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What is definitely a heretical view?

I used to be two days in the past at Hereticon, and questioning which views truly ought to be thought of heretical.  It appears there are some distinct classes, as an illustration listed below are a number of classes of the “partially heretical”:

1. Was once heretical, or on the verge of switching.

Favoring homosexual marriage, or extra on the border pondering that UFOs are of alien origin.  The latter view is now offered with a straight face by former presidents and CIA heads, so it’s not heretical any extra.  In polls, it’s not even so uncommon amongst the American public, although some elites will mock it and it stays outdoors of the mainstream.

2. It’s heretical to say however the precise thought will not be heretical.

Presenting “eugenics” concepts is heretical, however speaking about “courting” and “matchmaking” will not be.  Embryo choice is on the verge of not being heretical, if it ever was.  Or speaking about “the feminization of society” is modestly heretical, however believing ladies have a a lot larger cultural affect will not be heretical in any respect.  You simply have to speak about it the best manner.

3. The thought will not be heretical globally.

Nevertheless it could be heretical domestically, comparable to saying “the CCP is nice.”  Or “ladies ought to have their children actually younger.”  These are a particular class of heretical concepts, extraordinarily frequent world wide, for higher or worse, however nonetheless a no-no in some locales.

4. Common views, however heretical with many elites.

Attempt “Darwin is improper,” or “Fb is okay.”  How about “autocracy is nice”?  NB: In all of those discussions, I’m not contemplating whether or not the assumption is true or improper.

Which might be a very heretical perception that doesn’t fall into these “partially heretical” classes?  However it may possibly’t be absurd both, as an illustration it’s not “heretical” for me to imagine I can bounce 100 toes within the air, fairly it’s merely silly.  I’m additionally not on the lookout for beliefs that offend or insult teams per se, as that’s too simple.  “Group X is crummy” will not be attention-grabbing for my functions.

Perhaps listed below are a number of outright heretical views, once more noting that I’m not endorsing them:

5. ESP works.

6. Whales are smarter than folks and deeper thinkers too.

7. In truth you possibly can belief Congress to do the best factor.

8. Ten % inflation a yr is simply tremendous.

9. Luckily America has so many weapons that we couldn’t do very strict lockdowns for Covid.

10. It will be higher if people by no means had existed, as they’ve destroyed extra welfare than they created.  Most of all due to their results on non-human animals.

11. Non-human animals endure greater than they get pleasure from, and it might be higher if they didn’t exist.

12. American TV was a lot better within the Sixties and Seventies.

What else?

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