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What Mr. Wilson doesn't grasp, or doesn't want to grasp is that folks are NOT trying to dispatch religion. Most Atheists, Agnostics and believers in the worlds many faiths don't care what a person of another religion believes. What causes the ruckus is when a religion, and its followers decide that IT has the right to begin making rules and decisions for folks that don't believe as they do.
Perhaps.

On the other hand, there is evidence - at least here on BWOT - that runs counter to this argument.

Simple question: How many religious threads are begun by Athiests and Agnostics vs. followers?
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Perhaps.

On the other hand, there is evidence - at least here on BWOT - that runs counter to this argument.

Simple question: How many religious threads are begun by Athiests and Agnostics vs. followers?
Read a few more threads where religious dogma is inserted over and over again, out of context, in responses to other threads having no religious theme, until they are hijacked. Most of the subsequent "religious subjects" in threads started by those who are not religious are in response to the persistent hijacking. If Christians would merely keep their relationship with Christ private, as Jesus instructed, and live lives according to his teachings, this would not be an issue.

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What Mr. Wilson doesn't grasp, or doesn't want to grasp is that folks are NOT trying to dispatch religion. Most Atheists, Agnostics and believers in the worlds many faiths don't care what a person of another religion believes. What causes the ruckus is when a religion, and its followers decide that IT has the right to begin making rules and decisions for folks that don't believe as they do.
To be flip and pithy with the cliches, I think my agnosticism is best expressed by two US state mottos:

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Perhaps.

On the other hand, there is evidence - at least here on BWOT - that runs counter to this argument.

Simple question: How many religious threads are begun by Athiests and Agnostics vs. followers?
Why is this choice limited to such a small subset? Perhaps a better question is followers of what?

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If Christians would merely keep their relationship with Christ private, as Jesus instructed, and live lives according to his teachings, this would not be an issue
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But some Christians want it to be an issue – force the issue, if you will. There’s almost an arrogant, in your face ‘I’m a Christian, you’re not!,’ aspect to it. Although very human, not very Christ-like.
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Read a few more threads where religious dogma is inserted over and over again, out of context, in responses to other threads having no religious theme, until they are hijacked. Most of the subsequent "religious subjects" in threads started by those who are not religious are in response to the persistent hijacking. If Christians would merely keep their relationship with Christ private, as Jesus instructed, and live lives according to his teachings, this would not be an issue.

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Why is this choice limited to such a small subset? Perhaps a better question is followers of what?
For consistency, I was using the three categories mcbear listed in his post (see post #300 on this thread).

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Can't we all just fuck each other up the anus and get along?
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For consistency, I was using the three categories mcbear listing in his post (see post #300 on this thread).
I see, you changed the wording a tad, and I got lost. mcbear said "Atheists, Agnostics and believers in the worlds many faiths", and that is a big difference. It is only a point, because many Christians confuse the words "religion" with "Christianity".

In any case, not to worry, I get it now.

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