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by plebian
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: A New Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 186
Views: 21832

by plebian
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Gnostic Christianity’s hidden in plain sight secret. We must do evil.
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

It's like jazz.
by plebian
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Anti-Vaccine Preachers
Replies: 25
Views: 5305

[quote=""Roo St. Gallus""] Saw an interesting story this morning. Japanese drug stops flu in one day I always take this sort of prediction with a certain skepticism- but if it turns out to be true, wonderful. Given the complexity of situations which is hidden in the exceedingly a...
by plebian
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21640

[quote=""Hermit""] I am not religious at all and I can understand politesse' point. The 'character' of god is a 'character'. It is how we tell stories. Surely you can see allegorical wisdom in the story of the fall. To start with, I regard almost everything written in the Bible a...
by plebian
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21640

[quote=""Koyaanisqatsi""] this seems strangely myopic. Which? That post, or the entire exchange between us, as the attempt has been to corral Poli’s mercury I am not religious at all and I can understand politesse' point. It’s not about a point, necessarily; it’s about applying t...
by plebian
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Gnostic Christianity’s hidden in plain sight secret. We must do evil.
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

[quote=""Greatest I am""] Is this how you justify bigotry? Basically, yes. How do you explain or justify it? Do you not know that when you create a positive bias for something, you automatically create a negative bias for the opposing view? Regards DL So your racism/stereotyping ...
by plebian
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21640

[quote=""Koyaanisqatsi""] There's no mystery about it, I think literalism is dumb regardless of book. That doesn't discount the possibility that either book might reflect real events. Such as...? What do you mean, such as? JTFC :noid: I do think it is quite likely that there was ...
by plebian
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Gnostic Christianity’s hidden in plain sight secret. We must do evil.
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

[quote=""Greatest I am""] Is this how you justify bigotry? Basically, yes. How do you explain or justify it? Do you not know that when you create a positive bias for something, you automatically create a negative bias for the opposing view? Regards DL[/QUOTE] So your racism/stere...
by plebian
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21640

[quote=""lpetrich""]I recall Gamera once stating that to speak of God as existing implies that God is somehow subject to Being. Something which left me :d unno:
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That makes sense to me.
by plebian
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: Most significant philosophical ideas
Replies: 50
Views: 7900

Heh. You're welcome.
by plebian
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Secular Lifestyles & Issues
Topic: Going back to God
Replies: 87
Views: 20684

[quote=""Jobar""] I will say that laying your troubles in the arms o' Jaysus isn't going to do a single thing to make those troubles better, even if it may make you feel better about them for a while.[/quote] it sounds like it's doing something to make those troubles better. IMO,...
by plebian
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Secular Lifestyles & Issues
Topic: Going back to God
Replies: 87
Views: 20684

[quote=""Ozymandias""] There's not room in the head for both Christian faith in God and accepting science, facts and reality. If you accept God your reality will start warping truth around it. It's not a good place to be. And while you're with God there is only one predictable ou...
by plebian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 17
Views: 2461

[quote=""Greatest I am""] I feel like I would be disturbed if I gazed upon the well from which you draw your ideas. As you should be. The well of Republican thinking is full of immorality. Regards DL I meant that your inspiration seems to be what I would call Neitzche's abyss. Or...
by plebian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 17
Views: 2461

[quote=""Greatest I am""] I feel like I would be disturbed if I gazed upon the well from which you draw your ideas. As you should be. The well of Republican thinking is full of immorality. Regards DL[/QUOTE] I meant that your inspiration seems to be what I would call Neitzche's a...
by plebian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 17
Views: 2461

[quote=""plebian""]I feel like I would be disturbed if I gazed upon the well from which you draw your ideas.[/quote]

I flubbed that effort. I should have said if I gazed into that well, I feel like the well would gaze back into me and I would be disturbed.
by plebian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: Schadenfreude
Replies: 31
Views: 5020

I think it's probably better systemically for personal chill as well as social cohesion to try to reframe when that emotion comes up. Even though Moore is not someone whose character tendencies and rap sheet enamor him to me, to put it diplomatically, I can make statements expressing positive suppor...
by plebian
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 17
Views: 2461

I feel like I would be disturbed if I gazed upon the well from which you draw your ideas.
by plebian
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: Eastern vs Western Philosophy
Replies: 104
Views: 15077

[quote=""subsymbolic""]I disagree twice. 1 portmanteau 2 when I can’t think of a word, I merely describe it. Swedish may be more compact, but both have infinite generative grammars. Oh, and can you remind me of the Swedish word for strawberries and cream?[/quote] can you just rem...
by plebian
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: Eastern vs Western Philosophy
Replies: 104
Views: 15077

[quote=""subsymbolic""] O lol But the mystical English really do have well over a hundred distinct words for mud. Meanwhile, back at groundhog day, the fact is that either two conceptual schemes have bridging rules or they don't. If they don't then there is literally nothing you ...
by plebian
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: What actually are Human rights and how are they defined?
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/ Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have...
by plebian
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: Eastern vs Western Philosophy
Replies: 104
Views: 15077

[quote=""BWE""]O It was the same deal with the Eskimos having 50 words for snow. They don't. lol But the mystical English really do have well over a hundred distinct words for mud. Meanwhile, back at groundhog day, the fact is that either two conceptual schemes have bridging rule...
by plebian
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: Philosophy is Bunk!
Replies: 127
Views: 14874

[quote=""DrZoidberg""] How about this one? Eating organic food 'causes' autism...a bit 'grown up' for schoolkids of a certain age perhaps. I can't think of one that primary kids might be able to learn from. http://www.pd.infn.it/~dorigo/autism_organic_foods.jpg Dammit... now I'll...
by plebian
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: What is Metaphysical Naturalism?
Replies: 108
Views: 14743

I'm surprised you didn't catch that.
by plebian
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: What is Metaphysical Naturalism?
Replies: 108
Views: 14743

[quote=""Grendel""]The vid. You've made a mistake. I said levels not layers. Levels of thought, not matter. Your presumption that I am a naive blundering amateur. So the video was meant to show me how crass I was in blundering around in the reasoned logic of an expert. How polite...
by plebian
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy & Morality
Topic: What is Metaphysical Naturalism?
Replies: 108
Views: 14743

[quote=""subsymbolic""] The laws of physics? Am I right? :) So you’d use the laws of physics to decide what the laws of physics are? Will that be before or after you learn to fly by grasping your feet and pulling upwards firmly. Galileo noted that the physics of his day was full ...