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Just kidding. Below are a few 질문 I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ 당신 speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if 당신 are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest 읽기 the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this 기사 의해 saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this 기사 is a handful of research and experience with Muslims. I feel that maybe a Muslim would be better equipped to tackle this issue, however it is so important to me that the Western World understand the difference between 이슬람 and Radical 이슬람 that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal 이슬람 is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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 Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's 기사 available in full link. The rest of this 기사 will be directly quoted from that. I 게시됨 the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, 또는 as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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posted by zanhar1
Censorship is probably my 가장 좋아하는 thing to 토론 about. So I wanted to type an 기사 about the issue.

For one it's super annoying. The obnoxious beeping mid-verse in some songs is really irksome to listen too. Small pauses aren't as bad, but still. Censorship can really ruin a good song. As for TV I understand it 더 많이 with censoring anatomy should children be watching (I'll address that in a minute) but censoring the finger 또는 words that characters/people say on TV follows the same thing as above the bleeping is annoying and the finger, I personally don't take offense to it.

About the whole...
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 Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.

I do not extend these courtesies to racists.

Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons 또는 agents of peace. But when 당신 are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get 당신 and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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posted by ThePrincesTale
Idk if anyone’s noticed (lol) but I’m filthy mad about this election. Not just because of Trump himself, but because the whole thing represents, better than anything, one of the world’s most significant problem in recent years. We are moving away from our Enlightenment ideals - tolerance, progress, and liberty - with fanfare. Under the guise of saving western culture, we are threatening its core principles. We are neglecting the lessons of history that millions fought and died for: authoritarianism is a dangerous (yet insidious) thing, vilification of minority groups is wrong (demonstrated,...
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posted by pandawinx
Pro-life quotes.

“Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan


"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." - Mother Teresa

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, 또는 of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" - Mother Teresa

"...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?" - Alice von Hildebrand

"Count yourself lucky your...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of 기사 here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) 토론 is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis 또는 statement.
2) 토론 requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth 또는 fallacy of the thesis.
3) 토론 requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if 당신 ask me.
courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a 년 ago, my intention was to create a 포럼 for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.

For a time, the 토론 spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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posted by DarkSarcasm
 Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Originally 제출됨 for school on December 6, 2006.

PETA – Is It Really Ethical?

Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat 동물 ethically?

I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one 년 in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving 동물 and promoting veganism....
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Note: It's kind of late at night so this is a bit rushed & disorganized (especially regarding the points about Depp, Rowling, and DeLisle) so if anyone needs any clarification 또는 더 많이 context 또는 would like to hear 더 많이 in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired 의해 a recent experience that I had with 취소하기 culture 또는 an attempt at it. I have always been against 취소하기 culture mostly because I've had several bad experiences with it over stuff that was blown way out of proportion. It was used as a humiliation tactic and a means to try to kick me...
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Imagine that 당신 are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your 보트 will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the 보트 that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. 당신 didn't push her in. But...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant 더 많이 about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That said parts of this are going to be taken from my 코멘트 over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as 쓴, 쓰라린 about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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I've been disheartened to hear rhetoric and see actions in the media lately that show me just how appallingly sexist our so-called "modern" and progressive society still is.

Yes, I'm calling sexism on this one, and no, that's not a word I wave around carelessly.

I'm calling sexism because a number of women's issues have come up in the public 포럼 lately, and no one seems to care A) what women think about that 또는 B) perspectives on issues that aren't fifty years old. I recently 게시됨 link which details exactly how offensive these conversations are.

Women On The Front Lines

Let's look at the most...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS 기사 CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING 또는 UPSETING.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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posted by Cinders
Yes, I broke the original link, but that has since been link. Because no one knows how to cite and circumvent obscure made-up internet rules like I do.

And maybe this 제목 got your attention.

Hi, I'm Cinders. Maybe We Haven't Met.

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I'm an old-hat Fanpopper who joined this site at the tender age of nineteen. I was an open-minded college student at the time, looking for a place to geek out about things I love. One thing I loved was 토론 and discourse. I loved hearing multiple sides and perspectives to arguments, because I know there's always a side I...
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There's been a lot of 토론 in this spot on the general idea of progressive "softies" who need "safe spaces" to avoid being "triggered."

The talk of these kinds of people generally devolves into hyperbolized stereotypes of wimpy college students using it as an excuse not to do their homework, for example. Acronyms like "SJWs" get thrown around, and people express their frustration about feeling like they're walking on egg shells, 또는 censored, 또는 having to cater to other people's over-sensitivity in order to avoid being accused of an "ism" of some sort 또는 another. People feel like they're being...
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I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.

If 당신 missed my 기사 on the link, I assure 당신 it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and said that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing him, on account of he's a giant tool. Well, I can't make any promises about how it's presented, but I vow to present accurate information about Donald...
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The Republicans as well as a personified hairball some cat coughed up 토론 tonight. Though there are only five of them still in the race whittled down from an impressive seventeen before the primaries, it's hard to know what they're really for and against beyond all the rhetoric.

The Democrats have a completely different pickle. Their party is divided between two candidates who can't stop agreeing on everything, and yet insist they are different from each other.

So what does this really mean? Your very own political pundit is here to break it down for 당신 in as unbiased a way as I can possibly...
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I 사랑 the constitution so much that if they were selling shirts that said "I <3 The US Constitution" I would buy it in a heartbeat. I was that girl who walked around campus with a pocket-sized US Constitution in her purse, because, well, 당신 never know when you'll need to quote a two hundred 년 old document at someone, right?

But there was another document in my purse, too, a 더 많이 recent one. This one was based on the US Declaration of Independence, and influenced 의해 Thomas Jefferson's contemporaries like Thomas Paine, who themselves were influenced 의해 older documents like the English...
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