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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 K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"First of all, in psychology the definition of punishment is a consequence that DEcreases the frequency of a behavior; reinforcement is when the consequence INcreases the frequency of a behavior. So I question the wording of the assignment. Using…"
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"Wouldn't whatever steps that are taken to deal with potential criminal psychopaths also adversely affect the potential doctors, athletes, business leaders, etc who have the same brain anomaly?  We may eliminate some great…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Resolved: Business doesn't create jobs, consumers do. Discuss...'
"Yes they do. I seem to recall Kmart having a boom, overextension, and bust some years back; too many stores, a lot of 'em closed. I keep waiting for Walmart to hit their critical mass, but they appear to be very good at projecting consumer…"
Friday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Resolved: Business doesn't create jobs, consumers do. Discuss...'
"@Gregg You're right that market demand doesn't create the job. The company owner's desire to fill that demand creates jobs. It wouldn't matter if 10,000 people pre-ordered Ford's cars unless Ford wanted the money those…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Resolved: Business doesn't create jobs, consumers do. Discuss...'
"Henry Ford began the assembly line technique because consumer demand for his cars outpaced his ability to manufacture cars the old way, which was one by one, start to finish.  In the beginning, some guy in his garage gathered up some spare…"
Thursday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Ray Rice: So many things to talk about'
"@Unseen I'm not sure why you felt the need for a personal insult. I speculated about Rice's past, you said speculation doesn't accomplish anything, and I agreed there is no point [speculating about his past]. Then I stated my opinion…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Ray Rice: So many things to talk about'
"You're right.  There's no point.  One time is enough.  He's an animal."
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Ray Rice: So many things to talk about'
"The thing no one has said is that it is almost certain that he has done this before. That is just speculation. May be speculation.  But I find it extremely difficult to believe that Rice, at age 27, for the first time in his entire life,…"
Wednesday
Erock68la replied to Charles J Hunsinger's discussion 'What is the value of Atheism to humanity?'
""Atheism" may be a new concept to you, but "atheism" has been around for a while."
Sep 8
Erock68la replied to Christopher Hollis's discussion 'Seeking opinions on my current situation....'
"@Christopher Hollis I would like to congratulate you for your empathy, kindness, and selflessness toward your mother. Alzheimer's can be terrifying for the patient. They cling desperately to things that are familiar and comforting. You seem to…"
Sep 7
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Resolved: Business doesn't create jobs, consumers do. Discuss...'
"No consumers involved in the process.  If no consumers stay in your bed and breakfast, will there still be massive amounts of linen to wash, and will the laundromat guy keep those 4 new hires?  Will the café need that extra…"
Sep 6
Erock68la replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'God Fearing is a Sign of Respect?'
"Are you saying the new testament did away with the concept of hell and infinite punishment for finite "crimes"?  I thought jesus basically said the only way to avoid that punishment is to love and accept him.  In other…"
Sep 6
Erock68la replied to Physeter's discussion 'Testing the waters—and the waters aren’t good.'
"I could give you the pat response, "If he's really your friend he will remain so if you level with him". I don't think that would be very helpful though. So I would suggest you make an effort to find new friends that you can be…"
Sep 5
Erock68la replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'God Fearing is a Sign of Respect?'
""I love you so much that I will torture you forever if you don't love me back." - god That you're supposed to fear and love someone at the same time is the definition of an abusive relationship.  That you're supposed to…"
Sep 5
Erock68la replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Cross'
"What I meant by isolated isn't that they were isolated from the world in terms of communication but rather in their style of leadership and the freedoms they had. I get that, but why should a people put up with a dictatorial prick as their…"
Sep 4
Erock68la replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Mayor and police chief remove resident for refusing to stand for prayer & pledge'
"On my maternal side, the person saying grace is usually brief.  On my paternal side, they get pretty long-winded, taking a couple minutes sometimes, giving thanks for everything and everyone they can think of.  In both cases, I don't…"
Sep 4

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41-46
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So I don't feel so isolated.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Duh.
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