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5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...
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5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?
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5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.
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5/6/2015 1:01:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

I've yet to see an anti-theist advocate killing gays or, what was the law proposed in California, the Sodomite Elimination Act? That was another Christian demonstrating how to hate the sin but love the sinner, uh, no, that's not right since he wanted them shot in the head.
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5/6/2015 1:05:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 1:01:18 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

I've yet to see an anti-theist advocate killing gays or, what was the law proposed in California, the Sodomite Elimination Act? That was another Christian demonstrating how to hate the sin but love the sinner, uh, no, that's not right since he wanted them shot in the head.

Sorry, it is the Sodomite Suppression Act. Just wanted to keep things straight.
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5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.
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5/6/2015 1:07:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

If it was kill a gay boss it would be okay.
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5/6/2015 1:13:44 PM
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At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

Yeah becuase this christian fid a distasteful thing.

Not like there are any examples of gays ruining someone's real life.

Or an athiest really shooting someone in the head.

Becuase a virtual world in a video game is an outrage! But real life is the theist got what they deserve.

A white man gets assaulted by a black, deserves it becuase of slavery.

Christian gets head cut off by islamist, even the president says they deserve it becuase of the crusades.

Preach tolerance and don't expect or desire it from the gay, liberal, or athiest community.
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5/6/2015 1:22:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

You are equivocating Christianity with Theism, It's a gross error. And furthermore, not all Christians would consent to killing a single gay person.
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5/6/2015 1:22:49 PM
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Ahh hate!
The very real message of the bible.
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5/6/2015 1:24:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 1:13:44 PM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

Yeah becuase this christian fid a distasteful thing.

Not like there are any examples of gays ruining someone's real life.

Or an athiest really shooting someone in the head.

Becuase a virtual world in a video game is an outrage! But real life is the theist got what they deserve.

A white man gets assaulted by a black, deserves it becuase of slavery.

Christian gets head cut off by islamist, even the president says they deserve it becuase of the crusades.

Preach tolerance and don't expect or desire it from the gay, liberal, or athiest community.

Any chance you can stay on subject and not wander into irrelevant territory?
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5/6/2015 1:38:09 PM
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At 5/6/2015 1:13:44 PM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

Yeah becuase this christian fid a distasteful thing.

Not like there are any examples of gays ruining someone's real life.

Or an athiest really shooting someone in the head.

Becuase a virtual world in a video game is an outrage! But real life is the theist got what they deserve.

A white man gets assaulted by a black, deserves it becuase of slavery.

Christian gets head cut off by islamist, even the president says they deserve it becuase of the crusades.

Preach tolerance and don't expect or desire it from the gay, liberal, or athiest community.

Do you feel better after that rant? Now perhaps you can explain how your examples can be attributed to being gay, black, or atheist? Obviously, beheadings by extreme adherents of Islam are directly related to their holy book and religion, as is the example in the OP.
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5/6/2015 1:41:21 PM
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At 5/6/2015 1:22:42 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

You are equivocating Christianity with Theism, It's a gross error. And furthermore, not all Christians would consent to killing a single gay person.

Christianity is an extremely popular example of theism so it is appropriate to consider it as reflective of theism in general. However, I agree that not all Christians seek to kill gays, but I think we will find that attitude more prevalent due to religion than any other reason.
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5/6/2015 1:45:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 1:41:21 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:22:42 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

You are equivocating Christianity with Theism, It's a gross error. And furthermore, not all Christians would consent to killing a single gay person.

Christianity is an extremely popular example of theism so it is appropriate to consider it as reflective of theism in general.

No it's not, so all theists suddenly become Christians by your reasoning. That's an extremely gross example.

However, I agree that not all Christians seek to kill gays, but I think we will find that attitude more prevalent due to religion than any other reason.

I concede that people can use religion as an excuse to exercise their homophobia, but I don't believe for one second that homophobia is exclusive to religious people. In-fact, I know it isn't.
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5/6/2015 1:57:02 PM
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At 5/6/2015 1:45:03 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:41:21 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:22:42 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:08 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

Yes, that is true, but his views are directly attributable to his religion. I'm not going anti-theist quite yet, but with each example of negative views that come as a result of theism I question whether the benefits of religion outweigh the negatives.

You are equivocating Christianity with Theism, It's a gross error. And furthermore, not all Christians would consent to killing a single gay person.

Christianity is an extremely popular example of theism so it is appropriate to consider it as reflective of theism in general.

No it's not, so all theists suddenly become Christians by your reasoning. That's an extremely gross example.

That is not what I said. However, since a majority of 'theism' is the Abrahamic religions and they all look at homosexuality the same, I see that my generalization on this matter makes little difference.

However, I agree that not all Christians seek to kill gays, but I think we will find that attitude more prevalent due to religion than any other reason.

I concede that people can use religion as an excuse to exercise their homophobia, but I don't believe for one second that homophobia is exclusive to religious people. In-fact, I know it isn't.

Again, that is not what I said. I said dislike/prejudice of gays was more prevalent due to religion.
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5/6/2015 1:57:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It's a good thing. This will only serve to help show the world that Christianity causes conflict and hatred and that societies can do without it.

I say keep it up, Christians, you do more damage to your own religions reputation than anyone else. :)
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5/6/2015 1:59:24 PM
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At 5/6/2015 1:57:06 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It's a good thing. This will only serve to help show the world that Christianity causes conflict and hatred and that societies can do without it.

I say keep it up, Christians, you do more damage to your own religions reputation than anyone else. :)
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5/6/2015 2:19:59 PM
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At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

I don't think that's representative of the Christian median, DH. It'd be closer to the Muslim median in developing countries, but I think over all, more Christians would be concerned about a shooting game that kills people than delighted by the anti-gay hate-speech.

And there are teens of many religious persuasion (including atheistic teens) who'd think it funny just because it's confrontational and dehumanises a group they don't really know or understand. So I think the hate is really a function of ignorance rather than faith.

Notwithstanding that, there are plenty of examples of Christian intolerance, paternalism and hegemonism that are more representative in developed countries. I just don't think this game should inform the conversation about trying to get Christians better socialised in a pluralistic democracy.
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5/6/2015 3:13:45 PM
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At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

The Islamists killing Christians are anti-gays as well. So gays aren't the only problem Christians are facing.
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5/6/2015 3:33:31 PM
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At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

Morons will be morons.

https://www.lifesitenews.com...
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5/6/2015 3:44:08 PM
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At 5/6/2015 3:33:31 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

Morons will be morons.

https://www.lifesitenews.com...

Why is it inappropriate to give zeros when a student answers every secular question with the word GOD? She should go to a bible college instead where GOD is the appropriate answer for every question.
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5/6/2015 3:45:27 PM
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At 5/6/2015 3:33:31 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

Morons will be morons.

https://www.lifesitenews.com...

I would really like to hear the professor's side of this story. It begins to sound like the script from 'God Is Not Dead'.
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5/6/2015 3:51:21 PM
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At 5/6/2015 2:19:59 PM, RuvDraba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

I don't think that's representative of the Christian median, DH. It'd be closer to the Muslim median in developing countries, but I think over all, more Christians would be concerned about a shooting game that kills people than delighted by the anti-gay hate-speech.

And you may be right but with this glaring example and the absolutely despicable 'Sodomite Suppression Act' proposed in California certainly don't paint a pretty picture of Christianity in general. Add the Westboro Baptist Church, religion inspired bombing of abortion clinics, and other tidbits and it looks even worse. In any event, it's a clear demonstration of how religion in general, in this case Christianity, can encourage dehumanization of other people who don't necessarily fit into the 'good person' mold it makes.

And there are teens of many religious persuasion (including atheistic teens) who'd think it funny just because it's confrontational and dehumanises a group they don't really know or understand. So I think the hate is really a function of ignorance rather than faith.

Probably, but religion for the masses has always been aimed at the ignorant to keep them doing what the priest class wants them to do.

Notwithstanding that, there are plenty of examples of Christian intolerance, paternalism and hegemonism that are more representative in developed countries. I just don't think this game should inform the conversation about trying to get Christians better socialised in a pluralistic democracy.
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5/6/2015 3:54:13 PM
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At 5/6/2015 3:44:08 PM, Harikrish wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:33:31 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

Morons will be morons.

https://www.lifesitenews.com...

Why is it inappropriate to give zeros when a student answers every secular question with the word GOD? She should go to a bible college instead where GOD is the appropriate answer for every question.

Maybe you should read the attached articles before spouting off about something you don't want to understand.
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5/6/2015 4:00:18 PM
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At 5/6/2015 12:54:36 PM, johnlubba wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:30:19 PM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

It is hard to believe anyone would find this game amusing or even conceive of it. So much for tolerance. Will someone please remind me why anti-theism is a bad thing?

Err, because not all theists want to go gay bashing, if that's what you're implying. I am pretty sure there are anti-theists who are probably naturally homophobic.

No but theism is the very SOURCE of this particular bigotry... If "holy" texts had never condemned this particular attraction (and that's really all it is), how much of our culture would be against it? It's the same source as those who used to believe that being left handed was, somehow, evil. That a person who yawned and did not cover their mouth would allow a demon to "jump down their throat." No, not all theists are proliferators of such bigotry. However, the VAST MAJORITY of those who do promote such bigotry are theistic...
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5/6/2015 4:00:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 3:54:13 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:44:08 PM, Harikrish wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:33:31 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

Morons will be morons.

https://www.lifesitenews.com...

Why is it inappropriate to give zeros when a student answers every secular question with the word GOD? She should go to a bible college instead where GOD is the appropriate answer for every question.

Maybe you should read the attached articles before spouting off about something you don't want to understand.

I read the attached article and looked for more information. All I found was the same article almost verbatim in Christian publications. I could find no non-religious reference to this story. I also checked on the professor and found that he was rated 3.4 out of 4 by his students, many saying he made them think about their beliefs by challenging them and requiring solid arguments for them.

I still want to hear the professor's side of the story. Everything I have so far is biased and cannot be taken at face value.
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5/6/2015 4:01:44 PM
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At 5/6/2015 1:05:01 PM, dhardage wrote:

Sorry, it is the Sodomite Suppression Act. Just wanted to keep things straight.

Oh, the irony... LOL!
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5/6/2015 4:02:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 4:01:44 PM, ThinkFirst wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:01 PM, dhardage wrote:

Sorry, it is the Sodomite Suppression Act. Just wanted to keep things straight.

Oh, the irony... LOL!

Oh, crud. No pun intended!
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5/6/2015 4:03:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/6/2015 4:02:31 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 5/6/2015 4:01:44 PM, ThinkFirst wrote:
At 5/6/2015 1:05:01 PM, dhardage wrote:

Sorry, it is the Sodomite Suppression Act. Just wanted to keep things straight.

Oh, the irony... LOL!

Oh, crud. No pun intended!

No worries, brother! It just made me chuckle, and I thought I'd share...
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5/6/2015 4:08:06 PM
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At 5/6/2015 4:00:20 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:54:13 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:44:08 PM, Harikrish wrote:
At 5/6/2015 3:33:31 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 5/6/2015 12:14:45 PM, dhardage wrote:
..of Christian tolerance and love for all. Seems this Christian thinks it's fun to play a game where killing gays is the goal and anyone who disagrees with him is 'oversensitive'. Doesn't that just warm your heart with the love of Christ?

http://www.salon.com...

Morons will be morons.

https://www.lifesitenews.com...

Why is it inappropriate to give zeros when a student answers every secular question with the word GOD? She should go to a bible college instead where GOD is the appropriate answer for every question.

Maybe you should read the attached articles before spouting off about something you don't want to understand.

I read the attached article and looked for more information. All I found was the same article almost verbatim in Christian publications. I could find no non-religious reference to this story. I also checked on the professor and found that he was rated 3.4 out of 4 by his students, many saying he made them think about their beliefs by challenging them and requiring solid arguments for them.

I still want to hear the professor's side of the story. Everything I have so far is biased and cannot be taken at face value.

The article had links:

https://www.liberty.edu...