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by Nick_A
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” Alexis de Tocqueville Does diversity serve to further and sustain the goal of liberty in a secular soci...
by Nick_A
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Lacewing Nick_A to Greta wrote: ↑ Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:15 am N. Christianity is something different. It offers the means with the help of the spirit for the inner reconciliation of the human struggle between our higher and lower natures into a higher quality of being. L. Such concepts are NOT hard to ...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Greta, all you've done is post descriptions of expressions of Christendom. Christianity is something different. It offers the means with the help of the spirit for the inner reconciliation of the human struggle between our higher and lower natures into a higher quality of being. You have no idea wha...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Christianity is meaningless for anyone who recognizes the thousands of reasons that it's absurd. Of all the "traditional marriage" throughout history, why do you think your contrived version is the ultimate representation? If you don't know the purposes of Christianity, how can you be expected to k...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Greta wrote Too often I have been pushed to work for hours to provide evidence for those who provide none themselves, so I want to make sure this is a true quid pro quo situation before going to the trouble of finding references and quotes. I have multiple challenges to your statements if you want t...
by Nick_A
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

That is why Christianity is meaningless for the secularist. Christianity is meaningless for anyone who recognizes the thousands of reasons that it's absurd. I am referring to the ideal of traditional marriage Of all the "traditional marriage" throughout history, why do you think your contrived vers...
by Nick_A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Making Children Moral
Replies: 43
Views: 412

Re: Making Children Moral

the esoteric church or school within society would teach methods necessary to gradually open to the objective experience of conscience. I think, to really make a difference, one would have to start at an age before it becomes too hard to turn away from all these ingrained habits and beliefs that le...
by Nick_A
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Greta G.1. Does he believe that women have the right to say no to sex in marriage? N. Does a woman have the obligation to say yes to sex whenever possible in marriage? G.2. Does he believe a wife has the right to disobey her husband? N. Does a woman have the obligation to obey her husband after she...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Comment on 'The Ethics of Education in the Secular State'.
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Comment on 'The Ethics of Education in the Secular State'.

the religion of intolerance appeals to the totalitarian state the state cannot abide your free choice -Imp Intolerance is sometimes just. Indoctrination takes away freedom to choose . The most extreme form of justified intolerance in secular education is demonstrated during performing the acquired ...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

That sounds like a Sharia marriage. It will seem that way for all those who cannot distinguish between the goals of the secular and the sacred. Sharia secularizes the god concept into a personal dualistic earth concept, In contrast the purpose of sacred serves to develop our being so we evolve clos...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

You are referring to relationships between secular progressives. Women disobey all the time. If they don't they are no longer secular progressives. The problem wouldn't occur in an authentic Christian marriage. That sounds like a Sharia marriage. It will seem that way for all those who cannot disti...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Answer please, according to the Bible: Does a woman have the right to disobey her husband when he takes her to atheist wife-swapping meet-ups, and forces her to fornicate and deboucher with strange men she is not married to? You are referring to relationships between secular progressives. Women dis...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: Wasting time with a dimwit

Greta Well said! :lol: Nick's posts do have a wistful quality, as if he's dreaming of the world represented by Leave it to Beaver and My Three Sons. No, I am saying that those like you are joyfully willing to sacrifice the ideals essential for a free society for the cause of statist slavery. I don'...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH
Replies: 108
Views: 784

Re: DIVERSITY IS AMERICA'S GREATEST STRENGTH

Greta G.1. Does he believe that women have the right to say no to sex in marriage? N. Does a woman have the obligation to say yes to sex whenever possible in marriage? G.2. Does he believe a wife has the right to disobey her husband? N. Does a woman have the obligation to obey her husband after she ...
by Nick_A
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Making Children Moral
Replies: 43
Views: 412

Re: Making Children Moral

"That is why the most beautiful Church for me is the church of conscience, found in the silence of one's own presence." Albert Einstein, in Einstein and the Poet – In Search of the Cosmic Man by William Hermanns (Branden Press, 1983, p. 106.) If we don't know what conscience is much less how to awa...