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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The fact is that whatever non-Americans think doesn't mean much to you.

    Unfortunately for you this is a global site and is full of non-Americans.

    And we do not take kindly to your xenophobia.


    On the contrary, I have nothing against non-Americans. It's just that I don't see their opinion on what it is to be American to be that relevant, seeing as they are by their very definition, not American.

    On all other issues I consider them equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post


    On the contrary, I have nothing against non-Americans. It's just that I don't see their opinion on what it is to be American to be that relevant, seeing as they are by their very definition, not American.

    On all other issues I consider them equal.

    What a joke.

    We are all equal - it's just that Americans are more equal than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Yes, our identity is associated with it and there are many who are firmly religious, but most of the younger generation doesn't seem to buy into any of it. There is a distinctly anti-religion attitude that seems to be quite commonplace, at least where I come from.
    It's probably not as commonplace where I am, but adhering to a more traditional form of Christianity will not be looked highly upon by many people here.

    Essentially, I simply do not buy that we are as religion-driven as many seem to think we are (insert "our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values" fine print, yatta yatta, as were many European countries that now have moved into a less religious culture).
    Well we are a Christian nation, and yes thats also true with Europe - and there's talk of Europe moving in Post-Secular directions. But that's another topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    What a joke.

    We are all equal - it's just that Americans are more equal than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    This perfectly illustrates the point I am making. And that is globalisation involves us all in identity politics.

    And this illustration above of 'poppy' defending her identity against all comers shows us what we will all become.

    Poppy shows us the way, indeed poppy is our modern Jeanne d'Arc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    This perfectly illustrates the point I am making. And that is globalisation involves us all in identity politics.

    And this illustration above of 'poppy' defending her identity against all comers shows us what we will all become.

    Poppy shows us the way, indeed poppy is our modern Jeanne d'Arc.
    Cool story bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The fact is that whatever non-Americans think doesn't mean much to you.

    Unfortunately for you this is a global site and is full of non-Americans.

    And we do not take kindly to xenophobia.
    Figures that a bigot would call disagreement with his or her prejudice "xenophobia". Well, I don't take kindly to your ignorant stereotyping. You can take your simple-minded broad-brushing and shove it.

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    ^ And it doesn't also figure that you'd be labeling people bigots for disagreeing with your prejudices?

    No? Not even a little bit?
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grungemouse View Post
    Here's the article: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America' - Telegraph

    In summary, the film inspired religious outrage due to the fact that the protagonist loses his faith in religion. Way to go, America?
    I agree with some of the other posters here. This film hasn't found a distributor because it's too controversial. It hasn't found a distributor because distributors don't believe it will be profitable. It's a nice try by the publisher to generate some interest, though. I might watch the movie now (if I can see it for free), when before I wouldn't have even noticed it. Wait...does Jennifer Connelly get naked in it?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Wait...does Jennifer Connelly get naked in it?
    Hopefully. And in the name of Darwin, no less.

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