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Forum: Religion and Philosophy Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
Really? Do you really believe that the claim that...

Really? Do you really believe that the claim that religious behavior and its excesses are endemic to the human condition is something taught by "some of the worst seminaries around"?

Name three of...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
You irrationally believe I must be a theist,...

You irrationally believe I must be a theist, because I don't dance to your tune on your command.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:08 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,142
Posted By theprestige
Really? I quote jackass arguments I intend to...

Really? I quote jackass arguments I intend to rebut or dismiss all the time. In fact I'm doing it right now. Only an idiot or a scumbag would read this post as agreement with you.

So tell me more...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Today, 12:45 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
I guarantee that you are grossly misinterpreting...

I guarantee that you are grossly misinterpreting my texts. Each misinterpretation further reinforces your erroneous belief. This false belief then serves to excuse your vitriol towards me.

You're...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 42,409
Posted By theprestige
A land route that's only valuable as long Ukraine...

A land route that's only valuable as long Ukraine refrains from bombarding it. Over the next few years, Ukraine's artillery, counter-battery, air power, and air defense is only going to get better....
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
You keep expressing a blind faith in my theism....

You keep expressing a blind faith in my theism. Why?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
Some of these are weird. For example: By...

Some of these are weird. For example:


By Leumas's logic, the American abolitionists were evil, since they were willing to set brother against brother to achieve the greater good of abolishing...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 42,409
Posted By theprestige
At least The Don's enthusiasm for Russian...

At least The Don's enthusiasm for Russian "progress" makes more sense now. He thinks the Ukrainians aren't fighting back.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,100
Posted By theprestige
No, people who enter the country illegally should...

No, people who enter the country illegally should not "get a pass" on vaccination status. If someone is unable to provide proof of legal residence, they should immediately be given a summary hearing,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 10:38 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
The fact that she's grandly emoting into a...

The fact that she's grandly emoting into a telephone?

At least she's doing it in the privacy of her own home, rather than sitting in her car in a strip mall parking lot.

Though I guess doing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
In addition to what Rolfe said, it's also...

In addition to what Rolfe said, it's also apparent that trans-activists have worked hard to ideologically capture the women's liberation movement. A lot of women have been duped into thinking that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 10,795
Posted By theprestige
It seems that in almost all circumstances, judges...

It seems that in almost all circumstances, judges cannot bring charges.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_related_education_network/how_courts_work/bringingcharge/...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
You don't seem to be offering me anything of...

You don't seem to be offering me anything of value. Every little thing I say sends you off on some wild goose chase, reinforcing your irrational and incorrect beliefs about me. Keep beating someone...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
You seem to have a lot of faith in this idea that...

You seem to have a lot of faith in this idea that I'm a theist.


What's in it for me if I do?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
They're adult human females. Really, the...

They're adult human females.

Really, the entire discussion boils down to two things:

Transcending sex segregation.

Not getting harassed for genderqueer cosplay.

You keep equivocating...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Your uninformed opinion being: - Transwomen...

Your uninformed opinion being:

- Transwomen should be considered women.

- You have no idea if the condition should be medically diagnosed in order to gain the related considerations.

- You...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
We already have solutions for prisoners that are...

We already have solutions for prisoners that are in danger from the general population of the prison, that don't require transcending sex segregation in prisons.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
You're not arguing that housing trans-women in...

You're not arguing that housing trans-women in women's prisons should be done on a case-by-case basis, though. You're arguing that it should be a blanket policy, full stop.

If we're to apply the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 5,558
Posted By theprestige
This is where you and I differ. I think the...

This is where you and I differ. I think the religious urge is something all humans share. Theism arises as an outlet for this urge, but humans can and do find other outlets. They can and do find...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
This is not a straw-man. There seem to be two...

This is not a straw-man. There seem to be two major schools of thought on this point.

One is that whatever entitlements or other provisions we make for trans-women in public policy, they should be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Why? In what way are trans-women...

Why?

In what way are trans-women substantially women?

What qualities do trans-women possess in common with women, that they do not possess in common with other men?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
How is it even an argument? The answer is as...

How is it even an argument? The answer is as obvious as it is easy.

Now, if you were to present a robust medical explanation for why a man should be housed in a women's prison just because he says...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
We can certainly talk about a lot of other...

We can certainly talk about a lot of other things, but I don't see the point. Medical basis would inform public policy. Everything else, not relating to public policy, is irrelevant, in my opinion.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Yeah, that was bad behavior on my part. I...

Yeah, that was bad behavior on my part. I apologize.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Well I'm not ruling it out. Like I said earlier: ...

Well I'm not ruling it out. Like I said earlier:


My position has always been that if it's a diagnosed medical condition, and there is broad consensus in the medical community that the best...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Having never heard of it, I'm probably not...

Having never heard of it, I'm probably not thinking it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
I think that was adequately addressed in my next...

I think that was adequately addressed in my next paragraph, which you deleted in your response. You seem to be trending towards a lot of unwarranted antagonism towards me, on a point where we are in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 23,855
Posted By theprestige
Presumably that also has due process, that Sweden...

Presumably that also has due process, that Sweden would be loathe to subvert, same as extraditing them.

Also, doing that would seem to be in blatant bad faith, which is probably not the banner...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Again, the question of whether or not the...

Again, the question of whether or not the internal feeling of gender dysphoria is similar to the internal feeling of a fursona isn't the issue. The issue is what you demand of public policy, in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
That's not the issue at all, for me. I'm happy to...

That's not the issue at all, for me. I'm happy to stipulate that fursonas also have some organic basis. Or that neither does. Or that either one does, and the other doesn't. I don't even need you to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Well then, maybe we need to think very hard about...

Well then, maybe we need to think very hard about what we can do to be confident you really do need to transcend sex segregation, in order to accommodate your feeling, and maybe we need to think very...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
What Rolfe said. It's not about what you believe...

What Rolfe said. It's not about what you believe to be true about yourself. It's what you demand public policy should do with your belief.

If you demand that public policy should give you...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Analogies. I don't hate them. I just don't think...

Analogies. I don't hate them. I just don't think they change anyone's mind, when deployed as arguments. I'm not even sure they work very well as didactic tools. Metaphors are mostly just beside the...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
"Nazis." Metaphors aside, what are you...

"Nazis."

Metaphors aside, what are you trying to say, relevant to the recent discussion in this thread?
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Fair enough. It's not really a major concern; I...

Fair enough. It's not really a major concern; I just think, "we're going to keep arresting your democratically-elected officials until you democratically elect someone who does what we want" is at...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
Well in my view his position is a veritable army...

Well in my view his position is a veritable army of scarecrows already. That aside...

Pain: This is an internal feeling we cannot objectively verify. Instead, we expect medical professionals to...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 19,826
Posted By theprestige
The solution to the problem is probably going to...

The solution to the problem is probably going to have to be some combination of charging more to those who will not or cannot get off the grid, and raising taxes for the purpose of maintaining the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
I think we all understand pretty well what "valid...

I think we all understand pretty well what "valid lived experience" could mean and probably does mean, as a convenient colloquialism or ad hoc jargon.

Pain isn't even really an analogy in this...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
I'm not sure they do, but lobosrul has given me...

I'm not sure they do, but lobosrul has given me some food for thought.


No we are not agreed on this point. My abortion example is contingent on a federal ban on abortion. This I explained before...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Which starts to look like a coup.

Which starts to look like a coup.
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Thanks, that makes sense. I see your point about...

Thanks, that makes sense. I see your point about the states not actually preventing the feds from enforcing the law; the feds are just opting to turn a blind eye.

Even in the case of sanctuary...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 23,855
Posted By theprestige
I must have missed the part where Sweden and...

I must have missed the part where Sweden and Finland bargained with Turkey, and agreed to deport certain persons of interest to Turkey, in exchange for Turkey's ratification.
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
The DEA isn't shutting down all the de facto pot...

The DEA isn't shutting down all the de facto pot speakeasies that are springing up around the country, though.


And they're willing to make it legal wherever they can in the meantime, in defiance...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
No part. You seem very weirdly and fixedly...

No part. You seem very weirdly and fixedly focused on the thing I'm not talking about, and ignoring the thing I am talking about.


I had, in fact, acknowledged and addressed this point before...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Agreed. But I think there is a continuum between...

Agreed. But I think there is a continuum between those two bad extremes. I'm wondering if progressives might find themselves shifting somewhat towards the states' end of the continuum, in response to...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Thanks, that seems much more reasonable. Do you...

Thanks, that seems much more reasonable. Do you think the feds would actually go that far, though? They've been pretty much ignoring "legal" pot shops across the country. You'd think the DEA would...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
Marijuana has been legalized by many states, in...

Marijuana has been legalized by many states, in defiance of federal authority on this issue. It may be, as you say, part of a push to legalize at the federal level. But it is also a de facto flouting...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 15,669
Posted By theprestige
If that were true, we could solve the entire...

If that were true, we could solve the entire trans controversy in a moment, by pointing out that a man can never know what it feels like to be a woman, and that therefore whatever gender dysphoria...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
I'm not. They're working at the state level also,...

I'm not. They're working at the state level also, and it's the willingness to engage in state level efforts that defy federal authority, that I'm interested in here.


This has already been...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,308
Posted By theprestige
I agreed they're making efforts at the federal...

I agreed they're making efforts at the federal level. I didn't "admit" that they were doing things at the state level as a stepping stone to changes at the federal level. Mainly because that question...
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