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Its ingrained in us. You see a horrific accident, or get shocking news...what do you say? You say "Oh my God..." Everyone in every country and language says this without thinking about it. Its not a habit. Its not a fad. We all consider ourselves good people, so why aren't we more accepting and comfortable when Jesus and Almighty God are discussed? God bless America was said for a reason! IN GOD WE TRUST....., dont we??

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For the same reason we are uncomfortable when someone says "Allahu Akbar". For the same reason we would shake our head if someone suggested our motto be "Zeus Save Us" or "Vishnu is Lord".

Less than one out of three people in this world consider Jesus a god. It might be natural to say "Oh my god" and it might be natural to assume your god is the 'right' god or the 'only' god, but statistically speaking most people don't agree with you.

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VicZinc 5 months ago

I for one am not the least bit uncomfortable with my Christian faith.

Atheist views don't bother me either - it's their view.

I do have a problem when one of them compares "In God We Trust" to "Allahu Akbar" - totally willing to forget that "Allahu Akbar" is associated with horrific death immediately following the pronouncement. It's part of the dishonest nature of atheism I guess.

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Budwick 5 months ago

In response to “I for one am not the least bit uncomfortable...

Um. Really? Every time a person says allahu akbar the speaker immediately a horrific act of terrorism? hhhm, who knew.

When else do Muslims say "Allahu akbar?" All the time. The phrase—which is called takbir—turns up again and again in religious contexts. For example, the call to prayer begins with four repetitions of "Allahu akbar." Once you arrive at the mosque, "Allahu akbar" appears in the prayers as well. Muslims also whisper it (along with the rest of the call to prayer) into the ear of a newborn baby.

The phrase implies that no matter what you're doing, you should always remember that God is still greater.

And some terrorists say it before they commit suicide.

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VicZinc 5 months ago

In response to “Um. Really? Every time a person says allahu...

Yes Evil Vic, I know your precious Muslims say "Allahu akbar" a lot. Did you forget the context in which I wrote my compliant? Or, was it inconvenient to recognize it?

"...."Allahu Akbar" is associated with horrific death immediately following the pronouncement" .

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Budwick 5 months ago

In response to “Yes Evil Vic, I know your precious Muslims...

Associated in whose mind? Yours? Racists? False profits? Not mine. Not anyone I have ever broken bread with.

To every person I know "God is Great" means, and is associated with deep religious beliefs, not murder.

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VicZinc 5 months ago

In response to “Associated in whose mind? Yours? Racists?...

Anyone listening to constant reports of Islamic terrorists shouting "Allahu Akbar" just prior to the attack.

No racists (Islamic terror is not a race by the way), false prophets? I don't know any prophets false or otherwise. Oddly, everyone I've broken bread with would recognize the threat.

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Budwick 5 months ago

In response to “Anyone listening to constant reports of...

Do you eat while watching FOX news?

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VicZinc 5 months ago

In response to “Do you eat while watching FOX news?

Do you not get reports of radical Islamic terrorism on MSM?

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Budwick 5 months ago

In response to “Do you not get reports of radical Islamic...

Yes. But more often we get reports of Islamic people's praying for peace, reaching out to victims of terror, and generally being good and kind citizens.

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VicZinc 5 months ago

In response to “Yes. But more often we get reports of...

I totally missed all the expressions of grief and peace following the ;
September 11, 2001, Aircraft hijackings, suicide attacks
September 18 - November, 2001 Bioterrorism
December 22, 2001 Failed Shoe Bombing
May 8, 2002 Chicago dirty Bomb Plan foiled
July 4, 2002 LA Airport Shooting
March 5, 2006 UNC-Chapel Hill Vehicle assault
July 28, 2006 Seattle Shooting, hostage taking
June 1, 2009 Arkansas recruiting office shooting
November 5, 2009 2009 Fort Hood shooting
April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, shootout
September 24, 2014 Beheading, Stabbing Vaughn Foods, Moore OK
December 2, 2015 San Bernadino Shooting
June 12, 2016 Orlando nightclub Shooting, hostage taking
September 17, 2016 St Cloud, MN Mall stabbing

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Budwick 5 months ago

In response to “I totally missed all the expressions of grief...

Then you are reading the wrong news. Dozens of Imams come out every time to condemn these acts.

It is estimated that 70,000 Muslim leaders have publicly spoken out against ISIS and terrorists acts.

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VicZinc 5 months ago

In response to “Then you are reading the wrong news. Dozens...

That's good (if true).
I wish Islam would get a PR person - they need one badly!

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Budwick 5 months ago

In response to “That's good (if true). I wish Islam would get...

I wish people would research the religion they are attacking before speaking. Guys, the muslim religion, is peaceful, is about respecting and loving each other. But, if you like lists of horrible things extremists have done, let's take a look on the christians, shall we?
1. The Crusades - The European armies were saying, as they slaughtered both Christian and Muslim Arabs: “Kill them all, God will know his own.”
2. Europe's Reformation and Counter Reformation Era - Two thirds of the Christian population of Europe was slaughtered by Christians
3. The African slave trade - Claimed the lives of 10 million
4. The Colonial Conquests - Estimates for the number of Native Americans slaughtered by the Europeans in North, Central and South America run as high as 20 million within three generations.
5. The 20 th century's Western Civilization took warfare to new extremes - A conservative estimate puts the total number of brutal deaths in the 20 th century at more than 250 million. Of these, Muslims are responsible for less than 10 million deaths. Christians, or those coming from Christian backgrounds account for more than 200 million of these! The greatest death totals come from World War I (about 20 million, at least 90 % of which were inflicted by “Christians”) and World War II ( 90 million, at least 50% of which were inflicted by “Christians,” the majority of the rest occurring in the Far East). Given this grim history, it appears that we Europeans must all come to grips with the fact that Islamic civilization has actually been incomparably less brutal than Christian civilization. Did the Holocaust of over 6 million Jews occur out of the background of a Muslim Civilization?
6. In the 20th century, Rawanda, 1994 - Witness the slaughter of 900,000 Rwandans in 1994 in a population that was over 90 % Christian
7. 1992-1995 Bosnia - The genocide of over 300,000 Muslims and systematic rape of over 100,000 Muslim women by Christian Serbs
8. The f*g inquisition where thousands of women were killed!

Let's be honest now, the problem with religion is that as long as there will be a God (you may call it however you like), people will always kill in his name. And that, in my point of view, is just stupid.

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SilviaPohrib 4 months ago

In response to “I wish people would research the religion...

Muslims say the religion is peaceful.
Reality says it is not.

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Budwick 4 months ago

In response to “Muslims //say// the religion is peaceful...

Than this applies to Christians too, considering the list of terrors they committed through history.

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SilviaPohrib 4 months ago

In response to “I for one am not the least bit uncomfortable...

Wow, that is powerful stuff! Do Satanists or Luciferians bother you?

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “Wow, that is powerful stuff! Do Satanists or...

Do they bother me? - In what context?

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Budwick 4 months ago

In response to “Do they bother me? - In what context?

You said Atheist views dont bother you. I was wondering if Satanist views did...

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “You said Atheist views dont bother you. I was...

They can believe what they want. I'm not the faith police.

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Budwick 4 months ago

I don't feel uncomfortable when I hear or see OMG, "in God we trust", or God bless America. I am fine with the generalities of religion. I just feel uncomfortable when someone approaches me an asks, "Have you accepted Jesus as your one and only God and savior?" That feels like an intrusive assault on my privacy. My freedom of religion includes privacy to me. JMHO

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Will_Janitor 5 months ago

In response to “I don't feel uncomfortable when I hear or see...

A lot of people cringe when they hear the words Jesus Christ (in reference to the Son of God, not someone cursing) and that is only natural since Satan has power over the earth. How is someone asking you about Jesus an intrusive assault on your privacy? No one is sneaking in the bathroom slapping your hand while your jerking off...THAT would be an intrusive assault to your privacy! They are just asking a yes no question. Your freedom of religion entitles you to say no and move on without feeling guilt or shame. And that is ok.

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “A lot of people cringe when they hear the...

My reply would be that it is none of their business because my religious beliefs are mine and they are private to me. Although you make a strong point about slapping my hand while jerking off. :)

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Will_Janitor 4 months ago

In response to “My reply would be that it is none of their...

And you are entitled to that and I respect that. Thanks for not taking me wrong...;)

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

The PTB? Avoiding the subject has long been the practice of many. There was once a common refrain to "avoid talking about politics, religion and ****." That can be very good advice, particularly in certain environments and/or company. The premise behind it being that those are both volatile and personal subjects. The internet has opened these subjects to (often unbridled) discussion.

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Bozette 5 months ago

In response to “The PTB? Avoiding the subject has long been...

That's true. At least on here they can't throw a xxx of beer at you. Ha!

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Will_Janitor 5 months ago

In response to “That's true. At least on here they can't...

Acohol abuse...(sigh)

Lol, that is true, Will. :)

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Bozette 5 months ago

I only feel uncomfortable with the obsession Christians have of having to tell me they are Christian. I mean...who cares?

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Tiffanee 5 months ago

well............Jaxxi, size matters. Get a 100,000-300,000 to march in the streets and carry signs?.....golden.

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Freeranger 5 months ago

In response to “well............Jaxxi, size matters. Get a...

What does marching in a flipping street do? Im just trying to get a handful of people thinking for themselves, and maybe outside the box...

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

I can imagine that's frustrating.. when God is such an important part of your life, yet you feel he's underappreciated (or perhaps only under discussed).

The reason I can imagine this easily is because I'm an atheist. No one wants to hear my opinions about their religion. (smile)

Like Bozette wrote above, religion can be a volatile topic of discussion. I believe that's why it's long been considered taboo to discuss it in certain settings.

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PhilboydStudge 5 months ago

In response to “I can imagine that's frustrating.. when God...

God is an important part of my life. Thats why I am alive as a human being rather than an insect or a rodent. However I am not a fanatic, nor am I on a soapbox preaching to the choir. I am just asking a question to get peoples views and I dont see the problem with discussing politics, religion or copulating. I have an open mind and I am not so stubborn that I cant listen to someones views and give credit where it is due. There doesnt need to be arguing or personal attacks...debate is healthy and constructive.

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “God is an important part of my life. Thats...

Amirite seems an appropriate place to debate things like politics and religion.

And I couldn't agree more that debate is health and constructive.

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PhilboydStudge 4 months ago

In response to “Amirite seems an appropriate place to debate...

Thank you. As long as it doesnt insult anyone personally...and it challenges the topic only it is a responsible debate...

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “I can imagine that's frustrating.. when God...

AND I would love to hear your opinions about religion. I am personally not a traditional Christian, as I party a little bit and dont conform to ANY of the Catholic religion, and am part Buddhist I guess...I think everyone has some of it right...

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

Because deep down inside of you, you know it is a hoax.

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voxlug 5 months ago

In response to “Because deep down inside of you, you know it...

Know what is a hoax?

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “Know what is a hoax?

Religion's concept of a God.

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voxlug 4 months ago

In response to “Religion's concept of a God.

I prefer Gods concept of Himself. And no not a hoax. Far from it. People didnt make up God because they were so desperate to believe in an imaginary friend that they made it up.... is that what you think? God shows Himself to those who seek Him with an open heart and sincerity. Those who dont believe in Him He wont show squat to and I dont blame you for not believing. You have no reason to think or know otherwise, thats just the way it is.

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “I prefer Gods concept of Himself. And no not...

I spent many years looking for God in all religions, I could not find him. I honestly wanted to believe and know God by either finding irrefutable proof of his existence or that he would communicate or reveal him self in one way or another. He did not, I also did not find proof that He exist, not in any religion. For that matter the further I delved into religion and the God concept the more I discovered untruths.
I came to realize that God was made in man's image. It is a hoax.
Now if you can show me something different, please do.

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voxlug 4 months ago

I am not uncomfortable when God is mentioned, and regardless of what religion you are, Im hoping we are all praying to the same one! Whether its a Higher Power, JEHOVAH, YHWH, ALMIGHTY, The Creator, etc

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

In response to “I am not uncomfortable when God is mentioned...

As a matter of interest do you include the names Allah and Krishna in your list?

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voxlug 4 months ago

Yes I do, and any other God type names that are in reference to the Almighty, as the Creator. I am not referring to Zeus, Shiva, Apollyon, Baphomet, Belial, Ra, etc. . Does that make sense? I mean, just because I believe something doesnt make me a scholar at world religion- and I am far from that. Im not even big on religious subtypes. I am just concerned with who believes, who doesnt, and who believes in something bad. It concerns me, in this day and age...

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Jaxxi 4 months ago

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