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  1. Poll: Re: Where are ODN'ers on Dawkins' religious scale?

    Well, this was a blast from the past. Imagine my surprise when I saw an email for an old subscribed ODN thread. For the record, my last visit was 4 years ago.

    As for the thread topic, my position...
  2. Thread: Newtown

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    Re: Newtown

    Her delivery seems obviously forced me to me, and dare I say, faked. Just as all the other reactions by the parents that I have seen, including directly after the shooting. I have seen footage of...
  3. Thread: Newtown

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    Re: Newtown

    I have read many supposed explanations for different aspects of the story. Is there a particular part you have in mind? Of course, mostly all of it can be explained away, piece by piece. My doubts...
  4. Thread: Newtown

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    Re: Newtown

    I don't tend to believe conspiracy theories, even if I find them entertaining. Sandy Hook is an exception. I don't claim to know exactly what happened, but from the many videos I've watched of the...
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    Re: Die, Die, Die, Diversity

    Obviously, here "religious diversity" means "elimination of any religious celebration," hijacking the definition of diversity for anti-religious ends. Rather than allowing teachers, parents and...
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    Re: Fair Share

    A "fair share" of taxation would seem to be based on the amount of an individual's consumption. Just because a person has an income in a year of 10 thousand dollars, or of a million dollars, does not...
  7. Re: Was it truly immoral to commit mass murder at a school? Moral relativists challen

    That is merely talking in circles. An act is not moral or immoral because a majority of humans judge it to be so. At one time a majority of humans judged slavery to be morally acceptable, but it was...
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    Re: Guns dont kill people, people kill people.

    Actually, a gun's purpose or function is to shoot a bullet. It can be used to kill or injure a person (either aggressively or defensively), to kill or injure an animal (either for sport or for...
  9. Re: Islam is not a religion, but a death cult of misogynistic pedophiles

    It's not a question of reading a text literally, or whether people have changed. A religion is defined by its founder. There are several historical facts about Muhammad which cannot be denied:

    1....
  10. Re: What will happen to religion when we remove death?

    No, I didn't. I said that teaching children to murder people is a bad thing. There is nothing inherently wrong with teaching children to believe in a religion. You know that I don't believe that. So...
  11. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    Right, because their "standard" is getting 100% of Israel for themselves.



    I tried to explain that in a pretty lengthy post. You might consider reading it.



    Indeed it is. But it's...
  12. Re: What will happen to religion when we remove death?

    Um, no. That is a strange conclusion to reach, based on my comments. Indoctrination can be bad, but it's not necessarily bad. Teaching children to murder anyone for any reason is bad. Teaching...
  13. Re: Holocaust deniers, and the great controversial conspiracy

    The fact that denying the Holocaust occurred is illegal in much of Europe, simply highlights the fact that much of Europe does not share the fundamental value of the freedom of speech, which has...
  14. Re: What will happen to religion when we remove death?

    Classic Zhavric-trolling. Respond by throwing out a fallacy charge, with no further comment. And with a fallacy charge that has no relation to what was posted, for good measure.

    I did not claim...
  15. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    "Generous" has a well-established definition, which the Camp David Summit offer of the Israelis to the Palestinians more than met, by any reasonable standard.

    Just wondering, did you actually read...
  16. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    If you put the hyperbole aside and look at the plain facts of what happened in 2000, the Palestinians quite simply refused a very generous and substantial deal for a Palestinian state. Make of it...
  17. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    It is hard to believe, but the arrogance and stubbornness of the Palestinians has known no bounds.

    In 2000, at the Camp David Summit with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and U.S. President Bill...
  18. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    Israel has just as much "right" to exist as any other nation. You may be unaware that a country's name can refer collectively to its individual citizens, not just the political or cultural entity....
  19. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    The whole discussion about international law is pointless. Basically the only people who ever get put on trial at The Hague are old communist or African generals who the U.S. give approval to be...
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    Re: truth vs. honesty

    True. One may also make a comment which he thinks is not true (intending to lie), but it is actually true. Example: "Oh no, there is no candy left in there, sorry." Situation: Speaker believes there...
  21. Re: What will happen to religion when we remove death?

    You act as if religious beliefs are the only ones that people are "indoctrinated" into. You and everyone else in the world have a multitude of basic socio-cultural views (a worldview) which you were...
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    Re: who has the right to ban gay marriage?

    I have given my "argument," which is simply the primary and long-standing definition of the word. I will post it here, if you wish:

    "The social institution under which a man and woman establish...
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    Re: who has the right to ban gay marriage?

    If it is, then so is the claim that any word has a definition. There is no objective criteria for defining a word; it is based entirely upon tradition, i.e., the past usage of that word.
  24. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    And why would we do that? Not everyone in Mexico even wants to live here or be a citizen. The same is true of Israel and the Palestinians. It comes down to the fact that most Arabs hate Jews, and...
  25. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    That is a common but utterly false misconception. Israel does not prevent Palestinians from residing in Israel. Israel has a diverse population including many Arabs, who are given full and equal...
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    Re: who has the right to ban gay marriage?

    Some people use terms incorrectly all the time, especially when a term from a certain field is employed in popular usage. In this case, in Western society "marriage" is essentially a theological term...
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    I do not believe that legalized prostitution is "more dangerous" than illegalized. I believe that it's all dangerous, because of its very nature. It involves a power structure of (usually) men...
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    Re: who has the right to ban gay marriage?

    I mean the definition of "marriage" that existed for thousands of years until the last decade or two. If a dictionary changed the definition of the word "apple" tomorrow, to mean "a globose,...
  29. Re: The recent escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

    Ok. It would be nice if everyone could "grow up" and live peacefully, but human nature doesn't tend to permit that. Anyway, do you have any specific contributions to this discussion, other than "both...
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    In theory, that is plausible. In practice, it has not been shown to be true. Again, decriminalized prostitution and decriminalized drugs (particularly marijuana) have had noticeably different results...
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