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#221 Northern Sol

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

You have religion to thank for that.


Funnily enough the Christian church help reintroduce a lot of Roman culture. The church became the enemy of science from Copernicus onwards but before that they were anything but.

#222 Severus

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Ever heard of the dark ages? Religion did much to suppress technological, political and intellectual advances. It isn't in their interest to have their followers question the teachings of their holy leaders and they also can't have advances in the understanding of the universe that goes against their doctrine. It is no coincidence that the period Wolford mentioned as being one that saw a decrease in the standard of living coincides with the rise of Christianity.
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#223 Wolford6

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Ever heard of the dark ages? Religion did much to suppress technological, political and intellectual advances. It isn't in their interest to have their followers question the teachings of their holy leaders and they also can't have advances in the understanding of the universe that goes against their doctrine. It is no coincidence that the period Wolford mentioned as being one that saw a decrease in the standard of living coincides with the rise of Christianity.


Ever heard of the dark ages twentyfirst century? Religion did is doing much to suppress technological, political and intellectual advances. It isn't in their interest to have their followers question the teachings of their holy leaders and they also can't have advances in the understanding of the universe that goes against their doctrine. It is no coincidence that the period Wolford mentioned as being one that saw a decrease in the standard of living coincides with the rise of Christianity Fundamental Islam.

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#224 Severus

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

Ever heard of the dark ages twentyfirst century? Religion did is doing much to suppress technological, political and intellectual advances. It isn't in their interest to have their followers question the teachings of their holy leaders and they also can't have advances in the understanding of the universe that goes against their doctrine. It is no coincidence that the period Wolford mentioned as being one that saw a decrease in the standard of living coincides with the rise of Christianity Fundamental Islam.

Deja Vu.
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I agree, Christianity isn't alone in this.
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#225 Methven Hornet

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

I agree, Christianity isn't alone in this.


The difference being, of course, that Christianity has always been at the heart of the power structures of Britain, and it has been used to justify, and impose, all manner of things - not Hinduism, not Judaism, and not Islam. In fact, the introduction of believers of other faiths does kind of undermine the legitimacy of 'the one true faith' as the state religion (doing us all a favour). ;)
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#226 Northern Sol

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

Ever heard of the dark ages?


Yes, they were when the Roman empire collapsed, nothing to do with religion.

Religion did much to suppress technological, political and intellectual advances. It isn't in their interest to have their followers question the teachings of their holy leaders and they also can't have advances in the understanding of the universe that goes against their doctrine. It is no coincidence that the period Wolford mentioned as being one that saw a decrease in the standard of living coincides with the rise of Christianity.


Wrong, the Romano-Britons were Christian, the early Anglo-Saxons were Pagan. The Dark ages began with the replacement of Christianity with Paganism.

You forget that science didn't challenge religion at this point. Scientists tended to be religious men as they were the educated class.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

True


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:45 AM
Best of luck in using this forum to be airing those views. Whenever I do, I get assailed and called borderline racist, generally by people who have comfortable middle class lifestyles and live in leafy suburbs. The nearest they get to multiculturalism is reading about it in the paper.


then why did you say this?
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#228 Wolford6

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

By inference from their previous posts. I'm happy to be corrected.

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#229 gingerjon

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Scientists tended to be religious men as they were the educated class.


The history of scientific discovery is littered with men who observed something groundbreaking and either didn't believe their observation or were surpressed for doing so because it contradicted the religious orthodoxy.
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#230 Northern Sol

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

The history of scientific discovery is littered with men who observed something groundbreaking and either didn't believe their observation or were surpressed for doing so because it contradicted the religious orthodoxy.


True but not in the dark ages. The break between religion and science didn't happen until Copernicus.

#231 John Rhino

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:38 AM

what are those principles and values? I thought we had laws that we have to obey


We do but immigrants can simply choose to ignore them. We have laws against genital mutilation yet thousands of girls in this country are so treated and there has, to date, not been one single attempt at a prosecution.

Similarly known terrorists are not handed over to the police rather "dealt with in the community" whatever that means.

I have no problem with immigrants if they also agree to play a full part in our society. Some groups do and some very conspicuously do not.

I lived in Germany for a year. We made every effort to learn the language, cultivate German friends and obeyed the law even when it differed from what we were used to.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect this.

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#232 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

We do but immigrants can simply choose to ignore them. We have laws against genital mutilation yet thousands of girls in this country are so treated and there has, to date, not been one single attempt at a prosecution.

Similarly known terrorists are not handed over to the police rather "dealt with in the community" whatever that means.

I have no problem with immigrants if they also agree to play a full part in our society. Some groups do and some very conspicuously do not.

I lived in Germany for a year. We made every effort to learn the language, cultivate German friends and obeyed the law even when it differed from what we were used to.

I don't think it unreasonable to expect this.


People break the law: enforcing it is down to detection, proof and prosecution. If it isn't detected what are you going to do? This applies to all law breaking.Don't tell me let me guess. 'They' are treated leniently. As for terrorists: what? For a start many of the people involved in terrorists acts 7/7 for instance were British. If what you say is true how come so many of them if not all were caught?

Does the genital mutilation you mention also apply to jewish boys?


Lots of people choose to ignore he law you see it every day. It costs peoples' liveson a regular basis.

which immigrant groups do you approve of? Which ones don't you approve of?

You use the term 'immigrants' wthout qualification: does that man all groups of immigrants re the same?

Which immigrants don't play a part in our society? I see little evidence of this. People of all backgrounds in the multicultural city that I live in seem to b going about tir daily lives th same as anybody else.

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#233 Northern Sol

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

Does the genital mutilation you mention also apply to jewish boys?


As I am sure you know, there is no comparison between Jewish circumcision of boys and "female circumcision". One is far, far more damaging than the other.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

As I am sure you know, there is no comparison between Jewish circumcision of boys and "female circumcision". One is far, far more damaging than the other.


it isn't 'as bad', but that doesn't justify it, especially considering what the consequences can be. It's till genital mutiltion for no reason that is beneficial to the child.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

it isn't 'as bad', but that doesn't justify it, especially considering what the consequences can be. It's till genital mutiltion for no reason that is beneficial to the child.

Hardly in the same league mate. Ear piercing could be described as body mutilation but it isn't remotely the same. And arguing that boys having their bell end lopped off is the same as mutilating a girls genitalia - with the sole purpose of denying sexual pleasure- then with respect, you need to get a grip.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

Hardly in the same league mate. Ear piercing could be described as body mutilation but it isn't remotely the same. And arguing that boys having their bell end lopped off is the same as mutilating a girls genitalia - with the sole purpose of denying sexual pleasure- then with respect, you need to get a grip.


I didn't say it was 'the same'

I said just because it wasn't 'as bad' it didn't make it ok
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#237 Northern Sol

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

it isn't 'as bad', but that doesn't justify it, especially considering what the consequences can be. It's till genital mutiltion for no reason that is beneficial to the child.


I don't think it justifies it but the degree of "mutilation" ought to have an impact on whether it is a crime or not.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:06 PM

I don't think it justifies it but the degree of "mutilation" ought to have an impact on whether it is a crime or not.


so what degree is accpeptable?
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#239 Northern Sol

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

so what degree is accpeptable?


The impact on the life of the child determines that. Not having a clitoris is a big deal not having a foreskin isn't.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:23 PM

I didn't say it was 'the same'

I said just because it wasn't 'as bad' it didn't make it ok
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You don't need me to etll you what my thoughts on female circumcision are.

But you can't just lump things together like that. Mutilation of girls genitals is an unacceptable practice - end of story. It doesn't make it less so because someone else does a differing practice - which as NS points out, is hardly life changing.

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