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by Skip
Mon May 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Religion and God [and Democracy]
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Religion and God [and Democracy]

Religion and God These are terms which have involved almost every virtue and vice imaginable. That's why it would be useful to be more precise. Which god, what religion? What do you mean by vice and virtue? From whose point of view and to what ends? What is probably the only common basic value is a...
by Skip
Mon May 29, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Utilitarianism and Altruism
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Utilitarianism and Altruism

Utilitarianism and Altruism Nobody does anything because they are Utilitarian. They use the Utilitarian method because they are Altruists. That may be so, but why would an altruist require any particular methodology? Wouldn't they just act on their impulses? I do see that altruistic actions are lik...
by Skip
Mon May 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Utilitarianism and Altruism
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Utilitarianism and Altruism

WendyDarling wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:10 am
God placed a soul in your physical body so you could feel a vast array of emotions while learning to live peacefully, cooperatively with other souls here.
Really? When is the peaceful co-operation scheduled to start?
by Skip
Sat May 20, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 139
Views: 1560

Re: Secular Intolerance

Here is a lovely new set of wrist-and-leg irons, the other end of which I'm going to chain to a bridge abutment. Wear this end, while I explain, as many times as necessary, over weeks, months or years, why my morals are superior to your morals, and why I am going to force you to live your private li...
by Skip
Thu May 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it
Replies: 40
Views: 553

Re: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it

what you can infer from science is that a spiritual reality does exist . From what part of which science do you infer this? If no science deals with the subject, either to study or to test, either to prove or disprove, then why do you require the validation of science? More to the point, why do you...
by Skip
Sat May 13, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Walker wrote:
As for the rest, it's a rich tableau of irony.
....
Downfall.
uh-huh

Again, I ask : What's bringing up this completely insignificant incident supposed to be about? Or for?
by Skip
Sat May 13, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Chorus-boy? Fiefdom? Real world?
Your derision doesn't make him either The Man or a totalitarian.
And what's this little demitasse-hurricane in aid of, anyway?
More diversion?
by Skip
Fri May 12, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Not just somebody. Not just anybody. He's the Man. I'm sure you know what that means. Yes. It sure as hell doesn't mean a simple principal or vice principal of a high-school. Police, judge, prosecutor, prison warden would qualify as "the man". Pedagogues do not even have the power to enforce any ki...
by Skip
Fri May 12, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

When Totalitarianism meets the U.S. Constitution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO3RwSKFK_8 (offensive language) * In the link, the totalitarian’s rationale, his self-stated justification for attempting to silence freedom of speech, is to “protect his students.” The question is, from what? So, le...
by Skip
Fri May 12, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

They burning those now, too? I haven't heard, but it shouldn't be really surprising, with the treatment those documents have had in America of late. Usually, they stick to religious texts they dislike, but sometimes political ones, too. Hardly worth the bother, though, given the declining literacy r...
by Skip
Thu May 11, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Christian nations... There's no such thing, just like there's no such thing as Hindu polar bears or Atheist butterflies. Polar bears? Butterflies? Now, you're really reaching for a deflection! Butterflies and polar bears (both endangered by human activity) don't have religions, governments, or legi...
by Skip
Thu May 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Immanuel Can wrote: As for infanticide, I suppose we'll just have to disagree that that is ever warranted. Christian nations, like the USA, that even after a century of debate can't get its head around family planning on a tiny scale, don't need a warrant for killing infants and everybody and every...
by Skip
Thu May 11, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Walker wrote:Just giving you an opportunity to explain yourself.
Very thoughtful, but I'll pass this time, thanks.
by Skip
Wed May 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3780

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Immanuel Can wrote:
Skip wrote:... for some reason, this seems to gall you.
Heavens, no. :lol:
Preoccupy? Entertain?
In any case, you do spend an inordinate amount of keyboard-hours on inventing, producing and repeating
imaginary thought-scripts for imaginary atheists.