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  •  oops... do you think so (actually asking seriously (1+ / 0-)
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    )... I will actually edit the diary if it really IS something that's foul of the site rules...

    •  Just delete (4+ / 0-)
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      Replace "atheist" with "black" and "religious" with "white" and ask yourself how quickly you'd be justifiably banned.

      Resident of TX-17 (Bill Flores-R); I am an atheist, and I am NOT inhuman.

      by Le Champignon on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 07:17:37 PM PDT

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      •  Heh... now in the marketplace of ideas, THAT (3+ / 0-)

        is one that I'm laughing out of the room. I've yet to hear of an epidemic of police shootings of atheists, with a complicit media covering it up saying "these atheists were thugs."

        •  Yes (3+ / 0-)
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          Atheists suffer no persecution whatsoever.

          None.

          Anywhere.

          Keep telling yourself that. If atheists could be spotted as easily as a black person, you bet we'd be targeted just as vehemently. You've never experienced what it's like to be an atheist in the south. I have.

          Resident of TX-17 (Bill Flores-R); I am an atheist, and I am NOT inhuman.

          by Le Champignon on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 07:29:31 PM PDT

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          •  "If..." Well yeah, "if" (1+ / 0-)
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            If people who think "cops are dicks" could be spotted as easily as a black person, THEY'D be targeted too. As things stand, though, neither their experience (though I agree neither should ever be targeted just for having an opinion), nor a 2014 American atheist's, seems anything like a black American's.

            Trips me out: how many diaries have I seen, from each side, claiming "only our side is justified"?

            And since you're an atheist: how many diaries have I seen from the atheist side saying "we've had religion shoved down our throat for thousands of years! Time for US to do some tiny little bit of shoving!" But you truly don't see the irony of saying that, and then turning around at me when I say "I could do without the throat-shoving from atheists OR religious people, and I'd rather we talk about a FEW other things"?

          •  So have I. And it's not 'old news' despite what (0+ / 0-)

            whack-a-doodle thinks.

            http://www.patheos.com/...

            •  Considering that I never said "old news" or (0+ / 0-)

              anything like that, you're doing a poor job of reading my mind and telling me what I think. However, if any ONE of my (offline) atheist friends ever started bleating about how their plight is just like that of black people like the poster above, as if they were the next Emmett Till, they'd tell THEMSELVES to knock it the hell off before I ever got around to it.

              (Shrug) I think it was a good bust; I busted both sides, but you're up in arms and screaming. Can I ask, why are you acting as if I somehow attacked only atheists? I teased both sides. I can only think you're howling so much because the truth hurts.

              And when I say "truth," I mean the simple truth, as I've stated here repeatedly, and you haven't been able to refute: that NONE of the diaries I've mentioned, the ones from the s---storm that's come up over the last week, have said ANYTHING like "a mayor did something unconstitutional to an atheist/religious person! Sign my petition demanding that they keep religious discrimination out of politics!" Not one, and you know it. I'd have gladly signed such a petition.

              Since none did, it's just meaningless butthurt, because your ego got bruised and you can't take being disagreed with.

              Diaries that WEREN'T empty would have been gladly received, and whichever side they came from, I'd never have written this diary, because I'd have said "there are thoughtful discussions happening here." There haven't been. So the bust is for meaningless ranting, without prescribing ANY substantive action that would get positive political results. And you still haven't, so I'm pretty satisfied that it was a good bust. Truth hurts. Get over it. Trolling this site with bloviating self-congratulation is as destructive to it as any Koch brothers sock-puppet's spam is. Please knock it off and let's do something that'll get positive results in the world, and we'll talk.

              This is certainly the last rant diary I ever hope to write, so I will certainly move on to more constructive and positive and helpful ones, whether you can or not. But know that you're trolling this site, just as the "atheists are inhumane" person is.

        •  Well I guess you can fill in for Brooklynbadboy (0+ / 0-)

          while he's on time out. The site seems to have no lack of smug jerks willing to dump on 'the godless'. Here's a list of states that share your contempt.

          http://americanhumanist.org/...

    •  Extraordinary claims require extraordinary (3+ / 0-)
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      evidence. Can you prove that BBB was shilling for the Koch brothers?

    •  IMHO, a snark tag is licence to go full CT... (5+ / 0-)

      ... it's only serious CT pushing that's frowned on.

      That's what the lizard people instructed me to say anyways.

      Everything Right is Wrong Again - TMBG (lyrics)

      by GreenPA on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 07:43:26 PM PDT

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