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by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 556
Views: 5955

Re: Race versus culture

Seleucus wrote: Arising_uk wrote: ↑Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 pm I understand why Seleucus wants such a link as he is a racialist who wants to promote the idea of physical appearance being the deciding factor in a culture as he has a dream of a pan-white racialist movement but you? Other shibboleths mig...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

There cannot be an infinite number of past events because differentiation of existence itself into events is conceptualisation, and only special beings can conceptualise. To claim that differentiated events transcendentally exist is tantamount to claiming that God created things from the elemental c...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Davidm wrote: The universe, and the way it is, is not necessary, but contingent as a matter of logic. Contingency vs. necessity can easily be tested. Try to imagine something or its properties and if you can’t envision that thing or properties without instantiating a logical contradiction, then it i...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 556
Views: 5955

Re: Race versus culture

ignorant nationalism. Look at Poland , Trump, Germany, and horrible Brexit. The 'fight' right now is about democracy and human rights against the international oligarchy. Are you really unaware of the existence of the latter? I agree. Nationalism is nothing new. It figured significantly in the effo...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Immanuel Can wrote: (Belinda wrote)reality is one big eternal fact. (IC)Were that so, you've killed cosmology. The only possible answer to why things are as they are becomes, "because in fact that's what they are." Not a great explanation, that. The usual answer is that things necessarily are as the...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Viveka wrote: You do not play dice every time you choose an action out of your own free-will. In our own free-will we are the only responsible beings for our own choices. Presumably you choose to do what you want to to do, or what you feel you ought to do. When you do what you want to do you are doi...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It's a sign of freedom that you have responsibilities. It's a weak and therefore unfree man who shrugs off responsibilities. If there really was Free Will, what a responsibility that would be! The only person capable of bearing the responsibility of Free Will would be God. "If we concede that human...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 556
Views: 5955

Re: Race versus culture

Seleucus wrote: More thinking of the US as the West's greatest champion considering the humiliation Japan served Britain in the East... Together with, and perhaps despite, Britain's winning the Battle of Britain, if America had not become an active ally we in Britain would have been overrun by Nazis...
by Belinda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

It's a sign of freedom that you have responsibilities. It's a weak and therefore unfree man who shrugs off responsibilities.

If there really was Free Will, what a responsibility that would be! The only person capable of bearing the responsibility of Free Will would be God.
by Belinda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Henry Quirk wrote:
I coulda been born to slaves in a nation where individuality is taboo and I'd still be agent.
Yes, and then you would have been less free than you actually are to attend to a man's responsibilities.
by Belinda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1321
Views: 41625

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Henry Quirk wrote: Simply: I'm not a domino in a line of dominos, waitin' to be toppled...I'm the domino who steps out of the line to go do sumthin' else, and I step out of line not because It's been determined I will, but cuz 'I' determine I will. And when I step out of line, what happens is my res...
by Belinda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 556
Views: 5955

Re: Race versus culture

By jingo Seleucus viewed Britannia ruling the waves from shore to shining shore : A filthy 3rd World dictatorship like China is not going to overtake the West as much as guilt-ridden demoralized White leftists might like to fantasize about it; no ego to lead and no creativity either are the biggest ...
by Belinda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 556
Views: 5955

Re: Race versus culture

... There is a correlation of linguistic elements with genetic origins. ... I must be missing your point as correlation is not causation, so I agree with you that as people move they take words with them and some get kept as peoples intermingle or change but really so what? Some are also redundant ...
by Belinda
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange
Replies: 104
Views: 929

Re: Nonbelief and Evil: Two Arguments for the Nonexistence of God by Theodore Drange

I think that like other posters to the thread you refer to God the Creator of all, and alternative creators. I agree with you as to God the Creator of all, and alternative creators. However I suggest that there are at least two definitions of God. There's the Creator, and there's Sovereign Good. No...
by Belinda
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 556
Views: 5955

Re: Race versus culture

Arising_uk wrote: (Seleucus wrote)This can probably be said of spoken word too, our word "man" for instance goes back to at least Proto-Indo-European. (Arising_uk)But language has no links to genetics or biology? If it did then babies would not be able to learn a language like a native if adopted by...