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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 Melvinotis's discussion 'What would happen if humans grew up without a context.'
"It would be extremely difficult for a machine to teach language to a human child. Children learn language by closely watching the movements of lips and tongue to make certain sounds, and they mimic the movements and sounds. They also associate those…"
11 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Remembering Leonard Nimoy ('Mr. Spock' on Star Trek)'
"I seem to recall Captain Picard fastening his seat belt on the captain's chair during a bumpy scene. I don't remember details; probably some problem with the inertial dampeners."
Sunday
Erock68la replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"I used to wonder why the bible is so confusing. Surely the guys who wrote it and compiled the stories and edited it and translated it could see it's a mess. Surely they could see that some passages and messages are incongruent, if not downright…"
Saturday
Erock68la replied to CAPTAIN OBVIOUS's discussion 'Column by David Brooks...thoughts?'
"Hopefully our self-awareness and self-importance will come in handy to prevent us from mindlessly procreating to the point of exhausting the resources that help our species to continue."
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Haugurma's discussion 'Christians Against Dinosaurs ... I wish I was joking'
"Why do people believe the scripture?? Indoctrination on multiple levels. Magical stories told to kids of an age when possibilities are limited only by imagination, told by adults in authority as true. Social pressure applied to kids who are at a…"
Feb 24
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Thanks for the advice.  Perhaps you missed where I said I'm in favor of legalization."
Feb 23
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"I didn't psychoanalyze anybody.  You said you know they really enjoyed what they were doing because you talked to them.  I pointed out some basic questions about their histories that if true would lead me to believe there was more…"
Feb 21
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"To be honest, I hadn't heard of T-groups until you (U) brought it up.  I don't know anyone who does that and haven't heard of anyone who does it.  Same with repressed memories.  It seems to have been a big thing in…"
Feb 21
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'The Good guy with a Gun is a myth.'
"Is your argument that we should cure cancer and prevent all accidental deaths before addressing the things people do on purpose?  "
Feb 20
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"I could not take unseen as a client for a couple ethical reasons, the most important one being it's unethical to take on a client I already know is beyond my capability to help.  ;)"
Feb 20
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"I must be abnormal and defective."
Feb 19
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Stand-up philosopher"
Feb 19
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Malpractice is an awful big word, Unseen; be sure you're using it correctly.  I didn't diagnose anyone, treat anyone, judge anyone, or even single out any individual.  I just pointed out some things that are obvious to those of…"
Feb 19
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
":)  That's on a case by case.  Sometimes blunt is the most therapeutic."
Feb 19
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"I bet you even leave the strip club thinking, "That one girl REALLY liked me!  I'm glad I could help finance her medical education.""
Feb 19
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Dealing with prostitution'
"Laugh away.  My comments are not for you.  I have no illusions about being able to change your thinking.  I just hope others reading this won't take your comments at face value.  I have degrees in psychology and social work,…"
Feb 19

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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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