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by RachelAnn
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Tasmania Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 10897

Re: Hello From Tasmania Australia

Tom Beiter Has CONDEMNED ME:
Pervert :shock: You are going to Hell! :P
I love being a pervert. It makes me one happy harridan.
by RachelAnn
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Tasmania Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 10897

Re: Hello From Tasmania Australia

... one should neither be attached to nor crave sensual pleasure.
Buddhism. It's not for me.
What's with the rumors about murder? I'd prefer to believe he died with a smile.
by RachelAnn
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Tasmania Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 10897

Re: Hello From Tasmania Australia

You ain't seen nothin' yet, Tom. David Carradine was 72 when... um...
by RachelAnn
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Milan Kundera
Replies: 2
Views: 2239

Milan Kundera

There are certain authors I keep coming back to. One of them is Milan Kundera , whom I first read and loved about twenty-five years ago, but whose works, on rereading, seem even more loaded with political and philosophical insight than I realized at the time. One can open them randomly and start rea...
by RachelAnn
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3416
Views: 396541

Re: Music

O Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble

The privileges a man gives a woman when he marries her.
by RachelAnn
Sun May 31, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Philosophy of Science
Replies: 20
Views: 4855

Re: Philosophy of Science

Philofra, let me reassure you that I agree.
Science first, please.
I object to blind faith.
by RachelAnn
Sun May 31, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Philosophy of Science
Replies: 20
Views: 4855

Re: Philosophy of Science

By "religion" I really meant a faith in the dogmas of any belief system, be it scientism, Protestantism, atheism, Paganism... how one believes, not what one believes
by RachelAnn
Sun May 31, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

This links to ten videos about the EVILS of PORNOGRAPHY. Your immortal souls are in imminent danger! Save yourselves!
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by RachelAnn
Sun May 31, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Philosophy of Science
Replies: 20
Views: 4855

Re: Philosophy of Science

Perhaps he was meaning the same thing as Quine, that through science we can save the day. Maybe science is the answer, the way and the path to all answers... but my guess is that when one "believes in" whatever, it makes "whatever" a sort of religion, a dogma. Have to make this short - must get din...
by RachelAnn
Thu May 28, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

I don't think it's really about pubic hair, although that was the excuse ostensibly. No, I sense something potent.
Hi Morpheus,
I wasn't clear -- it was The Spanish Inquisition that looked upon the Maja's pubic hair and declared it to be pornographic, obscene.
And, I like your comments :) .
by RachelAnn
Wed May 27, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

Richard, you inspire ongoing pornographic thoughts and ideas. Let's say that pornography means, simply, sexual expression (text, visual imagery) that is meant to, or does, provoke sexual arousal or desire. Maybe the nominal argument could be made that government regulation of pornography would be in...
by RachelAnn
Wed May 27, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

But it is possible that deregulation would produce a better overall result, if it meant that the thing deregulated was no longer seen as a big deal, on account of the deregulation. Prohibition of alcohol is the obvious parallel. I don't know whether children's consumption of alcohol went down or up...
by RachelAnn
Tue May 26, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

Artisticsolution: One popular fantasy of 'normal' women is a rape fantasy. Does that mean women want to be raped? To paraphrase and condense a few papers and books on women and rape: women fantasize about a "rape" that is generally a seduction, a fantasy in which the man cannot control his passion a...
by RachelAnn
Tue May 26, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

There is also the question, which has been raised before in this thread, of the extent to which we should limit the freedom of everyone in order to protect the vulnerable, and the question of the extent to which we should place responsibility on parents to protect their children, so that the rest o...
by RachelAnn
Tue May 26, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: What causes porn addiction???
Replies: 214
Views: 72867

Re: What causes porn addiction???

Richard, how could de-regulation and proscriptive laws co-exist, concerning the safety and well-being of children in such a Richard Baronesque society?