Sunday, June 15, 2003

Hot topic on the Homesteading Today forum: gay marriage. There are a handful of very volatile subjects that regularly surface there- homosexuality, abortion, AIDS in Africa, politics, and religion (usually Christians quoting bible verses in an attempt to convince atheists who don't believe the bible in the first place). In each case, the theme is the same; someone disapproves of what someone else is doing and feels holier by condemning said person, belief, or lifestyle. And you can count on it, the meanest, most venomous posters are the ones who claim to be Christians. What is it about religious belief that compels a person to shove their convictions down everybody else's throat?? Or---> is the religion an excuse for said attitude? Either way, it bugs the heck out of me.

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