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god talk

Posted by tai daluna on September 10, 2004, at 4:02:03

In reply to Re: Why are people offended by God?, posted by verne on September 1, 2004, at 17:26:58

i think a lot of people are offended by the mention of god, because it is so often followed by condemnation and/or oppression. for example, as a woman, i find a religion offensive when it takes away freedoms i feel are personal and mine to have: such as control over my own body and reproduction. for this reason, i know that many of my friends have violent reactions to the mention of god or church. unfortunately, for them it is not about faith, but politics; the politics of oppression. personally, when my personal freedoms are threatened by a community that wants to tell me what i can do with my own body, i feel angry and militant. it is not my place to tell others how to live their lives. i do not appreciate being told how to live mine. also, a lot of people get very angry when they are told there is only one god and that they are going to hell for not believing in it. i know i sure do. and for a long time god= exclusion for me, because i didn't have that sort of absolute faith. most people don't take well to being told that they are going to hell.




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