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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 Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Chillax, dudes. I didn't mean to step on any toes. Ginormous is a funtastic word. In fact, it's megalicious."
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Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"It's a BS pop-culture slang amalgam of two words. It sounds like some cheerleader made it up to describe the zit she got the day of the homecoming game. You can almost hear the bubblegum smacking when you say it."
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Are these the same lexicographers that haven't realized pedophilia has nothing to do with love and who think ginormous is a word?"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"@Davis If you're asking me, I'd say those are rational fears so not phobias by that criterion. It might be a phobia if you, say, break into a cold trembling sweat when you see a man with a beard or if you run screaming from a picture of a…"
Sunday
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Wouldn't "extreme" mean to an unreasonable degree? Either way, the intent of the term is to make the fearful person appear silly or hysterical or bigoted; it attempts to delegitimize any reasonable and proportional fear."
Saturday
Erock68la replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Awe struck'
"When I see my 15 month old son sleeping peacefully he looks healthy, happy, content, and safe, and that makes me feel good about myself."
Oct 17
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Since a phobia is an irrational fear, islamophobia would be incorrect. There is plenty to reasonably fear from islamic fundamentalist extremists."
Oct 17
Erock68la replied to Ed's discussion '"I'm Christian and I vote."'
"I think the IRS should be up their asses with a magnifying glass, and present them with a nice tax bill next year based on this year's income.  Nice fantasy, but nothing will ever threaten their tax exempt status.  Just like nothing…"
Oct 17
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"It begs the question, "Why is it the staus quo?"  Slavery was the status quo because one group considered itself elevated above others.  Religion is very good at that but it's not the only ideology that does that.  In…"
Oct 15
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"More than denounce the violence after the fact, they could take action to prevent the violence.  Muslim communities in non-muslim countries seem pretty close-knit.  Do they not recognize when a young recent convert is spouting dangerous…"
Oct 15
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"Case in point: About a month ago in Australia police had gotten word that some local IS converts were planning a public beheading. They conducted an extensive search of the muslim neighborhoods looking for the terror suspects. To be fair, I…"
Oct 15
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"But would most of them actually think the murder of an abortion doctor was a good thing? No.  Most would likely see it as a horrible, distasteful, ugly, but necessary thing.  It wouldn't BE necessary, they'd say, if those doctors…"
Oct 14
Erock68la replied to Brian Daurelle's discussion 'In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’'
"I think the point is not whether the individual would actually behead someone themselves. It is that most moderates at least look the other way from extremism. Most mainstream muslims probably wouldn't have the stomach for a beheading just like…"
Oct 14
Erock68la replied to Ari's discussion 'Will LGBT People Be Absent In The Near Future?'
"I respect the person and I respect the person's right to believe whatever they want.  I still reserve the right to think that the belief is indefensible, and as such I don't have to respect it."
Oct 13
Erock68la replied to Ari's discussion 'Will LGBT People Be Absent In The Near Future?'
"I guess it's a pet peeve of mine: tolerance/tolerate. If I show "tolerance" toward a person or group it means that I, through my grace and charity, permit them to exist in my reality. What gives anyone the right or standing to…"
Oct 13
Erock68la replied to Ed's discussion '"I'm Christian and I vote."'
"In a dry county there are no bars or liquor stores. I think even convenience and grocery stores don't sell alcohol. I don't think they try to control what you do in your own home though. Some place have very specific stores which are the…"
Oct 11

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So I don't feel so isolated.
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Why you left your religion.
Duh.
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