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by SpheresOfBalance
Sat May 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of ''Atheist'' necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 136
Views: 2056

Re: Is the concept of ''Atheist'' necessary, let alone real?

Define Atheist? It's not a proper noun, so there is no need to capitalise it in English. (Unless of course you are asking about someone called Atheist.) An atheist is simply anyone who does not believe there is a god. There are some atheists who believe that there is no god, Come on uwot, you're tr...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat May 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Smoking - bad, worse or the Devil himself?
Replies: 32
Views: 638

Re: Smoking - bad, worse or the Devil himself?

Is smoking really as dangerous as they say, or are we being dictated by fanatics? I'm not saying that smoking is harmless, I'm just asking if the warnings are exaggerated or even hysterical? Fact: "Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of fires. The inhalation or exposure to ho...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat May 19, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Absolute Impossibility of Nothingness - ever
Replies: 461
Views: 23888

Re: The Absolute Impossibility of Nothingness - ever

The reason this thread, like many, is absurd, is because one can only see things from their particular perspective, their particular reality, as if it's necessary proof that there could be no others, or lack thereof. Since this universes' possible beginning/ending is only speculation, one can't say ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat May 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2902
Views: 307492

Re: Music

attofishpi wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:52 am
Deadmau5 - I still remember

Make sure you let the video kickin and kickback like you dropped some good MDMA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUzVCw8BEXA
And that's why you see signs everywhere in numbers and pictures, your brain is fried. ;-)
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat May 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Got any good jokes?
Replies: 208
Views: 12689

Re: Got any good jokes?

I got a doozie. "Donald Trump" so far in this four year period, 'his last term' as president of the US. Now that's funny! :lol:
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri May 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 508
Views: 12132

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Spheresof Balance wrote: But as you've previously mentioned, I do understand your desire to believe in it. Belindas rebuttal: But eternal being doesn't imply everlasting life, or life after death. Everlasting and after are terms that refer to time. SoB (in blue and all my fancy colors): Here are th...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 508
Views: 12132

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Spheres of Balance wrote: the only thing I see as eternal, is change. Thus no particular combination of matter is eternal. Of course if entropy is true, then not even that, may be eternal. I don't see change as eternal because I see change as a name for that aspect of nature which happens to be the...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 415
Views: 8340

Re: Infanticide

SoB But still the composition of the brain is the master of all bodily functions. This is simply not true. The spinal column handles its own unique bodily functions like reflex reactions. Incorrect! The brain is the major processing unit of the nervous system. Major/master, take your pick? I agree....
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 508
Views: 12132

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

SpheresofBalance wrote: Well by their very definitions, time, though I would agree it's not necessarily a thing, seems immediately knowable, even if it's just change. It's more apparent that change exists, that it's the way of the universe! The way I see it is that change, transience, finality of d...
by SpheresOfBalance
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Infanticide
Replies: 415
Views: 8340

Re: Infanticide

SoB Don't tell me that you're actually stupid enough to see the heart as anything more than a blood pumper. Really?? And so then where does this "heart thing" actually exist that you refer to? The mind you, "would be fool," you, the mind! Yes, the intellect has a great deal to do with it. I feel so...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: You have no image of yourself.
Replies: 39
Views: 975

Re: You have no image of yourself.

I have many images of myself, they're called photographs! They duplicate an exact copy of what the sense of sight reveals. It's all about light (electromagnetic energy) being reflected off any particular surface, where that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, that is reflected, know by humans ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Christianity compatible with Determinism?
Replies: 179
Views: 9501

Re: Is Christianity compatible with Determinism?

I don't know why you crazy people think that you can seriously consider speaking of anything that you can't prove. That you assert things about unproven entities, as if you could possibly know these things about them, as they've never been written by their hands, rather simply the hands of those anc...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 508
Views: 12132

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

Certainly values can never be seen as eternal, as they are not of the universe, only ever in the minds of humans What if.......there is no such thing as a human mind....what if....the mind is not human? Why do you always come up with silly ideas. You are you and I am I. I see through these eyes in ...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Prostitution and Eternal Values
Replies: 508
Views: 12132

Re: Prostitution and Eternal Values

SpheresofBalance, despite the truths in your post there is more to be said for eternity than you give it credit for. OK, I'm game. Thoughts of what we fancy to be eternity but are probably analogies are nevertheless ways to be sceptical about the ontology we are closest to. It's good to be permanen...
by SpheresOfBalance
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: On the issue of "harm"
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: On the issue of "harm"

You already nailed it when you wrote: "an act can still be an act of harm regardless if the victim knows about it or experiences negative effects... it is harmful regardless of awareness. It devalues the human being as nothing more than an object of self-gratification or personal gain." Most people...