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  •  He's criticizing "belief" itself. (6+ / 0-)

    He doesn't care what they believe; he cares that they believe in fantastical things.

    Vote rape. Vote torture. Vote War Crimes. Vote with the American top 1%.

    by Yellow Canary on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:08:50 AM PDT

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    •  We all believe in something we cannot prove. The (7+ / 0-)

      problem comes in when we push our beliefs on others.  The founders deliberately separated church and state for a reason.  Both the religious and the non-religious have been using this area as the basis for murder since the beginning, it time to stop arguing(and killing) over something no one can prove.  Everyone should go to their corners and believe as they choose and please just shut up about it.

      •  Yes, so we should just go shut up while the (3+ / 0-)
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        Catholic Church tells people in Africa that condoms are worse than AIDS and women should have no rights and be forced to give birth to more babies than they can support.

        Makes sense to me.

        When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

        by PhillyJeff on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 11:34:38 AM PDT

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        •  The church can SAY anything they want but (0+ / 0-)

          they cannot force anyone to do anything. If the church tells me to do something I know is stupid and I do it anyway, whose fault is that.  They only have the power that you give them over your life.  They may be able to take your place in the church but they cannot dictate your faith or your relationship with God, only you can do that.

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