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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Alexander VI - those Borgias knew how to do it!
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    Alexander Pope?

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Well, they're not going to enforce your anti-homosexual views, so you might as well get used to it, homie.


    And that's why you want to force your religion on us and harass gays? No thank you, Maenad. Keep your jesus BS to yourself.





    You must have reading comprehension issues. I said the pope said no longer should the church harass gays, not that they should. I guess you hear what you want to hear.

    I can't wait until your bigoted generation dies off, because my generation sees homosexuals as human beings who deserve equal rights. They don't hide behind a ****ty, bigoted book to force their hate on others.
    You are the one with the comprehension issues. If someone tells says you should 'no longer' do something, obviously they told you to do it to start with. Come on. Now, folks like you don't mind throwing up the Crusades when it suits your fancy, so surely the church, at some point, said to harass gays. Now they are back peddling.

    My 'bigoted generation?' Have you ever checked the age of the people who beat gays to a pulp. Not many elderly folk doing that. None that I know of. We are enjoying ourselves.

    You have completely missed the issue with gay rights. Or ignored it altogether hoping others will be distracted as well. It's not about love. It's not about religion. It's about money. It is about forming another class to take a larger share of our benefits be they government or private, unless of course you are gay, which is what I suspect. In that case you want a bigger piece of the pie that others have worked for and which was never intended to be for you. In the long run it means those of us who have worked for those benefits will have a smaller share. You have to throw the religion thing in there so it looks like you are on the side of righteousness. No major religion before this day and age, and only a couple of cultures have condoned the gay lifestyle. Even Lot of the Bible offered one of his daughters to men who came to rape a male guest in his house.

    “Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof,” (Gen. 19:8).
    As to seeing people as human beings, I'm sure all I have to do is flip over a couple of threads and you will be supporting one modern day religion that will murder you if you are gay. That is how conflicted and inconsistent people like you are on their issues.
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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    You are the one with the comprehension issues. If someone tells says you should 'no longer' do something, obviously they told you to do it to start with. Come on. Now, folks like you don't mind throwing up the Crusades when it suits your fancy, so surely the church, at some point, said to harass gays. Now they are back peddling.

    My 'bigoted generations?' Have you ever checked the age of the people who beat gays to a pulp. Not many elderly folk doing that. None that I know of.

    You have completely missed the issue with gay rights. It's not about love. It's not about religion. It's about money. It is about forming another class to take a larger share of ourbbenefits be they government or private, unless of course you are gay, which is what I suspect. In that case you want a bigger piece of the pie that others have worked for and which was never intended to be for you. In the long run it means those of us who have worked for those benefits will have a smaller share. You have to throw the religion thing in there so it looks like you are on the side of righteousness. No religion and only a couple of cultures have condoned the gay lifestyle. Even Lot of the Bible offered one of his daughters to men who were came to rape a male guest in his house. I'm sure all I have to do is flip over a couple of threads and you will be supporting one modern day religion that will murder you if you are gay. That is how conflicted and inconsistent people are on their issues.
    Wtf is this? So now you're backtracking and saying it has nothing to do with your religion, just your belief that gays are lesser human beings who don't deserve the same rights you have? Jesus ****ing christ that is one of the most hateful and bigoted things I've ever heard in my life.

    Did you just say that because your generation was allowed to harass gays and blacks when you were younger, that bigotry is somehow a young-person thing? Your senile old generation is the driving force behind this type of discrimination and hatred. The world will be far, far better when you're dead and gone.

    I will sleep well at night knowing that tolerance is the rule rather than the exception and all you have is bigoted internet ramblings.
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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Wtf is this? So now you're backtracking and saying it has nothing to do with your religion, just your belief that gays are lesser human beings who don't deserve the same rights you have? Jesus ****ing christ that is one of the most hateful and bigoted things I've ever heard in my life.
    Yeah, mind quoting where he said that gays are lesser human beings? I didn't see that.

    And of course this turns into another gay thread.

    Did you just say that because your generation was allowed to harass gays and blacks when you were younger, that bigotry is somehow a young-person thing? Your senile old generation is the driving force behind this type of discrimination and hatred. The world will be far, far better when you're dead and gone.

    I will sleep well at night knowing that tolerance is the rule rather than the exception and all you have is bigoted internet ramblings.
    Again, where did you read this? He's saying that it is the youth of today that are harassing gays, not the elderly.

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Yeah, mind quoting where he said that gays are lesser human beings? I didn't see that.

    And of course this turns into another gay thread.
    She called all gays incapable of wanting marriage for love, only wanting it for money. She then accused them of trying to form a special class so that they can somehow get more benefits than heterosexuals like herself. She then alleged that she worked for marriage benefits and earned them, while gays did not and don't deserve them. Then she told me I will soon support a religion that wants to murder gays, as if that makes any sense.

    If saying things like that doesn't suggest she sees gays as lesser human beings, I just don't know what will. I wouldn't wish those things on my enemies. Then again, I'm not a spiteful bigot.

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Again, where did you read this? He's saying that it is the youth of today that are harassing gays, not the elderly.
    Physical violence against gays is actually rather rare compared to when she was younger. The harassment of today is a legislative one. People like her (and likely you) want to use government force against someone they deem as "sinners". My generation (those under 30) generally do not hold the bigoted views of their parents on homosexuality.

    And last time I checked, you are all sinners. Are you going to tell me you don't have any sin in your life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    She called all gays incapable of wanting marriage for love, only wanting it for money. She then accused them of trying to form a special class so that they can somehow get more benefits than heterosexuals like herself. She then alleged that she worked for marriage benefits and earned them, while gays did not and don't deserve them. Then she told me I will soon support a religion that wants to murder gays, as if that makes any sense.

    If saying things like that doesn't suggest she sees gays as lesser human beings, I just don't know what will. I wouldn't wish those things on my enemies. Then again, I'm not a spiteful bigot.
    She was referring to Islam.

    violence against gays is actually rather rare compared to when she was younger. The harassment of today is a legislative one. People like her (and likely you) want to use government force against someone they deem as "sinners". My generation (those under 30) generally do not hold the bigoted views of their parents on homosexuality.

    And last time I checked, you are all sinners. Are you going to tell me you don't have any sin in your life?
    I have always affirmed that I am a sinner, so don't try that.

    And I have no problem with gays calling themselves whatever they want. I, personally, want the state to be completely out of the marriage picture.

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    Re: Best Pope Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    She was referring to Islam.
    That makes no sense. We're not talking about islam, but if we were, would that change my original statement that she's a bigot?


    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I have always affirmed that I am a sinner, so don't try that.

    And I have no problem with gays calling themselves whatever they want. I, personally, want the state to be completely out of the marriage picture.
    Then you and I completely agree and you shouldn't be defending somebody who wants the government to deny marriage to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    That makes no sense. We're not talking about islam, but if we were, would that change my original statement that she's a bigot?
    She could be more charitable, I'll give you that, but the homosexual agenda has been quite aggressive over the past few years.

    Then you and I completely agree and you shouldn't be defending somebody who wants the government to deny marriage to them.
    I find the position that wants the state to affirm gay marriage pretty repugnant, though. And I worry about what the state's embrace of the idea will do to those who find a moral case against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    She could be more charitable, I'll give you that, but the homosexual agenda has been quite aggressive over the past few years.



    I find the position that wants the state to affirm gay marriage pretty repugnant, though. And I worry about what the state's embrace of the idea will do to those who find a moral case against it.
    Aggressive? Yes, those bastards aggressively fighting for equal rights. My how they have terrorized you christians! Poor things!
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