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Criticize the ideology, not the person?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil yesterday. 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. 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 Ed's discussion 'Mass extinction and loss of biodiversity.'
"Extinction.  Maybe that's a little pessimistic.  Maybe just evolution, if we survive long enough. "
13 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Religion of peace "
15 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"If it were my restaurant I would have a strict policy against it, just like smoking."
15 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"I agree.  Busting a kid with a joint seems a waste of time and effort.  But in some bigger possession cases they can seize assets, sell them at auction, and the money goes directly into that agency's budget.  At one time, one…"
19 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"Not "suddenly considered..."  There should already have been ongoing education and frank dialogue about the dangers.  There have been significant changes here too related to drinking and driving.  When I was 15-16 (early…"
19 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Yep, social cues:  In the Indiana Jones video, if you watch her eyes, before he kissed her, her focus went repeatedly back and forth from his eyes to his mouth.  Maybe not conclusive on its own, but in the context of their previous…"
19 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion '"Probably won't report".....'
"I don't know whether they would report it or not.  I'm just saying I would and they should."
20 hours ago
Virgil replied to Erock68la's discussion 'Criticize the ideology, not the person?'
"And for me that's the final authority on this."
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Haugurma's discussion 'Why do we want to show people they are wrong?'
"Sure hypocrisy is a natural human weakness.  But I'm talking about the hypocrisy, contradiction, and double-talk built right into the book.  It says, "Judge not...", but then as Davis Goodman pointed out it also lists many…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Erock68la's discussion 'Criticize the ideology, not the person?'
"Why vitriol?  Does criticism necessarily have to be bitter?  Many religious live in a comfortable bubble where not only are their beliefs never challenged, THEY are never challenged as to their reasons for believing.  Unless…"
yesterday
Barry Adamson replied to Erock68la's discussion 'Criticize the ideology, not the person?'
"Has a bit of "hate the sin, not the sinner ring to it." "
yesterday
Starla Immak replied to Erock68la's discussion 'Criticize the ideology, not the person?'
"We all get emotional about a particular topic; however, the Western world has been using the rules of Aristotle to debate for centuries.  To aim one's vitriol at an individual rather than their belief systems, violates…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"Of course, the DEA and cops won't easily let go of all that funding.  "
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"Yes.  From strictly a cost perspective, education and treatment would be a drop in the bucket compared to courts and jails.  What would cost more, a 30, 60, or 90-day rehab stay or a trial and months or years in jail? From a human…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion '"Probably won't report".....'
"14 years old?!  That's a child.  It doesn't matter how much life experience the child has (or how mature their body parts), they still process and reason like a child and are unable to fully grasp the consequences of their…"
yesterday
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Erock68la's discussion 'Criticize the ideology, not the person?'
"While I disagree with these Catholics and the actions that ensue from their disgusting ideologies, I would also criticize them directly to their pious faces and have no qualms about doing so."
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41-46
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Why are you here?
So I don't feel so isolated.
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Why you left your religion.
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