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View Diary: To Those Behind This Ad, Please Respect Our Beliefs and Traditions (136 comments)

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  •  More that we're just coming... (3+ / 0-)

    ...from completely different experiences.  Mine is one in which religiously required uniform behavior was significant reinforced, and that oppressiveness from religion nearly resulted in my death.  So to see something so, so insignificant like omitting a letter being demanded of nonbelievers, I'm right back there in my childhood being afraid of watching cartoons on Saturday morning or too afraid to go to Friday night football games because of it violating God's commandments about the Sabbath.  When you've been bludgeoned with "thou shalts" as much as I have, you can get defensive when someone makes similar comments, especially with those comments directed toward nonbelievers.

    •  You're projecting your experience onto (1+ / 0-)
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      the intent of the diarist, it seems to me.

      "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

      by AaronInSanDiego on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 12:39:23 AM PST

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