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Old 10-14-2007, 02:24 PM   #21
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Re: Devil's Advocate Thread

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Just an intellectual exercise. Make a good argument for a position opposite one you hold and, if you dare, one you hold dear.

THis has been my career in this forum. Can I argue for something I believe in?

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Roll your eyes all you want, but it only strengthens my resolve. Tell me I'm right, and I'm happy, because it means that I have spread the truth to a believer. Tell me I'm wrong, and I'm happy, because it means that I have stood resolutely against the legions of hell before me.

There are two ways in this world: the right way and the wrong way. As a born-again Christian, I know for certain that I am "the right way," so if someone disagrees with me, then it just shows further evidence of Satan's strength in this fallen world.

You are either with me or against me. There is nothing in between.
That's very good.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:31 PM   #23
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That's very good.
Unbelievable. A study from the unbiased, non-partisan, "Fundamentalist Conservative Christian Creationist Republican Family Research Council," says that a steady increase in laughing has caused more babies in Germany to be spontaneously aborted as homosexual prostitute demon women.

I mean, they drew a fucking graph, for God's sake, so how can we not take it seriously? The librul media, of course, is always ignoring the real news out there. WorldNetDaily told me that Iraq is today's vacation paradise. I've never been there, but that's good enough for me! So between reporting that Iraq is a disaster and ignoring the aborted homosexual German demon girl babies, how can we trust the librul media?
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Wow a chance to show my own condacending bias that I feel towards idiots.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:48 PM   #25
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And I thought that with the steadily growing heathenisation of the German population, East and West, our dear social values crumbled, leading to a heavy decrease in kraut consumption, which in turn caused happy late-late term abortions of homosexual demon girl babies to rise to never-seen-before heights.

You really can learn something from your great American Conservative Scientifical Research Branch.
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Geez melon is better at conservatism than the neo-cons are. Bravo (sort of)
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I am a bit scared by Angela Harlem.
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:04 PM   #28
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Geez melon is better at conservatism than the neo-cons are. Bravo (sort of)
(If I took this seriously, I could do much better than a caricature of conservatism. But like I said earlier in this thread, I don't want to write a "Devil's advocate" argument that's so effective as to have it used against the causes I actually support!)
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Come on, guys, it came from "The New Republic"! It's like quoting from God Himself.

I mean, as a born-again heterosexual, alcoholic, drug addicted divorced father of three children, I have a vested and personal interest to stop homosexuals from getting married. Because if I can't blame the gays, who can I blame for all my problems then?
SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THIS!

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I think if we're just going to use this thread to backhandedly insult those of the opposing viewpoint, it would be better off to just close it now.
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Re: Re: Devil's Advocate Thread

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THis has been my career in this forum. Can I argue for something I believe in?

hEHE

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Old 10-14-2007, 05:26 PM   #32
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This is like walking into Bizzaro FYM.
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Re: Re: Devil's Advocate Thread

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THis has been my career in this forum. Can I argue for something I believe in?

hEHE
Ok, now I understand the Saddam Hussein RIP thread.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:52 PM   #34
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A lot of posters seem to be interpreting this thread as an excuse to give a rather stereotyped view of their opponents' positions, and then holding them up for scorn and derision (Melon's vision of the drug addicted, alcoholic, heterosexual Christian fundamentalist, and Indra's cursory dismissal of the point of view of anyone who doesn't agree with her, being cases in point) which doesn't really accomplish anything.

Surely it would be a more useful exercise to actually recognise those aspects of ideology that we don't precisely agree with, but in which we admit there may be some merit?

Edit: I just noticed that Diemen as already made the same point, in a pithier way.
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Hater! Homophobe!

(oh yeah, this is a lot easier)


as someone who's spent hours trying to patiently explain to you our common humanity (over and over and over again), i find this offensive.
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I think if we're just going to use this thread to backhandedly insult those of the opposing viewpoint, it would be better off to just close it now.
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