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by Lacewing
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Atheists are smarter , but it seems also more creative.
Replies: 216
Views: 20083

Re: Atheists are smarter , but it seems also more creative.

Ultimately, I'm guessing, it doesn't matter what we choose, as it's probably way different and more vast than any human concept can define or contain. On the other hand it might just be what it appears to be. Could be! I've wondered many times if there's a group of higher intelligence beings just w...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Atheists are smarter , but it seems also more creative.
Replies: 216
Views: 20083

Re: Atheists are smarter , but it seems also more creative.

Atheists as philosophers are less intelligent... Ignoring an entire philosophical point of view as to the big question, what is the true nature of reality? ...is not love of wisdom, its constrained placing oneself at the mercy of the masses. Only appreciating what can be scientifically accepted by ...
by Lacewing
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?

I know rhetorical emptiness masquerading as questions. I saw no reason to answer them, nor did I think you could take the answers Oh please, you're not just rude, you're ridiculous. I don't ask questions just for the heck of it. I was courteous enough to respond to your question in the first place ...
by Lacewing
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How To Tell Right From Wrong
Replies: 622
Views: 54268

Re: How To Tell Right From Wrong

I think from a theist perspective, one must ultimately think upon one's actions here in this life that could affect where one ends up in one's next life. Yes. It's an integral part of the belief system it seems. I wonder... without an ultimate purpose, could theists continue being theists? Could th...
by Lacewing
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How To Tell Right From Wrong
Replies: 622
Views: 54268

Re: How To Tell Right From Wrong

Lacewing. I like your point about "ultimate purpose". To a theist this is a valid construct with universal applicability but one strewn with logical fallacies. /... Over the millennia this notion of god's purpose has been very much a movable feast as various societies have evolved, so in what sense...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?

Hobbes' Choice wrote: You posed questions?
Yep... you must not be receiving. :wink:
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?

You are not receiving. You think you are part of something bigger than yourself, but your reflections seem to be nothing more than the inner working of your wishful mind. I don't think you want to know more. Your stuff. Instead of analyzing what you think I think, and who you think I am, why don't ...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How To Tell Right From Wrong
Replies: 622
Views: 54268

Re: How To Tell Right From Wrong

The Christian has a mechanism and an authority -- he/she has a "how." Atheists or agnostics have no mechanism and no authority...nada. :shock: How about this: It doesn't matter what the framework is -- what matters is how it's built and used. You seem to be arguing for a certain framework that you ...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How To Tell Right From Wrong
Replies: 622
Views: 54268

Re: How To Tell Right From Wrong

The real question is "Why do they HAVE to be good?" That is, what moral compulsion does any morality have, given any worldview premised on Atheism. Okay, so it sounds like (from other posts) this has been discussed at length, so I don't want to bore anyone with my (perhaps repetitive) response. But...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?

Hobbes' Choice, I think you are projecting your ideas onto me. You've read what I wrote, and assigned limits you think I have, or what you think I don't know. So its really all about you,eh? Well it is and it isn't. Both are at work. Do you see it any differently for yourself? Just one more logic st...
by Lacewing
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How To Tell Right From Wrong
Replies: 622
Views: 54268

Re: How To Tell Right From Wrong

I am still waiting for an Atheist to give me anything plausible that legitimizes morality for him/her. This is now my fourth time of asking. Well, for starters... I'm a human being, above and beyond all else. And, as probably most humans, I seem to have always had a natural built-in desire to conne...
by Lacewing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?

So how does this volteface manifest itself in reality. How, exactly, do you live your life differently. In what way do you now rock people's boats? Well it's mainly about changing my state of mind... my own boat... my own experience... and my own way of looking at things. But in rocking my own boat...
by Lacewing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?
Replies: 27
Views: 3895

Re: Is it possible to be different in a world of different people?

As other posters here have pointed out, there can be value and necessity in learning/crafting one's skill/art in being able to vibrate diversely. :D It's kind of like a game... where a person can get farther and see more if they have practiced and mastered many "languages" and "dances". These can al...
by Lacewing
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why did God create so many idiots?
Replies: 130
Views: 14562

Re: Why did God create so many idiots?

If everyone understood the truth of human existence, the in and outs of their and all other psyches, there would no longer be any discernible differences between us, we'd just step knowledge up a notch to include a much higher level of understanding. I think so too. Everywhere we look, we can see o...