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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 'Remember our discussion about the baker who turned down gay business?'
"You're in luck, Ed.  Today is National Pie Day.  *Not to be confused with Pi Day which is March 14."
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Remember our discussion about the baker who turned down gay business?'
"What?  No nuts?"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'The Doctor and the Farmer'
"I gotta hand it to you, Dr Bob. Your methods and ability to avoid answering questions are extraordinary and very impressive. An ordinary person would have accidentally said something direct or concrete in all these pages and pages of comments. So my…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"So, "the new reality" is just "like they have always done"?"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Nah, Virgil. I'm not in law enforcement. My tiny contribution to society is helping mentally less-than-stable people cope with their issues and emotions in healthy and constructive ways. It can be tangentially related to this issue in that…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Certainly better enforcement of existing laws would be another important facet of a comprehensive gun plan."
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Yeah, imports would be one of those lax legal channels that should be tightened to constrict the flow of guns. Changing the mentality of the people through PSAs and whatnot should definitely be one facet of any comprehensive plan to reduce the…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"If those saturday night specials were used and thrown away, or even confiscated and destroyed, they would eventually disappear from the streets.  The problem is the never-ending stream of guns that move through (lax) legal channels and end up…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Adam Shope's discussion 'What is Speaking in Tongues?'
"Yes, and psychology is slow-going because of the pesky ethical considerations when experimenting on actual live human beings.  Can't just drop them off a tower and measure their acceleration like in "real" science.  That…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?'
"Some gun control measures are intended to stop illegal sales of guns but have the unintended effect of restricting legal gun owners.  One method of illegal gun sales is when people posing as gun "collectors" go to gun shows and buy,…"
Jan 19
Erock68la commented on Cato (Kaito) Rigas's blog post 'Marriage and Alcohol'
"Congratulations on your marriage. I see some red flags in what you said. Nothing conclusive though. You made it a point to say a couple times that you don't have a drinking problem; could be true or could just be denial. You said you drank…"
Jan 18
Erock68la replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'The Doctor and the Farmer'
"@Dr Bob Ok, so the existence of god is a foundational assumption. So why do you believe it? You have said it is useful. For what? To explain what? It seems to only explain the gaps in scientific knowledge, and the gaps are shrinking. You said all…"
Jan 15
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Did Charlie Hebdo starting publication again just make things worse rather than better?'
"Perhaps.  If this islamist terrorist attack doesn't have what you're looking for, wait 5 minutes.  Another one will be along directly."
Jan 14
Erock68la replied to Adam Shope's discussion 'What is Speaking in Tongues?'
"Amen, brother."
Jan 14
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"@Dale Headley Aren't you the one who recently on another thread named some everyday things you would make illegal if you were in charge? Do you think that would raise or lower the incarceration rate?"
Jan 5
Erock68la replied to Ed's discussion 'Is having a purpose in life of paramount importance?'
"Anyway, I think it'd be much more fun to have a porpoise."
Jan 2

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Atheist
Age
41-46
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Why are you here?
So I don't feel so isolated.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Duh.
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