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Join me on my soapbox - Tell me what makes you incredibly angry.
-- Sherry (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 12, 2001
Creationism-and its attendant ignorance-pisses me off to the extreme. I am not against people having a religious belief, as long as they recognise that it is only a belief-and completely useless to anyone else. As an atheist, that is just the way I am. However, when people start to try and prove that the world is only 6000 years old, and that dinosaurs died out in the great flood-in complete ignorance or dismissal of all science and facts relevant to the issue-I want to scream. To make matters worse, they generally brainwash their children, dragging them along to church before the kids can talk, to ensure that they are indoctrinated before they get a chance to think about things. I mean, in some schools the teaching of evolution is banned, and they teach creationism as if it were a legitimate theory, as opposed to pure fantasy! I guess what I really hate is people holding beliefs/opinions without having thought about them, and I see religions in general as being against freedom of thought-you know, blind faith and all that rot. I reckon that most prejudices-be they racial, sexual or whatever-only occur because people hold views without thinking about them; they just accept someone else's view blindly. The root of that kind of thing, it seems to me, is the religious concept of accepting things without consideration, and blindly believing what you are told without challenge. That REALLY pisses me off.
-- Shane Budden (email@example.com), March 14, 2001.
Windows suddenly turning my computer into something horrably slower than the ever first invented XT, having my almost shouting what should happen after I click on something because it takes several seconds to happen, and then I sometimes go clicking like crazy untill it finally works. The same thing with typing characters and only seeing them appear about 15 seconds later.
Well done mr Gates, let's just hope we never meet...
-- Wim Van Oudenhove (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 2001.