Truth hurts. Go see what's going on in England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Australia and other countries NOT including Middle East. Do you see any other religious people tripping like that? Nope.
Ireland is a western, first-world, Christian country that saw one group of Christians (Pro Irish Separatists and Catholics) blowing up another group (Pro British Protestants) because of reasons for the better part of fifty years.
Most Muslim countries see the US-Israel alliance as an occupying and imperialistic force in the region. Most in the IRA saw Britain as an occupying force in Ireland.
Do you think it's purely coincidence that the biggest and best example of Christian sectarian violence in the last 100 years happens to follow a similar theme to most examples of unrest in the middle east? Or nah.
Almost posted this in the main forum thread. Probably better off here:
Gonna side with PhillyB on this.
Christianity is, at its heart, about narcissism. God sent his only son to die for MY sins. He saved ME from dying in a car wreck! Gee golly am I important! It's delusions of grandeur from people who otherwise would feel insignificant or worthless. An omnipotent being, one who created the entire universe, taking time to ensure YOUR personal safety.
I understand Cam isn't saying it specifically to rub in how important he is as opposed to someone who was killed in a car wreck, but as someone who lost TWO good friends in high school due to car accidents, I can't help but feel insulted when I hear people talk like this, regardless of their intentions. You aren't a better person or more important than either of my friends, and whether you realize it or not, that's the subconscious implication behind your statement. But it's Cam, so how can I stay mad at that smile?
If you really think God is looking out for you SPECIFICALLY, here's how you can put your theory to the test. Put a gun to your head and pull the trigger. If the bullet deflects off of your skull, feel free to make all the claims of divine favor that you wish. (make sure you record it for evidence) Otherwise no one gives a poo that you think you're special.
For McDonalds employees? They can't even remember to give me a napkin or straw in the drive thru. Guess they think I'm supposed to wipe the ketchup off on my sleeve, or try and slurp the Coke through the top of the cup. Please, a no brainier job deserves a no brainer pay. My rant for the day. Thoughts?
Cops can't seem to remember to not shoot unarmed black kids, but they still get paid a livable wage.
2. The African American community believes that setting buildings on fire and looting is warranted....and the white community does not.
White people only riot when they have good reason.
Like when their hockey team loses in the stanley cup finals.
ftr this is what happens when you belong to the privileged social class in a country (ie young white males) and have no social injustice to protest. . .you riot over a fuging hockey game. Must be nice.
Realistically if you pick top ten it's because your front office sucks. It shouldn't be that surprising that top 10 picks often fizzle out compared to bottom 10 picks where perennial playoff teams with solid talent evaluators pick.
The main reason I don't want to win the division is because it makes it more likely that limp dick Ron stays another year.