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by ForCruxSake
Mon May 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: wotsup
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: wotsup

igotnogrammar wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 10:45 pm
im new and wont be taken seriously since my grammar is bad
That's true, and people may mock, but welcome anyway! :)
by ForCruxSake
Mon May 22, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I have a desire to learn, an open mind and a dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: I have a desire to learn, an open mind and a dictionary

I was recently blessed with the opportunity of seeing some aspects of myself that opened up a new room in my house of awareness. I have always had a love of books and considered myself somewhat intelligent. I now know that i deprived myself of possible insight as a result of not paying close attent...
by ForCruxSake
Mon May 22, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You do realize that uwot's an atheist, right? Yes. And what of it? You figure it out! Figure WHAT out? If there's something you think needs pointing out, then point it out, but don't tell me to figure out the answer to something cryptic, that you seem to be alluding to, with no thought for clarity....
by ForCruxSake
Sun May 21, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You've taken Stringer's model, which was about global responsibility and how perspectives of altruism don't hold up to simple practical realities, and made a completely different point. It's an interesting simile but it isn't Stringer. It's "Singer," actually. No, and it wasn't intended to be an ex...
by ForCruxSake
Sun May 21, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

While Christianity is the focus of the story, the meaning is much broader and speaks to all aspects of life. Make a choice and move on. I have a feeling that uwot's right, doc. The idea is that those who can't decide belong with the Devil. The fence is his because those who believe in Christ would ...
by ForCruxSake
Sat May 20, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

You've shown us this before, doc. I do not think it means what you think it means. For all its folksiness, it is cynical attack on dissent; the message being that anyone who does not uncritically accept the rule of the church will burn in hell. That is not nice. While Christianity is the focus of t...
by ForCruxSake
Sat May 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

"Sitting On The Fence "But," said the man, "I sat on the fence. I chose neither you nor Him. "That's okay," said Satan. "I own the fence." Author Unknown" You've shown us this before, doc. I do not think it means what you think it means. For all its folksiness, it is cynical attack on dissent; the ...
by ForCruxSake
Thu May 18, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 1938

Re: another pointless thread...existential grousing

I have tried to respond to this a couple of times and failed because my own school experiences are too raw, 44 years on. It's embarrassing to be so weak and vulnerable, but there you go. Five years of sustained mental and emotional pressure from bullies. I was sensitive and didn't make it, somethin...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

What I'm saying is that you can't fall in love again because the former you is gone. PhilX But "you can never change" according to Walker... How do you recover the past? You're constantly changing. PhilX So the past can't repeat itself? You can't recreate the circumstances of history?
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

What I'm saying is that you can't fall in love again because the former you is gone. PhilX But "you can never change" according to Walker... Simply go to the love within. Others who are at the love within, will resonate. This is because you are both in the same state of consciousness. You're at the...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

......there's the Heraclitean stance PhilX and Spheres appear to be taking, that you can never step into the same river twice, because the body of water that comprises it is in constant flux. Very satisfying, comprehensive answer but... ...I get the Ship of Thesus and the Descartes wax analogy as t...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 1:32 pm
ForCruxSake wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 12:52 pm


But if you change, you're a new person.

PhilX
And if you're perception changes?
What I'm saying is that you can't fall in love again because the former you is gone.

PhilX
But "you can never change" according to Walker...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

You never change. - States of consciousness change. - Love is a state of consciousness. - A state of consciousness is a way of being. - Action follows from being. Ok, Walker, so am I to understand from what you have written, if change occurs, it's possible to rediscover love? (This is assuming that...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Can love be rediscovered?
Replies: 19
Views: 247

Re: Can love be rediscovered?

You never change. - States of consciousness change. - Love is a state of consciousness. - A state of consciousness is a way of being. - Action follows from being. Ok, Walker, so am I to understand from what you have written, if change occurs, it's possible to rediscover love? (This is assuming that...
by ForCruxSake
Wed May 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What are the advantages to behaving morally?
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: What are the advantages to behaving morally?

.... being nice is the easiest way for an individual to be. I'm not convinced by equating innocence with goodness. Much damage in this world was and is perpetrated by the naive. My son was four, or five, years of age when we had a discussion about good and bad behaviour, which ended with him saying...