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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    From the perspective on people who aren't atheists this is true, but it doesn't really hold up when people actually investigate atheism.



    Typically agnostics are atheists, some are theists or...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Deliberately selecting specific articles and deliberately selecting specific posts to reply to in a specifically selected forum, in a specifically selected thread.......... even if it's unintended...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

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    That is strongly subject to personal opinion and at what arbitrary line an individual decides to place the circle of "community". It could be justifiably be placed along slightly classist...
  4. Thread: Something new

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    Sticky: Re: Something new

    That's good news.
    Might you guys think about having them available for custom battles? Maybe as part of the High Elf roster?
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    Re: Right to reproduction?

    Existing as a human requires one to reconcile two seemingly opposing aspects: our conscious machinations, our higher thinking capacity and in opposition to this are our primal metabolic urges, the...
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    Re: Right to reproduction?

    Sure, we have a prefrontal cortex and a hippocampus, but we also still have our medulla oblongata, amygdala and the rest of the limbic system. We have the capacity for higher function, in much the...
  7. Re: Atheistic Churches look for new non believer members..

    That is a poor excuse.
    Oh, it's popular, we do it all of the time. That doesn't mean it's an accurate label.



    The divisions are overwhelmingly apparent.



    Many atheists have...
  8. Re: Atheistic Churches look for new non believer members..

    There are of course divisions in atheistic religions, atheistic philosophies, like Buddhism, ontological-naturalism, secular-humanism, certain kinds of animism etc. etc.
    There is no such thing as...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Empathy is often artificially limited in societies that unduly and excessively exalt greed and violence over more beneficial virtues.
    The paradox of the human condition is we're capable of...
  10. Re: Roko's Basilisk: an apparently terrifying thought experiment

    I don't truly accept that pure AI is possible, in the conscious sense. What is far more likely to my mind, is a kind of transhumanism: prosthetics and the like. We've already invented a prosthetic...
  11. Re: is it just me or did A Game of Thrones borrow a lot from Dune?(spoilers for both)

    I said this like 6 years ago. I'm so smart.
    If you were to read all 12 books of Dune (they get quite bad after about number 7/8) you'll see a massive divergence. The 3 prequels are so radically...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    My assertions concerning morality have not been based on science, I have made it quite clear that the current inconclusive nature of neurobiology is not grounds for moral assertions. It is racists...
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    Re: Sexism to become a legal offence

    It depends how good she is. The same can be said for "magical" penises.
    I can attest that my higher cognitive faculties have been compromised in the past by involuntary biochemical reactions to...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    There very likely may be some kind of genetic link, but to assert that there is a genetic causation without evidence is mind boggingly stupid: as long as it is recognized as speculation there is no...
  15. Re: Roko's Basilisk: an apparently terrifying thought experiment

    I don't truly accept that pure AI is possible, in the conscious sense. What is far more likely to my mind, is a kind of transhumanism: prosthetics and the like. We've already invented a prosthetic...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    There is a disproportianate number of left handed people in prison than there are in general population.
    One of the highest proportions of left-handers, for example, was found among the Yanomamo of...
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    Re: Ben Affleck Versus Bill Maher and Sam Harris

    No he doesn't.



    Yes he does. This sentence is in stark contrast to your previous sentence. WTF?
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Empathy is the ultimate basis for all societies. Familial empathy is what gives rise to feudalism and tribalism etc. But these society types give rise to and encourage unnecessary divisiveness,...
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    Re: Sexism to become a legal offence

    If the service in question is prostitution and is sub-par I would insinuate that she didn't sleep with her employer in the job interview and is therefore not vetted and/or is unqualified.



    I...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Correlations don't equal causation.
    Citing correlations as justification for treating specifically targeted groups as lesser beings is by definition hate-speech and inherently unsupportable,...
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    Re: Vaclav Klaus: the EU is at war with liberty

    Yes it is, it is literally what that word means in the English language. You must be speaking a different language.



    Not even close to true. Women couldn't vote in the 19th Century, slavery was...
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    Re: Sexism to become a legal offence

    That is just taking the piss.


    What if she works in a brothel? Surely it must be assumed her ability was means tested as part of the application process. What if her ability is sub-par (in the...
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    Orthodox "Christmas" or actual Christmas? :tongue:
  24. Re: The Impossibility of Distance, Volume – and ultimately – Reality

    Reality isn't contingent on observation.
    It's impossible to prove unperceived protons don't exist. It's impossible to prove most negative claims.
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    All society types are at least partly incompatible with human nature, the most obvious being monarchies/military-dictatorships.
    Hate, sadism and violence are not the only driving forces in human...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Does the ideology of equality say no? Nope.
    Next stupid question.



    We've asked them, they're fine with it. Like all authoritarian cultures, they thrive on it.



    They're welcome to come...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    It literally harms people who are subject to racial profiling. The ethic of reciprocity (the basis for all ethical-rationalism from Buddha to Descartes to Bertrand Russel), it follows that one who...
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    Re: Phalanx in the era of charlesmagne?

    He famously used a phalanx-like formation in the battle of Tours, one of the very rare instances of infantry formations withstanding repeated cavalry charges in medieval military history.
    The...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Morality can be used as a tool by the powerful. Hence culturalmarxism.
    The strong do what they can, while the weak suffer what they must. Christianity was once strong, fascism was once strong, now...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    It's fairly obvious that right and wrong are irrelevant. Criminals can ply their trade because they are strong, the victims must suffer because they are weak. There is only strong and weak,...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    This is the biggest problem for multiculturalism and social progress in general. For this reason, limiting immigration is essential, essential on paper, still the issue remains: by what criteria do...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Sure, unjustified-arbitrary-preferences are the norm in some/most social circles.
    The question is: should this be the norm?



    It depends on where the line is placed on this limitation and...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    I 100% agree. There are utilitarian criteria by which cultures can be judged, there are aspects of all cultures that are good/beneficial and aspects that are negative, in light of this not all are...
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    Someone who "studies culture" as a specialist is...

    Someone who "studies culture" as a specialist is a racist according to multiculturalist thinking?
    They inherently go hand in hand.
    Maybe you refer to Znaniecki's philosophy of...
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    Re: Warhammer 40000 Q&A

    There are arable planets in the Eye of Terror, not many, but some. Particularly Eldar Maiden worlds. Some fortresses have infinite gardens (Slaanesh/Tzeentch), some pour with infinite blood for...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    Ah Germany.
    I'm on your side there.
    People often lose their jobs for public relations reasons, people accused of rape and found innocent can often still lose their jobs and be ostracized. It's an...
  37. Re: Atheistic Churches look for new non believer members..

    They are singular beliefs, not sets of beliefs: theism/atheism are not religions.
    There are atheistic religions and theistic religions.

    Also not all atheists believe in the non-existence of...
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    Re: Cultural Marxism, what are your thoughts?

    An inclusive society: ie. one that tolerates people regardless of their race, gender, sexual preference and religion: benefits the majority by reducing unnecessary divisiveness, it has allowed for an...
  39. Re: Atheistic Churches look for new non believer members..

    There are of course theistic religions, just as there are atheistic religions. Neither theism nor atheism are religions: obviously.



    It is not a set of beliefs, ergo it is not a religion....
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    Re: Is life a sophisticated MMORG?

    Is life similar to a simulation designed to be similar to life? Yes: why? Because it's designed to be that way.
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