Society/Culture Why I blame Islam for the fact it's raining today....

Mike Smyth

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Absolutely horrible.

This is why we need to support LGBTIQ in Australia. Instead of hinting towards criminality or slippery slopes.

There is a global rising tide of homophobia. As mentioned in your video.
Global tide of homophobia - I'm assuming.youre excluding western countries.
 

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CM86

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Sorry mate. I just assumed given your hatred of the evil West you just lumped us all in with the global tide. Lets be honest you do have a reputation.
You must have me confused with someone else.

I even said in my first reply to you that it was from the video you posted...

How did you miss that?
 

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Malifice

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Try and understand
No, I'm asking you what being 'Western' means. I want you to list the traits of this 'Western culture' for me.

You're the one saying it exists, and it has traits. I would like you to tell me (in your words) what they are.

Can I have dark brown skin and be 'Western'?
Can I be an atheist and be 'Western'?
Can I be of the Jewish faith and be 'Western'?
Can I be of the Islamic faith and be 'Western'?

Rattle off some traits for me please.
 

CheapCharlie

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No, I'm asking you what being 'Western' means. I want you to list the traits of this 'Western culture' for me.

You're the one saying it exists, and it has traits. I would like you to tell me (in your words) what they are.

Can I have dark brown skin and be 'Western'?
Can I be an atheist and be 'Western'?
Can I be of the Jewish faith and be 'Western'?
Can I be of the Islamic faith and be 'Western'?

Rattle off some traits for me please.
You like giving orders to people

I filled you in on what people mean when they say the west or western culture.

This lesson was for free
 

Malifice

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I filled you in on what people mean when they say the west or western culture.
I'm asking you what your definition of Western culture' is. Specifically traits of this culture. In your own words.

The fact you cant do it, is telling.

I'll go with this definition:

Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Western lifestyle or European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/western_culture.htm

From that article:

Tendencies that have come to define modern Western societies include the existence of political pluralism, prominent subcultures or countercultures (such as New Age movements), and increasing cultural syncretism -- resulting from globalization and human migration.
 

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Norm Smith Medallist
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No, I'm asking you what being 'Western' means. I want you to list the traits of this 'Western culture' for me.

You're the one saying it exists, and it has traits. I would like you to tell me (in your words) what they are.

Can I have dark brown skin and be 'Western'?
Can I be an atheist and be 'Western'?
Can I be of the Jewish faith and be 'Western'?
Can I be of the Islamic faith and be 'Western'?

Rattle off some traits for me please.
Western Culture:

  • High trust / low corruption societies
  • Has the concept of free will (effectively non existent in other cultures)
  • Strong belief in democracy and individual freedom (derives from both of the above)
  • Highly technologically advanced
Probably can't be Islamic faith and Western. Islam for instance lacks the full concept of free will - all will is subordinate to Allah's will and predestined.
 
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