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by Immanuel Can
Sat May 27, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 57
Views: 326

Re:

henry quirk wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 5:22 pm
...most of the folks here will not use a gun to defend or feed themselves...
Pleased to be an exception. :D If it wasn't scared and running at some point, it ain't dinner. Vegetables are just decoration.
by Immanuel Can
Sat May 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

It'll probably come up again, right after the next homicidal Muslim kills a bunch of innocents. In other words, talk to you tomorrow or the next day. My sincere apologies. It wasn't even one day. I presume you've been hearing or reading about events in Egypt? Whom do you blame there? Was it the Qua...
by Immanuel Can
Sat May 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 759
Views: 9842

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

I accuse you of backward-looking, age-of-faith, medieval version of Christianity , and I referred in particular to your support of miracles. Why would you "accuse" anybody of anything here? :shock: That seems rather entitled, doesn't it? Is this your personal court? Did Rick or somebody suddenly ap...
by Immanuel Can
Sat May 27, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Then you came in, to say...I'm not sure what. I'm simply pointing out that fundamentalist Islam is intrinsically murderous. With Islam, it's only the liberals and Westernized ones that are any degree of safe, and the majority supports Sharia. But these are facts that are very easy to verify. You ri...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 759
Views: 9842

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Resurrections were common all...doesn't transcend beyond a footnote in Jewish history. You've not dealt with any of the historical evidence I listed earlier, but I'm not surprised. You're just recycling the old canards. ...history will eventually defeat it which was already clear to someone as insi...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

And again I say you are avoiding the issue. I would think I was not. I would rather say I don't know what issue you're trying to make clear... It seems the bomber was somewhat weak minded Once, that excuse is plausible. Twice, it's an interesting coincidence. Three times, it needs a proper explaini...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Are you seriously suggesting you can't tell the difference between a suicide bomber and someone who, say, dives into a frozen river to save a drowning child? Oh, come now! :roll: We both know that you do not think that I was. I THOUGHT I did. Now I'm not so sure. Because you say below... The key po...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Even Christians, who are against suicide as an act of despair, declare ' There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends' ... Are you seriously suggesting you can't tell the difference between a suicide bomber and someone who, say, dives into a frozen river to save a drowning...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

What do we learn? To recognize a lie in the narrative that says Democrats are the part of minorities, and Republicans are a racist party. By looking at the history, I could learn that the USA as a whole was founded by slave owners who saw nothing wrong with the institution of slavery. Does that kno...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

The news media has an obligation to report events that connect the now to the narrative of history. The problem with that is that their "narrative of history" is absurd and ideologically blinded. It goes something like this: "At first, humankind was primitive. People were conservatives, traditional...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Funny spelling error - I'll blame the GA for that. Yep. It happens. ...the issue is much more fundamental to human nature and humanity's journey... Consider this report about the neo-Nazi who then claimed to be an Islamic terrorist https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/25/neo-nazi-isla...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

What would be the point of remembering? That both George Wallace and Barack Obama both ran as Democrats would give you no insight into the politics of either of them. Oh, I disagree. I think you learn a very great deal by staying alert to the history there. But see if you agree: https://www.youtube...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 759
Views: 9842

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It's not magic to interpret what someone implies. By email? :D You think that's even reasonable to expect? You shouldn't. You're bound to end up disappointed. As I say, you'll get more of what you want if you ask for it. If you just "imply" it, it'll be hit-or-miss at most. And by email, or on a bo...
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 759
Views: 9842

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

thedoc wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 2:20 pm
At the time this song was popular and I took it to heart.
Well, that's good. At least it wasn't "You're So Vain." :wink:
by Immanuel Can
Fri May 26, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 261
Views: 2320

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Fundamentalist Islam is akin to a dying beast thrashing in its death throws. "Throes"? Perhaps. I would wish so, for sure. When an ideology gets to the point of marginalizing and brutalizing half of its own population, and blowing up its young men, it's pretty moribund. It's pretty clear Islam has ...