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Sri Lanka massacres

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dis86, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. StriderX

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    There are literally hundreds if not thousands of ‘pagan’ faiths, I seriously don’t have the time to be armchair historian.

    So I’ll concede further argument, it’s a bit like the Christmas tree and Christmas, parts of it aren’t the sole ownership of any one faith.
     
  2. Mason-

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    I'm not asking you to, you just claimed it so I thought you knew or had an example. It's a bit silly to just claim it's a pagan tradition and not have any evidence to back it up.
     
  3. StriderX

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    I did have evidence (it was actually more Assyria than Babylon, but eh), not perhaps for the claim that Christianity stole their own idea of Easter, but that it’s has parts of many other ideas that predate the faith in question.

    It didn’t suddenly come into being with the right to those ideas. As I said you can have your Easter.

    @Evangelion are you timetraveling, your replies don’t update for ages...
     
  4. CREATIVE!11

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    Lmao calling them "Easter worshippers"
     
  5. ScoTTyBEEE

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    All hail Easter. honk honk.
     
  6. slipperydave

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  7. Uther

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    Over 290 confirmed dead now. Utter, utter scum. :(
    That British guy who lost his wife and children, I don't think I could carry on if something like that happened.
     
  8. James_Duncan_Smith

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    Sorry what exactly did it steal? Or are you making crap up? Trying to draw tenuous links then backtracking?

    And per earlier poster this whole thread has been a circle jerk of talking about all and everything apart from main issues. As is usual with such discord when it comes to other religions...everyone dodging all the main issues.

    Because tolerance is used as a mask. A mask of fear for a backwards violent ideology that has caused undue misery and can't hide behind the concept of the core concepts being abused. Because it was founded on such principles.

    Going to be an interesting century.
     
  9. FoxEye

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    Given that one of the attacks hit a church on an important Christian holiday, can we agree they deliberately targeted Christians, or is this going to be another head in the sand moment?
     
  10. CREATIVE!11

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    BRB worshipping easter.... honk.
     
  11. Evangelion

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    None of this is true. Please stop repeating long-debunked ideas from non-experts.

    ^^ That's the academic consensus.

    None of this is true. Please read this article by an atheist historian.

    I'm on moderation.
     
  12. Johno please?

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    Awful, I bet he wishes he went as well, I knew I would.

    The Asos owner also lost 3 of his 4 children :(
     
  13. mrbell1984

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    It's gone to 310 people dead now according to the news papers. Bloody religion ripping people apart again. :mad: so sad.
     
  14. CAT-THE-FIFTH

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48019189

    Apparently the warnings that were given were not fully heeded due to the political instability in the country. It looks like the bombings were less about any local issues.
     
  15. doodah

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    Different circumstances but not the first time we have heard warnings falling on deaf ears, though this does sound like a worrying amount of people didn't receive it/act on it in time.
     
  16. Roar87

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    I wonder who is behind telling Obama and Hillary to use the term "Easter worshipers" rather than Christians. They both did it so there's clearly a deliberate choice of language. To me it feels like divide and conquer to push Globalism and avoid uniting groups, break up any sort of unity so there's no concerted opposition.
     
  17. Evangelion

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    I'm all for criticising their mealy-mouthed phrasing, but how exactly does saying 'Easter worshippers' rather than 'Christians' push globalism? Do you even know what globalism is?
     
  18. Pudney

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    In my experience Christmas and Easter are two of the busiest times at churches, with many only really going to church around those times. So a distinction between regular attendees and, let's say "part time" attendees, isn't an outrageous notion.

    I do like to see that you're getting triggered by the use of "Easter worshipers" though.
     
  19. 200sols

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    Why couldnt they just call them Christians? They dont have a problem saying Muslims after the far right attacks?
     
  20. Roar87

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    Why do you like to see me getting triggered? I'm wondering why there was specific use of that language rather than simply stating that Christians were attacked during Easter celebrations, I mean it's obviously to avoid stirring anti-Islamic sentiment, but who told them to do it?