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  •  Have you spent much time (5+ / 0-)

    with Episcopalians, Methodist Women, or coolly dispassionate Presbyterians?  I think you'd be hard put to find them seriously dogmatic.

    Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

    by tikkun on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 04:30:24 PM PDT

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    •  United Church of Christ, (1+ / 0-)
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      Unitarians, most Catholic laity...

      Granted, there are zealots in any and all faiths, but I would charge that atheists have their zealots, too.  No faith is immune to adherants thereof taking it too damn far.

      "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, and beat you with experience every time." --Unknown

      by Subwoofer of the House on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 08:02:43 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, for a time I worked for an organization (0+ / 0-)

      associated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and I've had many friends through the years who were Quakers, Unitarians, and liberal Menonites (yes, they exist).  I'm a big fan of the Catholic Church; and my 80+-year-old cousin who is a nun is a good heart  and, abortion-aside, progressive feminist.   So I've had a lot of exposure to liberal religious people.  I have great respect for believers who forgo the intolerance of non-belief, triumphalism, self-righteousness, and privilege-demanding typical of American churches and their churched.  But outliers don't disprove the general relationship between theism and these typical characteristics of the religious in America.  

      "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

      by Oliver St John Gogarty on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:49:55 AM PDT

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