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Human00: People would readily denounce middle and right wing Christianity/ Catholicism or Judaism, but when we were asked to rank those three mono-theist religions in order of 'violence' (vague, I know) I put Islam first.
Hopefully this discourse does not illustrate the quality of the instructors at your schools....
I have heard of students at Uk universities wanting to curb free speech.
I think that educational and child rearing practices under the banner of ‘self-esteem’ plays a role. Criticism is seen as damaging and a form of hostility, one should neither criticize nor be criticized. Protection from harm is the other side of self-esteem. Opinions that run counter to what one comfortably believes are seen as a form of harm and must not be allowed. And so, students who have not learned how to engage in public or political discourse are rendered inarticulate and thus seek action to silence their opponents.
Jane Austen should be required reading for all students.
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