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Interesting anecdote about "religious folk".

VirtualLarry

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At one time she handled calls from Barnes & Noble customers. “A lot of cursing, a lot of crying — crying — believe it or not. I’ve been called every name in the book. And I do mean from A to Z. Everything in between. I’ve been hung up on, threatened, told I’m going to lose my job. I had one woman tell me, ‘I hope you have a miserable day.’ You can’t laugh. I can’t laugh. I’m thinking to myself, ‘You ordered the Bible. You’re some Christian person?’ She’d ordered a Bible! Those are the worst! Those are the worst hypocrites! They scream, curse, yell, carry on, threaten. They’re the worst.”
 

PowerEngineer

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Perhaps this should be taken as a reminder that in general people find it much easier to espouse beliefs than to actually follow them.
 

Torn Mind

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The general behavior of religious are a mere manifestation of more general tendencies endemic to the human race. The difference is that since religious profess following a higher standard, it naturally inflames others when it is perceived the standard is broken.

If there is one thing religion impress on the world, it is that people are indeed creatures of worship and enforcers of creeds. Just that the sacred cows can vary depending on the tribe.
 
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Shocking that religious folks would be huge hypocrites. Also shocking most are conservative who are also huge hypocrites.
 

dank69

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Far left Marxists deserve anger and ire towards them. Their behavior is fanaticism without a "God" but rather some other holy principle.
Perhaps, but how many "far-left Marxists" does someone meet in an average year?
 

pmv

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She thinks that's bad?

She should hear my anecdotes about far left marxist cunts.
In my experience, the far-left (the real far left, not what so many Americans seem to consider 'far left') make a fetish of hardness and ruthlessness. Softness and sentimentality is a 'sin' in that culture.
In the US though, I think it's a safe bet that Christians outnumber far-leftists - by a considerable margin.
 

SamQuint

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"believe it or not. I’ve been called every name in the book"

Maybe your not so good at customer service?
 

pmv

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Also, if someone describes themselves as a "Marxist" they aren't far-left.
 

nakedfrog

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"believe it or not. I’ve been called every name in the book"

Maybe your not so good at customer service?
Hm, have you done phone customer service? Some of these people are pretty irate, and I think it's easier to dehumanize someone when they're just a voice on the other end of the phone.
 

pete6032

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The sad reality is that we live in a morally bankrupt country where many people are taught that backing down when they don't get what they want is a sign of weakness, and being aggressive and threatening is a sign of strength. This type of behavior is especially evident in the Bible belt so I am not surprised that the rep has had bad experience with Christians. This type of behavior is a stain on Christians everywhere.
 
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"believe it or not. I’ve been called every name in the book"

Maybe your not so good at customer service?
People often times have unrealistic expectations. Given, sometimes whoever did the "sales" originally might have not been entirely truthful might be the one to blame in some cases, but ultimately the CS person doesn't always have that much leverage or can fix every problem.
 
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The sad reality is that we live in a morally bankrupt country where many people are taught that backing down is a sign of weakness and being aggressive and threatening is a sign of strength.
Nah, it's really just a country built up on having no-shame.

No-shame in getting in other peoples way in life. No shame in how you act in life and your overall appearance/reputation. That translates into assholes.

One of the reasons I would love to move to Japan. Only place I've ever been where people actually to uphold a good public image, and also don't want to be a burden on others. Every public subway/train I've ever been on consists of everyone BUMRUSHING the escalator and then sitting there. Not in Japan. Everyone gets in single-file line and keeps right so anyone in a hurry can be on the left.


This type of behavior is especially evident in the Bible belt so I am not surprised that the rep has had bad experience with Christians. This type of behavior is a stain on Christians everywhere.
lol as someone that has been all over the US (And the world)... No. No, you're full of it. I've encountered assholes and asshats equally across CA, Chicago, NY/NJ, the list goes on and on and on.

In fact, if anything I've encountered it is a correlation with assholes being more probable in crowded cities instead of outer suburbs and more rural-ish areas. Which sort of makes sense, everyone is always angry - always honking horns, always "late", always rushing from place to place vs... just being more relaxed.
 
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In my experience, the far-left (the real far left, not what so many Americans seem to consider 'far left') make a fetish of hardness and ruthlessness. Softness and sentimentality is a 'sin' in that culture.
In the US though, I think it's a safe bet that Christians outnumber far-leftists - by a considerable margin.
Far lefty people have far surpassed far-righties. Average of the blue is roughly at 2/10, while average of the right is roughly 6.5/10.

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BudAshes

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Nah, it's really just a country built up on having no-shame.

No-shame in getting in other peoples way in life. No shame in how you act in life and your overall appearance/reputation. That translates into assholes.

One of the reasons I would love to move to Japan. Only place I've ever been where people actually to uphold a good public image, and also don't want to be a burden on others. Every public subway/train I've ever been on consists of everyone BUMRUSHING the escalator and then sitting there. Not in Japan. Everyone gets in single-file line and keeps right so anyone in a hurry can be on the left.
I would be so tempted to cut though...
 

pete6032

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Nah, it's really just a country built up on having no-shame.

No-shame in getting in other peoples way in life. No shame in how you act in life and your overall appearance/reputation. That translates into assholes.

One of the reasons I would love to move to Japan. Only place I've ever been where people actually to uphold a good public image, and also don't want to be a burden on others. Every public subway/train I've ever been on consists of everyone BUMRUSHING the escalator and then sitting there. Not in Japan. Everyone gets in single-file line and keeps right so anyone in a hurry can be on the left.




lol as someone that has been all over the US (And the world)... No. No, you're full of it. I've encountered assholes and asshats equally across CA, Chicago, NY/NJ, the list goes on and on and on.

In fact, if anything I've encountered it is a correlation with assholes being more probable in crowded cities instead of outer suburbs and more rural-ish areas. Which sort of makes sense, everyone is always angry - always honking horns, always "late", always rushing from place to place vs... just being more relaxed.
ok
 

nakedfrog

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Far lefty people have far surpassed far-righties. Average of the blue is roughly at 2/10, while average of the right is roughly 6.5/10.

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That doesn't really have anything to do with the statement "I think it's a safe bet that Christians outnumber far-leftists". I suppose you're implying that all Christians must be far right, but they're not.
 

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