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Old 19th December 2019, 03:40 AM   #201
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
While this post does not literally contain the words "religion is NOT a factor", its intent is to imply that.
Is that the best you have got? You have to change the words "no evidence" to "NOT a factor" to prove your point? WOW.

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Its intent is as a rebuttal to the claim that Morrison's behaviour is dictated by his religion, which is a claim that nobody has made.

Okay, it's a claim that almost nobody has made.
And the post was a direct response to the claim that ScoMo's "religion controls him"???

This must be the most piss weak effort ever!
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Old 19th December 2019, 01:47 PM   #202
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Originally Posted by Blue Mountain View Post
Which brings us to the age-old question: do people think and behave they way they do because of their religion, or do they use their religion to justify way they think and behave? How much is in in one basket vs the other?

In the famous words of Steven Weinberg:

“With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion.”. ... But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

Of course this doesn't negate the fact that some bad people may use religious scripture to justify them doing bad things.
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Old 19th December 2019, 01:56 PM   #203
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
While this post does not literally contain the words "religion is NOT a factor", its intent is to imply that. Its intent is as a rebuttal to the claim that Morrison's behaviour is dictated by his religion, which is a claim that nobody has made.
Which doesn't stop psion from implying that we, who are rallying against him, are suggesting just that, and dishonestly condemning us for it. This at the same time as strongly suggesting that Scomo's religion is not even a factor.

Yes psion, quoting this with a laughing dog as response would be a good touch.
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Old 19th December 2019, 06:46 PM   #204
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
This must be the most piss weak effort ever!
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Which doesn't stop psion from implying that we, who are rallying against him, are suggesting just that, and dishonestly condemning us for it. This at the same time as strongly suggesting that Scomo's religion is not even a factor.
I guess I was wrong . . . . . .
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I think I'm pretty much done with this discussion. If anyone wants to talk about what Australians really think about religion, I'll participate in that, but I won't be engaging with the discussion about the Prime Minister any more.
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