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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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Your position seems to be that religion may be a lie, but that's okay. I wouldn't condone lying or telling people that it's okay to lie to themselves or to others.

Hope that works out for you.

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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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m80 pls feel free to post on cuisine i would read

If it doesn't rain on Friday, I'll go to the izakaya and probably will write a shitty post about it.

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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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>[I haven't watched Kimi no na wa] because I'm busy playing games. No, you're a homophobe making excuses while deliberately refusing to support the transgendered fight for acceptance. UNPROGRESSIVE...BIGOT! Unfollowed and deplatformed.

Oops.

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Why haven't you watched Kimi no Na wa yet? I saw it in a US theater and it's good, even though it's dubbed.

Because I'm busy playing games.

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Does the gay agenda annoy you, and do you see many crossdressers everyday?

There's a gay agenda? What's on it?
No to the second question. I can't remember the last time I saw a crossdresser.

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Would you rather have god tier artstyle with characters consistently on model, at the cost of little to no movement of characters except for mouth flaps. Or would you rather have amazing animation, where nothing can stand still for a second, at the cost of a rougher artstyle?

They both sound pretty godawful. The first one is hardly even animation. May as well just be a visual novel. The second is just KyoAni. Plus, I don't really like to play "Would you rather...?" games, because they always force you into nonsensical scenarios.

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Will you blog Persona 5?

I don't even know if I'll be blogging when the game comes out. We'll see. I could just stream a blind playthrough. I can then provide unedited commentary to one or two people, 'cause who doesn't like that?

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