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Monday, December 29, 2008

Angry Rant

Current mood: disappointed

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Comments: 15
Recently, I've been noticing a lot more hostility and intolerance in the Pit. It's interesting, because much of it is coming from well-known UGers who I used to actually like and respect.
 
And I've noticed that a lot of the personal attacks are religion-related.
 
I don't mind Atheists. Atheism is fine. I have no problem with Atheists. What I do have a problem with, is anti-religion Atheists. Anti-Christian, usually. Seriously, why is it so hard to just respect others' beliefs and way of life? As long as they are not trying to force them on you, why can't  people of religion just be left alone? I don't see why people feel the need to go out of their way to mock others who have done nothing to them personally, simply because the others live differently to them.
 
Another thing that irks me is the way people interact in arguments. It can be a little difficult to stay calm while debating something that you feel strongly about, but there is never any need to call people names or say they're "stupid" for disagreeing with you.
 
To me, it's a real display of arrogance and lack of respect.
 
"I'm the best and I know everything. There is no WAY I can be wrong, and anybody who doesn't agree with me is a fucking stupid idiot who should leave this thread unless they have something intelligent to say."
 
Sorry, what?
 
Maybe I'm the only one who feels this way. But it is disappointing for me when I see people who I thought were intelligent, respectable individuals reduced to carrying on like children who have never heard the words "self control" before.
 
I'm sorry if this has offended anybody. That wasn't the intention. I just needed to let it out.
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SeeEmilyPlay wrote on Dec 29th, 2008 1:06am

more hostility in the pit?
I can't even go in there- everything is a mess to me.

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black amendment wrote on Dec 29th, 2008 11:14pm

I really agree with everything you just said! The sad part is, there probably is no fixing these problems. :(

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Laces Out Danny wrote on Dec 30th, 2008 10:49am

human nature buddy...

:(

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Mix Master wrote on Jan 7th, 2009 3:19pm

Yeah i think it's a shame too but usually people need some sort of divine experience in life to change the course of their ways or a defining moment where they just say "I need to stop doing this".

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gavz_verdikt wrote on Jan 11th, 2009 4:51pm

To me, it's a real display of arrogance and lack of respect.


Nice blog but you should know that The Pit is filled with people who show off their e-penis.

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Abunai Xa wrote on Jan 11th, 2009 11:57pm

I know, and it would be boring if everyone was polite all of the time. But those are just two things that make everyone in it look like a bunch of idiotic primary school kids.

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Jack Off Jill wrote on Jan 13th, 2009 5:51am

Ah, shut up.

...I'm sorry. :(

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seven_avenged wrote on Jan 18th, 2009 3:25am

right, i agree and all but quick little story. next time some one like comes to your house and is trying to get you to join there church and all and you say no then they dont leave, they just keep trying to get you to join and its realy annoying cause they just cant understand why you dont think god is the greatest most super asum thing ever, when they ask why you wont join, tell them that its not because you dont belive in god but that your gay, and god dosent belive in you. works every time :D

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Craigo wrote on Jan 25th, 2009 5:08pm

A Christian friend of mine did ask me if I think there is a problem with being religious.

I answered her honestly. No. And the majority of non believers who are asked this question should say the same thing.

There is only one thing I don't like about religion and when I will express outwardly (ie, not in defense) and that is religion trying to have a say in Government and society. A Government being free from religion is for the protection of everyone, including the religious (from other religions). I also get a bit sketchy when children are exposed to religion heavily (I'd like to emphasis the adjective heavily here).

However, I will speak out in defense of not believing. If someone wants to question me, I think this is a good enough invite to question them. If someone wants to make a religious claim I'm not happy about (ie, a lot of science attacks religion because it doesn't like it, was one I had an argument about in real life).

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Craigo wrote on Jan 25th, 2009 5:08pm

I don't always do so, as sometimes avoiding conflict is a much better decision than squaring up.

Criticising religion should be legitimate in a response, and then it should not be criticising religion, it should be criticising whatever it is bringing forward. If a Christian brings forth that homosexuality is not okay, I will argue in defense homosexuality as opposed to criticising Christianity.

It should be fine to criticise religion and people should be allowed to so, however, the manner of the response shouldn't be about criticising religion, it should be about criticising whatever is being brought to the table inside that context. It would be arrogant and single minded to not allow someone to do that, but, it would be arrogant and condescending to put forward criticisms of religion without due context.

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sglover34479 wrote on Feb 28th, 2009 1:33am

Bravo friend. Brilliant.

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The Madcap wrote on May 3rd, 2009 6:47am

I have a feeling I personally and partially inspired you to write this blog. I think I did leave you an angry comment a few months back (and this blog occurred the next day). It was my bad, and looking back I wouldn't have done it. Being a person who suffers from panic and anxiety, there are certain points in my life where I tend to be very angry at friends for disproportionate reasons and I take it out on others. Again, I'm sorry.

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dethead666 wrote on May 24th, 2009 9:46am

How is the pit anyways? I've been banned for i think i'm on the third month so yeah has alot changed?

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BGSM wrote on Dec 23rd, 2009 3:08am

you fucking religious lie-beleving prick.

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Mainer wrote on Jul 13th, 2011 5:14am

So I was snooping around on your profile, and I was immediately attracted to this blog post. I for one love a good 'ol Angry Rant. It gets stuff out in the open where it can possibly be fixed. But anyway I agree with everything Abundai

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