Every single example of abusive language in this thread is either a Christian-to-Christian post or a Christian-to-unbeliever post. If you can find a single counterexample of an unbeliever calling another unbeliever liar, bigot, pervert, abomination or any other such term, I will reconsider my claim.
And if you can't, will you reconsider?
As I just said, you don't do evidence, do you Juice. Like Dim, you don't respect it or require it of yourself. You just make unfounded claims and cast aspersions, such as that one about my lucidity.I got my hopes up with your lucid posts earlier... sigh...:(
I'll also take this opportunity to point out that you don't really believe your god is up there or gave instructions to you that you might be damned for disobeying. You would never have posted that if you did given this :
"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak" - Matthew 12:36
We both know that's not going to happen, is it? No worries.
"Having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame." - 1 Peter 3:16
If that's true, you just shamed yourself and your god.
"To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people." - Titus 3:2
You couldn't possibly believe that. You just flagrantly violated it. I promise you that if those words had come from somebody that you believe could and would enforce them - say you lived under a dictator that wrote that law - you sure as hell would not be posting slurs about me on the Internet.
"You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness." - Exodus 23:1
You and Dim got some splainin' to do!
Just kidding. There's no god. We both know it, don't we? We both actl like it, anyway.
"A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends." - Proverbs 16:28
Lookie there. You could substitute "Christian" for "dishonest man" and it would be essentially the same as my claim that the abusive language in this thread originates with Jesus' kids, and that your religion is divisive.
But no worries, right? And I'm sure that you've already forgiven yourself for your slur with some Christian self-forgiveness, meaning forgiveness on demand, so there will be no apologies forthcoming, will there? Why did you even bother apologizing to me last time?
Anyway, you, Dim and the rest of the Christian gang here on WSJLM have been excellent representatives of your church and what it can do for a person and even a whole nation, just as I hope that I and my gang of "othersiders" have been good models of what humanism produces. It's not even close.
Your church will have to move over for us soon. Our values such as reason, evidence, tolerance, cooperation, justice and compassion will continue to become the dominant cultural mores, as yours - baseless allegations, self-forgiveness, contempt for evidence and reason, divisive finger pointing and dehumanization - will ebb.
That's obviously a good thing.