1. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    02 Mar '17 23:541 edit
    All superstition should be weeded out from rational debate.
    This includes things like refugees being terrorists , drugs being universally bad for us, contributing to the economy in whatever way is a good thing ( in the long run? ) and a myriad of other plainly wrong points of view that are dealt with things like the source of the information, and the vilification of those who do not fit the right stereotypes (ageism,sexism,racism,etc. )
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    03 Mar '17 01:10
    It's bad luck to be superstitious!
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    03 Mar '17 01:34
    Originally posted by 667joe
    It's bad luck to be superstitious!
    It's always hard to avoid oxymorons, that's why you need to get into the spirit of a thread
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    03 Mar '17 06:19
    What's a "rational debate" thread doing in the spirituality forum?
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    Originally posted by Kewpie
    What's a "rational debate" thread doing in the spirituality forum?
    It's the answer to my absence of prayers.
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    03 Mar '17 10:55
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    All superstition should be weeded out from rational debate.
    This includes things like refugees being terrorists , drugs being universally bad for us, contributing to the economy in whatever way is a good thing ( in the long run? ) and a myriad of other plainly wrong points of view that are dealt with things like the source of the information, and the vilification of those who do not fit the right stereotypes (ageism,sexism,racism,etc. )
    Well if you want rational debate you could start by not using the word 'superstition' to mean a whole range of things that the standard definition does not cover. I am not sure any of the things you listed can reasonably be called superstition.
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    03 Mar '17 11:581 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Well if you want rational debate you could start by not using the word 'superstition' to mean a whole range of things that the standard definition does not cover. I am not sure any of the things you listed can reasonably be called superstition.
    When you believe in things that you don't understand
    Then you suffer
    Superstition ain't the way

    - S. Wonder

    Is superstition belief in things we don't understand?
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    03 Mar '17 12:032 edits
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    All superstition should be weeded out from rational debate.
    This includes things like refugees being terrorists , drugs being universally bad for us, contributing to the economy in whatever way is a good thing ( in the long run? ) and a myriad of other plainly wrong points of view that are dealt with things like the source of the information, and the vilification of those who do not fit the right stereotypes (ageism,sexism,racism,etc. )
    None of this is superstition.
    I've never met or heard of anyone who thinks all refugees are terrorists
    I've never met or heard of anyone who thinks that drugs are universally bad for you
    I've never met or heard of anyone who regards the benefit of contributing to the economy as a superstition or falsehood
    Your last piece of sentence makes no sense...

    I suggest you take less drugs, got back to your country of origin, get a job and make a positive contribution to the economy.
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    03 Mar '17 13:33
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I've never met or heard of anyone who thinks all refugees are terrorists
    I've never met or heard of anyone who thinks that drugs are universally bad for you
    I've never met or heard of anyone who regards the benefit of contributing to the economy as a superstition or falsehood...
    So you agree with the op.
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    03 Mar '17 13:38
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I suggest you take less drugs, got back to your country of origin, get a job and make a positive contribution to the economy.
    ha ha you identify yourself as a deplorable

    despite the fact that you know nothing about the person you speak of, you are comfortable vomiting all over yourself
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    03 Mar '17 17:05
    Originally posted by JS357
    Is superstition belief in things we don't understand?
    No, I don't think so. Superstition is typically belief that you understand something when you don't. But the word means a bit more than that.
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    03 Mar '17 17:321 edit
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    All superstition should be weeded out from rational debate.
    This includes things like refugees being terrorists , drugs being universally bad for us, contributing to the economy in whatever way is a good thing ( in the long run? ) and a myriad of other plainly wrong points of view that are dealt with things like the source of the information, and the vilification of those who do not fit the right stereotypes (ageism,sexism,racism,etc. )
    i don't believe in superstition. But on occasion, with a sense of humor, "i knock on a piece of wood" to get rid of the gremlins. (in truth, i take my hat off and clunk my head, LOL)
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    03 Mar '17 19:20
    Originally posted by apathist
    So you agree with the op.
    What makes you think that?
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    03 Mar '17 19:21
    Originally posted by apathist
    ha ha you identify yourself as a deplorable

    despite the fact that you know nothing about the person you speak of, you are comfortable vomiting all over yourself
    Whoosh.
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    03 Mar '17 22:08
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    All superstition should be weeded out from rational debate.
    This includes things like refugees being terrorists , drugs being universally bad for us, contributing to the economy in whatever way is a good thing ( in the long run? ) and a myriad of other plainly wrong points of view that are dealt with things like the source of the information, and the vilification of those who do not fit the right stereotypes (ageism,sexism,racism,etc. )
    I hears our prime ministers address to our country yesterday. Very strong. Jobs,industry,innovation,everything good about a virile apitalist country. Nomention of the planet we live on , the air we breathe. Luckily we sill follow reason
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