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by Seleucus
Fri May 12, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

You come across as full of crap. I need respect. I'm not going to reply to someone who quotes eighteen-hundred words of text and makes an insulting one-liner. I've had the decency to use "I statements" throughout this discussion and I expect the same to be reciprocated. In answer to what I believe ...
by Seleucus
Fri May 12, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

Would you care to put a number to how many of the 53 countries that have a Muslim population of 50+% are calling for a Caliphate? What we do have good research data on is the number of Muslims in First World countries like the UK and Canada who support Sharia law, who believe suicide bombing is jus...
by Seleucus
Thu May 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

Although to be fair you haven't actually said that you live in a country where being openly 'atheist' is illegal. I live in a country where atheism is illegal. My documents say I am a Muslim. Alcohol is not banned at the national level but many cities and regions do ban it, thankfully last year I m...
by Seleucus
Thu May 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

Naziism is about the supremacy of an Aryan race which seeks to either cleanse and eradicate, or enslave, those of other races. The order goes like this: Muslims Christians Jews Other "people of the book" Other monotheists (Druze, Baha'i, etc) Pagans (Hindus) and animists. Heretics (Shia, Amadiya, K...
by Seleucus
Thu May 11, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

I suppose you have to weigh up what you have to gain against what you have to lose. Is it worth the risk? ... I would still be reluctant to encourage you to put yourself in danger though. In response to your initial question, I would suggest that it depends ... worth hazarding exposure and possible...
by Seleucus
Wed May 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

That's what happens when you don't have free speech. Banning freedom of speech is just as bad as freedom of speech allowing the kind of rhetoric that promotes hate speech, or proliferation of lies. My take on this debate is something like this... When you live in the West, you think critically abou...
by Seleucus
Wed May 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?

Regarding 'race', ... 'races' ... 'races'. ... racist, ... ideas around 'race'. I'm not convinced that a digression into the issue of race is going to contribute to the topic of national language policy or the relationship between strong Whorfianism and critical theory, which this discussion is aim...
by Seleucus
Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

I would love to know how they police 'atheism'. Are they mind-readers? I won't discuss the details of the law or cases too closely since that will be personally identifying. In three recent cases I know some details of, one man had posted on a popular social media site something along the line of "...
by Seleucus
Wed May 10, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Re: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal

This might be easier to answer if we know which country you are in. Definitely revealing personal information online would be a very bad idea as it could leave me open to cyber stalking and vigilantism or being reported to the authorities. Are you planning to criticise Islam, directly, by attacking...
by Seleucus
Wed May 10, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?

So I do not think we can make this 'grid'. Nobody occupies a fixed place, our cultural identity is quite nuanced and nor do all our cultural views have an equal importance to us. You can evaluate the Inglehart–Welzel cultural map for yourself. It is a psychometric similar to Geert Hofstede's. It di...
by Seleucus
Tue May 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?

Skip wrote:Bigotry in any form is offensive. Ignorant bigotry advocating a hierarchy of cultures is odious.
Aryan bigotry posing as scholarship is abhorrent.
I'm way beyond offended - i'm gone...
But not because you say so. You don't have that authority.
Got it. Your offended and you've left the discussion.
by Seleucus
Tue May 09, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and
Replies: 42
Views: 6273

Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and

Not sure if this thread should go in the religion index or here? Should I discuss atheism and religion on an online philosophy forum if I live in a country where atheism is illegal and criticism of religion, particularly Islam is severely punished?
by Seleucus
Tue May 09, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?

I happen to have first-hand immigrant experience and tried to share some of what i noticed, but that isn't what you're interested in. I'm not quite sure what your interest is, and don't know any of the scholars to whom you refer; I mostly don't know what you're talking about, but the more you do, t...
by Seleucus
Tue May 09, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?

in a century, the much expanded English speaking World will not hold Anglo-American values... Of course not! Most of the population USA today don't hold British values Actually they do hold very similar values as Inglehart and Welzel demonstrate. I have no idea what nation-building is. Paul James u...
by Seleucus
Mon May 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: Language culture separable? Connection to critical theory?

...I'm taking the position that the importance of language to nation building is overrated. then while it isn't clear who is rating it, or how much, you may have a point. This is probably the first and most important point to address since the dominant narrative is that culture and language influen...