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by FlashDangerpants
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

No, An officially sanctioned religion is precisely what we don't need. it will only lead to secular spirituality which is being discussed now. Such philosophies are constructed on state approved political correctness and the glorification of imagination which denies the help of grace. Nothing good ...
by FlashDangerpants
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 19
Views: 233

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

Statists demand forced obligations while the American soul is willing with the help of grace to invite voluntary obligations necessary to achieve rights. That IMO is why John Adams wrote: Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of a...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 120
Views: 1963

Re: Secular Spirituality

Not in the least, sorry. Spirituality without any need for the 'other‐worldly' strikes me as a concept specifically designed to embolden Nick. Religious comfort food with none of the calories you get from all that occult stuff that grants religion its flavour.
by FlashDangerpants
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: Can there be shared community values?

. Humor at times reveals truth. It does here. I close with a quotation from someone wiser than I. Objectivity is a delusion shared by several lunatics at once . ------------------------------------------------Bertramd Rissell . So you are just going to give up trying to rescue your theory, while le...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: Can there be shared community values?

...the thing being described is very clearly subjective, and therefore not suited for an objective science. Unless that definition of science you are gladly sharing doesn't require objectivity and reproducible observation? Wouldn't you agree that there are some individuals whose rigid belief system...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can facts be separated from values? Anyone know logic statements?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Can facts be separated from values? Anyone know logic statements?

Over perplexity of any system in its arriving at a valuation may render it impractical to service, and for any system of logic best of the rest to define value it is a requisite that it will be serviced by the most individuals. That sentence appears to have spilled from a random word generator. Was...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Can there be shared community values?
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: Can there be shared community values?

( look close enough and all objects in 3 dimensional space have infinite properties... some properties ...matter more to you. {emphasis added} The point of the foundational argument turns on those crucial words "look close enough". The closer people look at a thing, object, situation, event,, or pe...
by FlashDangerpants
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Can facts be separated from values? Anyone know logic statements?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Can facts be separated from values? Anyone know logic statements?

That statement doesn't sound like it comes from a philosophy paper, it reads more like political science. I don't believe the facts that 1+1=2, or that light travels faster than sound are value laden. So the starting point is a question of what is actually under examination here. Assuming the sort o...
by FlashDangerpants
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 26
Views: 843

Re: Happy New Year

What makes things look quaint might be the size. When I was in London once I was surprised how small the Tower of London was in reality. I was at a venue next to the Shard, the tallest building in the U.K., to see in the New Year. Having seen the Shard from across London, every time I've viewed it,...
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 1919

Re: New Year's Resolutions

Oh great, I see Nick's got himself a dance partner.
by FlashDangerpants
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1832

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

bobevenson wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:56 am
You said, "Yes, I did copy Arising. The cap fits so wear it." I think you were saying that since the cap fitted you, you were only too happy to wear it.
Sparkling wit always gets even better when you have to write an explanation for your joke.
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1832

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

Well, if you don't think a gold ring has any intrinsic value, I guess you won't look for it if you lose one. Well if I'm only valuing it for its intrinsic value such as the industrial usefulness of its metal, then perhaps I wouldn't. If I want to sell it for money then I would, but that's extrinsic...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1832

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

Please, a gold ring and a stock certificate may have the same market value, but the gold ring has far more intrinsic value, and anybody who argues against this position is an ignorant fool, and a damned ignorant fool to boot! That's beside the point. Neither has intrinsic value to match its market ...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 1919

Re: New Year's Resolutions

The only irony is that whatever I say or do I`m wrong You should stop lying so much. None of us cares about your age at all, except that you have made it part of so many of your claims, and you kept lying about it. You pretended to set actual world records, but now I see that got downgraded to semi...
by FlashDangerpants
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?
Replies: 75
Views: 1832

Re: Is Trump Santa to the rich, Scrooge to the poor?

Yeah, that pretty well sums up your intellect. You agree of course that prices for gold rings are set by markets. And you know that markets for gold rings are not intrinsic to the rings. And you already wrote that "At any point in time, price determines the value of anything." So you must also agre...