It's a common theme among those with faith. They say something that just makes you go 'Wait...what?'. I'm sure most of you have seen the video in these pictures. (if not, look it up, it's fantastic). My friend posted it on FB and I watched it and I noticed that a friend of hers had commented below. I responded in kind. It's a bit to read, but it was a civil conversation, if not a bit strained on my end. 



Here is this woman, obviously not a hateful brimstone type, calling for the end of discrimination while calling FOR it. She doesn't even realize her own hypocrisy.

That's a rather strong word which I feel is overused, but that's what it is. It's a deep problem within religion that most religious people (mostly Christians) don't realize. They are ordered to love one another, love thy neighbor and do not judge....except if you're gay...or whatever sect of society the church is terrified of at the time. This odd flip-flop is a Christian dealing with that inner conflict, and she ends up sounding rather insane. And they say they are happier?

Just thought I'd share this weird experience. 

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Comment by Doug Reardon on December 8, 2011 at 6:28pm

Why do atheists keep expecting the religious to be rational and logical, when you believe in the magical man who spoke the universe into existence, you leave rationalism and logic behind. 

Comment by Ed on December 8, 2011 at 11:16pm

hear! hear! Doug, you made the most important of points....

Comment by Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum on December 11, 2011 at 3:59am

"I believe this is 'one nation under God' as it was founded"

You might have pointed out that "under God" wasn't in the original pledge of allegiance; it was added in 1954.

Well done Elisha! Your comments were respectful and communicated a message of tolerance with clarity. You're a credit to our species;)

Comment by Albert Bakker on December 11, 2011 at 4:45am

Seems to me she's torn between her humanity and her commitment to inhuman dogma and has been successful in turning a blind eye to it. Perhaps by forcing her to make that dissonance explicit, even if she refuses to acknowledge it for now, (she is sinful but not particularly guilt ridden and so she can, being unworthy and all, postpone judgement on anything that discomforts her indefinitely) eventually she must face it and synthesize a consistent view on these matters.

Comment by Elisha K. on December 11, 2011 at 10:52am

@Doug: I guess you are right. I'm just frustrated with it. I just wish I didn't HAVE to expect them to be dimwits. 

The conversation is long over. I didn't want to keep going because she was just getting more and more preachy, and I don't even know her. She's just my friends aunt. Thanks for the comments everyone. Keep the conversation going as always. 


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