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18. Comment #413400 by Luis Dias on September 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

This won't get you far, too. I'm annoyed at this line of thinking, extremely bored by it. You are holding materialistic values as if a christian would hold them more dearly than their god. Hint, they do not. They care more about their faith, their vision and dream, than your motorcycle. Curiously, they even see these things as work of the devil (and here we say, how convenient!). Anyways, it's a strawman, and will only work to alienate yourself even further wrt to their point of view. (How materialist of you!)
Excuse me... maybe you're confusing me with a lazy accommodationist who actually gives a rat's ass about "their" point of view, aside from proudly and vigorously joining the effort to rid the world entirely of this poppycock.

And who cares if you're bored? Nice logic to that argument. The argument from ennui. How Christian of you.

Plus, you're dead wrong about Christians and materialism. Laughably, horrendously wrong! In my 48 years on this planet, I've seen exactly the opposite, and I was raised a Catholic, served as an altar boy, and was Confirmed. "God wants us to have beautiful things" is one piece of tripe believers will use when deciding whether to purchase the new Mercedes, or donate the money to charity, and there are many others.

You sounded intelligent in your first post, but I'm rapidly losing respect for your arguments.

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