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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    Someone posted an opinion on a forum? And didn't back it up to your satisfaction? Wow, that's got to be a crime, surely?

    I actually disagree with his opinion, but I have an even greater distaste for people who can't accept that someone else has a different opinion. You can't even accept that it is an opinion - incredible!

    Read this and tell me in what way what he expressed "does not even qualify as an opinion".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion
    And don't worry, it's not too technical. I could follow it and I'm illiterate.
    What exactly are you trying to prove? Even if we accept that it is an opinion, it doesn't mean I can't criticise it. What kind of an idiot defends the notion of voicing one's opinion but not letting others disagree and criticise it?

    Please use your brain and stop wasting people's time.

    (FYI, Wikipedia is not a reliable source for anything. Just a tip to help with your illiteracy)
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    What exactly are you trying to prove? Even if we accept that it is an opinion, it doesn't mean I can't criticise it. What kind of an idiot defends the notion of voicing one's opinion but not letting others disagree and criticise it?

    Please use your brain and stop wasting people's time.
    So it is an opinion then?

    So far you have, in chronological order:

    -objected to the poster not explicitly telling you he was expressing his opinion
    -objected that it is actually not even an opinion
    -objected that you should be allowed to criticise the opinion that he expressed

    And for the record, I'm perfectly happy for you to criticise his opinion. Just try to do it without being a child about it: "That's not an opinion - it's nonsense!"

    (FYI, Wikipedia is not a reliable source for anything. Just a tip to help with your illiteracy)
    Please feel free to find an alternative source to help you figure out what an opinion is. If you find anything that backs up your assertation, feel free to share it!
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    there's a lot wrong with having sex with different guys because u could get pregnant or something and how would ur parents fell knowing there daughter has turned into a slut think of it that way. Plus u might have kids and they might grow up and want to know what u did when u were young and if they knew that u were a slut they might want to be one as well .
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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    So it is an opinion then?

    So far you have, in chronological order:

    -objected to the poster not explicitly telling you he was expressing his opinion
    -objected that it is actually not even an opinion
    -objected that you should be allowed to criticise the opinion that he expressed

    And for the record, I'm perfectly happy for you to criticise his opinion. Just try to do it without being a child about it: "That's not an opinion - it's nonsense!"


    Please feel free to find an alternative source to help you figure out what an opinion is. If you find anything that backs up your assertation, feel free to share it!
    You're barely trying. I said "even if we accept that it is an opinion" - which means, since you can't keep up, that you're talking crap even if I accepted your logic.

    It is nonsense. There's nothing else to it. It's devoid of any logic. Next time keep your bias to yourself.



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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    You're barely trying. I said "even if we accept that it is an opinion" - which means, since you can't keep up, that you're talking crap even if I accepted your logic.

    It is nonsense. There's nothing else to it. It's devoid of any logic. Next time keep your bias to yourself.



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    Don't use the word logic if you don't yet understand the word opinion
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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    Don't use the word logic if you don't yet understand the word opinion
    That's funny you should say... :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by Aliyah2016x)
    there's a lot wrong with having sex with different guys because u could get pregnant or something and how would ur parents fell knowing there daughter has turned into a slut think of it that way. Plus u might have kids and they might grow up and want to know what u did when u were young and if they knew that u were a slut they might want to be one as well .
    A) Contraception exists. It has for some time and it's this magic thing that stops pregnancy (and diseases). I suggest you look it up.

    B) I don't see how "You would be a slut" answers the question "What is wrong with being a slut". I imagine many parents would trust their children to run their own sex lives and respect their choices provided they are being safe.

    Although I would note, despite my first point, that no contraception is 100% effective and obviously the more people you roll the dice with the more likely you are to get a poor roll.
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    Genuine question. What's wrong with someone sleeping with a different person every night or getting off with several people on a night out? As long as you're not in a relationship, contracting STD's or getting pregnant, I don't really understand the problem in society with someone just having fun (and being safe).

    I realise not many people actually do this, I don't think I could do this purely because we've always sort of been told this is wrong and ****gy and immature and people will judge you for it. But why? Just had this thought earlier and can't seem to answer it myself, opinions people??

    p.s. goes for guys as well as girls
    It's not even to make love to someone or to express your love in physical ways. Sex only was used to procreate and now it's just not used for either reasons.
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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    That's funny you should say... :rolleyes:

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    Tell me, as I've already asked you to do, with reference to the definition of an opinion, why what he said was not an opinion?
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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    Tell me, as I've already asked you to do, with reference to the definition of an opinion, why what he said was not an opinion?
    It was a fallacy - an appeal to common practice specifically. Can't believe I actually had to spell it out.

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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    It was a fallacy - an appeal to common practice specifically. Can't believe I actually had to spell it out.

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    There is no requirement for an opinion to be based on arguments that you agree with or evidence that you personally view as valid. If someone believed it was wrong because that is what their religion teaches them, then that is their opinion. If someone believes it is wrong because it goes against what, in their experience, "decent" behaviour is then that is their opinion.

    If the post you are referring to had been expanded into an attempt to present an argument using an appeal to common practice then you would have justification in saying that their argument lacks rigor. However to try and assert that the poster mentioning their view on the matter is not an opinion is just wrong.
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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    There is no requirement for an opinion to be based on arguments that you agree with or evidence that you personally view as valid. If someone believed it was wrong because that is what their religion teaches them, then that is their opinion. If someone believes it is wrong because it goes against what, in their experience, "decent" behaviour is then that is their opinion.

    If the post you are referring to had been expanded into an attempt to present an argument using an appeal to common practice then you would have justification in saying that their argument lacks rigor. However to try and assert that the poster mentioning their view on the matter is not an opinion is just wrong.
    Seriously, I can't be bothered with this anymore. All you do at this point is offer knee jerking reactions which are completely out of topic, and which I have proved incorrect.

    Whether it is actually an opinion or not is immaterial - it's still a load of crap.

    End of.

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    I would view as a teacher, maybe your afraid you would not measure up.
 
 
 
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