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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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NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Yeah like gay rights,I believe being homosexual is a sin in my religion
and people started cursing at me saying "FUCK YOU AND YOUR WORTHLESS RELIGION"
Would they like it if I said "FUCK GAY/LESBIANS THEY ARE SINNING!!"I don't say that,but they have NO
right to insult me or my religion and I'm sick and tired of everyone shoving homosexuality in everyone's
face,forcing them to support it!It's WRONG!
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.
NintendoFan2468 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
being gay IS a choice.
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?
Schulzfan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Agreed. The problem is too many people don't want to believe that.
AutomatonCreatives 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. 
claworbu Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
'i am a friendly christian who will respect you :)'

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...
LarrySFX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
this goes behind religion
ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thank you for saying this...
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