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Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:21:32 PM »
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Mr Kurek <snip> said he was "struck" by the social isolation he was subjected to.  "Before I came out as gay, I had a very busy social life. After I came out, I didn't hear from 95 percent of my friends," he told ABC America.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8546801

I must admit, this story makes me feel good. Now, if only a few more christians would start to truly listen...
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 09:26:53 PM »
Do I laugh now, or later? (To your last comment)

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 09:36:07 PM »
I'm actually in a foul mood today (battling with an insurance company over the replacement of my motor scooter written off in an accident five weeks ago...) so I must admit I don't see the irony/humor in my last comment?[1]
 1. I'm not having a go at you, I'm just... preoccupied... and temporarily devoid of humor...
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 09:56:11 PM »
As if a "few more Christians" would make a difference to the almost 2 billion other self-identified Christians around the world. If you said "Only if more Christians would do this..." that would at least be more apropos. Oh, and your personal tribulations are irrelevant. Either you find it "funny", or you don't. You either agree witrh my response, or you don't. Your personal tribulations are irrelevant.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 10:06:09 PM »
He "walked a mile in their mocassins." One of the best ways to actually learn to empathize with an alternate viewpoint. I applaud him, and with natlegend, hope others hear his message.

Nam, I can hope that "a few" equals billions. I know it won't happen, but every little bit helps. I don't think we should minimize what he's done. Yes, he's only one person. But now everyone who knows him will be affected as well, and then there's the book. That will touch more people. Its a good thing.
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 10:18:48 PM »
Thanks Traveler... every journey starts with one step. I think chriatians tend to listen better to other christians, so, maybe this could be the pyramid-type beginnings of understanding. I dunno. It's better than nothing.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 10:25:27 PM »
I'm not minimizing what he did, Traveler, I am minimizing, if anything, natlegends end comment. There's a difference. A "few" does not equate to "billions", then it's not a "few" but a majority.

Awww, you deleted your comment to me, natlegend? Too bad. I am sure it was as irrelevant as your other emotional comment.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 11:48:32 PM »
If my thoughts and comments are so irrelevant, why bother replying to them?  &)
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 12:07:44 AM »
Apparently you don't know me too well.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 07:02:11 AM »
Nam,

If you took the word "few" out of nat's comment and decided she meant 3 people, then you probably took it way too literally.  When I read it, the last thing I thought was that she was hoping 3 more Christians would follow.

Edit: he to she.  Sorry!
« Last Edit: October 14, 2012, 08:20:41 AM by jetson »

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 07:37:53 AM »
Awww, you deleted your comment to me, natlegend? Too bad. I am sure it was as irrelevant as your other emotional comment.

-Nam

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2012, 07:38:35 AM »
Bah, Nam requires attention in order to exist. Ignore him and he'll go away. Or not. It really doesn't matter.  &)

It's still encouraging to read a story like this.
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »
"Attention" are for whores. I'm not a whore. If anything,I could be a slut.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2012, 10:34:46 PM »
"Attention" are for whores. I'm not a whore. If anything,I could be a slut.

-Nam

Taking cheap shots with the Karma system Nam?  WTF is your problem?

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2012, 02:22:35 AM »
"Attention" are for whores. I'm not a whore. If anything,I could be a slut.

-Nam

Taking cheap shots with the Karma system Nam?  WTF is your problem?

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed. I'm wondering what is his point, and, is it really worth anything?
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2012, 02:53:04 AM »
'Few' is relative, it only has to be a small number, but small itself is relative - it could actually be 5 million Christians, but if it's relative to the number of Christians out there it's small, but relative to the number of people doing this it's huge (or so I pressume). So if 5 million Christians, particularly, 5 million Christians belonging to churchs who condemn homosexuality pulled this off, their experiences would 1) be fantastic sample data 2) set an example.

Now I'm sure Nat's choice of words weren't meant to be analysed, it was probably meant well and to represent Nat's sentiments, perhaps poor word choice, or maybe not 'few' can be meant ironically and I have used it that way myself. More Christians need to do this. Heck, argubly, not just Christians, but people. Those who discriminate should understand what it feels like to be discriminated against. I applaud the Christian for trying it.

It reminds me of a Religious Education[1] lesson I had at school, our teacher wanted to teach us about discrimination, so what he did was for the entire lesson he had picked a few traits students in the class and for the entire lesson he discriminated against them and then treated everybody else fairly. Don't worry, he didn't take it too far and make it unethical (people knew he was up to something), but it was an effective lesson because at the end when he started asking questions about it, everybody had all the right answers. Sure they didn't feel what it was like to be truly discriminated against, but it was a decent teaching method none-the-less.
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2012, 11:55:56 AM »
Jetson,

What cheapshot? Your assumption of a "few" equating to "3" stipulates I think so simple-mindedly, which I don't believe I have ever given the impression to anyone that I think like that. Therefore your comment was "Nonsense". If you disagree, that's your right.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2012, 01:06:18 PM »
Jetson,

What cheapshot? Your assumption of a "few" equating to "3" stipulates I think so simple-mindedly, which I don't believe I have ever given the impression to anyone that I think like that. Therefore your comment was "Nonsense". If you disagree, that's your right.

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Yet, instead of using a reply, you use the Karma system to make an even more pointless "point".  I would suggest you stop using the Karma system in such an idiotic way.  Save that for IGI.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2012, 01:10:03 PM »
Jetson,

I use it the way it should be used. Applauds for great posts, and smites for utter nonsense.

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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »
Jetson,

I use it the way it should be used. Applauds for great posts, and smites for utter nonsense.

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Weren't you the one who described it as a "game" in another thread? Or was I dreaming about WWGHA posts again?
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Re: Straight Christian pretends to be gay
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2012, 01:26:04 PM »
It is a game. And, games have rules. I follow the rules.

Rule 1:

If applauding, applaud great posts.

Rule 2:

If smiting, smite nonsense.

Rule 3:

Don't abuse the system.


Show me where I don't follow these rules? Ever? Jetson's comment is "nonsense", it assumes too much, and presumes information not given.

All games have rules.

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