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Old 05-05-2016, 09:03 PM   #2646499  /  #1
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... and tells him to leave behind a handicapped Berniebro.

And Facebook crucifies him.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:06 PM   #2646502  /  #2
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Dear US citizens, can you please stop now? It's not funny anymore.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:17 PM   #2646506  /  #3
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I've sometimes worried a little bit about the effect of bumper stickers on people I might need to help me with car trouble.

Especially when my car broke down in the middle of NY state (Limbaugh/Alex Jones territory, judging from my radio reception) with this bumper sticker from the 2004 presidential campaign:



But it turned out OK.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:27 AM   #2646919  /  #4
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What this clown needs is for a bunch of customers to refuse to pay him because God told them not to.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:01 PM   #2650776  /  #5
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These kinds of people always have a god who hates the same people they do.
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:53 PM   #2650839  /  #6
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Almost all believers have a god that wants what they want.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:07 AM   #2650938  /  #7
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I'd say "hates what they hate" is the stronger theme.
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Whatever. Their god usually also loves what they love, likes what they like, etc. The hating bit is just the one that usually has harsher consequences for others.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:29 PM   #2652780  /  #9
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Well, the reason I mentioned it is because I think it's the tribalism part - tribes bond by hating the "other". Having a God who hates that "other" too seals the bond effectively - locks it into a self-justificatory loop.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:57 AM   #2652901  /  #10
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We should have a religion that hates Martians or something, then the whole human race would bond.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:53 AM   #2652920  /  #11
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We should have a religion that hates Martians or something, then the whole human race would bond.
Wasn't that Ronald Reagan's plan to bring about world peace?
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:58 AM   #2652925  /  #12
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It's a them in every alien invasion sci-fi thriller, isn't it?
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