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  •  It's Social Commentary (0+ / 0-)

    Again, nobody said Maher is a victim - except you. Why insist on that straw man, even after I've rejected it?

    Maher's job is to point out problems in our society and mock them. That's what comedians do who are more than just for laughs. They might or might not suffer from the problems themselves. They do it because that's their contribution, just as a dentist doesn't have to have cavities themself to show you x-rays of yours.

    Religion is indeed being pushed down everyone's throat. I have to pay to support unwanted children across NY and across the US, because churches insist god wants them. I have to pay the taxes for many thousands of people working for many thousands of churches across the country, because their lobbyists get the 1st Amendment enforced backwards. My neighbors can't get married, or if they can they still pay penalties financial and otherwise Federally, because of these churches.

    We are all victims of religion. It's up to you if you believe it's necessary for you. But the churches you're defending from Maher are the ones causing us to  suffer. You've got the whole thing backwards.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:44:02 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, you have to pay taxes for shit you dont like. (0+ / 0-)

      Join the club. I have to pay taxes to support white people's ridiculous criminal justice system. Think I like it? I also have to pay for Mayor Bloombergs stupid ass bike paths and other crap rich white environmentalists dream up that make them think they're making a better world but really just making life hard for normal people. I don't like it..but when you live in a society you pay for shit you don't like.

      Finally, Maher, nor anyone who agrees with him, don't have a goddamn clue about what suffering is. Just because you happen to see a cross on your way to the organic food & folk music festival doesn't mean you're being oppressed.

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