HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Religion & Spirituality » Religion (Group) » FYI: posting idiocy from ...

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:08 AM

FYI: posting idiocy from RNS is frequently a Real Bad Idea.

You might want to:

a) do a slow read of the entire article.
b) google the author and screen for rightwing christian fascism
c) think twice post once.

On the other hand there is always self-delete when shit hits the fan.

21 replies, 1460 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 21 replies Author Time Post
Reply FYI: posting idiocy from RNS is frequently a Real Bad Idea. (Original post)
Voltaire2 Aug 2019 OP
3Hotdogs Aug 2019 #1
Voltaire2 Aug 2019 #2
3Hotdogs Aug 2019 #3
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #7
3Hotdogs Aug 2019 #4
Voltaire2 Aug 2019 #5
Major Nikon Aug 2019 #9
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #12
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #6
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #8
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #10
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #11
Cartoonist Aug 2019 #13
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #14
Cartoonist Aug 2019 #15
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #18
trotsky Aug 2019 #16
Major Nikon Aug 2019 #17
trotsky Aug 2019 #20
Mariana Aug 2019 #19
trotsky Aug 2019 #21

Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:34 AM

1. What is RNS? What's the background to the post?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:36 AM

2. Religion News Service

People frequently post stuff from this source here, and they frequently embarrass themselves.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:39 AM

3. Thanx.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:37 PM

7. Ask for specific citations. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:40 AM

4. Oh, and one more question.

Do you think they know they embarrassed themselves?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:54 AM

5. sometimes it is clear.

Thus the self delete. Other times no, as usual, people mostly just get defensive and refuse to admit errors.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:44 PM

9. Some are smart enough to be embarrassed

Some double down on the stupid even after being called out for it. Itís almost as if they think if they keep repeating it the stupid somehow gets less stupid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:46 PM

12. Feel free to read replies 8, 10, and 11.

Perhaps these are the articles that the original poster meant.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:37 PM

6. A vague assertion against another poster.

Followed by other vague responses.

And no actual citations that might cause the instant poster any embarrassment.

You might want to follow your own advice before posting similar "attack posts" in future.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:42 PM

8. Things like this?




'Let our voices be heard': Churches march against immigration raids
From the article:

Churches were the backbone of the civil rights movement. Today, as President Trump and Republican allies continue to defend the raids, churches have emerged as the top sources of spiritual and material support to the mostly Mexican and Guatemalan workers targeted by the raids.
Some churches are going beyond comfort and material aid, with their response flaring into political opposition. The stateís Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist and Evangelical Lutheran bishops denounced the raids in a joint statement Friday (Aug. 9).



https://www.democraticunderground.com/1218317841

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:44 PM

10. Or perhaps things like this:

Rev. William Barber calls on Democrats to host debate on poverty, racism

From the article:

The Rev. William Barber II, a progressive activist and pastor, addressed the executive committee of the Democratic National Committee on Friday (Aug. 23), calling on party leaders to host a presidential debate focused on poverty and to do more to address the concerns of poor and low-income Americans.

The co-chair of the Poor Peopleís Campaign, named for the last major campaign of Martin Luther King Jr., Barber insisted that poverty touches all people and regions of the United States and overlaps with related concerns such as racism, voter suppression, healthcare, ďecological justice,Ē militarism and religious nationalism....

Asked about a potential poverty debate at a candidate forum hosted by the Poor Peopleís Campaign in June, however, all nine Democratic presidential hopefuls who attended ó including former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris ó said they would support it.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2019/08/23/rev-william-barber-calls-on-democrats-to-host-debate-on-poverty-racism/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 12:45 PM

11. Or things like this:

The maddeningly untraditional and modern faith of Abraham Lincoln

From the article:

The recent rediscovery of a Bible once owned by Abraham Lincoln has renewed a long-standing debate about Lincolnís faith and what role it played in his life and presidency. It has also reminded us how maddeningly untraditional and surprisingly modern his faith was...

Then there are those, most Lincoln scholars among them, who insist that Lincoln was an atheist, or at least an agnostic, and that his public use of God-language was merely the religious window dressing required of politicians in a religious age...

Obscured by the fog of these debates is the reality that the story of Lincolnís faith was a journey, a progression. He was an atheist, then a seeker. He claimed to be spiritual but not religious, was churched though not converted. Ultimately, he was convinced of Godís existence but agonized over the meaning of Providence in a tragic world.
In other words, Lincolnís faith was much like what we see among millions today.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2019/08/12/the-maddeningly-untraditional-and-modern-faith-of-abraham-lincoln/
7

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to guillaumeb (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:22 PM

13. A little defensive today?

You know which post precipitated the OP, and it wasn't yours. Good advice to follow, though, as someone here often cause train wrecks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cartoonist (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:25 PM

14. I have no idea which post occasioned this attack on a DU member.

But the assertions, lacking any citations, prove nothing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to guillaumeb (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:32 PM

15. Go to the religion group

Look for a post that was self deleted. If you need a metaphor, I can't help you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cartoonist (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 07:50 PM

18. But that does nothing about the various wild assertions about a source. eom

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to guillaumeb (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 01:39 PM

16. "attack on a DU member"

Wow. Of all people to complain about that.

Oh but wait, you've already determined that everyone YOU attack deserves it. Sorry, I forgot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to trotsky (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 06:24 PM

17. Shocking, isn't it?

I suppose itís all good so long as the fan club is unmoved by the hypocrisy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Major Nikon (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:18 AM

20. His posts often have the same feel as Trump's Twitter feed.

Lashing out, making up ridiculous charges against people he doesn't like, spreading all kinds of nonsense, engaging in whataboutism and other propaganda techniques, denying the reality that's right in front of his face, etc.

I suspect that, like many of Trump's Twitter followers, gil's are imaginary too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to trotsky (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 10:29 PM

19. Gil's imagination is getting the better of him, I think.

Or else he's assigning his own unique personal definitions to words again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mariana (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:20 AM

21. Getting to define words his way seems to be the only way he can win an argument.

Therefore I don't see him stopping anytime soon.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread