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  1. Well said and an interesting point. I don't know how y'all look at MLK across the pond, but if someone actually did that, I think it'd touch off a race riot. I'm white and even I think that'd be hugely disrespectful and morbid and weird and hugely open to misinterpretation. Portraying someone like MLK like that doesn't even occur to people--if MLK is represented in art, it's almost always a portrait of him in life, speaking and being awesome. We don't represent him dead. But apparently a crucified Jesus is A-OK! The cognitive dissonance is just staggering. The Pentecostals I knew always hat
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  2. I'm not really a believer in "the good old days," but this is the best post that I have seen from a fundy friend on FB: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=550154135009477&set=vb.100000446875683&type=2&theater
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  3. It's really sad to think about actually... any christian that has doubts or fears or depression or anxiety or whatever has to go along with a "happy, happy, joy, joy" thing all the time - because of how fucking grateful they are expected to be to have been 'saved'. There's no room in that philosophy for the pain of real life. Even death and loss has to be shoved below consciousness because 'they are in a better place'... or it was "God's will", and you can't be angry at that. If everything that happens (even the really horrible stuff) is "god's will" for you, how do you express any negativ
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  4. And crap like that was why I was suicidal and in therapy. (But was saying "I'm okay" with a smile at the same time.)
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