Exactly. I have no idea what you think you read, but you're only re-iterating my point. Go Back To Start, Try Again.<quoted text>What exactly are you talking about? The early christians? The romans were very creative in their torture of Christians, I grew up on the stories and it was worse than any horror picture. Or are you talking about the coptic christians in Egypt who are in fear of going to mass because of bombs? i thought we were supposed to live in a country where we didn't have to be afraid.
<quoted text>Is bullying by nasty words and an attempt to isolate any less harmful than an atomic wedgy or being stuffed in a locker? C'mon. I don't hear Chris moaning about being hit,
Exactly - no one is being isolated, or to use CC's words, "marginalized". So, yeah, he jumped upon an innocuous joke to "moan" about being isolated, when in fact nothing of the sort had occurred. Thank you so much.
"I think you have a drum to beat..."<quoted text>he just wuld like to mention how he feels without being told that his Lord is a skydaddy. He isn't hurting you or trying to force you to believe as he does. I think you have a drum to beat and Chris is an easy target because he's young and is not perhaps as sophisticated in his rhetoric. Shame on you. Tolerance is tolerance and you hold yourself up as a beacon of tolerance. That's supposed to include things you don't feel like being tolerant about.
That's where we get into trouble every time. Quit trying so hard to psycho-parse what people say. You have no idea what I think beyond what I choose to write, right? I explained myself fully, but you feel you have some special dispensation to divine between the lines on all the inmates. You'll do as you please, but just so's we know, it's your own cut-out doll. It ain't me babe.
In fact, the record shows considerable tolerance to people's expression of faith here, primarily in respectful silence. To no avail, as we see here. May as well let 'er rip, hmm?