Woolie picked this one, and hoo boy, did this get weird and personal fast.
January 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm
o – o Yeah, it’s totally relatable that Christians are evil. We’re totally out there eating babies and burning buildings ‘n stuff. *rolls eyes*
January 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm
I just think those “good christians” that are supposedly out there ought to do something about stormfront and the KKK. That’s all I’m saying. It seems reasonable to me that they should clean up after themselves, right? They should take some responsibility for their people, that’s all I’m saying.
January 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm
Yeah, because you lump every bad thing every white person or person who claims to be a Christian in with all actual Christians. That’s the most bigoted thing you could possibly do. This is exactly why our society is soo divided; We don’t hold individuals or small groups responsible, we attack entire large groups of people and claim they’re complicit somehow.
January 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm
That’s fine though. Someone who claims to believe things you do or be affiliated with you in some way will go out and do something horrible and then you can get grouped in with them right back, even if what you believe or that affiliation has nothing to do with it. I guess we just can’t have nice things, can we?
January 7, 2017 at 5:08 pm
Knight, dude. That’s the exact reason why the rest of us want more of the actually good christians to stand up and take down those groups. A skeptic already has a negative view of you guys, and reacting with annoyance and anger is just going to reinforce that view.
Here’s something: Have you ever seen an atheist blow civilians up in the name of their lack of faith? Ever seen an atheist call a woman a harlot for getting an abortion, while condemning her to an afterlife of pain and suffering? Ever seen an atheist tell a gay couple that they’re abominations in the eyes of his lack of a deity?
You seem like a decent enough guy, so I would hope that you understand why some of us have a whole lot of skepticism toward religion, considering that plenty of otherwise good people have done some pretty fucking terrible things in the name of their faith, while a lack of such faith has never driven a non-believer to kill innocent people or sling insults at someone having to make a hard choice in life, or talk shit about someone for being born a certain way.
January 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Bad people are everywhere in this world. Good people are everywhere in this world. Religion is one of those few things out there that can drive a good person to say and do terrible things, which brings up the question:
What purpose does religion serve in this day and age, besides to further divide and corrupt society?
January 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm
You know…I was just thinking. If people say that Jediism isn’t a real religion because it’s just based on Star Wars, why are the Abrahamic faiths considered real religions, when they’re just based on an old book?
January 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm
I don’t even truly believe what I said, dude, I was taking speeches from Certain People and swapping “christian” in where they usually put “muslim”… Just doing the turnabout is fair play bit. Figured that would be obvious, since Christians don’t get serious shit for their beliefs, and haven’t since, like, 1853?
Destroying organizations like the KKK and the ideals that make the KKK what it is is everyone’s responsibility, full stop. Being Christian doesn’t imply that you condone the actions of other Christians, nor does it make you responsible for them. A Christian who doesn’t condemn such organizations is suspicious, but so is a non-Christian who doesn’t condemn them.
That said, you don’t get to play no true scotsman about religious affiliation. The only thing Christian’s necessarily have in common with each other is faith, and as long as someone believes (or consistently claims to believe, since there is no way to prove that someone is lying about their faith aside from confession to falsehood) in Jesus as the son of god, they are a Christian.
January 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm
As for the purpose of religion in this day and age, it serves the same purposes it always did: to create and reinforce a sense of community and to pass on the lore and values of one’s ancestors.
Whether those things are necessarily worth passing on… That depends. But people who have faith inside them will mold their faith into a god, whether one is provided for them or not, so as long as the values being passed on aren’t evil, it’s better to let them be. Having people deify sasquatches or some shit would probably get pretty weird.
January 8, 2017 at 11:57 pm
I realize it’s popular to hate religion and religious people today, but this exercise in intolerance is really only comfortably possible thanks to Western values and Christianity. As for the difference between the teachings of Christ and the teachings of Muhammad, just compare them. It’s a very simple matter.
January 9, 2017 at 12:00 am
In either case, I enjoyed it while it lasted, guys; I guess I can go ahead and cross this channel off of the places I spend my time. Wish you all the best, take care.
January 13, 2017 at 8:26 am
@Knightofhopex You don’t need to make a production out of it no one cares.
January 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm
The Darlington tales continue
January 7, 2017 at 9:53 pm
I’ve heard of this game, but I never knew that it has such a story.
“What a pile of f***” -Pat 2017
January 9, 2017 at 2:27 am
In this episode: Darlington Isaac in a world of shit
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