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by Belinda
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?
Replies: 59
Views: 555

Re: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

I don't agree with you GreatestIAm, because Christians are mainly old people or non-intellectuals who use their churches as social meeting venues. The church service is for many Christians the occasion of the weekly get together, not the reason for it. True they will say that they are Christians but...
by Belinda
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?
Replies: 59
Views: 555

Re: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

GreatestIAm wrote: Sure, but if they fly the same flag, the cross or the star and crescent, for instance, how do you tell the good ones from the bad ones or the right from the left? As the police tell the difference between baddies and goodies who all wear ties to work. For most symbolic dress the w...
by Belinda
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?
Replies: 59
Views: 555

Re: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

Belinda wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:17 pm
GreatestIAm, there is a perceptible difference between religious moderates and fanatical ideologues.I'm not a trained policeman and even I can tell the difference.
by Belinda
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?
Replies: 59
Views: 555

Re: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

GreatestIAm, there is a perceptable difference between religious moderates and fanatical ideologues.
by Belinda
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?
Replies: 59
Views: 555

Re: Is hate good? Should we allow the censorship of hate speech?

Philosopher wrote: Hate speech should only illegalize hate speech against people for their traits that they have no say in. Like ethnicity, nationality, skin color or disabilities. It certainly should not apply to religion or politics. I agree . However religion, as far as hate speech goes, is nearl...
by Belinda
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 154
Views: 1012

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Nick wrote: Suppose a person wants to leave the psychological lunacy of Plato’s cave in order to become closer to the source of their creation. The may seek to learn how. If they are lucky they will find and enter a genuine esoteric path and some even may enter the “Way” which is the level from whic...
by Belinda
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of emotions?
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: What is the purpose of emotions?

Nick, 'sacred' means 'pertaining to priests'.
If you claim that certain feelings define good feelings you should justify your claim. Your appeal to authority of priests is invalid.

You defy the Great Beast yet you bow to other authority. The Great Chain of Being is a manmade idea.
by Belinda
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Physical Causation vs other types of causation
Replies: 16
Views: 119

Re: Physical Causation vs other types of causation

I agree with you , Judaka, that every event is a caused event. The causes of any given event are arranged in causal chains over a time sequence, or they may be concurrent causes such as weather systems, or for instance an ongoing relationship, or the causes of an event may even include what we call ...
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 154
Views: 1012

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Nick, you would need to be disabused of incorrect notions before I could begin to teach you the correct ones.I cannot do this.You seem to have no idea of what history is.
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 154
Views: 1012

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Nick, I did think that you knew better than to read The Bible literally.
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?
Replies: 154
Views: 1012

Re: Will Adolf Hitler Be Saved (End Up in Heaven)?

Belinda N. But for the being of Man, evil is defined by what prevents Man’s gradual conscious evolution into a higher quality of being along the vertical great Chain of Being B. I sort of agree. However the process of consciousness-raising is natural not supernatural nor applicable only to the theo...
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 150
Views: 790

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Immanuel Can wrote: Well, Hume blithely hoped Emotivism would prove to be the answer. But Hume had already shot himself in the foot on that one: there is no "ought from an is," (Hume's Gulloutine). Rationally, you can't explain any bridge that goes from the claim, "I feel sympathy" to the claim "I o...
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 150
Views: 790

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Yes, but there is an alternative moral objectivism, an alternative to theism. That alternative is Humanism. I know about Humanism very well, Belinda, whether we talk about first manifesto, second, third or whatever. Humanism offers only a gratuitous and unfounded claim about right and wrong. It lac...
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 150
Views: 790

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Immanuel Can wrote:
But when you want to vacation in Majorca, but would have to steal the money from your employer in order to afford it, well, that's a moral matter.

That's my only point there.
Does God require that men are free to choose , or that men should abide by His ordinance?
by Belinda
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 150
Views: 790

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Immanuel Can wrote:
But when you want to vacation in Majorca, but would have to steal the money from your employer in order to afford it, well, that's a moral matter.

That's my only point there.
Does God require that men are free to choose , or that men should abide by His ordinance?