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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What do you think of increasing the voting age?

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Posted: 04 Jan 2015, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,662


No. If you're old enough to fight and die for your country, you're old enough to vote. Instead, require people to pass a battery of IQ, science, history, economics, civics, math, and language tests in order to vote. Also, bar religious nuts from voting or even running for office as their beliefs ar...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What religion brings most problem to the world today??

Posted: 04 Jan 2015, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,015


Islam is the most damaging, no doubt about it. It is more of a threat than Christianity, but that's like saying that a tiger is more dangerous than a shark. Continuing this analogy... Tthe tiger is more dangerous (overall) than the shark, but most of the western, liberal, secular humanist-leaning f...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: If you were forced to convert to a religion.

Posted: 04 Jan 2015, 4:38 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,270


I can no more will myself to believe in a deity, or anything else mystical, than I can will myself to believe that two plus two makes five. If I find myself in some kind of theocracy, where the irreligious are punished, I will feign whatever belief will keep me from being murdered. But I will be jo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What religion brings most problem to the world today??

Posted: 04 Jan 2015, 4:06 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,015


Even the Buddhists in Burma and Sri Lanka hate Islam. So much so they engage in pogroms against the Muslims. Damn Muslims, always causing problems, even when they're the victims. How in the holy hell would Buddhism bring problems to the world? The notion that it even could baffles me. http://en.wik...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why is it fair to say Conservatives or Christians areBigots?

Posted: 04 Jan 2015, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,700


There's nothing ironic about not accepting other's intolerance. Refusing to challenge intolerance is effectively condoning it. No liberty for the enemies of liberty, eh? That's only a little dishonest. :roll: Disputing with and criticizing others for expressing bigoted opinions doesn't deny them th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why is it fair to say Conservatives or Christians areBigots?

Posted: 04 Jan 2015, 1:24 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,700


What I find ironic is when people call others bigots, I see the irony because bigot means intolerant to different opinions so calling them that is exactly what they are doing they are accusing the other person of. I think everyone has bigotry views because we all have our own bias opinions and won'...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why is it fair to say Conservatives or Christians areBigots?

Posted: 03 Jan 2015, 2:48 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,700


If we substitute 'a few' for 'many' and 'terrorist sympathizer' for 'terrorist' I'm on board. It's not necessarily fair to expect/have to perform constant disavowal, but public perceptions aren't often formed on particularly fair basis. If you know the perception is unfair, why do you perpetuate it...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Prophet Muhammad vs Jesus Christ

Posted: 03 Jan 2015, 3:12 am 

Replies: 204
Views: 5,488


Why is it always about these two prophets? We always forget John the Baptist, and his religion.

We can't forget Zarathustra.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why is it fair to say Conservatives or Christians areBigots?

Posted: 03 Jan 2015, 2:29 am 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,700


Ultimately many of them are. It's not fair to label all Christians or all political conservatives as bigots, but on a number of issues certain elements self-identify as Christians, self-identify as conservatives and display bigotry towards certain groups. Because other self-identified Christians or...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why is it fair to say Conservatives or Christians areBigots?

Posted: 03 Jan 2015, 1:52 am 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,700


Ultimately many of them are. It's not fair to label all Christians or all political conservatives as bigots, but on a number of issues certain elements self-identify as Christians, self-identify as conservatives and display bigotry towards certain groups. Because other self-identified Christians or ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: If you were forced to convert to a religion.

Posted: 03 Jan 2015, 1:42 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,270


I'd start a new one that's entirely based around a material, natural explanation for existence. With no proscribed rituals or fixed dogma. I'd convert to areligion. :wink:

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

Posted: 02 Jan 2015, 12:52 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 2,625


It may be common for people to fall back to their early beliefs when under stress, but I don't think that being under stress is a good way to find out what someone really believes. Not always, but it probably is for atheists since I get the distinct-impression that most of them think their beliefs ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

Posted: 01 Jan 2015, 9:44 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 2,625


As for being beheaded ... First, they'll have to capture me. Second, Dying for my faith (according to both Islam and Christianity) virtually guarantees a place for me in Heaven! And I'll bet you'd start praying if you got into a situation in which you believed your life to be imminently in severe d...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Can only white males be racists?

Posted: 01 Jan 2015, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 109
Views: 3,038


Racism can be smart. -For example, they say black people make superior runners because they have the "twitch fibers" in their nerves. That is why most pro receivers, corner backers, defensive backs and running backs are black. -They also say that black people are inferior at the specific ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians

Posted: 01 Jan 2015, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 2,625


As for being beheaded ... First, they'll have to capture me. Second, Dying for my faith (according to both Islam and Christianity) virtually guarantees a place for me in Heaven! And I'll bet you'd start praying if you got into a situation in which you believed your life to be imminently in severe d...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 30 Dec 2014, 3:30 pm 

Replies: 29,601
Views: 926,162


Like the Black Knight said, "I'm not dead yet".
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