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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Affleck is unwittingly proving Harris's point about liberal downplaying of Islam's ugly side. He just hears Harris say something negative about liberals and Islam and he shuts off.
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    Now I have to write something or the message is too short.
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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    Bill Maher isn't as repulsive as Greg Gutfeld makes him out to be. That's all.
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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

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    Bill Maher isn't as repulsive as Greg Gutfeld makes him out to be. That's all.
    Let's be fair, here: Maher's biggest crimes are that he comes across as smug and he laughs at his own jokes. Take those away and you actually have a pretty alright guy who's consistent with his principles.

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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Let's be fair, here: Maher's biggest crimes are that he comes across as smug and he laughs at his own jokes. Take those away and you actually have a pretty alright guy who's consistent with his principles.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

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    Now I have to write something or the message is too short.
    Have you read any of Harris's books? I figure you'd be a fan of his ideas on morality.

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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

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    Have you read any of Harris's books? I figure you'd be a fan of his ideas on morality.
    Yes. The End of Faith and as you guessed he has been very influential on my ideas of morality with the book, The Moral Landscape.

    There are also several really good YouTuber's that I follow as well. Theoretical Bullsh*t, and probably my favorite in the areas of understanding of behavior, AntiCitizenX. I've gleaned a lot from them all.
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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    I rarely agree with Maher... on anything... but I think he's spot on on this issue.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Let's be fair, here: Maher's biggest crimes are that he comes across as smug and he laughs at his own jokes. Take those away and you actually have a pretty alright guy who's consistent with his principles.
    .....no. You have a sarcastic a-hole who is consistent with his principles. Although being consistent with your principles is odd enough that it is sometimes breathtakingly surprising. His best suit is that he really does mean it when he says he's committed to Liberal (big L) ideas, even at the expense of multiculturalism.

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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    .....no. You have a sarcastic a-hole who is consistent with his principles. Although being consistent with your principles is odd enough that it is sometimes breathtakingly surprising. His best suit is that he really does mean it when he says he's committed to Liberal (big L) ideas, even at the expense of multiculturalism.
    The only valid criticism in your post is that he's sarcastic, though I personally lump that in with "smug."

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    Re: Affleck, Maher in heated debate about Islam

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    .....no. You have a sarcastic a-hole who is consistent with his principles.
    I would get along with him fairly well then!
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