Skip to comments.Are you an ABO like me PO'd at JR for getting called a RINO? Truce declared! Please DONATE!
Posted on 05/06/2012 8:09:35 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
Attention "Anyone But Obama" (ABO) FReepers! If you go to the thread at the link you will will see that JimRob has "declared a truce" and hundreds of ABO FReepers are now vigorously defending their belief, which I share, that the ineligible Marxist Manchurian MUST BE DEFEATED to preserve the Republic...without fear of "the ZOT"! Please consider a DONATION not just to fund renewal of expression and amplification of your ABO views, but let's over-achieve this FReepathon to get JR his new equipment!
IMO, Free Republic and FReepers could be vital in swing states in rallying just enough conservatives to tip the election and prevent our troops from having to salute for even one day longer than necessary an ineligible Marxist committed to destroying the USA !
My mother, who is the wisest woman on earth of course (hehe) has given me one piece of advice that I think is relevant here: You can't control how other people feel and/or behave, but you CAN control how YOU act.
Is it hard to suck up constant criticsm if not outright bigotry against the faith you love (whatever that is?) Of course it is. Is one's natural reaction to be hurt by such? Again, of course. But as Lazamataz pointed out on his "Good Riddence" thread a few days ago: "You are not your emotions. Its a fact you have emotions, but your emotions are not facts. " Wise advice.
I would say, "Your emotions are part of you, but you are not defined by your emotions". That's a tough pill to swallow sometimes, but it's vital to always try to live by it, or we all fall into the same trap of liberalism: Governed by our emotions, instead of using them to our advantage.
Oh, don’t hand me that bull. He came on here yelling about bigots.
I know. Thank you. I know I'm your favorite poster. It's because I've earned it.
I am so great.
$100 for Jim Rob's equipment fund! Way to go FReeper “citizen”.
Maybe this thread wasn't such a bad idea after-all...(despite the resumption of the religious flame war).
I hope that all on this thread will take Jim Rob's direction to observe a TRUCE and take a moment to consider making a special equipment fund DONATION, as well.
Why do you choose to post my remark out of context. I was comparing a remark to someone who called J. Smith a conman, I merely stated the above remark.
BTW, your request is getting drowned out, but I guess you knew this would get interesting. Thanks for reminding us to donate. We can squall like cats and still love this site!
The Democrats easily turn the public to vote AGAINST US in those cases ~ they have NO tolerance whatsoever for gays in our ranks. Democrats are different. The public seems to expect them to be sexual perverts.
I"m not sure how a politician who'd participated in activities that advanced the cause of the LGBT movement might purge himself or herself of the offense ~ it is a dilemma, but one I fear that will be resolved in an election where we lose.
It's up to the potential candidates to judge for themselves if we won't I suppose ~ and it's not too late for that.
I have no idea why I'm sending you this picture.
Hardly anyone has been totally banned. They were told to shut up on certain topics (Treyvon, pro-Romney, etc.) and they did. I've seen all those people posting on other stuff.
Not at all, If what you believe is right for you, thats wonderful that YOU have that faith as a comfort. But there are no absolutes when it comes to religion because frankly, it is not logical, so in honesty, it can not be debated, logicaly. Religion is a belief, and no two people are gonna belive exactly the same thing that is based soley on faith.
I don’t know why, but your posts always make me LOL. (except for the ones like I referenced above ;) )
Keep up the good work please; you make political “discussion” almost palatable. haha Myself, I gotta pull the eject lever; I have to go and get some weed killer at Lowe’s.
Eastforker, you’’re too predictable, dude.
You know what? Seizethecarp is right-—his thread is getting hijacked. There’ll be other threads, NO DOUBT. ;)
I have personally been called a satanist on this website for describing my belief system.
I didn’t really appreciate that **** a whole lot.
And I know there won’t be any stopping it, because that’s how people are.
I wish I had some idea of that pic’s context, but I just....cannot.....make it....
Romney Republican revisionist history. One of the more blatant, twisted versions of it I’ve seen.
I showed you exactly what he came on here saying.
Your mischaracterization of his statement is ASTONISHING.
Maybe the yelling you heard is in your own head.
Go look it up EV.
Thank you very much, Seizethecarp and citizen!!
Listen, you know I’ve got to be honest and tell you that I do not support gays at all, and I do not support people who support gays.
Sadly, I like many others find myself between a rock and a hard place in this election. It sucks, I hate it.
The fact of the matter is the GOP won, we lost, and I do not intentd to compound that loss by allowing Obama to be re-elected. I simply can’t do that. He must go. Romney comes after that, and so does the GOP.
Choosing to fight the right battle at the wrong time can be a fatal mistake. Obama is public enemy #1.
All the definitions agree that it has to do with an "attitude or belief that one's own opinions, however irrational or ignant, are superior to the other irrational and ignant opinions ofothers".
When it comes to "religion", they are all pretty formal, and the believers hold to "truths" derived from long term observations or revelations.
Religious truths, to any believer of whatever religion, are NOT irrational, nor ignant, nor are they mere opinions.
When you accuse religious believers, of any kind, of being bigots you are attacking a body of truths ~ and the normal human reaction to that is going to be much more violent and assertive than you would get for simply criticizing their opinions, irrational or ignant as they may be.
We don't need a "be kind to' Mormons, Catholics, Baptists, Anabaptists, Buddhists, Hindus, Tao, or snakehandling approach ~ something more like total avoidance of the incorrect term 'bigot" or its derivatives would probably be OK.
If a specific practice of the "other' is particularly noisome to you maybe you should go after it. The people who think you can command God with a word don't like Mormon post mortem baptism ~ and they've gone after the Mormon's on that point. I've gone after the "command God' folks on that point ~ but with a reason.
Simply accusing them of mindless evil bigotry just wouldn't get to the point because otherwise we like the way the Mormons cut their lawns, and the "command God' folks park in their driveways and keep the kids in.
I think we could all keep our fingers off the trigger words in any religious discussion simply by remembering the 'other guys' (or for any of you mind-numbed, knee-jerk, robot-like leftwingtards reading this) ~ 'other' ~ probably don't think their religious beliefs are mere opinions, and they'll fight you on that point alone before you get to the meat of the argument.
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