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Posted By: Wolfgang
15-Feb-05 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
Subject: RE: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
those of us who are secularists (14 Feb 05 - 10:55 AM )

Who is 'us'? Speak only for you, 14 Feb 05 - 10:55 AM, that's enough. I'm a secularists too, but your deliberately offensive way of arguing has no support at all from me, even if we might agree on details.

Very rarely I see here, and only by very few posters, anything remotely similar to forcing their Christian thinking on others. I actually like to read about the background of people, where they come from, what their basic convictions are. To name just three of the more prominent ones here, neither Joe, nor Jerry, nor Bobert have ever bothered me in any way when mentioning their faith (in this and any other thread). On the contrary, my knowledge of them would be less complete if I didn't know about the background. I not only don't mind them mentioning their beliefs I positively appreciate the way they do it.

There are some specific ways of bringing the Christian faith into play I do not like and have said so in the past, but that are exeptions in my eyes. The majority of the religiousn posters, Christians or not, exercise a welcome restraint and the majority of secularists do so too. If everybody was always silent about his or her faith Mudcat would be poorer than it is.