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by Vendetta
Sun May 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: another pointless thread...existential grousing
Replies: 173
Views: 11412

Re:

It's not my way to splay my life open in this (or any other) place. I find doing so unseemly, unneccessary. Even so, in a low moment, I cracked open the door (regretting it after the fact), clearing the path for all manner of jackassery at my expense. I'm grateful my small admissions in the opening...
by Vendetta
Sat May 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 33000

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

It has been a Christian staple that knowledge should be rejected for obedience. Untrue, of course. I don't know where you got that assumption -- and I'm not saying it was from nowhere: maybe you have some experience, I don't know -- but it isn't from any Christians I know...and I'm certain I know a...
by Vendetta
Wed May 10, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 7280

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

Only God himself can destroy himself. But it would be unreasonable to do it. So he won´t do it. It would be silly to ask in a similar manner: If God is omnipotent can he decide to become silly and powerless ? Yes, he would be unreasonable to do so, which is why this is hypothetical. I'm not saying ...
by Vendetta
Wed May 10, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 7280

If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

If he is truly omnipotent then he must be able to, but if he is capable of being destroyed, is he truly God?
by Vendetta
Tue May 09, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 71994

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

...Perhaps this very concept of this becoming an ungoverned, dog eat dog world is part of why many hope that God is there to set it all straight, and cling to faith even in the darkest of times. Possibly. Of course, there'd be no good in doing that if it turned out not to be true. Hope that is neve...
by Vendetta
Tue May 09, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 71994

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

A noble idea, but when confronted with violence, you can either submit and cease to be a factor, or counter violence with violence. Or chose some other response with unknown results. If I win and survive, I get to write the history, as long as I eliminate anyone who might write the truth. That's th...
by Vendetta
Mon May 08, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 71994

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

...what Vendetta just said. That. Yes. Vendetta wrote: That's where you're wrong. You've completely missed our point. We are not saying that there are not bad things that need to be discussed, we are talking about the manner in which they are discussed. Of course there are bad things out there, the...
by Vendetta
Mon May 08, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 71994

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

Vendetta wrote: That's where you're wrong. You've completely missed our point. We are not saying that there are not bad things that need to be discussed, we are talking about the manner in which they are discussed. Of course there are bad things out there, the world is a screwed up place. And of co...
by Vendetta
Mon May 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 1393
Views: 71994

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

How nice that others are willing to recognize and address this. Thedoc, I wholeheartedly agree with and support your response. I suppose this is the nature of debate on the internet, where people are masked by pseudonyms given to them on some forum, and they don't actually have to atone for their m...
by Vendetta
Mon May 08, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is so merciful, then why did Jesus have to be sacrificed?
Replies: 828
Views: 37437

Re: If God is so merciful, then why did Jesus have to be sacrificed?

Dontaskme wrote:
Vendetta wrote:The key here is that you cannot force people to believe your point :D
It's the smug way he uses the :shock: emoji that I find irritating.
I find it rather enjoyable. Why shouldn't one be smug if they're right?
by Vendetta
Mon May 08, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 33000

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Thanks. I think it's the solution. Focus on eliminating Sharia . It's the core of what we don't want and what nobody needs. Ever the crusader eh! What's it got to do with the Christian how the Muslim wishes to live. Especially since in their rules is the one about obeying the laws of the country th...
by Vendetta
Sun May 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is so merciful, then why did Jesus have to be sacrificed?
Replies: 828
Views: 37437

Re: If God is so merciful, then why did Jesus have to be sacrificed?

Why do you do what you do here? For reasons of my own. But it's not always for charming, polite and erudite conversation, present company notwithstanding. :wink: I have some interest in the "difficult" people as well. I think I know what you mean, but it's important to remember that according to Lu...
by Vendetta
Sun May 07, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 667
Views: 33000

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

An excellent point. Perhaps before writing religion off as violent and inherently flawed we should take a good honest look at the parts of it that cause people to believe in theirs so ardently and understand why that is so and where their followers might have been misled to believe that committing ...
by Vendetta
Sun May 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An education worth dying for.
Replies: 48
Views: 4024

Re: An education worth dying for.

The flaw in education is the suppression of independent ideas and views on concepts. Students are taught not to question so as not to disrupt the class or to insult anyone. But if we aren't to question, how are we to find out the truth? One cannot possibly say that because you are a teacher that yo...
by Vendetta
Sun May 07, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An education worth dying for.
Replies: 48
Views: 4024

Re: An education worth dying for.

The flaw in education is the suppression of independent ideas and views on concepts. Students are taught not to question so as not to disrupt the class or to insult anyone. But if we aren't to question, how are we to find out the truth? One cannot possibly say that because you are a teacher that you...