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by Greta
Sun May 29, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Admiration issues.
Replies: 49
Views: 3606

Re: Admiration issues.

duszek wrote:People who need admiration are weak because dependent on other people giving it to them.

Are narcissistic people weak then ?
Not necessarily. They might be strong in many ways, but their narcissism is a weakness that can potentially slow or stunt their personal growth.
by Greta
Sun May 29, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who Really is an Atheist?
Replies: 725
Views: 40077

Re: Who Really is an Atheist?

Arising_uk wrote: What do you mean by 'conscious'? Plato spoke of three basic levels of reality. The first is incomprehensible for us but it contains the world of forms within the eternal unchanging. Conscious ideas exist here. As you know, ideas require consciousness. So this quality of consciousn...
by Greta
Sun May 29, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

It is obvious by the way many value art in these times that as a whole we've lost the appreciation for objective emotional quality. How many have thought on this. But if the purpose of art according to those like Tolstoy and what separates it from expression is the communication of emotional qualit...
by Greta
Sun May 29, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Our government has made us ALL into thieves.
Replies: 51
Views: 3777

Re: Our government has made us ALL into thieves.

Greta, do you have a specific point to make, or do you just want to leave it at wanting the government to run your life? Bob, that's the point. I don't let the government run my life... Jesus Christ, are you so brainwashed that you don't realize the government runs every aspect of your life from th...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

What’s that? An ink-blot? A painting done by an elephant. Art? It's toddler-level art, the kind of art that Mum might put on a fridge for a week or so. Or for a mere $500 you can purchase an original painting by chimps, Arthur and Chaka, although I suspect there was a little cheating with the backw...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is there anything infallible?
Replies: 26
Views: 2015

Re: Is there anything infallible?

Even maths breaks down at infinity and zero. Maybe there's another kind of math that can deal with absolutes? Also, the humans who perform maths are fallible. Even AI has fallibility in its design, courtesy of limited humans. Maybe many generations of AI built by AI could come very close to mathemat...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

Walker, I don't know. It's not a problem I experience and I'm not qualified to speak for others. I personally find the current witch hunt against transpeople reminiscent of the anti-gay rhetoric before the US 2004 elections. A terrible distraction that costs the country dearly. Americans - and the r...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do bad things happen when God exists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: Why do bad things happen when God exists?

In that light, I'm going to have to fall back on the old argument, You weren't there, and don't know what the experience actually was. I do agree that our "peak experience" may have had the same source, but I don't know, I wasn't there. In the end each of us has to go on what the experience was to ...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do bad things happen when God exists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: Why do bad things happen when God exists?

Harbal wrote:OK, we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and hope it doesn't turn out like last time. :wink:
Hah! As long as people don't bully the vulnerable or misrepresent me, all is well.
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

Does harm caused by anyone-allowed-in public restrooms outweigh harm caused by gender specific restrooms? "Anyone-allowed-in" restrooms? Transsexuals are some ridiculously small percentage of the population, and with many you wouldn't be able to tell anyway. My issue is focus on bullying the vulner...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

Alfie, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt Well I don't think your post will have left him in any doubt that his benefit has now been withdrawn. :) I've been dealing with religious bigots and apologists on the other forum and I'm not sure I can take much more! :lol: All I want are nice, l...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do bad things happen when God exists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: Why do bad things happen when God exists?

I've been around for quite a long time and feel sure I would have come across it at some time, had it been there. I think you've had a hallucination. Alfie, I don't think it was a hallucination, just a matter of interpretation. Peak experiences like those the doc and I have enjoyed really are somet...
by Greta
Sat May 28, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do bad things happen when God exists?
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: Why do bad things happen when God exists?

I am reminded of movies where someone sees an alien (or whatever) and everyone thinks they're crazy. "But ... but ... I DID see them!" Oh well, soon enough we'll find out (or not) whether our subjective impressions did in fact point to a deeper reality, or if they were simply the lucky result of a ...
by Greta
Fri May 27, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

I'm disappointed. I thought you were bigger than that. I'm not disappointed, I figured out how big he was a while back. Alfie, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt because I believe that each person has something worthwhile - a unique perspective - from which we all can learn. My problem i...
by Greta
Fri May 27, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: What is Art?
Replies: 65
Views: 7520

Re: What is Art?

If I were transgender it really wouldn’t bother me where I pissed. But there should always be places where men are free of women and women are free of men and these differences are not just respected but valued as well. A bathroom is one. As a transgender I could always fake it when necessary. So s...