As I type this even the spell checker is telling me Pittsburg is spelled wrong as it is with Pilat.
mark zuckerberg: don't know or care who you are. of course, you don't know me, either. And your (rude but stated anyway without manners) observations are laughably groundless. Follow your own advice. Listing ones favorite holidays, or calling a zombie a zombie, is not disrespect, no matter how ludicrously oversensitive and thin-skinned you are.
France in the Louisiana Purchase, named after one of the Kings in France named Louis, since then it has been a state [a few other states became states too,] of the United States), they call it "Mardi Gras", which is French for "Shrove Tuesday" or "Fat Tuesday". We have a few people who call it Shrove Tuesday, but we call it "Fat Tuesday" because on Ash Wednesday, (And all Fridays of Lent) you can't eat meat, you can only eat fish, because Jesus was a fisherman, and so on Fat/Shrove Tuesday, we eat all the meat we can. (DON'T START BLOODY STEREOTYPES, WE'RE NOT ALL FAT) Anyways, have a lovely Easter!
Anyhow, enjoy your pagan festival hunting for plastic eggs and that sort of thing.
This is not to say that you were wrong to fight back against the above comment or that your beliefs are wrong. I would just like you to consider the fact that your comments can come across as extremely prejudiced towards certain groups and won’t really change anyone’s beliefs.
2. Religion is an innately bad thing. Though that's not the point of any of the comments I made on this page. Different topic.
3. Some beliefs actually are wrong. If you believe mine are, it's okay to say so. I agree with Pen Gillette on this subject: I actually find it more disrespectful when you do not.
4. I try not to be condescending toward anyone who wasn't that way to me first. Which is why I'm often mirroring their word choice and sentence structure when I do it myself, as above. I'd prefer nobody be condescending, but, when everyone's trying to be "polite" and "respectful" by not saying what they actually think... I find a lot of time what's left is this irritating "oh aren't you special" kind of condescension, which IMO is worse than just coming out and saying "hey, I think you're wrong."
5. oh yes, I'm well aware of how my comments are (mis)read by some.
6. doesn't mean that they're right. Judgment and prejudgment are different things.
You perceiving something as disrespectful doesn't make something disrespectful. The patently ridiculous fairy tales you believe in earnestly are not owed awed reverence by anyone, no matter how much you may wish to demand this from everyone. Pointing out that something that is ridiculous is ridiculous is not disrespectful. It might hurt your feelings or put you on the defensive; this is not the same thing. What above did I say that you erroneously believe was "disrespectful?" The (accurate) choice to use the word "myth?" Was that it? Do you really want to come across as this much of a snowflake? Do you also think we should stop using A.D. and B.C. to avoid hurting people's feelings? Or stop saying Merry Christmas to avoid offending people who don't celebrate the holiday, even if it is Christmas? That's the road you are on.
Up until that point, as long as I keep saying true things and describing my own experiences honestly and matter-of-factly, that means I still have some respect for you because I still believe that you can handle it. But go on, keep trying to change my mind.
Also This Person: Calls Bible Stories a “Fairy Tale”
Me: Visible Confusion
Fat Tuesday isn't.
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