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21. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Post#5#Daawgon....Why do you have no doubt they were Americans?? Not a criticism on my part, just curiosity as to your assumption.

Aren't we Americans the world's religious nuts?

22. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

Quoting Daawgon

Quoting Redpaddy

Post#5#Daawgon....Why do you have no doubt they were Americans?? Not a criticism on my part, just curiosity as to your assumption.

Aren't we Americans the world's religious nuts?

67% of the American feel that religion is important in everyday life. In contrast to countries like Belgium and the Netherlands where its not more than 25%. In many muslimcountries it is even more than in USA. More than 90% of all muslims feel that religion is important during everyday life.

23. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

"Religion is poison"


Chairman Mao

24. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

"Religion is poison" - Chairman Mao

That is actually a misquote/mistranslation of

"Religion is the opium of the common folks." - Karl Marx.

25. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

"Religion is poison" - Chairman Mao

That is actually a misquote/mistranslation of

"Religion is the opium of the common folks." - Karl Marx.

That is a popular misconception and it's outright Euro-chauvinism to suggest that the 'Great Leader' never had an original thought in his slimy sleazy life.

(note sarcasm)

26. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting SamSalmon

Quoting t_maia

"Religion is poison" - Chairman Mao

That is actually a misquote/mistranslation of

"Religion is the opium of the common folks." - Karl Marx.

That is a popular misconception and it's outright Euro-chauvinism to suggest that the 'Great Leader' never had an original thought in his slimy sleazy life.

I thought it was "RELIGION IS THE OPIUM OF THE MASSES"

Three of those Blonde girls were talking about Jesus like he is their boyfriend... They probably had a very painful break up and they needed a PAIN KILLER, and the bible is now their drug. It gives them Hallucination.

I respect their right to faith, but telling me that all my Chinese friends will burn in hell for not reading the Bible, made me want to skin them alive and soak them in a pot boiling vinegar, then feed them to the whores that bore them. Talk about hate being contageous. I am still recovering the hate virus that infested that hostel.

(note sarcasm)

27. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Daawgon

Quoting Redpaddy

Post#5#Daawgon....Why do you have no doubt they were Americans?? Not a criticism on my part, just curiosity as to your assumption.

Aren't we Americans the world's religious nuts?

67% of the American feel that religion is important in everyday life. In contrast to countries like Belgium and the Netherlands where its not more than 25%. In many muslimcountries it is even more than in USA. More than 90% of all muslims feel that religion is important during everyday life.

They were not Americans or Europeans. But they are White... I Need not label those Hate Mongers.
I saw such creatures in American talk shows like the Tyra show and Oprah, but they were as STUPID AND HATEFUL in person. They were just stupid and dangerous.

28. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting sapphyre

I suppose everyone's talking about preachers disguised as travellers, as in they dress normal and stuff?

Over here I keep seeing groups of Western people who board our public trains at stations where there are churches nearby. They're obviously not local and they wear stuff that make them look like they're trainee monks and nuns (sorry, dunno the proper terms!) They all have nametags that say things like "My name is Sister Bessie". They split up when boarding the trains and start talking to people who look like they have nothing to do. They only stop if their targets alight, or when they reach their destination and they all alight together.

I've learnt to have a book with me or to be busy texting on my mobile whenever I pass these stations. But they obviously aren't disguising.

These people have cool uniforms and they claim to be an organization that does volunteer and vague activities that would give you the impression that they are REALITY TV contestants, like the amazing race.

Its illegal to preach in China. Luckily, I am not as bored. I have 10 more cities to visit, so I didn't find the time to report them to the authorities. They really messed up my day in that beautiful city. The Muslim and the Tibetans were very nice and they co-exist. Then came those lunatics, screaming hell and brimestone. I have nothing against Christianity, I just want to cruxify all of ignorant and lonely followers.

29. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

A big thing spooked me when I was in Malawi. A group of utter cronies turned up in the village I was staying in (Senga Bay on the lake) and handed out a bucket full of bibles to the locals. They're thoughts were totally in line with mine. Basically, a few tins of soup would have been much more appreciated than a load of cardboard and paper - when you're constantly hungry.

You didn't see kids wearing the Kabbalah red string?

30. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

The only positive thing I can find about it that these guys get to see some other part of the world. It will challenge them, maybe make them think out of their box. Plus in order to preach they'll need to learn a foreign language, and that is something few do in modern day USA. Also US teens taking gap years are rare, so seeing the LDS preachers makes me think that all hope is not lost. If they inspire one non-LDS teen from the USA to go travelling.

They don't learn a foreign language to visit England or for that matter, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. Yes, visiting here should broaden their minds, but I can't help feeling that they will never understand why England is a more secular society than the USA; and it is not just that the English colonies in North America were founded by religious puritans escaping persecution. It has taken centuries for this country to shake off clerical influence to the point where the clergy have very little real power and influence any more; this is also one of the underlying reasons for the fear of the spread of Islam, that we will lose the religious freedoms and freedoms from religion that took so long to gain and caused so much bloodshed in the process.