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    Sep 4 2013: You state in one of your replies that you are concerned about bringing up religion ... why. On TED we discuss most of the taboos ... politics, religion, sex ...

    The key for me is responding and being responded to with respect.

    If you look at the bios of the TED community you will see the majority are super liberal and atheist.

    Remember even a bad answer can be learned from .... I promise not to force my opinion on you .... if you disagree say so and move on .... generally we are a cross section of the world.

    The minority on TED are Conservatives. Please have mercy on us as we are a few brave souls who journey into the land of a uninformed majority.

    I wish you well. Bob.
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      Sep 4 2013: Robert,
      Why do you need to say that the majority is "uninformed"?
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        Sep 4 2013: You could take that literally I guess ... I thought it a comment on the minority facing over whelming odds and made a joke of it.

        I read it again and thought it funny. Was this the only thing you got from my response?

        Always a pleasure to hear from you my friend. Bob.
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          Sep 4 2013: It might be funny if it wasn't used so often when someone disagrees. When a person does not agree with another person, it is often said that the other person is "uninformed".

          No, that is not the only thing I got from your response.

          I wholeheartedly agree with your statement...."The key for me is responding and being responded to with respect." That feels nice Robert, and it seems very important:>)

          Always a pleasure my friend:>)
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        Sep 9 2013: I agree with Robert. I see the majority as uninformed. Uninformed due to not taking the time to seek the truth. That is, accepting the status quo opinion without reservation. It's the hall mark of conservative thinking -that is, let the leader or priest give us the opinion and we just parrot it along.
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      Sep 4 2013: I spent a half-hour contemplating what a "uniformed majority" is and concluded you must be referring to either the US Postal Service or the combined Armed Forces of the United States. Then Ms. Steen points-out that the word contains a second letter "n". That can only be referring to that ever-growing group of people who disagree with me, after all, why would anyone disagree with me unless they are uninformed? I was really lost there for a second, but I'm OK now! Really, I am.

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