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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 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
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'New site'
"Tried like a dozen times to sign up. I get to sign up page, enter my username, password twice, etc, do the two captcha things, then hit continue and get sent back to the sign up page to enter username and password twice etc. What am I doing…"
Jul 9
Erock68la replied to ỮŊĐÜムņĮØńệ尺's discussion 'What reason would keep an aircraft from flying higher than 250 feet?'
"Maybe the craft harvests atmospheric gases as it goes and converts them into energy for propulsion. Maybe it requires the higher density atmosphere of lower altitude to gather enough gases to produce enough energy to create lift. Or maybe the earth…"
Jul 3
Erock68la replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
""But if I want to disregard that concern and go ahead and harm others, is there some reason I should not? What if I can do it without anyone knowing, so I can be quite sure of avoiding any negative consequences?" If you have a conscience…"
Jun 28
Erock68la replied to David Vogel's discussion 'A Christian on the problem of evil'
""Would it be vile if I said that the baby of a drug addict is suffering because of decisions her mother made?" No. Recognizing and verbalizing a problem is not vile or evil. Allowing it to continue when you could stop it IS evil. That is…"
Jun 23
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'For the Americans here: If not Hillary, who?'
"It was hubris, I think. The republicans thought they could get a muppet elected vp as long as it could remember the talking points. At that level is it possible they just didn't do their homework on her?"
Jun 21
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Yeah, Hitler was certainly not mainstream. Perhaps he was another cafeteria xian who made some odd and extreme selections. But he certainly was not atheist or secular like Bob was implying."
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
""What Christian principles did Hitler follow?" There are several anti-semitic passages in the new testament. Hitler wasn't much of a follower, though. I'd say he took that principle to a whole new level. "Did Hitler treat…"
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Let's not confuse new, American, pro-Israel, warm n fuzzy xianity with old-school, anti-semitic, pre-holocaust, European xianity."
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"I saw lots of people with ashes on their foreheads a few months ago. So when your unkindness, thoughtlessness, selfishness cause harm to other people do you try to make it up to them or does confession alone clear your conscience like so many…"
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"My apologies for my intrusion, Dale."
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"Dignity is paramount? That's why you are expected to get on your knees every day/week. That's why the devoted prostrate themselves in sackcloth and ashes or practice self-flagellation. That's why you are told to consider yourself…"
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Faith means to believe something that defies logic and has no evidence to support it. If it's logical or there is evidence, you don't need faith. That's how you tell how devoted your followers are. How much nonsense will they believe…"
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"By "those stances" do you mean anti-gay? I'm not saying gay is wrong or right. I'm saying what IS wrong, what IS immoral, is one group restricting the equal rights of others. Especially when that group holds itself up as a…"
Jun 18
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"@Bob I'm trying not to read too much into the way you included gay people on the same list as enemies, criminals, and tax collectors, when you seem to be saying they deserve compassion no matter how repugnant they may be."
Jun 18
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"Well thanks Bob for restating the ideals, but here in the real world of practical application we have things like Prop 8, the Defense of Marriage Act, Religious Freedom Act, and countless other examples of xian intolerance of and xian-backed…"
Jun 18

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