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あなた may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? または Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, あなた must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, あなた need faith for both!)

Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.

Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of 記事 here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) ディベート is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis または statement.
2) ディベート requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth または fallacy of the thesis.
3) ディベート requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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Just kidding. Below are a few 質問 I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ あなた speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if あなた are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest 読書 the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this 記事 によって saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this 記事 is a handful of research and experience with Muslims. I feel that maybe a Muslim would be better equipped to tackle this issue, however it is so important to me that the Western World understand the difference between イスラム教 and Radical イスラム教 that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal イスラム教 is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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 Peggy McIntosh, 作者 of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's 記事 available in full link. The rest of this 記事 will be directly quoted from that. I 投稿されました the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, または as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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posted by zanhar1
Censorship is probably my お気に入り thing to ディベート about. So I wanted to type an 記事 about the issue.

For one it's super annoying. The obnoxious beeping mid-verse in some songs is really irksome to listen too. Small pauses aren't as bad, but still. Censorship can really ruin a good song. As for TV I understand it もっと見る with censoring anatomy should children be watching (I'll address that in a minute) but censoring the finger または words that characters/people say on TV follows the same thing as above the bleeping is annoying and the finger, I personally don't take offense to it.

About the whole...
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 Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.

I do not extend these courtesies to racists.

Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons または agents of peace. But when あなた are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get あなた and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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posted by ThePrincesTale
Idk if anyone’s noticed (lol) but I’m filthy mad about this election. Not just because of Trump himself, but because the whole thing represents, better than anything, one of the world’s most significant problem in 最近 years. We are moving away from our Enlightenment ideals - tolerance, progress, and liberty - with fanfare. Under the guise of saving western culture, we are threatening its core principles. We are neglecting the lessons of history that millions fought and died for: authoritarianism is a dangerous (yet insidious) thing, vilification of minority groups is wrong (demonstrated,...
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posted by pandawinx
Pro-life quotes.

“Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan


"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." - Mother Teresa

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, または of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" - Mother Teresa

"...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?" - Alice von Hildebrand

"Count yourself lucky your...
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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if あなた ask me.
courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a 年 ago, my intention was to create a フォーラ for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.

For a time, the ディベート spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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posted by DarkSarcasm
 Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Originally 提出されました for school on December 6, 2006.

PETA – Is It Really Ethical?

Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat 動物 ethically?

I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one 年 in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving 動物 and promoting veganism....
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Note: It's kind of late at night so this is a bit rushed & disorganized (especially regarding the points about Depp, Rowling, and DeLisle) so if anyone needs any clarification または もっと見る context または would like to hear もっと見る in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired によって a 最近 experience that I had with キャンセル culture または an attempt at it. I have always been against キャンセル culture mostly because I've had several bad experiences with it over stuff that was blown way out of proportion. It was used as a humiliation tactic and a means to try to kick me...
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Imagine that あなた are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your ボート will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the ボート that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. あなた didn't push her in. But...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant もっと見る about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That 発言しました parts of this are going to be taken from my コメント over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as 苦い about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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I've been disheartened to hear rhetoric and see actions in the media lately that 表示する me just how appallingly sexist our so-called "modern" and progressive society still is.

Yes, I'm calling sexism on this one, and no, that's not a word I wave around carelessly.

I'm calling sexism because a number of women's issues have come up in the public フォーラ lately, and no one seems to care A) what women think about that または B) perspectives on issues that aren't fifty years old. I recently 投稿されました link which details exactly how offensive these conversations are.

Women On The Front Lines

Let's look at the most...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS 記事 CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING または UPSETING.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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posted by Cinders
Yes, I broke the original link, but that has since been link. Because no one knows how to cite and circumvent obscure made-up internet rules like I do.

And maybe this タイトル got your attention.

Hi, I'm Cinders. Maybe We Haven't Met.

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I'm an old-hat Fanpopper who joined this site at the tender age of nineteen. I was an open-minded college student at the time, looking for a place to geek out about things I love. One thing I loved was ディベート and discourse. I loved hearing multiple sides and perspectives to arguments, because I know there's always a side I...
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There's been a lot of ディベート in this spot on the general idea of progressive "softies" who need "safe spaces" to avoid being "triggered."

The talk of these kinds of people generally devolves into hyperbolized stereotypes of wimpy college students using it as an excuse not to do their homework, for example. Acronyms like "SJWs" get thrown around, and people express their frustration about feeling like they're walking on egg shells, または censored, または having to cater to other people's over-sensitivity in order to avoid being accused of an "ism" of some sort または another. People feel like they're being...
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I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.

If あなた missed my 記事 on the link, I assure あなた it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and 発言しました that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing him, on account of he's a giant tool. Well, I can't make any promises about how it's presented, but I vow to present accurate information about Donald...
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The Republicans as well as a personified hairball some cat coughed up ディベート tonight. Though there are only five of them still in the race whittled down from an impressive seventeen before the primaries, it's hard to know what they're really for and against beyond all the rhetoric.

The Democrats have a completely different pickle. Their party is divided between two candidates who can't stop agreeing on everything, and yet insist they are different from each other.

So what does this really mean? Your very own political pundit is here to break it down for あなた in as unbiased a way as I can possibly...
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