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I have been on Gaia for quite some time, and I have noticed one thing. Discrimination, and hate speech of any kind is usually openlly frowned upon...

...that is, unless it is directed at religion or religious people.

I am a Christian, and one day I was posting in a thead about how this one girl hated her parents because they would not let her wear tight clothing. I commented that the girl (who was 16) should probably just wait until got out of her parents house before wearing tight clothes, and that fighting her parents on such a trivial topic would cause more harm than good. I developed a following in the thread of people who agreed.

Then I got a PM from the OP of the thread, saying the worst things. Calling me a pig headed, backwards Christian legalist, and how she hates me for being Christian (I am not making this up). Needless to say, I was a little more than offended.

And this is one of many examples.

All across the forums, whenever Religion is being talked about, for the most part, it is in an offensive manner. People hate when Christians use hate speech concerning people of different life styles (homosexuals, pro-life supporters and the like) but its ok when the focus of the hate is religion. Is that not hypocritical?

I am one to respect those of different faiths, belifes and life styles, and to be honest, most of the people I know who do the same are religious people. I only begin to hear hate language when I am talking to a non religious person about religion. Now granted, I knwo thats biased and isolated, but the fact remains, religious people are not ALL hateful, and non-religious people are not ALL open and affirming...

Thoughts?
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Haters gonna Hate Bro.

I don't have a problem with Christians or any other manner of religious people, I have a problem with rude people. You don't have to be of a certain religious persuasion to be a jackass.
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I firmly agree with you. Just because you're different does'nt mean people can say things like that.
Respectfully, I call bullshit.
Not on your story, but on your view of the internet's approach to Christianity. Some people are dicks, and spew hateful rhetoric towards anyone who isn't them, but even if each and every human being were like that, there are still more Christians in the world than any other faith, and there would at the very least be a plurality of support for Christianity.
Basically, the OP you mentioned was clearly a b***h, so what?
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I'm not religious, but yeah, that's pretty ignorant. Why did you get flagged? You never explained the situation.
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Thanks for that!
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Christrens are hyprocrties, because their Relgion teaches them to be loving. So if a bat-s**t insane Christens gose on a butthurt rampage about how much they hate homosexuals and woman having free will over their bodies, then there hyprocrties, because they arnt following their Relgion that they constantly shove down everyones throats. Well... most anyway.
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I am a Christian, and one day I was posting in a thead about how this one girl hated her parents because they would not let her wear tight clothing. I commented that the girl (who was 16) should probably just wait until got out of her parents house before wearing tight clothes, and that fighting her parents on such a trivial topic would cause more harm than good. I developed a following in the thread of people who agreed.

Then I got a PM from the OP of the thread, saying the worst things. Calling me a pig headed, backwards Christian legalist, and how she hates me for being Christian (I am not making this up). Needless to say, I was a little more than offended.


Hey, I'm an atheist and I completely agree with you on that. Some people just don't want to listen to reason. Did you report that PM?


Naw, I didn't Maybe I should have. I don't know. That kind of message makes the day rainy, if you know what I mean. I just left it alone.
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Needless to say, I was a little more than offended.


Skip to 1:14 please, sir.

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Christrens are hyprocrties, because their Relgion teaches them to be loving. So if a bat-s**t insane Christens gose on a butthurt rampage about how much they hate homosexuals and woman having free will over their bodies, then there hyprocrties, because they arnt following their Relgion that they constantly shove down everyones throats. Well... most anyway.
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Yes, I agree Whole Heartedly...
Whats the argument here...?

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