By nickw177 - 22/10/2012 01:21 - United States
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Some pieces of fiction are heavily influenced by religious ideologies, but I can't really see any in Harry Potter. I'm not sure how this constitutes an FML either, unless you take it as a sign that she doesn't respect your religion (which I think should have been a discussion to have before getting married, but that's just me).
Whatever your religion is, it's as fake as Harry potter. So why are you so offended?
This sucks...but how much kind of depends on your religion. If you're a Christian (assuming you're in USA/UK because the majority of FMLs seem to be) your mum is a dumbass. If you're like a scientologist or something (I have no idea what they're terminology is like but it's the most ridiculous 'religion' I can think of right now), I don't really blame her.
Ah, I tried really hard not to discriminate...what I meant was some religions are more known than others in certain places. For example, if I was a Christian in the US I'd be surprised if I someone didn't know what I meant if I used a common religious term, however, if I was in a country where Christianity is rare or unheard of I would be less surprised and thus those people would seem less ignorant to me. Admittedly the Scientology bit WAS more discriminatory, so I aplogise for that, I just personally don't really consider it a religion so I kind of forgot...but in the interests of those who do, sorry.
I don't particularly want to get into scientology right now - it probably won't end well. I shouldn't really have brought it up, I'm aware of that - it didn't help my original, indiscriminatory point, it only weakened it. In any case, in this case my opinions may well be based on ignorance. Scientology doesn't exactly get a good rep in the media and online. I was under the impression that most people considered it a 'crazy scam'. Ignorant perhaps, I'll have to look more into it. I'm sure I'm not the only person who, rightly or wrongly, thinks/initially thought that though.
Sorry but if you think scientology is rubbish too then surely you understand what I'm saying? If the whole crazy scam thing is correct then I DO see a difference between scientology and other religions as, even if I don't believe in them, I still respect and understand them as opposed to scientology which SEEMS to be more about making money. The problem here now seems to be that you think all religions are crazy...which is an opinion you're allowed to have but I don't think you can fall back on it when trying to talk about respect. There's a difference between actual respect and just discriminating against everything equally. Personally, although I may have a screwed perception of scientology (though you seem to agree with me), I respect all other religions.
This isn't about me and my beliefs right now. What my comment said is that your religion is most likely just as crazy as Scientology when you look at it. Also, I am simply trying to say that calling Scientology ANY less likely than other religions is unfair, wrong, and just plain stupid.
Well I guess we're at an impasse then. I suppose I can see why scientology and other religions may be equally 'crazy' but I don't think that makes them comparable. Assuming, my assumptions of scientology are infact correct, which you say they are, I believe scientology has clear intentions that make it less credible as a religion, even if it isn't actually more crazy (many people tell me that it IS actually more crazy but I don't know enough other than there are 'aliens' so I won't argue that point). Although I'm sure I'll get thumbed down as most of my other comments on this fml have been, I'm sure many others, religious and non-religious, agree. And for the record, I'm not religious and never said I was.
Also, I completely missed it before but sorry about the they're/their! You'll be pleased to know it wasn't legit, just a typo. Thank you for correcting me though - I don't want to contribute to the grammar/spelling fails of the internet...embarrassment is a small price to pay for knowing that people won't copy my fail.
Now I want to know what religion.
Do you solemnly swear that she's up to no good?