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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

NeoNote — Change the groups

Want to change the groups? Start convincing the individuals. People taking a stand are the only thing that stops mob rule.

We define the label, we shouldn't be defined by the label. Chances are pretty good that you were born a Christian, you're not one now. You chose to be something else.

There was just a very public hexing of a Supreme Court Justice. You may believe it's justified, but it's still pretty aggressive. Personally I don't think a public ritual directed against someone is a good choice, but that's me.

Some individual Christians do believe in live and let live. Lumping them in with their most, um, enthusiastic brethren isn't going to help. If you're not going to give them a chance, why should they give you one?

Now in this case, this was over the top no doubt.

It's a mistake to say what all Protestants believed about Catholics. And that deliberately overlooks what Catholics think about Protestants.

Labels get in the way. I'm pagan, and there are pagans and Christians who are convinced that makes me progressive. There are some evangelical Christians who assumed that I was silly and naive because I was pagan. Then I tied them into semantic knots.

We're not labels. Labels have no vice or virtue, it's the individual who must take responsibility for their words and actions.

Labels do get most of the blame though.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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