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#31    ohio_traveler

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 14 February 2013 - 12:42 PM, said:

Mississippi, Tennessee, Liousiana, Arkansas, and Alabama are in the top 10 most uneducated states in America.  Coinicidence?  I don't know.

While you might see uneducated.  I tend to see rural poor.  In many areas, the local church is what helps hold rural poor communities together.  It gives them strength and something to believe in.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 22 February 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:



Did you call Michigan a city?
He actually said 'Michigan with 2 of the most violent poverty ridden cities...'

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

View PostCRYSiiSx2, on 22 February 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

Did you call Michigan a city?  Point proven. Thank you.  Also, there is no apostrophy in "rednecks".  Get on my level.

Um, Crimson said "Michigan with 2 of the most violent poverty ridden cities in the whole world inside it's borders". He didn't call Michigan a city.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

My question is this, where does this view of religious people as 'uneducated' come from? And I have this sneeking suspicion that when people say that they mean 'Christians are uneducated', using a blanket term to really just insult one group.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 February 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

My question is this, where does this view of religious people as 'uneducated' come from? And I have this sneeking suspicion that when people say that they mean 'Christians are uneducated', using a blanket term to really just insult one group.

just peoples need to put down religion and religious people in any way possible.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

Being a non-native speaker I use to have a note on my profile encouraging people to correct my mistakes so I might learn.  I found that no one ever did -- and it isn't because I don't make them as I find plenty re-reading what I post.  I think it comes from an excess of politeness around here -- this is the most polite board I have participated on; kinda strange when you consider the topics.

Another thing I haven't seen on this board is "[sic]," one of the ruder ways of correcting someone's grammar.

I think it is fine to correct people's mistakes (not just grammatical mistakes but also mistakes of fact), depending on how it is done -- whether it is to be helpful or as a put-down.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:20 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 February 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

My question is this, where does this view of religious people as 'uneducated' come from? And I have this sneeking suspicion that when people say that they mean 'Christians are uneducated', using a blanket term to really just insult one group.

I am not a religious person,but i know several who are and they are quite intelligent.It is starting to get a bit annoying when i log on and reply back to something that has been said about me and my retort is deleted very swiftly while what has been said to me sticks around for awhile!

"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

I dont take that poll of intelligence by State seriously. Washington DC was not #1.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 22 February 2013 - 07:00 PM, said:

Being a non-native speaker I use to have a note on my profile encouraging people to correct my mistakes so I might learn.  I found that no one ever did -- and it isn't because I don't make them as I find plenty re-reading what I post.  I think it comes from an excess of politeness around here -- this is the most polite board I have participated on; kinda strange when you consider the topics.

Another thing I haven't seen on this board is "[sic]," one of the ruder ways of correcting someone's grammar.

I think it is fine to correct people's mistakes (not just grammatical mistakes but also mistakes of fact), depending on how it is done -- whether it is to be helpful or as a put-down.

My spelling is usually very good but my use of commas and apostrophes i admit can be atrocious haha.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

View PostHasina, on 22 February 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

My question is this, where does this view of religious people as 'uneducated' come from? And I have this sneeking suspicion that when people say that they mean 'Christians are uneducated', using a blanket term to really just insult one group.

I don't entirely agree. Uneducated doesn't mean stupid. But as a result of poor education the stretch of what is known to individuals is then very pigeonholed as how they grow up (in a religious household) that is what they become. Mainly because they haven't been educated to discover or consider any other possibilities.

A lower rate of religion in a state, at a high level, to me, shows the populace have been educated enough to consider and make their own choices regarding the issue.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:23 AM

Hmmm... I'm surprised Hawaii came in on the latter list.  One of our streets made it into the Guinness book of worlds records a the street with the most churches as far as the   US anyway.  And I can hear a Samoan church choir singing about Jesus as I type.  

I noticed that this it's a survey based on Christian religions which is something I think they should have pointed out because religion is organized faith and in Hawaii we have a plethora, from Buddhism to zoroastrianism.  It's really quite interesting.







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