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Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 17:04:37 in Media

“Let me put it differently: Do you support the totalitarian dictatorship in Iran?”

wisdomteeth on Feb 17, 2012 at 17:10:59

“That is an ad hominem comment! The US is not the world's prosecutor, sheriff, police force, judge, moral arbiter etc, etc, etc. There are many worse regimes that the US has supported and colluded with over the years. Iran is not a direct threat to the US.”

Republican crybabies on Feb 17, 2012 at 17:10:52

“Certainly not. But our job should not be the imperialist world police. The biggest dictatorship in the world is China, and we're good buddies with them.”
Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 16:57:07 in Media

“Your point? (Apart from moving to the ad hominem pathetically fast)”
Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 16:50:52 in Media

“The late Christopher Hitchens, I am quite sure in saying, would be exquisitely furious if he could read this now - the American left once again abandoning reason and common sense to hypocritical, populistic dribble, by defending an extremly dangerous, theocratic dictatorship which is on the verge of having nuclear weapons and of bestowing them on the entire world in their messianic frenzy. Do you honestly think that "media frenzy" matters in the case of Iran? "Echoes of 2002" "Haven't we seen this before?" What is this babble? This is the biggest, most acute danger to our civilization right now; swift military intevention is dearly required. Anything to rid the world - especially the Iranian people - of this wretched evil.”

Republican crybabies on Feb 17, 2012 at 16:53:49

“It must be terrifying to live with such acute paranoia.”
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Who Will Look After an Atheist's Soul?

Commented Mar 11, 2012 at 07:49:40 in Religion

“And what is more: I am not implying that Mr. de Botton actually waited for Christopher Hitchens to die, but the publication date of this book is very unfortunate. I am quite sure, would he be alive and well still, Hitchens would instantly consider de Botton a very dangerous compromise and would write against him.”
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Who Will Look After an Atheist's Soul?

Commented Mar 10, 2012 at 19:38:55 in Religion

“Although I enjoyed his work on Proust and ‘Status Anxiety’ and I would defend Mr. de Botton against anyone who dismisses his work as dumbed-down, creamy-puff philosophy, I think this mildly funny book is nothing short of babble (albeit well-versed babble). But it was a grave, grave mistake. It has gives, perhaps unintentionally, ammunition to those sordid apologists and even moderates, who throw themselves upon this book: “Perfect! A clever, eloquent man is making the case for religion – those aggressive ‘militant’ atheists were wrong. Forget them.” And suddenly it becomes easy to deprecate and denigrate every real atheist, by reference to “Religion for Atheist” and to discredit Hitchers & Co. Very subtly and surreptitiously; the momentary wave of enlightenment is being pushed back by the meretricious.

Mr. de Botton has, whether unintentionally or not, given ammunition to the enemies of secularism, liberalism, thought and reason. He still writes like an angel, but he seems to have undergone the unfortunate metamorphosis from a butterfly to caterpillar. A really nice caterpillar nonetheless.”

Dominik Leusder on Mar 11, 2012 at 07:49:40

“And what is more: I am not implying that Mr. de Botton actually waited for Christopher Hitchens to die, but the publication date of this book is very unfortunate. I am quite sure, would he be alive and well still, Hitchens would instantly consider de Botton a very dangerous compromise and would write against him.”
Religion for Atheists: 5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Religion for Atheists: 5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 13:29:07 in Religion

“And what is more: I am NOT implying that Mr. de Botton actually waited for Christopher Hitchens to die, but the publication date of this book is very unfortunate. I am quite sure, would he be alive and well still, Hitchens would instantly consider de Botton a very dangerous compromise and would write against him. I like to think that he would not have been lenient.”
Religion for Atheists: 5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Religion for Atheists: 5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Commented Mar 9, 2012 at 13:23:33 in Religion

“Although I enjoyed his work on Proust and ‘Status Anxiety’ and I would defend Mr. de Botton against anyone who dismisses his work as dumbed-down, creamy-puff philosophy, I think this mildly funny book is nothing short of babble (albeit well-versed babble). But it was a grave, grave mistake. It has gives, perhaps unintentionally, ammunition to those sordid apologists and even moderates, who throw themselves upon this book: “Perfect! A clever, eloquent man is making the case for religion – those aggressive ‘militant’ atheists were wrong. Forget them.” And suddenly it becomes easy to deprecate and denigrate every real atheist, by reference to “Religion for Atheist” and to discredit Hitchers & Co. Very subtly and surreptitiously; the momentary wave of enlightenment is being pushed back by the meretricious.

Mr. de Botton has, whether unintentionally or not, given ammunition to the enemies of secularism, liberalism, thought and reason. He still writes like an angel, but he seems to have undergone the unfortunate metamorphosis from a butterfly to caterpillar. A really nice caterpillar nonetheless.”

Dominik Leusder on Mar 9, 2012 at 13:29:07

“And what is more: I am NOT implying that Mr. de Botton actually waited for Christopher Hitchens to die, but the publication date of this book is very unfortunate. I am quite sure, would he be alive and well still, Hitchens would instantly consider de Botton a very dangerous compromise and would write against him. I like to think that he would not have been lenient.”