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Truthiswonder's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Truthiswonder

He was an inspiraton to us all... He showed us that we have to stand up for ourselves, our voice saves others, even the small. He carried his illness with pride and wouldn't lose himself in the progress. He was a great man and nothing less.

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:56:49 UTC | #899637

Go to: Ridicule Corner?

Truthiswonder's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Truthiswonder

Thanks Biame, this is what I meant to say in my comment as well(the second note). I don't want atheism to become something revolving around hate and ridiculing. Of course we can ridicule if we want, but it shouldn't be with a goal because you won't reach that goal by doing this. I'ld like to think we're above that, we reason. And if we laugh it should be for our own entertainment.

Could be we are taking this to seriously though, maybe the topic is started by Richard just for entertainment amongst ourselves. However it isn't that clear?

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:46:57 UTC | #536123

Go to: Ridicule Corner?

Truthiswonder's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Truthiswonder

So are you looking for something like this?

One of the commandments says "respect your parents". This seems right, but a believer will soon adhere this sentence as 100 % true and that it must be followed at all times.

So whenever a girl is abused by her dad (mentally of physically) she might be afraid to stand to up to him or tell anybody about it, because she "must respect her parents". It is to ridiculous for words, there are grey areas, not everything is black and white. The commandments however, are stated black and white...

On a second note, I don't really believe this is the best way of handling the believers. Don't you think that ridiculing their belief system will get them even more in "defense mode". I'ld rather make someone's eyes go open by reasoning with them instead of ridiculing them, often the latter isn't very effective. Thoughts?

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 08:28:34 UTC | #536113

Go to: Justice Stephen Breyer: Is Burning Koran 'Shouting Fire In A Crowded Theater?'

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Biame, great post. Couldn't agree more.

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:32:33 UTC | #519800

Go to: Justice Stephen Breyer: Is Burning Koran 'Shouting Fire In A Crowded Theater?'

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I understand what you all are saying, but I can't quite wrap my head around the fact that nobody looks at this in a utilitarian way.

Let's look at it rationally: When we burn the Koran we acknowledge our freedom of speech but retaliations will follow. I don't believe in the "we have to stand up for our rights so they'll stop demanding things from us". Do you really think it will ever stop by doing these actions? If so, how many books do we need to burn in order for them to change their minds? Or how many other actions of disrespect will open their eyes?

These questions could seem completely plausible if it weren't for the fact that the answers to them are "None". They are so wrapped up in their faith that doing these things isn't enough to open their eyes. If you look at it rationally, and yes it may seem pessimistic, you have to acknowledge the fact that it won't have any use, it will only spur more violence, more retaliations, more of "us against them" thoughts (these are very important), and so on. I for one don't believe it will make them tolerate more from us, I even think they will tolerate less. If you go for this approach, we will have to be going further and start a war. You will have to "crush them and their faith", sort of speak. Is this a necessary outcome? Maybe, but I hope not.

So is not burning the Koran preferable? I would say yes, as it is the lesser of two evils when looking at the outcomes.

As an atheist, I too hate that you can disrespect anything except for faith. There must be a way to stop this nonsense, or at least I hope there is. However this is not the way, because the consequences will be the opposite of what we want to achieve. What is the right way? I don't know, I hope in the near future somebody will...

Updated: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:42:36 UTC | #519649

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