7th September 2012

“If enough people respect a religion they make it respectable.”


9 Responses to “7th September 2012”

  1. electra Says:

    That’s the only thing that can explain the tepid acceptance of Mormonism today.

  2. R J Says:


    somehow i find this statement really creepy…….(( THE QUOTE ))

    but i cant quite put my finger on why.

    can you elaborate ????

    same for SINJIN.

  3. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Hogwash, if enough respect religion it goes berserk.

  4. Jeff Says:

    It’s the same thing as the answer to the question: “What’s the difference between a cult and a religion?” Answer: “A cult is a religion without enough converts.”

    And now for the question that will blow up the forum: What’s the difference between the Talliban and the Tea Party? Answer: The Tea Party is made up of Christian Americans.

  5. Capt'Z Says:

    An example of how the number of people holding an opinion says nothing about whether the opinion is factual.

    Corollary: If enough people hate you for your religion, they will ship you to extermination camps.

  6. Capt'Z Says:

    P.S. That was an awesome observation, Jeff.

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    R j I think Jeff has it: Cult? Small, unknown, scary. Religion? Big, we know lots of these folks, the seem OK/approachable.

    As for the Tea Party? The disaffected Tea Party, along with their opposites the Occupy people, may not have a unified voice to speak their frustrations in a particularly compelling manner, but I don’t think that is reason enough to dismiss them out of hand. Rather we should try to grasp or interpret the truths that swim around in what often seems a sea of nonsense.

    The same perhaps could be said of the Taliban, that we just need to understand their frustrations, except that they are fairly clear about their agenda. That agenda not being compatible with other human beings.

    American Christians, particularly Tea Party Republicans, by and large don’t understand their frustrations well. They struggle, as do the Occupy folks, with any real clarity of purpose.

    I think there is a way to reconcile both groups as they have more similarities than either would admit. Wasn’t it unnerving to see the religiosity on display at the DNC?

  8. Defiantnonbeliever Says:

    Magical thinking, no matter how many are infected, is still a cognitive mistake/illness/thought process immaturity with harmful consequences.

  9. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    I went to a tea party meeting once. A guy started saying how we needed to put god back into school….I knew I had to get out of there before they figured me out….
    Good thing I had a proper christian upbringing – I knew exactly how to act to get out of there safely… I have never gone back.