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"Hell awaits you" - according to a sports star

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For the second time in a year Israel Folau has come under fire for his tweets - this time he's targeting the classics - drunks, idolaters etc... and of course atheists. (I'm suddenly agnostic about all this!)

 

https://punditarena.com/rugby/smcmahon/israel-folau-hell-awaits-anti-gay-message/

 

I'm half inclined to open a twitter account and troll the crap out of him! 

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Obviously I disagree with him, but I disagree with firing him because of his statements.  If expressing more-or-less traditional Christian teaching is grounds for firing, what other unpopular views justify it?  In a religious culture, would it be OK to fire a guy for making strong atheistic comments?  Way too many thin skins these days.  

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2 minutes ago, TABA said:

Way too many thin skins these days.

 

That's the truth!

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5 hours ago, TABA said:

Obviously I disagree with him, but I disagree with firing him because of his statements.  If expressing more-or-less traditional Christian teaching is grounds for firing, what other unpopular views justify it?  In a religious culture, would it be OK to fire a guy for making strong atheistic comments?  Way too many thin skins these days.  

 

I agree! Firing seems a bit extreme. Just holding his views up to ridicule is fine.

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My take on most of this kind of backlash against someone's comments is that is has less to do with thin skin than it does with begin passive-aggressive. 

 

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And here comes the persecution complex syndrome.

 

"I can't say what shit I like to therefore I'm a persecuted Christian" seems to be the main takeaway.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/112034108/unrepentant-israel-folau-im-more-than-happy-to-do-what-god-wants-me-to-do

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26 minutes ago, LogicalFallacy said:

And here comes the persecution complex syndrome.

 

"I can't say what shit I like to therefore I'm a persecuted Christian" seems to be the main takeaway.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/112034108/unrepentant-israel-folau-im-more-than-happy-to-do-what-god-wants-me-to-do

 

Of course. Poor persecuted religious majority member. Poor him.......

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