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I'm not the sort of bloke that cries at films. I don't have alot of empathy. However, some media hits very close to home. It can be a whole film, a song, or just one line. Also it doesn't have to be negative.

While not the most recent, one perfect example is a joke in a Nostalgia Critic where he mocks a villians random laughing

"Huh huh! I laugh to hide the uncontrolable fear of losing my mother. Uh huh!"

Also, pretty much any scene with a torturous dentist.

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There are so many things that i feel connected to on such a huge emotional level... it effects my day quite a bit.

I guess you would call that empathy, But i don't know.

For example: i see a kid being singled out and bullied on a playground... I ALWAYS step in and defend the kid, Sizing him up to make the other kids want to be his friend...

Or when I saw a kid @ school who was alone, i'd go up to him and become his friend.

Even when im with friends and a mentally handicapped person walks by, They notice his disability and begin to laugh. I stand up for the person whole heartedly...

It just makes me a bit depressed about how this world is going to shit with people singling out the weak/different and abusing them.

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If anything I'd say it's getting better, other then that oil spill I guess.

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Most any negative depictions of religions (any religions) annoy the shit out of me for some reason or another. Often because the blows in question are low-aimed, ignorant, and rely on "popular atheism".

That said, I get pissed when the same happens to atheists too. I consider theism of any kind to be a part of someone's culture, so anyone trying to make a crack at it being "wrong" or "stupid" is the equivilent of telling someone how they're living their life is wrong, under the guise of "enlightenment", be it intellectual or spiritual.

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Most any negative depictions of religions (any religions) annoy the shit out of me for some reason or another. Often because the blows in question are low-aimed, ignorant, and rely on "popular atheism".

That said, I get pissed when the same happens to atheists too. I consider theism of any kind to be a part of someone's culture, so anyone trying to make a crack at it being "wrong" or "stupid" is the equivilent of telling someone how they're living their life is wrong, under the guise of "enlightenment", be it intellectual or spiritual.

To be fair religon does effect the daily lives of people who do not believe it, not to mention the common attitude of "If you do not believe faith X then you are immoral". I also believe that special treatments they get in the name of religon are, well, unfair. I find most of the times religons are kicked in the gut for being dumb is when them make broad scientific or hyporcritical claims.

Although, I do agree about the atheism bit. When you accuse atheists of being as preachy and annoiying as the christians or muslims or whatever, they completly freak out.

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To be fair religon does effect the daily lives of people who do not believe it, not to mention the common attitude of "If you do not believe faith X then you are immoral". I also believe that special treatments they get in the name of religon are, well, unfair. I find most of the times religons are kicked in the gut for being dumb is when them make broad scientific or hyporcritical claims.

Although, I do agree about the atheism bit. When you accuse atheists of being as preachy and annoiying as the christians or muslims or whatever, they completly freak out.

Just because religious people act like jerks doesn't justify being jerks back to them. That just causes more hell in the long run, and is basically going "wahhh he offended me so I'm gonna offend him back".

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i don't no atheism in it's own is a reilgon. but belonging to a reilgon doesn't mean you shouldN't be proud to say that you are  muslim or budist. and this shouldn't reflect yuor oppion on others  :| if they try to to trun you twords their faith then don't get pissy about it

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i don't no atheism in it's own is a reilgon. but belonging to a reilgon doesn't mean you shouldN't be proud to say that you are  muslim or budist. and this shouldn't reflect yuor oppion on others  :| if they try to to trun you twords their faith then don't get pissy about it

I disagree, as a whole i do not mind ppl being religious, even though i follow no religion myself, my annoyance is when they come to my door and try to 'convert me'... if i wanted to be religious, i would go to a church or mosque etc etc... i would not suddenly decide whilst stood on my doorstep in my pyjamas, im fairly certain that is not the path to enlightenment. As such i get get very nasty to these people to the point where i have been known to play quite nasty jokes on them... If they dont want to be insulted they should not come to my door.

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There are so many things that i feel connected to on such a huge emotional level... it effects my day quite a bit.

I guess you would call that empathy, But i don't know.

For example: i see a kid being singled out and bullied on a playground... I ALWAYS step in and defend the kid, Sizing him up to make the other kids want to be his friend...

Or when I saw a kid @ school who was alone, i'd go up to him and become his friend.

Even when im with friends and a mentally handicapped person walks by, They notice his disability and begin to laugh. I stand up for the person whole heartedly...

It just makes me a bit depressed about how this world is going to shit with people singling out the weak/different and abusing them.

You're a good guy, Nova.  I respect you for that.

For me, it's losing someone I care about.  I really did love Belinda.  I still do.  When she died, I now know what it's like to have loved, and to have lost.

If you ever saw "Moulin Rouge", I now totally identify what they were talking about.

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:), but through there eyes they are only trying to help. i am catholic living in georiga suronded by baptists. i guess it gets anyoing trying to get converted but being mean won't help.
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:), but through there eyes they are only trying to help. i am catholic living in georiga suronded by baptists. i guess it gets anyoing trying to get converted but being mean won't help.

Im not sure, i think ive been relgion blacklisted, as they seem to avoid me these days, which makes me a lot happier, and they are probably happier too, so its win win.

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hm, i am sorry but i could never go reilgon less. too belive that there is no fate or  that when you die you simply go beneth the ground. i am sorry but thats to depressing. these are thoughts i avoid

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hm, i am sorry but i could never go reilgon less. too belive that there is no fate or  that when you die you simply go beneth the ground. i am sorry but thats to depressing. these are thoughts i avoid

I agree that is pretty depressing, and as such I understand people being religious, therefore i have no problem with it. Like i say im happy for you to be religious, im not anti-relgious, i just like to stick to my own beliefs on life, rather than a fixed system that religion offers. But this is just my opinion on life. I'm happy that way.

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Oh, I pretty much cry at anything involving child abuse. I cried at Grave of the Fireflies, I cried at Pay it Forward, and you don't even want to know what I was like after I watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Nobody could calm me down, I locked myself in my room and wailed there for about 2 hours, when I came back out, poured myself a shot of vodka and returned to my flatmates with a face so puffy you'd think the Germans had tried to kill ME.

AND YES, I CRIED AT AERITH'S DEATH. I'm sure everyone did, only the bigger men don't admit it. :P

I cried at Melfice's and Mareg's death in Grandia 2, although funnily enough I was fine with Leen's death in Grandia 1.

Yeah, I'm a big girl.

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hm, back on too topic i always cry when i saee a video on the Y-tube about fox and krystal togther  <3 expasily this onehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_I8SO94JxY

Why?

Oh, I pretty much cry at anything involving child abuse. I cried at Grave of the Fireflies, I cried at Pay it Forward, and you don't even want to know what I was like after I watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Nobody could calm me down, I locked myself in my room and wailed there for about 2 hours, when I came back out, poured myself a shot of vodka and returned to my flatmates with a face so puffy you'd think the Germans had tried to kill ME.

AND YES, I CRIED AT AERITH'S DEATH. I'm sure everyone did, only the bigger men don't admit it. :P

I cried at Melfice's and Mareg's death in Grandia 2, although funnily enough I was fine with Leen's death in Grandia 1.

Yeah, I'm a big girl.

Ah. I think it would be best if we avoid that little bit.

As for the religon not religon thing, I think it's a case similar to hippies. Their ideas are fine, but they do not practice what they preach, and they pretty much invite ridicule when they try and force their outdated mantra on us. If you go into a pub and start peeing on people, don't be suprised when you get punched.

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Oh shit, who mentioned Grave of the Fireflies?

Gonna have to go get some tissue now, thanks a lot.

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