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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: The UCSB shooter--an Aspie with a rant against women

Posted: 27 May 2014, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 591
Views: 38,881


I suspect that this obsession with losing your virginity is mostly just a modern cultural construct. A lot of people talk as if getting laid is the main driving factor of life, and always has been. But think about it for a second! There are jobs that people have today (e.g. monks) where it is compul...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Real vs self proclaimed "nice guys"

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 3:18 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 4,313


Whatever happened to being a good man? Nothing. There are plenty of good men around, and they're great. I hope so. I sometimes find myself wondering what all these modern-day "nice guys" would do if faced with an actual morally testing situation. Oskar Schindler wasn't a "nice guy", he was an ambit...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Real vs self proclaimed "nice guys"

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 3:02 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 4,313


I really dislike the entire concept of a "nice guy". Everything about it is so anemic. As if the greatest thing you can aspire to is to be inoffensive and polite. Whatever happened to being a "good man"? Maybe that's too hard nowadays. It reminds me of that Jesus story, where Jesus points out that y...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Do you think abortion is wrong?

Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 8:29 am 

Replies: 95
Views: 6,519


I think that abortion is wrong . But it's not wrong enough to override the mother's freedom to control her own body. Something can be wrong , but not wrong enough to override a human's freedom to control their life. Everyone knows this, but some people conveniently forget it when it comes to abortio...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Did Jesus REALLY exist?

Posted: 16 Feb 2014, 8:20 am 

Replies: 292
Views: 12,838


I don't really understand why some ex-Christian atheists think it's extremely important to claim that Jesus never existed. What's the problem with Jesus existing? Do you really think that it's a slippery slope from "I believe that Jesus existed" to "I believe that Jesus had magic powers"? Those two ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Did Jesus REALLY exist?

Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 12:34 am 

Replies: 292
Views: 12,838


I think that Jesus existed. The story is full of awkward details that nobody would put into a story if they were making it up. Here is an example: you know that "census" that explains why Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem? Well, that census never happened. It's totally made up. Why is that census ma...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why support Universal Health Care

Posted: 12 Feb 2014, 8:16 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,121


So, I at least think it is the right thing to do. But it's still a tough subject for me, especially because I consider myself a conservative (American kind) in a conservative family. Should I consider myself a liberal now, seeing that I still live in and in fact born in America? It seems like a cri...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What are your beliefs?

Posted: 08 Feb 2014, 8:21 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 4,340


Important to whom, if not to me? Important by what standard, if not the standard of my life? Why would I make choices or take actions which I expect will bring me only misery and suffering? I mean important to you. Which is different from "likely to bring you happiness". Are you saying that there i...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Toxicity toward trans women online

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 1:23 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 860


Yup, it's pretty incredible. People just love to post a comment about their Amazing Opinion About How Trans Women Aren't Really Women Because Of DNA. They just have to tell you about this amazing opinion. They can't help it. Another really annoying thing is when pre-op trans women are called "traps"...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What are your beliefs?

Posted: 07 Feb 2014, 1:07 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 4,340


I believe that it's kind of gross to make it your life's goal to achieve personal happiness. You need to find something important enough that it's worth pursuing even if it makes you unhappy. If it makes you happy, well hey, that's a bonus. I believe that the most strange fact of life is that we hav...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Terrorist bombings

Posted: 06 Feb 2014, 3:25 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,732


"The "lesser jihad" is the physical struggle against the enemies of Islam . They need no outside effort to send them into their jihad or killing rage. You're contradicting yourself. Clearly, these "bloodthirsty Muslims" need to somehow decide which countries are "enemies of Islam". And how do they ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Terrorist bombings

Posted: 06 Feb 2014, 3:02 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,732


There's a dangerous tendency for people to ignore what terrorists actually say about their motivations. Bin Laden and his followers had been going on for years and years about what motivated them. They constantly referred to specific US political actions and alliances that they disagreed with. Then ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Be Yourself: I wish this phrase would go away

Posted: 05 Feb 2014, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,442


Had that sh** already. You simply dont get how much time and effort that takes. Faking that "sometimes" still means to spent tons on money on an complete Make up collection. (Easily more then 50$.) that you will then throw away every two years, hardly used because of it getting bad as well. (As exa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Thoughts on this Satiric News Clip

Posted: 05 Feb 2014, 9:13 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,738


This makes sport of the problems many verbal autistics have with interacting with others. I know it's meant to be a joke, but it makes me feel uncomfortable. It's true that some of the shallow gags are just "he talks funny lol". But there's usually some deeper gag where the autistic reporter shows ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Be Yourself: I wish this phrase would go away

Posted: 05 Feb 2014, 7:04 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,442


But faking to be another person, does not help it either, because then I will not be happy in that relationship, because of me not truly being in an relationship . I don't think this is true. For example, you say that you don't care about make-up and being sexy. But what if you wanted a relationshi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Thoughts on this Satiric News Clip

Posted: 05 Feb 2014, 4:01 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,738


The Onion's autistic reporter is a relatively positive representation of autistic people. Often, the joke is that he can see the silliness of a situation when nobody else can.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5ROoNT7-ZI[/youtube]
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