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http://www.atheistnation.net/video.php?p=37

Wow...that first part just shocked me behind words....my mouth hung open while I watched the part when they were chanting..
12-25-2006 12:40 PM
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I refuse to submit myself to such terror

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That was a waste of ten minutes. My response... meh. There are many paths up the mountain of enlightenment. Not to say the path shown in the video is a good one. There are many mountains, including those of ignorance.

Holy shit. I had a feeling of deja vu for a feeling of deja vu for writing this post. Woah... too much eggnog.
12-25-2006 02:16 PM
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I don't believe that they are less than human. True believers like those have a tendency to treat the non-believer as less than human. I don't want a world free of them, but they want a world free of me and people like me. So, tell me again why I shouldn't be scared of these people.

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I feel a more important question is what are they willing to do to get a homogeneous world. There are many people, lifestyles, and beliefs that I believe should be wiped from the face of the Earth. But I would never get kill them for that reason. If they believe I am less than human I would try to persuade them I am a person. If our beliefs conflicted and they responded to this conflict with violence, I would defend myself, violently if I need to.

Only be scared when there is serious talk about getting rid of people.
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You remember that Left Behind video game I posted about? There's the dress rehearsal. Scared yet?

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Fear is an irrational emotion and I'm not scared yet. I'm still worried though.
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what? fear is probably the most rational and useful emotion of them all, it helps you know what to do in a potentially dangerous situation. without fear, how would you know if there was a threat? in a situation like this fear is good, because it can serve as a warning.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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I fully understand the importance of emotions. I meant that fear isn't something you make a conscious decision about. I recognize that this situation is bad but I am not afraid of it.
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Fear is different than anxiety, which I think Kirby means.

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I mean that people do not always get the emotions suited for a situation.
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I saw this on late night news.The priestess or leader or whatever the fuck you want to call her was calling a little girl a non-believer and a heathen and some other things I can't remember,and the girl was crying.I just wanted to hug her and tell it was okay.You don't tell children,let alone anyone,that their God wants them to rage war against countries that don't have the same faith.

"Want evidence of how deeply we've allowed the media to define our beauty? Look in the mirror. How many of you honestly believe in your own essential beauty? Isn't it wrong that we have let the bastards define human beauty for us, instead of encouraging us to look within each other for it?"
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wow. i just saw the whole thing...HOLY FUCKING SHIT. jesus is rolling over in his grave cause of these people, they had a fucking cardboard cutout of Bush and were praying for it! and those kids all dressed in camo chanting and calling themselves "God's Army," that was just scary. one thing though, in the part where the little girl, Rachael or whatever her name was, was bowling and prays to Jesus for a strike before she rolls, if you look closely over her shoulder afterwards you can see she got a gutterball. Laugh

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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the truly ironic thing is that jesus christ himself (and i do believe he probably existed, just like any philosopher who went against his or her, though mostly his, time) was a saint (no pun intended)
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yeah. he preached PEACE, i mean come on! if he saw this shit he'd have a goddamn seizure. if he is really god's son then the reason he's probably never come back is because he's so pissed at these people that he's too embarassed.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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AHM TEH HOLY SPIRIT MUTHAFUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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