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Taqwacore(667) Clarified
1 point

Historically, if you were physically capable of working, then you SHOULD have been working and you would have been evading taxes if you were to suicide. If, on the other hand, you were incapable of working due to mental or physical illness, infirmity, or incapacity; no none really cared if you were to suicide. Although, historically, you were more likely to go out due to disease anyway.

Taqwacore(667) Clarified
1 point

Yes, the police and the mental health system. .

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Laws against suicide began during the Feudal period in Britain when the death of a tax-paying peasant would deprive the monarch of tax revenue. The same holds true today that your suicide is a form of tax evasion.

Taqwacore(667) Clarified
1 point

If you can provide some evidence to support the claim that he had a small army protecting him; that would be great. I'm just going sit here and wait for that evidence rather than making assumptions.

Taqwacore(667) Clarified
1 point

Whilst that might be an amusing anecdote, there's a strong sense of false equivalence in relating two disparate phenomena.

This might be of interest to you:

http://lesswrong.com/

Taqwacore(667) Clarified
2 points

That's a lot of assumptions. Can I introduce you to Occam's razor as a reasoning tool? It's always best avoid making assumptions.

Taqwacore(667) Clarified
1 point

I take you never saw his documentary "Science and Islam". He went back to Iraq to film on location. Number of times he was executed = 0.

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Yes; but not because the question is problematic. I think it's a fun question to debate; only there are some people on both sides of the debate that lack the ability to debate the question in a reasonable manner while avoiding fallacies. Once we get a more mature membership, I hope to see these debates being reintroduced.

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Not at all. The question has been raised repeatedly over the past several months, "is CreateDebate strict enough?"

Taqwacore(667) Clarified
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Actually, it's only been applied 4 times in the last 25 years. It's not like exmuslims are really living in fear of their lives. Jim Al-Khalili, the British physicist, doesn't seem to be running around like Chicken Little.

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