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    (Original post by Person1001)
    My confidence in my religion doesn't stem from my confidence in my parents. I have confidence in Islam because I find it highly unlikely that Muhammad (pbuh) was a liar or suffered from acute hallucinations. I also generally agree with his teachings and practices.
    so, again, I ask: what evidence is there to convince you of this probability? why can't you just answer me straight-forwardly? I'm obviously not asking for question-beggings

    We use money as the currency to transfer goods and services. More money = greater ability to demand goods and services.
    no, I mean how is possessing more currency the same as having political power? if a person is rich, how are they "powerful" in a political sense?
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    what about when people are specifically following the guidance/rules of particular religions such as your own? do you think their motives are outside of religious reasonings such as religious martyrdom and doing the work of allah (e.g. being the administrators of anti-blasphemy or anti-apostacy rules)?
    The kernel of their motives are visceral.
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    (Original post by PolarBearSlayer)
    I'm changing a fuse and the socket says it requires a 13A fuse, would it be a bad idea to use a 5A (that's all I have in the cupboard)? Would using the 5A fuse in the 13A socket be dangerous at all or..?
    As far as I know, it wouldn't exactly be dangerous to use the 5A fuse. It'd just mean that the fuse wouldn't be able to handle the amount of current going through it for very long, causing it to melt and break the connection, preventing your appliance from working. You'd need to put in a new fuse after that.

    So you'd still be in the same position you were in to start with, but you've just destroyed a perfectly good 5A fuse
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    (Original post by Person1001)
    The kernel of their motives are visceral.
    why do you think the terrorists of the last many terrorist attacks did what they did? do you think they were going to heaven or hell? and which religion inspired their belief in such supernatural places?
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    Looool I was once like you. Lemme know what uni and course u study mate. Good luck haha I do find u funny tho


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    Mate don't believe everything in media. If I showed u the good in Islam and bad in Christianity I could mould the way u think. Do your own research, ask if there's a God out there to guide you. I hate the fact this **** is full off 17/18 a levels not uni level students I was once there thinking I'm so damn clever just because I did difficult A-levels. Study hard feed your fam first and upmost


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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    so, again, I ask: what evidence is there to convince you of this probability? why can't you just answer me straight-forwardly? I'm obviously not asking for question-beggings



    no, I mean how is possessing more currency the same as having political power? if a person is rich, how are they "powerful" in a political sense?
    A one line response wouldn't do justice to almost a lifetime accumulation of beliefs and opinions. But I will reduce it to : (1) my confidence that it was unlikely that Muhammad was a liar or suffered acute hallucinarions from the accounts of his life given in the Hadith (2) my confidence that the teachings from the sunnah and Quran are conducive to bettering individuals and society.


    That depends how insulated the political system is. Currently Tories and Labour get funded a lot by bankers and unions rsptvly - I have no doubt that the rich hedge fund managers have some leverage over Cameron
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    why do you think the terrorists of the last many terrorist attacks did what they did? do you think they were going to heaven or hell? and which religion inspired their belief in such supernatural places?
    I think they killed innocent people because in their 'them vs us' mentality, some of their 'people' had been killed by those type of people.

    I can't say.

    Which supernatural place?
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    (Original post by Insight.)
    Looool I was once like you. Lemme know what uni and course u study mate. Good luck haha I do find u funny tho


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    You were once like me? In what aspects?
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    As far as I know, it wouldn't exactly be dangerous to use the 5A fuse. It'd just mean that the fuse wouldn't be able to handle the amount of current going through it for very long, causing it to melt and break the connection, preventing your appliance from working. You'd need to put in a new fuse after that.

    So you'd still be in the same position you were in to start with, but you've just destroyed a perfectly good 5A fuse
    I always get mixed up on whether it's the voltage or the current that is important on a circuits problem like this
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    why are you a muslim and why are you a socialist?
    being left wing does not mean you have to be a socialist.



    @OP What views do you hold that makes you left wing? Where would you say you lie on the authoritarian/liberal axis?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    being left wing does not mean you have to be a socialist.
    okay? nitpicking here
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    what does Shaitan do to terrorists when they descend to him ?
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    okay? nitpicking here
    Not really. Socialism formally means you are against capitalism in some way or thing there is something fundamental unfair about it. The workers should own the means of production. That sort of thing. You could be a social democrat without adhering to that in that you think capitalism is sound but just needs to be tweaked and regulated properly to create more moral and socially just society.

    Of course socialism means different things to different people. Then you got all the brainwashing bull**** like those who have been convinced New Labour are communists.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Not really. Socialism formally means you are against capitalism in some way or thing there is something fundamental unfair about it. The workers should own the means of production. That sort of thing. You could be a social democrat without adhering to that in that you think capitalism is sound but just needs to be tweaked and regulated properly to create more moral and socially just society.

    Of course socialism means different things to different people. Then you got all the brainwashing bull**** like those who have been convinced New Labour are communists.
    social democrats aren't socialists? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Groot)
    Why does religion cause more harm than good?
    That's like asking why refrigerators are so warm.

    Can you provide evidence that Religion causes more harm than good? Or is it another 'Fox News' cliche?
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    (Original post by ImNotMe)
    Can you provide evidence that Religion causes more harm than good? Or is it another 'Fox News' cliche?
    That's like asking to give evidence of whether fires are hot.
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    (Original post by Groot)
    That's like asking to give evidence of whether fires are hot.
    Thermometer.
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    social democrats aren't socialists? :rolleyes:
    Well it relies on capitalism. Although they did argue they were transitioning to socialism. But Labour who could be described as social democratic party post world war 2 had politicians that were not socialists in the sense they thought capitalism should be abolished. Labour was not a socialist party, it had socialists in it though.

    You could be left wing in that you support aspects of social democracy but disagree on the idea it is a way of replacing capitalism in the long term.

    Do you think everyone that voted labour then and votes labour now was a socialist in the true sense of the word?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Well it relies on capitalism. Although they did argue they were transitioning to socialism. But Labour who could be described as social democratic party post world war 2 had politicians that were not socialists in the sense they thought capitalism should be abolished. Labour was not a socialist party, it had socialists in it though.

    You could be left wing in that you support aspects of social democracy but disagree on the idea it is a way of replacing capitalism in the long term.

    Do you think everyone that voted labour then and votes labour now was a socialist in the true sense of the word?
    who's saying that socialism can't coexist with capitalism and vice versa? I know they're opposing principles, but if I'm saying terms like "capitalism" and "socialism", that's obviously not implying I'm talking about those things at their extremes
 
 
 
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