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Thread #78311   Message #1409508
Posted By: GUEST
14-Feb-05 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
Subject: RE: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
There are no sacred cows here, IMO. Religion is too often put forward (like 9/11 and other things currently functioning as such in our society) as a sacred cow. It isn't.

Also, people shouldn't assume that making fun of religion is something only done by people who have been hurt by religion. That is much too narrow a view, IMO. I know a lot of people who were raised with no religion in their lives whatsoever, who regularly tell very funny and/or mildly amusing and/or not funny at all religious jokes just like they would a joke about law and lawyers, politics and politicians, etc. Or sexist jokes, or ethnic jokes, or racial jokes, or blonde jokes, or sick jokes...

As to this thread, it really concerns people who practice the religion that suggests/requires you give up something for Lent. That wouldn't be all Christians either, would it?