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by Greta
Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Do We Suffer?
Replies: 34
Views: 4697

Re: Why Do We Suffer?

Life is the greatest gift nature can inadvertently give us. To resent the bit of pain and death that comes with it is being rather unthankful for our greatest gift. In some cases, no doubt. For others life is largely torture. Of course the rest of us are somewhere in between, but the fact remains t...
by Greta
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Do We Suffer?
Replies: 34
Views: 4697

Re: Why Do We Suffer?

Life is the greatest gift nature can inadvertently give us. To resent the bit of pain and death that comes with it is being rather unthankful for our greatest gift. In some cases, no doubt. For others life is largely torture. Of course the rest of us are somewhere in between, but the fact remains t...
by Greta
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why Do We Suffer?
Replies: 34
Views: 4697

Re: Why Do We Suffer?

We suffer due to entropy. To be alive is to briefly resist the constant destruction that is an intrinsic part of how reality works. So each of us must decline and die, and feel pain as a warning of entropic threats. I've also noticed with age that if you don't make yourself suffer with work, exercis...
by Greta
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Do farm animals and domesticated animals suffer greatly?
Replies: 21
Views: 2798

Re: Do farm animals and domesticated animals suffer greatly?

Humans who are suffering greatly can also reproduce, and do so all the time. There is no doubt that animals in captivity suffer greatly.
by Greta
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What would it take to convince you that somebody is a prophet?
Replies: 270
Views: 15446

Re: What would it take to convince you that somebody is a prophet?

Shouldn't this be easy? If a person has a proven record of predicting correctly then they are a prophet. If their predictions are hit or miss, then they're a normal person. If enough people speculate about the future, chances are that some will be more accurate than others. So if there are, say, a t...
by Greta
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Women, does this make you feel good about yourself?
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Re: Women, does this make you feel good about yourself?

Mmmm, let's just say "older" :) Being retired without financial pressure makes me feel good. Being freed from getting up early, commuting, office politics, work pressure, being stuck indoors on nice days, struggling to squeeze in business hours chores, etc. As for appearances, mirrors don't do me a...
by Greta
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Women, does this make you feel good about yourself?
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Re: Women, does this make you feel good about yourself?

Mmmm, let's just say "older" :) Being retired without financial pressure makes me feel good. Being freed from getting up early, commuting, office politics, work pressure, being stuck indoors on nice days, struggling to squeeze in business hours chores, etc. As for appearances, mirrors don't do me an...
by Greta
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Women, does this make you feel good about yourself?
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Re: Women, does this make you feel good about yourself?

Phil, I don't think that older women who loiter around philosophy forums are the target audience.
by Greta
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How to respond to an insult on a forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 6556

Re: How to respond to an insult on a forum ?

Dalek Prime wrote:I'd love to see Mary Poppins lay into the family. Unfulfilled bucket list. :lol:
This is about as close as you'll get for now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGmmiMbflc4
by Greta
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How to respond to an insult on a forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 6556

Re: How to respond to an insult on a forum ?

What's the beef? Is it them? Is it you? Both? Pardon ? What beef ? "Beef" is a colloquial term for "complaint" or "gripe". If someone insults you then they obviously have a gripe with you. If someone has a gripe with you then it's a matter of working out if it's you, ie. a legitimate complaint - or...
by Greta
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: How to respond to an insult on a forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 6556

Re: How to respond to an insult on a forum ?

What's the beef? Is it them? Is it you? Both?
by Greta
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Can art be repulsive?
Replies: 32
Views: 3761

Re: Can art be repulsive?

"Repulsiveness" is subjective. Obviously. There is no "absolute repulsiveness". I didn't think I've given that impression.

Merzbow is art BTW, just not art to most people's taste.
by Greta
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What Life Meaning Is The Most Valuable?
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: What Life Meaning Is The Most Valuable?

If we manage to get through this one we could theoretically keep going all the way up to the big crunch. ...unless there's another inhabitable Universe around the corner somewhere that we can fold our tents and silently move into. I suspect we'd welcome a big crunch then as much as we would welcome...
by Greta
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Can art be repulsive?
Replies: 32
Views: 3761

Re: Can art be repulsive?

And I'm very aware experimental artists don't care about whom they repel, that doesn't change the fact no repulsive artworks by experimental artists are Art or generally considered so. However, you are still free to provide some examples of actually repulsive Art, not just works of Art some conside...
by Greta
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Can art be repulsive?
Replies: 32
Views: 3761

Re: Can art be repulsive?

This is interesting and true, but none of this art is repulsive, nor is it meant to be. Most art that most people would consider repulsive wasn't designed to be so. The artist simply didn't consider the tastes of mainstream audiences. Just as the mainstream artist doesn't care that they repel some ...