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Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
In the 21st century, however, pregnancies can be detected rather early and a woman can have the option to safely (for the most part) rid herself of the parasite growing in her womb.
Originally posted by jiggerj
Originally posted by littled16
I would defend her, and many others I know would also! Freedom of religious expression in a right given to ALL of us- not just some! Her right to give thanks to god and goddess is just as important as my right to give thanks to Jesus!
Not being sarcastic. If you truly believe in freedom of religious expression, then you would HAVE to defend that girl if she held up this sign:
Originally posted by GoldenRuled
20 yrs ago, things were just the opposite. The beetles lost most of the country in fans because of 1 derogatory remark they made about Jesus. It is just amazing how this country is going with the wisdom of DC guiding us whether we like it or not to a prosperity we already had. Bring on the persecution!
Originally posted by bigrex
Amen, religion sets up a framework for morality, atheism offers no such code. All it offers is contempt and disdain for those who practice a faith. Does atheism offer a framework for moral action? No, it does not appear to claim to do so. If all atheism has to offer is invective for religion, then it offers nothing better than we already have. Why should we abandon a moral framework that teaches "gentleness, meekness, brotherly kindness, and love unfeigned" in favor of one that teaches smugness? Science has it's usefulness, that is surely the case, but as far as offering us morality and determining whether there is a God, it is an incomplete way of knowing the world.
omfg I wonder if I have this
Persecutory delusions are a delusional condition in which the affected person believes they are being persecuted. Specifically, they have been defined as containing two central elements:
1.The individual thinks that harm is occurring, or is going to occur.
2.The individual thinks that the persecutor has the intention to cause harm.
According to the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the most common form of delusions in schizophrenia, where the person believes "he or she is being tormented, followed, tricked, spied on, or ridiculed." In the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the main feature of the persecutory type of delusional disorder. When the focus is to remedy some injustice by legal action, they are sometimes called "querulous paranoia".
In cases where reporters of stalking behavior have been judged to be making false reports, a majority of them were judged to be delusional.
If the delusion results in imprisonment or involuntary commitment, the person may feel justified in this belief.
Originally posted by OMsk3ptic
I find it ironic that people blame the religious for the atrocities committed by the Church. It's like blaming citizens for the atrocities committed by governments. If you Americans don't want to be blamed for the murder of innocents and children committed by your government, then don't blame the religious for the horrible actions committed by the Church. Both institutions have been corrupted.
Originally posted by TrueBlood
If I told you I worshiped the easter bunny and prayed for carrots each night before I went to sleep you would call me insane. But it's perfectly normal to worship a book compiled of hundreds of other books written by unknown people and call it the word of God? How primitive.
"Anti-Faith Sentiment Sweeps US"
Good. It's about time people stopped believing in bed time stories. For as much as religion preaches peace, it has done nothing but cause war.
Originally posted by VaterOrlaag
reply to post by bigrex
As an atheist, personally speaking, the only religious people I hold contempt for are those who force their views onto others, including atheists, such as myself.
You see, 10 years ago, I was subjected to an attempted forced conversion to Christianity by a good friend of mine. For 5 years, we never spoke. It eventually passed but it ensured that I would never embrace religion of any type.
You want to complain about atheists? You can thank those among your faith who took the "spreading good news" part way too far.