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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 Katie Patterson 's discussion 'am i the only athiest that believes in spirits'
"Horse hockey. So the spirit broke its connection with you when you broke up with that boyfriend? Did you ever consider it was just the boyfriend screwing with you?"
51 minutes ago
Erock68la replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"A sample of Wall Street bankers does not generalize well to the whole population when it comes to things like morality and greed."
10 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
""...real humans all across the planet are engaged in murder, rape, genocide, theft, and oppression." It seems like it would be different if the 90% who claim to believe in god (and afterlife consequences) actually did believe it. But I…"
12 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"True, Davis, eternity - 30 years is nothing on a cosmic scale. But from the perspective of an individual lifespan it's pretty significant. When I look at it like I'll be dead forever, putting that off for a while is pretty significant to…"
16 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"The matter of opinion is whether you view it as adding together two sentences or subtracting one sentence from the other. Adding 30 years of life is subtracting 30 years from the death sentence, IMO. Death = eternity. 30 years then death = eternity…"
18 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'Illogic and the death penalty'
"Immediate death is quantitatively worse than a long prison sentence then death. While life in prison is certainly not a full life, at least it's some life. Death is no life. Some is better than none."
yesterday
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'For those of you who have never heard of the Monty Hall Problem'
"If you switch, the only way you can lose is if you picked the right door in the first place, and there's only a 1/3 chance of picking the right door. So if you switch you have a 1/3 chance of losing, which leaves a 2/3 chance of winning. If…"
May 16
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'For those of you who have never heard of the Monty Hall Problem'
"Switch. I remember this problem but I don't remember the explanation."
May 14
Erock68la replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"But...if there's proof then belief is not necessary. So how would god decide who's naughty or nice?"
May 12
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Bill Nye's dubious hypothesis'
"Humans are extremely prone to Us vs Them thinking. I'd be curious what effect, if any, just knowing they're out there would have on how we treat each other. Would the existence of Them make us more Us?"
May 11
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Empirical evidence for God?'
"The fact that there's a "billion catholics" has nothing to do with the beliefs being rational and everything to do with a strict policy against contraception and early indoctrination of children."
May 9
Erock68la replied to umar's discussion 'Iran bans spiky haircuts, tattoos and use of sunbeds because they are signs of 'devil-worship''
"How do they feel about the wearing of pants below the ass so that the boxers are showing?"
May 8
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Bill Nye's dubious hypothesis'
"I assume the environment is different now than it was when life first appeared. Different types and ratio of atmospheric gases, different ph in the ocean, different temperature, different types and amounts of solar radiation coming through the…"
May 8
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Empirical evidence for God?'
"Another tangent. Another misdirection. Another dodge. No, thanks."
May 8
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Empirical evidence for God?'
"I guess that's another way we differ, Bob. What I WANT to believe doesn't enter the picture, nor does whether the belief is pleasing or useful. What matters to me is whether it's real. And I'm sorry but saying "you…"
May 8
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Empirical evidence for God?'
"Where is the evidence to contradict invisible pink unicorns? At least they are aesthetically pleasing, and useful - their farts could supply all our energy needs for the next century (you can't prove otherwise)."
May 8

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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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