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by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Cultures are not monolithic, they are not expressions of some essential truth. The word 'culture' is a shorthand, and a problematic one at that, for incredibly broad and diverse social groupings and regions. There is no 'true nature of Islam'. There are texts, and traditions, and they are continual...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Incorrect. A person should be punished for, firstly, acting in an incredibly unprofessional and deliberately insulting manner while on duty. A person should, secondly, be punished for vandalising another person's property. Indeed, but the only relevant issue here to my mind is whether that punishme...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Im probably fighting a losing battle here. Multiculturalism is pretty much a religion as well. Most people refuse to see the true nature of islam no matter how blatant it becomes. Even after the islamists pinned a note to Theo Van Goghs dead body with a dagger, the multiculturalists in Holland stil...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

I dont believe those definitions are correct. Since when does a phobia mean "hatred"? Since multiculturalists decided to edit wiktionary, thats when. Hobbes: would you have the same criticisms regarding the word 'homophobia'? Also, "those multiculturalists"? Really, now. Please engage with the argu...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Abortion, my thoughts on
Replies: 108
Views: 35269

Re: Abortion, my thoughts on

Pants: Please explain why my contention is a 'strawman's fallacy' in detail. You said: So you feel that a woman, by virtue of having a uterus and ovaries, necessarily has the 'special duty' of giving up her right to bodily integrity if you feel that she should? I never said it. If I feel that I sho...
by pantsheadmagee
Tue May 26, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Abortion, my thoughts on
Replies: 108
Views: 35269

Re: Abortion, my thoughts on

Also, if you distrust women with their own bodies, precisely what do you think women can be trusted with? I think you'll be lucky to get "the washing-up". Which I guess means that the dishwasher absolves me of the responsibility for making any decisions at all! Well, I'd best go, you know, powder m...
by pantsheadmagee
Mon May 25, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Abortion, my thoughts on
Replies: 108
Views: 35269

Re: Abortion, my thoughts on

A Police or a fireman have some special duties because they accepted to take risks. Indeed they do. I'm not sure what the relevance of this point is. I do believe that the point being made is that if a woman is brazen enough to have sex with a man, she should suck it up and deal with becoming a mot...
by pantsheadmagee
Mon May 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Abortion, my thoughts on
Replies: 108
Views: 35269

Re: Abortion, my thoughts on

Pants: So you feel that a woman, by virtue of having a uterus and ovaries, necessarily has the 'special duty' of giving up her right to bodily integrity if you feel that she should? Strawman`s fallacy. :mrgreen: The correct idea is: A woman and a man, both have parental duties toward their offsprin...
by pantsheadmagee
Mon May 25, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

Incorrect. A person should be punished for, firstly, acting in an incredibly unprofessional and deliberately insulting manner while on duty. A person should, secondly, be punished for vandalising another person's property. Indeed, but the only relevant issue here to my mind is whether that punishme...
by pantsheadmagee
Mon May 25, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15708

Re: Riots in Greece

They're looking for the police officer involved to be sanctioned. That seems a reasonable enough demand to me. Are you kidding? Youre proposing that a person be punished for offending someones religion! Thats not much different from making blasphemy a criminal offence. Incorrect. A person should be...