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by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 529

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

I would not go so far as to say that we are mostly the same and only a little bit different. Well, good thing that's not what I said. I said it's possible to overemphasize difference at the expense of any possibility of commonality or communication, and that that excessive view, on the other side, ...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3041

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:46 am
This is a fact proven by my love of drinking and spicy food.
Yes, your logic is truly amazing.

Well, happy trails to you.
by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3041

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

Why would I be a "constitutionalist" about the American constitution? I'm British. Hey, you were the one saying that the constitution would forever prevent Sharia. Well you are doing the rape gangs bit. Rubbish. Who is populating the rape gangs in Europe? You did the all true muslims are fanatics b...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3041

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

Constitutionalist? What even is that? Someone who trusts in the constitution. Well if I'm opposed to the bigotry you display, then I am obliged to oppose weird children calling each other piss drinkers too. Is this something we should add to a constitution? Yeah? What is "the bigotry I display"? Cr...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 163
Views: 1347

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

It's not ad hominem when it's true. Yes, it is. True or not, you can't insult a person in order to dismiss an idea. It's irrational. Even a liar might, on this occasion, be telling the perfect truth. If you can't admit your error, then you quitting is good enough for me... If you had one, I'd be ad...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 529

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

We are talking evolution and competing for resources to live. Competition and inequality often aren't bad there either. In fact, Darwin says competition, with survival only of the fittest, is how things get better; he says evolution is an immensely "wasteful" process, in that sense, with lots of "l...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3041

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

Prayer rooms? You mean a room where some kids are allowed to store little bits of carpet? That's the slipper slope to the reinstatement of slavery is it? No. But it's a clear violation of the separation of 'church' and state, so as a constitutionalist, it ought to concern you. Or not, if you're not...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 163
Views: 1347

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Skepdick wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:33 pm
Immanuel Can wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Non-responsive.

"Particular." If not anything "particular," then there's no more to say.
You are a very confused person.
Ad hominem.

I've got it now: you're just somebody who likes to argue, and thinks a "win" is when you get the other person so bored and tired they quit.

Okay.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 100
Views: 529

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

You are talking about mitigating her lose. It does not negate that she lost the competition. The point is this: the mere fact of having not won a competition does not make one a "victim." To suggest it does would be absurd, because counter cases abound. For instance, in some situations, many people...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 163
Views: 1347

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Skepdick wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Immanuel Can wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 pm
So what particular argument were you questioning, again?
Evidently - all of your arguments.
Non-responsive.

"Particular." If not anything "particular," then there's no more to say.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3041

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

...you are being too shifty to say which Sharia things you could envisage actually being made into any form of law in America. Not at all. You can pick a dozen...the outlawing of criticism of Islam (already happening in Canada), the seeking of special status for Islam (the only religion with prayer...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 163
Views: 1347

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Nick_A wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:13 pm
What is a human being for? The essential question. We don't know...
Who is "we" and how do you know nobody else knows?
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 163
Views: 1347

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Skepdick wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm
I did. I asked you for your intent behind creating arguments.
This has nothing to do with telos.

But I think that point is just something we're going to have to leave.

So what particular argument were you questioning, again?
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3041

Re: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !

The second is not well worded and the world of firearms has changed a lot since it was written and weaponry consisted of flintlocks and canons. There's a great deal of scope both to interpret it and for a majority of Americans to want it rethought given how much danger it subjects them to. But what...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 163
Views: 1347

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Which is precisely why I am asking you this exact question: What is the telos of the kind of things you call 'arguments' ? Ask the Creator. But it might be something like "to form the human character by allowing negotiation among competing wills." That might be the telos of all argumentation. But t...