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Religion This deviation may or may not contain material that offends you or your beliefs. Read the whole thing first and then comment if you want.
Okay, so I will now write about religion. The religion I am most familiar with (and the one everyone shoves down my throat) is Christianity. I am NOT against Christianity, actually. I am completely okay with talking and being friends with people who are Christians. However, it seems that once you tell them you are an atheist, some of them think you are a horrible Satan-worshipper and they try to 'fix' you. I realize that not all Christians are like that. I have some Christian friends that are fine with people not believing in a deity. These are things that Christians have said (the ones that push religion down your throat). I am writing this from an atheist's point of view.
1.) You don't believe in God? You're going to Hell.
First off, telling someone who is an atheist that they are going to Hell is rea
HonestyTo anyone who wants to claim that 'reparative' therapy (to convert homosexuals to heterosexuals) should be legal for minors: at least be honest about what you support.
Systematically dehumanizing patients by telling them that they are dirty, broken, and shameful. Verbal abuse is a central part of the therapy.
Isolating patients from their friends and family and removing any methods of contact like phones and computers. Only approved people are allowed to be contacted at all. Phone calls are often monitered by therapists, violating any hope of privacy. Letters are read before being sent and, if the counselor does not approve of the content, they are discarded.
Coercing frequent confessions from the patients about how they are sinful or worthless. Often privileges like the ability to contact family or leave the facility are withheld until the counselor feels the patient expresses e
Disagree w/ religion isn't disliking the religiousI previous did a stamp in which I said “disagree is not dislike” speaking to the many, mostly conservatives from what I see, with the tagline “Liberals hate me”.. just because you disagree with someone on certain issues, does not mean that you dislike them as a person. I have several conservative friends that I either disagree with on almost all political issues but they can have a good time outside of that field.. or I may disagree with them on a few issues, and agee with others.
While one would imagine that this is a very simple concept to grasp. I have been seeing some postings on a few pieces on this site, and on youtube videos that I follow about if you are an atheist [agnostic atheist for me] then you must not only disagree with a religion but you must have a deep hatred for the followers of that religion.
I was going to make this into a stamp but I did not like the way it came out so will just write this…
It would seem a simple concept enough.