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  •  My usual response (1+ / 0-)
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    aside from the ones you've just mentioned:

    Gee, I hope you're not one of those people who think poor people are the worst people in the world.  Because I know people like that and they're all bigots.
    ...and depending on who I'm talking to here in Alabama I might throw in "...and that's just not very Christian/Biblical."

    “Nice country you got here. Shame if something were to happen to it” --the GOP philosophy to governing as described by Paul Krugman

    by dwayne on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:36:41 PM PST

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    •  Problem is, there are people I regard as friends (0+ / 0-)

      Folks that I have stood by in horrendous circumstances, people who have stood up for me when everyone else was looking the other way.  I don't want to stomp on their toes -- I just want to help them see things from a broader perspective and see themselves in what they are saying.

      And I am doing my best to keep religion out of it, regardless of where they (or I) might live.  One of my personal hot buttons is the insinuation that our public policy must be informed by a person's religious character.  Not their ethical character, but specifically their religious character.  I know that's not what you meant here, but we on the left really should stand firm on the separation of church and state, not only in what we do, but in the very way we phrase things.

      "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

      by stormicats on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:49:09 PM PST

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