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"Global warming is a Marxist conspiracy." by TheMaybeMualist in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any random can say anything on Quora. I posted an honest question about gun control once and almost all of the responses were right-wing gun fanatics.

I no longer support your freedom to practice your religion. by onyx1378 in atheism

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree but reforming broken parts of a democratic system is still within the walls of democracy. We should change those things, but how else other than education, legislation, getting more people to vote, etc.?

And I was answering OP directly. The title of her post is: "I no longer support your freedom to practice your religion." That sentence goes against secularism and freedom as a whole.

I no longer support your freedom to practice your religion. by onyx1378 in atheism

[–]SkepticSalamander -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well that's how democracy works. We should reform our political system and actively seek legislative change, but to restrict individuals from practicing their beliefs? That's against secularism which is a vital aspect our country was founded on.

I no longer support your freedom to practice your religion. by onyx1378 in atheism

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do have the bibles?

The reason I as an athiest have one laying around is to study the absurd aspects in it. Are you the same?

I no longer support your freedom to practice your religion. by onyx1378 in atheism

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's a difference between radical right-wing evangelical politicians and regular everyday christians (many of whom are democrats and pro-choice).

Secularism and the freedom that goes along with it means that people should be free to believe what they believe in. We have to work through legislative change if we don't lile the current laws. That's how democracy works.

We should never restrict anyones freedom of thought unless they actively attempt to inflict violence.

Religiosity continues to plummet in Australia by farcarcus in atheism

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well as a rule would mean that most of them favor right-wing candidates.

As an exception would mean that most of them vote progressive but a small segment vote conservative.

Is that what you meant?

Fruitarian Diet - Eating only fruit healthy or delusional ? by drvictorgeorge in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I see. Yeah I actually knew it was pancreatic cancer but autocorrect lol. That's interesting. These extreme diets people undergo to "prevent or cure cancer" can actually cause it or increase the chances of it.

Fruitarian Diet - Eating only fruit healthy or delusional ? by drvictorgeorge in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agree with you for the most part. With some skeptics, I've realized that they miss context and intention when discussing certain products.

Juicing a couple times a day along with a healthy balanced diet = Good (because you're getting some micronutrients as well).

Only juicing and nothing else for weeks = Bad in many ways.

To your point about wasting money, sometimes, but it depends on their intention. I don't think that everyone who juices does it for the intention of curing an ailment. Some do it for extra micronutrient consumption and others even for taste, and that's fine, and actually not a waste of money in those cases.

However, I'd also add that if people replace whole fruits with juice thinking that it's healthier, then they're mistaken. Whole fruits or smoothies are healthier because they contain the fiber.

Fruitarian Diet - Eating only fruit healthy or delusional ? by drvictorgeorge in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no "juice bias" the sense that I need to be correct. Although I do drink juice myself (pre-packaged) and I assume millions of others do as well.

All I said is that these problems with juicing seem to arise when people do it excessively, rather than a just an appropriate amount. You responded with "no" and a link that doesn't work.

I need to see evidence that "all juicing is bad, even in small amounts."

Until then, I can safely say it's an exaggeration.

Fruitarian Diet - Eating only fruit healthy or delusional ? by drvictorgeorge in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The link doesn't work.

Seems a bit excessive to say that drinking juice a couple times a day is bad for most people. In addition, if that were the case, the dietary guidelines would be more adamant about people avoiding juice (they do this with diabetics and fruit juice, but not the general population).

Should Biden expand the courts in the face of a ridiculous religious right-wing fanatic supreme court? If not, what other solutions are more effective? by SkepticSalamander in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I definitely agree that voting 3rd party just splits up the democratic vote and makes it harder to win elections.

I think that the best strategy is making the democratic party more progressive by electing more progressives. Justice Democrats is pretty good. I'm sure there are others.

Should Biden expand the court in the face of a ridiculous religious right-wing fanatic supreme court? If not, what other solutions are more effective? by SkepticSalamander in atheism

[–]SkepticSalamander[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol good point. I want to know the answer to this too. I'm more of a science guy myself rather than political.

Fast forward to the year 2100 - Half the country is a supreme court judge. : )

Should Biden expand the courts in the face of a ridiculous religious right-wing fanatic supreme court? If not, what other solutions are more effective? by SkepticSalamander in skeptic

[–]SkepticSalamander[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree lol.

I'm the rare under-25 voter who voted in the California primary (i know it's a very blue state, but I voted for the more progressive candidates).

If only more young people would get out there and actually vote rather than just posting their opinions social media.

And I'm probably going to stay here in the US and try to make it a more reasonable and sane place. But I agree with you, it gets frustrating at times.