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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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

Do you eat while watching FOX news?

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VicZinc 6 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 6 days ago

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

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voxlug 5 days ago

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