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by Nick_A
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 19
Views: 235

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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: 19
Views: 235

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: 120
Views: 1963

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: 18594

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: 19
Views: 235

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: 120
Views: 1963

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: 19
Views: 235

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: 120
Views: 1963

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: 120
Views: 1963

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...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

Statists demand forced obligations while the American soul is willing with the help of grace to invite voluntary obligations necessary to achieve rights. That IMO is why John Adams wrote: Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of a...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

Henry These folks are the first to point out, in great detail, all America's sins, how America doesn't live up to its 'ideals', how America is 'wrong', and on and on. If they mention America's virtues at all it's only to piss on them. There is a lot of truth in what you've written. There will always...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 370
Views: 6906

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

I agree with some and disgree with others. For example:
I look forward to women's freedom over their own bodies.
Why just women? Why shouldn't people of all ages be free to contaminate their bodies with all sorts of drugs rather than making them illegal? This isn't so simple.
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 115
Views: 2107

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

I just posted a new thread: :The Struggle for the American Soul" It may inspire some appreciation for my political ideas you' haven't understood.
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 19
Views: 235

The Struggle for the Soul of America

There is a struggle going on for the soul of America. Should Americans struggle to regain the principles it was founded upon or seek to transform it into a statist utopia as suggested by others such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton "We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them." ― George ...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 115
Views: 2107

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Greta Do you believe in any kind of afterlife? Yes, but it would be hard to explain in a post. However if you are open to what Meister Eckhart writes it will provide a foundation. The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working farmer, it will thrive and grow up to God, whose seed i...