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Fundies. Put A Lid On it!

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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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Not once, but twice during the holidays, I have witnessed total and complete ignorance and heartlessness from fundamentalist xtians. The first was on facebook. A friend of mine posted her wishes of happy solstice to everyone, and for blessings upon everyone for the New Year. What followed her good will I can only describe as utterly disgusting and infuriating.

A woman made a post right after my friend informing her at great length of her future death, and eternal condemnation because she was not a xtian, but a heathen, and lost for eternity. My friend, who is a sweet lady, answered her kindly and politely, in the most non-argumentative way she possibly could, and received another scathing response to her kind response. As if the kind response only fueled the fires of hatred that woman has for anyone who doesn't share her elitist ideology. There were a few who tried to defend my friend, but they also received threats of eternal punishment from god himself.

The second incident was on a different website I frequent, and was basically more of the same, except the xtians decided to gang up on that one, and curse all the heathens to hell, and eventually the burning lake of fire.

The self-righteousness, and the elitism displayed by these "loving xtian" people rivals anything I see from politicians and royalty. Some of these so-called xtians could and would put an extremist muslim to shame. I've met Satanists who were more caring and considerate of other people than these modern day inquisitors.
/RANT

Note this is not aimed at the majority of xtians. It is aimed at a very specific sect of xtianity, I myself used to be a part of, I'm ashamed to say. Though I promise, I did not act the way these folks act. Since there is no god(IMO) to forgive me, I have had to learn to forgive myself for my past, and my present ignorance. I endeavor to learn as I walk through this life.

Happy Holidays to all of every faith, or lack thereof.




posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

All I can do is laugh at the fear and condemnation tactics used by idiots like that. Its also very funny to see the righteous indignation flare up in their eyes when I tell them I am a follower of the goddess of strife and Chaos, Our Lady Eris Kallisti Discordia.


edit on Cpm1Friday1820140931Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:18:09 -06002014 by CagliostroTheGreat because: cannot abide a typo



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:28 PM
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I've had to deal with people like that. They make me sick. I just ignore them because you can't fix stupid.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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Pity their primitive .. barbaric.. superstition isnt real .. be rather ironic to see how many of the fundies find themselves in the very hell they condemn everyone else to ..



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Hey,don't forget all the other fundies-they are all as crazy as one another,not just the christians.
Doesn't even have to be a religion-there are so called "race" fundys as well.

But we really are all brothers and sisters,and that fits science and religion together,no need for fundies IMO.


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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Question?

What the hell is an Xtian?

Every time I see this term and Xmas I laugh a little as it sounds so juvinile that some people can't bear the say or write the term "Christ" in their post.

Christmas is a national holiday and Christians celebrate Christmas.

Do you use the terms Xlam, Xadan, Xhist, or anything similarly derogatory for Islam, Ramadan, or Buddhist?

Is there some "special kind" of hate or dislike you personally hold for the word Christ in anything or is it supposed to be trendy and cute or something?
edit on 26-12-2014 by infolurker because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

I think it's the hypocrisy that gets me the most. Their frothing hatred of Islam and condemnation of Islam as all radical extremists when the truth is that if you removed Allah, Jesus, Mohamed or God from the vocabularies of the extremists from both, you wouldn't be able to tell them apart. Both want Theocracy, Patriarchy and the elimination of anyone that doesn't agree.

"They" say their faith in "God" is strong... not one of them seem to believe though that their God is powerful enough to sort the 'infadels' out.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:35 PM
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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Klassified

Question?

What the hell is an Xtian?

Every time I see this term and Xmas I laugh a little as it sounds so juvinile that some people can't bear the say or write the term "Christ" in their post.

Christmas is a national holiday and Christians celebrate Christmas.

Do you use the terms Xlam, Xadan, Xhist, or anything similarly derogatory for Islam, Ramadan, or Buddhist?

Is there some "special kind" of hate or dislike you personally hold for the word Christ in anything or is it supposed to be cute or something?

Actually, it's a bad habit of mine to keep from typing a few extra letters. Point well taken.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: Klassified

I think it's the hypocrisy that gets me the most. Their frothing hatred of Islam and condemnation of Islam as all radical extremists when the truth is that if you removed Allah, Jesus, Mohamed or God from the vocabularies of the extremists from both, you wouldn't be able to tell them apart. Both want Theocracy, Patriarchy and the elimination of anyone that doesn't agree.

"They" say their faith in "God" is strong... not one of them seem to believe though that their God is powerful enough to sort the 'infadels' out.

^^^^^^ That about sums it up.

But in all fairness. The ones I'm talking about are a minority of hardcore fundamentalist Christians, that even embarrass other Christians.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

As a witch who lives halfway in the broom closet, I can totally relate. I can rarely be completely open about my religious beliefs but I never actually hide them. I'll still make special greetings on the sabbats, for example, but I won't straight up announce what I'm doing or get too "pagan" with it. The number one preventive measure in this is to not have friends who would judge you like that but it's sort of a self-solving problem; eventually, those people fade out of your life (unless you convert them)


Christians are so scared of witchcraft yet they constantly act like they have some magic power to send people to hell. Ironic.

Why did the old lady even have such a vile person on her friend's list, anyway?
edit on 26-12-2014 by Cuervo because: meh.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: doompornjunkie
True enough. Though I have seldom seen an atheist go off the deep end like these people do. Except on ATS, where it is to be expected to some degree. Lol.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo


Why did the old lady even have such a vile person on her friend's list, anyway?

Good question. I'll have to ask her. Though she's probably not on the friends list any more.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

Fundie religions like Churchianity and the church of evolution go hand in hand. The no mans land between them is planned by the highest church…

the church of State.

Divide and Rule.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: doompornjunkie
True enough. Though I have seldom seen an atheist go off the deep end like these people do. Except on ATS, where it is to be expected to some degree. Lol.



Every year around this time there seems to be stories of atheist getting all upset about xmas festivities and complain. I even work with a guy who get angry if someone says 'bless you'. I've tried to convince him otherwise by stating that they could have said instead 'I hope your sneeze means you are getting terminally ill', and that they are just being nice so get on with it.. but alas he refuses to.

Even as an atheist I am annoyed when people complain.. either way.


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posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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Since none of us are the second coming of Christ, or even a reasonable facsimile thereof, it just makes me smile to see others claim to know exactly what the outcome of another eternal soul will be. Having been exposed to lots of different religious beliefs, I can only say one thing for certain. NOBODY knows anything about our future after death. Hell, even the folks who have had NDE's don't know for sure, and they have more evidence than anyone.

If you claim to be a child of the God of love, then the only thing you should be offering to others is love. If you come across someone who has no interest in hearing your religious thoughts, be kind enough not to share them. I promise every soul on Earth will find their own way. If they come to you looking for advice, then rejoice.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

As much as the intolerance from both sides of this argument has always made me scratch my head in bewilderment, the whole "xmas is a disrespectful term" thing is kinda just a lost tidbit of knowledge. Nothing disrespectful about it, honestly.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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Reminds me of Bush...

"If you're not with us, you're against us"

Whatever happened to living your own life and not condemning others for doing the same as a rule to live by?

Peace



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: Klassified

Question?

What the hell is an Xtian?

Every time I see this term and Xmas I laugh a little as it sounds so juvinile that some people can't bear the say or write the term "Christ" in their post.

Christmas is a national holiday and Christians celebrate Christmas.

Do you use the terms Xlam, Xadan, Xhist, or anything similarly derogatory for Islam, Ramadan, or Buddhist?

Is there some "special kind" of hate or dislike you personally hold for the word Christ in anything or is it supposed to be trendy and cute or something?


This is the first time I have seen someone claim it takes hatred to use a term that has been around for a long time. Is it really considered trendy since it has been around since 1634? That seems like it would be old school.



Xtianity


Etymology
1634,[1] from Christianity, replacing Christ with the abbreviation Xt (from Ancient Greek Χ (Kh, the letter chi), the first letter of Χριστός (Khristós, “Christ”) + t, the last letter of "Christ"). Compare the more common Xmas.

Noun
Xtianity

Alternative form of Xianity (“abbreviation of Christianity”)  

See also: Xianity
As with Xmas and Xianity, as of the late 20th century this term may be considered informal and potentially disrespectful, though it was traditionally an unobjectionable scribal abbreviation.


So according to that it has only been since the late 20th century that anyone has considered it as disrespectful I am thinking maybe that is because they don't understand the words origin.

Here is how the word "Xtian" breaks down...

1). the "X" in Latin is defined as 'To delete, cancel, or obliterate' (i.e. kill, crush & crucify).

2). the "tian" in Latin means 'to hold, grasp, have'.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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It's a sad thing. I don't put my pagan links or ideology out on my family account for fb.

I use my "ATS" facebook account for that. Cause nothing hurts worse than family, who are suppose to love you unconditionally, start condemning and harassing you because you believe differently from them.

I guess, over the 20 some years I've been a pagan - I've just learned to stay partway in the broom closest. To keep the peace. Much as Cuervo explained in his post above. The same with my interest in conspiracy theories and alternative media. It's just easier to keep those interests separate from my family - who are shocked and bothered when I just let out to just be me.


CdT



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