What's Your Favorite Controversial Topic?

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    I think I would have to say controversy is my all time favorite controversial topic.
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    • Profile picture of the author lcombs
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I think I would have to say controversy is my all time favorite controversial topic.
      I agree.
      I love to play devils advocate , push some buttons, and "stir the pot" so anything controversial is like an amusement park to me.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        I think I would have to say controversy is my all time favorite controversial topic.
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        I agree.

        Well, that fizzled.
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          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          Well, that fizzled.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

            Whew, I'm glad I didn't say it bombed. :p

            Originally Posted by KimW View Post

            But that probably gave me the best laugh of the day!
            My work here is done.
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          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          Well, that fizzled.
          But that probably gave me the best laugh of the day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    Interesting, I find it pretty easy to slice-n-dice followers of Abrahamic mythology.

    Perhaps you can recommend a forum where I can sharpen my Veg-o-Matic skills.

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    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    I love to hammer atheists.
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      china, although north korea is rearing its head
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    I love to hammer atheists.
    Let's rock. I love to hammer religious people. I'm not really actually a true athiest - but since I subscribe to quantum thought instead of religion people insist on calling me one.

    I LOVE to hammer around on politics, too.

    Three quarters of the stuff I really like to get down and dirty with isn't even allowed in here.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

      Nah, I only hammer fundie atheists who gad about asking people if God can make a rock he can't lift.

      fundie athiests? WTF is that? LMAO. I can see your point kinda by the description you give of their stance without knowing what they are, though. I agree. The bible, and religion in general is so full of paradoxes, it's really beneath someone to use one that is so cliche and worn that it invites only humdrum boredom into the argument. A good debate is like playing chess and the game gets dull when you have to continue to play it with people whose skill and knowledge levels are far below your own.

      I will say, though, that you would be surprised how much knowledge about the bible many athiest actually do have. Some athiests are completely unaware of the subject and just picked a side, though, just as some very religious people know nothing really about it other than what some dude pounded into their head from a pulpit. Neither of those are any fun to debate anything on any subject with.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        A good debate is like playing chess and the game gets dull when you have to continue to play it with people whose skill and knowledge levels are far below your own.
        Tim Phelan had checkmate against me in three posts in a recent debate. I thought it was pretty neat. (my neck is in a noose, and every moderator's foot is on the chair waiting for me to step out of line, I don't recommend anyone else try it)

        I did walk away with a better understanding of the subject, and he has bragging rights.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    If you asked this question about 2 months ago, I would said "End of the World" but now it'll just have to be the existence of God.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Ginger or Mary Ann?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Ginger or Mary Ann?
      There's no debate here.

      Mary Ann - of course!

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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Mike,

        Any question that draws "There's no debate here" as a response is going to be good for lots of debate.

        Jennifer Marlowe, or Bailey Quarters?


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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Jennifer Marlowe, or Bailey Quarters? Paul
          A nice obscure one. Bailey Quarters any day. Every day actually.
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          • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
            Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post


            Jennifer Marlowe, or Bailey Quarters
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            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            A nice obscure one. Bailey Quarters any day. Every day actually.
            Yup. Jan Smithers is a Hottie!

            That was a great show. my favorite episode was the thanksgiving debacle.
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          • Profile picture of the author John Durham
            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            A nice obscure one. Bailey Quarters any day. Every day actually.

            Im going to have to respectfully disagree on that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Ginger or Mary Ann?
      Ooooh, highly inscrutable: this one took a bit of online research. But you know what they say? They're not so good when you have to explain them.

      I offer you: "Gilligan's Island" or "Someone's Island"?
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Ken,
        Sartre hates you.
        All the existentialists do. Metaphysicians give mixed reviews, and the ontologists are apathetic.

        I drive the solipsists nuts.


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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Ken,All the existentialists do. Metaphysicians give mixed reviews, and the ontologists are apathetic.

          I drive the solipsists nuts.


          Paul

          Paul, do you have 20 college degrees or whut?

          I'm an inuitionalist. Sometimes that gets me in trouble though...
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Ken,All the existentialists do. Metaphysicians give mixed reviews, and the ontologists are apathetic.

          I drive the solipsists nuts.

          Paul

          Hmmm. I'm not sure how true that is, although adequate. I don't think existentialists actually hate you. I think it's just hard for them to connect with ya. Of course, a true solipsist would just take an aspirin to get rid of you. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Ken,All the existentialists do. Metaphysicians give mixed reviews, and the ontologists are apathetic.

          I drive the solipsists nuts. Paul
          What about the proctologists?
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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Ken,
            Lucky for you I'm a neo-Platonist.
            Had to look that one up. Interesting semantic end-run around the concept of 'being.' The notion of existing outside of existence suggests a bit of philosophical tom-foolery, but it makes as much sense as either of the other propositions.

            John,
            do you have 20 college degrees or whut?
            Whut. As in, none. Just a rather broad range of interests.

            Sal,
            a true solipsist would just take an aspirin to get rid of you.
            But how do we know the aspirin is real?

            Whatmeworrypedia,
            What about the proctologists?
            They're all secretly aliens.


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            • Profile picture of the author HeySal
              Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

              Sal,But how do we know the aspirin is real?
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              We? We who?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I never know til I see it , but its fun to hammer on controversial topics sometimes. There are worse ways to deal with stress than a heavy debate within the safe confines of the off topic forum.

    However it can hurt you to do it in other subforums with "marketers". The intention in here isnt competition so its cool, people just want to debate, they dont want to put you out of business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Politics. Definitely politics.

    I'm with you Sal:
    Three quarters of the stuff I really like to get down and dirty with isn't even allowed in here.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Definitely love having a go at bible bashers.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      I like to piss gently on prattlers of all kinds of nonsense. Been doing it for years.

      "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    I like many controversial topics but I don't have a single favorite. I recently posted a thread about a controversial comic which got promptly deleted! In general, I think it's safe to say that if none of your views are controversial you need to broaden your horizons.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Sal,
      fundie athiests? WTF is that?
      If he's talking about the people I think, I call those evangelical atheists.

      Same as any evangelical group. They feel driven to convert others to their belief system.


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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Sal,If he's talking about the people I think, I call those evangelical atheists.

        Same as any evangelical group. They feel driven to convert others to their belief system.


        Paul
        Ah - okay. Not sure where the word "fundie" comes from, but I know the type you mean. I've always just called that headbanging - no matter what side of the debate someone's on. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Geez, so many to choose from...

          Ah, Okay, I have a safe one that covers just about all of them.

          Stupid People!!

          Terra
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          Sal,
          I've always just called that headbanging - no matter what side of the debate someone's on.
          Yep. It's such a pointless argument. It all logically comes down to trying to explain existence. Either it has always existed, which makes no sense, or somehow existence occurred out of non-existence, which also makes no sense.

          Neither argument can be proved or disproved, so accepting either is an arbitrary choice. An act of faith, if you will.

          We can't explain existence, but we'll damned sure fight wars over our foolish attempts to...


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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Ken,
            So it makes no sense that the universe was always there and it makes not sense that it began.

            Yeah, I can see that.
            I said "existence." I was very careful in that choice of words.

            The universe we know could have been the result of something that existed before it. Which makes the issue existence, not the portion of it we can be aware of and measure.


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          • Profile picture of the author HeySal
            Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

            Sal,Yep. It's such a pointless argument. It all logically comes down to trying to explain existence. Either it has always existed, which makes no sense, or somehow existence occurred out of non-existence, which also makes no sense.

            Neither argument can be proved or disproved, so accepting either is an arbitrary choice. An act of faith, if you will.

            We can't explain existence, but we'll damned sure fight wars over our foolish attempts to...


            Paul

            Yeah - all for nothing. People should just listen to me. I have the right answer. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author tporritt
    I am in Canada and I would definitely say the U.S gun law. You guys have the constitutional right to bear arms but so many nasty shootings happen down south.........definitely a catch 22.
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    • Originally Posted by tporritt View Post

      I am in Canada and I would definitely say the U.S gun law. You guys have the constitutional right to bear arms but so many nasty shootings happen down south.........definitely a catch 22.
      That's a clever pun ... but the period goes on the other side...it's "catch .22" :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    What's Your Favorite Controversial Topic?

    My favorite controversial topic is the one where
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    My fav is arguing with the nutters who believe my giving up my guns will somehow make me safer
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    • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
      I have a whole blog about controversial topics.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Pointless or not, faith itself can be comforting, and it can give you parameters to operate by... a life with no parameters is just too many choices...a person can go crazy wondering what directions to go.

    I have had myself banned from the warrior forum before just to lock out the distraction and not give myself the option. Having a faith to live by helps you to have some lines to color within.

    My grandmother always said this one thing that was so wise to me... "Hope"... even if you never accomplish anything, or if you have alot of failures...if you are always dreaming of something new after each failure, you always have hope, and hoping itself can make life more passionate. Always have hope, always have faith.

    Even if you only "believe it", that belief can give your life some meaning; if that's all it's worth.

    Ps. Of course that's debatable
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    My brother once said to me that when he finds himself agreeing with the majority, he has to re-think his position. That was around '72 - '73.
    It's still one of my rules to live by.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
    Lets see who gets this one:

    Sammy, or Dave?
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    The social sciences will one day be rendered exact by the clever use of mathematics.

    nah, dont wanna argue bout it
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I use to be an inclusivist, but now Im a judgmentalist... It just feels soo much "better".
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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      I use to be an inclusivist, but now Im a judgmentalist... It just feels soo much "better".
      You would say that, wouldn't you.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        You would say that, wouldn't you.
        Well... I reckon I "did" so, I guess I "would".
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  • Profile picture of the author monkeyofstick
    just so many to choose from...
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
    face palm
    I should have known that one
    That's a tough call.
    I saw both the heaven and hell, and the Mob rules tour with RJD, and Dios vocal prowess was phenominal. Never saw Ozzy with Sabbath live, although I did see him on the speak of the devil tour with Night Rangers' Brad Gillis on guitar, where Ozzy did all Sabbath songs.
    IMO I'd say it is a tie
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  • Profile picture of the author Pawpoint
    I love to discuss with Americans how utterly crazy a lot of their population seems to be! Americans and their guns, Americans and their crazy religions etc - lmao. Totally mad (and very controversial)
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    • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
      Originally Posted by Pawpoint View Post

      I love to discuss with Americans how utterly crazy a lot of their population seems to be! Americans and their guns, Americans and their crazy religions etc - lmao. Totally mad (and very controversial)
      Says the lady selling dog clothes.....
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        Originally Posted by Big Rob View Post

        Says the lady selling dog clothes.....
        Think that deserves a touché.

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        • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Think that deserves a touché.

          And,perhaps, anen garde
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Pawpoint View Post

      I love to discuss with Americans how utterly crazy a lot of their population seems to be! Americans and their guns, Americans and their crazy religions etc - lmao. Totally mad (and very controversial)
      And if your gov just enacted the NDAA and is starting to talk about RFID chip emplantments - and has you labeled as a terrorist because you stock up on food supplies, and is arming drones that they are going to fly over you - you wouldn't hope and pray your population has guns?

      Yeah okay. Mooooooooooooooo.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        And if your gov ......
        The UK has more surveillance cameras than any other nation on Earth.

        "Landing Strip One" indeed.
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