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by vegetariantaxidermy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

The anarchist who insists that dying people be completely controlled rather than have their individual wishes respected. Riiight. Nope, you look like just another conservative closet theocrat in libertarian underwear. And, Henry, don't start with the "mebbe they can do themselves" circular reasonin...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re:

"So you don't mind taxes as long as they are only spent on things that you approve of. I think that would make you a totalitarian dictator, not an anarchist. It makes me American. Pretty much anyone who pays taxes here grouses about waste, poor spending, etc. As a natural anarchist, I despise taxat...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re:

"Is money really your only benchmark?" As a benchmark, money doesn't even figure into ths for me. It's all about how the convention of assisted suicide would degrade of human life further. Ending your life is an intensly private event, and -- rightfully -- the idea should disturb folks. Assisted su...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: drano

why don't you try it? I'm not the one who's writing idiotic anti-euthanasia comments. Is money really your only benchmark? The ridiculous thing is that if you got what you crave (no taxes, no Govt.) you would almost certainly be far worse off financially (no worker protection). Even as a self-emplo...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: "only the absence of legal obstruction and reprisal"

Which you have now . You eat a bullet in the comfort of your easy chair, in your home: where's the obstruction, the reprisal? Now: let's say we 'legalize' assisted suicide...how long long before it get folded in with other 'entitlements'? How long before it becomes 'approved'? How long before it be...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

Old people are annoying and appalling drivers. Just euthanaise them.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: "voluntary euthanasia"

Nope, no way. You want out, do the deed yourself, by whatever means you can cobble together. Such an irrevocable thing shouidn't be easy, or sanctioned. There's not a jot of dignity in dyin', Greta, and we shouldn't pretend there is, or turn suicide into a trip to the pharmacy or have 'Euthanasia R...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

I don't know where to start, so I just won't. And yet you took the time to reply that you don't want to reply... In other words: You don't have any counter-arguments. If you wanted to make me change my mind, there's your chance. Just think about it critically for a few minutes and you should be abl...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

People are generally wealthy because they are greedy and don't mind trampling on others--not because they are intelligent. They often have emotionally disturbed children. Your suggestion is the stupidest I've seen on here in a long time. I was not saying wealthy equals intelligence. I was saying in...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Overpopulation & the elderly
Replies: 66
Views: 502

Re: Overpopulation & the elderly

People are generally wealthy because they are greedy and don't mind trampling on others--not because they are intelligent. They often have emotionally disturbed children. Your suggestion is the stupidest I've seen on here in a long time.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 172
Views: 1441

Re: What if God is weak?

Vanity, jealousy and being vengeful are considered weaknesses so the literary character called 'God' is definitely not a pleasant or admirable one. Which is why the Old and New testament stand in contrast. The evolution of the Old God (human nature) into the New God (we are still busy figuring out ...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 172
Views: 1441

Re: What if God is weak?

Vanity, jealousy and being vengeful are considered weaknesses, so the literary character called 'God' is definitely not a pleasant or admirable one.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil - according to Science
Replies: 136
Views: 1207

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil - according to Science

There is a lot of talk now that the Stanford Prison Experiment was at least partially faked though. Proceed with caution :) There is a bias/phenomenon (can't recall name now) where subjects of the experiment behave differently to how they would ACTUALLY behave in real life because they know they ar...
by vegetariantaxidermy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil - according to Science
Replies: 136
Views: 1207

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil - according to Science

Atla wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:20 am
There is a lot of talk now that the Stanford Prison Experiment was at least partially faked though. Proceed with caution :)
It looks fake--like bad acting.
by vegetariantaxidermy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Humans are fundamentally evil - according to Science
Replies: 136
Views: 1207

Re: Humans are fundamentally evil - according to Science

Assad is hardly a 'brutal dictator'. Who are we to judge who they have as their leaders anyway? Your own have had a lot to be desired.