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Old 02-19-2014, 09:47 AM  
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Have you ever changed an opinion?

In reading in this forum, have you ever changed an opinion on any topic as a result of your own conversations or by observing the ones that go on here?

I don't think there is really a right or wrong answer, but I am just curious how many people have had a change in the way they think about or view any of the topics discussed.

The poll is a simply yes or no, so feel free to elaborate on the number of times this may have happened and the subjects that it happened with if you so choose.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:54 PM   #76
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Changed one of my opinions? Sure. I was a Christian conservative when I was younger.
Being dumb and evil is a much easier lifestyle for you.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:57 PM   #77
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Changed one of my opinions? Sure. I was a Christian conservative when I was younger.


Decided to take a walk on the wild side?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:00 PM   #78
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Decided to take a walk on the wild side?


I just ran with really religious people in my high school years and for some years after.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:09 PM   #79
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Yes, certainly that concept at the very least. She's obviously right, as proven by the fact that the leaders of the South went to WAR to preserve it. They were kinda getting ready to abolish it, but on mere PRINCIPLE, they weren't going to be forced to abolish it, so they went to war to save it.

Or something...
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:10 PM   #80
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I just ran with really religious people in my high school years and for some years after.
Who do you run with now?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:14 PM   #81
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I can't think of any political change of opinion driven by reading stuff here, but I've changed my understanding of underlying facts on occasion. I can't really think of any examples at the moment, but I know it's happened.

I've changed a lot of other people's opinions though. I can't count the number of times people have told me they used to think I was smart or sensible or some other positive adjective.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:40 PM   #82
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I've changed a lot of other people's opinions though. I can't count the number of times people have told me they used to think I was smart or sensible or some other positive adjective.


Ditto. Man oh man, ditto.

It's a favored rhetorical device of DC: "I used to have respect for you," or "I used to think you were at least halfway smart," or "you've lost whatever respect I had left for you."
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:41 PM   #83
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Who do you run with now?
Adults.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:44 PM   #84
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Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party or do you associate with known Communists?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:46 PM   #85
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Ditto. Man oh man, ditto.

It's a favored rhetorical device of DC: "I used to have respect for you," or "I used to think you were at least halfway smart," or "you've lost whatever respect I had left for you."
I used to think you were a decent guy, albeit a little pushy about your religion, back in high school.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:53 PM   #86
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I don't remember thinking, let alone saying that the War of 1812 was a war of aggression. I do think there was an aspect to it due to certain politicians desiring attaching Canada.
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You should've read her (and Patteu's) nonsense about the legality of the South seceding. I used to think as they did years ago, that it was legal. After the petiti
Which were accurate.
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:03 PM   #88
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I'm sure Amnorix back-up checks were from prog sources. He may have got the data on The War of 1812 from Jefferson Morley who wrote an editorial calling it the first NeoCon war in Salon--iows an unnecessary war of choice. Merchant Whigs and Federalists would have been the culprits per that. Ya' know the same ones behind the American Civil War.
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I just ran with really religious people in my high school years and for some years after.
So you haven't run out and become a member of the hermetic order of the golden dawn?
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So you haven't run out and become a member of the hermetic order of the golden dawn?
I don't know what that is.
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