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by Belinda
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

I don't understand how Arising_uk thinks it's wrong to interfere. There is a lot of suffering that needs attention . I think that we should try to save others from human rights abuses whichever country they live in. The ethic is the strong should help the weak.
by Belinda
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Hmmm - the equality for women largely goes one way. Women can try for traditional male jobs like fighting, flying and bossing people about, but where are the men proudly becoming home makers, or even nurses and teachers? You could say that some this one-way equality re-emphasises the higher status ...
by Belinda
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Londoner - some Islamic sects (Shia related?) have taught or implied soulless females - and they all seem to have followed Aristotle's view that ensoulment is at 40 days, and a male issue not female, the woman being merely the container as it were. The way women and girls are treated in Islam and t...
by Belinda
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Dorothea wrote: I've also been involved in futile efforts to make links between my institution and local Imams - they tried to abuse the position by soliciting finance for a 'charity' helping 'education' in Kashmir. When I probed them about the well-known terrorist activity there, the door slammed a...
by Belinda
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Dorothea wrote: As to the effectiveness of protesting about cleric and govt behaviour in Pakistan et al - any action, however small, is better then none, and it would also have an educational effect on Muslim youth in the UK if their elders demonstrated displeasure with supremacist intolerance. Mayb...
by Belinda
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

All societies harbour folk tales of heroes. Spiderman and Obama are not Heroic. Heroic has two rather different meanings, one meaning is the normative English usage, the other is the warrior culture of our ancestors and which some today still celebrate. 1. "heroic" https://dictionary.cambridge.org/...
by Belinda
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Dorothea wrote: A personal note. I was brought up a strict RC, but priests in my high school who defended IRA tactics led eventually (it was a long process)to my rejecting all religion. I guess I expect religious people to question themselves, but that's faith for you I'd rather say "that's religion...
by Belinda
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

I understand Dorothea's feeling but really most people are not very interested in religious beliefs or in rising up. The best way to "rise up" is join a political party ; I guess that Dorothea will be a labour supporter at heart, since she hates Franco. I have never been to a service in a mosque and...
by Belinda
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Dualism II
Replies: 38
Views: 1374

Re: Dualism II

Reality is dual - hardware and software, energy and information, brain and mind - intertwined to an an apparent oneness. It is a oneness that is yet to be reconciled by a TOE and accuracy at this stage can only be found by using both relativity and quantum mechanics. When you say "brain and mind - ...
by Belinda
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Wow! You definitely haven't read Spengler even tho' you like to source him. Meaning? I just watched this talk, Oswald Spengler, The decline of the West and Islamic State , https://youtu.be/i9pjlgMbLIY Clearly some points I've made are Spenglarian: European Christianity as fundamentally European des...
by Belinda
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

For those who may be interested in the topic of how and why islamic civilization turned the Middle-East from the center of the world and the apotheosis of civilization into a garbage dump, the fifth and final episode of the very excellent series History of Islam has just been released. The same the...
by Belinda
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

The ethic of Jesus is socialist. That really depends upon what sort of Christian sect you follow I think. I'm not religious. The only alternatives that I know of to Jesus 'socialist' teaching are that Jesus supported the rich Jews and Romans, or that Jesus was punitively inclined and uninterested i...
by Belinda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

The ethic of Jesus is socialist.
by Belinda
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 692
Views: 11268

Re: Race versus culture

Seleucus, your interpretation of the life of Jesus is incorrect. He was not a wimp but came to bring a sword. In defence of the poor and downtrodden. Unlike Trump who cares not at all for the poor and downtrodden, except insofar as they vote for him. As for Fanon, the alienation from their tradition...
by Belinda
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 44
Views: 565

Re: Facebook

One's own Facebook page displays one's private file of photos so that it's convenient for choosing one for posting. Nobody else can see your files.