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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2012, 01:48:44 am »
"Christians are an oppressed religious group!"



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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2012, 01:54:49 am »
"We are in the world, but not of the world."



Seriously... what is that supposed to mean?!?

From what I gather, it's a stupid marketing gimmick trying to sell Christianity by making it seem out there to young folks. Because if logic prevails, if they aren't off this world, they should stop bothering it.

Re: Christianity is a minority:

http://www.wbaltv.com/family/30030254/detail.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

It turns out, Christianity is the biggest religion. The only places where they seem to be a persecuted minority happens to be in Islamic countries and possibly India/Burma.
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2012, 05:39:52 am »
It's especially annoying when people say "I believe in freedom of religion," when they really mean their religion should be forced on others.  Closely related to that is "It's freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion!"

This is when I love to bring up religions other than their own.

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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2012, 09:44:09 am »
Not a particular phrase, but I hate the No True Christian (TM) mindset a lot of fundies have going on. Norwegian dude slaughters a bunch of kids? "Oh, but he's not a real Christian, he just thinks he is." Um, it doesn't work like that. Sometimes people do shitty things, and sometimes they're Christian. It doesn't mean Christianity is invalid, it just means it's not the perfect religion. Which they should know already.

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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2012, 10:19:22 am »
Pretty much any phrase that has ever been used to justify being an asshole. Especially if the phrase is one that originally meant something else.
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2012, 10:56:44 am »
"Salvation comes through faith, not works."  ::)

*addressing a hypothetical fundie*

First, if you're saying that, you're arguing that you have a literal God-given right to be an asshole.  What does that say about your strength of character?

Second, if you're saying that now, why don't you try saying it when your church passes around the collection plate?  I suspect that your priest will inform you that tithing is a good work that is required, after all.

Third, and arguably most of all, you faithful few only seem to apply that "works don't matter" litany about yourselves (see point #1).  If it is true that all a believer needs to do to get off God's shit list is believe, then it shouldn't matter what music you like, or what movies you watch, or with whom/how often/in what positions you have sex, or whether/how often you drink alcohol, or anything else of the sort.  Yet, when the subject of various "immoral" activities comes up, it seems to be people like you who complain the loudest about how we need to stop causing the world to fall apart by means of our "immorality". ::)

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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2012, 11:16:40 am »
"You can't be Catholic/Christian AND pro-choice" --Seen on bumper stickers.
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2012, 12:31:50 pm »
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First, if you're saying that, you're arguing that you have a literal God-given right to be an asshole.

Actually, I've seen someone on Rapture Ready give an explanation that came off as saying this.  Basically, this lady, who apparently spent her whole life believing that only Christians were capable of being good, kind people, had a crisis of faith when she found out that a nice lady she worked with was actually an atheist.  She said that after trying to reconcile this with her views, she came up with this explanation: 

The reason why atheists are able to be good people is because the devil doesn't need to work to lead them astray, since they're already destined for hell for being atheist.  Christians who are assholes are only assholes because the devil is trying really hard to lead them astray since their faith is so strong.  This means that horrible, nasty Christians are still more righteous and better people than genuinely kind atheists.

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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2012, 01:45:39 pm »
"It takes more faith to be an atheist."

"I'll be praying for you." (When it isn't used for a person who is injured or ill, but rather as a snide remark.)

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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 01:53:45 pm »
"God said it, I believe it, that settles it."

Usually said in response to evolution, and generally means "I don't care about the evidence; if it disagrees with my religion, it has to be wrong."

Also, any time someone claims that God regularly speaks to them as if it was some casual thing, like "I was going to preach a different sermon, but the Holy Spirit kept telling me..."

Finally, "It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 02:05:46 pm »
I dislike it when people thank God when the credit really belongs to someone else.
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2012, 06:13:37 pm »
"You can't be Catholic/Christian AND pro-choice" --Seen on bumper stickers.
Fun fact: being pro-choice and a Catholic makes you a heretic, and thus you incur on an automatic excommunication. You don't cease to be Catholic, though, since in the eyes of the RCC it's simply not possible to stop being a Catholic.
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2012, 07:16:29 pm »
"You can't be Catholic/Christian AND pro-choice" --Seen on bumper stickers.
Fun fact: being pro-choice and a Catholic makes you a heretic, and thus you incur on an automatic excommunication. You don't cease to be Catholic, though, since in the eyes of the RCC it's simply not possible to stop being a Catholic.

My mom likes to remind me of this whenever I mention being an atheist.
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Re: What are some religious phrases you hate?
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2012, 07:21:45 pm »
"Atheists are inherently immoral!" / "Atheism causes all the bad shit in the world!"

As so disgustingly stated by our good friend Rabbi Maverick. Again. http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/01/03/atheism-and-pedophilia-part-ii-the-incoherent-moral-philosophy-of-michael-ruse/
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