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Astrophysicist angers Christians with Christmas tweet

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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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To me, I do not see punishing someone for what they honestly thought was the right thing to do as a just end result.
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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
First before anyone gets in a tizzy over my defense of Christians, I'm a Catholic married to a witch so religion isn't that big a deal for me. And I certainly don't preach to people, everyone will find their own path to god.

Second it's hard to provide proof of a military briefing.

Third; while it may be cool to bash Christianity, it's kind of hypocritical to do so based on mistakes of the past when you will be hard pressed to find a religion that hasn't been used for nefarious purposes.

Edit: you can punish without arresting you do understand that right?





I think people are bashing all religion , but since most are Americans are surrounded by Christians, that's where we go. Your right all religions have been used for evil, my personal opinion is it's the worlds oldest and most brilliant control mechanism. Big brother without even needing the cameras..



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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I used to feel that way to, till I lived in oklahoma for a decade and through a couple Natural disasters.

Maybe Okies are just weird... But after each disaster I saw churches come running bringing food supplies and clothes, or just a willing pair of hands to dig through rubble.

Right before I moved to Europe a bad tornado hit a small town in North Arkansas, within 6 hours local churches in okc had an 18 wheeler full supplies and medicine and cars full of volunteers to asist.

I agree large churches are pretty horrid, but all Christians, and churches are not like them.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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I was born, raised, and still reside in Oklahoma. Maybe that is why I cannot understand bashing Christians. Sure, they may have a false belief, but I guarantee you in a time of need; There is no color, religion, no 1%ers, just human beings in need. How can you hate that?

What Oklahoma's Christianity has taught me trough experience is; It feels better to give than to receive. Simple as that. Try it sometime.

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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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I plan to retire in oklahoma, because it is full of some of the best most tolerant and open minded people I have ever met in the states.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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My family and I would be honored to have you as guests at the din table. We don't pray over our meal, but would drop our forks in an instant and bow with you guys out of respect. Maybe a game of horse shoes before the sun went down.

There is solutions to our worlds problems.

I think the Native Americans were real close to what a humans role is in the world.
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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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The bashing can come from the delusion that they believe they are not religious, and yet every sense of everything that they CLING TOO, when times get rough, comes from the religion, and will actually not help them one tidbit in the end.

From some of us, it is more of a general sadness that even happy people who are kind and respectful are as helpless fodder and will soon reckon that the maker they follow, has long left the building, that they accomplished nothing here, and never actually had any idea of what they were ever here for.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Entreri06

I used to feel that way to, till I lived in oklahoma for a decade and through a couple Natural disasters.

Maybe Okies are just weird... But after each disaster I saw churches come running bringing food supplies and clothes, or just a willing pair of hands to dig through rubble.

Right before I moved to Europe a bad tornado hit a small town in North Arkansas, within 6 hours local churches in okc had an 18 wheeler full supplies and medicine and cars full of volunteers to asist.

I agree large churches are pretty horrid, but all Christians, and churches are not like them.


You do realize that all countries, races, creeds, religious and not all come to help during a real disaster. It's the human thing to do not just the religious. Churches are one of the last remaining social clubs. They have a pool of money and contacts to help. The Shriners do the same, as does the elks lodge and most other organations. I'm no saying any act under the blanket of Christianity is evil. That's a Christian line "anything not of god is evil". People without an organized religion don't think that way. To us the world isn't black or white.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
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I plan to retire in oklahoma, because it is full of some of the best most tolerant and open minded people I have ever met in the states.


Go around Oklahoma telling everyone your a Huge Obama fan who thinks socialism is a more efficient way to run an economy and see how welcome you feel....


P.s. I'm not an Obama fan nor do I think true socialism is the way to go.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: ParasuvO
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The bashing can come from the delusion that they believe they are not religious, and yet every sense of everything that they CLING TOO, when times get rough, comes from the religion, and will actually not help them one tidbit in the end.

From some of us, it is more of a general sadness that even happy people who are kind and respectful are as helpless fodder and will soon reckon that the maker they follow, has long left the building, that they accomplished nothing here, and never actually had any idea of what they were ever here for.



I disagree, if your view of Christianity has led you to spend your life helping any who need it, weather Christianity is true or false, you still spent your whole life helping people!


Mother Teresa died having lost all faith on Christianity but continued to pretend because helping people is what mattered most.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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Funny thing is....Newton was actually born on the 25th Jesus wasnt even born in December! !!!



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 04:49 PM
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Why should we be angry at his misfortune?
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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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With the Christians already feeling bad about how they are treated(not that I agree but what is said), he's simply igniting that knowing some would be offended. Lately seems what he's been doing-see his GMO comments.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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Your post has something to teach me I think.

I really liked your reply. I can also agree to an extent with the exception that my life is a journey and not a destination. The gain is in the experience of life. I know it will end as all good things do.



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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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Too many guns here to go around claiming to be a fan.
I see your point. I digress for sure! I do kid. But, you are correct. I think most people here want to be left alone when it comes to federal overreach. Personally I realize that Obama is just a figure head not a be all end all. I think the press is too overwhelmed to do anything meaningful. I truly feel bad for the guy.
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posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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“On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world,” the “Cosmos” host tweeted Thursday. “Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642.”


Well i read then re read this tweet . I read it backwards , i read only the capitol letters , every 6th letter , heck i even looked at its reflection in the mirror and not once did i see god , Jesus or Christianity mentioned . Happy birthday SIR Isaac Newton .



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 07:52 PM
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I'm at page 2 of the thread, and I'm not going to bother reading the twisted knickers responses.

Many people are born on any given day, even religious holidays. Suck it up, and recognize that. It looks to me like Tyson was tossing out a simple reminder than the (albeit incorrect) Christian staple birthday is not the only one worth recognizing & celebrating. Stating so would be an affront to anyone else born on it. Hence, suck it up.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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originally posted by: Entreri06

originally posted by: NOTurTypical

originally posted by: ttropia
I, my self, claim Christ. The only offensive part to me is my fellow believers getting offended at a rather funny tweet. Grow up already!
I doubt the great creator was offended. We do have the Tumble Bug, I bet the creator even giggled at the tweet.


I'm a Christian also and don't care, Jesus wasn't born on December 25th. It was September 29th in 2 B.C.
Lmao no one including you nor Emperor Constantine had any idea what day Jesus was born.... It was 400 years later by the time Christianity was a full fledged religion and there were no cell phones to keep up with the date. All culture celebrated the winter solstice so they decided to celebrate it that day... No one ever claimed to have any clue what day he was actually born.


No, it is actually easy to figure out if one does their homework. The idea He was born on December 25th was an invention of the RCC.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 10:26 PM
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And this offends christians how? its not "normal" christians that get offended.



posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 10:48 PM
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Wow talk about hypersensitivity.

How was the comment offensive in any way?

God forbid he says something about a man on his birthday, on the day millions of people hijacked to celebrate the unknown birthday of someone whose actually existence is also unknown.



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