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by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

Oh well. Keep wanking over the US. Move there then. Who's stopping you? And I will ask you, again, to go ahead and lay out the time-line you are imagining whereby external Western invaders are the cause of the civilizational collapse of the Muslims. Look it up yourself. Am I your mother? Go and liv...
by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

They've had their countries destroyed for what? They didn't blow up their own countries. Unfortunately very few people are well read in Near Eastern and Islamic history either inside or outside the Muslim world. Blaming others and not looking within is a common framing of the failed history of the ...
by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

They've had their countries destroyed for what? They didn't blow up their own countries. Unfortunately very few people are well read in Near Eastern and Islamic history either inside or outside the Muslim world. Blaming others and not looking within is a common framing of the failed history of the ...
by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

The golden age of Islam was around the thirteenth century, with flourishing commerce and trade, sciences, arts, medicine and architecture. No, by that time the Muslim world was in implosion, the Semites and Mediterraneans (Sunni) were in religious war against the Indo-Aryans (Shia) and the Turks an...
by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

I think, though, that poor living conditions have been at the root of fundamentalist Islam's rise. I think it goes like this: miserable people hope that there is "a better life out there somewhere". Along come various religions promising something better. If you are living in painful, squalid condi...
by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

Ok. Here's one for you. The Empire State Building. In my opinion the most beautiful iconic building in the world-- Very happy to see that. I was feeling concerned there may have been cognitive distortion ("discounting the positive", "all or nothing thinking" and so on) undermining objectivity in ou...
by Seleucus
Sun May 21, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

My hope is more on repatriating refugees who acquire values, skills and money while in the West and return home and change their societies. I suspect that hope will last about one generation. For if the first wave of "refugees" (i.e. economic migrants, largely) does not turn their affections homewa...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

The problem, though, is not the fear that Islam will become additionally corrupt -- relative to its own terms, as described in its books and by its teachers -- but that it would become more faithful to the Koran, the Haddiths, the traditions and the Caliphate. We can only wish, for the sake of Musl...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

I said it's had periods of relative stability. For example? I suspect you have not even so much as watched a documentary on the History Channel or read a Wikipedia page on the history of Islamic civilization. Tell me, who is your favorite caliph and why? I wouldn't know how 'radical' islam was in t...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

Evil as an adjective only means 'really really bad'. It's true, so where's the problem? You said yourself it did 'bad things'. So you are allowed to say it? Yes, I agree, bad, like evil, is a label, it isn't objective. We ought to correctly say, 'when I think of such-and-such I feel angry', or 'whe...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

American 'spelling'. Constantly singing the praises of America. Clearly a native English speaker. Uses babble-speak expertly to put even Walker to shame. Recall that we have digressed from your point: The US is to blame for the rise of radical islam To which I replied that Wahhabism began in the ea...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

That hardly makes up for all the evil. It should be charged with crimes against humanity for wasting all that money and opportunity on shit like nuclear weapons. The chance might never come again. Can you think of a more objective way to say what you're wanting to express than using the word "evil"...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

The American majority status quo is as you say, They will tend to be opposites, a dual citizenship American right wing voter will be a leftist in Indonesia, and an Indonesian rightist with dual citizenship will vote for the American left. I understand that to be the case because they each ally with...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

secular sceptic American 'atheists' want to blow people up for not sharing their non-belief? American atheists were doing their share of bomb throwing in the early part of the 1900s; not only in America, but elsewhere too beginning from the 1850s: veritable genocide and massacre of clergy across ea...
by Seleucus
Sat May 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 82675

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

Whatever, it doesn't strike me that Muslims are doing well. For many Muslims, their living conditions have become steadily worse, often catastrophically so. The evidence is in: regressive religious caliphates do not bring prosperity. Islamic nations have a bleak future, exacerbated by the effects o...