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by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

Atla wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:23 pm Because I'm a human, maybe this is something you overlooked, I'd prefer to live well.

Well according to my calculations, this was about 2 months' worth of stupid questions, see you sometime after that. :)
I am guessing this "living well" is also without a moral dimension?
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

Atla wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:04 pm Again, if nothing matters to you then give me 2 millions and I'll give you 1 million.
Don't shift the spotlight away from yourself now.

WHY does anything matter TO YOU?
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

Why avoiding things like total chaos, total nonsense, and the collapse of civilization matters? The question sure is boring, but why did you load it with a moral dimension? Perhaps you were meant to ask "Does avoiding things like total chaos, total nonsense, and the collapse of civilization matter?"
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

And I didn't dodge any why questions, you're just one of those people who suck at English even more than I do, you don't understand that 'why' doesn't always have a moral dimension. I do understand and I totally believe you! Which is WHY you should be perfectly capable of providing an answer to my ...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

You're right, we shouldn't point out wrong thing. Now give me 2 million dollars, and I'll also give you 1 million dollars, so you'll have more money in the end. This is going to be great for you. Lucky for you I am a self-defeating altruist who doesn't pursue individual "greatness", so lets do the ...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

According to you, I can only point out that 1+1=3 is wrong, if this has a moral dimension? According to me? I've said nothing! I am just asking you a WHY question as way of understanding your intentions. WHY are you pointing out THAT 1+1=3 is "wrong"? Without a moral dimension, why does it matter t...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Protagoras vs Socrates
Replies: 48
Views: 301

Re: Protagoras vs Socrates

Skepdick, with the greatest respect - wot have U been smoking? Self-deification. God as a human archetype/ideal/destination. It's literally the same idea as Asimov's "The Last Question", which itself is the exact same idea as Maxwell's Demon. Cosmic AC existing in hyperspace made of something that ...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

Atla wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:05 am
Skepdick wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:29 am
Atla wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:47 pm That's where you're honestly wrong
So what?

Are implying that one has a moral obligation to avoid being your kind of wrong?
No
Then why point out 'wrongness" ?
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

no one can...that's why anti-realists keep defaultin' to speakin', writin', thinkin' like realists...they are realists Anti-realists are realists. Amoralists are moralists. Objectivists are subjectivists. Left are right. Capitalists are Marxists. All categories are made up. They are the foundation ...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 4416
Views: 208132

Re: What could make morality objective?

Atla wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:47 pm That's where you're honestly wrong
So what?

Are implying that one has a moral obligation to avoid being your kind of wrong?
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Protagoras vs Socrates
Replies: 48
Views: 301

Re: Protagoras vs Socrates

Nick_A wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:27 pm Then Man cannot be made in the image of God
An image of God is all a Man can be made in.

If Man was made to be an exact replica of God then Men and Gods would be one and the same.
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 669

Re: Propaganda Antidote

I don't think so. I think propaganda means (explicitly, not implicitly) a deliberate, co-ordinated campaign of transmitting information to an audience, where the information is selected, organized, slanted, distorted, falsified, emotionally weighted, packaged and presented in such a way as to persu...
by Skepdick
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Propaganda Antidote
Replies: 86
Views: 669

Re: Propaganda Antidote

Is there any other sort? Actually, Skip, I’m not sure who it was, but there’s an earlier post asserting that propaganda is not always negative, suggesting then that some propaganda is not negative but positive. That’s not my position, though. If you remove the social stigma/negative connotation fro...
by Skepdick
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Protagoras vs Socrates
Replies: 48
Views: 301

Re: Protagoras vs Socrates

Nick_A wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:06 pm What does it mean to be in the image of God?
Looks like a duck. Quacks like a duck, but it's not a duck.

Has aspirations to be an actual duck one day...
Nick_A wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:06 pm If Man is made in the image of God, what prevents us from being gods?
At least the lack of omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience.
by Skepdick
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Protagoras vs Socrates
Replies: 48
Views: 301

Re: Protagoras vs Socrates

Nick_A wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:31 am If man is made in the image of God, why isn't Man aware of the forms and insists on arguing opinions for self justification
Because we are part-taking in Apotheosis.

We are made in the image of God. We aren't Gods. Yet.