"You are following ancient superstition and you are trying to impose your beliefs on the rest of us. And that is more than I will take." - Misty .......... "Misty nailed this one." - Jea. How can you argue with that kind of excuse making doctrine? Let us examine:- Firstly, the statement that religious people are following ancient superstition is clearly false. In terms of the major religions, believers have faith and belief in The Living God. Many have evidence in their lives to support their beliefs. Some have actual proof. superstition ˌsuːpəˈstɪʃ(ə)n/Submit noun excessively credulous belief in and reverence for the supernatural. "he dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition" .. synonyms: unfounded belief, credulity; More a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief. plural noun: superstitions .. "she touched her locket for luck, a superstition she'd had since childhood"
There is nothing irrational about believing in a deity, an Almighty God, whose works have been well documented and spoken of for thousands of years.
The second part of that statement. "You are trying to impose your beliefs on the rest of us." Again, that is clearly untrue because if you don't like listening about religion you should not be here in the first place! What is being said here is the equivalent of an individual sitting in front of the TV and disliking the program so they phone up the TV company and complain about what they are watching. And the TV company man says "What the hell, lady, just turn it off!" There are literally millions upon millions who won't accept a religious point of view. Do they spend virtually their whole lives shouting about how awful it is? No, of course they don't. They have a free will, they choose not to accept and they just get on with their lives. If somebody imposes something on you it implies that you don't have a choice but clearly people do have a choice! Having pointed out the falsehood of the "nailed argument" and dismissed it, you are left wondering what on earth motivates a person to spend virtually all their free time running religion down. I smell a rat here. There has to be something else going on although to be honest, having plowed through reams and reams and reams of misty's answers (but not all of them lol) I started to actually wonder whether it is some form of mental illness. It is anybody's guess what has motivated this individual to virtually waste their life on this site in that fashion. I wonder if it is an irrational fear of being wrong? If I know something is wrong I just ignore it and get on with my life. I don't pursue it or waste time on it because there is no point! I wonder if this is a form of anxiety disorder along the lines of OCD? Or possibly tell tale heart syndrome? Anyway you are quite right, these people preach tolerance, peace and love and yet practice hatred, bigotry and an almost unbelievably spiteful desire to actually destroy religious people's faith, whether they succeed or not. In previous decades if Christians weren't being listened to they were just being ignored and described as do goodies but otherwise considered harmless. So what is the new element in the equation? ..... thinks ........Ah yes, I know .... these people now think they have POWER. The law seems to be starting to agree with these people and you know what happens when some people think they have a bit of power .......... it goes straight to their dammed heads. Add to that the internet snowball theory where people have a tendency to copy each other and things escalate I think you may have your answer. The most laughable thing is that the second user actually reckoned that she had "nailed it!" If I had a fence that well nailed, one gust of wind and it would be all splinters and slats.
What we would appear to have here is religiophobia in it's most crude and obvious form. An irrational fear which has turned to hatred and in conjunction with a rather sickening unwillingness to accept that they might even conceivably be wrong. There is another word for that. It is called arrogance. That is when your own desire to prove yourself right takes absolute priority over other people's feelings and more often than not it is characterized by a callous disregard for them.
Another possible reason is that these individuals are attacking religions and especially Christianity, for daring to describe members of a well known group as "abominations". That is an interesting possibility because, having encouraged the law itself to assist this group, to the point where they are now quite adequately protected anyway, their motive in that case could only be one thing and that is ...... revenge?
Oh and her majesty said:- "And that is more than I will take" ..... What is? Somebody else having a different opinion to you? Nobody is forcing you to be here as far as I am aware. You have a choice. You simply will not tolerate another person having a different opinion to you? Really? I mean ..... seriously? ...... nailed it?
comment: Nice try but a stalker is an individual who unreasonably pursues another person deliberately seeking to cause trouble for them not someone who looks to see where the heck someone else is coming from. That is called a legitimate assessment. You should learn to differentiate between the two. Not that this would help you with your excuse, of course, which is peripheral and tangential to the actual points raised anyway. I have neither the desire nor the time to stalk anybody because it would be utterly pointless. Did that comment make you feel better and did you get a slap on the back for it from people whose opinions don't matter? Only asking. I have seen that tit for tat mentality for far too long not to know what it is all about and how pointless and utterly childish it is. What about the other 99.999% of the answer I gave? Didn't you have a legitimate argument against it? You'd be much better off sticking to facts rather than inventing excuses. BTW before the 'blue faced coward' morons come charging in like the light brigade I would point out that the one thing I have learned over the years is just how serious an aversion some people have to the truth and how desperate those people are to shut that truth up! I bet there are a sickeningly large number of people who would love to shut me down here completely. Not because I have done anything wrong but because they don't like my answers...... you do the math.
Beware of false witnessing imbeciles with a vested interest.
· 2 years ago