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In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’

Started this discussion. Last reply by kris feenstra Jan 10. 239 Replies

There have been a lot of articles recently which take people like R. Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher and Sam Harris to task for being intolerant, hateful etc.  The tortured logic and subtle…Continue

AACon 2014

Started Apr 19, 2014 0 Replies

Been at AACon in Salt Lake for the past two days, and while I've been generally in agreement with the vast majority of what's been said, I've also been generally unimpressed by the guests' speeches. …Continue

Secular coming-of-age ceremony for the 21st century

Started Mar 12, 2014 0 Replies

This article appeared recently in The Atlantic:…Continue

Utah: Land of the squeamish, home of the Crazy

Started Jan 3, 2014 0 Replies

December is usually when The Crazy is most prominently on display in dear Utah, but the shockingly abrupt court decision that had our county clerks' offices overflowing and Rachel Maddow all but…Continue

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kris feenstra replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
" And? It's not relevant. You're rallying against arguments NO ONE IS FUCKING MAKING! I put the caps and swear words because you tend to ignore everything which doesn't mesh with what's already going on in your head."
Jan 10
kris feenstra replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"That was my answer on how to make it worse. Why would you be sorry about not making it worse? Although the problematic 'them' is violent ideologues and zealots. "
Jan 10
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"a total of 22 months in Afghanistan with daily exposure to all aspects of Islamic culture. Interacting and learning to understand Islam without processing it through western culture's built in sensibility filters.  Relying on authors and…"
Jan 10
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"My bad.  I assumed everyone here was out of kindergarten.  I didn't mean to scare children. I thought the objective was to put an end to Islamic terrorism with the lowest death toll, least expense and in the shortest time.  I…"
Jan 10
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Fear is a feeling, and feelings by their nature are not rational (logical). They come from a different mental place and are not the result of a series of syllogisms. A fear, however, CAN be reasonable in the sense of understandable."
Jan 10
Gary Clouse replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Virgil    I've been wondering, as I suspect many others have, where did you aquire your extensive expert knowledge of Islam.     You make make assertions that we  others are expected to accept unquestionably as true,…"
Jan 10
Gary Clouse replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Sounds a lot like Israel's policy toward Palestine, BUt you did leave out one important part:    Kill all the women and children to prevent future generations from being born. You're advocating ethnic cleansing through mass…"
Jan 10
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Holy fucking shit Virgil. That is total lunacy. This is like the text of the unibomber mixed with Mein Kampf and a dash of Fred Phelps thrown in."
Jan 10
Gary Clouse replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Virgil wrote:"There's nothing irrational in my views of Islam. " Sounds irrational to me."
Jan 10
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Reply by Unseen 4 hours ago You become them.  Sorry, converting to Islam is not in the cards for me. In a way, you have to get into the enemy's head to defeat them, and in doing so you, in a way, become them. I was tempted to try…"
Jan 10
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Well okay Kris... do you suggest we give them more open access to the entire globe?  You do realize that under Islam human rights as you and I know them do not exist, right?  They have nothing but contempt for human rights, civil rights…"
Jan 10
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"You become them.  Sorry, converting to Islam is not in the cards for me. In a way, you have to get into the enemy's head to defeat them, and in doing so you, in a way, become them."
Jan 9
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Blankets infected with smallpox?"
Jan 9
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"I didn't say you've suggested all of this though your quarantine idea gives me the creeps to say the least. You've not suggested blanket bombing though you have said we should be "prepared for the possibility" of something…"
Jan 9
kris feenstra replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"That is literally a concentration camp, and metaphorically a quarantine."
Jan 9
Virgil replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Be accurate, Davis. I said nothing about concentration camps.... I said *quarantine* as in isolate and disable, prevent contamination or spread.  I don't recal ever saying anything about "blanket bombing" at least with anything…"
Jan 9

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Music is my religion! (But not really!)
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To gain the comforts that I can't bring myself to get from religion... the existance of like-minded people.
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Mormonism
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Because it's patently false.
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