Your Political Compass

By on March 1, 2013 12:54:00 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Draginol

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I’ve taken tests like this before. Very interesting to see where people end up.

Here’s the test:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

My result:

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http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=1.00&soc=-3.18

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March 3, 2013 2:10:35 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Religion is to hate as books are to paper.  

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March 3, 2013 3:20:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
Now...how'd that happen....I was quoting Doc's reply.

Directional compass was off.... can happen when tippling one or six too many white wines. 

Fact is, I've done it myself.... reading the relevant post but clicking the quote button in the one below.

It is editable, however.  You change the wrong name for the right one and alter the post # to the correct one.. easy peasy.

Quoting Scoutdog,
Eeeenteresting. I don't think I've ever seen anyone PERFECTLY on the center of one of these before.

Probably because most people lean one way or the other due to holding more specific beliefs or ideals [in this case] about being a libertarian.  The thing is, knowing my own values, and believing I'm more of a libertarian, probably leaning toward the left, I don't know that these tests reflect the actual mind-set/nature of anyone.

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March 3, 2013 4:04:48 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Thank you for posting this. I emailed this link to my dad.  I can`t wait to hear what he scored and his thought`s on it.

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March 3, 2013 5:00:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

 

Subject to change

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March 3, 2013 6:51:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

^ MahatmaGizmos.  

 

Quoting Lord Xia,

Religion is to hate as books are to paper.  

Rubbish.

Hateful people use any excuse to be hateful... and please, don't start picking the Bible apart to find one sentence or another. Look at the overriding spirit of the book: Look at the forest rather than one individual tree.

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March 3, 2013 12:20:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Haha, how many people with religion actually know their religion or have read their religious books?  I use to get a laugh by asking Christians, "Christians were among the first religions to not practice animal sacrifice, why?"  Not many knew.  I have read the entire bible and Koran.  They contain a great deal of wisdom, but their followers seem to ignore that and use it for hate.  They are a detriment to society, vestigial remains of a barbarous time.

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March 3, 2013 1:00:58 PM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

Quoting Lord Xia,

Haha, how many people with religion actually know their religion or have read their religious books?  I use to get a laugh by asking Christians, "Christians were among the first religions to not practice animal sacrifice, why?"  Not many knew.  I have read the entire bible and Koran.  They contain a great deal of wisdom, but their followers seem to ignore that and use it for hate.  They are a detriment to society, vestigial remains of a barbarous time.

The important thing is that you are careful not to generalization millions of people based on your experience with a few...

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March 3, 2013 1:48:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

That coming from some one who made the ignorant claim that Hitler was an atheist and made implications atheism was related to millions of deaths.  And it's not an opinion based on just a 'few", it's world history.  It's current history.  It's the basis of laws around the world that allow for the oppression of gays, women, and children.  Wars, terrorism, child molestation all justified by religion.  It's not a "few", it's the world we live in due to people's zealous adherence to fairy tales.

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March 3, 2013 2:01:07 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Where the hell is my KARMA BUTTON 

I owe you one Xia 

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March 3, 2013 2:06:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Xia,

That coming from some one who made the ignorant claim that Hitler was an atheist and made implications atheism was related to millions of deaths.  And it's not an opinion based on just a 'few", it's world history.  It's current history.  It's the basis of laws around the world that allow for the oppression of gays, women, and children.  Wars, terrorism, child molestation all justified by religion.  It's not a "few", it's the world we live in due to people's zealous adherence to fairy tales.

While I agree with the statement I believe it's a bit harsh to lay this one out in the open. Not all people of faith are swept away with ignorance it's only the Gnostic types that "Know without doubt" that are ignorant.

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March 3, 2013 2:22:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting myfist0,
Hitler and Stalin were atheists eh?

http://www.examiner.com/article/refuting-the-myth-that-hitler-stalin-and-pol-pot-were-atheists-1[/quote]

This is a pretty bad article. The Catholic Church's ties to the Nazi Party are well known, in no way shape or form does this make Hitler a Catholic. That Pol Pot section is even worse. He once attended Buddhist school so clearly it's all religion's fault.

As an Agnostic I don't try and blame religion for everything. People like easy answers, to feel special, and to belong to groups. This can lead to dangerous amounts of group think and nasty seemingly irrational behavior. Religion is a natural outlet for this because it requires faith, but not always and it is hardly the only outlet. Take away religion and people would still do the same stuff but under different disguises, like political parties, gangs, or any other group of people. I have talked to plenty of so called atheists who have unnervingly irrational beliefs that they base their lives around and refuse to question. These people are the dangerous ones whether they are officially religious or not, and even today they make up most the population.

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March 3, 2013 2:43:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Lord Xia, while I agree that some... and I mean some, so-called people of religion have been responsible for heinous crimes against humanity, NOT ALL people of religious faith are perpetrators of evil doing.  I have met some truly wonderful people from different faiths and know them to be honest, gentle and caring people who do what they can for not just their neighbour but total strangers as well.  I've also known people who used religion and religious scriptures to push agendas of their own, and I wouldn't have trusted any of them as far as I could have thrown them, but those, thank goodness, are/were in the minority.

What's more, I'm not religious myself... well not in the traditional sense. I believe in a god but I have no denomination and I do not attend church, nor do I follow any particular line of religious doctrine. Many churches teach things I cannot agree with, others are hypocritical, while some deviate too far from what I believe is righteous, and once I see this I cannot and will not abide with them. 

If a person chooses to be religious AND righteous I can abide by that... for anything outside that I have no tolerance.  Period!

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March 3, 2013 3:04:01 PM from Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs Brad Wardell's Little Tiny Frogs

Quoting Lord Xia,

That coming from some one who made the ignorant claim that Hitler was an atheist and made implications atheism was related to millions of deaths.  And it's not an opinion based on just a 'few", it's world history.  It's current history.  It's the basis of laws around the world that allow for the oppression of gays, women, and children.  Wars, terrorism, child molestation all justified by religion.  It's not a "few", it's the world we live in due to people's zealous adherence to fairy tales.

You think it's ignorant to claim Hitler was an atheist when there is a considerable amount of evidence than he was? I don't think him being an atheist led to deaths. Besides which, Stalin and Mao were indisputably atheists.  Humans like to believe in *something*. Fascism and Communism and other ideologies strike me as being no less religious than Christianity or Islam. Whether a person puts their faith in the state or a magical super being, it's still religion as far as I'm concerned.

If you think pounding on organized traditional religion makes you sound like some sort of intellectual then have at it. 

I feel a lot less threatened by Christians than I do from those who believe that the state should be the answer to all of life's ills. One has a legal monopoly on the use of force, the other doesn't.

For myself, I'll happily continuing believing in Eru and the Valar. The one true god.

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March 3, 2013 3:31:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Frogboy,
Fascism and Communism and other ideologies strike me as being no less religious than Christianity or Islam.

I absolutely agree. The hard wiring is "belief" which can be in literally anything.

Quoting Frogboy,
One has a legal monopoly on the use of force, the other doesn't.

You are probably thinking of western nations and the former "Communist" states. 

A question there: How about states which have a sanctioned state religion?

 

 

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March 3, 2013 4:37:53 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,
You think it's ignorant to claim Hitler was an atheist when there is a considerable amount of evidence than he was? I don't think him being an atheist led to deaths. Besides which, Stalin and Mao were indisputably atheists.  Humans like to believe in *something*. Fascism and Communism and other ideologies strike me as being no less religious than Christianity or Islam. Whether a person puts their faith in the state or a magical super being, it's still religion as far as I'm concerned.

 

Unfortunately the evidence supports the fact that Hitler was very much Christian. He may not be Christian in your mind but Mormons for a long time  where not seen as Christians by other Christian groups. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_Christianity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism_and_Religion#Nazi_attitudes_towards_Christianity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_religious_views#Statements_against_atheism

 

 

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March 3, 2013 6:27:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I wouldn't use Wikipedia as a source of "evidence".

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March 3, 2013 6:36:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't understand what the argument is about. He wasn't a Christian by Christianity's own values. He might have been at some point, but that was probably during early childhood, before he violated practically every tenet of Christianity (as I'm given to understand it), and became an insane monster, devoid of any humanity.

Now, can we please discuss something pleasant like leprosy?

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March 3, 2013 6:50:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Hankers,

I wouldn't use Wikipedia as a source of "evidence".

Unless you find a better way to cite sources over the internet, you have millions of waiting ears.

I've provided evidence indicating that he was indeed Christian (at least in his mind, and the minds of millions of other Germans at the time, not to mention historians). You can argue whether or not he followed it to the bible in the end it doesn't matter. He identified himself as a Christian and did reference god on numerous occasions.

And if we are going to get subjective we can start questioning all Christians and whether or not they follow the bible to the nth degree. I'd be bold enough to say there may only be a handful of "true" Christians that ever existed if we are going to get serious.

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March 3, 2013 6:56:51 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Quoting Frogboy,
reply 113
Fascism and Communism and other ideologies strike me as being no less religious than Christianity or Islam.

I absolutely agree. The hard wiring is "belief" which can be in literally anything.

 

Funny we were just talking about this in my Russian/Soviet literature class. True communism had so many parallels with traditional Christianity that there is no way it was coincidental.

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March 3, 2013 7:03:58 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Nichtganz, the section right below that which you linked to (3rd link) contains this quote:

"According to Speer, Hitler stated in private, 'The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?'"

This and other examples in the links you provided show that Hitler was publicly Christian, but in reality only used Christianity because it furthered his goals and was the current religion of Germany and most of Europe....

I don't think any public statement by Hitler is really going to show any insight into his actual religious views....leaders, good or bad, use public statements to further their agendas, not to communicate their personal beliefs...

 

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March 3, 2013 7:05:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Hankers,
I wouldn't use Wikipedia as a source of "evidence".

Wiki's handy at knowing the name of Harry Potter's third movie...but when it gets to 'deep and meaningful' it can easily be derailled by agenda.

 

So says 'that evil fascist bastard admin from Wincustomize.com' .... I doth quote Wiki ...

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March 3, 2013 7:12:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
So says 'that evil fascist bastard admin from Wincustomize.com' .... I doth quote Wiki ...

So... you're saying it's accurate?

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March 3, 2013 7:28:35 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I don't think there is a history book written that the author does not include their bias, either consciously or unconsciously.

Also...

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

 Napoleon Bonaparte

So, enough refuting the sources we supplied to be pulled apart, let's see the sources of Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot being atheists. 
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March 3, 2013 7:32:44 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Edit: Oh ya, no edit 

He once attended Buddhist school so clearly it's all religion's fault.

The article does not state that at all, it just clearly stated that he was not, at east publicly, an atheist.

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March 3, 2013 8:10:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I have seen the damage of religion, not just in the big picture, but in the every day life.  I live in Kansas.  We voted to not teach evolution in schools, we have the vile Westboro Baptist Church and in my work at a hospital for the mentally ill, many people who work here believe our patients are infested with demons.  Whatever good religion serves, it is overshadowed by it's evil and ignorance. I don't pride myself on being any type of intellectual  I am a realist.  And religion is a problem.  People are willing to scream, fight and kill for it, without even knowing anything about it.  Prideful, hateful ignorance.  I've seen my lesbian cousin shunned, I was the only one to go to her wedding.  My father and uncle driven to suicide from their guilt inducing religiously preoccupied mother.  I know there are good and smart religious people, but they are a minority and they know it too.  

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