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Old 01-09-2022, 06:31 PM   #161 (permalink)
I have an Army of Jews
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Originally Posted by elphenor View Post
you would hardly use "phobia" to describe rational fears

we don't use it to describe fears at all in the case of "homophobia" or "Islamaphobia"
Yeah i think we just use phobia cause it sounds good... Actual phobias aren't so morally loaded i don't think

Although i do think the implication is that these forms of bigotry are tied up in irrational in group/out group type fears, especially with islamaphobia.
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Old 01-09-2022, 07:55 PM   #162 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
As spicy as Lisna gets.
Originally Posted by Mindfulness View Post
I was thinking the same thing
Thanks guys! I was worried that perhaps I was being a bit too harsh myself, so I'm pleased to see nobody is too outraged by my comments, and elph seems to have taken them in good spirit as well. Thanks.
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