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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 Dr. Bob's discussion 'Religious Upbringing Associated with less altruism in children'
"""moral licensing", which is where people who have a high opinion of their own moral standing feel, perhaps, that they have somehow earned the right take it easy and lower their standards of actual behaviour." Haha. Sounds like…"
Nov 10, 2015
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Problem of Omniscience'
"I could know everything if I wanted to...I just don't want to."
Oct 4, 2015
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Is Christianity a closet polytheism?'
"Halloween's coming up.  Maybe I'll dress up as the holy ghost."
Oct 1, 2015
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What do you think of Kim Davis?'
"That's better than decades of continuing discrimination of a minority group because the majority don't think they deserve equal rights and protection."
Sep 29, 2015
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Should I shelter my son from the world I came from? Or go make a difference in it?'
"Whatever environment he spends the most time in will become his "norm". If he is surrounded by people who are basically nice to him but who have all done some time, he may unconsciously view spending a little time in jail as no big deal,…"
Sep 29, 2015
Erock68la replied to Roy Walker's discussion 'Just need some encouragement.'
"Hang in there. Life is long with some ups and some downs and neither lasts forever. A simple strategy of life is to spend more time with people who lift you up and less time with people who tear you down. Your family is your family and that's…"
Sep 19, 2015
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Abortion is now a forgiveable sin - gee thanks.'
"He probably won't be charged with double homicide but it will definitely factor into the sentencing."
Sep 18, 2015
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What do you think of Kim Davis?'
"She was ordered not to interfere, directly or indirectly, with her subordinates issuing the licenses. It remains to be seen whether licenses without her signature are valid. If they're not, her refusal to sign them means she is indirectly…"
Sep 16, 2015
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What do you think of Kim Davis?'
"Absolutely right.  Her job is not to approve or disapprove of the marriage.  Her job is to look at the paperwork and verify it is properly done and correct, the couple have met their legal obligations, and they are legally qualified to get…"
Sep 16, 2015
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Suicide vest ban, anyone?'
"What about the RFID tracking device that's built into every gun that's made? Better microwave all your guns to fry their chips before the gubmint comes for 'em. Safety tip: Take the bullets out first. Or the gun-detecting satellites…"
Sep 5, 2015
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'Afghan man and woman given 100 lashes in public for adultery'
"About a billion muslims? Once they achieve world peace through submission to allah."
Sep 5, 2015
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Psychological research: bullshit, horseshit, or doggy doodoo?'
"Yes, of course you're right. It's not a good idea to put to much stock in the results of any single psych experiment. There are a million possible reasons why the results didn't repeat: participants who are undergrads from, say, Wake…"
Aug 28, 2015
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Consensual sex with a 16 yo is statutory rape because even though they may be physically sexually mature the statute says 16 is not old enough to legally consent. If the 16 yo doesn't "consent" and the sex is forcible then it's…"
Aug 27, 2015
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Question about pedophilia I've been thinking about lately'
"Good point, Strega.  I had a client one time, male in his 20s, who confessed he was attracted to prepubescent boys but had never acted on it.  He was very disturbed by his thoughts and didn't want to act on them.  I made many…"
Aug 27, 2015
Erock68la replied to captain kingsway's discussion 'Update the energy experimental work with the crop circles.'
"These crops you're "experimenting" with; are they the kind that were recently legalized for recreational use in Colorado?"
Aug 21, 2015
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'New site'
"Got it. I created the account on a different computer, now can access with my iphone no problem. I still don't know how to get desktop view on my phone."
Jul 9, 2015

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Why you left your religion.
Duh.
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