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do people suffer from your dmdd (disruptive mood dysregulation disorder)?

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psychobabble.

“A new diagnosis for severe recurrent temper tantrums - disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Critics say it will medicalize kids' who have normal tantrums.”



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freedom of religion, 1220

This item has been incorporated in a new short briefings document, the myth of islamic tolerance in al-andalus.

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Francis of Assisi [1182-1226] called on Christians to preach the gospel to Muslims. He sent friars to Morocco where they were promptly killed, as proselytising was contrary to Islamic law.

[Derived from p.118, Reconquest and crusade in medieval Spain by Joseph F O'Callaghan]

Reconquest and crusade in medieval Spain by Joseph F O'Callaghan

Reconquest and crusade in medieval Spain

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004

ISBN-10: 0812218892
ISBN-13: 978-0812218893

$24.32 [amazon.com]
£18.53 [amazon.co.uk]



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give and take

Who votes for an increase in EUSSR badgets?

Those who pay,
or those who take?

Who votes for Barak Obama ?

Those who pay,
or those who take?

Who votes for the ‘New’ Labour Party?

Those who pay,
or those who take?

Who votes for François Hollande?

Those who pay,
or those who take?



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islam - ‘good’ or ‘bad’? the ‘scientific’ view

From a correspondent:
“Islam is a particularly noxious bucket of [muck]. Here's neuroscientist and debater Sam Harris talking about Islam and theological relativism. He makes a strong case for Islam being especially evil.”


4:40 mins

From the youtube intro above, at least he seems to know his onions, which is a great step forward from dopes like Richard Dorkins and Christopher Hitchins.

You may find this useful:


1:40:01

Sam Harris is fine while he has the platform, but once he’s under questioning (see ‘chapters’ links at the end), he becomes quite disoriented. He looks to me as if he has a religion/dogma.

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socialism is a creed of the effete middle class says groaniad

As ironically, George Orwell is said to have put it:
“Some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them.”

“More middle-class voters regard themselves as leftwing than do working-class voters, and working-class people show less support for overseas aid and immigration than middle-class voters, according to a new YouGov poll, commissioned by Progress, the Labour pressure group. The findings arguably underline the complex challenge Ed Miliband faces in reconnecting with people who were once described as Labour's core supporters."

So we must find another way to fool them.

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socialism is a religion

“For at least the last hundred years, the world’s most dynamic religion has been neither Christianity nor Islam.

“It has been leftism.

“Most people do not recognize what is probably the single most important fact of modern life. One reason is that leftism is overwhelmingly secular (more than merely secular: It is inherently opposed to all traditional religions), and therefore people do not regard it as a religion. Another is that leftism so convincingly portrays itself as solely the product of reason, intellect, and science that it has not been seen as the dogma-based ideology that it is. Therefore the vast majority of the people who affirm leftist beliefs think of their views as the only way to properly think about life.

“That, in turn, explains why anyone who opposes leftism is labeled anti-intellectual, anti-progress, anti-science, anti-minority, and anti-reason (among many other pejorative epithets): Leftists truly believe that there is no other way to think.”

Dennis Prager has recently published an interesting book on this subject.

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“But this week, [UK Labour Party leader] Ed Miliband wanted to tell the world about his creed. He is not a man for synagogues or churches, he said, but is emphatically a man of faith. “Not a religious faith,” he said, “but a faith none the less. A faith, I believe, many religious people would recognise.” He listed the tenets: a duty to leave the world a better place; a desire to tackle injustice; a belief in the power of collective action [editorial emphasis]. It is not unusual for politicians to describe their values, or give them funny names like “irreducible core”. But it is unusual for them to elevate these to the status of a “faith”.”
[Quoted from telegraph.co.uk]

Of course, socialism does not leave the world a better place, it is a shallow cult that has killed by the tens of millions.

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Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
by Dennis Prager

Still the best hope by Dennis Prager

Broadside Books, 2012, hbk
ISBN-10: 0061985120
ISBN-13: 978-0061985126

$15.98 [amazon.com]

£15.60 [amazon.co.uk]

Liveright, hbk, 1st edition, 2012

ISBN-10: 0871404133
ISBN-13: 978-0871404138
$16.36 [amazon.com]

Kindle edition
767 KB
Harper, 2012
ASIN: B005WJ23T0
$16.24 [amazon.com]



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