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Today is International Don't Post in a Religion Thread Day

  1. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    Except for this thread, which is reserved for discussion of International Don't Post in a Religion Thread Day.

    Will YOU take the pledge?

    1. mischeviousme profile image59
      mischeviousmeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Today is national "don't do drugs day"... Will you take the pledge?

      Oops! Already smoked pot this morning, might as well call it tomorrow.

    2. Onusonus profile image87
      Onusonusposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ah praise Jesus for this day of thoughtful reflection on his glory! For he keeps and preserves me from one moment to the next by lending me breath!

      I pledge to restrict my religious nuances to this thread only! Today only. Until the sun goes down.

    3. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps a more elegant and relative pledge would be believers "Don't Post in a Religion Thread Day Unless It's Honest"

      The silence here would be deafening.

      1. Eric Newland profile image61
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I do my best to refer to unprovable posits and subjective opinions as my personal beliefs instead of talking about them like they were universally proven facts, no matter how strongly I might believe them to be true. I think that's pretty honest.

        Now if only everyone would do that...

        1. UnnamedHarald profile image95
          UnnamedHaraldposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Amen

        2. oceansnsunsets profile image89
          oceansnsunsetsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, that is smart to do.  I like also to talk about why some ideas are the most reasonable conclusions considering all the facts and logic taken into consideration.  Even then, I try to state that its my opinion or belief, but back it with very good reasons.  Too many people never really do this.  Many are made to feel idiotic just for thinking how they do, when if they really thought about it, they would find that there are great reasons for believing that way. 

          Some things are more reasonable and fair conclusions, based on what we know, over others.  I wish all people did what you did though at least, and say its their own held belief, opinion, or assertion. 

          WAY too many assertions floating around as facts out there.  That would halt a lot of the pointless debates which I try to avoid.  You have to keep back tracking too much, and pointing out how "this doesn't follow that necessarily at all", etc.  Ok, done rambling now lol

    4. grinnin1 profile image82
      grinnin1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Applause!! And tomorrow is "don't be a jackass on religious threads" day.!!

      1. Eric Newland profile image61
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        For many, today and tomorrow will equate to the same thing.

  2. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    Even getting the "recently active threads" list down to 50% religion threads or less will make a difference! Won't you give? A f*** less what other people think?

  3. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    No no, seriously now, what the crap?

    International Start Even More Loopy Religion Threads Than Usual Day isn't for another month. Some of you need to check your calendars.

  4. UnnamedHarald profile image95
    UnnamedHaraldposted 4 years ago

    This is a laudible effort and I will support it smile However, I would settle for "Post your religious views in religious threads/topics ONLY but stop inflicting your pro/con religious views outside those areas"-- and, appropriate to the tornado season here in the Midwest, I specifically do not want to hear how your guardian angel saved your a$$ while smearing your neighbors all over the landscape. Thank you. Good day to you.

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    A.k.a. FFS can't we talk about something else day.

    I will start now.  I missed the memo.

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    Is there some reason why you waited until 10am eastern time to share this? I'd pledge, but I've already posted.

    1. Eric Newland profile image61
      Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Because that's when I got the idea to make it up. Really the 24-hour period begins when you see the thread. And, of you like, it resets each time you see the thread thereafter, because it will always say "Today."

      1. Eric Newland profile image61
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        But it's really more like I just decided to take a break from religion posting and I announced it to help reduce the temptation to post in other religion threads anyway.

        And it's working! I see a thread, I become incensed, I'm about to post when suddenly I remember, oh wait! It's International Don't Post in a Religion Thread Day! And then I don't post.

        It's like magic/k!

  7. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    It might also be some satirical way of telling everyone to stop taking themselves so seriously. I dunno. I haven't fully wrapped my head around that part of it yet.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, all of the above works for me. smile

  8. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image85
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 4 years ago

    Yes indeed, it doesn't take much to get atheists to play "Jump the Shark" now does it.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Probably because they get so bored always pinning the tail on the donkey.

  9. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    I am in SUCH a good mood for some reason!

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I...I...I can't...stop! I...need...an...intervention!wink

      1. Eric Newland profile image61
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I recommend the religion thread patch. It will yell at you and mock your beliefs at random intervals. You'll completely forget that you're not posting.

        1. janesix profile image59
          janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Will your patch call me stupid as well as mock my beliefs? I really need one of those!

          1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
            Jesus was a hippyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You're stupid and your belief is a hamster

            smile

            1. janesix profile image59
              janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Leave my hamster out of this

            2. EmpressFelicity profile image84
              EmpressFelicityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              No, that should be "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

              What a great idea for a thread and so long overdue lol

              1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
                Jesus was a hippyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I love that film. Everytime I watch it, it gets funnier and funnier. That and the life of Brian.

          2. Eric Newland profile image61
            Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Of course. You can't have an intelligent debate without insulting people's intelligence. Believing or not believing in certain things automatically makes you smarter and/or dumber, depending on who you talk to. Everyone knows that.

  10. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    I have decided to take a variation on this idea and start patently silly religion threads every now and then in an effort to lighten the mood around here a bit.

    It's what Jesus would do. I think.

    1. oceansnsunsets profile image89
      oceansnsunsetsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, it can't hurt, and it might be what he would do!

  11. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Only if Jesus was a pirate vegetable.

    1. Eric Newland profile image61
      Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Can you prove that he wasn't?

 
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