"I'm happily indifferent to the ones who have consistently been wrong" ~kd lang~
As OTHERS here have said - - for a lot, if not MOST sincerely believing people of ANY faith, it's DIFFICULT, if not IMPOSSIBLE to SEPARATE religious beliefs from politics.
In certain parts of the world(and we all know pretty much where and with whom)separation of these two things are IMPOSSIBLE.
Does that make them right and those that believe differently, somehow wrong..or vice versa? No!
It's just stating an OBVIOUS FACT that MUST be ACKNOWLEDGED and APPROPRIATELY dealt with, and in the PROPER context, that's all!
It's seems "okay" to discus certain topics and NOT others..and what's acceptable for one or some ISN'T acceptable for others..under the SAME circumstances??
Um, I think the words that MOST come to my mind are MORAL SCHIZOPHRENIA!
As someone just said, "Someone's ALWAYS going to be offened by the TRUTH", and you know what *I* say?
So be it.
And LIFE can be pretty damn unfair, cold and downright cruel.
Again, THAT'S LIFE!
I'd rather be HATED for speaking the OBJECTIVE TRUTH and be HATED for what I REALLY am..that for what I am NOT.
I can't remember off the top of my memory WHO said that, but it's so damn TRUE!
Sex, Religion and Politics.
Infidelity is quite a hot issue that involves one and/or MORE of these equally loaded items.
Someone that CAN'T or WON'T "deal" with it on its terms should, for the illusion of sanity or preconceived notions, NOT look @, stay @ or comment in ANY way, shape and/or form about the content of such sites as SI.com.
Such individuals have the right to bitch and complain and shove their liberal ideology down my and our throats..
*I* and others here have the SAME AND EQUAL right to STAND OUR GROUND and deal with such on OUR terms..WITHOUT being HAMSTRUNG by so-called "political correctness".
With strenth, honor and conviction, I am,
** I've put myself through - and been put through - too much to say, think and believe otherwise. **
This is not a political or religious board. If that's what you want to discuss, there are plenty of message boards that can accomdate your need. SI is not one of them.
I hadn't read this in a while. Touchy subject?
I am trying to break myself from the higher power of chocolate...
You MODs DONT SUCK, THEY are AWESOME!!
And DS and MH are absolutely the greatest for allowing us all into their living room.. I wouldn't do it, not my living room
I think a couple of groups SHOULD be fair game though.
I think jehovahs witness and scientologists should be OK'ed to snipe at.
I also think that the issues surrounding islam with regards to treatment of women/rape/rights that islam should also be fair game.
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A man who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere.- Francois La Rouchefoucauld
If I erred, I apologize.
That goes for politics too.
Politics should be pretty easy. They don't get more apolitical than me although I have been known to argue a stupid point that I don't really even care about just to be ornery.
Have a good night.
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Ummm. No we "ALL" didn't. Some of had rabbis or a justice of the peace or a handfasting.. or holy horror are dealing with infidelity in a commited relationship but aren't married.
It makes complete sense to me that while we are dealing with this issue we don't go off into religious debate.
It isn't banned or unmentionable to state your beiliefs as it relates to infidelity. Many people mention prayer. It is just not the board to be sparking a debate about whether "Living in Sin" is acceptable. KWIM?
And FYI as you are brand spanking new here.. our VOLUNTEER moderators are managing a site of 16000 members.. and they are freaking fabulous. Trust me.. their decisions are well thought out and the result of years of experience in moderating this forum.
Welcome to S.I.... I know it takes awhile to get the hang of things but this is a great site
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[This message edited by Mr. Right at 12:46 AM, September 4th (Tuesday)]
it's the debates and/or slamming of religious beliefs we don't have here
from the guidelines page:
"Please show respect for others - people of all types, beliefs, and cultures populate these forums. There will be no political statements or discussions, and no religious debates."
and of course the purpose of this whole thread was to reenforce that... not argue it
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