QUOTE(Yervant1 @ Mar 17 2006, 10:44 AM)
Assumption #2 that people on this thread is hypocrit and bigots is wrong too. We're not pushing any religion down to anybodies throat or putting any conditions and regulations as how to be Armenian. You are the biggest hypocrit and bigot for saying that nobody is forcing anyone to be Armenian or Christian as if you have the key for Armenianness gate.
Don't speak for others. I recall Arpa calling the Bible a "piece of shit" and other remarks which I will not state.
It doesn't help when you judge others to defend yourself.
If the church is the unifying force behind Armenians, how come most of the time churches are empty. The church might have been a factor in the past but today it's irrelevant, most of the sermons are recycled crap and they don't do what they preach.
yehhhhhhhh.....like you would know...
who are you to question others if they can be Armenian or not with your definition of it. Who gave you the right to decide who gets in and who doesn't others can also make their own criteria and exclude you from it....As a result of these types of mentality of exclusion, narrow mindedness and strict guidelines as to who can be Armenian has driven lots of Armenians into assimilation. Thus loosing lots of potential help for our cause.
Everyone has an opinion. We can choose to see whoever we want as Armenian, but it's your actions that define who you are.
I am to be defined as an Christian Armenian with my actions, not with my words. Claiming to be something is different to actually "being" something.