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I was gonna, Burnedout. I was gonna. 😉

Honestly, I feel better even just having ranted.

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18 minutes ago, disillusioned said:

I was gonna, Burnedout. I was gonna. 😉

Honestly, I feel better even just having ranted.

 

And I feel better having read your rant!  (Possibly combined with the 3 beers last night!  😄)

 

 

 

 

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Religion & politics are different subjects. I try to steer clear of political discussions because they tend to become too similar to Christians debating atheists. Nobody pays much, if any, attention to what the other person is saying  because they don't care. Each side is convinced the other side is wrong, but just too bullheaded to admit it. So people end up talking past each other and nothing is accomplished and few, if any, minds are changed. Apparently, that is just what humans do.

 

It seems to me if you are not religious you're expected to be politically liberal. If you are religious you're expected to be a politically conservative. It seems no other options are possible, much less permissible.

 

As as far as people falling away on this site, that is true for all discussion boards. Eventually a person says everything they want to say, and have pretty much heard about all there is to hear on Christianity vs Atheism. In other words they just wear out, but many return after their sabbatical with new energy. And so it goes.

 

Lots of people are leaving Christianity all over the world, so I don't see this site becoming irrelevant any time soon. So just hang in there, and this too shall pass.  :)

 

 

 

 

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@disillusioned Epic Fucking Rant.

 

Pretty much spoke my mind. Canadians and New Zealanders must think alike... even if NZ doesn't exist in the minds of some :D 

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6 hours ago, Geezer said:

 

Religion & politics are different subjects. I try to steer clear of political discussions because they tend to become too similar to Christians debating atheists. Nobody pays much, if any, attention to what the other person is saying  because they don't care. Each side is convinced the other side is wrong, but just too bullheaded to admit it. So people end up talking past each other and nothing is accomplished and few, if any, minds are changed. Apparently, that is just what humans do.

 

 

I need to follow Geezer’s example and stay the hell away from politics in this neighborhood.  I don’t want to end up leaving this place, but ToT has driven me to the brink lately. It’s best to leave the politics to the handful of stalwarts who like to hear themselves pontificate. Cause they’re sure as hell not changing anybody’s minds. 

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This dickish-american salutes you Canadian citizen 🖕🏻  🔫 pew pew pew!

 

Nah. Actually, well done my friend!

Good read.

Great Rant!

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Moderators, shouldn’t this thread be in ToT?

Seems pretty political to me. 

Totally Off Topic

Almost anything goes, including politics. Please confine political discussions to this area.

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I, as the moderator for Rants, have been following this thread and posted one of the first responses to it.   Politics and religion can cross all boundaries, including rants, so I will let it stay here .   This thread  won't get sent to TOT.  But if it gets out of line,  I will lock it and leave it here as the Epic Rant it is. 

 

The thread is about Rule #2, Don't Be A Dick.   So everybody, please stay on topic while making your comments -- and Don't Be A Dick while making  them.   Thanks.  :D

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There's a lot of hurt people on this site, for obvious reasons, and there are also vultures who come here to peck on the weak and weary. It's bound to have a lot of tension. I'm amazed that it maintains itself as well as it does (I don't really hang around ToT though). 

 

Not all americans are dicks... I hope we have an opportunity to show that at some point ;)

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Nope, I can't handle it, I'm completely triggered now. That's it, I'm off to my safe space to snuggle bunnies and listen to whale song 🧘‍♂️

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This thread will remain here in Rants and locked in order to keep violators of Rule #2 from turning the thread into a ToT-ish mess.   

 

Fini

 

 

 

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