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Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:59:43 PM »
I doubt I am alone in getting extremely fed up with the very small handful of 'Christian' posters on this forum, and one in particular, who keep slagging off non believers and pagans in a very unpleasant fashion. Yet if anyone retaliates in kind they scream, whinge and throw a temper tantrum! They seem totally unable to see that their behaviour is not only very hypocritical, it sullies the faith they claim to love.

If a faith doesn't make you a better person there is no point in it, in my opinion.

And before anyone, as they surely will, points out how imperfect I am, yes realise I am far from being any kind of saint.
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 02:49:33 AM »


Some people don't seem to understand that this is an internet forum, and as  such is as far from the real world as you can effectively get.  If you take it so seriously, then you need to get a hobby, and occupy your mind with something substantial. 
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 10:12:01 AM »

Some people don't seem to understand that this is an internet forum, and as  such is as far from the real world as you can effectively get.  If you take it so seriously, then you need to get a hobby, and occupy your mind with something substantial.

Then why do you complain at the odd use of bad language, if, as you say, you are not taking it seriously?
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 10:57:54 AM »
Then why do you complain at the odd use of bad language, if, as you say, you are not taking it seriously?

It is not whether the forum is serious or not, in this instance, it is about your respect for others and how you address them when it comes to the use of foul language.  The English Language,  the most expressive in the world, has words for every kind of need or emotion.  There are literally tens of thousands of adjectives for every need and nuance of meaning;  and it speaks volumes to the sparsity of peoples' vocabularies if they cannot express themselves without expletives.  Ever heard of a thesaurus? 
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2015, 11:00:54 AM »
Course I have - they died out with all the others 65 million years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2015, 11:14:08 AM »
Course I have - they died out with all the others 65 million years ago.

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2015, 11:41:46 AM »
It is not whether the forum is serious or not, in this instance, it is about your respect for others and how you address them when it comes to the use of foul language.  The English Language,  the most expressive in the world, has words for every kind of need or emotion.  There are literally tens of thousands of adjectives for every need and nuance of meaning;  and it speaks volumes to the sparsity of peoples' vocabularies if they cannot express themselves without expletives.  Ever heard of a thesaurus?

Fuck! If you rule out the use of swear words you're limiting your vocabulary. I would have thought that was fucking obvious.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 11:44:24 AM »
It is indeed true (obvious, actually) that a vocabulary of x words + swearing is going to be larger than x - swearing. That's simple maths, not linguistics.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2015, 12:23:27 PM »
I doubt I am alone in getting extremely fed up with the very small handful of 'Christian' posters on this forum, and one in particular, who keep slagging off non believers and pagans in a very unpleasant fashion. Yet if anyone retaliates in kind they scream, whinge and throw a temper tantrum! They seem totally unable to see that their behaviour is not only very hypocritical, it sullies the faith they claim to love.

If a faith doesn't make you a better person there is no point in it, in my opinion.


Imagine how nasty these people would be if they were not Christians.
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2015, 12:27:39 PM »
Imagine how nasty these people would be if they were not Christians.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2015, 06:22:27 PM »
It is indeed true (obvious, actually) that a vocabulary of x words + swearing is going to be larger than x - swearing. That's simple maths, not linguistics.

And of course, spurious.  You can add as many swear words as you like to your vocabulary  ( in your case, taking it into the tens!),  but it still doesn't by any stretch, make it acceptable to anybody with standards  -  you may need to look that last word up!
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2015, 06:24:13 PM »
'Standards' is just your excuse for prudery.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2015, 06:27:31 PM »
'Standards' is just your excuse for prudery.

Any excuse to (try) and justify bad manners, and unnecessary bad language.  It must be horrendous in your family when you get into some discussion or other. And I dread to think what your games of scrabble are like!   :)
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2015, 06:34:35 PM »
And of course, spurious.  You can add as many swear words as you like to your vocabulary  ( in your case, taking it into the tens!),  but it still doesn't by any stretch, make it acceptable to anybody with standards  -  you may need to look that last word up!

Nope - I think old Shaky delivers some of the best fucking prose we ever see posted in this Forum!

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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2015, 06:37:32 PM »
Nope - I think old Shaky delivers some of the best fucking prose we ever see posted in this Forum!

I agree, his prose is the word you use to describe it!
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2015, 06:47:42 PM »
Any excuse to (try) and justify bad manners, and unnecessary bad language.  It must be horrendous in your family when you get into some discussion or other. And I dread to think what your games of scrabble are like!   :)
Interesting in both cases :)
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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2015, 06:49:17 PM »
Interesting in both cases :)

But only if you are under 12.    :) 
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2015, 06:50:09 PM »
Not really, although under 12s know all the interesting words anyway  :)
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2015, 06:53:33 PM »
Not really, although under 12s know all the interesting words anyway  :)

  They would have learned the words from the likes of you anyway.
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2015, 06:55:02 PM »
They would have learned the words from the likes of you anyway.

Only if they were eavesdropping  :D
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2015, 07:01:02 PM »
Only if they were eavesdropping  :D

They wouldn't need to eavesdrop:  they need only listen to your everyday language.
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2015, 08:45:50 AM »
Whilst I am not keen on swear words, particularly the 'f' word, what bugs me much more is the hypocrisy displayed by some posters who are blinded by the huge beams in their own eyes when criticising others.! :(
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2015, 10:09:44 AM »
I doubt I am alone in getting extremely fed up with the very small handful of 'Christian' posters on this forum, and one in particular, who keep slagging off non believers and pagans in a very unpleasant fashion. Yet if anyone retaliates in kind they scream, whinge and throw a temper tantrum! They seem totally unable to see that their behaviour is not only very hypocritical, it sullies the faith they claim to love.

If a faith doesn't make you a better person there is no point in it, in my opinion.

And before anyone, as they surely will, points out how imperfect I am, yes realise I am far from being any kind of saint.
I think that just about every philosophy of life is brought into disrepute by posters on the board; more often than not because the people responsible have to misrepresent other philosphies in order to make their accusations against whichever philosophy they are slating sound legit.  In some cases this is probably done unwittingly - perhaps because of a lack of knowledge or understanding of that philosophy.
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2015, 10:14:45 AM »
Fuck! If you rule out the use of swear words you're limiting your vocabulary. I would have thought that was fucking obvious.
ad_o, with a vocabulary of about half a million words, English has a vast pool of words for every situation without use of 'swear words'.  At the same time, there are situations when what appear to be swear words are being used in perfectly 'legitimate' ways.  After all, most swear words date from centuries-old linguistic forms of our language that we no longer use regularly (such as Anglo-Saxon English).
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Re: Bringing Christianity into disrepute!
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2015, 11:42:00 AM »
Whilst I am not keen on swear words, particularly the 'f' word, what bugs me much more is the hypocrisy displayed by some posters who are blinded by the huge beams in their own eyes when criticising others.! :(

I agree: these atheists are just full of hypocrisy!   :)
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