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by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Poor, uneducated yank moron. I will leave you to your cluelessness. Emanual is no Yank - in fact he - like you goes out of his way to state he is not an American (like it is a shame to be one - i of course am a yank). He refuses to state his nationality, but all clues point to Canadian, which if i ...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

I don't think they are at all. I can't imagine where you got that idea. then provide a works in the canon that addresses this. Genesis obviously does. It tells us what animals were created for. ok tell me more. However, there's no reason to fault any belief system for putting mankind on a different...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

BTW, forgot to add one (the only - only one i know of) of the theological differences bet Shia and Sunni is via the Endtimes. Shia believe that when the Endtimes (apocalypse) happens, the 12th Imam will be there - i.e. the 12th generation ancestor of Mohammed - and so the whole "13th imam living in ...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Would I be correct in thinking that the Shia faith is more sympathetic to Sufism than that of the Sunnis? They seem to be, so far as the NYT and other sources say. I can't say I have ever met a Sufi, let alone asked a Shiite about their views on them, so I can't speak personally about that. All I c...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Would I be correct in thinking that the Shia faith is more sympathetic to Sufism than that of the Sunnis? no, the Sunnis in Afghanistan at the time invaded Pakistan and India via the mogals 600 yrs ago, and soon after some of them became Sunni Sufis. Shia (Iran) never invaded india and so never enc...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

I think this is all very true. I'd like to add that some families, neighbourhoods, and ethnic groups encourage emotionality while others encourage keeping emotions well hidden from view. Yes, that's true. Now, in Islam, there are various sects -- though Islam prefers us all to think there is only o...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Many Pentecostals do seem quite happy, in fact. I was merely suggesting that the erratic up-and-down emotionalism involved in it seems to suit up-and-down emotional people. And maybe he has quite good reasons to be feeling down now. I would not expect they were caused by his belief, but by somethin...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Then why is it that when people lose their early brainwashing and realise that there is no such thing as fairies, they always seem much happier, more rounded, and far more interested and interesting than they were before? because brainwashing is bad - my parents were Atheists (but the silent type) ...
by gaffo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Does the positive side of tribalism/racism outshine the negative side?
Replies: 47
Views: 605

Re: Does the positive side of tribalism/racism outshine the negative side?

A racist ideology would be MORE LIKELY to allow a black person to convert: utter nonesense - if you wish to talk about Wabbism, fine, but its not racist, unlike Nazism. and yes there is too much hate from them WRt to Jews, but its not due to the Jews being so via their Blood, but because of 1948 an...
by gaffo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

got a laugh out of the image of a lamb offering a man for his/her sins. I never said anything like that. If a lamb brought a man to God, then sacrifices would have ceased, after the first one. to my mind you did, and thus my laugh over the imagery. Amimals nature - no souls? - is a weak point of yo...
by gaffo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 225
Views: 1548

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

I certainly agree that arguing to "score points" is...well, pointless. What usually happens is that two people get nasty with each other, and only succeed in convincing both each other and anyone who is watching that they're adolescent. So yes, it's refreshing and pleasant to talk with you, since t...
by gaffo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is "worldly wisdom" according to God?
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: What is "worldly wisdom" according to God?

Well done gaffo! ????????? ok, well done for what? - for knowing that there are at least 80 books in the "bible" spanning a 1000 yrs, and if one has an honest perspective can pick the worthy from the unworthy - not per their theology, but per their "spirit"/theme - Leviticus is evil - the worst par...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: earned citizenship
Replies: 52
Views: 369

Re: earned citizenship

One of the state's central duties is to ensure only those who are sufficiently prepared are allowed to participate in society in ways that significantly effect others. That means business owners and maids just as much as public servants. All citizens must understand the civic process, how to procee...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is "worldly wisdom" according to God?
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: What is "worldly wisdom" according to God?

1 Corinthians 3: 19 stated : For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” first off "God" did not say this. Saul did. Saul was a proto-gnostic, like John. thier view was that Satan rule this world, and so anyone that was of ...
by gaffo
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is there a boundary on our free will?
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: Is there a boundary on our free will?

yes, freewill is an illusion. Really? yep. pride is one of the 7 btw. Now if you would have said we have a free will that is limited by nature and physics, I would have given you a passing grade instead of this, --- fail. Regards DL ok, regards, thats your take, note the one of seven.