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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The White House wants your doctor to teach you about global

Posted: 25 Jun 2015, 1:21 pm 

Replies: 56
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At first I was going to be outraged because doctors see patients for minutes at a time and that is purely a waste. I am already annoyed at being asked if my home has a smoke alarm every time I go for a checkup. If this is so crucial to a checklist, why not put it in my medical record? And if it's n...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Protecting hatred preserves freedom

Posted: 25 Jun 2015, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 857


Even if slavery had never existed and racial strife did not exist in the U.S. I still don't think it would be appropriate to fly the Confederate flag at a government building. It is secessionist. It is the flag of a would-be nation that didn't want to be part of the United States. It is integral to ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The White House wants your doctor to teach you about global

Posted: 25 Jun 2015, 12:47 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 1,291


At first I was going to be outraged because doctors see patients for minutes at a time and that is purely a waste. I am already annoyed at being asked if my home has a smoke alarm every time I go for a checkup. If this is so crucial to a checklist, why not put it in my medical record? And if it's no...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God doesn't seem to exist!

Posted: 23 Jun 2015, 7:14 pm 

Replies: 516
Views: 9,231


Theists have a rich philosophical tradition in ethics. Just pick up a book and read about philosophers like Leibniz, Kant, Kierkegaard, Kripke, & Plantinga, all the way back to thinkers like Cicero, Plato, Aristotle, Al-Ghazali, Avicenna, Al-Farazi, Augustine, Viswanathan, Confucius, Laozi, etc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Annoyed by "Newspeak"

 Post subject: Re: Annoyed by "Newspeak"
Posted: 23 Jun 2015, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 126
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I would rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard than to hear either of these remarks. That's Newspeak, right there. Why do so many now refer to a black board as a chalk board? Does it have something to do with the word 'black'? Is this word now only P.C. when referring to someone who isn't 'wh...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God doesn't seem to exist!

Posted: 23 Jun 2015, 5:29 am 

Replies: 516
Views: 9,231


Exactly. No theist that I know of has ever made the claim that atheists can't be good; what they will say is that if one accepts what atheists generally agree upon and hold to be true (ex. no absolute morality, material realm is all there is and needs to be, and so on), then they cannot justify eth...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God doesn't seem to exist!

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 516
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They are perfectly capable of love and any theist, fideist, or deist who believes that God or some deity made us this way, would be making a terribly inconsistent statement if they said that atheists don't have that capability. However, that is not what philosophers are arguing at all when they dis...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God doesn't seem to exist!

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 516
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They are perfectly capable of love and any theist, fideist, or deist who believes that God or some deity made us this way, would be making a terribly inconsistent statement if they said that atheists don't have that capability. However, that is not what philosophers are arguing at all when they dis...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What do people mean by White Culture?

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 3:33 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,305


White culture is also seen as emphasizing things like individualism, the protestant ethic and a deep suspicion that poverty is the fault of the impoverished. Also, white culture has a preoccupation with time not shared by many other cultures (i.e. being late is seen as disrespectful and a sign of p...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What do people mean by White Culture?

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 8:28 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,305


^^^^^ That's true. But the author is pointing out that U.S. blacks are called to account for "black culture" regardless of their own life circumstances. If a married black stockbroker with no hip hop on his ipod and a childhood in the suburbs is supposed to do soul searching about "bl...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Should The Conferdate Flag Be Banned Entirely?

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 8:20 am 

Replies: 100
Views: 2,385


Banned for personal use? Certainly not. But I don't think it should be flown on the flagpoles of government buildings. American flags signal inclusion in the United States and the state flags for each state signal sub-categories within the U.S. But what does the Confederate flag signal? It isn't a s...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God doesn't seem to exist!

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 8:06 am 

Replies: 516
Views: 9,231


Yes, there are some very good arguments out there that atheists could use to support their contention that the very concept of God is seriously flawed, and yet they consistently use the same old, tired arguments that do absolutely nothing to advance their cause. It's like they're not even trying, l...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What do people mean by White Culture?

Posted: 21 Jun 2015, 6:12 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,305


There isn't a monolith white culture in the U.S. but he did give a justification for the term "white culture". If that sounds shocking, think about this: how many times have we explicitly asked Black folks to address the ‘problems’ of Black culture, from fatherlessness to violent music to ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: White NAACP President pretends to be black

Posted: 18 Jun 2015, 7:02 pm 

Replies: 77
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If i wanted to be sympathetic, I might point out: Her parents are extreme christian fundamentalists who abused and traumatized her. Her attempt to live as a black person is part of how she has tried to distance herself from her horrible parents. But the schadenfreude is too good. Is this true? The ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: So what do y'all think of Rachel Dolezal?

Posted: 17 Jun 2015, 8:01 am 

Replies: 122
Views: 2,375


That was my point earlier. The reactions of white Americans to her self-identifying as black has been quite vocal because I suspect she has broken the last great taboo in "Caucasian America" of removing her "white privilege" as a member of God's chosen race (as many white Americ...
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