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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    You wouldn't be saved in the Christian way, since you wouldn't be Christian. Most Christians are pretty open with allowing other religions to save people, too. People who are not religious don't have to worry about it.
    It's not open to interpretation then is it?

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pozessed View Post
    It's not open to interpretation then is it?
    If you want to be saved like a Christian, be a Christian. If you want to be saved like a Buddhist, be a Buddhist. If you don't care about being saved by a religion, don't follow a religion. I fail to see the bigotry.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Given the OP is talking about Christians specifically? No. I feel it wasn't important since the title wasn't about the religious.

    Did you just assume I believed that all Muslims were murderers and all Jews were greedy misers? Was that the point? I'm a conservative Christian, so I must be a bigot right?
    Are you high? Where in the OP are Christians in question?

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pozessed View Post
    Are you high? Where in the OP are Christians in question?
    I'm in 2 threads and one is specifically about Christians got them mixed up.

    At any rate: my point stands. Did you just assume I believe all Muslims and Jews were exempt from the millions thing I said?
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    would you prefer i use the word 'superstition'? I mean, you have often heard the (in your opinion, cop-out) "i don't hate them, god hates them"; "i'm not judging them, god is."
    It doesn't really matter what word you use, the effect is the same. It's always amazing how the things "god" hates are also the things that the individual hates, almost like "god" is an excuse for putting their own hatred out there without taking any responsibility for it.

    So in that context, how is believing adultery is a sin by definition bigotry? It seems to me that only once they attach personal hatred - rather than unthinking submission to their bible - and attempt to make the act illegal in our laws does it veer into intolerance
    It depends. First off, sin is an absurd concept, let's get that out there right now. It's really saying "I think this is wrong because I believe an invisible man in the sky doesn't like it". It's ridiculous. Secondly though, I really don't see people who just have an unthinking submission to their Bible and don't internalize it. They are taking a "crime" and almost always assigning some sort of penalty for engaging in that "crime", whether it's a penalty that happens in the real world or one they pretend will happen in the afterlife.

    Besides, there's nothing necessarily wrong with intolerance. I am absolutely and proudly intolerant of pedophilia. That's not a bad thing.
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK View Post
    Show me a human being that bolded part does not describe.
    Which really doesn't matter. Maybe that just makes all people bigots in some way. Doesn't change the facts.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    If you want to be saved like a Christian, be a Christian. If you want to be saved like a Buddhist, be a Buddhist. If you don't care about being saved by a religion, don't follow a religion. I fail to see the bigotry.
    So why do so many religious people try to scare you with hell if you don't join their belief system?
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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    I'm in 2 threads and one is specifically about Christians got them mixed up.

    At any rate: my point stands. Did you just assume I believe all Muslims and Jews were exempt from the millions thing I said?
    No I didn't assume anything. I just didn't want others to assume this thread was made to criticize only one culture.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    So why do so many religious people try to scare you with hell if you don't join their belief system?
    Most religions use it because the founders and contributors to scripture are wise enough to understand what motivates people: Reward and Punishment. However, most religions at their core revolve around two principles: (1) You reap what you sew, and (2) Treat others as you would like to be treated.

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    Re: Are People Of Religious Faith Typically Bigots?

    I answered the original question "no". It is easy to pick on people of religious faith because of the sins of a few, in particular, religious fundamentalists. If the original question was posed regarding religious fundamentalists, I may have said yes. If one asked "are most bigots also religious fundamentalists" (whether they currently practice of not), I may have been inclined to say yes. But to try and tar all people of religious faith as though they behave like the fundamentalists (who tend to simplistic literal interpretations, many times out of context with the full meaning of their scripture or doctrine), that's just wrong IMO.

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