Message from BrianBoru in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #politics-free-for-all

2017-11-02 00:21:13 UTC  

And I would argue against the long-term security of an Authoritarian state

2017-11-02 00:24:43 UTC  

I don't understand what religion and national security have to do with eachother, good or bad.

2017-11-02 00:28:44 UTC  

A global caliphate would certainly compromise national security

2017-11-02 00:36:16 UTC  

But the original issue was religion in the United States

2017-11-02 00:38:42 UTC  

No it was a comparison between religion in the US and radical Islam

2017-11-02 00:43:13 UTC  

Soyaman went on to make that comparison to try to reinforce his point, and while I don't agree the two can be compared, I think the original issue still stands that religion in the United States still poses many problems even if they aren't necessarily threats to national security.

2017-11-02 00:44:44 UTC  

I agree with that

2017-11-02 00:44:53 UTC  

I'm no fan of delusion

2017-11-02 00:51:33 UTC  

I conceded the point that it's not a comparison to radical islam.

2017-11-02 00:57:58 UTC  

I know you have, I'm not trying to assign viewpoints to anybody. I'm just going back over what happened and trying to untangle the topics here, since they were getting a bit muddied together.

2017-11-02 01:03:22 UTC  

Religion poisons everything

2017-11-02 01:05:18 UTC  

I agree 100%

2017-11-02 01:06:16 UTC  

Unfortunately religion seems to be symptomatic of a deeper flaw that is faith

2017-11-02 01:51:12 UTC  

i think religion is a symptom of humans natural tribal desire for heirarchy combined with the best explanation of the universe a bunch of stone age people could create, thats been perpetuated throughout history by the mutually beneficial relationship between religion and state

2017-11-02 01:51:54 UTC  

I guess I mean mostly in its current embodiment

2017-11-02 01:52:00 UTC  

there literally wasn't anything close to a better explanation available, there are probably more atheists alive now than in the rest of human history

2017-11-02 01:52:12 UTC  

Once the statist and scientific aspects have been replaced

2017-11-02 01:52:29 UTC  

its an empty hull of blind faith and god of the gaps arguments

2017-11-02 01:52:34 UTC  

There are still foundations of wishful thinking, i.e. afterlife

2017-11-02 01:54:35 UTC  

creationist arguments after you boil off the long dead bullshit you're just left with "look how pretty the sunrise is" etc and misuse of the words "chance" and "theory"

2017-11-02 01:55:29 UTC  

Masturbating to their own awe

2017-11-02 01:56:35 UTC  

i had an interesting chat with an ex-atheist catholic traditionalist on poldare and basically all his arguments were based on a fundamental denial of objective truth in favor of his feels

2017-11-02 01:56:59 UTC  

much along the same ideological lines of early fascism, unironic feels before reals

2017-11-02 01:58:42 UTC  

A tenuous comparison imo, but devaluing logic and reason is contrary to any productive system of thought

2017-11-02 01:59:24 UTC  

his justification was decidedly vague shit like "experiences i couldnt explain" etc

2017-11-02 02:00:19 UTC  


2017-11-02 02:00:26 UTC  

God loves those gaps

2017-11-02 05:03:05 UTC  

They had some pretty good prop

2017-11-02 05:04:27 UTC  

some gr8 b8 m8

2017-11-02 05:05:06 UTC  


2017-11-02 15:08:29 UTC  

tax policy highlights its a good start but the need is to take a swing at the corperate tax rate

2017-11-03 12:12:39 UTC  

There's a certain irony behind Trump being ridiculed for being so egotistical when so many Dems are willing to throw their own party under the bus for a few extra minutes of fame

2017-11-03 12:13:20 UTC  

Hillary's entire book (and refusal to *go away and let the Dems regroup*), Donna's "it wasn't *my* fault!" expose` and so on and so on

2017-11-03 12:15:03 UTC  

Let them the sooner they go away the better

2017-11-03 12:55:51 UTC  

they won't.

2017-11-03 12:56:40 UTC  

Hillary will carry on doing her thing whilst the rest of the party will maneuver to position themselves behind the next frontrunner

2017-11-03 12:57:05 UTC  

In which case Donna's article makes sense if she's trying to get back in the good graces of the Berniebros