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  1. Re: At what point would you report someone you met on the internet to the police?

    It's not specific to Nazi rhetoric but that precedent has been used numerous times to arrest Neo Nazi's and to prevent Neo Nazi demonstrations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauharnais_v._Illinois...
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    Re: Jesus and Muhammad

    Stalin actually opposed the extremest atheist factions publicly so that's strange. While he did think the right approach of letting religion die on it's own was ineffective he thought that...
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    Re: Jesus and Muhammad

    Right they did what in the name of atheism? I can't think of really anything. What Russia did was in the name of nationality and fascism and of course the Russian orthodox church was largely left...
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    Re: Politcally correct gone too far?

    :laughter:

    It's rather easy to defend that position and there's a reason why the US government also refers to so called 'illegal immigrants' as undocumented.
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  5. Re: At what point would you report someone you met on the internet to the police?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaplinsky_v._New_Hampshire
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    Re: Jesus and Muhammad

    No one is assaulting this perspective, what they might assault is that christians don't do this. In fact they seem to do it more than their counterparts with islam coming in as a close second. For a...
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    Seems like you can't prove your position so you've decided to retreat. Sad. Fallacies are the forever the shield of the fool, hiding from them from the reality of the world. You would do well not to...
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    Rau,

    Second, just to reiterate what other posters have told you but you've failed to comprehend Muhammad was not a poor person. His parents did die or left him from an early age but he was adopted...
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    Re: Origin of Homophobia & prejudice

    First off you're using T values not Z values. You should be calculating with Z scores not T scores, the reason for this is that Z scores are used when the population mean, standard deviation and the...
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    Haskalah is a secular movement within the ethnic jews, it is not a religious movement.
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    Re: Jesus and Muhammad

    How do you figure?
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    Re: Jesus and Muhammad

    ?

    Jesus was not the messiah from a Jewish perspective.
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    Re: Elfdude's Guide to Evolution

    You might want to pick up a book on Mendelian genetics while you're there.
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    :laughter:

    See the burden of proof is on you because you're the one making spurious claims. Go ahead and demonstrate that communism is a religion using credible evidence. Or you can keep making...
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    Re: Where will science lead humanity?

    :laughter:

    This is terribly wrong. Total war hasn't been waged in over a hundred years, I would suggest it hasn't been waged for almost a thousand. In the crusades many thousands of times more...
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    Re: Elfdude's Guide to Evolution

    Clearly you don't know how to use this word either. Shame on you papay.
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    So then they're no longer religious they're merely ideological jews and even that is in question given that the ideology of the jewish religion extends from that being unless they strike that down...
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    An orthopraxic religion is not an organized religion and thus would not be typically what we're referring to. This is exactly what religion means, you're welcome to assert your own definition but the...
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    Re: Where will science lead humanity?

    Naw the OP is continuing his regular crusade against science.

    Truth be told, the only way for us to move into the future is if more people start relying upon sound and valid logical systems to...
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    Re: Where will science lead humanity?

    Fear mongering.



    Resources are sustainable, some resources which currently aren't sustainable may not be replaceable. For example the invention of florescent and LED lights was driven partially...
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    This is not true, a religion is a organized system of belief with a dogmatic interpretation and application that appeals to the existence of supernatural entities to justify that. For example, in...
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    Re: Elfdude's Guide to Evolution

    A hypothesis has constructive and predictive validity as well as soundness of argument. A hypothesis confirmed many times becomes theory. There's a big difference between a hypothesis and a religious...
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    Re: So What Is a Christian anyway?

    How do you know I offend god? That's right, you're interpreting scriptures. You don't know god's mind any more than I do, you merely pretend that you do. Interestingly in the most hypocritical...
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    Re: God is a Narcissist

    While I agree with you that the god painted in the bible is certainly a narcissist and the one painted in the quran is capricious beyond all recognition, I can't say I follow your logic.
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    Re: Jesus and Muhammad

    It's simple, they believe that he was a charlatan. Why don't germans celebrate the most (in)famous german ever?

    Your logic is utterly flawed.

    The simple fact of the matter is that neither...
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    Re: So What Is a Christian anyway?

    Ugh, christians who don't know their own bible are infuriating.

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    Luke 6:37

    “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be...
  27. Re: At what point would you report someone you met on the internet to the police?

    Yes, I'm saying we should ban Nazi/Neo-Nazi rhetoric because it actively silences the minority opinion. You can still be a neo-nazi, you just can't organize on it. This is how it is already largely,...
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    Re: So What Is a Christian anyway?

    :laughter:

    By judging me Basics you have tied your fate to mine. It is now your duty to make sure I adhere to the word of god or you will be doomed to hell with me. Have a nice day!
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    Re: Banned Christmas? (or similar)

    Hey guys, if the majority thinks a certain way the minorities should just shut up and take it.

    Woe be it to those who are minorities.

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    I challenge you to think for a moment just how a...
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    Re: So What Is a Christian anyway?

    A group of highly deluded people (or moderately deluded people) who believe (or pretend to believe) in an imaginary being that they pay praise and homage to in a variety of ways. This imaginary...
  31. Re: At what point would you report someone you met on the internet to the police?

    This is a hard question. Honestly if there was a way to do it and you could be sure that a record was kept I would say always in the case of a suspected felony. The problem enters in that I don't...
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    Re: This story makes my brain explode

    It should be noted that this is the extent of the criminal case against her. Gross misconduct is not really something you get a big punishment for even if you directly impacted thousands, at least...
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    Re: Origin of Homophobia & prejudice

    Since it seems the community at twcenter isn't used to reading journal articles let's go through this slow. Hopefully this will serve as a guide for those who are attempting to counter your flawed...
  34. Re: Is God truely an evil being... I think so Prove me wrong

    Well a cubit = 45.72 cm using the english system of measurement, it's important to note that the french imperial system of measurement despite being based on the same concept (barley corn and poppy...
  35. Thread: One Giant Leap

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    Poll: Re: One Giant Leap

    I didn't say it was, I said both a moral statement and a statement about killing someone is about efficacy and in terms of efficacy (accomplishing a goal) an ought can always be derived from an is....
  36. Thread: One Giant Leap

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    Poll: Re: One Giant Leap

    Efficacy actually. A moral ought would also be about efficacy however. The desired goal instead of killing however would be to do what is right. Assuming one rigorously defines what right is then an...
  37. Thread: One Giant Leap

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    Poll: Re: One Giant Leap

    Agreed.



    The assassin is poisoning his target
    His target survives.
    The assassin ought to use more poison.

    I do not agree that moral propositions cannot be deduced from non moral premises.
  38. Re: Is God truely an evil being... I think so Prove me wrong

    The fact that they are truth claims does not enter into it they are negative positions i.e. the status quo. You are attempting to shoehorn a negative into a positive. Good luck but it doesn't work...
  39. Thread: One Giant Leap

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    Poll: Re: One Giant Leap

    I agree with Sutekh on this case. The is ought gap doesn't exist. The two are mutually exclusive beliefs.
  40. Re: Is God truely an evil being... I think so Prove me wrong

    I'm sorry but atheism is not a positive truth claim. Claiming god does not exist is inseprable from the lack of belief. Again asserting a negative is the same as asserting nothing, i.e. the status...
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