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by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?
Replies: 29
Views: 420

Re: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?

Generally the pros of theism are the following; 1. Reinforcement of morality - but I argued that is pseudo-morality. 2. Promotion of charities - there are secular charities Here is one list; 1. A Transcendent Source of Order 2. A Transcendent Source of Hope 3. A Transcendent Source of Purpose 4. A ...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?
Replies: 29
Views: 420

Re: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?

It has survived the test of time. And if you care about "evidence" and "statistical significance" that's a big deal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindy_effect Against what standard? Note the percentage of non-theism is on the increase since 2500 years ago when non-theistic Buddhism emerged into th...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?
Replies: 29
Views: 420

Re: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:45 am
Point is;
If the pros of theism are so minimal i.e. not net-positive then we could eliminate theism?
yes ok by me.

man is by default "good" via his DNA as a social animal.

he is the same be he a Believer or an Atheist.

Character/morality is inborn, not based upon belief in any God/s.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?
Replies: 29
Views: 420

Re: What is the Greatest Pro of Theism?

There are always pros and cons to an idea or concept. What do you think is the greatest pro [to the individual or humanity] of theism? My view; The greatest pro that is most significant and carry the heaviest weightage is, the belief in an idea of God enable the relieving and soothing of the terrib...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: An Ethical Reason To Be Good
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: An Ethical Reason To Be Good

I am more interested in the Truth than being right, but I think I'm right. Definitions: To Be Good: to exist in reality To Do Good: To increase the amount of good things in reality Good Things: all things that are real, including values To Be Evil: to be subtracted of all that is good; to not exist...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is A Universal Language Possible?
Replies: 79
Views: 1146

Re: Is A Universal Language Possible?

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. George Bernard Shaw I’ve been reading some posts which question our ability to communicate raising the question if genuine communication is possible or if Shaw was right and the belief in genuine communication is a...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Psychological question
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Psychological question

age - read your post after i offered mine, concur with it fully.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Psychological question
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Psychological question

My greetings great minds! I need help from you. My question is simple, but the answer is not. How to accept myself as I am? How to stop dislike stuff about me? I've read a ton of articles and books, they don't help. They don't get the point. In society I am ashamed of myself, I worry about what I s...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

Walker wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Thanks Nick. Quite informative.
I endeavor to be as kind a person.

good deal i commend you.
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

If teachers cannot teach what is necessary to leave the cave, who will? Some people are inclined to the spiritual and some aren’t. Eventually everyone is, if only for the last second. For those who are, everything and everyone is a teacher. you are talking about Wisdom - the highest virtue. sadly l...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

Judaka, you had nothing to say about the mobbing and stereotyping of the weak but spoke up strongly against the stereotyping of conservatives. // mirror That's a big problem with secular progressives. They limit themselves to collectives. They are unable to understand what it means to appreciate th...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

My comment was very obviously not intended as you claimed, which would makes no sense at all if taken strictly literally, given the numbers involved. (Besides, my father was a longtime member of a conservative party and I have been friendly with many conservatives in my time so any claim that I am ...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

Now as an expression of complete hypocrisy a politician introduces a bill that asserts a person must indulge in sports with the gender identity they are born with. How insulting and old fashioned. Modern education knows that we are what we think we are. Just because this male believing himself woma...
by gaffo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

As soon as what one believes becomes a public truth we all lose. This question of gender identity is a good example. the whole "gender identity" bullshit is - not seeing the forest due to the tree, i.e. Squirrel. as long as the 1-percenters are able to feed us Red Meat irrelivencies to divide the m...
by gaffo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 224
Views: 2934

Re: Bias Against Transgenders

The problem is that liberals/progressives have only learned to see it in those who aren't liberal/progressive and conservatives only see it when liberals/progressives do it. not all of us Jub, not you nor me - and i hope a few million other liberals. I'm a Liberal not Progressive -the former i am a...