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Criticize the ideology, not the person?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Nov 24, 2014. 38 Replies

I find myself having mixed feelings about this idea of “criticize the ideology, not the person” when discussing religion.  I guess it’s politically correct to look at it that way, but I wonder if…Continue

Is it possible to have a civil discussion of ideas with believers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Hoke Jun 4, 2014. 6 Replies

“I'll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their…Continue

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Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Psychological research: bullshit, horseshit, or doggy doodoo?'
"Yes, of course you're right. It's not a good idea to put to much stock in the results of any single psych experiment. There are a million possible reasons why the results didn't repeat: participants who are undergrads from, say, Wake…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Consensual sex with a 16 yo is statutory rape because even though they may be physically sexually mature the statute says 16 is not old enough to legally consent. If the 16 yo doesn't "consent" and the sex is forcible then it's…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Good point, Strega.  I had a client one time, male in his 20s, who confessed he was attracted to prepubescent boys but had never acted on it.  He was very disturbed by his thoughts and didn't want to act on them.  I made many…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to captain kingsway's discussion 'Update the energy experimental work with the crop circles.'
"These crops you're "experimenting" with; are they the kind that were recently legalized for recreational use in Colorado?"
Aug 21
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'New site'
"Got it. I created the account on a different computer, now can access with my iphone no problem. I still don't know how to get desktop view on my phone."
Jul 9
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'New site'
"Tried like a dozen times to sign up. I get to sign up page, enter my username, password twice, etc, do the two captcha things, then hit continue and get sent back to the sign up page to enter username and password twice etc. What am I doing…"
Jul 9
Erock68la replied to ỮŊĐÜムņĮØńệ尺's discussion 'What reason would keep an aircraft from flying higher than 250 feet?'
"Maybe the craft harvests atmospheric gases as it goes and converts them into energy for propulsion. Maybe it requires the higher density atmosphere of lower altitude to gather enough gases to produce enough energy to create lift. Or maybe the earth…"
Jul 3
Erock68la replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
""But if I want to disregard that concern and go ahead and harm others, is there some reason I should not? What if I can do it without anyone knowing, so I can be quite sure of avoiding any negative consequences?" If you have a conscience…"
Jun 28
Erock68la replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
""Would it be vile if I said that the baby of a drug addict is suffering because of decisions her mother made?" No. Recognizing and verbalizing a problem is not vile or evil. Allowing it to continue when you could stop it IS evil. That is…"
Jun 23
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'For the Americans here: If not Hillary, who?'
"It was hubris, I think. The republicans thought they could get a muppet elected vp as long as it could remember the talking points. At that level is it possible they just didn't do their homework on her?"
Jun 21
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Yeah, Hitler was certainly not mainstream. Perhaps he was another cafeteria xian who made some odd and extreme selections. But he certainly was not atheist or secular like Bob was implying."
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
""What Christian principles did Hitler follow?" There are several anti-semitic passages in the new testament. Hitler wasn't much of a follower, though. I'd say he took that principle to a whole new level. "Did Hitler treat…"
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Let's not confuse new, American, pro-Israel, warm n fuzzy xianity with old-school, anti-semitic, pre-holocaust, European xianity."
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"I saw lots of people with ashes on their foreheads a few months ago. So when your unkindness, thoughtlessness, selfishness cause harm to other people do you try to make it up to them or does confession alone clear your conscience like so many…"
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"My apologies for my intrusion, Dale."
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"Dignity is paramount? That's why you are expected to get on your knees every day/week. That's why the devoted prostrate themselves in sackcloth and ashes or practice self-flagellation. That's why you are told to consider yourself…"
Jun 19

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So I don't feel so isolated.
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Why you left your religion.
Duh.
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