it`s not true till I prove it?

I think what the other guy meant was, if you have a theory its not *considered* true (by everyone else), until you prove it.
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Thats not what I was getting at, nor in total, what I said. It`s a case of true, untrue and unknowable. It`s not black and white, which is what waffle247 is stating!

A theory isnt "untrue" no matter how certain groups wish to paint it. It has evidence to support it. Would yopu claim the theory of evolution is untrue? It`s a theory with strong evidence..all but proven in many peoples eyes..yet it is a theory. Waffles statements would define that theory as "untrue".

This is not the case! I`m not saying thats what waffle means , but it`s how is argument "could" be turned on its head!

I was simply pointin

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Male 377
"Like so many nations, we were blessed mightily until we became a multi-denominational, ecumenical society and stopped discerning between truth and fiction in things spiritual"

When did the discerning ever begin with regards to the spiritual exactly?

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Male 10,440
Maddog > By the looks of it, you`re not an Atheist, you`re an Agnostic.

An Atheist realizes that its impossible to disprove god, but goes on say that since the chance of god (as according to any religion in particular) is either zero or so low that its beneath consideration and irrelevant to his life, then his default reaction becomes "I believe there is no god".

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Male 129
Personally, I`m glad someone had the guts to do this. While I don`t believe that America has been a particularly Christian nation for a long time, I do believe that blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD (JHWH). Like so many nations, we were blessed mightily until we became a multi-denominational, ecumenical society and stopped discerning between truth and fiction in things spiritual. "If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land."
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Male 377
Exactly, have a gold * LazyMe! :)
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Male 10,440
[quote] Wait, what? If I have theory, it`s not true till I prove it? [/quote]

I think what the other guy meant was, if you have a theory its not *considered* true (by everyone else), until you prove it.

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Male 10,440
We *need* christian extremists to show everyone else how stupid religion is. I mean, who else can do that? Other than muslim extremists of course.
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Male 377
"We all live our lives on subjective truths that we neither understand or care to speculate about most of the time."

Is this your belief? I myself prefer to live by objective truths because these can be proven to be true, a subjective truth is, by definition, not true until it has been objectively proven. By my existence I have proved your subjective truth to be flawed.

hehe. :P

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Male 377
"while my other friend was okay because she believes and then my other friend told them she did beleive in something but didn`t know what.. they told her she was correct and it was god..."

exactly my point.. the term "correct" suggests a fact or a truth, when there is no evidence to support this. They "believe" your friend was correct, but they have no evidence to support this. Yet these people (and probably many others) will go on to tell their children their beliefs are all true and it is only in recent years that people are able to question these beliefs without fear of being blown up by a bunch of loonies.

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Female 1,395
wow, what a-holes, why would you deliberately do something that retarded?

btw, i notice here people constantly harp on about `objective` truthes. We all live our lives on subjective truths that we neither understand or care to speculate about most of the time. We percieve the `objective` truths with our subjective selves and are unltimaely ruled by the minds in our hearts rather than the minds in our heads. No one has it over anyone here.

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Female 99
Thats just rude... but ive seen it many times before icluding when it happened to me two bible pushers stop us on the road to tell me I was wrong and that I was going to "hell" (because I beleive in more than one god and goddess)while my other friend was okay because she believes and then my other friend told them she did beleive in something but didn`t know what.. they told her she was correct and it was god...
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Male 377
@Maddog - go look up truth in the dictionary. Now find something that`s true that cannot be proven and give an example. If you`re going to argue this further then you really need to know what the word "truth" means. To be true, it must be proven. If it cannot be proven then it is a theory or a belief, supporting evidence then makes it a truth or a fact.
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Male 3,369
>> Focus on the religions themselves. They can be proven either misinterpretations, hstorically inaccurate or just outright fabrications (or outright insane in some cases).
Whilst I share your feelings about religion I`m simply pointing out, focusing on the unknowable...it`s a circular argument you can never win! I`d rather point out where their religion is wrong when I know it`s unlikely I`ll change their minds by saying "there is no god".
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waffle247
Male, 18-29, Europe
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[ Delete Post ] Saturday, November 21, 2009 6:24:58 AM
@Maddog - people can believe what they want. Belief doesn`t equate to truth. You may believe in life on other planets but until you can prove it, it remains a theory and should be treated with caution. If you can`t prove it to be true, it is not true
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Wait, what? If I have theory, it`s not true till I prove it?

I think your getting a little confused there pal!
What we know as fact (true) and fiction (untrue) is not the same as an untestable theory (unknowable). I simply used "life out there" as an example.

I`m simply pointing out to you, the existance of god or some supreme being is unknowable. I dont belive nor do I care.

Elements of organised religion however, which DO attribute values to to said unkowable entity, can be proven as either true or untrue...and mostly the later! My point is this..>>

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Male 2,372
Extremists like that piss me off. Thankfully, 99% of Christians I`ve met are tolerant, descent people.
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Male 377
@Maddog - people can believe what they want. Belief doesn`t equate to truth. You may believe in life on other planets but until you can prove it, it remains a theory and should be treated with caution. If you can`t prove it to be true, it is not true. Show me one truth that cannot be proven and I will show you a theory.
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Male 480
You know, Jesus was an intolerant jerk to people of different faiths...oh wait, he totally wasnt. In fact, isnt there something he said to that effect? Something about Loving your neighbor? I`m with Ghandi on on this one: "I`d be a christian, if it weren`t for the christians"
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Male 3,369
waffle247

Whoa there partner! I`m no fan of religion and as Ahteist as it gets.. but the "if you cant prove it, it`s not true" arguement? It wont work and to be honest, it`s not a worthy debate either because you can never win it. For example..I dont belive earth is the only planet with life on it in the universe, simply due to the infinite number of stars and planets out there. Now I dont revolve my life around my idiology like a christian or muslim for example, but do you see the point? I cant prove we are not alone in the universe but it dosnt mean its not true.

Perhaps, rather than focusing on god, something no one can prove or disprove no matter how it`s turned on it`s head, perhaps focus your attention directly on the religions and what they teach, themselves. Elements of those CAN be disproven. Sure, it wont change jack for some but it`s a far stonger footing to stand on!

Just something to think about..

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Male 377
Christians are such a bunch of idiots, so are all religious people. If you can`t prove it, it is not true. If you want to argue, go ask your god. Did he answer? No. Why? Because he does not exist. Deal with it you numbnutts!
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Male 127
wtf, the seargent at arms aint doin his job very well. And who the drat voted these ppl inot the senate? how did they get there?
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Female 3,828
nice job davy. i almost said that to him too, but i didnt want to sound like a b*tch so i ranted about the actual vid instead. lol
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Male 12,138
humphreys7, "Silly" Indian accent, really? I strongly suggest you do yourself a favour and travel outside the US before you get much older.
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Female 3,828
ugh people piss me off. I shouldnt even click these vids they always make me upset.

They listen to our prayers, see " in god we trust" on american money, etc.

You cant sit quietly, christians, and be respectful of the fact that there are other people and religions on this planet for ONE MINUTE AND 38 SECONDS???

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Male 9,306
"Oh God, we`ve descended into sarcasm? That`s never good."

Especially online, you can never tell and it gets so freaking annoying.

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Male 674
Ladies and gentlemen, the adult version of "LALALALALALALALA, I`M NOT LISTENING! I`M NOT LISTENING!!!"
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Male 331
Religion is silly.
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Male 1,557
I can see there`s some massive debate going on here, but I`d just like to ask what the disrupting Christians were saying? I couldn`t clearly hear them.
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Male 12,365
[quote]show me one shred of evidence that proves old jesus was ever around (if you can come up with something i`ll shut up)[/quote]

I`m not pokerface, but I can answer your challenge:

The existence of Christianity.

In order for Christianity to exist, someone must have been preaching radical reform of Judaism, radical enough to split Judaism and start Christianity. That can be traced to about the right time.

Although what we call Christianity goes back to Paul (who wasn`t really called Paul), not Jesus (who wasn`t really called Jesus).

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Male 12,365
[quote]Basically google `secular history of Jesus`.[/quote]

And find that there isn`t one, not directly.

You`ll find a lot of historians born after Jesus is supposed to have died reporting that Christians exist in their time and believe that Jesus existed, but that`s not the same thing. No-one is disputing the existence of Christians as early as the very late 1st century and no-one is disputing that Christians believe that Jesus existed, and that`s all that secular historical accounts prove. Although none of the early ones mention the name `Jesus`, of course, because that name didn`t exist back then.

Personally, I think there`s adequate evidence to support the existence of a person of unknown name who, just under 2000 years ago, preached a reform of Judaism radical enough to split Judaism and start a new religion.

But I don`t think it`s proven.

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Male 12,365
I`m also quite amused by references to Indian culture, i.e. singular, by the people who are arguing that it`s utterly wonderful and any accounts of anything bad done by anyone Hindu (not that they`re ignoring the fact that not all Indians are Hindus) is a lie.

India is a vast and extremely varied country. It`s so varied that it`s debateable whether it is a single country at all. The idea that it has a single culture is silly.

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Male 12,365
[quote]What a bunch of idiots. They should have just strapped bombs to themselves and blown the whole place to a pile of bloody gore and rubble. Maybe then people would stop insulting Christianity and say it`s a religion of peace. [/quote]

Good point, well made.

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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion, here is one of many, many, many (believe it or not, your choice)...[/quote]

Believe that some people are manipulating religious tension for their own ends?

Certainly.

Believe that *every* news source is completely lying?

No.

Believe that religious persecution in the past justifies religious persecution in the present?

No.

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Male 2,238
[quote]So, in your mind, this is a win for you, while I walk away shaking my head at your narrow-mindedness.
[/quote]

People, I give you, the flame war!

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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m glad I`m an Atheist when it comes to sh*t like this. If I was there, I`d listen respectively and be tolerant because I have no preconceived religious ideas.[/quote]

I`m also an atheist, but my point of view is a bit different. I am in favour of the seperation of church and state, so I am opposed to imposing a religious service on a session of a parliamentary body in an official parliament building.

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Female 51
@KucheKlizma You`re obviously ignoring things I`ve said to try to make your point. It`s a great strategy, because all you see(or choose to comment on), is what you want to see, ignoring all other points of logic I`ve made, making it impossible to have a proper argument. So, in your mind, this is a win for you, while I walk away shaking my head at your narrow-mindedness.

And then the world goes on and nobody cares about stupid arguments that two insignificant people have had.

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Male 2,238
Oh God, we`ve descended into sarcasm? That`s never good.
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Male 193
@Poker_Face
So you fail at understanding it`s meaning because you are in denial of it`s correlation with you? I thought I was doing the criticism part... But anyway, tremendously good job on pointing that out!

Anyway I have to go now, so carry on merrily with the flame war or something like that. Bye...

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Male 1,505
I grew up Catholic, but my best lesson in religion came from Ronnie James Dio:

We pray to someone
But when it`s said and done
It`s really all the same
With just a different name

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Female 51
You can say I`m in denial about it, but you`re totally off base in saying I don`t know what it means.
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Male 193
2. Failiure to understand the meaning of a word, even after viewing it`s definition.
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Female 51
Actually I put the dictionary definition of the word in my post soooo...
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Male 193
Let`s start with:
1. Not knowing what "hypocrite" means.
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Female 51
@KucheKlizma If you`d like to sidestep everything else, then sure, let`s talk about how you`ve failed to point out how I`m illiterate.
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Male 193
So we`ve come back to illiteracy, eh? Which reminds me - is English your first laguage?
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Female 51
I`m going to delve a little bit further on the hypocrite thing because I didn`t do a good job the first time through.

I believe these things, but I don`t practice them AND I am upfront to everyone that I don`t practice them. And I don`t try to condemn people for doing something that goes against my beliefs.

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Male 336
Atomation - "the world would be a better, safer place without christianity."

way to be as intolerant and hateful as you said the man in the video was.

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Female 51
@KucheKlizma

I already posted links for another guy on the secular history of Jesus. Scroll down a tad bit.

No, I wouldn`t say that I`m a hypocrite. The dictionary definition is `a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.` I state that while I believe these things, I don`t practice them.

I`m not even going to directly address your other statements because clearly you`re one of those people who thinks they`re hilarious and tries to argue all the wrong ways and just shows your immaturity. I`m sure you`re just trying to get a rise out of me. ;)

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Male 928
When you act like that you give your own religion a bad rep why would you do that? It completely goes against what the religion is even about in many cases yet these people still do that kinda of crap.

This is why so many people have moved away from religion as a whole.

I am not an atheist but I refuse to associate myself with any form of organized religion specifically because of this type of behavior.

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Male 474
ok, finished reading the thread to this moment. First, the US was NOT formed as a christian nation. Some of the creators were christian, but others were of other faiths. This country was SETTLED by christians, but that was hundreds of years before the "Age of Enlightenment". As it stands, out Forefathers, the men who laid to architecture this nation were freemasons of the highest degree. 33rd. The constitution is a mesh of the freemason ideology and the magna carta. free speach and free religion being the highest on the list were of freemason design and structure. You can visit any lodge and you will find every major religious codex/bible/book on the altar. It is by no coincidence that 33% of the signers to the constitution were freemasons. Christian founded? Why then would Washington DC have first been named New Rome? Why would the capital building be a temple of Minerva? Why did the founders escalate washington to godhood? Because christ said so?
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Male 193
@Poker_Face

Yeah me continent do be lacking them Free Speaches. But there be a lot of Dragons `ere. Aye matey.
So do you also believe my continent has a capital? Do you know what is the official religion of my continent is?

Oh so you`re also a hypocrite then, nice of you to mention it?

Jesus - a hystorical figure? Care to elaborate? Know of any archaeological data of his existance. Or any documents from his time, in which he is mentioned? Or any historians from his time, that have mentioned him? Even when modern history claims Jesus exists, it also explictly says that almost nothing said in the gospels about him is true. So yeah - maybe his name wasn`t really Jesus - okay maybe he didn`t have any disciples - well yeah he wasn`t crucified - he was kinda of a douchebag actually - but there you go - he REAAAALY existed. Get it?

And also - about sarcasm - you`re doing it wrong.

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Female 51
@deadguy83 What do you think Jesus would have done if he was there? If you answered something moronic like, "He would sit there and be tolerant of other people`s religions LOL," then I can say that you are wrong. Not that I`d know exactly what he`d do, but we all know Jesus had a little bit of a temper sometimes.

A lot people like to say what you`re saying, but I bet you`d be ashamed and embarrassed to follow Jesus if he was alive in this day and age.

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Male 55
I will never be ashamed of Christ and his teachings, but I am ashamed of other Christians radical and rude bahavior, such as this.
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Male 98
(clicked delete instead of edit profile...i feel stupid now. this is what i had posted)
1: pokerface, i hope you were refering to the other person who used the word delusional because i was not addressing you...yet.
2. now i am. show me one shred of evidence that proves old jesus was ever around (if you can come up with something i`ll shut up)
3. freedom of speech is one thing. inconsiderately denying someone else their`s (especially when they are given the floor in congress) is just wrong and goes against everything the 1st amendment stands for
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Male 2,238
[quote]<i>...</i>[/quote]

It`s actually [ quote ] TEXT HERE [ /quote ], without the spaces.

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Female 51
@OldOllie at first I laughed at what you said. And then I remembered that people actually think that way...
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Female 51
Yeah, I was speaking to the other guy.

http://www.neverthirsty.org/pp/historica...

Not the best, but still shows secular knowledge of Jesus.

http://users.binary.net/polycarp/jesus.h...

http://www.mtio.com/articles/aissar29.ht...

Those are all similar. Basically google `secular history of Jesus`.

And if you`re ever interested in a book, The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel is good.

Yes, it was rude. But everyday people are much, much worse. When I was younger I worked in fast food, and believe me, what customers will say to you for no reason is much worse than this.

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Male 474
<i>in india? .. i realy hope the age of 40-49 isn`t accurate, nd this is some idiot 12 year old, beacuse if a middle aged man is stuid enough to think this then theres very little hope for the future.</i>

Actually, yes, in India. They still execute people for witchcraft in India... The % of that country that is civilized i would put at about 5%. With maybe, MAYBE 10% of it`s population actually living in the civilized areas.

I could link to you some stories of men and women being publicly executed this year, not 200 years ago, for being accused of witchcraft...

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Male 15,832
What a bunch of idiots. They should have just strapped bombs to themselves and blown the whole place to a pile of bloody gore and rubble. Maybe then people would stop insulting Christianity and say it`s a religion of peace.
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Female 51
Parts of your continent don`t seem to have**
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Female 51
Hey, I`m just chastising so-called Christians on here for what they are saying(and supporting the right of free speech, which parts of your continent doesn`t seem to have much of). If you do something, do it right!

Actually, though, I`m not one to talk. Even though you call me a religious fanatic, I don`t practice these beliefs. I fully believe that if I died right now, I`d go to hell. I don`t care if you call me delusional, I`ll throw it right back in your face...and we`ll both find out the truth, when we`re dead.

Unicorns? Hobbits? Oh my, how did you know that I structure my life on those fantasies! :heavy sarcasm intended: At least Jesus is a historical character, even if YOU don`t believe some of the things written about him.

But I am super curious how any of this makes me an `illiterate person`.

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Male 98
i feel so bad for this guy. so many christians are such intolerant, hateful, self-centered, delusional, sociopaths. i`ve said it before and i`ll say it again: the world would be a better, safer place without christianity.
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Male 193
Poker_Face - WIN at being a stereotypical "stupid american". Also WIN at being a religious fanatic and another WIN at being an illiterate person, naively believing in unicorns, hobbits, jesus, etc.
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Male 1,220
Immature.
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Female 15
I agree with Kiersten. I`m 100% Atheist, but I have NEVER disrespected someone who wanted to express their religious beliefs, no matter how ridiculous I thought they were.
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Female 51
I just went through and read all of these comments.

To all the p.u.s.s.y.a.s.s. "christians" who say, of that`s terrible! We need tolerance! The Golden Rule! That`s not what Jesus taught!

hjjkgdsnmaskjhfa you guys are idiots.

Jesus did not do the tolerance thing! Love, yes! Tolerance, no! That`s one of the problems with the Christian church today--they breed a `live and let live`, roll-over-and-take-it bunch of believers. You commenters seem to be sayers and definitely not doers.

This is not to say that I think Christians should be standing on the street corners with Repent signs or shoving it into people`s faces that they are going to hell, but I am proud(still shocked, though) that these people spoke out for what they firmly believe, because hey, you know what? They don`t want the world to listen to and believe that crap(yes I just called his religion crap! I`m sure you`ll do the same to me!). They`re ashamed of what our country`s become..and so am I.

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Male 16
@Bluedot34: and just where did you hear that?
the majority, if not all, of the founding fathers were either atheist or extremely against religion.
"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."
-Benjamin Franklin
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Female 12
Bluedot34: "The US was founded as a Christian based country"

Um...no. Do your research. http://nobeliefs.com/Tripoli.htm

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Female 1,441
So we do have some delusionally religious people on here.
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Female 51
Ok, that last sentence didn`t make much sense. I`m pretty shocked that there were Christians in the crowd willing to stand up against it. And although I`m surprised, I don`t have much of a problem with what they did.
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Female 51
I don`t like that they had him leading a prayer, and I sure would let my expressions do all the talking.

But I kinda feel sorry for the guy, even though I believe he`s been mislead(although I`m sure plenty of you would say the same about me).

I`m pretty shocked that there are still people willing to stand up against it...even though I don`t have much of a problem with it.

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Male 1,452
Were these screams coming from our congressmen and women or was it just some hecklers? I hope its not the former
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Male 300
The US was founded as a Christian based country
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Male 3,756
There would be plenty of extremism without religion. It seems part of human nature to join like-minded groups and when you get a bunch of people together who all agree it oftens leads to extremism.

In other words, I think many people who are religious extremists would just be some kind of other extremists if religion weren`t around.

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Male 47
*sniff* *sniff* is that trolls I smell???
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Male 1,550
Throw all Christians into the pit!
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Male 438
Extremists: whatever their religion is, they suck.
Remove the religion, and whaddya got? (hint: it`s better)

Extremism?

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Male 12,138
[quote]Extremists: whatever their religion is, they suck.[/quote]

Remove the religion, and whaddya got? (hint: it`s better)

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Female 1,264
Extremists: whatever their religion is, they suck.
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Female 94
video of a jackass. now i am... pissed?? well i`m not bored. still love you IAB :3
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Female 1,682
That is ridiculous. I don`t care how much you don`t like another religion. That is ignorant and disrespectful. I swear...people amaze me sometimes with their level of stupidity.
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Male 106
can we stop the personal attacks?!?
lets just play bloons
http://www.topgamez.net/shooters/bloons
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Male 12,138
Alright, enough hippy stuff. I have to say though that the guy had a point. Just before he got shot in the face by a Mentalist Christian
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Male 12,138
[quote]Dude, I saw a Christian sneeze and not cover his mouth. That has to mean that all Christians are horrible people.[/quote]

Missing the point, Smash. I saw a Muslim bring the Twin Towers down and kill several thousand people. That does NOT mean that Muslims are horrible people. What it does mean, however, is that Islam (like Christianity) is capable of fostering great deeds of unspeakable, reprehensible evil. As John Lennon said in his song "Imagine",

Imagine there`s no Heaven
It`s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there`s no countries
It isn`t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I`m a dreamer
But I`m not the only one
I hope someday you`ll join us
And the world will be as one"

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Male 814
"So some christian spoke over someone elses prayer in a rude manner. Thats terrible, oh wait..."

Have any Hindus killed Americans in Iraq?

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Male 78
So some christian spoke over someone elses prayer in a rude manner. Thats terrible, oh wait...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf3V1K0Xu...
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Male 141
America, land of the free ;)
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Male 736
Sergeant-at-arms needs a taser.
What an embarrassment. Those hecklers weren`t Christians, they were rabble, pure and simple. And it`s seditionists such as Glen Beck that keep them going. Teabaggers.
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Male 3,756
Dude, I saw a Christian sneeze and not cover his mouth. That has to mean that all Christians are horrible people.
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Male 12,138
In conclusion: Religion. Sh*t it.
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Male 12,138
[quote]THESE PSYCHOS DO NOT REPRESENT CHRISTIANITY. [/quote]

The same bleat from the Muslims who denounce 9-11. So-called "moderate" religious types are always quick to denounce the acts of the few "extremists". Thing is, you`re all reading from the same book.

The sooner we grow up as a modern society and accept that religion is just another horsewank enforced tribalism, the better off we`ll be. We might even save the species.

Example. You`re white or you`re black. You support one football team or another, and wear their colours. You`re from one nation or another, and so wear their flag. These are all fair enough, and are cause for conflict.

As I`ve siad before, I grew up in Northern Ireland, where we`re all white, all support Ireland football team, and are all Irish. Who would we have known who the enemy was if we didn`t have labels like "Catholic" and "Protestant" to put on people? We wouldn`t know who it was we were meant to shoot!

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Male 601
I`m glad I`m an Atheist when it comes to sh*t like this. If I was there, I`d listen respectively and be tolerant because I have no preconceived religious ideas.
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Male 48
i wonder if they(the Christians) call themselves democrats????
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Male 4,290
SmagBoy1: the tags for that are [ quote ] [ /quote ]. Without the spaces, obviously.
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Male 2,076
SmagBoy what kind of article is that lol the author is woefully ignorant and dismisses persecution of christians india without so much of a single source.

this is just one article, but there are a LOT more..hindu persecution of christians in india is not uncommon.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4687075.ece

Meanwhile, you criticize angilion of not even looking at wikipedia. have you? lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Christ...

Male 4,431
[i]Have you been living on the moon for the last few years? The level of ignorance of current affairs that you`re showing indicates that you are no longer familiar with Earth.[/i]

Angilion, here is one of many, many, many (believe it or not, your choice)... http://www.dharwad.com/dcforum/national/...

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Male 2,076
MrBungle

"P.s. the Christian fundamentalists are just as wacked out crazy as the Muslims are, your both the same mouthwash, just swished to either side."

Wow...where to start with this comment. I guess the basic two are:
1) Nowhere near all Muslims are waked out crazy.
2) Christian fundamentalists are nowhere near the level of illogically violent as Muslim fendamentalists

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Male 12,365
[quote]its human nature to be factitious ,we are always divided no matter what[/quote]

We are tribal apes, but we don`t have to be *only* tribal apes. We are capable of being less factious.

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Male 12,365
Murcu:

You`re apparently replying to me, but how is your post relevant to mine?

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Male 12,365
[quote]the problem is the "let US pray" part. go to hell, dude. I wouldn`t force you to pray to God, don`t force me to pray to your god.[/quote]

That part doesn`t bother me because `us` doesn`t necessarily mean `everyone who can hear me`.

When a theist says `let us pray`, I interpret `us` to refer to other theists of the same religion and possibly theists of other religions, depending on the content of the prayer. You might, for example, have moderate theists of different religions praying together for an end to a religious war.

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Male 3,255
ElDavo, that`s how it is supposed to be, and luckily, atm we have a president who believes that, but don`t go thinking that our government is neutral on religion. For example, Bush and McCain both (on separate occasions) have publicly stated that America is a "Christian nation" and that only christians should be allowed to be president. Hell, that was my main deciding factor in choosing Obama over McCain.

Anyway, there are many Americans, and many even in our government that would see Christianity an American requirement. These are the same people that adamantly support our current (and NOT original) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (let me say those words again...) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE with the Christan god slapped in the middle of it.

Pretty disgusting for a first world country in the year 2000 and drating 9 isn`t it?

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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion, rather than call you out regarding your painfully obvious ignorance regarding Indian culture, I invite you to do a little reading beyond, say, Wikipedia (but I`ll bet you haven`t even checked there, have you?). [/quote]

Have you been living on the moon for the last few years? The level of ignorance of current affairs that you`re showing indicates that you are no longer familiar with Earth.

How many different sources would you like me to cite supporting my posts? Don`t bother with Wikipedia - it isn`t reliable.

I`m going suggest something that you`ll find radical:

If you think anything I`ve written is wrong, explain what and why.

Alternatively, continue as you are. You`re providing me with some entertainment.

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Male 32
shunpo_31
"the problem is the "let US pray" part. go to hell, dude. I wouldn`t force you to pray to God, don`t force me to pray to your god."

Really???
If you don`t want to pray to his god (which is the same god your god is) then don`t. It`s like TV, if you don`t want to watch then stop paying attention. He`s not forcing you to do anything.

P.s. the Christian fundamentalists are just as wacked out crazy as the Muslims are, your both the same mouthwash, just swished to either side.

P.P.s I don`t care what your response is so don`t bother.

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Male 1,381
the problem is the "let US pray" part. go to hell, dude. I wouldn`t force you to pray to God, don`t force me to pray to your god.
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Male 127
yeah if i were christian i`d be ashamed too. also, i dont like it when people start off their sentences with "as a christian..." or "well, i`m a christian so..." but thats mostly just a pet peeve of mine.
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Male 1,452
I REALLY dont like getting into flame wars but...
its human nature to be factitious ,we are always divided no matter what
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Male 293
As a Christian, of COURSE I believe that my God is the one true God (or I wouldn`t BE a Christian). That being said, for this to happen in a country where religious freedom is touted, this is an embarrassment...
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Male 12,138
[quote]Religion has always been a force for division and hatred, except sometimes in places where there is only one religion (and usually not even then, as there would be division within the religion and hatred between those divisions).[/quote]

As someone who grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where people blew each other into chunks of charred meat for 4 decades for being a slightly different flavour of Christian, I have to agree with this statement.

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Male 4,431
Angilion, rather than call you out regarding your painfully obvious ignorance regarding Indian culture, I invite you to do a little reading beyond, say, Wikipedia (but I`ll bet you haven`t even checked there, have you?). :-(
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Male 84
But Angillon dude, our lack of intolerance is what makes the country so wonderful. Extremist Christian or Extremist Muslim, let a person do whatever he likes so long as it doesn`t harm anyone. Hindus, especially, seem quite undeserving of our hate. India is a country in religious turmoil and constant violence via terrorism (each part being equallly guilty) let us prove out superiority by BEING superior. Let em all come here. The issue probably isn`t religion, it`s probably racism. But whatever, planet Earth is chaos, eh?
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Male 2,148
America isn`t a Christian nation. Sure, a majority of the population is Christian of some sort, but the government is entirely neutral. I hate the fact that these non-nice individuals can`t handle a largely traditional gesture to open the Senate with a prayer because that prayer isn`t Christian.
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Male 471
"elphienotfae
Female, 13-17,
Damn Christian bas*tards! Don`t they realize no one cares about their F-cking god? They need to learn to respect the beliefs of others."

The irony, it`s so delicious I wish I could spread it on my toast...

THESE PSYCHOS DO NOT REPRESENT CHRISTIANITY. If you actually form an opinion based on these idiots, you`re no better than people who think all black people are criminals because they saw one, or all gay people are flamboyant psychos. The hypocrisy is amazing.

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Female 158
Damn Christian bas*tards! Don`t they realize no one cares about their F-cking god? They need to learn to respect the beliefs of others. And the worst part is, they can get away with it cuz they`re Christian!
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angillon, so your sayin there WOULD be imprisonment and executions if someone said a christian prayer in India?[/quote]

CrackrJak didn`t say that about India, so you`re talking about the wrong part of the world anyway.

I am saying that there would be protests far, far worse than this one if a Christian prayer was said in the Indian government building. Protests, death threats, riots and murder. Which is happening anyway, but would happen even worse under those circumstances.

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Female 1,441
Oh, excuse my spelling. It`s rather atrocious today.
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Female 1,441
This is kind of in response to CrakrJak`s comment but I`ve gone to Delhi many times and for the most part Hindu`s, Muslim`s, and Christian`s live to together very well and are respectful of each other`s religion. People are accepting of the Christian faith. There is even a cross in my grandmother`s prayer room. I`m sure if a general Christian prayer was offered in an Indian parliment meeting, people would accept it. Not saying that everyone would be pleased, but the reality is a far, FAR cry from death threats and execution.
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Male 1,678
Angillon, so your sayin there WOULD be imprisonment and executions if someone said a christian prayer in India?
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Male 439
Don`t really see how a bunch of retards in India justify retards in America though. Both parties are still idiots that need to sit down and shut the f***k up. Thena gain, what does human rights mean in the face of god, i guess. They are probably stupid enough to think that they are in fact doing gods work by being asshats.
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Male 12,365
[quote]in india? .. i realy hope the age of 40-49 isn`t accurate, nd this is some idiot 12 year old, beacuse if a middle aged man is stuid enough to think this then theres very little hope for the future.[/quote]

It`s you who are, by your own standards, stupid.

CrackrJak is completely right. It`s been happening for several years now. "Protests and disrespect" are very common and assault and murder are fairly common. That`s just for Christians existing. If there were Christian prayers in the Indian government, people would die.

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Male 559
As a Christian, I`d have to take that asshat to task and tell him that in the country that elected you, the Hindu guy has just as much right as you in his religion. One thing that people don`t seem to realize is that there is NOT and never has been freedom of religion in this country. Only freedom from PERSICUTION of religion. In other words, in the USA, you can`t be put in prison or fined for believing diferently than, say the president, spriritualy speaking. YOu`re free not believe the Bible, Quaran or the Hunters bible and not have the churce elders breaking down your door with clubs. But, that`s as far as it goes. Dillweeds like those two in the senate are NOT practicing what Jesus taught.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Would India`s government even allow a Christian or Jewish prayer ? I think not.[/quote]

And you`d be wrong. There are millions of Christians in India. They face attacks from Hindus, including torture, murder and attempted mass murder, but that is illegal. The Indian government certainly allows Christianity - there are Christian churches. Although I`m sure they wouldn`t allow Christian prayers in the Indian government building and that if they did the response from Hindu extremists would be far worse than the Christians shouting in this video.

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Male 690
CrakrJak, where do you get your dumb ideas about India?
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Male 985
But CrakrJak... were not like them, we have sanity and freedom.
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Male 266
So just because he is christian and not white people flip out. God some people don`t deserve to practice any kind of religion.
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Male 439
"wow. religion is supposed to bring people together and inspire hope. not tear them apart and show hatred."

See that only applies to other people of the same faith. Should you happen to believe in the wrong god, or even worse: no god, you are an abominable heretic who will be tortured forever in hellfire. But god loves you.

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Male 12,365
[quote]wow. religion is supposed to bring people together and inspire hope. not tear them apart and show hatred.[/quote]

I think you`re either joking, an alien or posting from an extremely unusual and isolated community, because the idea of religion on Earth bringing people together in hope is ridiculous and goes completely against the entirety of recorded history. Religion has always been a force for division and hatred, except sometimes in places where there is only one religion (and usually not even then, as there would be division within the religion and hatred between those divisions).

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Male 158
CrakrJak, you are getting confused between India and the Middle East. India is much more liberal.
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Female 1,386
Is there a day that goes by, where Christians don`t do something to show their true colors?
Seems we never run out of this kind of content. :)
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Male 1,678
"Would India`s government even allow a Christian or Jewish prayer ?"

yes ... hope that answers ur question.

"There would not only be protests and disrespect but also death threats, imprisonment, and possible execution."

in india? .. i realy hope the age of 40-49 isn`t accurate, nd this is some idiot 12 year old, beacuse if a middle aged man is stuid enough to think this then theres very little hope for the future.

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Male 112
wow. religion is supposed to bring people together and inspire hope. not tear them apart and show hatred.
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Male 1,455
"what dicks. if i were there id slap them, and im a christian. let people believe what they want and dont give them crap for it. why is that so hard?"

Eh, it`s a nice idea, but history shows that beliefs always turn into actions.

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Male 17,512
I`m all for free speech and religion, That includes respecting others rights. Thankfully we have a country where that is possible.

Would India`s government even allow a Christian or Jewish prayer ? I think not.

If a Christian or Jew were to say a prayer in a government building in an Arab country, There would not only be protests and disrespect but also death threats, imprisonment, and possible execution.

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Male 3,255
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Hey, non-retarded religious people, you might wanna let your ignorant friends know that their actions are the best support for Atheism we could ever possibly hope for, lol.

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Male 3,619
Why does religion has anything to do with state and guvornment? Why arn`t everyone just socialists?
...we could get so freaken further if ppl just pulled themselfs together <=/
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Male 511
i just thanks the lord i`m an atheist..

we dont suffer these problems.. i let people belive what they want.. it was very rude for the dumb cristians to interupt..

but truth be told.. everything that goes tits up in the world is down to religion.. so ostricising the guy that hates religion doesnt put him on the side of teh dumb cristians.. it make him better than them.. i love what dogma taught us..

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Female 1,652
One thing I don`t respect is when people don`t bring up the nerve to show tolerance to those that are from a different culture than they are, or just different in general.
If everything was a cookie-cutter world, it would be damn boring.
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Male 79
This is why Christians suck balls. They preach tolerance, yet you get f*cking idiots like this. Go keep your f*cking religion somewhere else you nuts.
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Male 4,680
I would have laughed so hard if the hindu just whipped out a shotgun and blew that nutjob`s head off.
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Male 3,369
@ cloud7zero

I`ve read the bible. Thats my reason!

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Male 101
This is why people hate Christians, because morons like this dont respect other peoples rights to believe what they want. If you believe a hindu is going to hell thats your belief, keep it to yourself and let them keep theirs.
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Male 1,929
ElSombrero: the Pope only rules the Catholics. Carry on.
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Male 1,106
This makes us all look bad. As a Christian, just don`t pray along if you`re not Hindu. For Pete`s sake.
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Male 716
Can`t the Pope start reconsidering excommunication?

Sure.. it`s mean... but it would scare our (Christianity`s) more... passionate... members into shutting up once and a while.

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Female 159
what dicks. if i were there id slap them, and im a christian. let people believe what they want and dont give them crap for it. why is that so hard?
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Male 795
I hope the Sargeant at Arms dislocated that guys shoulder.
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Male 130
Muslims and Jews are far worse, in their own ways.
Yet, all of these three major religions are cults, pure and simple.

Three Cheers for Agnosticism!

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Male 368
drat I hate retarded christians...
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Female 4,225
Ahh, this is pretty old. Stumbled upon it on youtube once and was thinking of putting it on IAB.

Anyways, I am wondering why this speaker is in Senate in the first place. And yes, those Christians were rude

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Male 7,616
technically there really shouldnt be an openning prayer in the senate at all.
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Male 4,547
1) What happened to separation of church and state? I assumed prayer wasn`t allowed in the senate?

2) If it isn`t allowed, they should be annoyed, and I think it`s fair they shout out a comparative prayer. Otherwise, I agree they`re simply jackasses.

3) Would you prefer they sue? Why is this better?

4) "This is why I hate all religions." <== Comments like that are why you have more in common with the people in the stands than the guy at the podium.

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Male 606
This is why I can`t stand Christians.

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Female 332
I guess you could say I`m atheist, but I`d still have respected that gentleman`s right to do his thang.
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Male 814
"This is why I hate all religions."

3 people influenced you against all religion?
really, if it`s not religion, somebody will find something else to hate.

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Male 600
Hear, hear, to Satkella.

Well put.

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Female 584
I for one am a Christian and I love Jesus and try to follow Gods Words, Commandments, advice and suggestions, as much as possible, one of whichi is to treat others the way you want to be treated, If they were giving a prayer, I bet they wouldn`t want any Hindu`s interupting them rudely, It`s hard enough to be a part of the Christian religion with all of the hypocrites out there making us look bad, but thier just being plain rude, if they don`t like what or who he`s praying to then they don`t have to listen, Don`t judge and be awful to a person just because thier doing what they feel is right. I know if I`m praying to God, I don`t want somebody yelling over me, So i`m definitely not going to do that to someone else!
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Male 600
It kills me the way Christians will sign petitions to keep the name God in the Pledge of Alligence and to have religious monuments remain on public grounds, but the SECOND someone of another faith wants to say a prayer, they treat him so poorly...

Sickening...

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Male 25,416
Well that was uneventful! IF it was the indonesian govt they would have reguby tackled him!
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Male 600
So much for the golden rule...

Some groups of Christians make me rather sick...

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Male 1,929
Douches... Still, life goes on.
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Male 3,364
How sad that there are still people (I hesitate to call them Americans) who don`t believe in freedom of religion.
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Male 478
This is why I hate all religions.
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Male 3,425
Wow, what a bunch of disrespectful dicks.
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Male 9,306
Link: Christian Extremists Disrupt Hindu Guest Prayer [Rate Link] - A Hindu guest prayer invocation for the U.S. Senate is disrupted by extremists.
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