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by Gary Childress
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

The idea is that you must have what would be considered a solid moral foundation...although look at what has taken place in the name of God and country over the past thousand years. Human beings seem to be avid followers of all kinds of insanity. As well, it might be similar to what John Addams sai...
by Gary Childress
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

Life and the way things are are difficult to accept sometimes. If I had one wish I think it would be to be happy with the way things are. Discontentment doesn't seem to be helping me any. What are you being asked to accept? Exactly??? Accepting that I will probably never find a woman who will recip...
by Gary Childress
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

So, are you saying that, for example, if someone came up with a commandment that said, "Kill as much as you want" and ascribed it to God, there would be more killing in the world than there currently is? It's an interesting hypothesis. I wonder if it's true. The idea is that you must have what woul...
by Gary Childress
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

And that's why I had to turn my back on the idea of being the child of an all loving God. Because my logic tells me that my all loving Father God would have already known the implications of what it means to be an alive feeling sentient being. It just did not make any rational sense to impose the k...
by Gary Childress
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Chicago Mayor Is Being Unreasonable
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Chicago Mayor Is a Loon

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:16 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:35 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:14 am

This is what I mean. If you want a woman then stop being so pathetic and stick to your guns for once :roll:
Sorry, but I try to be honest.
That's not 'honest', it's just pathetic. Mickstinks is talking shit as usual and you know it.
It is honest and honesty is a route to truth.
by Gary Childress
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favourite movie scenes
Replies: 619
Views: 74359

Re: Favourite movie scenes

I think the name of the movie was "God on Trial" but I can't remember too well now. Anyway, my favorite scene is when the Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz give the verdict that God is not a good god rather he was just on their side (at least was once upon a time). Why is that your favorite scene? It j...
by Gary Childress
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Chicago Mayor Is Being Unreasonable
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Chicago Mayor Is a Loon

So Lightfoot's inauguration happened on a single day in May. It follows that the two-year anniversary was another single day in May. The interviews may well have been conducted beforehand, but they were all for pieces that marked the anniversary, most of which would have appeared on the same day. M...
by Gary Childress
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cyber Attacks
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Cyber Attacks

Your lack of awareness, as you reference, does constitute a need for you to learn. Well if it involves learning from Fox News or The Washington Examiner, or something, then I should probably pass on the opportunity. Those news sources just seem to incite us to an uproar over particular things that ...
by Gary Childress
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Chicago Mayor Is Being Unreasonable
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Chicago Mayor Is a Loon

From what I read the mayor is excluding white journalists from exclusive interviews with her. In May, Lightfoot said the one-on-one interviews that mark the two-year anniversary of her inauguration would not be offered to white reporters. So Lightfoot's inauguration happened on a single day in May....
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

What helps me is to talk about it and have others relate. Sure. I think we all like it when others can relate to us. It only goes so far, though. When we're unhappy... what is the goal? To have company? To perpetuate or reinforce our current view? To be empowered to move beyond our current view? It...
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Chicago Mayor Is Being Unreasonable
Replies: 21
Views: 251

Re: Chicago Mayor Is Being Unreasonable

vegetariantaxidermy wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:29 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:28 pm I changed the title of the thread if that helps.
No. It's another pathetic backpedal.
Sorry about that. :|
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Man Brain?
Replies: 23
Views: 285

Re: Man Brain?

I know this woman, slightly below fifty years or so, personal Christian, studied theology and law, as we chat, this woman, which is another one who insists on my intelligence (I later took an intelligence test and came out only barely above average) was telling me about her youth referring to her e...
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cyber Attacks
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Cyber Attacks

... All that’s necessary to know is that the Biden Administration is reckless and irresponsible, as you say. That’s a premise, a start, a fundamental truth that requires no debate, and if that premise does require debate, then you’re an idiot. So, with your powers of reasoning, how do you think tha...
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

How was I being nasty? Saying "join the fucking club" I was being feisty but honest. Most people have had rough childhoods and/or lives. and accusing me of getting "defensive" and "dismissive." I said it seems that you do. nothing much helps when I'm in the depths of despair. This is probably why i...
by Gary Childress
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Accepting Life
Replies: 98
Views: 849

Re: Accepting Life

But, yes. I should say thank you for trying to help. I am being remiss in that regard. It's just difficult to deal with life sometimes.