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by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Selfish God
Replies: 65
Views: 989

Re: Selfish God

Gen3;22 Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; I think this could be something my sage would say to me. Hi Att, have you found the time to re-ponder "ask a foolish question" story, and listen to Cantile yet? welcome farther discussion about both works when/if you have the...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 1050

Re: Why is pride a sin?

Ramu wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Atheism is a belief system just like religion and just as dogmatic.
not as clear cut, like "beleivers" many Athiest are not dogmatic.

I'm one of the non-dogmatic Athiests.

and yes there are many dogmatic Athiestics, as there are Believers.

and many that are not - of all ilks.
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 91
Views: 748

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

The exact same phenomenon can be experienced when you zoom in on a very-high-resolution photo. In information science this is the low/high fidelity distinction. From a zoomed-out perspective you could see "the whole" at a low fidelity. From a zoomed-in perspective you can see parts of "the whole" a...
by gaffo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding
Replies: 91
Views: 748

Re: The Expanding Universe -- Why and How We Know It Is Expanding

A simple thought experiment. (Or maybe not so simple. But worthwhile to consider to understand the claim of cosmologists and Quantum Mechanics.) The idea of an expanding universe baffles most, because we do not have an absolute scale in space to which to compare the expansion. Similarly if you have...
by gaffo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: "How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

this is the definition of self defense The point is that we are now devolving into all the human nuances: language, morality and intent. Killing is amoral. It's neither right nor wrong. It describes the mechanics/actions of ending a life. Any life. Hunters kill animals. Predators kill prey. yes i s...
by gaffo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 221
Views: 1652

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Israel is now equal to Apartied South Africa.

no difference

its that simple and clear
by gaffo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 221
Views: 1652

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

what is your view of the Facist State of Israel? Why is everyone so keen on hating Israel? because of the illegal 50 yrs now occupation of the Westbank. under Geneva Accords (which Israel is a signatory). when a nation take land from another nation via war, the former must soon make preparations to...
by gaffo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 221
Views: 1652

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

True. I am Jewish, and I was born ten years after the war. interesting, did not you were Jewish. what is your view of the Facist State of Israel? If any Israeli Jew found out my true feelings about the state of Israel, I'd be the first to be lined up against the wall and shot. Israel and the local ...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: why is murder wrong?

To add - I'm not "anti-gun" just not a gun guy myself, being a depressant would kill myself if i had one prob, so refuse to own a gun. to add, more recently, we had a nut (sciophrenic 20 something - who we learned heard after his rampage "The devils voice from the TV" so said his roomate a few month...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: "How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

You don’t punish someone by doing them right. You punish someone by doing them wrong. Murder is the ultimate wrong, therefore, murder is the ultimate punishment. The punishment can be dealt by an individual, by a group, or by a faceless government. I am not after retribution. There's very little em...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: why is murder wrong?

My thought experiment can be taken one more step forward, Logic. You said, you don't want to toy with defining murder, since it has been codified and defined many ways, and the bulk of it is the same. So if I murder a serial killer who would not stop his way, I am a murderer; but if I kill a serial...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: why is murder wrong?

Re the previous post: think of assassination attempts on Hitler. Incidently, what happened to Hitler's children? And grand- and great-grand children? Are they aware who they are, who one of their ancestors was? And what's their favourite breakfast cereal? I'm sure Ted Bundy's kid knows who is mom i...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: "How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

Sometimes murder is NOT at all wrong, morally and/or ethically. Murder can be good and right sometimes. As I have been saying. The onus is on you to provide the counter-example. Until you do. Murder is wrong. By agreement. If I murder a murderer and I do not murder anyone else after; but the said m...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re:

"To murder is to deliberately kill a conscious individual with malice aforethought. To have malice is not to have respect. Therefore murder is wrong. ...by definition." Mebbe so, prof. Still, murder it may be: 'some folks just plainly need to be dead'. yes, though not legally (per The State) - just...
by gaffo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 107
Views: 1230

Re: Why murder is wrong

I know that murder is wrong. Do you? Some years back I wrote this. It's still relevant and true: WHY MURDER IS WRONG To be wrong is to violate a moral principle. such as "have respect." [Have respect for yourself and for fellow members of your in-group; and continuously strive to widen your in-grou...