"I have to admit - I don't have any particular pet hated ones specifically
But every single one that is hypocritical sticks burrs under my saddle. And the whole smug arrogance thing pisses me off too."
"LOTR is a funny one - Sauron is more or less a god or demi-god .... Gandalf goes into the afterlife and gets sent back - one is left to assume that it is some kind of deity that sends him back - but none are openly talked about."
"True. I suspect that after writing the screenplay they found they had to water it down because of religious backlash or something. Overall I enjoyed it.
Ohhh - Titan AE struck me as generally athiestic."
"Sci-fi, Rum, Film and discussing theology? Well that's a damn good start chappie!!
I don't suppose it would be right to hold the accident of your geographical birth location against you now would it? :p
But you do…"
"The first one to come to my mind is The Golden Compass. I am sure there are more but my brain is just not in top form - will be back with anything else I think of.
I would body-check you on Contact - although there is a little dig at…"
"Sometimes I feel the need to just sit back and watch Sassan without wanting to actively agree, but this time I definitely agree wholeheartedly.
There are a long long list of things that religion has been the root of that would be described in no…"
"I disagree with that premise
is it negative to say that I don't believe in flakery or woo? no, I don't think so. I see that as a point of strength. Maybe that is just me.
But there is also something to be said for self labling such as…"
"My once employers wife was JW and stooped to using her kid to try to convert me ....
I initially discussed it with her when I started - made it plain that we would get along fine as long as religion was left alone.
So the bright woman decided that…"
"I had some fun when I was in university and we were getting harrassed by JW's every damn weekend - so my flatmate and I found ourselves a tape of goats and chanting, and got a bucket of blood from the butchers ....
When they came up to the door…"
"I would think this little stunt has little to do with her religious beliefs - but I tend to agree with the majority here - get clear. She's not in it for a healthy relationship - and may not know how to have one herself.
As far as morals goes…"
"Sassan - this freedom drum the US beats so regularly is only accessable by a limited few dependant on race, gender, sexuality, country and culture of origin and financial capacity. Even religion.
No, I do not buy this line you re…"