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Criticize the ideology, not the person?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Nov 24. 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 Simon Mathews's discussion 'Ear-piercing a baby'
"There's also the risk of asphyxiation. The custom is real but I'd say that photo is not."
8 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Ear-piercing a baby'
"Nice.  I bet their neck smells worse than their feet. "
8 hours ago
Erock68la commented on Belle Rose's blog post 'How did that happen?'
"How about social worker/counselor in a prison?"
12 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Report release today'
"I find it interesting that we compare ourselves to the countries on that list, and in what contexts - the death penalty, now torture. I realize you are saying we're not as bad as them, but could we aim a little higher than at least we're…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Why do we tolerate this?'
"Yes. Religion is a cancer; islam is a malignant tumor."
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Physeter's discussion 'My Grandpa died last week'
"Another +1. You love him.  He knew you love him.  That bond is more important than any visit.  Don't let "if only..." distract you and prevent you from processing these difficult emotions in a healthy way (see…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Why do we tolerate this?'
"True. Point?"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"And another."
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Why do we tolerate this?'
"I assume it has to do with lack of funding and the fact that treatment for veterans, especially psych treatment, has never been a priority. Despite all the political grandstanding about how important our soldiers are and how much we value their…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Why do we tolerate this?'
"I know vets who get PTSD treatment through the VA.  They get meds and they get to see a VA therapist once a month.  That is woefully inadequate for any meaningful progress in coping with PTSD.  The "lucky" ones qualify for…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Why do we tolerate this?'
"A fucking jihad on you for even suggesting that."
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Here's another."
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Let's not forget smaller stories like this."
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Report release today'
"Somebody once said something like without the constitution and a strong court, democracy is just two wolves and a rabbit voting on what to eat for lunch. Hopefully the constitution will keep things like that out of the realm of popular vote."
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Report release today'
"Is it relevant that 56% of the public BELIEVE torture prevented terrorist attacks? After all, 90% of the public believe an invisible man in the sky watches over them. Belief don't make it so."
Tuesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Torture Report release today'
"@Virgil In your scenario there was no actual torture? Just the threat of torture? Your scenario illustrates how torture can be avoided using supplemental intel sources. I wouldn't have a problem with it playing out the way you described it.…"
Monday

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
Age
41-46
Relationship Status
Married
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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East German Shame

Started by Davis Goodman in Law, Trials, and Decisions. Last reply by Davis Goodman 2 minutes ago. 12 Replies

The Elephant in the Room...

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Why do we tolerate this?

Started by Belle Rose in Crime and Punishment. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck 15 minutes ago. 26 Replies

Ear-piercing a baby

Started by Simon Mathews in Atheist Parenting. Last reply by Unseen 36 minutes ago. 27 Replies

Up the duff. How about some secular baby names?

Started by Kairan Nierde in Atheist Parenting. Last reply by Belle Rose 53 minutes ago. 15 Replies

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