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Whoa. Back the fuck up guys and calm down.

Well, I'm back from a long hiatus.I felt that I was becoming too biased against one side of the spectrum and it depressed me. So I'll start it up again, but today from a little bit of a different twist. (NEW PIC. =D I LOVE NEW TWISTS!!)

Anyone who friended me from wow_ladies , my apologies but that is what this Livejournal is for; my own political rantings. You'll have to be subject to them. :(

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www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/17/saint-andre-canonization.html

Montreal's Brother André becomes a saint


Well, Canada has obtained their first religious saint born in modern day, ladies and gentlemen. I'm not a Christian, but I'd like to give my heartfelt congratulations to all of the Christian Canadians. I've never heard of this man before today, but I can't say that I'm well versed in Christian saints. However, I do realize that most of these people (I won't say all, I don't know their back history) are good people, and it's always better to have good people in the world.

Now, as an agnostic woman, surely someone expects me to support the atheists in that story, commenting and practicing their right to free religion.

I say not.

Let me state why.

I do not support the atheists who are commenting because of comments such as these.





"This may sound childish, but if your character is so weak that you can't make your own decisions about morals and decency without referring to a book of fairytales and an invisible man in the sky, then like you to me, I feel sorry for you."
"I can't believe that in the 21st century people are still gullible enough to buy what the catholic church is selling."
"
Dispair:

So many so desparated that they will grasp at any religious poo the vatican will toss out to them to hide the real shame. if you read all the comments you will see most of your readers arn't fooled. "



The amount of ignorance people are displaying here is phenominal. This is the faith of these people, ladies and gentlemen. You can't just generalize that. You can't just discredit that. So what if they believe in a guy who created Earth in seven days? So what if they happen to like that there are people who give a shit enough about them to die for their sins? Sure, you and I may not believe, but for them, their faith in a God is as firm in our faith that science created the universe, or that you can't name a higher entity. Don't attack them for something that makes them happy in life for crying out loud.

I see so many ignorant people preaching about ignorance in this thread that it's making me want to spew.

Oh, but not only are us unfaithful at fault. Let's take a look at the Christian side of things.

Now, there's one quote in here that speaks to me... at least partially. Let me put out the portion first that speaks to me.





"If you don't believe in God, or any form of spirituality, that's your choice, and I'm fine with that.

It's when you go out of your way to belittle the beliefs of others that really shows your true colours."







YES. Thank you! That's exactly what I was thinking!!!

Let's look at that quote in full though.





"
What I don't get is why so many non-believers even chose to read this article, let alone took the time is post a comment further displaying their ignorance and intolerance.


If you don't believe in God, or any form of spirituality, that's your choice, and I'm fine with that.

It's when you go out of your way to belittle the beliefs of others that really shows your true colours."





..... what? So because I'm a non-believer, I can't read an article about Christianity that interests me? O_o Did you miss the fact that Brother André was not only named because he was a good Christian, but because he was a good bloke? Maybe I wanted to read an article that wasn't about war or politics or the shitty economy or the oodles of other depressing news that the news media seems to like to put out because we lap it up like dogs?

Another quote that spoke to me, right up until I read all of it.



"One thing for sure is that he was a very good man as shown by his life works.

In Canada we have the freedom to believe or not. But you have to question why so many non-believers choose to spew their hatred of religion and their people. "



Okay. This guy's cool. We have the freedom to believe. I like you, you speak to me. But wait. Why do 'non-believers choose to spew their hatred of religion'?


"IMO this is a reflection of the non-believers empty lives and their search for the truth that evades them."


............. No..... don't generalize us all. We don't have truth that is evading us. We have our belief. Not all atheists/agnostics lead empty lives. I am quite content with my boyfriend of nearly two years, my family, my friends and my future to support me and be my pillar of strength. I choose that since our higher deity will not come to us in a definitive way (and up until God shows up on our doorsteps with a microphone yelling "HI GUYS!!!".... no. Not a definitive way.), I will place my strength in my family and humanity. I believe that humanity can do great things. How they choose to do those things, and what is their motivation, is up to every individual. I find my truth in that.



"I've been a reader and commenter on this website for years now, and I do have to say one thing.

I have NEVER seen a Christian insult Atheism for their lack of belief.

I CONSTANTLY see Atheists or Agnostics insult Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc for their beliefs.


See, I am a Christian, but I never, ever insult, degrade, or ridicule others for their beliefs. The VAST majority of Christians, Muslims, Jews, and people of all faiths are the same way. I believe what I believe, and if you want to know why, buy me a beer and we'll talk.

But please, if your position towards religion is so weak that you feel you need to resort to hurling childish insults to prop up your position, then I feel bad for you."




Unfortunately dear boy, I have to disagree.

Look at the people around you.

Everyone's insulting everyone, because if you don't believe the same stuff that your opponent does, then your opponent is a moron. That's the definition of intelligence.



But, in other news, congratulations to the soul of Brother André. Wherever you are, with whatever thing you're with, I hope that you appreciate this nod. If you're of the Christian belief, it's a gigantic honor.

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