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hi, have you been enjoying the new dragonball?

Eh, it's okay. It's mostly nostalgia for me. If it weren't for the fact that I used to wake up at 7am every Saturday morning -- much to my mom's chagrin -- to watch Dragon Ball Z on KCAL9 back when I was 8 or 9, I don't think I'd really care all that much about the show. It's really outdated for a shounen. The earlier episodes had some creativity, and you couldn't win simply by having a bigger number, but now that we've gotten to the big bad baddie, it's all about numbers. So technically, it's not as fun to watch compared to like... My Hero Academia. But again, there's the emotional attachment born from my youth that still makes me enjoy the show. Too bad Vegeta's about to be knocked out and I don't really care all that much for Goku.

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>I just don't think adopting a blanket antitheism position is the best solution here. There are other issues that factor in here. Such as? What you call spirituality does not require religion whatsoever, and can be got from science, art, or standing in awe of nature. Religion causes new problem

Suit yourself. I'm not interested in this argument. I'd suggest debating someone with more investment in religion.

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So it doesn't bother you that a large number of voters are highly gullible and believe in a convenient lie? Ray Moore was elected because of a lack of critical thinking in a section of the country that wants to break down the establishment clause and create a theocratic ethnostate.

That's a really lame way to start a discourse. If I say I'm not a men's rights activist, are you going to counter with "So it doesn't bother you that men have higher suicide rates?" C'mon, man. Of course I don't like what's happening in Alabama. I just don't think adopting a blanket antitheism position is the best solution here. There are other issues that factor in here.

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Do you agree with the New Atheists' antitheism, and have you read any of their books?

Who? What? Books?
As an atheist, I really don't care that much about religion or my lack thereof. I simply don't believe in gods and dieties. I don't read books about it. I don't go looking for other atheists. I don't attend meet-ups to discuss atheist topics. It doesn't really define me. It definitely does not interest me.
I get it. Some people think religion is super bad, and should be actively fought against or something. Unfortunately, I think there are bigger problems to tackle, especially when you can't deny that spirituality is life-affirming for a lot of people. We can't say the same about, say, modern slavery.

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Do you support unlimited immigration? I think immigration is the main problem that is costing democratic socialism votes. It weakens the labor unions when companies become more global and can outsource to the lowest bidder, resulting in the perception that democratic sococialist parties are corrupt.

I don't know enough about this topic to answer the question confidently, but there are too many issues to unpack here. For example, what level of immigration is correct, does immigration necessarily lead to companies going to global, do people think socialist parties are corrupt for this reason or something else? That's like three different theses to contest, all of which would require a long, extensive answer.

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If you're still taking recs you should give 3-gatsu no Lion a try, I think it has a very interesting portrayal of depression!

Hm, looks like it's not finished yet. I don't want to binge a bunch of episodes just to catch up to a currently airing series. I'll just wait till it's all said and done, and I can grab the dub.
As an aside, if I really like a show, I switch over the Japanese audio. Or sometimes, I'll do it for just the heavy moments (like the love confessions in Tamako Love Story).

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I want to start playing Persona. Persona 5 is a good start? Which of the previous ones do you recommend?

Ana Beatriz Oliveira Champloni
Persona 3 through Persona 5 are all pretty similar core-wise. Persona 5 departs slightly from the formula by going with static story dungeons rather than the random generated ones in the previous two. Also, it has a host of quality of life stuff built in that might make going back to Persona 3 a little frustrating. But honestly, if you don't know whether or not you'll love the game, might as well start with the best (subjective, I know) and work your way back if you get hooked.

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