Why is there so much focus on stereotypes of every group of people except for Christians? You don't have to read these forums, or any forums very long to see that this is true. This is just another example of the bible fulfilling itself.
I don't quite see what you are getting at. Care to elucidate?
The authors of the Bible (as with many other religious and cult texts) were well aware of human nature. Human beings have not changed much in the last 10 to 30 thousand years (some say 50 or 60 thousand) and despite not having invented the computer or the automobile yet, their intellects were quite up the task of understanding how populations of diverse belief sytems, education levels, wealth and other interests would interact under various conditions.
There is a common misperception of people from the past (pick your era) being "primitive" or somehow less than we are today. The fact is, the only difference was the level of technology. Not knowing what bacteria is or that the other planets orbit the sun rather than the Earth does not mean their brains and capacity to understand social dynamics was as backward as their science was. In fact, without TV, and prior to the codex and readily available books even, people had a lot more time to pay attention to that sort of thing.
It's hardly a surprise that guys literate enough to compose and write the stories of the Bible would also be intelligent enough to recognize in the inevitable skepticism that all religions get, particularly in the growth stages. Frankly, pretty much anyone could have told you "this would happen." And all cults and even MLM schemes all "predict" difficulty and harrassment, and they, through this amazing prognostication, awe their constituents when in fact that harassment and skepticism comes. On the outside looking in, however, it's like, "Duh, of course you're going to catch flack for saying stuff like that. You hardly need a crystal ball to see that's coming."
Topics on any other group of people such as blacks, jews, gays, etc. Speak negatively about them and your scum. But those who speak negatively about christians are almost heroes.
This is not what I've seen here. I've seen many negative hubs most of which attract vocal support from 'friends' and, if discovered, vocal criticism from dissidents. I've also noticed that when someone puts forward their own philosophy in a positive way, without bashing anyone, most of the comments are in the nature of civilised discussion. Commentators usually take their lead from the seed hub. As you sow, so shall you reap.
Paraglider, I agree with you I have written articles and believe me I have gotten reprecussion from some and it was placed out there in a positive way. I am christian and it does not offend me if someone one speaks out negatively as all is entitled to there opinions and I also respect others values and religions.
I know this has been buried for awhile, so I see that the religious forum hasn't grown or changed any from 3 months ago.
I for one don't think bashing Christians is heroic. I think people like that are truly afraid. They are afraid. Why else would they be so passionate about bashing Christians. What are these people afraid of anyways? I've been afraid and reacted in a hateful, aggressive, personal manner. Was it because they were Atheist... I don't think so, but I did fear I was out of my league and didn't want them to see that. Bottom line fear of Christians and God being real, I think scares some people. I think the fact that some of us Christians could say, "I told you so!" to a lot of the "Christian Bashing" hubbers fear that. Does that make them bullies or cowards? There bashing is just fanatical as the "demenated" "bible-thumping""religious terrorists". What if a Christian would of said those things about an Atheist.... no heroes they are not. Again the question remains are they cowards or bullies?
What else could make them so emotional? ARE THEY AFRAID
... that God is real and they will innerly feel like hypocrites & lying back-stabbers of Christ? I bet it is all about that. It makes you wonder. Would these "constant bashers" of God, Christ, & Christians- really BE worried about their souls in the end. Are they afraid they will actually be judged by God- when they are begging for his mercy in the end?
You know the woman (I can't remember her name), who in the United States, is considered the founder of the Atheist coalition in the US? Do you know that there are actual documents and some voice recordings were she admitted to finding GOD and Jesus Christ??? Yeah, she was on her death bed no less. How convenient- wouldn't you agree?
Not afraid sweetheart. Sick and tired of hypocritical liars proclaiming that they are better than anyone else and that anyone who doesn't believe is a fool.
I for one will continue pointing out the obvious discrepancies between the way christians behave and the way they tell others they should be behaving.
This is not a personal attack on you, by the way.
Many christians take offense when I point out the hypocritical rubbish and hatred they spread. And then get surprised that people have had enough of listening to it. Odd......
Nice story about the woman on the death bed. I guess this would be considered a fact?
Yeh, the History Channel did a Biography of her. I'll go track the story down or at least her name. The coalition has a web-site. I'll go get all that so you can research it for yourself. I like researching things for myself too. I hate when facts get messed up by fiction. Good morning. Mark I don't take your messages as a personal attack anymore. Quite frankly I am glad that I had my "nasty" experience with you. I feel I have been doing a lot better in that regards, despite what others think. I am following your lead so to say. I know if I called ALL Atheists demented terrorists, I think you would of slammed my butt to the ground(so to say) and taught me a lesson on being "narrow-minded" and "judgmental". I think I am definiately finding my niche. So most people in the religious forum don't like it- who cares right? I mean after all most Catholic Christians don't like being called ignorant. But I use the term like ignorant from it's root definiation as I'm sure you do. If you are NOT educated on the "Genocide in Africa", like I me.... you're ignorant. I was an ignorant Catholic then(AND I KNOW YOU MEANT GENERALLY ALL & NOT ME). But I am part of the Catholic fellowship. I don't believe I confronted you to badly or at all, when you mentioned that. If the shoe fits wear it. So enough with the babble.......
[Quite frankly America's attention is always on China, Korea, Middle East, Latin America and MEXICO. Africa is an after thought; that many Americans believe to be a British and French problem. And a Portuguese issue as well. Americans tend to feel that Enland and France made the mess a couple of hundred years ago & up to the late 20th Century. So THEY should deal with it. Kinda like if Australia rose up and REVOLTED against England today- declaring England the enemy. The US wouldn't give two-poops about it. England made the mess- England can clean it up. Now my personal point of view is Africa is the worlds problem. Sorry I got off subject there. But my point is American Catholics don't go on Missions to Africa... So how are we to know first hand accounts of what NON-condom use is doing? ACath.'s go on missions to Latin America. Yeah alot of ACath's are ignorant. Are they demented terrorist.... NO!]
Back on the topic:
Isn't the "sick and tiredness" you feel still stems from fear? Are you afraid of Christians repeating old habits and directing them ur way. Think of it like this for example; "OMFG! Not you Christian jerks again!" Fear is the root of all anger issues. Is it possible you fear you'll have to listen to it again, and again, and again? But under that layer- is it because you feel they maybe right? (Not saying the are...)
I never said I was angry either. Please do not put words in my mouth. And I already have listened to it time and time again.
No. I am not afraid. I am certainly not afraid that they are right because I have read and understood the bible, and I have read and understood the myths and stories that the bible stole it's story from.
I have nothing to fear. I do get a little fed up at being preached at, and I have said many a time that if christians actually behaved in a christian fashion, I would not have a problem.
I will give you an example - The Archbishop of Canterbury gave a speech recently claiming that the financial crisis was a good time to re-think our values and perhaps head back to church for spiritual guidance.
When he made this speech, he was wearing a diamond and jewel-encrusted, gold threaded robe and standing in a massive edifice to god that took three generations of stripping the county bare of all wealth to build.
Hypocrisy. Not interested.
I was NOT trying to put words into your mouth.Where is it written that I SAID you were angry????? I think YOU ARE mistaken. Or did this quote,"I never said I was angry either. Please do not put words in my mouth. And I already have listened to it time and time again. " not apply to me? I am getting tired of that HYPOCRITICAL crap too. Since we are in the same boat, need a paddle? SO please... correct your mistake.
Mark & another interested parties:
Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919-1995) - American militant atheist, founder of American Atheists, campaigner for the separation of church and state; filed the lawsuit that led the US Supreme Court to ban teacher-led prayer and Bible reading in public schools. Murdered by one of her own employees.
Yeh, no backtracking or apologizing for YOUR mistake.... I see how you are!
You know something, I'm in the "boat" right now of not replying to people who can't recognize that their poop stinks too.... When you are dealing with people like that... What's to prove to them? Don't you find it hard to debate a direct, logical individual who can't apologize for an error or go about correcting it?
My personal opinion, people like that are angry, demented hypocritics. How do you feel?
I got the website, to witness yourself... Want it?
It'll cost you>
You should read up on her. Very very very interesting person. OMG she was so hated by fanatical Christians. But thank goodness for her- I am a FIRM believer in keeping Church and State SEPARATE!!! She got prayer out of Public Schools in America. I couldn't thank her enough. I am a real big Activist on that issue. That is why I own so much information on this remarkable woman.
What mistake was that? I never make mistakes - I am perfect. But I would point out that the reason you bought her up was because she conveniently converted on her death bed. No?
She is interesting. I had never heard of her. Not a pleasant way to go either.
Uummm.... Still no apology?
Or was that your way of apologizing.
yeh, her death bed. She recorded everything and wrote it all down- in the end she was SO paranoid of everyone around her. Rightfully so I guess.
But you can do your own research. I am still waiting an apology. Got to go, be out for awhile, I am taking an adventure out of the house today. I got to go shower and take a Xanax.
You will be waiting a long time. One of the great things about writing like this is that it is still there for all to read. You clearly accused me of being angry because "Isn't the "sick and tiredness" you feel still stems from fear? Are you afraid of Christians repeating old habits and directing them ur way. Think of it like this for example; "OMFG! Not you Christian jerks again!" Fear is the root of all anger issues. Is it possible you fear you'll have to listen to it again, and again, and again? But under that layer- is it because you feel they maybe right?"
So, I have no intention of apologizing. Unless you want a jgrimes-type apology?
I am sorry you are so stupid you took that to mean what you took it to mean. Not really my fault though is it? But sure, if it makes your ego better - sorry.
Darlin'; shall I quote you from my hubpage were you made a direct comment towards me, ASSUMING the hub I had written was about YOU???? Shall I posted so the whole world can see that I didn't mention your name in it- but YOU made it about YOU????
Is it my mistake, but don't big boys like yourself know..... two wrongs don't make a right?
So by not apologizing.... I stand correct then. How about I go get the Julie apology in which YOU accepted as fair? Being a little hypocritical or is that your way of making yourself feel better- which by all means is fine too.
How could anyone over the age of 25 or 30 who claims to be even slightly educated not have heard about this woman. My god (Pan by the way), at the stink which was stired. Personally I do feel there is a lot of people on both sides of this arguement which do use stereotypes. They are very present even in this line of comments. Do some christians maybe even most go on about what the bible teaches? Yes they do. Many bring the subject up out of simple discussion, in order to see where things are and see different views. I know for a fact that jgrimes fits in this catagory. I have been in debates with which she has taken part in, and I know where she stands. It's not what some may think. Which leads me to a question for Mark though. How has your line of comments been any different from what you claim you don't like about "christians". You sterotype all of them in the same manner many of them sterotype people like yourself, or me. Being Wiccan, I have heard it all.
I think jgrimes question was a legit one. Why, on either side do people respond to the other side as they do? I really as yet seen a real answer on here about it. Alot of excuses and evasion but no real answers.
Fact is Fear could be a factor. Whether one is christian or non-christian. The human race has a tendency to fear things they don't fully understand. It gets worse when there are those who don't live up to the standards they teach. By the way that is not just a problem with christian.
Sorry I am so uneducated about your culture. I will do my best in future to educate myself about your country. Stereotypes?
Of course I am afraid. I am not afraid of the things she thinks I am afraid of though. I am certainly not afraid that the christians have it right and I will be judged and burned in hell for not believing.
I am afraid that the religions and governments will use the current situation to start another huge war that will swallow us all and many of the people I find here are the foot soldiers they will be using and the free propagandists they are already using.
I fear the things I do understand - not the ones I do not. And I understand religion very well thanks.
I guess it is just a reaction to a couple of thousand years of Christians speaking negatively about non-Christians
since the new topic is stereotypes, how do you define a Jew?
I have known artists - the worse they were the better they thought they were. I call it the Van Gogh complex.
Everybody scoffed at Van Gogh when he was alive. Therefore: my work is like Van Gogh, the more it is hated the better it must be. Also have heard the same from cultists.
I don't personally stereotype all Christians.
The absolutely best and most wonderful woman I know is a Christian - my mother. She's also low-key, private about it, and doesn't dismiss science or evolution.
I don't think there is much evidence of persecution of Christians in modern day America. You hear Christians complain about it, but I don't personally see it. Persecution is when someone hurts you or discriminates against you because of your race, religion, sex, sexuality, whatever. Christians are the mainstream group in the U.S. Most people self-identify as Christian.The current and past President are Christian.
I do hear Christians in these forums complain about persecution but I think they distort the term. Just because some people don't like them or don't agree with them--that isn't persecution or stereotyping. That's just life. Some people don't like me. I don't feel like they are persecuting me or stereotyping me, I just feel like you can't please everybody.
If someone showed up at my door and killed my cat just because I held a certain belief, then I'd feel persecuted. But if someone says to me, "Oh that's rubbish Pam, that's hogwash, I disagree," I'd just think they disagree.
Just being the target of a disagreement doesn't make somebody a victim. Also, I don't disagree with people because I fear their ideas, I disagree when their ideas seem wrong to me. In a free country we get to do that.
All this coming from???.....Shall I quote you again? In a free country we get to do that too.
You're right. "Persecution" is far too strong a word for the intellectual, social and philosophical opposition we face here in the States. (Now, I do think certain people who shall remain namless, might LIKE to increase the persecution level to something real...) BUT calling the opposition we face "Persecution" disrepects the Christians in parts of Somlia, China, India and the Middle East who are truly persecuted.
Quite right - the intellectual, social and philosophical opposition is necessary for a society. The ones who claim persecution the most are those who are themselves unwavering in their beliefs. If you dish out judgment, expect a backlash. Not just picking on US Christians, because other religions have extremists that are the first to cry 'foul' if somebody has the temerity to shout back at them.
Luckily, most people are moderate, so we can have a bit of a laugh during the philosophical debates
Never heard of the woman, either. Does that mean that I am even more stupid and uneducated than I thought?
It's worse. You do know Ringo Starr though, right?
Wasn't he the special prosecutor who got Bill Clinton impeached for using a cigar on his intern?
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar...............
What a diabolical way to treat a good cigar
Course I have heard of Ringo Starr - I am uneducated, so I spent most of my childhood watching 'Thomas the Tank Engine' instead of going to school.
BDazzler- Thanks for inspiring me to write this hub. I would like to share an alternative perspective about "persecution" in India: http://hubpages.com/hub/Do-I-need-to-de … -or-Hindus
Oh what the heck- Mark here is another incident where YOU made a mistake. Man you badger people to death when YOU feel wronged; but when it the other way around- maybe you need to see for yourself:
.............. Hows that for a quote Mark?
Give a second, I'll get the apology you seemed okay with...... I'll play it your way. I've been waiting for it....
Here Mark, THIS IS THE JULIE GRIMES WAY TOO: you like playing dirty? You like trying to purposely embarrass and harass people by accussing them of things they didn't say? By making people believe the "JULIE GRIMES" is only one sided when apologizing?.... nice Mark, I ready for you to show your other butt check:D
Julie Grimes' Apology directly to Mark:
"I am woman enough to say I'm sorry... hm, even though I didn't feel I needed to apologize I did it anyways. I found this on page 4. Now what Mark, what else would you like to personally destroy of mine? What else would you like to slam me about? How can I be of service to you, Mark? I asked you to scat and leave me alone. But you couldn't. No, you have to make everything public. Fine.
I hope must of you will take the time out for yourself to read my hubpages. I am very sorry for acting so poorly and personally attacking Mark. Understand that I am sick of him. Who wouldn't be when you've apologized and then he comments on your hub page that you didn't. I don't respect him or like him. I think he is wasted space. Do I wish him dead, HELL NO! Do I wish him harm, no. Do I wish to further engage him, NO. Do I wish everybody would stop reading his hub writings, NO. I encourage you to do so. Do I have a personal vendetta against Mark, NO. If you notice I wasn't the one making fun of what ones writes on about some else's hubpages in a forum. In a FORUM THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY HUBS!!! Mark I am sorry. I believe I have stated that several times now. I would've never of taken the time to personally humiliate someone, by posting a personal and private email. So the email is full of dislike and anger towards you. It wasn't posted on a FORUM. It was privately written to you.
If it makes you feel better Mark, I am crying.
If it makes you feel better Mark, I am insulted once again.
If it makes you feel better Mark, you've won. "
Are you just being unfair on purpose? I want to know if this is how you or other folks in England cheat in a debate? Here Mark, I thought we had moved passed the "GOOD NEWS" incident. Apparently NOT!
Mark are you still gathering "your goodies" to blast me with or have you just been schooled the Mark Knowles way?
Like I said, I been waiting.... Come on Mark I'm ready for you to "blast YOUR goody bag" of Julie Grimes. I am flattered that your thinking of me.... How sweet.
i just got a cow in my yard. Don't know how it is going to get out. It is a small one - 1/3 size.
Hey knol- after you lose the cow; check out #20 on this hubpage. Then let me know what's wrong with my sense of humor. I think this hub is great and #20 is too funny. I'm sick. But I'm laughing! It's great!!
http://hubpages.com/hub/Over-200-Odd-Fa … -Know-Them
This is a true story. The kids next door pushed the fence wires down so they
could step over. Now this cow is on the wrong side and I dont know how it is going to get out. I am not going to mess with it. Should be interesting.
Both mom and calf are gone. Had to get out the way it came in. I made the hole bigger. Have to assume it left the way it came and I missed it. So I assume the problem is solved. The farmer told me that might happen. And I told him I wasn't going to tend his fence for him. The kids are always going thru there.
I got on the FIRST PAGE of GOOGLE!!!!!! Thanks for the KARMA bud!!!!!!! hugs and kisses? How long did it take you? 4 wks baby, 4 wks!!! ROCK ON!!!! Thanks!
"How could anyone over the age of 25 or 30 who claims to be even slightly educated not have heard about this woman. My god (Pan by the way), at the stink which was stired."
Maybe because Mark, like me, isn't American?
You two are English Right?
Well, I think that's a pretty lame excuse. Especially if you claim to be so diverisified in Atheistism. Not saying that you all have ever made a proclaimation to such; but some people have painted that pretty picture of themselves.... Like, oh I don't know; Mr. MK has.
But LG, let us run with your theory and excuse.... Take this for an example, I've heard of Winston Churchill and I'm American. I've even have heard of Ringo Starr and I'm American. Nice try...
Have you ever heard of Elvis Presley or Barrack Obama? She was just as famous if not MORE.
Not here, she isn't. I did a quick straw poll of my room-mate at work, my parents, and my other half, and none of us had heard of her. And there are 7 degrees in that lot, including a history degree (-:
And your point is what? What is your point LG? I'll tell what first came to my mind. It was that America has better public school systems than apparently England does.
Please... move onto something more interesting than your friends...
I've been skimming this thread, haven't had the energy to read it all ... was the name of this famous woman, not known in England ever mentioned.?.. (Sorry for not reading it all ... time constraits you know)
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
JG bought her up because she apparently converted on her death bed, at least that is what jg said. It turned out she had been murdered and dismembered so never saw a death bed. I said I had never heard of her, which I hadn't and that started in on how uneducated I and LG were.
I mean jg has heard of Ringo Starr, so all English people should have heard of this woman...
Mark you started a whole forum topic on O'Hair . "Atheist Quotes" ... I started my own little private research project on her from that ... trying to decide what if anything to respond to your topic ... (I know better than to shoot from the hip when I'm speaking with you in your own arena...)
Or is that why you started that quote topic?
Oh come off it, Christianity is not under threat. Not from atheists and not from whatever stereotype you think is affixed to it. This faux-siege mentality and cries of discrimination against Christianity are misguided at best and counterproductive and ignorant at worst.
Wouldn't a religion based on a crucifixion be partial to a persecution creed.
Well it is one way of killing a conversation stone dead. You should have seen the tirade she deleted
Ask her about Arthur Scargill. I think he was friends with Ringo Starr and about on a par fame-wise. Not that the Beatles were popular in America or anything...............
You know, Julie. If you weren't so rude to everyone people might appreciate what you have to say more.
How very tactful of you since my mother died of brain cancer.
Julie, Based on the entire thread that I have read when you started making comments, you have came off rude and condescending. In order to get your point across you do not have to come out of the gates defensive. As for the woman you were discussing I am aware of her and look where she ended up, six feet under. You state that we stuff our beliefs down your throat but yet, the woman that you are praising did the same thing. Our founding fore-fathers are probably turning over in their graves, and to think you as well call yourself an American? Shame on you!! I am not one to push my Christian beliefs on anyone and Mark would attest to that, but you are hurtful and cruel to so many when they are simply stating their opinions.
Uninvited Writer is correct as you need to review your comments as they appear to me as well that you are being rude and this is why you are being bashed at making little or no sense.
You have diplomacy and tact in you, use it as a little kindness goes a long way.
You also owe "UNINVITED WRITER" an apologize as that remark was cruel and hurtful!!!::::
Oh, I will testify to that. I have been giving AEvans a hard time for her belief in a magical invisible super being for ages, and she has yet to rise to the bait
No, but I did ... AEvans reminds me a lot of my sister and that first debate I got in with you was because you were picking on her and I have an over-developed brother instinct! Of course, in retrospect, I consider it divine providence!
I am a big brother myself......
You decide on the other thread.
An interesting woman. She only recently came to my attention.
You both are too kind, I do still believe that Uninvited Writer a sincere apology as it was cruel and heartless thing to say, you can do it jgrimes , yes you can!!!
Underwriter and I have history. Maybe Underwriter would like to tell you herself about. It has to do with BPD. WHICH I don't have but SHE apparently would point that out to everyone. Her and I have history. The brain cancer comment was made, because her and I know what's that about...
Rude? I don't get it. Would you rather I'd just lie and so about brown nosing everyone, just so they'd "like" me. To some people kissing each others bottoms seemed to be the only thing that matters here on hubpages. Am I belittling? Sure. Ever listen to a Defense lawyer through out a trial? A really good one... The only thing that I see around here are Judges.
Does that help move an issue along? No, that usually leads to more "kissing each others bottoms" if you agree. Does that help solve anything? I would much rather comfront a person in a communication matter, than to have other outcomes exist because nobody was wrangling an issue and worrying about manners. For an example; Let us say that a BIG group of Scientists and Engineers are at a Zoo. And they're there for research on evolution and disproving the God stuff . Now try to follow me here; but let us say that a group of Religious Terrorist (I prefer Zealits) pass them by. But in passing them by, they shot all the Scienctists and Researchers dead... because they thought they were trying to disprove the "God" theory. Now for a REAL example.... Eric Robert Rudolph . Any of you ever heard of this man???? Eric Robert Rudolph.....
He is the Olympic Park Bomber, Atlanta, GA, USA in 1996. Why did he kill two people and injured more than 90 to a 100 people? ABORTION! Nobody was talking about it. Everyone in America just POLITELY agreed to disagree and the subject was never broached in conversation. Till he pulled this stunt and a couple other bombings. Now, YOU can't get Americans to shut up about abortion. It is everywhere. But guess what?????
Rude, yeah I'll concede to that... Maybe I am to not make friends. Maybe I am here to avoid future BOMBS!!! I will not apologize for that. I will not. Thank you AEVANS.
But kissing bottoms, making small talk? I've tried that- people like LG refuse to let me and Underwriter. To Underwriter, everything I had to say- she'd post BPD.
LG- taking a straw poll (just) to prove what???? Are you wanting me to feed their EGO? No, I'm not that kind of person. I won't do that, for friendship or kindness. If somebody asks me if they look fat in a pair of jeans- I'll tell ya. I won't apologize for that. Want me to lie? No- I am not going to apologize for NOY lying either. Nope, ain't gonna happen. What was the purpose of LG's thread? (or Underwriter's really)
I could careless how many friends or degrees LG's groupies have. I have a husband who is a Engineer. He is like Bill Gates. He has his own computer language that DARPA uses. May not have Gates money, but my husband knows Bill and Steve(Apple) well. Big deal, what's that got to do with knowing the Atheist founder or not? Nothing. What would you think my point was then- if I had post LG's reply? My sister in law has 2 Doctorate Degree's. One in Education and One in Hospital Administration. Between just those two- I have 2 people to whom, I know, so if we are counting and taking straw polls for a GOOD HONEST reason- well by all means... I have 5 degrees, and only 3 people. So I ask, what was the use of that conversation? Because, somehow LG thought their participants hadn't heard of her; that means.... What? Uneducated perhaps? That's what the comment said to me. I will not apologize for that either. No. Should I've posted back to LondonGirl that I have 1 son who has never even heard of the Beatles and one son who is a history buff- but to him Winston Churchill is a big fat advertisement for promoting cigars? Should I had ignored LG- YEAH I'll agree to that. But, that's back to the whole "Nobody" is talking about it so, let us raise another Eric Rudolph. No- not my style. I will not apologize for that.
So now where are we? Disappointed? Good. Then I'm at least making you think... and I really don't care what is thought of me. I will not lie to be pleasant. I will not agree to make friends. I will not refrain from pushing the boundaries on social topics- because when people like me stop- nothing is left but war and BOMBERS! I will not apologize. I live in a country where everyday is a blessing to be alive. A blessing from whom- don't know- don't really care. I have my beliefs and I TRULY don't care how others believe. I do challenge the others thoughts and perceptions- BUT FORCE- no! Ever been FORCIBLY raped, stabbed, robbed???? That IS forcing someone to do something. Using that term in a forum is pure non-sense. If someone has been FORCING YOU to believe something or do something- I ASSURE you, YOU'LL NEVER FORGET IT!:LOL:
I will apologize for the length of the rant. As for Underwriter- she knows, she also knows what BPD is and I am glad to see that she is no longer suggesting I have that. It was her way( I FIRMLY BELIEVE) to say, hey everybody I'm stupid because of the BPD mental illness. I'm rude, please- she's no sugar cookie either.
Actually, you dozy mare, it was another hubber altogether.
So next time you want to go off on one of your "I'm a victim, just honest, telling the truth, stopping bombs" illiterate rants, perhaps check your target first?
My,My kissing each others bottoms that could cause some issues, seriously I did not realize that you are not AMERICAN with regards to Eric Rudolph all of us are aware of him , with regards to disappointment absolutely not , as sometimes it is good to vent and let it all out as that is what makes some of us feel better, I would certainly be concerned if you were ranting and raving and didn't vent as then you certainly would not have any substance with regards to what you are addressing. If you are here to avoid future bombs, I cannot think of one person on here , who would bomb anybody can you? I have been FORCIBLY raped , you should read about my life and I will never forget it, but I am certainly an ADVOCATE for others who have dealt with the same experiences, so it really isn't something to laugh about.
I believe that you just want your voice heard and the only way you can do that , is to taunt, argue and be blunt, you feel if you are kind about it nobody will pay attention, the fact of the matter is sometimes you can make people listen as you are reading and paying attention to me now aren't you? BPD( Bi-POLAR DISORDER) and having it , does not make anybody an idiot it just makes them more on edge then a normal person and quite moody. There is medication for that and I am certain that you are taken it. Relax and take a deep breath we are listening.
Been FORCEFULLY RAPPED TOO!!! Good then I hoped you'd agree that communication through a forum is NOT FORCE! Maybe you should read some of my hubs.... You'd see me it better.
As for bi-polar disorder??? BPD IS BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER!!~!!! ONLY SURVIVORS OF HORRIFIC, HORRIFIC, HORRIFIC events get this... And somehow Underwriter thinks that makes you stupid!!!! PLEASE>
BPD IS AN EVIROMENTAL DISORDER OF THE BRAIN DUE TO PEOPLE DOING UNTHINKABLE THINGS TO YOUNG CHILDREN.... AS THESE CHILDREN GROW UP THEY GROW UP WITH A SPLIT PERSONALITY THAT IS A DEFENSE MECHANISM. IT IS A SERIOUS NON_CURABLE DISEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If YOU would of read my hub- you'd know; that even with MY shitty life, I DON"T HAVE IT!!!! I'VE BEEN BLESSED WITH COMPLEX PTSD!!!!! Bi-polar- what you serious? Besides criticizing me all the time- do you all really know anything??? I am done here! You all are so full of SHIT!!! Bi-polar.................... SHIT YOU'RE BORN WITH THAT!
BPD IS BECAUSE YOU WERE SOLD AS A SEX SLAVE AT THE AGE OF 4; BY YOUR MOTHER! RESEARCH NEXT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and instead of worrying about me and my manners, TRY TO LEARN SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Honey, BPD is an abbreviation that we use for Bi-Polar so I apologize for the error I certainly know what the differences are as I am a R.N. so you do not have to shout. I will be happy to read your articles and I do not think you are stupid as you have experienced horrible things which is unfortunate and I learn something everyday , you have just shown me a reaction that is caused by your illness , so I have learned something and so have you.
Now you've done it AEvans, we are back to aggressive victimhood, instead of just aggression.
And bi-polar isn't "something you are born with". So it's not exactly AEvans who is ignorant and stupid.
"There is fairly consistent evidence from prospective studies that recent life events and interpersonal relationships contribute to the likelihood of onsets and recurrences of bipolar mood episodes, as they do for onsets and recurrences of unipolar depression. There have been repeated findings that between a third and a half of adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder report traumatic/abusive experiences in childhood, which is associated on average with earlier onset, a worse course, and more co-occurring disorders such as PTSD. The total number of reported stressful events in childhood is higher in those with an adult diagnosis of bipolar spectrum disorder compared to those without, particularly events stemming from a harsh environment rather than from the child's own behavior."
"As with other mental disorders, the causes of BPD are complex and unknown. One finding is a history of childhood trauma (possibly child sexual abuse), although researchers have suggested diverse possible causes, such as a genetic predisposition, neurobiological factors, environmental factors or brain abnormalities."
Congratulations on your success in debating.
And, of course, your modesty in needing the details forced out of you in this fashion.
We have a past? I made one comment to you to chill out, I don't remember having any other discussions with you. I have no idea what your comment was about. But, you know, I don't have time for your petty nastiness. Have a good life.
She's confused you with someone else. Amid a fair bit of confusion.
But still, don't hold your breath waiting for an apology or two!
Finally! Are you ready to pick on someone else? Someone your own size? GOOODDDD.
If hell existed, I'd kiss the Devil's feet in happiness!
I think it was, in fact, borderline personality disorder someone (not UW) mentioned a few weeks ago. It struck a nerve, and she continues to strike.
Ahh.... hmmm... ok... ok... point taken... uh huh that's right... you have point there... christians... yep they're cool... just open your mind... no no no... don't close it... the moment you think you're right that's when you're wrong... sure... ok... wait... i got to pee...
You are nicer than I am. I feel we shouldn't be going through it.....
There's only some much aggression, rudeness and sheer nastiness I can read before I stop feeling any sympathy for someone. And someone who uses her alleged past as a weapon is a pain to boot.
I just started to read the forum and I felt as you know that she had been rude, but I do have to say she may not come back as I really irritated her and to think 98% of the time I am kind as it is just my character and I believe many would fall off there seats if I would have tore her apart
however just like you I was being diplomatic and she lost her ever living mind, I do however feel bad for her and I certainly hope she is in counseling and is on meds.
LG- YOU ARE DEAD WRONG AS USUAL! MORONS!
Want to really do something worthy, really want to debate- quit scratching your ass and boot yourself to PoliticalBase.com.
Fuck YOU! and FUCK YOU STUPID PEOPLE!!!!!
Jesus Loves you too!!! Name calling , now that is something a child would do, stop using your illness as an excuse , you don't want anyone to think you are a fool, but you are certainly acting like a fool. Stupid people? My son uses that terminology and I would hope that you would be over 8. Act like an adult and use proper verbage , if you want people to listen to you, and why would you delete your articles???? Now you see why some think you are nuts??? I cannot pity you when you act like this , as this is pure nonsense take your meds.
Reading through these posts, I found one sentence a person wrote which was:
I don't think there is much evidence of persecution of Christians in modern day America.
A voice doesn't declare the totality of persecution. With Christ being removed from everything, schools, events and even some churches, this too is a form of persecution.
I do have one question for Julie, you are asking that we read about your life however I do not see a single article published????
there were a load of poor-me hubs, they seem to have been deleted.
I guess she really got upset I pushed her over the top and I honestly do feel horrible.
No reason for you to feel bad Juliana. You simply told her the truth as you saw it in as kind and civilized way as you can.
Sometimes people stay sick because they can't help themselves. Sometimes they stay sick because they are sympathy junkies. Between you and London Girl you've got both sides covered.
London Girl won't give her the sympathy ... you provided valid medical suggestions (meds and counseling)
It isn't anywhere near persecution, in my view.
I do immigration law, and one of the key international tests for being a refugee is "a well-founded fear of persecution".
To quote from the House of Lords case of Horvath:
"Professor Hathaway, The Law of Refugee Status, makes it plain in his chapter on "Persecution" that in his view the intention of the drafters of the Convention was to restrict refugee status to situations where there was a risk of a type of injury that would be inconsistent with the basic duty of protection owed by the state to its own population. In the course of his discussion of this concept he says this, at p. 104:
"The existence of past or anticipated suffering alone, therefore, does not make one a refugee, unless the state has failed in relation to some duty to defend its citizenry against the particular form of harm anticipated."
At pp. 104-105 he suggests that persecution may be defined as "the sustained or systemic violation of basic human rights demonstrative of a failure of state protection." Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, The Refugee in International Law, (Clarendon Press, 1996), 2nd ed., pp. 70-71 notes that the concept of persecution is not limited to the actions of governments or their agents, and that persecution can result where protection is unavailable because governments are unable to suppress the activities of the perpetrators or unwilling or reluctant to do so or are colluding with those responsible. "
This isn't just a legal issue. People I see who have been persecuted for their religion have been repeatedly raped, beaten, kidnapped, imprisoned,tortured, had relatives killed in front of them, had their daughters forceably converted and married off, had their entire possessions stolen or burned. That's persecution.
But on a more serious note, as this thread is clearly about Ringo Starr, a reporter once asked John Lennon if he thought Ringo was the best drummer in the world. John's reply - he's not even the best drummer in the Beatles.
somehow found myself reading this whole thread///tried to find the missing hubs out of curiousity in a way back machine....found this instead..a running commentary on hub forum experiences...along with the 4 noble truths?...hard to believe it was written by the same person as the babbling tirades that were printed here
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