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Recent content by Hadoblado

  1. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    Okay, but I don't see how this leads back to your prior claims. It seems to me like whenever your positions are probed you change the scope or subject. While you are returning to Marx in a fashion from the initial thread, this seems incidental and without initial or current demonstrated...
  2. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    I believe in spiritualism as you have defined it there (or rather, I don't have a positive belief these things don't exist), but I would not consider what you have described as spiritual, and would not describe myself as spiritual. I suspect we're about to get into semantics so I'll summarise...
  3. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    It's still unclear to me because if I take you at face value of what you're saying, you are assuming a contentious and unsubstantiated premise I've already rejected. Christian schools exist. Religious indoctrination exists. Religious holidays exist. Religion is discussed in academia. Religion...
  4. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    I'm not sure I accept what you're saying, but I'm also not sure how this distinction progresses the argument. My claim is that you are treating it like a dichotomy in the way you are categorising influences. Not that I think it's a dichotomy. You are the one that is implying that anything that...
  5. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    Okay. Can I then point you to the rest of the post you originally quoted from in which I address this point? You have come up with a false dichotomy in which everything is either with you or against you. Either a teaching pushes religion or it is pro-atheism. You have recoded an absence of...
  6. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    No thanks. I want you to actually say what you mean because right now you're asking me to put words in your mouth. Why is what I said wrong?
  7. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    Strong disagree. At no point in any of my classes did anyone ever tell me there is no god. On the other hand, there were classes specifically designed to bring people to the conclusion that there is a god. There are no atheist schools, but there are plenty of religious schools. I work at two...
  8. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    I think this is wrong and that you're tripping over yourself in how wrong you are. Do you believe atheism is something that is default (and thus even a rock or newborn can have it) or is it something that is wrapped up in some sort of secular indoctrination? Is it a particular flavour of being...
  9. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    Yeah, but in the absence of religious answers, there is a comparative void of meaning. It's going to be filled with something. These philosophies seem to embody the general approach one might take to finding meaning in their life once they've already rejected religious or spiritual answers. I...
  10. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    You guys are being dum "theism requires more thought than atheism, which is a default setting" I feel like this ignores literally entire lifetimes of context. If you are indoctrinated into one or the other, then I feel like that's what is going to determine what takes more thought. I started...
  11. Hadoblado

    The Problem with Progressives

    I take issue with your initial gay parade example. If it's a gay parade and someone flies a straight pride flag, are they trying to be included or are they protesting gay pride? If it's a BLM protest and someone yells "all lives matter", are they speaking on behalf of the 'all' who they feel...
  12. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    I wasn't brought up in catholic upbringing, but I made a concerted effort to explore the beliefs as a young teen. Funnily enough, this was an act of rebellion against the anti-religious but pro pseudoscience views of my parents, who I felt were selective in their dismissal of religion while...
  13. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    okay magneto :clown: I know that the chances of any minds being changed are not very high. His take on the razor is novel to me, and he seems more familiar with it than I am. I was just following a curiosity. Also, I felt like 1step actually scored points on the rock/baby claim despite...
  14. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    I feel like with this one you're deciding how other people think for them? I can tell you firsthand that Occam's razor and the complexity of religious beliefs is a part of how I've reached my atheistic world view. When I started thinking about these things as a kid I started by assuming...
  15. Hadoblado

    Atheism [thread split Does communism suck ?]

    You're right I don't know anything about Occam or the origins of the razor. I wasn't claiming the razor as something originating from atheism. Rather, I was saying that atheism is bolstered by the razor. I'll take your word on faith>knowledge but don't understand why you're saying it. Do you...
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