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post #91 of 177
This thread will get locked because/if people can't speak impartially about their religious beliefs (or lack thereof). No one has a problem talking about nonsense without getting their knickers in a wad.

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post #92 of 177
Speaking of threads being moved around, why is this one in "How do I?" icon_confused.gif

And Jkalman, you incite me! You incite me to go get some chocolate. (But come to think of it, everything incites me to go get chocolate, so maybe it isn't you in particular.)
post #93 of 177
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Originally Posted by jkalman

I have no animosity towards anyone who makes the decision to be of faith. I was raised Catholic so I know the drill when it comes to religion. I have studied the Christian faith in many aspects as was required of me in school. I have studied eastern religions as well. I don't believe, and that's my thing. I have no problem with others who do. I find that often it's those who do have faith that have a problem with me. I make no judgements about those who believe, yet they make judgements about me. But whatever... I am not going to change their perceptions so I don't waste time with it. I represent a point of view they don't want to ponder and that's fine by me. I have friends who have faith and they have no problem with me not having faith. I think that's great right there.

I do think it funny though when people think that religion is the answer to the problems of the world. Morality isn't based in religion... religion is based in morality. Morality can exist without religion. I am an example of that. I live a very moral life and teach my children to do the same and I have no fear of retribution to blame for my choice to be a good person. I am not saying that people of faith are only good in fear of hell (or the equivalent), just that you don't have to fear going to hell to be a good person. I don't like being looked upon as one who incites. This isn't an us against them thing here... simply differing opinions.



Very well said...I almost forgot about this thread until I checked my e-mail! I'm glad that we can even have these conversations in this country...I know that not all are that fortunate.

While it can become heated to discuss religion - I do enjoy hearing everyone's point of view because I am not all-knowing, as wise as I may be! icon_biggrin.gif Next time we'll just have to make it a separate thread instead of hijacking a thread with a great question!

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post #94 of 177
I just thought of an great topic...Would Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed bake from scratch or a mix? That one wouldn't be divisive at all.
post #95 of 177
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Originally Posted by K2cakes

I just don't understand what sets the two threads apart in terms of offensive info. (without religion being used as an excuse) Can someone explain the difference to me... in a nice way. icon_smile.gificon_confused.gif


I think in that thread, while the original topic was being discussed, there was always some level of interesting discussion going on. There were new developments at least until the health dept. visit yesterday. The thread was a million pages long because the topic was interspersed with pages of speculation and then pages and pages of silliness. But the thread itself did not really get nasty or out of hand - a few comments here and there but not some kind of knock-down, drag-out dead-end fight about a topic unrelated to cakes (e.g. religion, so that DOES set that thread apart) or even related to cakes (e.g. box vs scratch fights). For what it's worth it has been moved to the lounge anyway because it's now so far off topic, and then was locked due to the majority of the length of the thread being away from the original topic (Heath welcomed people to continue their silliness in a new thread.)

The mod's don't read each and every thread looking to ensure they are fitting within the CC rules. And some threads that veer into controversial territory veer back to topic before they "need" to be shut down. Sometimes they get shut down because people complain, not necessarily because they don't think people should speak their minds freely but because they feel they're on a cake site, not an us-vs-them religion/politics/whatever site. And the mods or Heath take the liberty to lock said threads sometimes because they did not create this website to be a watercooler for religious, political, etc. debate. Although oftentime the debate happens and when it's healthy and polite and not inflammatory or nasty (there is a difference between thought-provoking and just provoking) they don't feel the need to intervene.

In case that sounds like I know too much, no I have never requested a thread to be locked. I've just been here long enough to get the hang of these things.
post #96 of 177
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

I just thought of an great topic...Would Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed bake from scratch or a mix? That one wouldn't be divisive at all.


It would if they let their dog into their kitchen.
post #97 of 177
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Originally Posted by dkelly27


I could not have said it better myself thumbs_up.gif

I'm really quite disappointed in some of the "hateful" and "sarcastic" responses in recent posts. This is a great place to come and kick back and have a few laughs, let's not fill it with anger towards one another. We all know there's enough of that in this big world already, without adding to it. Love Thy Neighbor, ya know?



I realize that I let myself get sucked in with some posts that upset me, I am not angry. I really was trying to respond politely and just bring attention to the fact that we should all, both sides, have a right to our own beliefs as long as we "Love thy Neighbor". This really should be just about cake, not religion. I will now follow Cakepro's wise advice and not take the bait anymore. Happy caking to all!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif



Oh believe me, I was not referring to your posts at all! Sorry if you thought I was.
post #98 of 177
i'm not sure why these always turn snippy and it seems like people want to instigate.

can't we all just get along?? icon_smile.gif
Jennifer
History Teacher and closet cake decorator!
Jennifer
History Teacher and closet cake decorator!
post #99 of 177
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Originally Posted by K2cakes

Personally, I hate sarcasm and sardonic comments, unless they are playfully self-referential.



icon_biggrin.gif you edited so many times and I had quoted your original unedited version, now it's not here anymore, but it's in my other post. People are really gonna be confused now icon_lol.gif
post #100 of 177
Well if I incite you to eat chocolate then my job is done. icon_lol.gif
post #101 of 177
jkalman I wish you could incite me to STOP eating chocolate!
post #102 of 177
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

I just thought of an great topic...Would Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed bake from scratch or a mix? That one wouldn't be divisive at all.



Mohammed would bake vanilla bean cake no alcohol.

Jesus would use butter & no lard in his pie crust.

So Buddha would probably bake a lot of delicious free cookies.

I love the laughing Buddha. Everytime I see it/him I see the potential for a wonderful cake. But I would never make it because I don 't know how to do it to not offend people who truly believe in him. But oh that would be one of my most favorite cakes in the world to do. I might talk myself into doing a sculpture one day. (not edible)

Hmm, as far as scratch or mix...hmmm, I think they all would use both because they know both have useful properties.
my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

post #103 of 177
NEVER!!!! Chocolate is good for you... sooooooooooooo good.
post #104 of 177
I am still a newbie and have read many posts in different forums. Unfortunately, I have noticed that some of the forums start out with a question and good responses are given but eventually some snide remarks are made and then things to go downhill quickly. Yes the other "Officially Embarassed" forum eventually went off into a lot of directions and recipes but this one has taken a quick downslide to religious opinion that is starting to become offensive. Just get back to the subject at hand and make this about cakes and not a soapbox for your religious opinions. icon_sad.gif
post #105 of 177
k8, idreamofcakes.com website has a buddha cake featured, and it is the bomb!! check it out!
the early bird may get the worm, indeed, but the second mouse is the one who gets the cheese!
the early bird may get the worm, indeed, but the second mouse is the one who gets the cheese!
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