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You've just labeled your own actions. Fantastic!

Exactly my point. Um... you don't really... grasp... the concept of irony, do you?
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Exactly my point. Um... you don't really... grasp... the concept of irony, do you?

The irony really is stupendous.

 

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post #323 of 334
I have to wonder sometimes if the condescending attitude isn't intentional. Is it just in their nature?

I mean, I know they revile humanity as a plague - a vile parasite that is devouring the earth and everything on it and will ultimately destroy it unless a few "enlightened" individuals are allowed control everything (the economy, governments, etc.), to exterminate surplus population at will and force the majority of us to continue to live in poverty "for our own good and the good of the planet" whilst enjoying the very best of everything themselves and claiming they are exempt from the rules and restrictions that must be placed on everyone else for whatever reason.

But really, whatever happened to good old common courtesy?

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post #324 of 334
I recall many Americans being labelled as "un-American" because they didn't support the GW & Cronies, Inc.™ war in Iraq.

I also recall large portions of the US population falling outside of something called "Real America".

I also recall signs suggesting the US is a "White Christian Nation", again alienating large portions of the population.

There are plenty of other examples.

And some people are worried that the liberals are condescending?

That makes me laugh.

 

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I recall many Americans being labelled as "un-American" because they didn't support the GW & Cronies, Inc. war in Iraq.

I also recall large portions of the US population falling outside of something called "Real America".

I also recall signs suggesting the US is a "White Christian Nation", again alienating large portions of the population.

There are plenty of other examples.

And some people are worried that the liberals are condescending?

That makes me laugh.

Interesting that it makes you laugh. I find it quite repugnant.

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post #326 of 334
GOPpers also have a tendency to invoke God at every turn.

"God will make me stronger." So, forget what I did and continue to support me because I'm actually a cool guy. Just ask my babe on the hiking trail...

Sara is now claiming that God wrote on his hands too, so "I'm in good company."

Among many others.

 

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post #327 of 334
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GOPpers also have a tendency to invoke God at every turn.

"God will make me stronger." So, forget what I did and continue to support me because I'm actually a cool guy. Just ask my babe on the hiking trail...

Sara is now claiming that God wrote on his hands too, so "I'm in good company."

Among many others.

She is forgetting that God is an atheist without a physical body.
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post #328 of 334
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Sara is now claiming that God wrote on his hands too, so "I'm in good company."

When did God do this? I must have missed that in my theological exegesis..oh wait, it's just another raving fundie-loony....
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When did God do this? I must have missed that in my theological exegesis..oh wait, it's just another raving fundie-loony....

http://www.torontosun.com/news/weird.../13155416.html

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Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Ohio over the weekend about her hand notes that were discovered during a speech to the U.S. Tea Party convention last month, Palin referred to a Bible verse a supporter had sent her.

Isaiah 49:16 reads: "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me."

"Hey, if it was good enough for God, scribbling on the palm of his hand, it's good enough for me, for us, she said to the audience of a pro-life fundraiser. In that passage he says, 'I wrote your name on the palm of my hand to remember you.' And I'm like, 'OK, I'm in good company.'"

A stretch, yes. A loony. Hardly. If anything, she was making a joke to lighten things up. But I know that does not work for some of you...
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post #330 of 334
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http://www.torontosun.com/news/weird.../13155416.html

A stretch, yes. A loony. Hardly. If anything, she was making a joke to lighten things up. But I know that does not work for some of you...

Doesn't Judaism have strict injunctions against ascribing anthropomorphic characteristics to God?

It really takes something to steal someone else's religion, thousands of years after the fact and THEN actually twist it in on itself so it means something the original you stole it from would find it blasphemous...

It's utterly unbelievable...
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post #331 of 334
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Doesn't Judaism have strict injunctions against ascribing anthropomorphic characteristics to God?

It really takes something to steal someone else's religion, thousands of years after the fact and THEN actually twist it in on itself so it means something the original you stole it from would find it blasphemous...

It's utterly unbelievable...

Steal a religion? How does one do that exactly?

As for the anthropomorphic question, whether or not this is true (and not being a scholar of Judaism I cannot say), they were called on their overzealous rules and regulations. To say that God has hands would follow us being made in his image. The Bible, both Old and New Testament speak to of God having physical characteristics of holding us in his hands in multiple places. So no, I do not accept your interpretation of what is blasphemous.

What is unbelievable is that you find this worthy of getting worked up over. If she had claimed that God himself wrote it on her hand, perhaps....
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post #332 of 334
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Steal a religion? How does one do that exactly?

In Christianity's case I suppose it merely co-opts the Holy Scriptures of a religion thousands of years older and lumps them together with their own new ones and gives the whole thing a new name after changing bits it doesn't like.

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As for the anthropomorphic question, whether or not this is true (and not being a scholar of Judaism I cannot say), they were called on their overzealous rules and regulations. To say that God has hands would follow us being made in his image. The Bible, both Old and New Testament speak to of God having physical characteristics of holding us in his hands in multiple places. So no, I do not accept your interpretation of what is blasphemous.

You might want to try veering away from the literal too while you are about it.

I have heard it said that the literalist mindset is a rather limited one. The Taleban would certainly bear that out and their fundie-Xian counterparts don't do much better.

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What is unbelievable is that you find this worthy of getting worked up over. If she had claimed that God himself wrote it on her hand, perhaps....

Not really worked up. Palin is not worth it it's true....what she stands for IS though I think...bit like when they had segregation...people couldn't see what people were 'worked up over' then either...happens now today too now I come to think of it with torture and 'frat-house hazing' which brings us full circle as that is pretty much the sort of view Palin has - with or without bring God into it (which, you're right, is a blasphemy when speaking of her ilk).
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In Christianity's case I suppose it merely co-opts the Holy Scriptures of a religion thousands of years older and lumps them together with their own new ones and gives the whole thing a new name after changing bits it doesn't like.

However since you have "the right view" we should all believe as you do...

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You might want to try veering away from the literal too while you are about it.

I have heard it said that the literalist mindset is a rather limited one. The Taleban would certainly bear that out and their fundie-Xian counterparts don't do much better.

Talk about missing the point... If that is where you get to after this you are bent on the outcome regardless...

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Not really worked up. Palin is not worth it it's true....what she stands for IS though I think...bit like when they had segregation...people couldn't see what people were 'worked up over' then either...happens now today too now I come to think of it with torture and 'frat-house hazing' which brings us full circle as that is pretty much the sort of view Palin has - with or without bring God into it (which, you're right, is a blasphemy when speaking of her ilk).

Ok, how you twist your way through that and feel like you made a coherent argument on the other side is beyond me. You are now making the argument it seems that Palin writing on her hand, and claiming that God did is the same as holding slaves, torture, hazing and more. Then you claim to know what Palin truly believes on these issues and based on your insight into her mind you know that her talking about God is blasphemy...

You really think well of yourself to ascribe that level of knowledge based on the limited (none) contact you have had with a person that you have only read about...
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post #334 of 334
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I think the best way to handle this is just make everyone aware that this Mumbo Jumbo guy has the same IP address as Hassan i Sabbah, who was banned.

Why was Hassan i Sabbah banned?

Mumbo Jumbo joined 05-31-2002

Hassan i Sabbah (banned) joined 06-13-2002

Are they necessarily the same persons? Just share the same computer.
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