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Believe What You Want

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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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Nuts-
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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:14 AM
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O.
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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: mericks74

Completely agree.

Seriously, are people just so damn argumentative, that they have lost the ability to understand basic reading skills?

If he was trying to impose his beliefs, wouldn't he basically be threatening us, to believe his beliefs, or else.

sheesh.
Nobody understands live and let live anymore.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
So, yeah, believe what you want, but stop inflicting your beliefs on others.

This applies to everyone...politicians, the religious and climate nuts. I don't bother anybody and I just want to be left to enjoy my life and my family so stop inflicting your dogma on other people.

I don't agree with everything people do, but I also don't go out of my way to impose my belief system on others. I might bitch about it on ATS and maybe try to change your mind, but I wouldn't try to do anything that would force you to change your life or compromise your individual freedom to make your own mistakes.

If you believe in something then be the change you want, but don't force others to deal with your priorities...you don't have that right.

Thanks.



But the OP actually is inflicting your beliefs on others. Read it with an open mind. You are trying to push your beliefs on others.
Not that it is a bad thing, only that it actually is doing exactly what you are complaining about.


Oh well, carry on with the griping, it is an interesting thread.

Aww. Gee, I am late with this, I should have read more of the posts lower on the page. Seems like there are others who believe just as I do about this thread, I should have read down farther than I initially did.
I just slapped my face for not reading farther down before commenting.

I can't lie, I did not really slap my face.

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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

So you believe people should remain silent
So you are demanding your views of remaining silent on me in a rant form

That's interesting,
But I don't like people forcing their views on me

Quandry



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: Metallicus

So you believe people should remain silent


I heard this quote once but not sure who it is from:

God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth and you should use them in that proportion.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: cynicalheathen

When did that ever happen?


Since the first human asserted his superiority over another, and continuously since. Pay attention.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: mericks74

Completely agree.

Seriously, are people just so damn argumentative, that they have lost the ability to understand basic reading skills?

If he was trying to impose his beliefs, wouldn't he basically be threatening us, to believe his beliefs, or else.

sheesh.
Nobody understands live and let live anymore.



Right, we need to define then "shoving beliefs down my throat"
is it just a clever cliché to help one walk away from a conversation. Or is it as you defined above, threatening... believe or else?

If it is the later then can you honestly say that this what happens here on these boards. Was Metallicus a victim of such an act of persecution?

In the context of a rant I understand what Metallicus is saying. There are some pretty awful trolling and baiting from both sides on these boards, I'm just challenging myself and readers to look at it objectively.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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posted on May, 25 2017 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: mericks74

People are allergic to logic and reason, so they project their own mentality upon the logical, reasonable one in order to justify the irrationality that seems to be contagious in today's world.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

There is a difference between exchanging ideas and forcing your beliefs on others. I don't mind talking, but I do mind legislation designed to force my compliance (or yours).



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Amen my brother Metallicus. Amen. Well said.



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015

originally posted by: Raggedyman
a reply to: Metallicus

So you believe people should remain silent


I heard this quote once but not sure who it is from:

God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth and you should use them in that proportion.


I have heard the quote as well

I think a person who is told in a considerate way
I am not interested in your religious, political, philosophical beliefs, then its time to remain silent about them

Just because some one rants about an issue, that doesnt exclude every one else from a different belief
I am always interested to hear different points of view.
It is important that the person speaking them isnt a crazy ranting mad man



posted on May, 25 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I might one day engage you in a discussion, a debate even, or perhaps quote sources and ideal that support my view.

I will never, ever, ever, try to demand a point of view from you or anyone else.

You will always have a right to your opinion, and your opinion has equal value to my own, and everyone else's, particularly those whose views are opposed to our own.

Selah



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