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  1. This is what I always thought when I was young. If there's an eternal life waiting for those who are saved, why lead a life here that resembles a secular one in any way? There ought to be no tolerance for such depravity. Every moment should be dedicated to god. The only explanation is, deep down they don't really believe it. You'd probably have to look in a monastery to find real believers.
  2. Believers do have a rational reason in wanting to preserve their social circles. We are political animals and well adapted to it. If we need to, we have the ability to ignore even fairly obvious contradictions and practice doublethink as far as developing a Stockholm syndrome. Religion can easily be influential enough to sever familial ties. It is only rational to praise whatever idol you must to avoid losing people you depend on. If living such a lie would be too difficult to consciously juggle (or otherwise threatens your sanity), truly believing the lie becomes the rational choice, if you have the ability to do so. When you look at it like that, to choose the secular way of living even over preserving your familiar ties perhaps truly requires some kind of pridefulness, hedonism or black-heartedness. One could give up their lust, swallow their pride and beg for Jesus to enter their heart, and perhaps if they truly, earnestly did that, their natural ability to develop a Stocholm syndrome or something similar would help them along.
  3. When you limit speech, it will cause unexpected consequences. Consider the following story: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-15/teenage-boy-was-given-estrogen-developed-breast-tissue-while-in-l-a-county-juvenile-hall-lawsuit-alleges In summary, a doctor prescribed estrogen to some incarcerated 16-year-old boy who probably didn't even realize what it would do to him. Now, hear me out. It's possible that other professionals working with the boy had some idea of what was going on. Normally, there would be a good chance that they could intervene and ask questions, but given the precarious climate around the topic of gender and transitioning, people in California no doubt realize they can't speak freely if they wish to keep their jobs. Just one way things can go wrong in a way that is nigh-impossible to predict. Questioning a prescription like that isn't even forbidden per se, but just like @disillusioned said, people just have to be careful about what they say, and that is quite enough.
  4. I doubt very many are trying to silence the radicals either. Most are just trying to point out what the radicals are doing, outside of the more visible rioting. Point out that the mainstream media sometimes isn't critical enough of what is going on and often outright sides with the insanity. Hopefully, that will get people to change their voting criteria and make businesses consider whether they really need to cave in to the cancel culture. What quite many do want, however, is to restore law and order. Let's not pretend it's just talk that companies and institutions cave in to. Many small-time enterpreneurs side with the rioters because they dont want their businesses burned down.
  5. I contend the other side, i.e. the current radical left, is not simply speaking against their opponents. Instead, they're trying to punish their political opinions to dissuade other opponents from speaking up. They are also further trying to integrate their own ideology into the system.
  6. I guess I didn't state that one properly. They're not asking for elective courses. They meant it should be pushed onto everyone. They specifically state that those elective courses already exist, but not everyone is taking them. Indoctrination. And they obviously have dogma. Violate it and you might get canceled. That's why it's like religion. Except that it's secular. My issue isn't with democracy. It's with what the ideologues want. Hence, I'm speaking against it.
  7. Here in Finland, there a petition just made the news: BLM-sympathetic college students demand anti-racism to be taught at schools. Just a few weeks ago, our feminist government also touted "intersectionalism" as the basis for all its forthcoming equality efforts. This ideology is starting to look more and more like secular religion. It's a neat way to enforce a dogma while bypassing restrictions placed against other religions. Even the U.S. Army has an "Equity and Inclusion Agency" that just deemed the phrase "Make America Great Again" a slogan for covert white supremacy.
  8. Right: 1.72, Libertarian: 6.26 Foreign Policy -3.76 (non-interventionist) Culture: 0
  9. Ok, there's been an update on Biden campaign. Biden is forming some kind of "unity task force" with Bernie Sanders, moving his platform further left. So contrary to my prediction in response to @TABA, they might actually make some concrete commitments to the progressive left. Namely, they plan to revoke the policy Trump enacted to curb the illegal immigration explore the possibility of Reparations enact $15 minimum wage conjure up some sort of "platinum level, federally administered health insurance option" that would be free for the poor Fox News, New York Times. Bernie supporters I saw on twitter don't seem to trust Biden's promises, though. If this fails to persuade the progressives but pushes away some of the more moderate Democrat voters, it might be pretty tragic for Biden. Especially if he is really committing to something here.
  10. Telling people they have TDS is not very polite. Having concerns is normal, given how much the media smears the man. I was nervous before his election, because I still sort of trusted that the media could possibly be reasonable about Trump. Turned out they were fearmongering, and they still have the temerity to keep up the same act. Trump tries to resolve differences peacefully with dictators and rogue states, which may include some polite praise for them. No need for hysterics there. Trump doesn't support the far right either, that's all just spin and wilful misinterpretation. Also, promising to quell riots may be "advocacy for violence" if you wanna be pedantic, but come on!
  11. That's just what he says on the activist-infested twitter. To the rich he promises nothing will change, and to the poor he promises new programs. https://www.salon.com/2019/06/19/joe-biden-to-rich-donors-nothing-would-fundamentally-change-if-hes-elected/ I don't think some people call his faction "the establishment democrats" for no reason. They want the status quo back, push the populists back to the marginal and wage some war in the ME for the military/oil industry. The way it ought to be.
  12. This is the Little Mermaid, in Denmark. In response to Reuters' tweet with this picture, someone mentioned the pyramids. Construction of the pyramids claimed the lives of countless slaves. Surely, such massive personal monuments for such terrible slavers must be taken down?
  13. Sounds like mob mentality is as old as civilization itself. At least at that time they had an excuse in their need for the metal in the statue. Today, they're just revelling in destruction.
  14. Then again, now the media has had 4 long years to pile smear upon smear on Trump. I don't know how much Americans trust theirs, but here people find mainstream media rather trustworthy. As the media's reporting on Trump is 99% negative here, 80% of people in my country would probably vote for Biden if they could. Trump=bad is the consensus.
  15. This is an interesting argument. One that I cannot really disagree with. I guess I personally don't mind the polarization. In fact, I want more of it. Hopefully that will force the political culture to evolve. That's why I vote for the populist right wing in my country. They are divisive but they're the only remaining proponents of common sense and freedom of speech. The mainstream parties have nothing but lies and smear to offer against them, and I want them to wake up from their hypocritical complacency. Sure, the "same old" looks safe in comparison, but what the doomsayers said about Trump, Brexit and numerous European populist parties didn't really turn out to be true. Looks like they, too, are safe enough after all. I guess it takes 2 to tango when it comes to the division we see. The left doesn't really seem to be interested in de-escalation when they've been seeking impeachment since day 1.
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