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by Belinda
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 785
Views: 10928

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick-A wrote: The importance of your response in relation to this thread is that if neither the universe or Man has any objective meaning and purpose, then spirit killing of the young is not only justifiable but necessary for the young to free themselves of their imaginary calling to eros. So where ...
by Belinda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 785
Views: 10928

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick_A wrote: Do you really think Jesus took up the cross to seek reality through his everyday talents of reason and human kindness? Is that really what is meant by taking up the cross? Jesus did not aim to be worshipped as a god. He said "Why callest thou me good? There is none good but God". For C...
by Belinda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 785
Views: 10928

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick_A quoted and wrote: Matthew 10: 4 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man’s enemies will ...
by Belinda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 785
Views: 10928

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick_A wrote:
God's people are not secularists who put a face on an imaginary conception of God.
So you say . You are no doubt as much one of God's people as any secularist.Even such silly people as you and I are as much God's people as anyone else.

Why do you seek to divide people up Nick?
by Belinda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 785
Views: 10928

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick_A wrote: You are concerned with facts and as a secularist believe that dualistic facts themselves will reveal objective human meaning and purpose. The people of God intuitively know that the “good” descends from above into the being of Man. Secularism seeks to prevent this impulse insisting tha...
by Belinda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Comment by Fatbelly, Guardian today
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Comment by Fatbelly, Guardian today

Donald Trump: The less immigrants we let in the better
Mike Pence: The fewer
Donald Trump: Shhh, don't call be that in public yet.
by Belinda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1147
Views: 24234

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Nobody can be sure of any empirical fact. Yes they can. Everything that is empirical is sure. It's what it means that is unsure. Not only concepts but percepts too can be false . There may not be any ordered nature at all. The lack of any order in nature is the ultimate atheist's attitude towards t...
by Belinda
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Killed Anything Today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1655

Re: Killed Anything Today?

The doc wrote: I agree the system isn't perfect, after all it is administered by fallible human beings. It seems to me that there are two alternatives to release the criminal and hope for the best, which I don't believe is realistic. Or to change the sentence to life in prison, which is going to be ...
by Belinda
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Killed Anything Today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1655

Re: Killed Anything Today?

Doc, for what it's worth, I respect you less because you approve of capital punishment. Killing people is pretty drastic and you would need to produce some awfully good argument in order to support deliberate killing. Very little in this world is absolute and capital punishment is one of them. I wo...
by Belinda
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Your call. What do you do?
Replies: 123
Views: 1169

Re: Your call. What do you do?

We are like little animals that may need to scurry for shelter when fights between groups of large animals create chaos in the jungle. Pretend that you are not like that, and that it is your call. The buck stops with you. You are the final authority, which is what Truman was. When it comes down to ...
by Belinda
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Your call. What do you do?
Replies: 123
Views: 1169

Re: Your call. What do you do?

Veggy wrote: Disagree all you want. I don't think any yank on here has ever understood a single thing I have written, so one more time isn't going to make a heck of a lot of difference. Thanks for the advice. Have a nice day :D You should not say that about Yanks. The best universities in the world...
by Belinda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Killed Anything Today?
Replies: 170
Views: 1655

Re: Killed Anything Today?

Doc, for what it's worth, I respect you less because you approve of capital punishment. Killing people is pretty drastic and you would need to produce some awfully good argument in order to support deliberate killing.
by Belinda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Your call. What do you do?
Replies: 123
Views: 1169

Re: Your call. What do you do?

Veggy wrote: Disagree all you want. I don't think any yank on here has ever understood a single thing I have written, so one more time isn't going to make a heck of a lot of difference. Thanks for the advice. Have a nice day :D You should not say that about Yanks. The best universities in the world ...
by Belinda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Your call. What do you do?
Replies: 123
Views: 1169

Re: Your call. What do you do?

Gary Childress wrote: BTW: I checked out the Urban dictionary for a definition of "spastic" and it said that it's a very derogatory insult in Britain [edit: sorry I should say UK] along the lines of calling someone "retarded". It's bad anywhere, not only in Britain,(I am British and I don't always k...
by Belinda
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?
Replies: 61
Views: 897

Re: Is there such a thing as a merciful death?

I believe most US executions are by lethal injection, so what are the barbaric means of execution that you are referring to? A person who in executed by lethal injection usually chooses to commit the act that leads to that end, so it is voluntary. If it can be proven that the individual didn't choo...