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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 12:27:41 pm »

I'm not going to play games with anyone, so if I'm asked a question, they'll get the absolute straight answer, no matter who they are. You are the only one who can judge how you see your relationships with anyone else, and what is right for you to say to them.

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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2014, 07:28:23 pm »

"Do you believe in God"

"I believe you should mind your own business, what I believe and where I believe it are not any of your concern"

Good one...
I respond to such questions with a raised eyebrow and, "That's a very personal question. I don't believe it's any of your business." And I don't care who or where they are...

Am I being too nice in person? I live in a pretty close-knit neighborhood...

Actually I thought that WAS nice.  Much nicer that the person who would ask such a question of me.  A question that in my experience is usually asked down the nose of some judgmental hypocrite.   
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2014, 07:18:28 am »

I just say "I do not need saving"  and if the persist I get rude.........usually something like "Stop selling salvation and go away".  Other times I will ask if they wish to be a Martyr and when they say no, I remark their god must not be worth much........
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2014, 09:07:21 pm »

"Do you believe in God"

"I believe you should mind your own business, what I believe and where I believe it are not any of your concern"

Good one...
I respond to such questions with a raised eyebrow and, "That's a very personal question. I don't believe it's any of your business." And I don't care who or where they are...

Am I being too nice in person? I live in a pretty close-knit neighborhood...

Actually I thought that WAS nice.  Much nicer that the person who would ask such a question of me.  A question that in my experience is usually asked down the nose of some judgmental hypocrite.

emphasis is mine - gooch

Since you did ask ...
I would say that if your "being too nice" is keeping the supposed salvation sellers from any sort of violence then nope not too nice.
Too nice will be when they decide that you are insulting them or their religion [___enter your personal favorite here ___] and begin to use aggression upon your freedoms and/or personal space.

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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2014, 09:02:48 am »

When I'm beset by proselytizers, I ask them "What brand are you?"  That generally breaks their concentration enough to effect an escape, or ejection, whichever is appropriate.

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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 04:07:11 am »

"Do you believe in God"

"I believe you should mind your own business, what I believe and where I believe it are not any of your concern"

Good one...
I respond to such questions with a raised eyebrow and, "That's a very personal question. I don't believe it's any of your business." And I don't care who or where they are...

Am I being too nice in person? I live in a pretty close-knit neighborhood...

Actually I thought that WAS nice.  Much nicer that the person who would ask such a question of me.  A question that in my experience is usually asked down the nose of some judgmental hypocrite.

emphasis is mine - gooch

Since you did ask ...
I would say that if your "being too nice" is keeping the supposed salvation sellers from any sort of violence then nope not too nice.
Too nice will be when they decide that you are insulting them or their religion [___enter your personal favorite here ___] and begin to use aggression upon your freedoms and/or personal space.

:twocents:

That's what I thought. It's not generally considered wise to yank on a tiger's ball sack.
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2014, 11:28:04 pm »

Hell man, that is SO funny. Thanks for the laugh-just what I needed (and your recipes as well!!).
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2014, 02:00:22 am »

Hell man, that is SO funny. Thanks for the laugh-just what I needed (and your recipes as well!!).

I actually do think it's funny in hindsight... Glad to help.
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2014, 12:36:51 pm »

My answer:

In the Army, I had them put "Romans 10:9" on my dogtags so the preacher will know what to preach on at my funeral.

They either know it, and are satisfied, or they have to go look it up and I can escape or change the subject.

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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2014, 01:27:48 am »

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"Stop selling salvation and go away".
"Salvation" isn't going to be granted by one selling dogma.
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2014, 02:48:54 am »

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"Stop selling salvation and go away".
"Salvation" isn't going to be granted by one selling dogma.

When someone tries to sell me the salvation thing, I just use logic to crush their argument. It usually goes something like this:

Them: Some variety of "You must be saved to enter heaven!"

Me: "I don't believe in heaven."

Them: "Okay... But you don't want to go to hell right? So you gotta be saved from your sins!"

Me: "I don't believe in hell or sin (because it's a faulty concept)."

Them: "The devil lied to you! They're both real!"

Me: "I don't believe in the devil."

Them: "Well he believes in you!"

Me: "Thanks for the support?"

Them: "But Jesus hung on a tree for your sins! No other god did anything like that for you!"

Me: "Allfather Odin was crucified on the world tree for 9 days, sacrificed and eye, and got himself down... all so men could wield magic through Runes."

Them: "Huh? Who's that?"

Me: "Germanic God of War and father of humanity. He's the central figure of Asatru and head of the tribe of Gods called the Aesir."

Them: "That god isn't real!"

Me: "Prove it."

Them: "Just read the bible! I'm sure you will understand how wrong you are when you do."

Me: "I've read it. I wasn't fond of all the murder and rape and other assorted nastiness."

Them: "No, that's not in the bible."

Me: "Believe whatever you like. As long as you don't bother me, I couldn't care less."

Them: "The bible says you need to be saved!"

Me: "From what? I'm fine."

Them: "From your sins!!! Everybody has fallen short of the glory of god!"

Me: *sigh* "My religion doesn't have a concept of sin or an obligation to be god-like. So I don't really care about that."

Them: "But the Bible-"

Me: "...is just a book. It doesn't have any special powers, nor any evidence to back it up. It's a claim, not the proof. If you want to make me believe something, show me proof. I'm very open-minded."

Them: "The proof is in the book!"

Me: "Books can make all the claims in the world, but the true things can be easily verified."

Them: "All the places in the bible were real!"

Me: "The Time Machine by HG Wells was set in England. England is a real place. Therefore it is a true story by your logic."

Them: "I'll pray for your soul..."

Me: "Take the beam out of your own eye first... Seeya..."
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2014, 12:11:44 pm »

Color me a cynic, but when it comes to disaster preparedness my only religious belief is that "God helps them that helps themselves".  Still, SB is a tremendous resource that should not be ignored.
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2014, 12:24:20 pm »

Color me a cynic, but when it comes to disaster preparedness my only religious belief is that "God helps them that helps themselves".  Still, SB is a tremendous resource that should not be ignored.
I can't overlook all of the religious stuff. SB is for beginning preppers anyways. I've moved on. You will too eventually.
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2014, 06:56:59 am »

Color me a cynic, but when it comes to disaster preparedness my only religious belief is that "God helps them that helps themselves".  Still, SB is a tremendous resource that should not be ignored.
I can't overlook all of the religious stuff. SB is for beginning preppers anyways. I've moved on. You will too eventually.

I'm a religious person but do not like the 'in your face' approach that SB takes.

+1 on the beginning statement; I went to that site every day for years when I first had my eyes opened.  Now, I've been there, done that, have the t-shirt.
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Re: SB has changed for the worse.
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2014, 11:23:42 am »

Color me a cynic, but when it comes to disaster preparedness my only religious belief is that "God helps them that helps themselves".  Still, SB is a tremendous resource that should not be ignored.
I can't overlook all of the religious stuff. SB is for beginning preppers anyways. I've moved on. You will too eventually.

I'm a religious person but do not like the 'in your face' approach that SB takes.

+1 on the beginning statement; I went to that site every day for years when I first had my eyes opened.  Now, I've been there, done that, have the t-shirt.

I grew up in a place where stocking up on things was the norm.  It wasn't survivalism or some other bullshit term coined by media lackeys looking for someone to demonize to get ratings and sell commercials for usually useless stuff.

No, I spent just some of my formative years there, and I must say, if you have seen Doctor Zhivago (the omar shariff 1965 movie) they nail it very well.  I was  born on the back end of that "movement" so I learned well enough and when I finally did run into mentions of Survival Blog, I thought it was an outdoors blog. :D
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