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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I'm sick of young Americans obsessing over communism!

Posted: Today, 3:55 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 672


PassingThrough wrote:
there are some teachers and professors who are trying to turn the young wannabe communists into real communists.


Please show me one....just one example where this has ever happened in the history of the USA?

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Why Are TV Adverts Getting So Stupid?

Posted: Today, 1:58 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 455


The fact the ad caught your attention means the advertisers objective was achieved. It also answers your question. Well, one of the objectives. The ultimate goal of the ad is to make a sale, though advertisers do often behave as though the persuasion step is a foregone conclusion, and shove their p...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I'm sick of young Americans obsessing over communism!

Posted: Today, 1:54 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 672


Higher education is not just about jobs. It's about broadening ones mind. I just don't see it. When higher education stopped teaching people HOW to think, and started teaching them WHAT to think, that's when the broadening of minds ended, and people started letting other people do their thinking fo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Disturbing Passages in Holy Books

Posted: Yesterday, 9:52 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 2,798


TwilightPrincess wrote:
It can be hard for believers to know where to draw the line with a work supposedly inspired by God. Some follow just the nice bits. I can respect that, but it’s not for me.


Human beings are very practical when it comes to where they choose to draw lines and invoke god.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Disturbing Passages in Holy Books

Posted: Yesterday, 9:50 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 2,798


There are any number of problematic verses like this in holy books. Followers typically engage in apologetics and mental gymnastics to work around it. Been there, done that. Yes it starts with cognitive dissonance. The mental gymnastics is to remove cognitive dissonance, For example in the US Artic...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Disturbing Passages in Holy Books

Posted: Yesterday, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 2,798


It’s sort of similar to the racism in the Book of Mormon which I talked about in this thread earlier: 2 Nephi 5:21: And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Disturbing Passages in Holy Books

Posted: Yesterday, 9:34 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 2,798


The colors are verbs. Not nouns. Upon the day of judgement...you will have your face...given some color. Its obviously not talking about what your skin color was already in life. I do get that, but here's the thing, If you are Sub-saharan muslim who follows the literal meaning of the Quran who read...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Soon you will be rooting FOR the Taliban.

Posted: Yesterday, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 742


The professor drew a free hand map of Britain on the chock board and talked about how one occasion Roman Britian was attacked by Barbarian tribes simultaneously from...Ireland, Scotland, and Scandanavia. Couldnt be a coincidence. They must planned the attacks to be simultaneous. So there must have ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Soon you will be rooting FOR the Taliban.

Posted: Yesterday, 9:17 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 742


Yes. If you start the clock at the Iron Age then yes...the Celtic Britons were the first. Technically no, The first were the Palaeolithic builders of stonehenge, According to genetic records this megalithic culture were completely wiped out by the Bell-Beaker people, a warlike patriarchal Indo-Euro...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Disturbing Passages in Holy Books

Posted: Yesterday, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 2,798


“Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alon...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Disturbing Passages in Holy Books

Posted: Yesterday, 8:53 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 2,798


At the time the holy books were written the moral compass of people was not the same. Eye for eye and slavery and smiting one's enemies and taking women and children as booty was commonplace, Not surprisingly the vengeful "god" of the old testament seemed to also be into this type of stuff...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I'm sick of young Americans obsessing over communism!

Posted: Yesterday, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 672


I honestly don't get what attracts people to communism. It's such a depressing, joyless ideology, and it's actually pretty frightening for people who live under communist regimes (especially if they don't support the government).. I think philosopher Bertrand Russell accurately defined it as a &quo...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Unmasking

 Post subject: Re: Unmasking
Posted: Yesterday, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 51


^Pretty sure it's that. You just get tired of doing it. Particularly as it doesn't even help a lot of the time. Gradually the amount you care about fitting in erodes away and you mask less and less. That's my opinion. Other things like old age, alcohol and natural nuerodegeneration means we are les...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Unmasking

 Post subject: Re: Unmasking
Posted: Yesterday, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 51


I I think most older people slowly get sick of conforming to societal expectations, so they start saying what is on their minds, rather than trying to be polite. They don’t care what other people think of them and they realise that time is finite, so why waste it on not saying and doing what you wa...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Soon you will be rooting FOR the Taliban.

Posted: Yesterday, 7:05 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 742


The continental Germanic tribes invaded...drove the Celtic Britons west ward. The later became the Welsh. Some fled across the Channel to the tip of France and became the Breton in France. The Germanic Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and Frisians, became the English. The settlement of Anglo-Saxons into Brit...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Soon you will be rooting FOR the Taliban.

Posted: Yesterday, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 742


Yes. If you start the clock at the Iron Age then yes...the Celtic Britons were the first. Technically no, The first were the Palaeolithic builders of stonehenge, According to genetic records this megalithic culture were completely wiped out by the Bell-Beaker people, a warlike patriarchal Indo-Euro...
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