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by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Moral Imagination
Replies: 37
Views: 4671

Re: The Moral Imagination

"Can't one hate a faulty device?" I expect my eight year old to get pissed when the chain comes off his bike. I have a higher expectation of an adult. That is: for an adult to get pissed off at a broken machine makes no friggin' sense (cuz, adults should know better...it's a machine...there's no bl...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Richard Dawkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1605

Re: Richard Dawkins

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:
I do have a reason, and it's glorious! Salvation. Do not worry, do not fret. We will require the existence of your planet in the foreseeable future, in order to secure our wonderous Glory.
I certainly hope so.
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reasons for (or against) life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: Reasons for (or against) life?

Life is not a gift, it simply is, you never asked to be born, did you? As such, it should be treated as a curse, nothing more. The days of olde giving thanks for imaginary blessings (like food, sex, water) are long over. They are not blessings, but necessities, that had you never existed, you would...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Reasons for (or against) life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: Reasons for (or against) life?

Hi all, It's my first post so hopefully I'm not treading on any courtesies or rules, if I am I'm sure you will let me know :) Apologies if this is in the wrong forum. I was wondering what your reasons for (or against) life are? Perhaps if we endure this meaningless life long enough, we may find a g...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy videos
Replies: 104
Views: 47887

Re: Philosophy videos

GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: Why do you seek forgiveness from a robot? Human feelings just distract me from efficiency. If you wish to ally yourself with me, then do so by helping me choose the next video to make. If you are feeling especially gifted, I am open for new material.
Can you do a video on how to find the truth?
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 18124

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

I have a degree in philosophy from a major US university. I have nothing but contempt for the majority of American academic philosophers today and seldom if ever speak to them. They are almost invariably left-leaning cowards who twist and distort the truth to fit their preconceived notions. They al...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 18124

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

<----- . If you are wondering, the size of the arrow sign is scaled to the exact size of thedoc's. So size matters to you. Well I'm sure you can find something to suit you, and I'll let you guess the color. Oooo, he doesn't deny it. And just so you know, there are plenty of white men who are large....
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are people scared of philosophy?
Replies: 150
Views: 18124

Re: Why are people scared of philosophy?

I have a degree in philosophy from a major US university. I have nothing but contempt for the majority of American academic philosophers today and seldom if ever speak to them. They are almost invariably left-leaning cowards who twist and distort the truth to fit their preconceived notions. They al...
by Systematic
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 154
Views: 62992

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

So how do we become alpha males? Well, woman would be an upgrade from beta. Baby steps. Alternatively, becoming one with nature seems an alpha thing to do, the city life is chaos, after all. However, there's a lot of country bumpkin redneck beta's so it's not even close to a guarantee. I have no ma...
by Systematic
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 21142

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

Immanuel Can wrote:
I think that the bible is a myth. Could you give another argument for your claims.
What do you perceive me to have been claiming? I thought I was just answering questions you gave me.
Sorry, I guess I was just expecting true answers.
by Systematic
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 21142

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

I think that the bible is a myth. Could you give another argument for your claims. Unless you are working under the mistaken idea that a myth is false, the answers given were adequate. Myths are truth, you just need to know how to read them and where to find the truth. There are undeniable truths i...
by Systematic
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 21142

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

I can't speak for Yon, and won't try. But do you mind if I take a whack at your questions? If Jesus is the Lord of all people's and nations, then why do most people follow Satan—the father of lies? Because most people have no relationship to the Lord, but prefer to follow themselves, their friends,...
by Systematic
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Ask a Christian Theist
Replies: 157
Views: 21142

Re: Ask a Christian Theist

After trolling around on this board it appears as if there are a few theists but I've yet to spot a Christian. To further define myself, I'd say (for my purposes here) that I am a philosophical, Calvinist, Christian theist. By philosophical I mean that I hold a degree in philosophy and so am famili...
by Systematic
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Wood and Chair question
Replies: 79
Views: 8464

Re: Wood and Chair question

No, because wooden chairs are just as organic as the wood they were created from. Many chemicals are toxic, but are organic chemicals. What should be labelled as a hazard to health, should be labelled as toxic, no more no less. The current state of labeling just adds untruth, double-meanings, and c...
by Systematic
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Wood and Chair question
Replies: 79
Views: 8464

Re: Wood and Chair question

Ginkgo wrote: Sounds good except for the problem of there being no such thing as ancient science.
Yeah, no one ever studied nature in ancient times.