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Thread #59418   Message #3462111
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-Jan-13 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
LH,

The flip side of the diatribe about intolerant atheists is the ugly side of the christians (or other industrial religion zealots) who not only put their gods at the top of all religion and assume that all gods are actually THEIR god in disguise (thereby dismissing the autonomy of those other religions), they drive around with bumper stickers that say "My God is Better than Your God." They drank the Koolaid their religious leaders dispense so they accept the bible as literal and their religious leaders as infallible, and want to shape to government and society to fit their world view. They do not accept "live and let live" as an altruistic way to get along and their religion has built in method of spreading by testifying and by sending out missionaries to interfere with other religions around the world or in remote corners of their own continent. These christians can not see the beauty and balance of native religions that grew organically in a given landscape and taught those societies how to get along and live successfully on their land. They enslave native populations to the foreign urban religion and shift the self-sustaining agricultural and hunting practices away from earth-friendly methods in order to grow products they can't use to exchange for money to purchase refined foods and useless plastic products.

Yes, there is a flip side to the insensitive atheist, just as there is a flip side to the thoughtful intelligent religious observer.