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16-03-2013, 10:44 AM
I'm Not A Monster
... well, not all the time.

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16-03-2013, 10:47 AM
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Wow I have to say this is really well made. Bravo!

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16-03-2013, 11:13 AM
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It is really well made. I really liked the first half or so (I'm such a fan of anything that promotes the recognition of the humanity of "the Other"), but then it went off message. It stopped being about, "Hey, man, we're just humans," which was an awesome message that they were quite effectively conveying, to being pretty backhanded.

I would have liked it a lot more if it had stayed away from backhanding Theists, because the moment it did, it lost all of the sympathy it had garnered to that point.

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16-03-2013, 12:03 PM
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(16-03-2013 11:13 AM)Ghost Wrote:  It is really well made. I really liked the first half or so (I'm such a fan of anything that promotes the recognition of the humanity of "the Other"), but then it went off message. It stopped being about, "Hey, man, we're just humans," which was an awesome message that they were quite effectively conveying, to being pretty backhanded.

I would have liked it a lot more if it had stayed away from backhanding Theists, because the moment it did, it lost all of the sympathy it had garnered to that point.

Peace and Love and Empathy,

Matt

Sure, there was a bit of "we are here, get used to it" in the middle but it was back to the opening message by the end.

It would, I agree, have been a nice touch to have added "like you" after e.g. "I don't preach my morals, I practice them" as it did become a little 'holier than thou' at that point.

Even still, I thought it was a fine piece of work with a strong message... directed more, I would think at the waverer than the entrenched.

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16-03-2013, 04:53 PM
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(16-03-2013 12:03 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(16-03-2013 11:13 AM)Ghost Wrote:  It is really well made. I really liked the first half or so (I'm such a fan of anything that promotes the recognition of the humanity of "the Other"), but then it went off message. It stopped being about, "Hey, man, we're just humans," which was an awesome message that they were quite effectively conveying, to being pretty backhanded.

I would have liked it a lot more if it had stayed away from backhanding Theists, because the moment it did, it lost all of the sympathy it had garnered to that point.

Peace and Love and Empathy,

Matt

Sure, there was a bit of "we are here, get used to it" in the middle but it was back to the opening message by the end.

It would, I agree, have been a nice touch to have added "like you" after e.g. "I don't preach my morals, I practice them" as it did become a little 'holier than thou' at that point.

Even still, I thought it was a fine piece of work with a strong message... directed more, I would think at the waverer than the entrenched.
v/g.............but 'dead horse' comes up in the vid........spooky Unsure
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16-03-2013, 07:24 PM
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Awesome! I am a human being, being human. Perfect.
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16-03-2013, 07:30 PM
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Love it

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16-03-2013, 10:17 PM
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I loved it and I wouldn't change a thing about it. It is truthful, not insulting.

We have to move away from placating people's irrational people's beliefs. If you show this to a believer and he/she takes offense to the living my morals rather than preaching them, so be it. And no, we don't need a like you added, because we're not like you where morals are concerned... we don't believe homosexuality is evil and we don't believe that sex is harmful. If that bothers you, then perhaps you need to re-evaluate your positions, Mom (or dad, or whothefuckever).

Oh and, thanks for sharing!

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16-03-2013, 10:31 PM
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"I don't pray for solutions, I create them. I don't preach my morals, I practice them." Thumbsup

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
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16-03-2013, 10:52 PM
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(16-03-2013 11:13 AM)Ghost Wrote:  ...but then it went off message. It stopped being about, "Hey, man, we're just humans," which was an awesome message that they were quite effectively conveying, to being pretty backhanded.

Yeah, I agree. There was a point where the narrator spoke about not teaching fairy tales to children and explaining where atheists get their morals, and I was thinking, "so what does this have to do with being 'human' rather than 'atheist'? Isn't the fact that we're not different the theme of this video? Doesn't this run counter to the theme to point out how we differ from the religious?"

As a fan of fight club, I kinda liked the part that went "we are your teachers, your scientists, your plumbers, etc." and I like the theme. It's incredibly similar to the current Mormon campaign on YouTube along the same line of "I'm a teacher, a mother of two, a lover of surfing, and I'm a Mormon." It's an attempt to fight prejudice, and that's always a good ideal. Thanks for sharing that with us, DLJ.

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