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  •  How? (0+ / 0-)

    I am merely trying to understand peoples pain...

    How, by adding to it?  How does criticizing and being mean help you with that?

    You should take your own advice:

    If I irritate you don't bother to either read or respond to me.

    Why did you bother to respond to me in the first place?  My comment wasn't directed at you and had nothing to do with you.  If you think you can do a drive-by insult and then say that if it irritates me I shouldn't respond, you've got another thing coming.

    Let's go back to your originaly reply because I want to know:

    all this parsing of labels and their meanings is irritating and inaccurate.

    Inaccurate you say?  How so?  Because those definitions came out of a frickin' dictionary:

    atheism: a disbelief in the existence of deity

    agnosticism: one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god

    I didn't put a label on anyone, I merely clarified what another commenter stated.  How was I inaccurate?

    Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

    by democracy inaction on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 07:45:50 AM PDT

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    •  As part of my effort to understand (0+ / 0-)

      the resurgence of religion as a wedge issue in American politics this morning i watched a very educational and enlightening panel discussion on CSPAN on the 'The Image of Muslims in America'. It included several well known spokespeople for the Arab American community including Dr. James Zogby, the Maronite Christian leader of the Arab American league, plus several other spokespeople including the woman head of a Muslim Women's Rights group.

      I would urge anyone who is able to try and pull the program out of CSPAN's archives, it is well worth the effort.

      It was held under the auspices of the Muslim Congressional Staff Association.  It helped clarify many aspects of the debate for me and what lies at the root of the current Muslim/Christian/Jewish battle for supremacy.

      •  That's a non-sequitur (0+ / 0-)

        You didn't answer the question.

        Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

        by democracy inaction on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 09:00:18 AM PDT

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        •  I have absolutely no intention of continuing this (0+ / 0-)

          discussion on this personal level. Have a good day.

          •  Gee, I wonder why... (0+ / 0-)

            First of all, there isn't anything "personal" about this discussion.  You made an unsolicited false accusation ("inaccurate"), I challenged you to defend it and you can't.  So you are taking your marbles and going home rather than doing the honorable thing and admitting that you were wrong.

            I can't say that I am surprised.

            Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez

            by democracy inaction on Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 10:09:42 AM PDT

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