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About MeSo, given the new site and all, I decided to do something that I have been reluctant to do in my previous years on Fighunter. I actually have truthfully filled in both the country and religion fields. The reason that I had not done so previously was because there existed, when I originally signed up, prevalent undertones of hatred (or at least extreme dislike) of both the United States and all forms of Christianity. I did not leave the information blank out of shame, but rather out of fear that the information would color people's opinions of my thoughts. I wanted to be known for me as the person, rather than me as my affiliations. I still want that. However, I think that this site has come to the point that I will not be judged by either my location or my religion, but simply by my words. That is my hope, anyway. I am disappointed that religion is the 16th most hated thing thing on this site; still, I think that is far better than it would have been about three years ago. The order probably would have been 1 Cholerics; 2 The US; 3 Religion.
A good atheist friend of mine was talking to myself and a mutual friend a while back, explaining how when he was younger, he used to hate religion and think anyone who was religious must be stupid. As he grew older, he realized that idiocy does not stem from religion, and that religion as a form of beliefs should not intrinsically be hated (unless it is blatantly proposing wholesale slaughter or some-such). People, as he put it, are people, be they religious or otherwise. This, I believe, is an accurate assessment. Some Christians think that all atheists are rapist serial killers going to hell. They are foolish. Some atheists think that all religious folk are deluded morons that need to lay off the hallucinogens. They are also foolish.
As an Objectivist, I have reasons for my beliefs. If you wish to know the reasons that I am an Orthodox Christian, feel free to pm me and I will answer you. All I ask is that you keep an open mind.
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