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    Terasiel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post
    (West vs. East cultural attitudes, on a broad scale)
    (No reflection on you Digi, just using you for the quote)
    Anyone else sick of how you have The West (Most of Europe and its territories, North and South America, and possibly Australia) but then the East is any culture that doesn't fit into that regardless of the its differences from any other culture within the list?

    Liberia, China, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Japan, The Philippines, Syria, Russia, and India are all considered the same culture by the East/West standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terasiel View Post
    (No reflection on you Digi, just using you for the quote)
    Anyone else sick of how you have The West (Most of Europe and its territories, North and South America, and possibly Australia) but then the East is any culture that doesn't fit into that regardless of the its differences from any other culture within the list?

    Liberia, China, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Japan, The Philippines, Syria, Russia, and India are all considered the same culture by the East/West standard.
    Uh, by Western standards, do you mean by US standards? I don't know anyone irl who would consider those countries to be sharing the same culture. I mean a lot of the time here in SA people assume that China/Japan/Korea all share the same culture, but I wouldn't lump any of the other countries into that group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuyvesant View Post
    Uh, by Western standards, do you mean by US standards? I don't know anyone irl who would consider those countries to be sharing the same culture.
    Ahem, maybe I wasn't clear enough.

    East - West.
    The only two options.
    Are you Western?No? Then you're Eastern.
    Are you Eastern? No? Then your Western.

    See that thing I said just now ^ That's what I'm referring to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henchy432 View Post
    Than the stuff that happens in Muslim countries, rape and child abuse are rampant there.
    Rape/child abuse probably does happen here, but its incidence is a lot less frequent. The rape/abuse is,commited by non-religous people, and anyone who rapes someone else and gets caught should be executed (I think they do that in egypt/ other countries). Also worth mentioning that people who are religous usually prevent stuff like that from happening by not looking at girls (yes I know it sounds weird, but religous muslims look at the floor), not staying alone with a woman/man in the same room, wearing covering cloth, being modest in relations with one another. I know it would be hard for you to believe, but thats the way it is. (ofcourse idiots are idiots here, and they wouldn't pretend to be religous if they do stare/stalk/annoy women at streets/don't pray) You'd have to live here to see it. (I'm telling you this, and I've lived here and in the U.S., so you have to give me some credit.) Also, the majority of people here get married early on, usually from mid twenties, to early thirties depending on their carreer, savings etc. I'm willing to discuss this more if it doesn't turn into an argument/fight.

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    Odly this is something I'd thought about and assumed months ago, I even had a funny joke about some religious nut wanking himself into euphoria and using his sin as a means to justify his religion (i can't remember how), sadly I've forgotten it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terasiel View Post
    East - West.
    The only two options.
    Are you Western?No? Then you're Eastern.
    Are you Eastern? No? Then your Western.
    Wow, that's pretty bizarre. I haven't heard it here, I think, but maybe people don't use the terms so often... er... "East", anyway. You get "West" a lot, but I always thought it was "West", "East", and "other stuff" (generally, the continent would be named).

    In my example, I was thinking of West/East (US vs. India/China/other East Asian countries) because of specific cultural differences I've learned... mostly from specific examples, though. :3

    That really sucks. I wouldn't want to be classified like that, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolargraph View Post
    I'm willing to discuss this more if it doesn't turn into an argument/fight.
    Nah, I said what I wanted to say. I'll agree to disagree. I won't change your point and most likely you won't change yours.

    *Leaves thread*

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    ^That was surprisingly ridiculous. I don't really see what you're agreeing to disagree on. You made an inflammatory statement true of most subgroups (religious or not) and then expect us to buy this bullshit theory about 'pure' (the mere idea still makes me laugh) people.

    At the same time bipo argues that pre-marital sex is somehow especially hypocritical because it violates the majority religion in a country professedly non-preferential to faith >_>.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digi
    America is a culture of instant gratification - think of the debt problems. There, the issue isn't about sex, but about the attitudes of the people towards their own needs and wants, whatever those may be. I wonder if that's due to its emphasis on individualism.
    Could you expand on that as it applies to this case a bit further, because I'm having trouble seeing it? Right now the only part of your statement that I see applying is "off topic".

    @Tera- I'm glad you said it.

    Edit: Digi, were you referring to the difference in occurrence of premarital sex b/w Canada and US?
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    Orignally posted by Bob
    Rape/child abuse probably does happen here, but its incidence is a lot less frequent. The rape/abuse is,commited by non-religous people, and anyone who rapes someone else and gets caught should be executed (I think they do that in egypt/ other countries).
    Reminds me of the gangrape that happened in Iran not too long ago. The assailants got "away" while she was accused of adultery/infidelity though she is not married and was raped.

    I dont agree with Henchy that rape/child abuse is rampent, in muslim countries. But I do however get the impression that jutice for women are non existing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    ^True. I found the article entertaining.


    Another consideration for that situation is social stigma. I've read about cases where people in certain highly religious societies (such as Mormons) would get cut off for not adhering to its values or for denouncing the religion. I wouldn't be surprised if a growing number of people are simply lying about their beliefs so that they're seen as normal in society while passively disagreeing with the practices of the religion.

    Being someone who lives among a very high concentration of Mormons (Utah), I think it's funny to note that a lot of Mormons I've met, say they are affiliated with the religion but from what I see, they don't actively participate (like going to church, etc).

    It's like a tag and they just want to say they are this or that...

    Then there are the Mormons who are really Mormons. Yeah, wow. >_>

 

 
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