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by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

...the dualistic animal mind.... I'm not sure why you add the word "dualistic." Do you mean that you think some kind of monism is true, and metanoia means becoming a monist? What would your support be for the view that monism is true, in that case? I think we're still not clear on the mechanism of ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Sculptor wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Nope he did not.
Katyn. Kulaks.

Yes, yes, he did.
by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 270
Views: 3385

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

So, Flashdangerpants is either ignorant or lying through his teeth. (Bit of both I expect) Sharia Law is most definitely practised throughout much of the East End, though mostly covertly.The Muslim strategy is to try and "blend in" with the local population, (in bad faith) that is why their clerics...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Immanuel, you and Nick_a are discussing entirely different things. Nick says he does not believe in a personal God but then claims the Bible, which he either does not understand or believe, as authority. You obviously do understand what the Bible says. I personally do not agree with either of you, ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

...being born again is the experience of a new perspective... I think you'll find that, in John 3, for example, it's a good deal more than that. One can get one's own "new perspective." But this is a birth from God, one distinct from the first. It's not something that comes with the first birth, as...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Sculptor wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Ye are many -- they are few.
Yeah, Stalin said the same thing.

Then he engaged "the many" to line "the few" up, and shot them into ditches.
by Immanuel Can
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

...the awakening of spiritual man and the loss of attachments to natural man requires a psychological separation the recognition of which is intolerable for the secular world. Well, the process isn't described as an "awakening." In an "awakening," the potential is already in a person. It's describe...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

No individualist chooses or desires to live independently of others... Then we don't disagree about what one is. But we have to keep the definition modest enough not to be making absurd or extravagant claims for the possibility of "being one's own man." Individualism vs. Collectivism is on a grey s...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Jesus was a true individual... In regard to having personal dependencies, yes. In regard to seeking approval from authorities, yes. But for his disciples, his directions were often communitarian, not merely individualistic. The desert ascetics of the early centuries got that idea wrong. The point w...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 248
Views: 2053

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

What individualists and collectivists (the middle ground) have in common is a lot: they agree on the importance of human beings. They agree that there are serious problems. They agree about what many of those problems are. They agree that the right thing to do is to help people out of bad situation...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 149
Views: 1087

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: 3385

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: 3385

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: 3385

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: 248
Views: 2053

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...