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  1. Yeah, but that's okay too...that's their freedom of expression but my freedom is to ignore it. I only said I had those on ignore so they would know why I'm not responding. If I wanted that much Taylor Swift stuff, I'd join her fanclub on FB. I don't mean to not respond to people, it just feels like spam. The people have every right to expression themselves however they need to so within TOS, so if it's more, that's okay too. But, I still need to ignore it for a bit. I don't mean to be ignoring a person...it's the Taylor Swift stuff I am ignoring. If it was any one other part
  2. Unless we know someone well though we can't know if they are sincerely trying to become more loving through their practice, or if they are only wanting to feel superior to those outside their beliefs and could only connect with them if another would 'convert' and be just like them. So we do need to be careful.
  3. I don't think it's the spirituality per se they react against; more the organization itself. Like the Catholic Church is very hierarchical (among other things...). And threating fire and brimstone (in most all Churches) have been tools to force ppl into compliance. If I were God (ahem), I would rather have someone truly choose me “Lord, if I love You out of fear of hell, cast me into hell!if I love you out of hope of Heaven, close its gates to me! ... to me; but if I love you for the sake of loving you, do not deny yourself to me! The road to knowing what love i
  4. An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and for her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout “PRAISE THE LORD!” Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, “There ain’t no Lord!!” Hard times set in on the elderly lady, and she prayed for GOD to send her some assistance. She stood on her porch and shouted “PRAISE THE LORD. GOD I NEED FOOD!! I AM HAVING A HARD TIME. PLEASE LORD, SEND ME SOME GROCERIES!!” The next morning the lady went out on her porch and noted a large bag of gr
  5. too true * It saddens me though, that they are reacting against a misinterpretation of spirituality being expressed in stages 1 & 2.
  6. No, I don't want a fight. I just needed a break from it not the poster themselves if that's the way they need to express themselves. It felt a bit like spam to me over and over and over. I wouldn't want overkill about anything in my feeds because overkill is overkill and that's all. I don't know how others might feel if some of us were overkilling something else but I think they might feel the same way about "overkill" too. My experience is that when you tell people they are doing something 'too much', they just do it more
  7. My best friend is an atheist. She seems to be at that 3rd stage you describe here. She is compelled to tell everyone she's an atheist. Sometimes I just roll my eyes, and try to remember how she's been hurt by some religious nutjobs. She knows I'm a big fan of spirituality (not the organized religious type) and no doubt she thinks I'm nuttier than a fruitcake some days! We're good friends.
  8. I can understand that. But if it's causing no harm in the forum might be best not to bring up a whole lot of things you differ on. The group might think you are wanting a fight and so turn against you. Pick your battles wisely, I say
  9. If so, I haven't seen it in this thread yet, though. Just ppl telling light-hearted jokes. Fair enough, that you are referring only to this thread and what you've seen. From my perspective I've seen a bit of making fun on this thread, but a very tiny amount.
  10. I don't advocate making fun of anyone for their beliefs, even if I find them absurd or don't understand them. It's rude really. But I do get why some do make fun of religion as so many people have been oppressed throughout the ages and even today, by religious people who believe only they have the truth. So making fun, in some cases, is a bit of a hit back for what amounts to abuse.
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