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by Nick_A
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2511

Re: Gender Essentialism

D, I'm leaving for a weeks vacation tomorrow. When I return I'm going to begin a thread on emotion in Christianity. The subject has been corrupted in the West. It isn't your thing now but I'd like to get your impression on an excerpt I will post. If it doesn't resonate that's fine. I'm just interest...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Walker The verb to be in and of itself, and the functions it assumes when it really should not, of course fills the content. But, content varies. Thus, when comparing the conjectured still mind of a dog with the knowing still mind of a human, one discovers that the characteristic which distinguishes...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2511

Re: Gender Essentialism

I can pay money for the company of an attractive woman for sex. But to spend an evening with someone like Simone learning why she is as (sexy) as she is (Ooh la la !!) would be priceless. Nick, Face it... You've got it bad. You're "head - over - heels" in love with SW. :oops: But that's OK, I under...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2511

Re: Gender Essentialism

Gospel of Thomas I'm not a fan. It was found among other Gnostic texts at Nag Hammadi, in 1945. Like most of the Christians, and most of the scholars in the world, I don't regard it as authentic. It's heretical in doctrine, non-apostolary in origin, has no references from early Christians or early ...
by Nick_A
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: The Advantage of Censorship

Jewish folks censor out the word “God,” to advantage. “To be” rates the same unspoken awe. Modern New Age theory asserts "I am God." Modern secularism asserts that We, the Great Collective, the Great Beast, are God. I can fully understand why some avoid this with a passion. However "to be or not to...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2511

Re: Gender Essentialism

D The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former. A right is not effectual by itself, but only in relation to the obligation to which it corresponds, the effective exercise of a right springing not from the individual who possesses it, but fro...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Walker Because your use of "to be" has become an habitual crutch, eliminating "to be," from written communication requires the mindfulness which you claim but refuse to demonstrate. Was St. Paul oblivious of mindfulness when he wrote in Romans 7 of the struggle to be? 14 We know that the law is spir...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

uwot No sir, it's just stuff you don't like to hear. The point being that if there is a good example of a "person seeking self justification or self importance", you're it. You offer a classic example for the hatred of ideas concerning the reality of the fallen human condition. This was demonstrated...
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 80
Views: 719

Re: Lola the seducer, by night; Louis the truck driver, by day

henry quirk wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:04 am
Impenitent wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:29 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFwP2huyNzg

-Imp
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world
You are missing an obvious advantage Lola has. The truck driver can tell Lola to F herself and she can do it.
by Nick_A
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

uwot wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Nick_A wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:31 pm
The quality of speech for a person who is present is far different than the person seeking self justification or self importance.
Go nuts! Invest in a mirror.
uwot provides a good example of the abuse of speech.
by Nick_A
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Walker The effortless repetition of simple changes reality, first non-conceptually and then conceptually. Still mind stills thoughts. No thoughts, no mind. Reality therefore changes in a non-conceptual way. I may be wrong but I read this suggesting the still mind of a dog which just responds to lif...
by Nick_A
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: "The problem with free speech is that it is abused."

I think it's misunderstood and taken for granted. Some of the staff of Charlie Hebdo learned this the hard way (that is: havin' the right to speak your mind doesn't shield you from punches to the nose or bullets to the brain). Just cuz you can poke a hornets' nest don't mean you should (but, if you...
by Nick_A
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato The problem with free speech is that it is abused. There are certain valuable ideas which are first communicated through speech but at the same time the greatest nonsense is spoken and defended as exp...
by Nick_A
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?
Replies: 105
Views: 2060

Re: Is Free Speech Worth Defending?

Walker The effortless repetition of simple changes reality, first non-conceptually and then conceptually. Still mind stills thoughts. No thoughts, no mind. Reality therefore changes in a non-conceptual way. I may be wrong but I read this suggesting the still mind of a dog which just responds to life...
by Nick_A
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Gender Essentialism
Replies: 260
Views: 2511

Re: Gender Essentialism

D In particular, I would like to focus, initially, on Aristotle's argument that the souls of all organisms (i.e; living beings) are organised (ordered by rank) in a vertical hierarchy. In his Politics Book 1, Aristotle claim that Nature produces a plurality of sorts of people, and that this variatio...