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Friendship with religious people
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Friendship with religious people
I feel like I’m in LaLa Land sometimes trying to maintain friendships with religious people. But seriously sometimes they make me wanna scream. “YOU SOUND KOUKOU FOR COCO PUFFS!!!!” I fully accept their not watching or listening to “magic”. But for fucks sake you sound crazy as heck (haha) when you start in on things being “demonic”. They are words in books and pictures on screen. It’s fucking FAKE!!!!!!! I truly think I may have to go no contact with religious “friends” and family. Because honestly it’s making me stressed.
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Do they tell you every 10 seconds about what God wants? That God is helping them find keys, find the right words, as well as push out that difficult dookie. No wonder he never finds time to help those starving children.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#3
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I have several religious friends, providing they don't try to push their weird ideas on to me it's no problem
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I find the best way to maintain friendships with religious people is for the parties involved never to bring up religion. This is not always easy (on both sides), but if you value the friendship enough, it is absolutely worth the effort.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#5
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It's much easier to get along with religious folks who aren't fundamentalists. Epicsopelians, Reformed Jews, and Unitarians; for example.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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#6
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The majority if not all the Jan 6 terrorist are xian.

I can’t be friends with someone who are convinced a serpent and a donkey communicated with humans and will kill in the name of jebus
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(June 16, 2022 at 3:39 pm)h4ym4n Wrote: The majority if not all the Jan 6 terrorist are xian.

I can’t be friends with someone who are convinced a serpent and a donkey communicated with humans and will kill in the name of jebus

Not all religious people are Christians and not all Christians kill in the name of Jesus.

Could you be friends with a Buddhist or a Wiccan?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To my knowledge I've not meet any Buddhist or Wiccan.  

That must be the big difference between them and xians. They aren’t puking it all over everyone.

Can’t watch the news without god this and jesus that. Practically every day.

Watching the hearings now and they asked this guy ,Greg Jacob, how powerful was his faith during the insurrection. He said he took his bible out and read it while it was going on.
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#9
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Now Former judge Luttig is jesusing it up in his testimony
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(June 16, 2022 at 3:58 pm)h4ym4n Wrote: To my knowledge I've not meet any Buddhist or Wiccan.  

That must be the big difference between them and xians. They aren’t puking it all over everyone.

Oh, they do..they both very much do.  It's more that western buddhism and wicca are designer religions, and therefore not saddled with the musty bullshit that jumps out at you about christianity.

Whenever you get to thinking that religion just sucks..remember..even for a religion..sucking is completely elective. For what it's worth..there's very little in kensho and the eightfold path, or for that matter a religion of nature, that would ruffle the feathers of your average atheist. Outside of the affiliation, there's broad ideological overlap - which is what the christian witchdoctors are always complaining about when they get on about demons and pagan influence overtaking their share of the western cultural pie.

They're not wrong, it's happening to them, inside their religious group, as well.
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