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by Nick_A
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 371
Views: 7296

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Just start a thread in the metaphysics or math section on whatever topic you can think of, you know I will be there faster than Nick and his judgements on us all. Nonsense. You will be judged before you finish the first post and before Greta can write the name "Trump". I received my degree in Judgm...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

Belinda Do you know what 'banal' means? Even you must surely have decided that you cannot jump off a 100 foot cliff and live. On a matter of lesser importance, have you decided what to eat for your dinner? According to Merriam webster’s dictionary Banal means “: lacking originality, freshness, or no...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

Nick wrote: Best to keep an open mind. Neither blindly believe or blindly deny. Do you apply that maxim to all areas of your life , including banal matters, or do you reserve it for art history? I try to. But even more importanty, can you keep an open mind in matters of psychological importance? Fo...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

Eod Now I believe other worlds exist, however one must question the nature of what these phenomena are regardless of logistic possibilities. Now what I say, I am sure will be labeled "crazy", however these phenomena are real in themselves. That's OK. When the men in the white coats come after you I'...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

Secular Spirituality from the OP Secular spirituality is the adherence to a spiritual philosophy without adherence to a religion. Secular spirituality emphasizes the personal development of the individual, rather than a relationship with the divine. Secular spirituality is made up of the search for...
by Nick_A
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

Secular Spirituality from the OP Secular spirituality is the adherence to a spiritual philosophy without adherence to a religion. Secular spirituality emphasizes the personal development of the individual, rather than a relationship with the divine. Secular spirituality is made up of the search for ...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 25
Views: 372

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they don't believe they are And I'm inclined to let them rot there. I'm far more interested in just being left alone than I am in 're-educating' folks who don't wanna be 're-educated'. As long as they leave me be: the communitarians can sew themselves together, ass to mouth. But they won't leave me...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 25
Views: 372

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

A_uk How does one pursue Life? And Liberty for that matter. What do you mean by this? As your constitution actually seems to say a right to Life and Liberty which presumably just means the rights to not be unlawfully or unjustly killed nor unlawfully or unjustly imprisoned, basically the Magna Carta...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

If you understood why Jesus didn't laugh you would understand a great deal. Just because it isn't stated explicitly in the bible doesn't mean he didn't laugh. If he didn't he could never have been as charismatic as he presumably was and unlikely to have the following he had. Can you understand that...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 111
Views: 18811

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Have you considered marketing the official Philosophy Now Hemlock Mugs? Marketing would be directed at all those who haven't sold out to the Great Beast and keep Socrates' ideas alive regardless of how they are condemned by the modern secular educated. Of course these mugs wouldn't really be used f...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 25
Views: 372

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

Arising No idea, why don't you find an American political forum and discuss it there? Freedom as a societal ideal is now considered obsolete for those with your mindset so is unworthy to be considered a philosophical question. It has been ruled a fantasy. The freedom to pursue Life, liberty, and the...
by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

For instance, there is not one joke in the bible. There may be many jokes in there for all we know, in which case people could be living by the tenets of ancient satire :) I'm sorry, Greta, but I trust myself to laugh when something is funny. The Bible has not one funny line. This is important. To ...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 25
Views: 372

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

“Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin Notice how the progressives cannot discuss ideas so they descend into attacking people in the cause of temporary safety. Slavery is perceived as a desirable goal when p...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

My great great granduncle was an archbishop in the Armenian church and defender of the pure Armenian language. He believed that modernization of the language was losing its depth of meaning. Of course his defense of the classic Armenian language lost. Modern philology may well turn out to be justif...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 156
Views: 2713

Re: Secular Spirituality

.To bring this back full circle, the guardians and future “philosopher kings (and queens)” of Plato’s Republic were from the “spirited class” (Greek thymos or thumos) , the education of the philosopher begins with an education of the spirited part of the soul. Although thumos or spiritedness is not...