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by Belinda
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Dontaskme wrote: The story is the dream...that no one is dreaming. It's true story. However it's not the only true story. The other true story is told from the point of view of each of the myriad components. Novelists and playwrites, good novelists and playwrites, tend to do this. For all we can kno...
by Belinda
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral truths and the ethical life
Replies: 20
Views: 140

Re: Moral truths and the ethical life

Prof wrote: In this thread I have presented some moral truths, such as for example: 1) Some values are better than others. 2) We human beings are pre-wired to be self-serving. There are, however, two ways of being self-serving: we can pursue our self-interest or we can be selfish (self-centered.) Se...
by Belinda
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Dontaskme, what you name "the one unitary action" is what Spinoza named "from the aspect of the eternal". The eternal is known not only to Eastern philosophy but also to Western philosophy, serious art, and some Western religion. Reality is viewed not only from the aspect of the eternal which you do...
by Belinda
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Dontaskme wrote: The need to poo and piss would get you moving even if you tried not moving or doing, you can't, simply because it's not you doing anything, you are the doing, the done. Life moves as one unitary action...known as a re-act-ion...the play of opposites in progress...aka realtime. I und...
by Belinda
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Dontaskme, given that Atman is Brahman, is a prostitute's body separate from atman? No not separate except as conceived in this con-ception. And Yes, it's all the one. Including the label Brahman, atman...or prostitute... All the dream, since the dream is all there is. Cannot separate the dream fro...
by Belinda
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Dontaskme, given that Atman is Brahman, is a prostitute's body separate from atman?
by Belinda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral truths and the ethical life
Replies: 20
Views: 140

Re: Moral truths and the ethical life

It depends upon what you intend by 'greed, -1-. I gathered, perhaps mistakenly, that you were supporting 'greed is good' as a political slogan. While it's true that men have inherent motivation to eat enough it's also true that men have inherent motivation to forego eating when the food can benefit ...
by Belinda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

I don't know enough about selling sexual services to comment upon the inherent psychological dangers as compared with other occupations. However I do support raising the social status of sex workers from manual to therapeutic or even to celebrity status, educating and paying the workers accordingly....
by Belinda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral truths and the ethical life
Replies: 20
Views: 140

Re: Moral truths and the ethical life

-1- wrote: It's all fine and dandy. However, consider the situation where good values will contradict other good values, or when lowest positive values supersede higher positive values. Take, for instance, material possessions and greed. It is ranked, by the article's author, as the lowest positive ...
by Belinda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral truths and the ethical life
Replies: 20
Views: 140

Re: Moral truths and the ethical life

Prof, thank you very much for morally supporting me. I'm writing about favouring the individual as the only proper repository for morality. I try to look at the issue from socio-historical perspective and I also view any specific society's morality as integral with that society's economic base. At t...
by Belinda
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Moral truths and the ethical life
Replies: 20
Views: 140

Re: Moral truths and the ethical life

I disagree with Prof that human life is the top value is a self evident truth. No socially -engendered truth is self evident, except possibly mathematical axioms and the self evidence of those is debateable too. Moral systems and ethical codes are man-made. In view of that fact the criterion for eva...
by Belinda
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 134
Views: 934

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Why is there a stigma attached to sexual services?
by Belinda
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Virgin Birth Myths
Replies: 98
Views: 1186

Re: Virgin Birth Myths

Seeds wrote: And exactly “who” do you think is responsible for the suffering of a child and its mother in some concentration camp? In other words, why are you laying the responsibility for such evilness at the feet of God and not humans? God is supposed to be all powerful. If he were all powerful an...
by Belinda
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Virgin Birth Myths
Replies: 98
Views: 1186

Re: Virgin Birth Myths

D A M, I agree.
by Belinda
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Virgin Birth Myths
Replies: 98
Views: 1186

Re: Virgin Birth Myths

(Belinda)All right, Seeds, let me put the question "How do you as a panentheist get around the problem of the enormous number of events that include suffering ?" (Seeds)I get around it based on my personal belief that the balance of human focus and attention must always be tilted toward the corpore...