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Forum: Politics 05:46 PM - 08/20/12
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Posted By The Personist
Dawkins is the worst now that Christopher Hitchens is dead, though the fact that the latter wrote a book defending the invasion of Iraq makes it hard for me to assert this. Still gonna do it, though,...
Forum: Politics 08:17 AM - 08/16/12
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Posted By The Personist
Zizek is OK; I think his approach to religion is ultimately to Hegelian/authoritarian/universalist for me. Simon Critchley's debate with Zizek on ethics (not religion) exemplifies the issues in Z's...
Forum: Politics 08:15 AM - 08/13/12
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Posted By The Personist
I'm sympathetic to the idea (which might be more neo-pragmatist than pragmatist) of the meaning of things being attached to their function (so making it a question of what can something do rather...
Forum: Politics 08:41 PM - 08/12/12
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Posted By The Personist
It feels good to get called pretentious on the internet again

ALL IN THE NAME OF COMMONSENSE LIBERALISM YOU GUYS

would it be better if I talked about someone not popular like Jack Halberstam? Or...
Forum: Politics 10:49 PM - 08/10/12
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Posted By The Personist
Heaven forfend I apply what I read to how I think. I'll stop doing that.



OK allow me to make the same statement without mentioning Foucault: "lol human rights is bullshit y'all are full of shit."...
Forum: Politics 01:36 PM - 08/10/12
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Posted By The Personist
oh boy "human rights" what nonsensical liberal bullshit will this thread trot out next

me and Foucault chilling in the corner thinking you're all ridiculous
Forum: Politics 01:26 PM - 07/27/12
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Posted By The Personist
Dawkins's concept of religion is entirely ahistorical and uninformed so it's kind of funny that he said that. Or, if you want to read him less generously than that, he's a shithead because he...
Forum: Politics 08:29 AM - 07/27/12
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Posted By The Personist
Yeah because they have nothing to say about religion because they don't know anything about it and proudly parade that fact around (Dawkins often saying "why read theology if I don't believe in God,"...
Forum: Politics 07:49 AM - 07/27/12
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Posted By The Personist
I guess my thing is I don't know how anyone who knows anything about science, history, philosophy, culture, &c., would take anything these guys have to say seriously. The fact that you do is kind of...
Forum: Politics 10:45 AM - 07/26/12
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Posted By The Personist
Dawkins and Harris don't "critique" Islam (there is nothing in this strain of atheism that resembles a thoughtful engagement with the religions they dismiss; to suggest they take it seriously enough...
Forum: Politics 08:35 AM - 07/26/12
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Posted By The Personist
Implicit in the position that Christianity is "less evil" than Islam is a whole host of unconscious value-judgments that, going along with a Western racialized conception of Islam, are extremely...
Forum: Politics 05:17 PM - 07/25/12
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Posted By The Personist
Dawkins has said on his blog that Islam is an unmitigated evil (http://richarddawkins.net/discussions/624093-support-christian-missions-in-africa-no-but) and that it's better to support Christian...
Forum: Politics 03:44 PM - 07/25/12
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Posted By The Personist
I have no problem calling someone a jackass for being as ahistorical and colonialist and imperialist as Dawkins et al, and I think that aligning oneself with people who think it is a moral task to...
Forum: Politics 08:36 AM - 07/25/12
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Posted By The Personist
Also the whole "i'm spiritual not religious" thing is some liberal bullshit since the best part about religion is the community/inherent critique of egoism as the basis of community/society
Forum: Politics 08:35 AM - 07/25/12
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Posted By The Personist
It's one of those rare moments where I find myself agreeing with Zizek: yeah, I think for an atheist the question of God should be irrelevant (and I guess I'm kind of an atheist though to me the...
Forum: Politics 06:09 PM - 07/24/12
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Posted By The Personist
You obviously aren't familiar with Hitchens et al, because they see Atheism as something that has an agenda to it. Or, to put it another, perhaps more intellectually honest way, for them atheism is a...
Forum: Politics 02:57 PM - 07/24/12
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Posted By The Personist
The best part about "atheism" is that the only way it can work is by first conjuring up God so that it can negate it. Like the concept of God is even more essential to atheism than to religion. It's...
Forum: Politics 10:05 AM - 07/24/12
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Posted By The Personist
I haven't read Discipline and Punish all the way through yet! I suck. But it's on my list of things to read. His lectures are really great and a nice supplement to his published books.

And yeah, I...
Forum: Politics 01:46 PM - 07/23/12
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Posted By The Personist
But seriously, Foucault was kind of absolutely on point about the discursive formation of science, so I dismiss out of hand any critique of religion that focuses on "truth."
Forum: Politics 08:54 PM - 07/22/12
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Posted By The Personist
oh my god everyone is an idiot read a book plz
Forum: Politics 04:03 PM - 07/19/12
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Posted By The Personist
Foucault was right as hell about the discursive formation of science and the shift from orthodoxy to orthology in terms of truth production, so I'm not really convinced by people who throw SCIENCE at...
Forum: Politics 07:44 AM - 07/17/12
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Posted By The Personist
"THIS IS A LOGICAL FALLACY" seems like a good way of avoiding, you know, actual engagement with an argument. Which is a New Atheist hallmark.
Forum: Politics 07:38 AM - 07/17/12
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Posted By The Personist
RIchard Dawkins literally should not matter in conversations about atheism; he is nothing but a blowhard tryna make a buck at the expense of brown people.
Forum: Politics 08:07 AM - 07/16/12
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Posted By The Personist
Ugh god that guy was such a shithead. I lost a good dozen FB friends when I posted a snide status about it when he died. Not sorry.


I mean, yeah, because I reject the premises of the opinion (which...
Forum: Politics 02:48 PM - 07/15/12
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Posted By The Personist
Not gonna respond to Letterbomb because like...why bother? he ain't said anything respondable to.



New Atheism is basically the group of vocal atheists--Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher...


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