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by WanderingLands
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the problem really theism? Or is it theists?
Replies: 37
Views: 4164

Re: Is the problem really theism? Or is it theists?

Or is it really the self? It could be that the suppression of curiosity is another factor in not entertaining any thought of God seriously, just as any other question.
by WanderingLands
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is Philosophy? Watch and learn...
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: What is Philosophy? Watch and learn...

I have watched some of that guy's videos. Very interesting and full of great content - especially on the Stoics.
by WanderingLands
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are the rich entitled to be rich?
Replies: 41
Views: 4614

Re: Why are the rich entitled to be rich?

Is a universal right to own private property morally justified? Of course it is. Try living under a collectivist system and see how you like it. Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin, etc.... Just because a "collectivist system" is not as good or even wrong, does not make "private property" right or justified. I'm ...
by WanderingLands
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: honesty
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: honesty

You are, in fact, honest if you accept your dishonesty, among other flaws in your character. You become honest when you're self-conscious of what you do and what you think; if you examine why you do the things you do, and why you feel things in a certain way, and so on.
by WanderingLands
Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity
Replies: 65
Views: 6421

Re: Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity

Why is it that our law is based on Roman Law, that everything we call 'civilization' harkens back to Rome, yet we persist on vilifying them? I am SICK of it! They may have had good ideas about government, but that doesn't escape them from corruption and urge for power. And no, everything about civi...
by WanderingLands
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity
Replies: 65
Views: 6421

Re: Noam Chomsky on Institutional Stupidity

Spike, wars are never conducted in any other way than violence. It has not made a better world, except only for the elits, whose only motive is to gain and keep power at the expense of any notion of progress.
by WanderingLands
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Good philosophy vs bad philosophy
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: Good philosophy vs bad philosophy

A 'good philosophy', for me, would be one that is most thought through and developed in a highly mature manner, and also one that keeps growing in depth, due in part by the Philosopher's continuing endeavor for Truth. A 'bad philosophy', or a more suitable term, an immature philosophy, would be dogm...
by WanderingLands
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: Exercises for the Mind & Body
Replies: 12
Views: 3611

Re: Exercises for the Mind & Body

Yes, indeed. The mind and body can actually work in harmony with one another as is the meaning of 'being one with the Universe'. So, when you are dying, as happens to thousands every hour, is the Universe dying too? No, and I did not mean it that way at all. I meant a spiritual connection between p...
by WanderingLands
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Rules

How important would you say that spelling and grammar are to communication? PhilX While what Trixie brought up may be true, I would say that spelling and grammar actually is important to communication; not only to learn the basics but the deeper nuances of language and communication overall, and if...
by WanderingLands
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukayama is at best naive about the utopist idea of 'liberal democracies' dominating human civilziation and continuity. Just look at the consolidated power that our world elites have; the US, NATO, UN, Bankers, etc., and look at how much coercion that they're causing in the world. There's no...
by WanderingLands
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3278

Re: Do You Physically Exercise to Help Improve Your Insights

Bill Wiltrack wrote: If so, what particular exercises do you do and why?
Not those exercises in those GIFs, I can tell you that.
by WanderingLands
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Thinking About Following This Guy - Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Thinking About Following This Guy - Gurmeet Ram Rahim Si

Anyone that would advocate that kind of mutilation is a cult leader. If I were you, I'd be more acquainted in the knowledge of cults and manipulation, if you want to find truth and/or not do anything that you would regret.
by WanderingLands
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Internet language influence
Replies: 20
Views: 5332

Re: Internet language influence

With respect to English, I think the internet has weakened our communications. Even with spellcheckers, many mistakes are turning up. Also with the social media, I think our direct contact with others had dwindled. I've been out of school for years. Do classes such as English class teach grammar sk...
by WanderingLands
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Internet language influence
Replies: 20
Views: 5332

Re: Internet language influence

I think in one angle that the Internet will dominate more so language desolation, when considering that most people today, when typing, use incorrect grammar and even letters to substitute for actual words. Then again, that's just my opinion; what's your response, Phil?
by WanderingLands
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Questions for Buddhists.
Replies: 88
Views: 8868

Re: Questions for Buddhists.

Here's my question for you Trixie. Have you been able to attain non-existence? If so, why are you on the internet; as you may know, the internet is something, yes?