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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: ketsuko
The difference is that I may not agree with you and you with me and maybe we both think the other is wrong but for you it's about "your immortal soul" and "divine authority" and so on. For me it's about a difference between you and I. I don't fear that if I'm wrong I'm then punished forever for a simple mistake based on my misunderstanding or bad logic. I understand being wrong or making a bad choice has consequences sure, but to believe that my "immortal soul" is being weighed on whether or not I allow gays to marry or didn't pray this week or had some dirty thoughts is just insane IMO and going way too far in allowing my ego to assume importance over things.
American Atheists Statement About Chapel Hill Murders Posted on: February 11, 2015 Cranford, NJ
The staff of American Atheists is saddened by the deaths of Yusor Mohammad, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Barakat, who were killed on Tuesday, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We mourn with their families, their friends, and with everyone touched by this tragedy. “American Atheists condemns violence in any form, including violence against people of faith,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “No person should be a victim of violence because of their religion. Anyone who would attack a person because of their religious beliefs, or lack thereof, attacks the very foundation of freedom. We must work to understand one another as people and recognize that our differences are an important part of our shared humanity.”
originally posted by: ketsuko
So now I wonder if you've ever been a parent?
Do you allow as you say "ideas, theory and concepts" of what constitutes proper behavior in say a parking lot to hurt your small child?
And you cannot understand that there are some things that are not to be compromised. There are 10 basic Laws and things that Christ taught. If those things are hurtful to others, then perhaps they should re-examine their own perspective and find a new path to follow in life. Not everything is for everyone, but demanding that someone change to follow your perceived morality is definitely the crux of this issue.
You want people to live and let live, and here you admit you don't want that. You don't like how some of us believe, so you would have us bend to your morality because that is perceived to be "less hurtful" to you and makes you happier in your life because now no one thinks differently from you in ways that make you uncomfortable.
I believe I wrote a post about this. It bothers me not at all that my belief upsets you. I'm not requiring you to follow it.
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Annee
Leave him and tell everyone why. I have a mentally ill brother. The family knows from early on that something is wrong. They don't act out of shame. Well, get over it.
“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
"When a person is insane...as you clearly are...do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading Guns & Ammo, mas@#$ting in your own feces...do you just stop and go: "Wow, it is amazing how f@#$% crazy I really am?"
"There is an area of the mind which could be called unsane beyond sanity and yet not insane." - Sidney Cohen