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by Gary Childress
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

I don't know what your experience was that led you to your conclusion, however, my own experience tells me that there is no life after death. Unless this is my first life, I don't remember any prior lives. I expect to return to my former state of oblivion once I die. It would be nice to think that ...
by Gary Childress
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Animals in the Third Reich by Boria Sax
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Animals in the Third Reich by Boria Sax

Currently reading this. didn't know Hitler was a vegitarian nor that the Nazis apparently had strict rules concerning the humane treatment of animals. :shock:
by Gary Childress
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Animals, Pets, Healings & Humanity's Inhumanity
Replies: 23
Views: 9604

Re: Animals, Pets, Healings & Humanity's Inhumanity

. I love the quote from your mom, “humans are the real ‘animals’; it’s the animals who are human(e).” SOOoooooooooooooo true.[/size] . I couldn't disagree more. How many animals display compassion for each other? Ever heard of a dog rescuing a stray human? Yeah, I know, there are the occasional Las...
by Gary Childress
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Animals, Pets, Healings & Humanity's Inhumanity
Replies: 23
Views: 9604

Re: Animals, Pets, Healings & Humanity's Inhumanity

It is interesting the way we humans view animals. I wonder if wolves ever pity the sheep they are about to kill. Is there any other animal that actually feels bad when it treats some other creature cruely? I think of my cat ruthlessly playing with the small lizards in the yard. It taunts them until ...
by Gary Childress
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

I don't know what your experience was that led you to your conclusion, however, my own experience tells me that there is no life after death. Unless this is my first life, I don't remember any prior lives. I expect to return to my former state of oblivion once I die. It would be nice to think that m...
by Gary Childress
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: occupying wall street - will it do any good
Replies: 326
Views: 60619

Re: occupying wall street - will it do any good

"occupying wall street - will it do any good" I have to admit I'm sort of vexed on the issue. On the one hand, I sympathize with all the people out there who don't have jobs. It's tough going in this economy today. On the other I have a job probably because I go above and beyond in kissing corporate...
by Gary Childress
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Your favorite works of art and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 7737

Re: Your favorite works of art and why?

Greek Classical Sculpture, and other realist art such as the Pre-Raphelites such as John William Godward. Why because it is the most difficult to emulate. Not just because it is close to representation, but because when you conform to photographic like imagery it makes it more difficult to include ...
by Gary Childress
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Your favorite works of art and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 7737

Your favorite works of art and why?

What are your favorite works of art and why are they your favorites? Some of mine: Van Gogh's "Starry Night" (Painting): There's a little town, peaceful and tranquil, made by human hands. Above the town are the gigantic swirling cosmic forces beyond our control or creation. It's like haiku, the very...
by Gary Childress
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

Gary, I've deleted the posts and your comment upon the behaviour because it has no reference now. And I thank you for taking an interest in the development of your own thread. Thank you for cleaning things up a bit AMod. I'm not a radical advocate of forum moderation but I do think that there is su...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

Obsessing about an inevitability against which we have no power is a fruitless and depressing activity. You need to get out more. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis with cancer. It must be horrible to have such news dropped upon you. I truly hope you make it through OK and live a long and prosp...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

Stop moaning then! Why are you living at all? As the song goes, I'm tired of living but scared of dying. Maybe it's a mid life crisis. I don't know. But I don't appreciate being told by certain people that I need to "grow up" or that I'm "pissed" when I'm not. I had hoped that philosophers would be...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

Well, I'm 44 years old. My parents are in their late 70s. My parents and I have always been very close. I lost my grandmother almost 10 years back. Of course she was suffering from alzeimers for many years so it was a slow loss, not so abrupt as the death of a close relative could be. Now I'm suffe...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

Re: The End is Nigh

Cheer up me old mucker - things ain't so bad! :D Clearly there are things and people that matter a great deal to you - you said yourself that you are very close to your parents. You ask what difference it will make if you improve your life: well, I'm sure it would make your parents happy and it wou...
by Gary Childress
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 34371

The End is Nigh

Well, I'm 44 years old. My parents are in their late 70s. My parents and I have always been very close. I lost my grandmother almost 10 years back. Of course she was suffering from alzeimers for many years so it was a slow loss, not so abrupt as the death of a close relative could be. Now I'm suffer...