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by Spyrith
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The evil of superiority.
Replies: 50
Views: 5042

Re: The evil of superiority.

I do, I take evil to mean very harmful. Though, it's not obvious to whom. If it isn't apparent who evil harms, then it is at most relative. If evil is relative, then this means that what is evil to some is good to others. In which case, evil is not an absolute concept. Case in point: Slavery is evi...
by Spyrith
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Mind is immortal
Replies: 48
Views: 1428

Re: Mind is immortal

Mind is irreducible since it makes free decision. Anything which is irreducible is immortal. Mind, therefore, is immortal. It is not certain that the mind makes free decisions. When you are in the present and look towards the future, it does appear to be so. However, when you look into the past it ...
by Spyrith
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: All Arguments are Ad Hominems
Replies: 45
Views: 19906

Re: All Arguments are Ad Hominems

All arguments, stemming from the point of the observer, necessitate an inherent ad hoministic nature. Each argument is a projection of the observer thus to negate the argument is to negate the perspective of the individual through whom the argument is formulated. This is the reason why many take an...
by Spyrith
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's failed leadership
Replies: 276
Views: 36460

Re: Trump's failed leadership

I'm not American, and don't like Trump. But still, if the guy wins reelection he'll do it because people vote for him. Is it even legitimate to say that 60+ million people are wrong, just because you're in the other camp that doesn't vote for Trump? Again, I'm not defending him. If I were American ...
by Spyrith
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's failed leadership
Replies: 276
Views: 36460

Re: Trump's failed leadership

not only will Trump win reelection, and the senate remain Republican, (watch the judges) but the house will flip to Republican as well as an increase in the number of Republican governors... utopia is screaming for her slaves If that's the case, then we're all GOING DOWN... and the mindless people ...
by Spyrith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Physician Heal Thyself
Replies: 2
Views: 38223

Re: Physician Heal Thyself

Philosophers are crazy, but is not something that cannot be cured. The root of the crazy is absolute honesty. It was not so long ago that philosophers were running for their lives from dogmatic psychopaths, and before that the Romans would literally excommunicate them from the city. And before that...
by Spyrith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Reason Why God is Good.
Replies: 67
Views: 3435

Re: The Reason Why God is Good.

You are completely clueless ...because?!?! Read book of Revelation and see all the vials of wrath that his angels pour out on the world and the trumpets that devastate us! The counterargument to this is usually along the lines of "God throws hardships in our way as a test of character". The only pr...
by Spyrith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus Craziness
Replies: 716
Views: 27972

Re: Coronavirus Craziness

I don't know how it is for you guys in other countries, but in mine I can't even go for a jog without being afraid of getting a big fine. The government gave a Millitary Ordinance that says you are allowed physical exercise "close to home" but failed to specify what close to home actually means. It ...
by Spyrith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The highest form of the human.
Replies: 46
Views: 4378

Re: The highest form of the human.

You are veering off point. I did not claim 'human' is merely a part of the brain. What is human is the whole physical body in interaction with its "external" environment. What is contended here is; What features at our present state differentiate human beings from non-human being? The critical diff...
by Spyrith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why Suffering is a Good Thing
Replies: 93
Views: 130547

Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

If all you mean is that there is nothing of value in this world that can be achieved or acquired without effort, and the more value it is, the more it will cost one in, effort, and enduring the less pleasant aspects of life to achieve the best, that is hardly suffering. I suppose it seems like suff...
by Spyrith
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Why Suffering is a Good Thing
Replies: 93
Views: 130547

Re: Why Suffering is a Good Thing

Turning off thought is possible, ... You have certainly proved that! This neurotic love affair with, "suffering," is a kind of self-inflicted desease. The purpose of life is not to evade suffering but to achieve joy. The interesting part about this is that most people choose to pursue a source of j...
by Spyrith
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: People want to be their own gods. Is that good or evil?
Replies: 27
Views: 2953

Re: People want to be their own gods. Is that good or evil?

That may be why Christians sing that Adam’s sin was a happy fault and necessary to god’s plan. I am not a literal reader of this myth, but this seems to make sense. It follows then that it makes sense for Adam to ignore Yahweh’s command not to gain an education. Thoughts? Regards DL An idea that yo...
by Spyrith
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Science genius says the governments are slowly killing us with stress.
Replies: 19
Views: 2026

Re: Science genius says the governments are slowly killing us with stress.

I would believe this argument that governments want to keep us poor, but the previous historical trajectory of economy disproves this. Living standards, including purchasing powers, size of houses, number of vacations taken, food quality, free non-work time has been increasing steadily for hundreds ...
by Spyrith
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: There is no emergence

To show this consider a system with many parts each part has a set of properties. Now let’s assume that the system has a specific property. This property should not be reducible in terms of properties of parts if it is an emergent property. There must however be a reason that the system has this pr...
by Spyrith
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 73
Views: 3994

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

Fortunately, for the majority , there is an very easy and effective balm to soothe the above existential pains, and that is religions [theistic religions are more effective].[/list] For you and the "no-self" fanatics [a very minority sect], you avoided theistic religions, which is a few grades high...