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    Re: In death all are equal, just ask this atheist.

    Of course you can.
    I don't believe in aliens, but I don't believe aliens can't exist.
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    Re: Colonialism: Good or Bad?

    In the end it made the world a better place, the lessons learned could not/would not have been learned any other way.
    Colonialism (more specifically the horrors of colonialism) has made colonial...
  3. Poll: Re: Whose lives are more valuable: our soldiers' or "enemy" civilians'?

    Soldiers lives are more valuable to the decision makers.
    Also in instance of Total War enemy civilians can be considered valid military targets even if there's an unsubstantiated belief that they...
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    It has nothing new or unique that has value.
  5. Re: Battle of Blackfire Pass trailer analysis and discussion

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    Probably not, that would be asking quite a bit.
    Pegasus knights for Bretonnia in the future though I think we will see flying units, but like demigryph knights, very rare.



    In the...
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    Often followed by a dismantling of that ethic with unreasonable and generally psychotic prohibition.



    Of course it's secular, anything that doesn't involve religion is secular, a cheeseburger...
  7. Re: Battle of Blackfire Pass trailer analysis and discussion

    Arial combat seemed a bit clunky, nothing really seemed to happen, they've noted this short coming weeks ago, so I trust it'll be fixed by release. The special animations are pretty great on the...
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    If self-destructive anarchy appeals to you, then yes. For the rest of us: we have cause to live and live together. There has never been a more effective nor noble ethical principle than the ethic of...
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    Not everyone will agree with Christianity or Islam. The "problem" you've cited is a universal problem, not unique to secular ethics.



    No it isn't.
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    Utilitarian ethics and the ethic of reciprocity. Gods are not required, in fact blind superstition can severely interfere with the ethic of reciprocity.
  11. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    Sumskilz has it correct, quite clearly.



    Yes it is. For discrimination to be positive for one groups it is by definition harmful for another. There is absolutely no way around this fact.

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  12. Re: female warriors amongst native american tribes?

    Not in Meso America anyway. But further north quite likely, nomadic peoples tend to be far more egalitarian than sedentary cultures.
    We have good recordings of the Sarmations from Herodotus and...
  13. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    Demonstrate?
    The definition of "quota" is all the demonstration required.



    It doesn't equal "reverse" racism (what a perverse form of new-speak), it equals racism plain and simple, giving...
  14. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    That white "privilege" is nothing more than a result of affirmative action and racist quota systems.
  15. Re: Britain Owes Reparations for Colonising India: Indian MP

    Africa owes the world reparations for occupying the world with...... what-chya call it...... humans.
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    No, that's the opposite of what I said, legislation must come from ethics, not the other way around.
    There is no ethical reason to object to homosexuality, ergo there is no reason for it to be...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    A Scotsman committing the fallacy of no-true-scotsman. Hilarious.
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    Re: Will fairies be involved? and all that!

    That is a thread about inventing a fairy faction, not discussing a pre-existing faction. Old boy.
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    Re: Total War is being attacked as racist

    Don't worry: the women are coming.
    Well, at least they always say they're coming.....
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    According to nothing.
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    Re: Homophobia (originally Russian Homophobia)

    Uninformed consent is not consent. A child, inherently lacking the required sexual awareness to make an informed conclusion, cannot consent. This is a basic ethical axiom.



    Philosophy is...
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    Parents and doctors, I had the same link as you did.



    The same as everyone.
  23. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    Education is actually helpful, education education education. America trails the developed world in public education. That and reforming the extensive corruption in the judicial/prison system.
    The...
  24. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    I'm saying that over simplification of history to suit narratives that justify identity politics does more harm than good.



    For us as individuals: yes, we're in agreement in most things here,...
  25. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    ....... and force "our" notions of thoughtful-integrity on others, like thought rapists.
    You can have your own obligations if you want, but I won't have them foisted on me, or others similarly...
  26. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    It's not the questions that are objectionable, it is the answers and the implied answers and some of the assertions that preface the questions.
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    Of course they do; and we should behave the way anyone under obligation does.
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    It was this notion of "obligation", the white man's responsibility to spread "civilization" that caused so...
  28. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    Unless you're the God Emperor of Dune; Leto Atreides II, your ancestors have little to nothing to do with you.
  29. Re: Sassanid invasion (v 1.0.0 Available for v 1.2)

    You've got a lot of bad ass looking heavy infantry and cavalry: not much light cavalry and light infantry, even vanilla didn't have enough light infantry and light cav, the light infantry and light...
  30. Re: Marijuana saves lives (yes, you read that correctly)

    Low fat brownies: gay people like brownies too you know.
  31. Re: Marijuana saves lives (yes, you read that correctly)

    Most people don't smoke, but everyone "does" brownies.
  32. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    I don't find it offensive. I even think people who find it offensive are being unduly hypersensitive, or worse: deliberately inciting hatred to fulfill some nefarious socio-political agenda. Like...
  33. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    Contact with reality?
    Offense is always abstract.



    Haha, I can say :wub: all I want. Some :wub: dented my car last night. That is one pale mother :wub:in :wub: over there.
    Reparations?...
  34. Re: Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez kills four Marines in Tennessee

    I always forget to mention this, because to me it's so overwhelmingly obvious and self-evident that I find it difficult to imagine a mind so drastically different, so alien and imcomparable to my own...
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    Yes, but a lot of the hormone treatment is irreversible and that can be obtained by parental consent (and/or coercion), like circumcision or some forms of cosmetic surgery, that's the creepy part.
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  36. Re: Are Traditional Cultures Doomed to be Wiped Out by Globalisation (Westernisation)?

    Generalizations have to be somewhat arbitrary if one wishes to maintain the cornerstone of wit that is brevity.
    I am not Zarathustra, he only vaguely resembles me, as an ape resembles a man.

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  37. Re: Saudi Arabian Teacher Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For Having Sex With Three 17 y.o. Students

    Sometimes I'm stupid.
  38. Re: Saudi Arabian Teacher Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For Having Sex With Three 17 y.o. Students

    It's possible, just quite unlikely.



    It's still possible that she abused him, we can't truly know.



    Yup.
  39. Re: Anywhere men can be barechested, women should be allowed to be topless

    Where I come from women can choose to have any number of penises they wish with only minimal amounts of shaming.
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    It's quite complicated. It involves the rights of parents, something that is difficult to override, as it is with child circumcision, child cosmetic surgeries etc. There's great outcry against these...
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