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by Immanuel Can
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 35
Views: 305

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

More harm has been done in the name of religion than any other cause but profit. The opposite of profit is loss. Anything done for any reason other than profit is either worthless or desctructive. Good point. Leftist have a hatred of success, though. They think that if you are prospering, it must m...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 12
Views: 142

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Is the latest societal obsession with DIE (e.g. the George Floyd effect) ethical or unethical? There's a lot that is unethical about it, clearly. What specifically do you think is unethical? Well, to be "obsessed" is definitionally to have an unhealthy and excessive focus on something. And DIE is a...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 228
Views: 1578

Re: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters

I don’t understand feelings well enough to name emotions involved or to say how they are to be changed. I recognize values as an element of a shared culture. Well, here's the difficulty with that: We don't know if there is a police problem, and we don't know if it's cultural. But if it exists, and ...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religions and supernatural beliefs are the enemy of world peace, as shown by 5000 years of war.
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Religions and supernatural beliefs are the enemy of world peace, as shown by 5000 years of war.

Greatest I am wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:27 pm Religions and supernatural beliefs are the enemy of world peace, as shown by 5000 years of war.
It didn't take Atheism nearly that long to kill vastly more people. I guess Atheism's just more "efficient."
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 228
Views: 1578

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

In any case, what sort of training is going to change that, if it's true? Affective. (It’s the A in the KSAs of adult education.) Feelings? You're blaming police "emotions" or "values" for the deficiencies of "bad" officers? They just don't have the right emotions, or value the right things? That's...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 228
Views: 1578

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

There has indeed been a trend lately toward fire & fry, What's your evidence that this is a "trend," and wasn't being practiced before? Are they still being put back on the street, even after multiple incidents? Again, your evidence would be...what? And are the cops afraid to speak out against a ba...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 421
Views: 4782

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

_______ I suggest that the deeper underlying answer to this question of... “What causes Muslims to be violent?” ...can be seen in my constant insistence that humans are basically “sleepwalking” through life. Ummm...no. Sleepwalking never killed anyone, except occasionally the person doing it, if he...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 35
Views: 305

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

Immanuel Can The vast majority have always been the religious, and only a statistical fool will try to pin recent wars on the non-religious. Really? Which of the major wars of the 20th Century was "religious"? The first and second World Wars? The Cold War? The Korean War? The Vietnam War? The Spani...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 228
Views: 1578

Re:

They are currently called, in common speech, “the good officers”, but they should be referenced as “the so-called good officers”. Who says they are not good enough? Anyone who does not approve of unnecessary police violence. Whoa, matey. :wink: How do you know the officers in question either do, or...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: personhood
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: personhood

Many people considered persons today are p-xombies; at best persons who have never used their capacity in any meaningful way. If so, that surely doesn't describe your Nigerian tribesman. He's using his "capacity," just doing it differently from what you expect. I just needed something more specific...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 228
Views: 1578

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

commonsense wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:29 pm Rewards & punishment. Affective training.
They have "rewards and punishments" already. If they use "unjustified force," they are fired and prosecuted. So that doesn't seem much of a reform. And it would seem that the "good cops" are already entirely opposed to the "bad" cops doing what they do.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Calling All Liberal Race Baiters
Replies: 228
Views: 1578

Re: talkin' 'bout 'murica, here...

We’ll also need to change the behavior of the good cops... Why? They're "good." Do you want them to become "less good"? :shock: They are not good enough if, for example, they are OK with the unjustified use of lethal force. Who says they are? :shock: If they are, then they are not "good," by defini...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: putting religion in it's proper place
Replies: 35
Views: 305

Re: putting religion in it's proper place

More harm has been done in the name of religion than any other cause but profit. Hmm...by any fair assessment, one could only say that that's grossly statistically false. Far and away, by orders of magnitude, the harm done by Socialism/Communism has vastly outstripped even the worst abuses "religio...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: personhood
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: personhood

An exception gets right to the point of either where a clarification is useful or why it's incorrect. The Nigerian tribesman is just such an "exception." He doesn't work for your definition. Most people will (and I think, rightly) believe that he is a "person" even though he doesn't "reason" to the...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: personhood
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: personhood

I mean that if i define the terms you ask me to define, it doesn't get us anywhere. Sure it would. I'd know a lot more about what you mean if you define your terms than if you left them undefined. Or is it that you don't HAVE any such definition, and wouldn't know what to offer if I asked? Personho...