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20-11-2014, 05:35 PM
RE: Bible thumper visits Scandinavia
(20-11-2014 12:14 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  Maybe Scandinavia is heaven.. it is far from his depictions of a lake of fire.

Well, there IS this. Clearly a sign of the Roman god Vulcan's wrath. Or maybe just tinkering. Vulcan was actually a pretty laid back guy as far as greco-roman gods went.
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21-11-2014, 06:50 AM
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(20-11-2014 02:32 PM)Rahn127 Wrote:  And maybe those WOW moments will get him to think a little.

Given the context of every time he said it, I took it as sheer incredulity. He just couldn't wrap his mind around people doing things they way they do them.

Take how he had to quickly interject that evolution was "faith" because it "hasn't been proven" and "no one was there". Also, when the one guy explained a religion he'd never heard of, he had to flat-out ask him if he was Christian, because that's how he contextualizes everything. He is very much trying to shoehorn multiple foreign cultures into his world view.
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21-11-2014, 07:40 AM
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I love the concept though. These fundy YEC Christians in the Bible belt of America believe that the particular localised version of their particular religion that they grew up with explains the creation of the world, the universe and the very nature of reality. It's great to see it pointed out to one of them just how insular their world view is. Up to that point the Christian was probably thinking that everyone thinks like him except for a minority of deviants so his own so his own beliefs could be considered quite plausible.
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21-11-2014, 10:09 AM
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(21-11-2014 07:40 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  Up to that point the Christian was probably thinking that everyone thinks like him except for a minority of deviants so his own so his own beliefs could be considered quite plausible.

I like when he was talking to the two ministers about them "being forced" to perform same sex marriages by the government. You could tell from his tone of voice that he assumed they were very much on the same side as him. It wasn't until the guy started talking about believing that God wants love to bring people together and not just for procreation that you could see his facial expression changing. He kept nodding to be polite, but he didn't like what he was hearing.
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21-11-2014, 10:59 AM
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(21-11-2014 10:09 AM)RobbyPants Wrote:  
(21-11-2014 07:40 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  Up to that point the Christian was probably thinking that everyone thinks like him except for a minority of deviants so his own so his own beliefs could be considered quite plausible.

I like when he was talking to the two ministers about them "being forced" to perform same sex marriages by the government. You could tell from his tone of voice that he assumed they were very much on the same side as him. It wasn't until the guy started talking about believing that God wants love to bring people together and not just for procreation that you could see his facial expression changing. He kept nodding to be polite, but he didn't like what he was hearing.

Part of this which he might have been missing, or that the audience might have been missing, was that Denmark has an official state church.

Denmark's Parliament passing a law requiring the church to perform same-sex marriage is a very different thing from the US Congress passing the same sort of law, apples-and-oranges different. The latter would be a highly unprecedented invasion of government into private organizations and institutions, arguably in violation of the nation's constitution. The former is just the boss dictating a change in policy to the subordinates.

Nor were the subordinates actually kicking and screaming and digging in their heels. 11 out of 12 of the Church's bishops were in favor of same-sex marriage, and the Parliament was simply implementing the policy that the Church suggested. And individual priests may decline to perform the ceremonies.

(Actually, I'm not entirely sure who the boss and subordinates are, here, which way the authority flows. But either way the metaphor works.)
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