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by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Why do people watch porn?
Replies: 35
Views: 4347

Re: Why do people watch porn?

Above us only sky wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:12 am
What's in porn exactly that make lots of people all around the world watch it?
Don't worry, when you're old enough, hopefully your parents will enlighten you more on the topic.
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN

Nothing in the video was exceptionally "prophetic". Basically it's like predicting that the world will soon be like it has always been, with the exception of the World War III part--which is not outside the bounds of the possible and maybe happens or maybe it doesn't. I predict milk will come from ...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN

Says the one who believes all this tripe. PS. The video says there was no such thing as immigration in 1968. Wrong. Google is your friend. Try using it before posting hocus pocus nonsense. Then debunk me properly instead of your feeble attempt of debunk, you don't have the mental aptitude to do any...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

OK. So you seem to be saying that restoring the cathedral might be the best plan and that it would help the poor in the long run also. Not necessarily. I'm just saying it's hard to say which is best when the alternative is not clear. "Spend the money on the Cathedral." "Give the money to the poor."...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:39 am
A better question would have been 'should the trillions the US spends on its military budget be better spent on raising the general standard of living?'
That's another interesting question but Notre Dame has been in the news lately and so that's what prompted my post.
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

Idiotic question. Notre Dame is a miracle of HUMAN achievement. Are you suggesting that people will starve if it's restored? No. I am not suggesting people will starve if it's restored. However, if you spend a billion on restoring the Cathedral, then that same billion would not be available to spen...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

For the purposes of the poll, assume that "helping the poor" means helping them in whatever method is the best, most effective way we know how. Obviously there are no magic bullets and there will probably always be some people relatively worse off than others. Furthermore, assume by "the poor" that...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

Idiotic question. Notre Dame is a miracle of HUMAN achievement. Are you suggesting that people will starve if it's restored? No. I am not suggesting people will starve if it's restored. However, if you spend a billion on restoring the Cathedral, then that same billion would not be available to spen...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

So apparently protestors were out in the streets of Paris today setting fire to things because they feel slighted that wealthy donors were able to fork over billions to repair the Notre Dame Cathedral but couldn't do the same to help the nation's poor. It sort of brings up an interesting dilemma. I...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 122

Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

So apparently protestors were out in the streets of Paris today setting fire to things because they feel slighted that wealthy donors were able to fork over billions to repair the Notre Dame Cathedral but couldn't do the same to help the nation's poor. It sort of brings up an interesting dilemma. If...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHY8KZcB1_8 Literally, all someone has to do is say; "I have foreseen the coming of [insert horrible thing--usually WWIII these days]". "Repent!". And someone out there will take it as "prophecy". Seriously, if there is a World War III, and the world gets destroyed, ...
by Gary Childress
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN
Replies: 30
Views: 216

Re: 1968 PROPHECY OF 90-YEAR OLD NORWEGIAN WOMAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHY8KZcB1_8 Literally, all someone has to do is say; "I have foreseen the coming of [insert horrible thing--usually WWIII these days]". "Repent!". And someone out there will take it as "prophecy". Seriously, if there is a World War III, and the world gets destroyed, ...
by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 42
Views: 317

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

I don't know much about Nazis but are people who belong to the Nazi parties these days actively calling for the extermination of anyone? The big thing these days seems to be closing borders and deporting people, not killing them. And I think that is something I've heard of Nazis proposing. Are you s...
by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 42
Views: 317

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

Someone please explain to me: If you're not a nazi, how could one possibly want to protect the nazi scum? Nazis exterminated: * Anyone who wasn't a nazi. * Anyone who had a disability or illness that made the unfit for military service or labor. * Social-democrats and liberals. * Lots of other inno...
by Gary Childress
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 174
Views: 1398

Re:

Surely you don't think brandishing a swastika and shouting Sig Heil makes one a Nazi in 2019? Don't know about yours but ours generally don't do anything that stupid anymore. The world is more complex than appearances. I agree and so do they, that's why the alt-right sound so reasonable now but the...