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by Nick_A
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

SoB, Karl Marx said that "religion is the opiate of the masses." Simone Weil countered with "revolution is the opiate of the masses." She is right and you have no idea why. Neither one is right, and you have no idea why. Yet I'll clue you in. In fact, selfishness is the opiate of the masses. And it...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

SoB, Karl Marx said that "religion is the opiate of the masses." Simone Weil countered with "revolution is the opiate of the masses." She is right and you have no idea why.
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 319
Views: 2816

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

Great minds discuss ideas . Average minds discuss events . Small minds discuss people Who ever said this is an idiot. In Fact: Great minds discuss EVERYTHING , as ALL of humanities concepts intertwine, thus giving the most studious minds the biggest understanding of it all. Average minds kind of un...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

SoB The people at the top of the pyramid, are only there by standing on the backs of those they spit on. If every one is equal there are no pyramids, just a beautiful plain, a plateau, green and lush. This is the essential flaw in your argument. People do not want to be equal; they want prestige. Pr...
by Nick_A
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

Harbal, One idea which helps me understand the struggle for the American Soul is the difference between psychology and sociology. Sociology is defined as the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society. the study of social problems. Psychology is defined as the scientific s...
by Nick_A
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Cuties
Replies: 83
Views: 479

Re: Cuties

I've been away for a little while but would like to ad something about the damage done to 11 year olds. It is easy to refer to morality when we are unaware of what the human organism is. But as we know, who cares about foolish morality This is theory so not asking you to believe it. But anyhow a per...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Cuties
Replies: 83
Views: 479

Re: this map...

874217C5-90BA-4DBF-A16D-0E1198DB1940.jpeg ...is made for sumthin' else, but it'll serve to help me make a point Nick, you say Liberty cannot be sustained by a secular society caught up in self glorification, greed, selfishness, and ignorance. I suggest the orange in the map is where you'll find the...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

How would you define secular? I define it as the human psyche reacting to the two elemental forces I described as yin and yang. I would describe it as not being constrained by the pre-prescribed visions of others. Secularism is the freedom to figure out the underlying truth of existence for oneself...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Cuties
Replies: 83
Views: 479

Re: Cuties

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Liberty cannot be sustained by a secular society caugh...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Cuties
Replies: 83
Views: 479

Re: Cuties

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Liberty cannot be sustained by a secular society caugh...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

People can live happy lives with no experience of the third force. they are good citizens, accept responsibility, and pay their bills etc. Some with need for meaning are still not content and are attracted to meaning that doesn't originte in our world. It requires a quality of consciousness unneces...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Cuties
Replies: 83
Views: 479

Re: Cuties

I'm referring to the sociological perspective concerned with how society as a whole works. Plato called it the Beast. But within the Beast, all people are different. But why is society as a whole so ignorant of the purposes of sex energy or so eager to profit out of sexualizing 11 year olds that we...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

Affirmation and denial is the same as yin and yang. The universe is governed by the interactions of these two elemental forces: Is that a widely acknowledged opinion, or just yours? we are too attached to what is taking place to experience it as one but instead as unrelated parts.. Has it been demo...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Struggle for the Soul of America
Replies: 137
Views: 5456

Re: The Struggle for the Soul of America

The concept of democracy asserts that the government works for the people. Is that what is happening now or has the concept become so corrupted people now work for the government? Governments consist of individuals who have clawed their way to the top of the political tree, quite often involving gr...
by Nick_A
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Cuties
Replies: 83
Views: 479

Re: Cuties

what does it say about humanity willing to entice 11 year olds not fully developed into pornography. It's quite a leap from Netflix to the whole of humanity, Nick. I consider myself part of humanity, and I haven't enticed anybody into anything. I'm referring to the sociological perspective concerne...