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PMHoleInSky by pseudo-manitou PMHoleInSky by pseudo-manitou
Religion and faith have many uses, most of them WERE noble and gave cause for people to better themselves. Now, though, it seems many are twisting religion in order to make people afraid - to hold them to ancient ideals that serve no purpose other then to keep them away from issues of progress and change that scare those in power. These religious members are no better then witch doctors yelling at everyone to beg and give virgin sacrifice every time the sky thunders.
Like now - they claim homosexuals are evil... I remember when they said that allowing women equal rights would signal the end of the world - that flying machines were the devils work - that Africans were animals without souls and could therefore feel no real pain...
Are we ever going to learn to listen to reason and not to the fears of racists and bigots who claim to know god?
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anti-tanX Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I knew there were at one time like essays and stuff explaining why black people weren't really people. I always consider that fact whenever I read ''logical'' arguments against homosexual marriage, and how they insist gay-lesbian rights are not at all like women rights or racial rights.

Part of me thinks we as humans revoked our entitlement to be prejudiced. Long ago, and many times.
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Prejudice is a funny thing -- it allows our brains to form categories so we can classify and organize everything we experience, so we do not have to relearn what everything is, or what similar items are. It's when these prejudices become rigid and unable to flex with new information that we become bigoted.

What this means... we'll never be rid of prejudice; it's ingrained in us all. But we could learn how to allow children to learn beyond rigid categories and how to remain flexible. I'm not completely sure of this -- studies suggest that some are, unfortunately, just have a genetic predisposition for inflexible reasoning.
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DoubleTailedLion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Agreed
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TaylorWayero Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student General Artist
This is amazing.
And so inspirational.
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Phoenix667 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
wonderful!
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BetrayedAnguish Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. It's the epitome of what I've been trying to tell people all along, but in pure and simple language.

Do you mind if I use what you wrote on a page?

I'll give you credit of course -- whether you want your Devname or your real one. You can note me with it if you want to be anonymous about it. :)
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pseudo-manitou Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
You can take what I wrote, but I'd prefer instead of crediting me, you recommend others read a book I know too well: The Nature of Prejudice :)
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BetrayedAnguish Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student General Artist
I will do so!

You see, I've been having some heated debates with close people to me... Mainly, because I'm Pagan. Because I believe there is special power held within the Earth and all her beauties. What is so wrong in this?

What is wrong with homosexuality? If it is never "allowed," they can never be happy. How would people like it if they could never see their spouse out in public, never be married, never have children of their own, legally?

People make me sick sometimes. I intended to create a sort of website dedicated to this, to spread the word around.

And that book is on my bookshelf, LOL.
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RoseMage Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
It's strange to think of how many things could happen afterwards.

The man having climbed out could easily offer a hand back to his companion, and help him to climb out of the hole - in doing this, would the believer still be able to see god?

He could also just as easily bury the other man alive, something i wouldn't exactly approve of! Hah.

I like this. it's ambiguous enough for us to make our own choices, but with enough meaning for interpretation.
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jimmeh-white Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
love this
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