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by Arising_uk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Christianity is part of a perennial philosophy and this philosophy always was. ... Always was what? The essence of Christianity didn't begin with Jesus: he actualized it. ... I think you'll find the clue is in the name. The very thing which is now called the Christian religion existed among the anc...
by Arising_uk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

... The Obama eligibility debate is direct “in your face” proof of how this grand collective called the American people are considered. ... You talking about this certified proof of eligibility? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/President_Barack_Obama%27s_long_form_birth_certifica...
by Arising_uk
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Nick_A wrote:Of course if reincarnation is a reality you may find that like Sisyphus getting nowhere, ...
Er!? if it is a reality then you will always be getting somewhere, that's the point. You don't seem to understand the concept, is this because you just wiki stuff rather than go study or do it?
by Arising_uk
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What would you think of such a world?
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: What would you think of such a world?

I call it America.
by Arising_uk
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Nick_A wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:41 am
When we compare St. Paul’s description of himself with that of the modern educated Paul it becomes obvious why why the essence of religion devolves into secularism. ...
Are you mental? St.Paul created the 'secular religion' you deplore, his sect was the winner in the West.
by Arising_uk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Why is it that the distinction between "I' and the self, so well known in the East at least theoretically is so condemned in the West as it is here. ... Largely I think because in all that time they gave no thought to freeing their youth from real slavery, educating them to read and write, providin...
by Arising_uk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

So it becomes obvious why the idea that "I am not I" cannot be discussed. ... It does, you refuse to discuss exactly what it is you are proposing? The secular mind is closed to any sincere efforts to "know thyself" ... There is no 'secular mind' Nick_A in Philosophy in this respect, it's just a fan...
by Arising_uk
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Greta, you seem to have a strong emotional rejection of Christianity. This is normal because over time Christianity has devolved into sects of Christendom or man made Christianity into society producing mixed results. Many here have had bad experiences with these mixed results. However, St. Paul pr...
by Arising_uk
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

davidm wrote:I really wish people wouldn't buy into Nick's willful mischaracterization of Einstein and read the Einstein quotes that Nick cherry picks in context.
Touche, but the context would have been nice then.
by Arising_uk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Marx describes secularized religion. ... No he wasn't as you are just making up a nonsense term. If you are not then explain what a non-'secularised' religion is and what it would involve? Simone refers to the essence of religion; something you are currently closed to. Didn't stop her killing herse...
by Arising_uk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

You think in terms of collectives. ... Actually no, I think in terms philosophical. It's you who is collectivising others. Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' ...
by Arising_uk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Simone Weil was a young brilliant Marxist and atheist respected by Leon Trotsky who died a Christian mystic. ... You missed out " ... who died a Christian mystic and self-absorbed anorexic suicide." Hardly a role-model for the young female. She was the ultimate individualist. ... You're right, so s...
by Arising_uk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

... Marx said that religion is the opiate of the masses. ... I really dislike how often this is quoted without the context, that it is misquoted and usually quoted by those who haven't read any Marx. So here's the full quote and in context; "The foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes rel...
by Arising_uk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6580

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Questions like “where’s the ketchup” don’t require wonder to initiate them. ... I wonder where the ketchup is? I’m referring to the attraction to eros and you’re only concerned with fitting in which only requires simple answers. ... You seem amazingly informed about what people are concerned with b...
by Arising_uk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 15978

Re: Race versus culture

Does this "progressive' thing exist in the UK? Or is it just a Yank or Aussie thing? Are we just talking about the twitterati et al? If so who gives a shit what the social medjits think?