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kayanne
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PostSubject: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 1:47 pm

I consider you guys intelligent and even though I don't post often, I value your opinions. Each of you at one time or another has provided some great insight to me.

So here's what has me fuming today. While most of us are sharing Easter greetings and hymns, someone I know (I used to call him a friend) posted a political video about what the Crucifixion would be like if handled by "Republicans," or so it alleges. This was posted today--ON EASTER! I am not going to share it on a public forum and I don't think my blood pressure could stand to watch it again. I just can't believe that they would use Easter to TRY to make a point.

I don't wear my faith on my sleeve and I embrace all who call themselves Christian and believe in Jesus. This greatly offended me and I am pissed off! Am I overreacting? And what kind of person take the Holiest of Days to make a political statement using the Crucifixion as the scene?
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 5:26 pm

Hi Kayanne,

I have never posted to you before, but I wanted to say hello at some point, and this seemed like the time.

I have not seen the video that you are referring to, however I am a Christian, and feel as you do. It angers me intensely when people deliberately choose Easter to make some sort of point, or deliberately use this day to spout tasteless jokes about Christ or the day itself.

I don't think that it is inappropriate at all to be offended. I don't think
that you are overreacting at all either.

I don't have a particular answer to your question, about what kind of person takes the Holiest of Days to make a political statement using the Crucifixion as the scene.

I will however say this. I think that this kind of thing is at the very least highly inconsiderate, and at its worse it is an act of bigotry and intolerance ; ie acting out a severe intolerance of someone else's religious beliefs, while using this act to promote one's own political stance.

I am sorry that this kind of thing upset you on Easter, and as I said in a
general post I hope that you are enjoying Easter with your family and friends. And the Lord bless you on this joyous day! albino
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Kayanne, that is one moronic move by your ex-friend.

What was his actual purpose for posting the video?
Did he make it or just pass it along to friends thinking it was witty or clever?
I don't quite get the Republican reference point though. I assume he's a Democrat or some other such thing.

One way of responding to him (if you even want to) is to remind him that if he doesn't respect the sanctity of the Easter season he could instead work every single religious holiday .... that's quite a lot!

Does he disrespect the role of President too? If so, don't you have a holiday to signify that important position?
Martin Luther King Day?
Thanksgiving?
CHRISTMAS?

It always confounds me that non-believers take any public holiday they can get unlike the billions of others who observe their faith's special days.
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kayanne
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Hi Dani Blue! I don't get to post very often but this is a great place with very smart women who give great advice. I look forward to getting to know you better, too. I hope you had a great Easter.

Nay, this person seems to like to antagonize those who don't feel he does about politics. He calls Republicans "the great unwashed." All he does on social sites is post about politics. He thinks he is superior and looks down his nose at people. Well I come from a good country family and I am not ashamed of my roots. He told me once that if I traveled more and got out of the little town where I lived my views would change. That was insulting but he said I misinterpreted what he meant. He thinks I am unhappy. I am busy but I love my life.

Okay I will try to stop ranting now.
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Sharabella
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 9:20 pm

kayanne honey, an @ss-hole is always full of you-know-what. Just give this one a roll of toilet paper and tell him to wipe his face.

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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeSun Apr 08, 2012 9:32 pm

Hello again, kayanne. Thanks for explaining his attitude.

He's sounds like a pompous knows-it-all. I wonder how your country could possibly be functioning without him treading the political boards. Seriously, suggest he go for pre-selection for a seat somewhere.

You however do not need to defend your roots, morals or values to him. If he's the sort of person he sounds, he wouldn't believe you anyway because his way will always be the better way. His opinion OF you shouldn't matter TO you.

Small town doesn't always mean small mindedness but usually an endlessly open mouth signifies someone who doesn't open their ears to listen. Empty vessel making the most sound and all that.
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LegoJulie
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeMon Apr 09, 2012 12:05 am

I totally agree with the ladies here. That guy is a small-minded jerk/a$$/pr!ck. He's definitely without compassion and empathy. Any compassionate person knows that you shouldn't insult someone, especially family, religion, and politics. This guy insulted all three. He's no friend. He should not exist in your world.

There are lots of mediocre people (not smart and not dumb, just plain average) out there who could only feel good about themselves by hurting and getting a rise out of others. They have a need to feel superior but they can't be superior, so they try to make others feel bad and then they feel good. They will continue to do that as long as they get a reaction from you. They thrive on attention. Best thing to do is to ignore them. Look past them. Don't acknowledge them. Act like they don't exist. They can't stand that. After you pretend like they don't exist for a while, they will cease to exist for you, as they should. And you will have more peace.
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeMon Apr 23, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi, Kayanne.

Since I haven't seen the video and don't know the full context of the situation or his reasoning behind it, I can't be totally sure what to say about that.

Having said that, it certainly sounds inappropriate and disrespectful. I'm a Christian too, and picking the holiest day of the year for Christians to make a a divisive political point seems very wrong to me.

And I don't like arrogant, people with superiority complexes either. The advice you've been given so far here sounds good to me. Obnoxious, attention-hungry people who make judgements about you and the way you live your life (or where you live) should probably just be ignored.
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PostSubject: Re: Disrespect or not?   Disrespect or not? Icon_minitimeMon Apr 23, 2012 1:31 pm

my two cents are pretty much the same as everyone else's so far...so i won't ramble. sorry i missed this thread earlier!! I love you
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