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by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 466

Re: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude

Sent: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:16 pm From: iMod Recipient: RickLewis AMod Hobbes' Choice Hobbes' Choice wrote: ↑Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:57 pm The Inglorious One wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:35 am The nice thing about a bumper-sticker mentality is that the brain doesn't burn many calories (though that could be a ...
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 466

Re: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude

A beautiful, creative woman, bought me a bottle of wine today, for all my "help" and "inspiration" for assisting her to create some beautiful sculptural creations over the last 6 months. I am easily able to say this because I have been absent from this Forum for most of that time. Maybe if I had co...
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why Terrorism?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Why Terrorism?

In his book Howard Zynn makes this quote; "Three years before the terrible events of September 11, 2001, a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Robert Bowman, who had flown 101 combat missions in Vietnam, and then had become a Catholic bishop, commented on the terrorist bombing of the U....
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Noam Chomsky Versus Free Speech
Replies: 24
Views: 458

Re: Noam Chomsky Versus Free Speech

On their TV series Bullshit!, Penn and Teller, two libertarian magicians, comedians, once discussed the topic of speech bans on college campuses. The video can probably be watched for free on You Tube. On this specific topic of politically-correct speech codes that ban free-speech on college campus...
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 'Terrorism is Terrorism'
Replies: 44
Views: 608

Re: 'Terrorism is Terrorism'

A white van is a white van. Brexit it seems is not Brexit, and the Potus is not really a Potus. When is a cigar a dildo? When is a pig in a wig with a persecution complex really in charge of a country? Such pig questions for the simple minded. Pigs get such a bad press. Fake news is fake news. Pigs...
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 'Terrorism is Terrorism'
Replies: 44
Views: 608

Re: 'Terrorism is Terrorism'

marjoram_blues wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:29 am
A white van is a white van.

Brexit it seems is not Brexit, and the Potus is not really a Potus.

When is a cigar a dildo?

When is a pig in a wig with a persecution complex really in charge of a country?

Such pig questions for the simple minded.
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Aren't we all killers...
Replies: 29
Views: 291

Re: Aren't we all killers...

explicitly and implicitly ? It's common knowledge that drinking and drugging can lead to killing. I contend that those activities increases the likelihood of it happening, but I also contend that killing/murder may still happen without those activities. Another reason I offer is that eating, throug...
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 466

Re: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude

Why do we forumites so often speak about the negative than the positive? Is this because, it things are going well, then it's best to leave it alone and not talk about it? Nothing to resolve. Not much to say. Everyone agrees, move on. Or is the negativity because things that worry us have potential...
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why are U.S. citizens ignoring the 6% gain on GDP, by not nationalizing health care?
Replies: 56
Views: 488

Re: Why are U.S. citizens ignoring the 6% gain on GDP, by not nationalizing health care?

Why are U.S. citizens ignoring the 6% gain on GDP, by not nationalizing health care? Statistics show that the average U.S. citizen pays considerably more for their, --- bankruptcy creating inhumane medical system, --- than other countries who have nationalized health care. The gain in GDP is around...
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 266
Views: 5695

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

You have your history and law completely wrong. The pilgrims persecuted religious minorities, and never, ever, allowed religious freedom. Legally, it is only if a government forces one to pray that the act is illegal. A student at a public school in the USA can pray on their own, that's not a viola...
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Raymond Tallis
Replies: 56
Views: 928

Re: Raymond Tallis

Times are relationships. Like all relationships times are constructed by the brain. Relationships are not causative but have an interpretation if there is an interpreter like consciousness. This is a simplistic answer to what time is but leads to an understanding of past, future, before, after, dur...
by Hobbes' Choice
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist
Replies: 352
Views: 3480

Re: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist

Although this is an 'absolute' proof, it's not a proof that all will be willing to accept. To be a 'God' a being must be worthy of the title. To be worthy of the title 'God', a being must be 'truly just'. The 'truly just' consider all beings to be equal. Therefore; the 'truly just' have no desire t...
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Terrorism poses no 'existential' threat?
Replies: 50
Views: 1299

Re: Terrorism poses no 'existential' threat?

Greta wrote: Ultimately terrorism is just another way of waging war, and war is obviously an existential threat.
But since terrorism can never result in the end of the "existence" of a state, as a war can, it is not like other wars; more like a protest movement.
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Terrorism poses no 'existential' threat?
Replies: 50
Views: 1299

Re: Terrorism poses no 'existential' threat?

The only existential threat that is possible would be if terrorists were to acquire a large collection of nuclear bombs.

Aside from that people in the west suffer from more deaths by vacuum cleaners and other household items than terrorists.
by Hobbes' Choice
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Who picks who in a relationship?
Replies: 49
Views: 1237

Re: Who picks who in a relationship?

Is Catherine Townsend known in the UK ? She is supposedly a columnist in the Independent. I happened to pick her book from a shelf full of free books. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Flirting is not yet picking, I would say. It is just examinating a potential pick. Like one would examine a thing in ...