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  1. Regeneration
    February 16th, 2011 05:15 AM
    Regeneration
    What is Israel is doing is none of my interests. I do condemn their killing of innocent Palestine citizens. But there is a lot to learn from them, though.
  2. Regeneration
    February 16th, 2011 03:54 AM
    Regeneration
    This closeness to co-religionists is something I don't understand at all. India's allies, Israel and Russia aren't Hindu states. In that sense, India isn't even close to Nepal, where the majority of the population is Hindu. Come to think of it, Hinduism isn't even India's state religion. x_x Countries should bond with each other based on mutual interests, not on religious basis.

    Just because I never stated any thing about the Muslims, I never meant that Muslims aren't tolerant of other religions. :P To be completely honest, I find the oppressive policies on religious practises other than Islam in Saudi Arabia a bit strange. I know that it's supposed to be a holy place, but why prevent others from practicing their religion?

    I don't really feel like debating much on this, so don't be surprised if you don't get a reply to your next VM. XD

    What is Israel doing?
  3. Regeneration
    February 16th, 2011 02:54 AM
    Regeneration
    Things in India are vastly different. We are taught to be more tolerant of other religions, respect their sentiments and ensure communal harmony. If that wasn't the case, India would have been divided into 28 countries again. I'm a minority Christian in India and I have both Hindu and Muslim friends and overall, I've seen in this country that Hindu- Muslim relations have improved a lot. Earlier, Hindus wouldn't talk to Muslims, or go to Muslim restaurants and both communities segregated themselves a lot. This isn't the case now.

    And India is on her own. All our neighbours are hostile, and I feel that someday India would be forced to fight wars on all theaters.

    Israel and Egypt: I don't care at all. All I know is that Israel would kick every other country's butt out there if anyone goes against them.

    Yeah, I noticed that. The colours are a bit bright though.
  4. Regeneration
    February 16th, 2011 01:00 AM
    Regeneration
    Not fair at all. We were the ones who supported your independence from Pakistan! ;;

    My little brother! ^-^
  5. Regeneration
    February 16th, 2011 12:00 AM
    Regeneration
    Pakistan??!?!?! Why? ;;

    Well, what I've set it right now is the correct one. I just like changing it to confuse people. ;D
  6. Regeneration
    February 15th, 2011 11:52 PM
    Regeneration
    Bah. I'll just watch the match on TV. Getting tickets and watching the matches are too much effort.

    Aside India, I'll be supporting South Africa, I guess. They seem to have no luck when it comes to World Cup matches.
  7. Eliminator Jr.
  8. Eliminator Jr.
    February 2nd, 2011 06:34 PM
    Eliminator Jr.
    Hey, I was on holiday for a while, so my apologies for not getting back to this sooner. Thanks for clarifying the Allah/God issue too.

    I don't really pay a lot of attention to American politics, so I'm not sure where I stand in regards to Chomsky, but I'm sure he's a smart guy.

    As for your response, that is maybe where I stand as an agnostic. I don't have any proof to say that there is a god, nor do I have any proof to say there is not a god, so I lay somewhere in the middle.

    I feel really bad just writing this tiny response to your massive comment XD
  9. Eliminator Jr.
    January 26th, 2011 12:28 AM
    Eliminator Jr.
    Fair enough. I've learned some things from the current religion thread, particularly what twocows said about religious people making the claim and it being their job to prove beliefs, not the atheist's job to disprove them (I mean if it came down to having to prove anything). Like I would have always agreed with that but it never came across my mind until now.

    Uni is university, or like tertiary education. I'm not sure what it's called where you are, but yeah I'm starting in a month for journalism. That's pretty cool about the Bachelor of Science but. What are you planning on doing after you complete it? You going to get a Masters degree? Or go out and work?

    Oh yeah, forgive me for being ignorant here, but for Islamists is it acceptable to call Allah God (they are basically one and the same but you said "if God wills" and I would have thought you would call him Allah).

    Never heard of Dr. Chomsky, did a quick Wikipedia search and found out he's an American philosopher. You a big fan?
  10. Eliminator Jr.
    January 21st, 2011 11:21 PM
    Eliminator Jr.
    Hey Hassan, yeah it's a pleasure to meet you as well :)

    Sorry about the long time it took to reply, at first it was late and I thought "I'll get to this tomorrow" and then yesterday was jam packed with a band practice and an amazing concert and I didn't get the chance to come on PC all day, so I hope you accept my apology.

    Thanks for thinking I have an open mind. I like to think I do as well, but a lot of people with closed minds like to think that they have open minds so maybe I'm not as open-minded as I think I am.. but thanks.

    I don't debate online for the satisfaction that comes with winning an argument (that's if I do "win"), it's moreso a way for me to consolidate my position on a few points and to learn new things. I wouldn't be the person I am now without influence from others, and debating is one of the ways I learn new things. So I'd disagree with you on them being a waste of time, well at least for me I mean, maybe they are for you and that's okay.

    But yeah, microbiology. That's like bacteria and stuff right? Correct me if I'm wrong. Sounds interesting. I'm guessing you're starting uni soon then? I'm starting myself in a month for a journalism degree. How many years are you studying for?
  11. Charliezard
    January 12th, 2011 01:15 PM
    Charliezard
    Currently I work at McDonalds... I took a year off after High School but this year I'm off to uni to study arts. Studying Philosophy, Japanese, English and Sociology xD
  12. Charliezard
    January 11th, 2011 11:44 PM
    Charliezard
    Ohh, first time over seas? That would make it a helluva lot more exciting! And you have goals there, not just touristy stuff, that would also make it betterer xP I'm not an aspiring anything myself, but I wish I was lol...
  13. Charliezard
    January 11th, 2011 11:10 PM
    Charliezard
    Ohh, Dubai? Nice. I've never been there (I've hardly been over seas, although I went to Fiji just before Christmas and New Zealand a few years ago). That'd be awesome. Do you tend to take pictures on holidays? Just askin' cuz my family doesn't at all while most tend to xD
  14. Charliezard
    January 11th, 2011 11:08 AM
    Charliezard
    Ahh, I don't use emulators but I think the newer roms need patching to work (Not sure where to get 'em though)
    By new forum look do you mean the theme, New Directions? Cuz I'm likin that as well xP
  15. Charliezard
    January 10th, 2011 02:50 PM
    Charliezard
    Yeah, Crystal is where it's at. HG/SS are alright but I could never really get into 'em too much. Man, I haven't played Pokemon for ages xD

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  • About Hassan_Abdillah
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    I would've appreciated it more if you actually asked me straight up to tell you about myself rather than being a stalker.

    Meh, I take that back. I'm a stalker myself at times.

    So about myself you ask? Well I'm Hassan, Hassan Abdillah. That roughly translates as "Hassan the slave of God". I'm a passionate Muslim, and a passionate debater. And a passionate (budding) scientist. And a passionate writer. And a passionate lots of other things. I'm a man of varied interests. But my primary interest is religion. I take the issue of "purpose" very seriously.

    Just to write a few words about how I contrast my views against the "prevalent" trend:

    I am aware that the dominant theme in today's net-lectual culture is, for the most part, agnosticism. Every so often we hear people saying things like all religions are flawed (on the basis of, of course, the fallacy of sweeping generalization. Just because the religion you claim to know about appears flawed to you, doesn't mean all religions have to follow suit) or that this universe has no objective purpose (this is what we call a "claim to knowledge", and a claim to knowledge needs to be backed up by evidence), and so on. On the face of it, it seems like individuals these days are rejecting the notion of religion(s) on the basis of valid intellectual arguments. But I contend that this is far from the truth. Once you scratch this superficial surface and go a bit deeper, you would almost always find that behind these reasons, there are actually emotions, which guide and motivate the formation of such (apparently) intellectual justifications. Examples would include fear of consequences (i.e. what if this religion thing were true? I better not think about it. Meh all religions are stupid), apathy (I have no idea why, but it's actually considered "cool" these days to display apathy towards the major problems of life), laziness, arrogance and so on. This is of no surprise really. The human mind is 5% ration and 95% emotion, as Freud showed.

    Will Durant illustrates my thoughts beautifully in the following words:

    "Philosophy begins when one learns to doubt- particularly to doubt one's cherished beliefs, one's dogmas, and one's axioms. Who knows how these beliefs became certainties with us, and whether some secret wish did not furtively beget them, clothing desire in the dress of thought? There is no real philosophy until the mind turns around and questions itself. "Gnothi Seauton"- said Socrates, know thyself."

    As regards the negative generalizations against religious beliefs, I, on rational grounds, find them to be unfair. Going into much detail on this topic is not my intention, at least not here. But don't mind if I drag Bertrand Russel in here to share a quote which sums up the thoughts on the top of my head about this:

    "It would be perfectly possible to be a complete and absolute Rationalist in the true sense of the term and yet accept this or that dogma. The question is how to arrive at your opinions and not what your opinions are. The thing in which we believe is the supremacy of reason. If reason should lead you to orthodox conclusions, well and good; you are still a Rationalist."

    So yeah, I think I would stop here. But for any further information/discussion/whatever, you are more than welcome to knock me any way you want, with the exception of the particularly painful ones.
    Interests
    The Religion of Islaam
    Theology
    Philosophy
    Polemics
    Science (especially Biology)
    Pokemon (games, not anime or manga)
    Poetry
    Humor
    Cooking

    Meh that would be it.
    Location
    South Asia, but then again a wayfarer is not very earthbound
    Gender
    Male ♂
    Occupation
    Student, Microbiology
    Nature
    Docile
    Favorite Pokémon
    Gardevoir (simply the best)
    Flygon

    These two are basically my most favorite pokemon, there are others but none of them could be given the title of my "most" favorite ones.
    Olympics Region
    Hoenn
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    Asked the Liberal: "What vanity prevents you from adopting Liberal values?"
    I said: "What Liberal value isn't based on vanity?"

    Asked the Conservative (Republican): “Why don’t you assimilate into our culture?”
    I said: “Because your culture demands assimilation”.

    Said the Democrat: “The majority must rule.”
    I said: “But what will rule the majority?”

    Said the Neo-Conservative: “I believe we are the superior Civilization”.
    I said: “That's what makes you an inferior Civilization”.

    Said the Pragmatist: "Always choose the lesser of two evils".
    I said: "Then your choices will always be evil".

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