Quote:Atheism doesn't automatically mean you hate religion, or that you don't have people in your life you care about who are religious, or that you respect the teachings of a religion (and not want them used for hate).
For you it does. You don't respect the Bible's teachings over homosexuality, or how believers are perfectly within their moral obligations to not employ gays as Christian teachers. You hate that, and you hate the people who hold this viewpoint.
Quote:Oh, right, and also that you believed first amendment violation had been made.
Which, you pretty quickly lost any ground on.
You're a liar, Silver Surfer, and you take pride beating up on strawmen. I never said this and now you're just using dirty tactics as a crutch for your weak arguments.
Quote:I made a side comment that hating gays was not inherently Christian, and when I listed denominations with schools that accepted gay people, you called them idiots.
Like here, for example. Nobody said anything about it being okay to hate gays, just that there's nothing wrong if a Christian school doesn't want to employ gays as Christian teachers.
Your tactics are easily exposed, and if you keep it up, you'll just be dropped from my attention. As much as I don't care for bd2999's viewpoints, he never once used dirty tactics as a crutch to mislead others about my viewpoints.
Quote:You criticized their religious beliefs, the same thing you were upset about happening to Karen Pence.
I criticized that they're weak-minded, that they don't have the mental strength to leave rather than stay but pick and choose which parts of the Bible they find acceptable. Such people cannot handle that there might not be a God and eternal life, so they latch onto whatever imperfect sacred text they can find, like a night light for bedtime.
Quote:You then got distracted, most likely because you thought it was an easier argument to win.
Because your argument was so lousy to begin with. You have difficulties organizing your thoughts, you go on tangents, you write 10 pages that should be more succinct, and you blame others for your handicap.
You just want to argue. Not discuss. Not have a conversation. Not even make a point about anything you do or don't believe.
Eh, shut up already.
I don't really want to get involved in this thread, but I'm curious to know which Christian denominations you find "weak-minded." Throughout history, Christians have argued over how to interpret the Bible and the best way to worship God, which has lead to many splits in the church. It seems to me that they all "pick and choose which parts of the Bible they find acceptable." Does that make most of Christianity "weak-minded"? I'm sure you believe the only Christians that aren't weak-minded are whatever denomination you belong to.