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religiousforums.com has now become politics forums

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Meandflower, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    Both religion and politics concern themselves with morals, behavior and social conventions. I see a lot of overlap.
     
  2. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    So when does the "religious" debate start in this thread?
     
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  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Still, she is correct.
    And apparently staff are considering political
    conversations to be a problem...at odds with
    the forum mission.
    Might we need to find a new forum some day?
    Politics, governance, current events, war, etc
    are real world things that matter greatly to us.
     
  4. Left Coast

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    ***MOVED TO GENERAL DEBATES***
     
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  5. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    It should, I would think, become less frequent after Trump is gone.
     
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  6. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    Really?
    Let us see:
    and other activists have used the phrase to call for police budget reductions and to delegate certain police responsibilities to other organizations.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
    Notice the SEVEN numbers in brackets?

    Here they are:
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    Now it seems to me that you are declaring all of these sources "not exactly reliable":

    1. The Sydney Morning Herald
    2. The Atlantic
    3. TIME
    4. Black Lives Matter
    5. dcist.com
    6. Vox
    7. The Washington Post
    8. Today.com

    Now there are 93 sources listed for that page and you gonna claim it unreliable?

    I know there are eight, just seeing who is paying attention
     
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  7. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Fair point. I was more hinting that due to it being remarkably easy to edit, it’s not always necessarily a perfect source. Even in high school if we used Wikipedia for any of our assignments, we were expected to list at least 2 other reputable sources
     
  8. Mestemia

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    Wikipedia is not nearly as easy to edit as it used to be.
    And you still have to pay attention to the sources in their articles...
    But they have come a long way from what they used to be.
     
  9. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Ahh, I see
     
  10. janesix

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    Yeah, sick of it ALL
     
  11. Wandering Monk

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    Well, RF created sub-forums for politics and current events. Take it up with management if you don't like it.
     
  12. Mestemia

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    Well, see, um....
    Post #64 kinda takes all the wind out of the OP...
     
  13. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
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    Perhaps a Dictators Only forum, and where all the more fawning Trump supporters can hang out would be one option? :oops:
     
  14. capumetu

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    You may not realize it sir, but you are quite correct. Virtually everything has a base rooted in religion. There are three aspects that make up satans world, which roots it in the spirit world, governments, religion, and commerce. I fully agree politics is definitely a religion.
     
  15. Revoltingest

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    Is religion really just politics then?
     
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  16. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I wish those on the right would learn what's really being sought -- which is to divert some money from simple policing to where it might do more good. How about the case of Sammy Yatim in Toronto, where I live. Better to have a troubled young man shot be a cop with a gun, or might the situation have been handled better if a mental healthcare professional was on hand?

    Not every situation we face is best served by coercive force. I think anybody should be able to realize that.
     
  17. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Again, if I'm correctly interpreting the numbers appearing on the Forums index page,

    Religious Debates has 44,094 threads and 3,015,687 posts, while
    Political Debates has 16,336 threads and 653,22 posts.​

    And, yes, when political events dramatically dominate the news, we may well find this fact reflected RF activity.
     
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  18. Cooky

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    I would think the "religious" would have some input on how to better handle the mentally ill, rather than sit back and watch them be thrown in prisons.

    ...But they're busy with theology... :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Revoltingest

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    The left bears some responsibility for this with their "Defund
    the police!" slogan. It was ripe for misuse by opponents bent
    on mischief. Sloganeers should always first ask themselves...
    How it will sound in the other side's echo chamber?
     
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  20. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    You have misunderstood the article. "Reallocating them" means some fo the funds spent on police -- not the police themselves.
     
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