I say Chevy, you say Ford.

I say apartment, you say house.

I say Christianity, you say atheism.

I say conservatism, you say liberalism.

Lets think for a moment if we were to truly live and let live..............now that's a concept.  Build off that model.  I have friends/relationships with all that I've listed above and get along with everyone of them.  That's living the dream.

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If I had been there I would have walked out in the middle of that ignorance.

 

Thanks you for posting that Doone, even if it was a little agitating to read.

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Bygone to me means live and let live.  I stand corrected on that word if I've missed used it.  I have only a high school education.

So for you to feel responsible, everyone must see things as you do?  That's not logical to me.

"Sometimes it simply isn't responsible to let bygones be bygones nor to live and let live."

 

I believe you did say such a thing.  My retort stands.

Ah, perception plays a huge part in everything.  Different perceptions in the same religions even can be catastrophic to it's upholding.  

I still perceive your statement the same so we're in a stale mate.  I did however catch something I previously missed.  Ideas must always be checked and challenged.  For that good sir we can agree.  

I don't believe I've stated anywhere that I'm a Christian.  The more I read here the more (to me) my point is made.  It's not what a person or people believe but rather how different those beliefs are.  I happened upon this site purely by accident and am just curious what the real point of it is.  To support atheism or cut down those who don't.  It's all fascinating to me.

 

To me, to just say fuck it and it doesn't matter would be irresponsible.  Like one of the posts above, I feel I have a responsibility to ask why, that's all.  

then dont use that kind of logic. the point you're making is useless, because you are the one who is causing everyone to side against you.
also...the reason people use this site is because atheists are a minority, and this is a friendly community. It's a sense of belonging. You sir, are not the minority.
not really..most religions have a lot in common. so it is WHAT you beleive..not how different it is.
Both for me as well

Wait, is that the.....Michael Keaton version.....

Nerds don't like this one, fyi.

However, I do like Robin/Dick Grayson in Batman and Robin. But mostly because I've seen Teen Titans and he's a main character in it.

Keaton, however, was epic in Beetlejuice. Hard not for me to love that movie. Must be my latent goth.

 

Allow me to explain:

I'm a nerd. We have lots of likes and dislikes. When someone hates a movie, I often love it. But simply because I see merits differently. I'm used to disagreeing with people.

However, recently, some of you might have seen this movie called Avatar, about giant blue cats and a tree that the blue cats have....mass sex with? It was a movie that is apparently better in 3D and on various psychotrophic drugs, neither of which I did when I saw it in 2D, stone-cold sober.

There are still plenty of people trying to convince me to see it again, in 3D, with some mushrooms, and insisting that that's the only way to see it, and then, I will truly understand how amazingly awesome and deserving this movie must be of every award possibly awarded.

These people, I cannot stand.

I cannot stand as well, Twilight-obsessed girls(this book is the last and only book you ever need to read), or fandom-holier-than-thou boys(I have seen more anime/comic books than you and thus am better), or....evangelist people. Of any type. You can be an evangelist of anything, of Apple products, of Linux software, of HDTV's, and people who push these things without knowing me as a person is my main problem.

Because I personally prefer PC's, I use them daily, but I also own an Iphone 3gs, which I'm happy with, I don't need an Iphone 4 or an iphone 5 which should come out this june/july, I'm good with what I have. But I still have one or two friends who are gonna bring up the "you know you should get a mac" smug comment that assumes somehow their view/product/idea is better than mine ever could be.

But that said, I don't need a Mac for what I do on a daily basis--which is word processing, webbrowsing, maybe basic image manipulation. I'm not making the next big blockbuster(Pixar uses macs, apparently), I'm just getting online. What's fine for me isn't fine for everyone, though, and it's my biggest issue that people always assume---what's their preference, MUST be everyone's preference. There is no other choice. There is no other joker than Heath Ledger's Joker. there is no other batman than Christian Bale's Batman. You are not allowed to like the Aeon Flux movie and you cannot approach new adaptations of anything with optimism.

This is why I cannot stand most religions, and why I am friends with someone first and foremost--over their personality, not their traits.

If they're an insufferable evangelist about anything--I don't want to talk with them long.

Christianity, and most other religions--have this coded into them. One of the main things I remember from childhood is the ABC/123's! of christianity, exhorting how easy it was to be saved by god and be a good christian person, and many of these are included with little comic books that told you what would happen if you didn't follow these abc/123's of christianity. The Spread--of these things--is put into religion. And I am not going to want to have lunch every day with someone who immediately pulls out their ipad to tell me how much better their life is with it, and how much good it's done in their life.

Because there are so many things that are more important than ipads.

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