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  •  It's fun to mock an out group, and do so. (4+ / 0-)
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    Some kinda primate thang I guess.  I put up with lots of prayin' at the NAACP meetings, church events and political gatherings that are part of doing the people's business in the South.  One of my comrades tried to make a stink about a mission statement..."people of faith" among several other categories, and was asked to focus on more substantive matters.

    I preach the church without Christ, where the lame don't walk, the blind don't see and what's dead stays that way! Hazel Motes in "Wise Blood"

    by chalatenango on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:04:51 PM PST

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    •  Well (2+ / 0-)
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      one thing this diary shows me is that Rush Limbaugh apparently has a point.  So do the follks who say "both sides do it"

      I'm completely disgusted.

      This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

      by Mindful Nature on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:25:49 PM PST

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      •  So you've said, and (4+ / 0-)

        several times. But you haven't been very specific about what you dislike about the diary, other than some generalized ranting.

        Perhaps you could write your own, more specific diary and enumerate the reasons why and why not religion should or should not be tolerated or encouraged at public events in the US?

        Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. -- Hunter S. Thompson

        by Mnemosyne on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:35:09 PM PST

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        •  Please read my first post (3+ / 0-)
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          I quote the offending language.  I will repeat: equating religious faith with a brain disorder is a bad form of vilification

          Ironically the author says he is religious so apparently he suffers from a Brain disorder as well

          This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

          by Mindful Nature on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:42:44 PM PST

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          •  the author isn't even (3+ / 0-)
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            a he.  

            Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

            by jlms qkw on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:29:19 PM PST

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            •  Who cares (0+ / 0-)

              She's a flaming bigot advocating some kind of twisted mental scan procedure for religious minorities because they are "mental defectives" in her twisted little world.  

              And to think a lot of people I used to respect endorsed this

              This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

              by Mindful Nature on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:24:25 PM PST

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              •  you're verging awfully close to (6+ / 0-)

                HR territory with specific, rather than generalized, personal attack. Take a deep breath, walk around the block, get your blood pressure down.

                Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why. -- Hunter S. Thompson

                by Mnemosyne on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:47:53 PM PST

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                •  Read the damn diary (0+ / 0-)

                  The diarist is VERY clear that Mormons should not be allowed to hold public office absent a brains can because thei religion is a brain disorder.  THAT deserves strong condemnation

                  I see no reason to back down in the fight against bigotry.  It is a fundamental principle of liberalism.

                  An dyou are defending that statement.  It is a sad day when kossacks go Rush Limbaugh and call "persecution" when calle out for their odious statments

                  This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

                  by Mindful Nature on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:23:57 AM PST

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        •  Oops. Sorry. I thought I had. Here (1+ / 0-)
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          Folks, this is a physical brain disorder. It can be seen on a scan.
          And because we elect Presidents with brain disorders (which should be scanned for, by the way)

          This has been a golden age for confirmation bias. - David Brooks

          by Mindful Nature on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:46:14 PM PST

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