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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    "The mark of an intelligent man is the ability to entertain an idea without accepting it."
    I studied philosophy in college and I hated it, principally because I found it was just a memorising quote competition.

    Can you explain your quote in your own words?
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    Pick if you want, why be afraid to have your beliefs challenged? I know there are at least 3 religious people in our philosophy class (1 muslim) who still seem to stand by their faith in spite of the philosophical arguments used.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    I studied philosophy in college and I hated it, principally because I found it was just a memorising quote competition.

    Can you explain your quote in your own words?
    You did le bac right?
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    (Original post by childofthesun)
    You did le bac right?
    Yes. It's maybe better in England.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    This reminds me of

    "Is applying to Jesus College haram?" :toofunny:
    This was an actual thing? Wow...
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Yes. It's maybe better in England.
    I enjoyed it during my bac haha, but I can see why a lot students hate it
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Islam is scared of an A level subject ?
    A *Muslim* is scared of an A level subject.

    Learn the difference
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    (Original post by Deltasierra27)
    This was an actual thing? Wow...
    Go to a few posts after that - I linked the thread lmao
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    (Original post by popo111)
    A *Muslim* is scared of an A level subject.

    Learn the difference
    I am gratetful for educating me ...
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    I am gratetful for educating me ...
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    Grateful*

    Still not there mate...
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    Islam has a philosophical tradition within its very core. We need to study philosophy but at the same time hold true to Islam. As long as your iman is strong and you don't feel doubt when you enter into philosophical debates then it should be fine. It's a valid thing to say that we should not study philosophy because of the doubt it may cause... but also a very ignorant thing to say because Philosophy is something important within Islamic Theology.
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    (Original post by popo111)
    Grateful*

    Still not there mate...
    Thank you again (mate).
    I am trying to pick spelling tips (mate)
    ... as well as tips in wit (mate)
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    Thank you again (mate).
    I am trying to pick spelling tips (mate)
    ... as well as tips in wit (mate)
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    Great banter mate!

    You're learning quickly mate, loving the 'cheeky' parenthesis mate.

    You're just too much for this thread.
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    (Original post by popo111)
    Great banter mate!

    You're learning quickly mate, loving the 'cheeky' parenthesis mate.

    You're just too much for this thread.
    I value education ... mate ...
    (particularly by my grandchildren ...)
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    (Original post by jiyongtoki)
    But you can't just take risks when it's a subject you're going to be studying in depth for the next two years...
    What do you mean by taking risks? Do you think that in order to be acquainted with philosophy you necessarily have to change your subject of studying into philosophy?

    Why are you trying to turn this into "muslims don't do philosophy because it could challenge their faith" when several muslims in the thread have already said that they chose philosophy and it didnt affect them
    I don't see how I'm turning this into such a discussion when this is already reflected in the implicit attitude of the original poster. It's very unlikely to do philosophy without your beliefs being affected, and even if people engaged in the subject still have faith, their faith is not comparable to that of fixed religious beliefs. A survey shows that only 14.6% of professional philosophers believe in God. It's also important to realise that even philosophers' beliefs in God differ between individuals.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    I value education ... mate ...
    (particularly by my grandchildren ...)
    I can tell mate, by your clear eagerness to explore the realm of the English language.

    I think you're getting a bit too wild with those images mate, you're just too much for me.
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    You're probably the type of guy that takes a picture of a cloud, and then is so crazy that you just delete it instantly.
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    (Original post by popo111)
    I can tell mate, by your clear eagerness to explore the realm of the English language.

    I think you're getting a bit too wild with those images mate, you're just too much for me.
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    You're probably the type of guy that takes a picture of a cloud, and then is so crazy that you just delete it instantly.
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    (Original post by popo111)
    A *Muslim* is scared of an A level subject.

    Learn the difference
    That's not necessarily the case because if it was then people would have had the chance to study it in Muslim countries.
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
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    This is getting slightly weird now...
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    So I'm going to 'cut'. Enjoy the pictures 'mate', I can see that they clearly mean something to you.
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    (Original post by popo111)
    This is getting slightly weird now...
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    So I'm going to 'cut'. Enjoy the pictures 'mate', I can see that they clearly mean something to you.
    thank you mate ...
    we shall meet again I am sure ... mate
 
 
 
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