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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Well Blacks are still doing it to Blacks in Africa, and they did it before the White man created the market. You are an ignorant man...
    The "They did it first, Miss" argument hardly justifies the institutionalised and systematic abuse of Africans by white Europeans and their American counterparts.

    Yes we know that African tribes practised slavery and some co-operated with European [or Arab] slave traders in selling their own people. However, it was not on quite the same scale of industrial efficiency as it became under the Europeans.

    Furthermore, two wrongs etc...
    "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Have you no humor?
    I have an excellent sense of humour. Perhaps not exactly the same as your own because humour is subjective. What you find hilarious I may not, and of course, vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    So we really don't know.
    Unless you are one of those who considers evolution to be a fantasy.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10896812/

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19481954/

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/l.../l_073_04.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    It's not a hangup, but it's something I need to be wary of. Recognizing that the problem exists is a good way to keep it from being a problem.
    Right, because you're a (presumably recovering) racist, so you have to carefully monitor your thoughts and attitudes towards black people. I'm not a racist and have never associated with racists, so this isn't something I have a problem with.

    But I'm glad to see you recognize your own shortcomings and wish you luck on your continued recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
    The "They did it first, Miss" argument hardly justifies the institutionalised and systematic abuse of Africans by white Europeans and their American counterparts.

    Yes we know that African tribes practised slavery and some co-operated with European [or Arab] slave traders in selling their own people. However, it was not on quite the same scale of industrial efficiency as it became under the Europeans.

    Furthermore, two wrongs etc...
    That was not the point, Whatever suggested the Europeans instigated the slave trade in Africa, that was wrong. And you have no idea of the differing scales. And the fact that they are still practicing slavery.
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
    You still don't know their skin color, it is no more than a guess.
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    It's not a hangup, but it's something I need to be wary of. Recognizing that the problem exists is a good way to keep it from being a problem.
    So you admit that you are a racist?
    Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    You still don't know their skin color, it is no more than a guess.
    An informed opinion. However, who knows? They might have been bright green with purple spots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    dehumanization of those you disagree with.
    Nope. Just him.

    And really, you can only turn the other cheek so many times.
    I can solve the problem of evil without interfering with anyone's free will. So can your God, but he refuses. This is why I'm His moral superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    dehumanization of those you disagree with.
    I honestly wasn't sure what he meant by that, so I took it as a compliment for my commitment to Vulcan-like logic and stoicism in much the same way Spock would have been flattered by such a comment from Dr. McCoy.
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    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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