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In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 4 hours ago. 67 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

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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 0 Replies

This article appeared recently in The Atlantic:…Continue

Utah: Land of the squeamish, home of the Crazy

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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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Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Is your point that these horrific practices and attitudes aren't official in all majority Muslim countries, because Muslim attitudes favoring terrorism; murdering to achieve conversion, reconversion, and/or compliance; subjugation of women are…"
4 hours ago
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"It is possible to argue that no country has any legal requirement to mutilate half of its children. However it is not possible to argue that it does not have the tacit approval of religious leaders. In reality it does appear to be acceptable when…"
4 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"No country enforces female genital mutilation. And no one claimed so. It's been stated here quite clearly that it is "optional". And that makes the practice all the more disturbing. You should pay closer attention to the comments we…"
5 hours ago
Gary Clouse replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"When people write are talk about "Muslim Countries: I see a major tell that they Islamophobes, Somebody please provide me with a list of these so-called Muslim countries where each one completely fits the stereotype in toto. By that I mean:…"
10 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Another story of peaceful enlightened islamists."
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Religion of peace "
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Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
Nov 10
Brian Daurelle replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Gun control laws - safer or more dangerous?'
"Though I would never think to discourage discourse or conversation of any kind, I actually think that the US debate has been stuck where it is largely because of (some people's) over-reliance on anecdotal evidence and 'what-if'…"
Nov 6
Pope Beanie replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"That's exactly the message I don't want to force on the (relatively) moderate. They have other choices, baby steps back to freer thinking, if they can just get themselves beyond the authoritarianism and barbarism. The west overcame most of…"
Oct 28
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"The extremist, or fundamentalist, is simply adhering more closely to the word as it is written. Casual, moderate, devout, extremist are all points along the same continuum.  The problem is that moderates admire or revere the devout.  Then…"
Oct 28
Pope Beanie replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"I just don't want Muslims (or their enemies) to take home the message that we're telling them that their only choice is to completely forsake Islam. If they don't have a less extreme place in their belief to go to, there's no…"
Oct 27
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"This here is nice to see. I would love to see this happen more in Muslim countries. Well...I would love to see Islam and Christianity and all religion fizzle away. But it would be a nice start. "
Oct 25
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"It's like I said; the word is used to delegitimize the very real concerns about islam that rational people have and to make them look silly or hysterical or bigoted. And I don't understand why we tiptoe around and "criticize the…"
Oct 25
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"What are you talking about? Only one of us has even mentioned the word Arab. I certainly haven't. In this post I've referred mostly to non-Arab muslims. In my own experience in dozens of Mulims countries or communities I very rarely saw a…"
Oct 25
Unseen replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"And now for some facts with actual sources, not just a TA member making unsourced statements that might or might not be true.WHAT THE POLLS SHOW ABOUT MUSLIM ATTITUDES IN THE WORLD TODAY (link to sources at the bottom)20% of British Muslims…"
Oct 25
Davis Goodman replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"No. You cannot blame muslims being silenced from speaking out on Oil and on Tyrannical governments. Yemen, Jordan and the Phillipines have next to no oil or resources that the West has any desire to exploit and yet there are still significant…"
Oct 25

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Music is my religion! (But not really!)
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19-24
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Why are you here?
To gain the comforts that I can't bring myself to get from religion... the existance of like-minded people.
The religion you left
Mormonism
Why you left your religion.
Because it's patently false.
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