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    The biblical god was always an ethnocentric deity, the christian revision simply created another chosen race - while rejecting the previous one.

    They're not doing it wrong. That's a fiction that we tell ourselves to reduce the dissonance of christian detail as it sits out of place in our contemporary world.

    I feel like I'm filling up my quota of bad news this am. I just think that it's important that we realize that no appeal to the christian sensibilities of the people opposed to equality will work. Equality is our thing. Othering and demonization is a feature of their belief in vicarious redemption, not a bug. You're either with them, or in hell.

    Jesus explains this perfectly well in the parable of the healing of a canaanite woman's daughter. She pleads for his mercy, and he asks her why he should waste a miracle on a dog. He only agrees to do so after she makes a self deprecating joke about her tribe, herself, and her daughter that re-enforces the bigotry of the author.
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Customers, if you think that a retail employee is following you around the store then in 99/100 cases, one of two things is true.
    1) The employee has a job that involves traveling the store so you see a lot of them. This has nothing to do with you.
    2) The store (not that lone employee) believes you're up to something shady and management has directed people to keep an eye on you.

    Employees think that you are a biblical plague masquerading as a human. They don't want to be near you more than is necessary to do their job. Nobody decides, "That's a thief. Instead of informing a manager and getting every pair of eyes in the store on them, I'm going to do the stupid-ass thing and individually stalk them while neglecting my other tasks w/o manager approval." If you feel employees are following you then ask, "Am I doing something suspicious as ****?" If the answer to this question is no, then see scenario 1 above because you are not interesting enough for us to follow without manager direction.
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    People really need this pandemic seriously because some idiots are saying that the coronavirus is fake and the pandemic is a scam. Like is this the case then why are 100,000 people in the United States are dying. Not so fake now huh.

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    Cold comfort, but the people contending that covid is a scam are the same demographic as the people most likely to die from covid - and therefore be unable to say as much ever again.

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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Let's fly the flag of scum who would have split the Union so they could continue to keep people as property on Independence Day.

    All of my answers to this are virulent and eventually devolve into either sadism, profanity or both.
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythm View Post
    Cold comfort, but the people contending that covid is a scam are the same demographic as the people most likely to die from covid - and therefore be unable to say as much ever again.
    That's about half my family that is going that route, which means that while they refuse to follow guidelines like masks and social distancing they are contributing to the spread of the virus and raising the risk of the other half of my family who are taking this seriously with getting sick.

    Which btw absolutely infuriates and enrages me. I need to protect those that I love and half of them are being F***ing stupid and endangering the rest of my family and there is nothing I can do to make them see reason!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalynraye View Post
    That's about half my family that is going that route, which means that while they refuse to follow guidelines like masks and social distancing they are contributing to the spread of the virus and raising the risk of the other half of my family who are taking this seriously with getting sick.

    Which btw absolutely infuriates and enrages me. I need to protect those that I love and half of them are being F***ing stupid and endangering the rest of my family and there is nothing I can do to make them see reason!
    Speaking of stupid, I have an argument with a Facebook friend of mine a few days ago. He thinks that the pandemic is a scam and refused to wear a mask because the mask doesn't work which is complete bullcrap and I tried to convince him otherwise and he doesn't care at all. So I block him for his idiocy permanently because I don't to associate a person who's brainless and doesn't take the pandemic seriously.

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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Someone about 20 minutes from me is advertising a "Confederate Yard Sale" - Flags, hats, shirts, you name it. The nonsense that goes on around here is astounding.

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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    Speaking of stupid, I have an argument with a Facebook friend of mine a few days ago. He thinks that the pandemic is a scam and refused to wear a mask because the mask doesn't work which is complete bullcrap and I tried to convince him otherwise and he doesn't care at all. So I block him for his idiocy permanently because I don't to associate a person who's brainless and doesn't take the pandemic seriously.

    I had a co-worker suggest the other day that there was a difference of opinion over mask wearing, and that you could “keep reinfecting yourself” if you wear a mask.

    We live in a really bizarre era, where memory of what created societal progress is rapidly fading. Nobody seems to know anything beyond the specialized bubbles of their neighborhood and their workplace. It’s like living in a gilded palace, but nobody remembers who built it or what it’s purpose was. And ~50% of the population is deranged mutants. Maybe I should write a story...
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    Re: The Rant Thread (v 1.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazichestvo View Post
    I had a co-worker suggest the other day that there was a difference of opinion over mask wearingand that you could “keep reinfecting yourself” if you wear a mask.

    We live in a really bizarre era, where the memory of what created societal progress is rapidly fading. Nobody seems to know anything beyond the specialized bubbles of their neighborhood and their workplace. It’s like living in a gilded palace, but nobody remembers who built it or what its purpose was. And ~50% of the population is deranged mutants. Maybe I should write a story...
    That's ridiculous. Where did your co-worker get an idea like that?

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