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Don't be an extremist D: by ChikitaWolf Don't be an extremist D: by ChikitaWolf
:note: Sorry to a few of my not-so-stamp-inclined watchers :XD: I realize I've been on a bit of rant with stamps lately, haha. This should be the last though for a while, I would think!

< rant >

Because it's just plain rude and obnoxious.

It goes both ways, of course. There's extremists and hate on both sides -- the religious and not religious. But really, it's extremely tiresome to find a nice piece of art with the topic of religion or no only to find someone attacking other commenters about their beliefs.

For instance: A person comments on a piece of art with religion as it's topic. They mention their beliefs, the creator responds, and they're having a convo about the religion or lack of. Then a new commentor leeches off and starts attacking one of them for what they believe in or not believe in, accusing them of things and just being outright obnoxious.

tl;dr: It's one thing to voice your opinion; it's another to be a complete ass about it.

< / rant >

Inspired by comments on my last stamp and what I've seen in the comments from recent religion / anti religion art works :V

C'mon people. Religious folk and non religious folk can get along. It's not that hard :'D If I, a sixteen year old Christian, can do it with my various wonderful friends of many beliefs or lack thereof, I'm sure the rest of ya'll can :XD:

EDIT: I realize that the stamp itself is rather broad, which is why I tried to be more specific in the artist's comments. There still seems to be some misunderstanding though, so I'll try to clear it up here.
I'm not saying that I discourage confronting people. I'm merely saying that I don't support outright attacking people. You're not going to win someone over by bursting in guns blazing and spitting out nasty things at them. All you're gonna do is make them think you're an ass. However, confronting a person in a civil manner is more likely to get them to listen to you.

EDIT2: I was wondering why I was getting constant faving, only to find that this stamp has gotten onto the second page of 24 hours :XD: Thanks! <3 [edit3: Thanks for front page on "deviantART related" for 24 hours as well :O]

EDIT4: Featured~!
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:icontultsi93:
tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Not me either.
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:icon9opal:
9opal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey would I be able to use this on my page? I love it!
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing!
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:iconvonrabenherz:
VonRabenherz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, attacking people for their beliefs is wrong. I'd rather attack the belief itself, because that's what's causing the problems, not the people who believe it.
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unless they are pedophiles, terrorists, nazis, animal abusers et all.
Otherwise, I agree.
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:iconseekerofdestiny:
SeekerOfDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe in reasoning, not attacking.
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nobody "shoves" homosexuality in anyone's face. They simply want people who believe as you do to stop dehumanizing them, attacking them and even murdering them. Yes, murdering them. People even *suspected* of homosexuality get tortured and killed on our own soil by radical hate groups.

If you don't want to be "insulted" then don't go around telling people that they're lowly, evil filth for the way they are. No, it is not a choice. No evidence has ever demonstrated that it is a choice, and it certainly doesn't harm anyone either. You are in no way inconvenienced by the fact that two men or two women have a relationship anywhere.

It's also heavily debatable that it even is a sin. The bible spends just as much time calling it an "abomination" to eat certain foods like lobster or wear certain fabrics, and Christians don't show any concern for those things at all. Heck, Homosexuality isn't even in the ten commandments, but adultery is, so why are there anti-gay rallies in the streets but not vicious anti-sex-before-marriage rallies?

Leaders over the generations have simply used LGBT people as convenient scapegoats and distractions, just like they use other races or immigrants. Anyone different makes an easy target to unite people against a fake enemy.
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:iconnintendofan2468:
NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
please ignore that comment.
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
And the person you responded to, goes around demonizing people he hates as 'lowly, evil filth for the way they are.' He's one of the absolute worst people on this site for that and doesn't even seem to realize his own hypocrisy.
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:iconbardofthethreekingdo:
BardOfTheThreeKingdo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Are we talking about scythemantis? I told him games should not be banned because they're art and he says I "support child pronography, then".
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
*facepalm* I think these people would actually burn books if they ever got the chance.

You get a llama just for having to see his name in your inbox.
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:iconnintendofan2468:
NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
I see.
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:iconbokkathfoxrabbit:
BokkaTHfoxrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Well, forcing someone to do something or believe something is not good on anyone's part. As for personal things like sexuality or another, I never nag them about it and support their love life or choices as long as they don't force it on me. I do support homosexuality as some friends or other people I know are Gay/Lesbian and support them as they are my friends.
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Schulzfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I had similar reactions. I wrote a letter to the editor in my college paper expressing my opposition to gay marriage. I tried to be polite about my view but then the paper published a response to my letter from a former teacher. She basically insulted me. Even though I said I didn't want to harm gays, she said I did harm them with my words that "stung like knives." She said that I could have an opinion on anything under the sun that's a choice but being gay isn't a choice. In other words, I could have an opinion until it goes against gay rights agenda.
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:iconnintendofan2468:
NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
being gay IS a choice.
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:iconfeathertawny:
feathertawny Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being gay is not a choice.
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:iconnintendofan2468:
NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Ok then.
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry but no you do not choose to have a sexuality, if so ... did you choose your sexuality?
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:iconbriannabater:
Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Seriously.

Nintendo, do you think you "chose" to be straight?
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:iconnintendofan2468:
NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I changed.Please ignore that comment
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:iconbriannabater:
Briannabater Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
I respect that
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not straight <_<

You replied to wrong person <__<

If you want to reply to Nintendo then reply to Nintendo not ME
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:iconbriannabater:
Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
I was replying to you to agree with you and to reiterate your question to Nintendo.
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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:iconschulzfan:
Schulzfan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Agreed. The problem is too many people don't want to believe that.
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xXPastelPaperXx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw a girl get mad once, because her aunt was sick in the hospital, and one of her friends said 'I'll keep her in my prayers.'

The girl got so pissed off about it, and told the other that her god wasn't going to do anything, and I got pretty mad at that.

I may not be religious, but someone telling you that they are going to keep you in their prayers is about the sweetest thing they can do. Someone is going to ask their god, a being that they believe to be the highest, to make sure that you, your friend, your family member, or someone that you care about is safe and healthy, and you're going to get angry over that just because you don't share the same beliefs? Ugh. 

This works the other way as well, obviously. Basically everyone around me but my immediate family is religious, and they all accept that my mothers are gay and had three children (1 is bisexual and all are atheists). It kind of surprises me that my grandparents are more open-minded than some of the kids my age that I've seen. 

I wish the world didn't work this way, but for now, I guess we'll just have to keep trying to make it stop. 
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claworbu Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
'i am a friendly christian who will respect you :)'

'BAWWW STAHP FORCIN UR RELIGIN DAHOWN MAH THROUHT!!11!!111!!!!!1111!!'
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:iconkajm:
Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
And thee you have it straight from the simple mind of a social justice warrior (scythemantis)
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it usually goes "I am a friendly christian who will respect you but by the way God thinks you're an abomination and you're going to burn in eternal torture for who you are"
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:iconmagshi:
magshi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Funny thing is, most animal rights organizatons, like PETA, came into mind when i saw this stamp...
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:icongothic-bunny-13:
Gothic-Bunny-13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Veganazis XD
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:iconanimexcaso:
animeXcaso Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
this goes behind religion
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:iconryu238:
ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thank you for saying this...
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:iconmdtartist83:
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013   General Artist
Very well said.
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:iconrebellioustreecko:
RebelliousTreecko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I think people shouldn't be physically attacked for who they are or what they believe in, but they shouldn't be immune from hatred, mocking, or criticism.
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cleris4ever Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm an athiest and one of my best friends is a Devout Christian. We're both aware our differences in religious beliefs and we accept our differences and coexist like civilized human beings. Instead of focusing on why we're different we instead focus on why we're similar (we both have Asperger's Syndrome, we both like anime etc.). I'm really glad she's my friend because she helps me be a better person, and I'm sure she feels the same way.
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Pyramid-HeadApproves Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this was from a while ago, but you are totally right. I can't stand it when people can't get a long just because they have different religious beliefs. 
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:iconcleris4ever:
cleris4ever Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :)
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:iconrababco:
rababco Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true, some people think it's okay to treat people badly because of their religion. People have also used the excuse that religion is a choice so they can be insulted or treated badly because of what they believe. That being said, I also hate it when people use religion as an excuse to treat people badly especially Christianity because Christians are supposed to show people love and mercy even when they don't deserved it like God did for us. Sure, I don't always treat people the way I should but I'd never use my religion to excuse treating people badly.
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:iconmarshalwalker:
MarshalWalker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I couldn't agree more Lass...! 8-)
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:iconalvinfan96:
Alvinfan96 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I totally support. The only problem is that, all the atheist in my school are idiots who bullies others because of their belief. Seriously, who want to be friends with that?
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:iconoutlire:
outlire Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right. We need to accept differences. I'm adding this to my collection.
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:iconcrazytomboy18:
crazytomboy18 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree. Attacking someone for their beliefs is STUPID.
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:iconeyelids-pie:
Eyelids-pie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
you are fucking terrible for believing that
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:iconpolarisey123:
Polarisey123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see it as a two-way street; I will respect others' religions and beliefs off the bat and I expect the same in return, as I'm athiest and have an open mind about many things. However, if someone is going to be a d!ck about what I believe in (ex: attacking me with all sorts of bullcrap about me dissing god and going to hell), I shall then attack back. Naturally.
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FoxyNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
True.
I don't get people who say they're right just because they believe. Faving!
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
You know, I was talking with a Muslim friend of mine on Skype today and what I learned from her is that Christians in the Middle East are MUCH different than Christians in Western Society. And yes, Christians in the Middle East are legally accepted in their societies such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, etc. but I can't say I'm the most informed about this.

Even though I'm an Atheist, I have to say that the problem is NOT religion, but rather our U.S./Euro-centric views when it comes to religion. Meaning that a lot of Western Christians (mostly U.S. Christians) tend to repeat racist and bigoted propaganda while Christians from Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East (the origin of Christianity) are much nicer and more kind-hearted. The same thing can be said with Atheism, with a lot of New Atheists (that is the term for Atheists who act high and mighty about their atheism) bragging about how secular Western society is compared to that of the Middle East.
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:iconchikitawolf:
ChikitaWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually heard about this O:
I didn't know how true it was though xD

That really is quite interesting! I haven't been out of the USA too much, only to Sweden and England, but I had noticed they're a lot more level-headed (both sides) over there.
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Fantasy-WarriorX Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately, this is inevitable. I don't believe that people can voice their opinions without getting punched somehow. There will be always someone to disagree with their point of view and always someone to argue with. I think its natural for people to disagree and argue over contreversial topics. But I get that the violent disagreement is bad though, things can get ugly.
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