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by Belinda
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

Over all, this is a less brutal age. But we now have newly -forged varieties of violence. How long is this "age"? Since Vietnam? Or Korea? Or WW2? How sure are we that we have detected a permanent trend? In human history, there is a steady correlation between increased technological means for war a...
by Belinda
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

True there are different forms of evil and violence, but the basic consequences their pain and sufferings to all human is the same [physiologically and psychologically] within human nature. E.g. there would be no great difference in the intensity of pains suffered by a person burned on the stake 10...
by Belinda
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 333
Views: 2908

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

Scott Mayers wrote: Even most atheists I know still cannot divorce their 'belief' in some form of absolute morals. I guess the most common basis of morality is humans are social animals. Even social animals form packs and herds where the laws are largely genetic and are maintained by power hierarchi...
by Belinda
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

Over all, this is a less brutal age. But we now have newly -forged varieties of violence. True there are different forms of evil and violence, but the basic consequences their pain and sufferings to all human is the same [physiologically and psychologically] within human nature. E.g. there would be...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 112
Views: 922

Re: Propaganda Antidote

Henry, a man who likes libertarian minimalist government should maybe not be supporting politicians whose policies are geared to advancement of the richer class, under the guise of economic growth. Such politicians have workers doing their bidding.
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

Personal brutality is not longer the norm within civilised societies. Well, except for abortion, euthanasia, terrorism, burning cities, rampant pornography and sex slavery...what were you saying? :shock: Violence is often concealed as fear of the foreigner so that walls are built to exclude the oth...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 112
Views: 922

Re: Propaganda Antidote

Look to what a man gains from his actions and there you see the motivation. so, over the past 4 years, what exactly has ORANGE MAN gained? He became a Republican president, and handed out positions of power to his cronies.Cronyism typifies the right wing which is geared to conserving the wealth of ...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

What's the reason for your confidence that we won't? It seems to me that the new war technologies only exist because of the prospect they will be used. Why haven't we "beaten all our swords into plowshares," if the age of permanent peace and happiness is now upon us? Or are we only experiencing a b...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

Over all, this is a less brutal age. But we now have newly -forged varieties of violence. How long is this "age"? Since Vietnam? Or Korea? Or WW2? How sure are we that we have detected a permanent trend? In human history, there is a steady correlation between increased technological means for war a...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?
Replies: 25
Views: 167

Re: Violence Has Decreased There4 Morals Increased?

Over all, this is a less brutal age. But we now have newly -forged varieties of violence.
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 112
Views: 922

Re: Propaganda Antidote

... look and see who is either unwitting of personal gain, or is disinterested in personal gain. He doesn't use the presidency for personal financial gain. True public service. Obama, Clinton, Gore, Biden ... by using the authority entrusted to them to personally cash in, what are they posing as? S...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4438
Views: 209236

Re: What could make morality objective?

1 I've never claimed there are absolute facts. I don't even know what an absolute fact could be. What is it that you're denying exists? 2 There are just what we call facts which are, as you say, what we say they are. And we say facts are either features of reality that are or were the case, or desc...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Problem of Evil
Replies: 21
Views: 231

Re: The Problem of Evil

The "Problem of Evil" is so "fatal" to the claim 'God exists as real' that its defenses has become a special subject, i.e. theodicy . Theodicy (/θiːˈɒdɪsi/) means vindication of God. It is to answer the question of why a good God permits the manifestation of evil, thus resolving the issue of the pr...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Civil war in USA
Replies: 47
Views: 549

Re: Civil war in USA

The civil war is by and large manufactured by the media. Not just social media, but MSM too. Whenever you see a bunch of nuts on TV in camo gear in the woods on a shooting range "preparing to protect themselves" from blacks, or jews or democrats, or commies just remmber that you are actually seeing...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 112
Views: 922

Re: Propaganda Antidote

The only way to sieve for propaganda is to look and see who is either unwitting of personal gain, or is disinterested in personal gain. Thus dogs and idiots can't propagate lies. Men whose interest and talent is profit , from snake- oil selling of the Wild West to modern financial incentives that r...