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Shapley wrote:...The author also says that increasing numbers of evangelical youths is bad for the country because they are inflexible on issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Is it automatically to be presumed that being flexible on those issues is good for the country? ...
Shapley wrote:The author also says that increasing numbers of evangelical youths is bad for the country because they are inflexible on issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Is it automatically to be presumed that being flexible on those issues is good for the country?
Shapley wrote:Here we go down this road again.
People as individuals have the right, nay, the responsibility to be inflexible on matters of importance to them. If a person believes in the very depths of his soul that legalizing homosexual unions will have a grievous impact on the direction of our nation, then I expect them to be inflexible on that issue.
Shapley wrote:When I was in the Navy, I was once asked whether or not I was a Christian. I answered that I was, so the next question, typically, was 'what religion?' I told him I was a Catholic. He responded that I can't be a Catholic and a Christian. I was shocked, so I asked him why. He proceeded to tell me that Catholics aren't Christians, they even have a different Bible. We then had a lengthy discussion on the King James vs. the Catholic Bible, but I don't think I successfully convinced him that Catholics are Christians.
Shapley wrote:I don't think it's so much intolerance as ignorance. So many people are kept in their own little world and not taught the similarities and differences between their religions and others in the world.
Shapley wrote:Argument never converted anyone.
No, but it is fun...
Shapley wrote: Regardless of the manner of teaching, some will be intolerant of others with divergent views, just as some of those who have visited here are intolerant of those who support President Bush and his policies.
All I get from those asshole freeper-Bush-apologists at Beethoven.com (not all, just a select few) is a bunch of hostility and grief and THEY call ME the nasty one.
Pig-F___ers. They just don't like the fact that I am right about a few things, and their beloved Chimpy isn't.
[censored] them. May they rot in hell with Chimpy and Darth Cheney, and his back-stabbing-self-loathing repressed lesbo daughter of his.
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