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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBear View Post
    You always randomly talk about religion and how little you think about it, in quite an obnoxious manner and you do this frequently. So that probably also has some bearing on why it sounds aggressive to me especially. But as Rev said, it just sounds personal no matter.
    Now see, this is an example of a personal attack. GG GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Everyday Legend View Post
    Dude, Jesus would agree to disagree. He seemed like a very moderate, chill kind of dude.
    Yeah exactly. I mean, I don't believe Superman is real but I still consider him a role model.

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    >goes into temple and wrecks Jew's shit destroying all their stuff
    >calls them children of Satan

    Hitler was the second coming guys. We missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usedtabe View Post
    >goes into temple and wrecks Jew's shit destroying all their stuff
    >calls them children of Satan

    Hitler was the second coming guys. We missed it.
    But that would mean the Rapture and the Holocaust were...actually the same thing...

    *mind blown*

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    I mean the broken crosses on their flags and arms was a dead giveaway. Lets be real here, we revere the cross for what it represents but it wouldn't surprise me if Jesus hated the fucker.

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    I remember in church once, they asked us kids what we'd give Jesus for his birthday. One little girl said she'd give him a little gold cross to wear around his neck. Even as a child this stood out to me as an exceptionally shitty idea. If you met Martin Luther King, would you give him a little gold rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Legendhead View Post
    Now see, this is an example of a personal attack. GG GB
    Sounds like more of a mere observation :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Hatman View Post
    Sounds like more of a mere observation :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revuhlooshun View Post
    As an atheist, I thought they both sounded like insults. The first one is calling someone who believes in religion an idiot, and it's just a really round-about way to insult somebody. The second one is a direct insult that gets to the point. Honestly, I'd prefer the second one if it were hurled at me, simply because it's concise and doesn't beat around the bush.
    This. If I heard either of those statements from someone it wouldn't give me a very good impression of the speaker, and I'm not religous at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Mxy Yost View Post
    This. If I heard either of those statements from someone it wouldn't give me a very good impression of the speaker, and I'm not religous at all.
    Okay. It's still not a personal attack.

    "Christianity is a belief for idiots who need to be told what to think"

    "The Xbone is a console for idiots who need to be told what to buy, when they can play it, etc."

    These are vague generalizations and not targeted at individuals. The only difference in the construct of either sentence is in the emotional attachment of the reader. Now, is it possible to regulate discussions based on the emotional attachment of each forum member? It would be lovely if such a thing could happen but if we try to force it, all we'll achieve is to give the loudest complainers their way. It'll come down to not what's fair or accurate or right but which cliques have the most influence. If that were to happen, anyone not interested in joining a clique would be a fool to care about this place. They'd have no individual voice in it, and no choice but to simply go along with what other people want them to say.

    And while I'm at it...have I been clear enough in presenting the statement in question as hypothetical? I don't actually think Christians are idiots. Not all of them anyway. That's just the example I went with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Legendhead View Post
    Okay. It's still not a personal attack.

    "Christianity is a belief for idiots who need to be told what to think"

    "The Xbone is a console for idiots who need to be told what to buy, when they can play it, etc."
    Both those hypothetical statements are equal to me. They're sweeping, dismissive, and inaccurate opinions intended to insult rather than persuade.. A statement doesn't need to be a personal attack to make the speaker sound ignorant.

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    What Mxy said. But less eloquent and with a curse word.

    I need coffee.

    How the fuck did it get to religion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Mxy Yost View Post
    Both those hypothetical statements are equal to me. They're sweeping, dismissive, and inaccurate opinions intended to insult rather than persuade.. A statement doesn't need to be a personal attack to make the speaker sound ignorant.
    I agree with all of this, especially the last part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usedtabe View Post
    I mean the broken crosses on their flags and arms was a dead giveaway. Lets be real here, we revere the cross for what it represents but it wouldn't surprise me if Jesus hated the fucker.
    The Germans went to war with an iron cross, while the Americans rode into it with a pentagram.

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    I love how this thread degenerated to this level from page 1:



    We should do this again sometime!

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    Haha ikr? You gotta love how some people get so bent out of shape by some guy with a sign.

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    The guy needed help and you guys are being dicks. DUH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Mxy Yost View Post

    Both those hypothetical statements are equal to me. They're sweeping, dismissive, and inaccurate opinions intended to insult rather than persuade.. A statement doesn't need to be a personal attack to make the speaker sound ignorant.
    One of them makes a speaker sound ignorant, the other makes the speaker sound ignorant AND aggressive.

    One of those stances shows malicious intent, while the other just shows a skewed viewpoint.

    One of these is something to be moderated, the other is to just shake your head at and ignore.

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    I'd say it's hard to ignore either of them. Both are skewed and aggressive.

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