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Re: “Hub City calls for writers across the nation to fight back against the S.C. legislature

Fair points, agreed on all. And yeah that would be a cool name for a band.

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Posted by Cid95 on May 16, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Hub City calls for writers across the nation to fight back against the S.C. legislature

@Cid95, I can see where you're coming from but everybody's gotta have a hobby and I know I've got my weird ones. Recitation competitions aren't any more nutjob to me than spelling bees, really. Perhaps we can agree to just all be nutjobs in our own way?

You have something of a valid point with the inequity of antipathy (dibs on band name). I think the reason it's more visible towards Christians is likely because there's more of them and the power dynamic strongly favors the Christians here in this country and this state, so there are bound to be more clashes with their infidels and heretics. If, for instance, there was a strong Muslim majority trying to enforce Sharia law (instead of Biblical law) on the minority I can promise you that I would be just as uselessly vocal in my objection. If someone wants to argue against gay marriage (or gay anything) from a Muslim perspective, I'll be more than happy to argue with that person, too, it just hasn't happened yet.

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 16, 2014 at 1:40 AM

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Spending large parts of one's life on recitations about any religion seems like nutjob territory to me.

The point I was making is that I've noticed marked antipathy towards Christians here at CCP, without seeing the same towards Muslims. I think they and Hindus and Jews and all other fairy tales deserve equal antipathy, if such antipathy must exist. As for me, I prefer quiet indifference.

You, happypessimist, are obviously free to think or care or not care as you see fit.

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Posted by Cid95 on May 16, 2014 at 12:19 AM

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I assumed that your photo was you. In your photo you look like an older white male. Out of curiosity, I dug into your profile and I can see that you're not as old as your miniaturized photo makes you appear, at least to my eyes. As in the previous post, I apologize for misrepresenting your age if that is not the case. I am guessing that white and male still apply. If you want me to revise my original statement to remove any personal descriptors I'd be happy to if I could, because that wasn't the point I was trying to make and I see that it distracted you somewhat from what I was trying to say.

Your persecution complex comes out every time you complain about Christians being marginalized and attacked in a country, and particularly in a state, where Christians hold the overwhelming majority of wealth and power. Perhaps we disagree on the definition of persecution complex?

I am not making assumptions about your intelligence, that is an observation based on your posts; you make stupid arguments and idiotic comments. I'm not talking about disagreeing with them - I have disagreements with intelligent people all the time from everywhere on the political spectrum (surprise for everyone, I'm opinionated in real life). I'm talking about the writing, argument structure, and displayed reasoning skills that are lacking. I also disagree with you, but as far as you appearing to be slow, that's neither here nor there.

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

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@HappyPessimist, you know nothing about me other than a photo. I assume, just like you assume things about me, that anyone over 30 is "some old white guy". At least I'm smart enough to know how to post a picture and I'm not afraid to show who I am. People like you think everyone has a persecution complex that doesn't agree with your dribble. You wouldn't know bright if you were lit up like a light bulb.

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Posted by dp4 on May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

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@Cid95 - I don't understand, what is offensive or "nutjob" about either of those things? Recitation competitions happen all the time... If you say that Muslims are nutjobs for acting exactly like Christians when it comes to reciting verses from whichever bible, nobody's going to say you're hate filled and intolerant, they're going to say "ignorant." If you try to stop/protest/interfere with a Koran recitation competition while ignoring/promoting the Bible recitation competitions, THEN you'd be hate filled and intolerant. In either case you're free to think in your own head whatever you want, of course, without anybody caring. Hope that distinction makes sense.

@dp4 - I have no idea what would possibly lead you to that impression, and I'm sure I'll love the explanation, so whatever makes you feel better to believe I'm fine with. If you're offended by my characterization of you I apologize - I see your picture so I felt pretty confident saying "old white guy." It's a tiny picture though so if you're younger than 55 or so, my bad. I read what you write, though, so I know that you do have a persecution complex and you're not that bright to begin with so I'll stand by that.

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

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obtw...@happypessimist, what are you like 16 y.o.?

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Posted by dp4 on May 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM

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The "WOE IS ME" Club responds...thank you!

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Posted by dp4 on May 15, 2014 at 8:56 AM

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I was in Jakarta, Indonesia a while back on business. Near the airport there was this huge billboard advertising the coming "International Koran Recital Competition" or something like that.

I thought "nutjobs" but then it occurred to me that some CCP commenter or staff member would call me "hate filled and intolerant" if they knew my thoughts about these peaceful Muslims, meanwhile if Bob Jones University hosted the "International Bible Verse Recital Competition" the same CCP person would smugly and openly despise the backwards and intolerant Christians, and write an article or comment about it. Meanwhile, I would just think "nutjobs".

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Posted by Cid95 on May 14, 2014 at 9:22 PM

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We don't accept the drinking problem. We'll except the drinking problem? I don't think so.
Don't bother with spell-check, you need a literacy coach.

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Posted by ImFromHere on May 14, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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Oh no! Poor persecuted dp4.

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Posted by Robert Donovan on May 14, 2014 at 1:53 PM

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I think instead of trusting an old white dude with a persecution complex I'll take a look around me to see a virtual monopoly on power and wealth by a Christian majority and decide that maybe we've got quite a long time before your tea leaves read "end times."

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM

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I love the mantra that it is "hate and intolerance" if you don't agree with someone or approve of them. Trust me when I say the real "hate and intolerance" is towards Christians and it is only getting and going to get worse. The Bible foretells it and I see no reason to believe for a minute it will not happen.

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Posted by dp4 on May 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

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So what you're talking about in your hate post has nothing to do with anything mentioned in this article or any of the other comments but I should know about what you're obliquely referring to because of a different article that also has nothing to do with 14 year olds, because to my knowledge I have not read any article or made any comment about "Nineteen Minutes" anywhere.

If you also made a reference to this book or scandal or whatever in a different thread I likely ignored it because it has nothing to do with the content of what I was talking about as I don't have any idea of whatever scandal this is in the first place.

This is a good example of what I mean when I say you are crazy. I do not mean it in a hyperbolic way - there is no way for anyone but you to know what you are talking about here and all this misdirected hatred should be worrisome to you. Pretty please, go talk to a professional instead of working out your issues on an internet forum. I'm likely to screw you up worse.

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 14, 2014 at 2:02 AM

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@Happy clearly you do not follow things well. Getting more national exposure than the CofC story is the father in New Hampshire arrested over the graphic book "Nineteen Minutes" which is discussed in the other thread that we are engaged in debate. Since both threads are very similar and about books, education, and other parallels I referenced "Nineteen Minutes" to make a point as it directly ties into this article.

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Posted by Ned Hill on May 14, 2014 at 1:35 AM

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Are you suggesting that freshmen entering college tend to be 14 years old? Why in the holy hell are you even talking about 14 year old - wait, nevermind.

I want to ask you to try to describe your point in such a way that people who don't howl at the moon can understand it because I am naturally curious but I am very afraid that the answer will disappoint me and make me question why the wardens let you have internet access.

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 14, 2014 at 12:41 AM

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No, they are not the same, but idiots like you want a secular progressive and permissive society and think you know better than these childrens' parents.

Yes, I was graphic and it's called making a point. The context in this situation is meaningless. What matters is that it's very similar language that idiots like you think is appropriate for children. Most people reading what I wrote will be offended and they are adults. That language is universally inappropriate for children. And 14 is most assuredly a child, few rational parents would disagree.

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Posted by Ned Hill on May 14, 2014 at 12:18 AM

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Yeah, you published a few paragraphs advocating sexual violence to a prominent politician as well as half the country you live in. And I think I see the parallel:

For the authors of these books, the graphic nature of some of the passages give insight into the complicated and difficult aspects of their experiences - and then in your post, the graphic nature of the whole hate filled thing gives insights into how gigantic a crazy asshole you are.

THEY'RE LIKE THE SAME THING! MIND BLOWN!

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Posted by HappyPessimist on May 13, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Posted by Streetlaw on May 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

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I plan on making some kind of perpetual-motion device, to harness the power of Tennessee Williams spinning in his grave from the misuse of the Glass Menagerie metaphor. As they say, there's a certain kind of stupid where dumb people talk the way they think smart people talk.

Ms Barna, d/t your words here possibly being sincere, you've been taken off consideration for negotiating with Boko Haram for the return of those schoolgirls. I mean, you don't tug on Superman's cape, spit into the wind, or believe that a Ravenal changes his spots, especially with alkaloids in the room.
Kathryn's gonna get paid, whether or not that long-faced popped-collar bro-Magnon stays in the picture or gets caught with the maid next month.
Also, I hear she did Lumberg.

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Posted by StephenC on May 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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