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  •  Persecution Complex of the faith-based crowd. (none)
    Right you are.  These people thrive on their persecution fantasies.  It's a natural result of a fear-based religion:  the only way they can escape their god's wrath is by amassing brownie points for suffering.   It's a pretty sick religion that regards being hated as their highest honor.  But that's why they cry "Persecution!" when they're merely being pitied or ignored.  
    •  There's a functional disconnect there though- (none)
      That they want on one hand to be hated and persecuted, and on the other, to be ruling us through their particular brand of theocratic structure. Pretty hard to be downtrodden and scorned and at the same time have the upper hand, ain't it?.

      If they though about it too long though, the cognitive dissonance would make their pointy little heads explode... which would in a way solve our problems, yes?

      "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." -Karl Marx

      by Lainie on Wed Aug 10, 2005 at 12:08:13 AM PDT

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      •  You're right. (none)
        I see both trends, crying "persecution", and wanting their version of Christianity to be the official state religion.

        It's making my head asplode! Aaiiieeee!

        John stewart made fun of a religous extremist congressman (can't remember the name) arguing before Congress that Christians are persecuted in America. John said something like, "But with your help congressman, the dream is alive that someday, somehow we might dare to hope that there could be, dare I say it, a Christian president. Oh wait. We have one of those. The 43rd consecutive one."

        It seems the "persecution" of Christian religious extremists amounts to this: "If you don't let us make our brand of Christianity the state religion, you're persecuting us."

        "The diesel engine can be fed with vegetable oils and would help considerably in the development of agriculture of the countries which use it." R. Diesel, 1911

        by nuttymango on Wed Aug 10, 2005 at 03:09:00 AM PDT

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