What does religious freedom mean?

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The Oracle

UK

#571 Sep 28, 2012
CShine wrote:
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Now who is the one making no sense... the Quakers and Janist are well-known religions that have pacifism as a guiding principal. Buddhism and Quakers are not as much so, but have some sects and groups more committed within the religion. Likewise Wiccans and some other Neo-pagan religions, do not command it as a whole, but will find many adherants that practice pacifism to varying degrees. Just because I don't have the exact same beliefs of a given religion doesn't mean I am not ignorant of them, nor intolerant of them. If they are not attempting to legislate their unique and peculiar laws on a given populace as a whole, if they do not teach or advocate harm, I have no quarrel with them. Maybe you need to look within to find the source of your anger, rather than making absurd assumptions about random people you don't know.

My "anger", what are you talking about? I have no 'anger', you are making it up as you go along.

Religion, all religion, is the source of conflict. This is manifest in the 'My religion is better than your religion' mentality of all followers of religion.
The Oracle

UK

#572 Sep 28, 2012
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>I've no problems with my "ego" at all. Actually I have plenty to be proud of, first and foremost being able to laugh in the face of a False "Oracle".

'Pagan and Pathetic' Now there is a realistic description of an egomaniac of your proportions. Or 'Pagan and Pompous' would be another appropriate description of your conceited megalomania.

Get a life you pathetic, pompous Pagan twerp.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#573 Sep 28, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
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Please reread the US Constitution. "freedom to practice unusual religion"----=-NOT , below is what is stated in Constitution written in 1787 states.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ....
This explains why unusual religion is NOT. Unusual religions (?) are not established religions. so NO
The Constitution does not say "established religion".

Freedom of religion means ALL religions. Period.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#574 Sep 28, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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'Pagan and Pathetic' Now there is a realistic description of an egomaniac of your proportions. Or 'Pagan and Pompous' would be another appropriate description of your conceited megalomania.
Get a life you pathetic, pompous Pagan twerp.
Actually the Description I use for my name is simply fact, I am Pagan and I am Proud of who I am.
The conceit of an egomaniac as well as the pompous and arrogant assertions would all be coming from one who deems call themselves an "Oracle", the true sign of an egomaniac.
That I can laugh at the conceited ramblings of an arrogant twit like yourself is merely Icing on the cake....and By the way, that little ramble shows your anger against anyone who dares laugh at your megalomaniacal blather.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#575 Sep 28, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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My "anger", what are you talking about? I have no 'anger', you are making it up as you go along.
Religion, all religion, is the source of conflict. This is manifest in the 'My religion is better than your religion' mentality of all followers of religion.
Do you see Pyramids over your shoulder, it's obvious that you are waist deep in Denial....
Jumper

Owensboro, KY

#576 Sep 28, 2012
Ha! Ha! Ha! So funny! Charming.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#577 Sep 28, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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'Pagan and Pathetic' Now there is a realistic description of an egomaniac of your proportions. Or 'Pagan and Pompous' would be another appropriate description of your conceited megalomania.
Get a life you pathetic, pompous Pagan twerp.
Nooo, not angry, confrontational, or judgmental at all.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#578 Sep 28, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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My "anger", what are you talking about? I have no 'anger', you are making it up as you go along.
Religion, all religion, is the source of conflict. This is manifest in the 'My religion is better than your religion' mentality of all followers of religion.
Oh the irony. The only person other than the predictable Abrahamic fundie on this thread making assertations of their grandeur due to their beliefs (or lack thereof), is you. You're just as judgemental and narrow-minded as any other religious nut.
The Oracle

UK

#579 Oct 1, 2012
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>Do you see Pyramids over your shoulder, it's obvious that you are waist deep in Denial....

Your recent posts are true to your ego.

You are the pathetic, pompous victim of your pathological obsession with your own importance and moral righteousness.

Egos like yours are the property of those who are disillusioned and socially inadequate as a result of having diminutive intellects and tiny penises - neither of which disadvantage applies to me.
The Oracle

UK

#580 Oct 1, 2012
CShine wrote:
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Oh the irony. The only person other than the predictable Abrahamic fundie on this thread making assertations of their grandeur due to their beliefs (or lack thereof), is you. You're just as judgemental and narrow-minded as any other religious nut.

I assume you meant 'fundi' there is no such word as "fundie".

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#581 Oct 1, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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Your recent posts are true to your ego.
You are the pathetic, pompous victim of your pathological obsession with your own importance and moral righteousness.
Egos like yours are the property of those who are disillusioned and socially inadequate as a result of having diminutive intellects and tiny penises - neither of which disadvantage applies to me.
Petty insults from the insignificant fool, striking out at the wisdom of others out of pure envy. The malice you have is a cancer on your soul which eats any form of intelligence or wisdom you might possess. Seek Therapy for your bitterness before you harm someone.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#582 Oct 1, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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I assume you meant 'fundi' there is no such word as "fundie".
You assume much. Fundie is a colloquialism for the word Fundamentalist. Once again it shows your intelligence is lacking, which comes as no surprise.
Jumper

Owensboro, KY

#583 Oct 1, 2012
Ignorance is bliss.
The Oracle

UK

#584 Oct 2, 2012
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>You assume much. Fundie is a colloquialism for the word Fundamentalist. Once again it shows your intelligence is lacking, which comes as no surprise.

You are not a real Pagan. You are simply a poser using the pompous Pagan mask to conceal your low self esteem.

Your over-inflated ego does you no credit

Perhaps you were abused as a child, or perhaps you are physically ugly, whatever the reason for your low self esteem, you won't find the cure for it by arbitrarily adopting a superior ego. Try to find something positive to assist you in moving forward while leaving your negativity behind.

Forging a relationship with a nice partner would be a good place to start. You will have to drop the megalomania though, nice partners don't forge relationships with egotistical oafs. And before you begin casting aspersions on my relationships, I have a loving wife of 28 years and two high achieving children.

I also have a very nice circle of friends. All of which is why I find egotistical oafs like you so objectionable.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#585 Oct 2, 2012
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>You assume much. Fundie is a colloquialism for the word Fundamentalist. Once again it shows your intelligence is lacking, which comes as no surprise.
Wow, did you translate that from Stonehenge by firelight?

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#587 Oct 2, 2012
The Oracle wrote:
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You are not a real Pagan. You are simply a poser using the pompous Pagan mask to conceal your low self esteem.
Your over-inflated ego does you no credit
Perhaps you were abused as a child, or perhaps you are physically ugly, whatever the reason for your low self esteem, you won't find the cure for it by arbitrarily adopting a superior ego. Try to find something positive to assist you in moving forward while leaving your negativity behind.
Forging a relationship with a nice partner would be a good place to start. You will have to drop the megalomania though, nice partners don't forge relationships with egotistical oafs. And before you begin casting aspersions on my relationships, I have a loving wife of 28 years and two high achieving children.
I also have a very nice circle of friends. All of which is why I find egotistical oafs like you so objectionable.
Ah the blithering idiot once again projects its rancid imagination, scrabbling for a way to wound those which laugh directly in its face, making claims that it has no way of knowing, projecting the most flaccid of attacks to wound an "ego" which isn't threatened in the slightest by the false pronouncements.
The egotistical idiot here would be yourself, the delusions of an ill mind claiming all the things he doesn't have to "impress" those who really couldn't care less.
Seek therapy for your Disorder before you injure someone or have an aneurism.

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#588 Oct 2, 2012
Freebird USA wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, did you translate that from Stonehenge by firelight?
Far better than just making up crap like yourself.
Jumper

Owensboro, KY

#589 Oct 2, 2012
'Stonehenge by firelight'

That was a classic! Ha ha.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#590 Oct 2, 2012
Pagan and Proud wrote:
<quoted text>Far better than just making up crap like yourself.
I guess Pagans don't have a sense of humor.

“Reality = Playdough”

Since: Aug 07

Merced, CA

#591 Oct 2, 2012
Freebird USA wrote:
<quoted text> I guess Pagans don't have a sense of humor.
No your just not funny.

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