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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Free Will

 Post subject: Re: Free Will
Posted: 22 Sep 2015, 1:54 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,371


Do you say this "off-the-cuff" or do you have a reason beside your imagination to correct my statement? If you have "sources" trot them out so we all may see which "...go higher, and others may go (even) lower." Very funny, but I did not see any source coming from you ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Free Will

 Post subject: Re: Free Will
Posted: 22 Sep 2015, 5:01 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,371


I'll tell you how: Experts now claim genetics only account for approx. 10% of our tendency to over eat, smoke, etc..., the rest is YOU and can be changed. If a person would rather believe instead of 10% the number should be closer to 100% they've just given up and just haven't explored all the poss...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Free Will

 Post subject: Re: Free Will
Posted: 20 Sep 2015, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,371


There are other purposes as to why punishment can be beneficial, provided it's done in a fair way. There's the purpose of rehabilitation, deterrence, protecting society, and other purposes to punishment. It's not always (and should never be) about satisfying one's barbaric urges for vengeance or ret...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people fear that free will might not exist?

Posted: 03 Feb 2015, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 1,618


Fnord wrote:
If there is no free will, then our concept of justice is severely flawed.


All the more reason to adjust our concept of justice accordingly rather than to pretend free will exists.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Does Pope Francis kick ass?

Posted: 29 Oct 2014, 11:08 pm 

Replies: 107
Views: 5,183


Any updates regarding what the Pope has done thus far? Anything worth praising him for?

No? Thought so ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Teacher informs students of evolution lies in textbooks

Posted: 22 Mar 2014, 8:36 am 

Replies: 276
Views: 7,143


Science has not yet shown creation to be true. Evolution, on the other hand, is a scientific fact.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I can certainly see why some people are single.

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 7:26 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 3,190


I wouldn't call it socially awkward behavior. Maybe in real life he knows all the social rules well, but doesn't do as well online. I've seen such people do really embarrassing things online on Facebook when in real life, they do just fine.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I can certainly see why some people are single.

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 3,190


No, it wasn't clear. Not everyone is familiar with what OKC is like, and she didn't mention where she answered it. The first intuitive thought for many would've been either in the forum or by PM. You evil MCalavera, how comes you don't understand the OKC world? Because of a lack of interest to get ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I can certainly see why some people are single.

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 5:19 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 3,190


No, it wasn't clear. Not everyone is familiar with what OKC is like, and she didn't mention where she answered it. The first intuitive thought for many would've been either in the forum or by PM.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I can certainly see why some people are single.

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 9:37 am 

Replies: 63
Views: 3,190


At first, I thought he did nothing wrong. Then I realized the context better and figured it out. This was not on a public OkC forum nor did it start by private message. Hale_Bopp was minding her own business answering one of the questions that OkC throws at the members, and he barged in and started ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Thoughts on Christianity and Sun God Worship?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,065


Sounds like an interpretation after the fact . Their Messiah ended up failing by being crucified, so they had to find some passage in the OT that would somehow support that the Messiah was supposed to fail at first. And they managed to come up with one or two. To the disagreement of the Jews of cour...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Thoughts on Christianity and Sun God Worship?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 7:11 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,065


Te whole Jesus linked to Sun God worship is based on very poor scholarship (if it could even be called scholarship). Aside from a possible exception of Robert Price, no relevant expert (even outside of the Christian circle) accepts this as true. Even Richard Carrier, a mythicist, rejects it. Anyway,...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Religion and brainwashing

Posted: 10 Mar 2014, 9:03 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,211


Yeah, don't be afraid to let go. It'll be a great relief, I promise.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Who are the Self Proclaimed Nice Guys here?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 255
Views: 9,438


I don't think BrianRuns or billiscool are Nice Guys ™. Brian is, I think, someone with very low self-esteem, which is combined with desperation and a sense of being doomed. Not a good combination. Bill, well, just isn't very cool at all and is pretty clueless. Concerning Brian, all this is linked t...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Who are the Self Proclaimed Nice Guys here?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 255
Views: 9,438


How many of those nice guys end up stalking and backstabbing? That's not typical nice guy behavior. That's more like a psychopath who shouldn't be lumped in the same category as genuinely nice guys (even if he refers to himself as nice). That's kind of my point. A truly nice person wouldn't do thos...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Who are the Self Proclaimed Nice Guys here?

Posted: 06 Mar 2014, 1:17 pm 

Replies: 255
Views: 9,438


How many of those nice guys end up stalking and backstabbing? That's not typical nice guy behavior. That's more like a psychopath who shouldn't be lumped in the same category as genuinely nice guys (even if he refers to himself as nice).
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