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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 'Redirecting One's Life'
"@Ed You mentioned your compulsion to subject yourself to the constant barrage... and you mentioned tuning out and choosing to be unaware...  Isn't there a middle ground?  Can't you watch just enough to be informed without getting…"
33 minutes ago
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'World conflict and problems other than Israel-Palestine.'
"Not just conflicts; humanitarian concerns. I guess my biggest one would be the dwindling quality and availability of services and treatment for the mentally ill in the US. That's also where I devote most of my time and energy outside my…"
16 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'World conflict and problems other than Israel-Palestine.'
"Some of us think that since this is the only world and only life we're gonna get, we'd like to try and make it as good as possible. My conscience makes it my job to do what I can."
23 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'World conflict and problems other than Israel-Palestine.'
"What makes you think I'm "so damned selective" with my outrage? I limited my list of examples to recent points of discussion, to be somewhat brief and still show some range."
23 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'World conflict and problems other than Israel-Palestine.'
"One school of thought says that those with the capability to act have the responsibility to act (to ease the suffering of others). That's what makes child soldiery our business, or child prostitution in Cleveland, or the massacre of civilians…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"@Unseen You said it was unlikely he would have a non-laughable response. That is a personal insult. Although I suspect he gives your opinion of him as much value as I give your opinion of me, which is...fuck-all. Pointing out the fact that you are…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"@Unseen "WTF? Where did I say, or even imply, that Hamas gets its missiles from the US?" Well...Ed said this which you copy/pasted into your comment: "Why don't we stop sending billions to Israel in the form of military…"
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Careful, bongani muthwa Unseen is quick to resort to personal insults if you disagree with him."
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"As in "I'm not really a jew, I'm just a little bit jew-ISH"?"
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"@Unseen I have argued for proportionality by Israel in this discussion, but my quoting casualty statistics this time was in response to what you said about Hamas' targets being civilian/terroristic and Israel's targets being military.…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"@ Unseen You are twisting what I said and misrepresenting it, like you do.  I did not equate Israel and the Taliban in a moral or any other sense.  I did say it is the same short-sighted mistake on our part: not choosing our friends very…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"@Unseen So I have my head up my ass and I'm pro-Palestinian now?  I'm kinda used to your tantrums on here, but do you think you could try to discuss a topic without resorting to personal attack or without trying to tell me what I…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"And yet: Israel:  29 dead, 2 of which were civilian. Gaza:  576 dead, ~70% of which were civilian."
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Yes, I'm sure you're right.  Surgical strikes by specialist teams would not be easy, so screw it.  Let's just bomb the crap out of 'em, hospitals and all. As far as substantiating the claim, I think the numbers (as…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"No, but if someone shoots you with a slingshot you don't respond with a bazooka."
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Those missiles can't "specifically target" anything. "
Thursday

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Atheist
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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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