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by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: "best practice" for everyday living
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: "best practice" for everyday living

How many "best practice"s are there for common things that almost everyone does but nobody thinks about? How much time, effort, and energy could be saved just be making them explicit? Is there a best way to wipe your ass? A few contingencies aside, yes. Is there a best way to wash your face? It see...
by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Historical Constants
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Historical Constants

Does the following paragraph describe a "historical constant"? "Wherever a social order, or rather the power that preserves this social order, sees the foundations of the order shaken, endangered not by plans for overthrow but by ideas, there looms on the horizon the possibility of an Inquisition; ...
by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: "best practice" for everyday living
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: "best practice" for everyday living

How many "best practice"s are there for common things that almost everyone does but nobody thinks about? How much time, effort, and energy could be saved just be making them explicit? Is there a best way to wipe your ass? A few contingencies aside, yes. Is there a best way to wash your face? It see...
by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.

What a little ray of sunshine you are. :) You provide comic relief. And DAM is right and well you know it. DAM is also right to put this ginormous fact on the table among us who sometimes don't apply philosophy to real life. Cassandra was not interested in popularity, but the wise Greeks held her i...
by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 913
Views: 28064

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

How can that be? The Nazists, the fascists, communists and other evil doers also collaborate in doing evil deeds. Surely that cannot be related to morality. Humans also collaborate in a wide range of non-moral activities. Morality is specifically doing good [virtues] and cultivating plus maintainin...
by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is There a Definitive Definition of Morality?
Replies: 35
Views: 695

Re: Is There a Definitive Definition of Morality?

Morality is basically 'how humans ought to act morally'. Morally [& ethically] meant doing what is good which is avoiding what is evil. Evil is any act that is net-negative to the well being of the individual[s] and therefrom to humanity. The well being of the individual became a general ethic only...
by Belinda
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 193
Views: 1369

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Is it possible a world caliphate would resolve the climate crisis and restore wild life habitants?

Can any Xian Church do it? Does any Muslim preacher pray to Allah to resolve the climate crisis?
by Belinda
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 913
Views: 28064

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

I thought that is very obvious. Before anything is discussed all terms must be defined or implied to be understood by all those who discussed it. If not, then consensus must be obtained. Unfortunately in this OP, Peter Holmes do not have a good grasp of what Morality-proper is supposed to be. I bel...
by Belinda
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 193
Views: 1369

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

No my best case is Vietnam... That's no better. Where, in the claims of Christ, do you find allowance for Vietnam? You might ask that of the priests that accompanied all American troops whilst the napalmed the fuck out of little children. That is terrible, Sculptor. I wish to God we could have some...
by Belinda
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 193
Views: 1369

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Terrorists are by definition not highly educated. the 12 men in the 9-11 attacks were all college educated. I have rebutted this objection before . An educated man is not a terrorist, cannot be a terrorist, because an educated man is self aware regarding his own feelings and motivations, the feelin...
by Belinda
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 913
Views: 28064

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Much of this discussion has been "non-sense". Before one discussion whether morality is objective or subjective, one needs to define what the term "morality" means. I believe that morality is objective, based on my definition of morality. This is particularly significant because the term "moral" is...
by Belinda
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: All Moral State-of-affairs are Facts
Replies: 212
Views: 1355

Re: All Moral State-of-affairs are Facts

You missed my point. I agree the collective is important. Note in the case of team-building, say a basketball team. The first and most important criteria for an effective team is the individual team members must be skillful in their respective role and at the same time a good team-player. It is say...
by Belinda
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 193
Views: 1369

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

The followers of Islam seem to be the most violent among the three Abrahamic religions. What you think? I think you need to justify this statistically. The emphasis is on the word "SEEMS". Historically, of course it is Christianity which as produced the most violence. I think might want to look at ...
by Belinda
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 193
Views: 1369

Re: What causes christians to be violent?

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:42 pm.
The same as Muslims. When Biblical rules and regulations are taken to be direct and literal commands from interventionist God.This is what happened with the horrible witch burnings 15th-18th century.
by Belinda
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 193
Views: 1369

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

"Most conservative" and "highly educated" are mutually exclusive. Not at all. A lot of Sharia Muslims are very well-educated, privileged at the top of their society, and very, very well-to-do. So you need a much better explanation. To say, "conservatives are just ignorant," even when speaking of Is...