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    The nature of faith means that you don't need...

    The nature of faith means that you don't need evidence to support your conviction, that don't need to prove your belief. You just believe.
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    What sort of beliefs do you mean?

    What sort of beliefs do you mean?
  3. Perhaps its more a lack of cohesion and common...

    I know what I think about people who are sad about the decay of authoritarianism and oppression.[/QUOTE]

    Perhaps its more a lack of cohesion and common social purpose, too many splinter groups,...
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    There should be far more outrage over this...

    There should be far more outrage over this situation than there is. Some even applaud it as a sign of success.
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    Faith is by definition blind: holding a belief or...

    Faith is by definition blind: holding a belief or conviction of truth that's not supported by evidence.

    Hope may be a mixture of faith and expectation, expectation based on probability and odds....
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    The book of genesis is young earth creationism.

    The book of genesis is young earth creationism.
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    In my first post I was saying that a lot of...

    Sure but even those above in your quote beat the material number of the Greek gods worship items in your first quote (since this seemed to be the basis of your argument). Jesus has the best selling...
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    People build monuments as outward expressions of...

    Is this any different from there being materially many times more churches, statues and crucifixes worn by many millions past and present?[/QUOTE]

    People build monuments as outward expressions of...
  9. If we keep closing down the whole economic system...

    If we keep closing down the whole economic system each and every time there's a bad flu, it won't take long....
  10. So where in a city with high cost housing, rent,...

    So where in a city with high cost housing, rent, etc, are the low paid workers living? Ten to a flat?
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    Flags, of course.....that's where the Greeks went...

    But did they have a flag?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEx5G-GOS1k[/QUOTE]

    Flags, of course.....that's where the Greeks went wrong.
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    There is plenty of evidence for the existence of...

    There is plenty of evidence for the existence of the Greek gods, temples were built in their honour, statues erected, people prayed to them, consulted the oracles, seeing signs and portents,...
  13. I wasn't talking about you personally...I was...

    Who the f**k is dismissing someone's death as nothing more than collateral damage?

    Seriously, do you think people are actually saying that Heather Heyer's death was acceptable or is this just...
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    The ratio of wealth, income, power between rich...

    It hasn’t always been that way, but it’s a difficult problem to overcome. But after WW2, the US and many other countries did precisely that. The GINI factor went down significantly because marginal...
  15. Collateral damage is easy for some to accept when...

    Collateral damage is being accepted, yes. But that doesn't mean there's no limit to the amount of collateral damage people will accept, or that everyone agrees where to draw the line. And it doesn't...
  16. Not being 'the preferred method' doesn't mean...

    No one is saying it's the preferred method. But when the choice is take direct action or live with the way things are, and people are fed up with the way things are, they're going to take direct...
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    Scientists being religious or becoming religious...

    Scientists being religious or becoming religious doesn't have anything to do with science.
  18. Here's two; ''Wisconsin’s governor ...

    It doesn't have to happen in every instance for it to happen. It happened. Mobs went on the rampage.

    What rate of death, looting or indiscriminate destruction of property is acceptable? Is...
  19. I wonder what could happen if right wing...

    The #BLM folks don't get bragging rights for that discovery.[/QUOTE]

    Well, it is an effective way of getting things done. Not everything, of course, but some things. Mobs can accomplish in a...
  20. It doesn't have to happen in every instance for...

    I used the phrase again and again because that is the distinction between my position and whatever the opposition is arguing.

    The crowds pulling down or damaging monuments were not peacefully...
  21. Never mind the injuries, deaths and unrelated...

    A majority opinion has apparently been rendered and carried out.[/QUOTE]

    Never mind the injuries, deaths and unrelated damage to property.

    Both the violence and the collateral damage being...
  22. People don't care about a lot of things if it...

    This.[/QUOTE]

    People don't care about a lot of things if it doesn't effect their own lives, poverty, oh, dear, that's bad, homelessness, shocking, pass the biscuits please.....the world is a...
  23. I used the phrase again and again because that is...

    Studies say otherwise. I have posted articles with references and links to research that demonstrate the efficacy of peaceful demonstration and civil disobedience. Why is that research ignored in...
  24. Studies say otherwise. I have posted articles...

    It's not about what I 'fail to grasp' - the issue was, and is, about the means by which reform is brought about. I know what happened in the past, I understand the nature of oppression, inequality...
  25. It's not about what I 'fail to grasp' - the...

    It's not about what I 'fail to grasp' - the issue was, and is, about the means by which reform is brought about.

    I know what happened in the past, I understand the nature of oppression,...
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