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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    It doesn't matter how many words you randomly cobble together in the vain and ego driven pursuit of making your faith out to be something "special", like a retarded snow-flake: Faith = Faith. The...
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    Poll: Re: Capital Punishment/Death sentence

    Precisely true.
    But as you will see I made accommodations for this truth, in the second part of the post you quoted. I chose the word not so much for its descriptive qualities but for its...
  3. Re: Warhammer 40'000 Inquisitor - Martyr - New RPG preview

    Okay.
    I'd like to hear from an RPG expert as to what he/she thinks about this.
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    Poll: Re: Capital Punishment/Death sentence

    Very true.
    To add to this: When the highest level of the Justice System asserts on its exalted authority that killing "wrong-doers" is a form of justice, killing becomes a justified form of...
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    Re: Best English-language poems?

    An Irish airman foresees his Death. William Butler Yeats.
    I know that I shall meet my fate,
    Somewhere among the clouds above;
    Those that I fight I do not hate,
    Those that I guard I do not love;...
  6. Re: Japanese emperor expresses remorse over WW2 for the first time

    No no, I got it. I felt you were being excessively preachy, so I responded in kind. I'm pretty sure you're not racist and I'm pretty sure you're sure that I'm not racist, so it's all fine.
    It's...
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    Poll: Re: Capital Punishment/Death sentence

    You claimed killing people for vengeance is "right", I simply claimed what is right back at you.



    Not at all, very much the opposite. You were claiming that sadistic European brute nations had...
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    Poll: Re: Capital Punishment/Death sentence

    The same authority as yours: Opinion.
    I never claimed it was something else, but obviously my opinion is superior to yours.


    Of course, Aztecs produced marvelous works of architecture, art and...
  9. Re: Japanese emperor expresses remorse over WW2 for the first time

    Holy crap that's racist. Even as a joke, that's going too far.



    A turn initiated by you.
  10. Re: So I assume the game is based on End Times rule?

    It's at least 20 years before the end times.
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    The longer I live in Japan and the more I learn about Japanese culture the more inclined I am to think of them as sexual deviants, or at least their culture is sexually deviant in the eyes of a...
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    Poll: Re: Capital Punishment/Death sentence

    Vengeance is not a substitute for justice.
    We no longer hang people because we aren't savages. Leave that barbarism to Middle Eastern terrorists and despotic authoritarian regimes.



    Sweden has...
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    Re: North Korea Threatens to Invade South Korea

    The truth is still the truth. It doesn't matter what the North Korean propaganda machine says: it was deliberately, openly and unashamedly designed to provide false information for the benefit of the...
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    Re: How to have a perfect life

    My thoughts are that that is nihilistic, that is a pathetic form of suicide, it is fleeing from one's life, it is in a sense highly cowardly.
  15. Re: The most despicable line of work that is actually legal?

    Nobody has mentioned executioners yet? What the :wub:?
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Popularity is not a determiner of truth.



    Claims of magic and superstitious nonsense proves nothing.
    Hundreds of thousands have claimed to have been visited by aliens, millions claim to have...
  17. Re: The most despicable line of work that is actually legal?

    Any job that isn't some kind of artist. Also artists who work for advertising companies. When I become the dictator of The Holy United Empire of Terra they will be the first ones fed to my shark/lion...
  18. Re: Religions are fairy tales for adults. Should we encourage them to grow up?

    Stop being well mannered and reasonable Iskar, you're shattering all of our stereotypes about theists.
    Stop breaking our toys.
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    I do not.



    I prefer Pontius Pilate, at least he didn't preach and spread hatred, he washed his hands of the actions of others.



    I have no evidence that Harry Potter was fabricated, or...
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    Re: On why christianity has declined in the west

    Most of what is written is demonstrable falsehood. Citing it as "evidence" for your position proves you have no idea what constitutes evidence, never mind something approaching a compelling argument....
  21. Re: Could the A-bombs have been dropped in unpopulated areas for the same effect?

    Traditional Japanese culture is precisely ideal for communism, as is any culture influenced by Confucius. It was a risk noticed by Western commentators almost immediately after the Meiji Restoration,...
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    Re: Help a noob undestand about warhammer

    Ah yes. That is complicated and really simple at the same time.
    The tribes of the North are constantly fighting among themselves for the amusement and for the honor of their Gods, as you said, an...
  23. Re: Could the A-bombs have been dropped in unpopulated areas for the same effect?

    The sudden death toll had to be high and the level of shock caused had to be high to have the desired effect. The mere destructive capability of the A-bombs paled when compared to fire-bombing, the...
  24. Re: Religions are fairy tales for adults. Should we encourage them to grow up?

    Obviously yes.



    No, then they'd cease to be religions, they'd be secular philosophies with colorful histories.



    That is the same thing. To make religious people morally responsible and...
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    Re: Future lord of the rings mod for warhammer

    Perfectly applicable in narrative driven literature.
    A video-game based on visceral action, strategy and tactics: nothing could be less applicable.



    If you can't look past your own vain...
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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...
  28. 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.
  30. 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...
  32. 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.
  36. 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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  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. Re: Social Justice 101: Power Privilege and Oppression

    That white "privilege" is nothing more than a result of affirmative action and racist quota systems.
  40. 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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