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by tbieter
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humanism on my mind
Replies: 62
Views: 7498

Re: Humanism on my mind

Woke up this morning to find humanism on my mind. When a person runs out of faith, and cannot sustain belief no matter how much it brought comfort and a sense of belonging, where to turn... I read online bbc news that the demand is up for humanist pastoral care, and Charity Humanists UK are trainin...
by tbieter
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How to end my computer game addiction?
Replies: 33
Views: 4667

Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

How about learning a language online, using something like Duolingo? Lots of little challenges to be overcome, a clear sense of progression. You can comment on the process and get responses from other 'players'. And unlike most computer games, you can use the skills you acquire in real life, with r...
by tbieter
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Doing The Right Thing
Replies: 99
Views: 14941

Re: Doing The Right Thing

This morning as I was waking, I suddenly thought about this thread, "Doing the Right Thing", in relation to the parable of the Good Samaritan. See Luke 10:25-37. Was the thought a revelation to me from....? But, I digress... Maybe the runner was simply imitating, and acting from, the compassion tha...
by tbieter
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How to exit the religious mess!
Replies: 311
Views: 29190

Re: How to exit the religious mess!

:D
Dubious wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:28 am
Dontaskme wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:12 am
If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinion for or against.
By ~famous Indian guru~
Holding "no opinion for or against" will not in itself cause one to see the truth. Indian gurus are a dime a dozen and usually full of crap.
LOL :)
by tbieter
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 12830

Re: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

I vaguely remember that at my first university, UMIST, there were a couple of bored security guards who spent the night dozing in a little hut by the main entrance to the campus, and occasionally wandered around campus with a torch. This was a city centre campus, after all. Nobody would have dreame...
by tbieter
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 12830

Re: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred to be referred to with they/them gender pro...
by tbieter
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 12830

Re: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

I was home-schooled, so I don't believe I could say from experience. But I don't doubt homophobia is still a big problem in school. Regardless, I don't think the issues people like him face in society can be so easily swept under the same label as "homophobia". I have known plenty of gay people who...
by tbieter
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 12830

Re: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_by_cop "Suicide by cop" is a recognized pattern of behavior, as the above Wiki article discusses. Why haven't any of you discussed this alleged cause and the implications therefrom? From the above Wiki article: "The idea of committing suicide in this manner is b...
by tbieter
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 12830

Re: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:16 pm
Another enlightening outbreak of those who pretend to be good Christians publicly revelling in other people's misery?
Why not discuss causation relative to this event? See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... olice.html
by tbieter
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist
Replies: 94
Views: 12830

Suicide by Cop by Troubled Activist

http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/26790 ... greenfield
This guy was really troubled. What could be the causes? Political activism? Sexual dysfunction? Science studies?
by tbieter
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Subsidiarity
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Subsidiarity

DId Jefferson even use the phrase subsidiarity? No, not to my knowledge. The concept existed in ancient times. What evidence (sources) can you cite in support of this statement. I'm very interested in the concept. Thanks. This is just another word for delegation of power. The Roman Empire used indi...
by tbieter
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: On Living Without Transcendence: A Homage to Camus
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: On Living Without Transcendence: A Homage to Camus

I've been reading about the American Humanism of Irving Babbitt. Now, I'll compare Camus to Babbitt. This article will be a start. I don't see any contemporary humanists extant today.
by tbieter
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Subsidiarity
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Subsidiarity

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:28 pm
DId Jefferson even use the phrase subsidiarity?
No, not to my knowledge.
The concept existed in ancient times.
What evidence (sources) can you cite in support of this statement. I'm very interested in the concept. Thanks.
by tbieter
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Subsidiarity
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Subsidiarity

This morning I received the following quote in an email: "The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to everyone exactly the functions in which he is competent ... - To let the National Government be entrusted with the defen...
by tbieter
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: How to end my computer game addiction?
Replies: 33
Views: 4667

Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

How about learning a language online, using something like Duolingo? Lots of little challenges to be overcome, a clear sense of progression. You can comment on the process and get responses from other 'players'. And unlike most computer games, you can use the skills you acquire in real life, with r...