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post #7816 of 14583
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

That's only because you want to keep that sweet, sweet philosophy money to yourself.

I am so rich at this point you'd think I'd give up my money-grubbing ways. But no, I do not give up those ways.
post #7817 of 14583
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I'm in an argument with somebody on facebook (not my friend, this is on somebody else's page, thank god) who is seriously claiming that the Confederacy was justified because, while slavery was unfortunate, their economy would have collapsed without it, so slavery had to stick around as a practical necessity.

I'm not going to copy the whole thing here, but holy crap- I thought we had at least gotten past that particular bit. Seriously, is America still not at the point where we can at least agree that slavery was indefensible?

I don't see anything wrong with that statement. Seems like you're replying with moral arguments against slavery while he's just restating the historical arguments of the Confederacy found in every high school textbook.
post #7818 of 14583
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

You will never get everyone to agree on anything. There are people who still think the earth is flat.

Your mom is flat.
post #7819 of 14583
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

Your mom is flat.

Wow really insensitive bro. She was run over by a steamroller.
post #7820 of 14583
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Wow really insensitive bro. She was run over by a steamroller.

In Cleveland?
post #7821 of 14583
I don't think there is actually a living person who seriously believes the Earth is flat. Maybe some aboriginal tribe in the South Pacific that has never had contact with civilization but not anybody in the real world.
post #7822 of 14583
I'm sure you could find some whackjob uber-right-wing Christian conservative in Iowa or Utah or somewhere who honestly does.
post #7823 of 14583
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I don't think there is actually a living person who seriously believes the Earth is flat. Maybe some aboriginal tribe in the South Pacific that has never had contact with civilization but not anybody in the real world.

Nope, people who have access to the internet

http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php
post #7824 of 14583
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Nope, people who have access to the internet

http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php

That site... Just... Wow.
post #7825 of 14583
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Nope, people who have access to the internet

http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php

From a quick perusal of the forums it appears to be populated by a vast majority of REs (round earthers) with a few FE trolls. None of that is serious.
post #7826 of 14583
"Flat Earth Society" is one of my favorite Bad Religion songs.
post #7827 of 14583
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

From a quick perusal of the forums it appears to be populated by a vast majority of REs (round earthers) with a few FE trolls. None of that is serious.

I read some of the "Q&A" and there are definitely serious flat earthers there. Holy shit on a stick. Society never ceases to amaze.
post #7828 of 14583
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

I read some of the "Q&A" and there are definitely serious flat earthers there. Holy
You mean because they post questions and comments on an internet forum that on their face purport to be serious?
L'Incandescent often posts things here that seem very serious, such as when he said that he was in the academic field of Grace Studies. But then he later has to explain that those comments were not actually serious (contained statements that were not literally true) to avoid leaving us with states of confusion. (Just giving an example.)
post #7829 of 14583
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

I'm in an argument with somebody on facebook (not my friend, this is on somebody else's page, thank god) who is seriously claiming that the Confederacy was justified because, while slavery was unfortunate, their economy would have collapsed without it, so slavery had to stick around as a practical necessity.

I'm not going to copy the whole thing here, but holy crap- I thought we had at least gotten past that particular bit. Seriously, is America still not at the point where we can at least agree that slavery was indefensible?
When asked in an interview if the people of New Orleans had forgotten their treatment by the Bush admin in the wake of Katrina James Carville replied that" the people of New Orleans still refer to the Civil War as the recent unpleasantness."
post #7830 of 14583
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Originally Posted by why View Post

I don't see anything wrong with that statement. Seems like you're replying with moral arguments against slavery while he's just restating the historical arguments of the Confederacy found in every high school textbook.

When discussing slavery, the last thing you want to do is bring morality into it just muddles the issues no two ways about it. Especially in discussions about whether the Confederacy was justified.
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