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    Thread: What's the difference between "self righteous" and "righteous" ?
Post: RE: What's the difference between "self righteous"...

(04-09-2024, 12:08 PM)Dexta Wrote: So the context of my posting this thread is due to a colleague saying I'm "self righteous" because I said I'd only fly in an emergency due to the enormous greenhou...
mordant Philosophy and Ethics 41 300 04-11-2024, 02:35 AM
    Thread: God Doesn't Exist
Post: RE: God Doesn't Exist

(04-10-2024, 05:44 PM)pattylt Wrote: I lost any respect for WLC when it was pointed out that his debate style is to overwhelm his opponent with multiple arguments and if any one of them aren’t count...
mordant Atheism & Theism 128 1,213 04-11-2024, 02:26 AM
    Thread: The Theist's Problem
Post: RE: The Theist's Problem

(04-07-2024, 05:46 AM)Rhythmcs Wrote: If there's a vacuum, and it's a religion shaped vacuum (ie it satisfies durkheims functional criteria)...what sort of religion would you fill it with?I see reli...
mordant Atheism & Theism 16 203 04-09-2024, 02:06 AM
    Thread: The Theist's Problem
Post: RE: The Theist's Problem

(04-06-2024, 11:56 PM)The Paladin Wrote: I wonder if philosophy isn't stepping up or is it that the rest of us just refuse to listen to good advice?Lol -- well I think that's definitely in play, but...
mordant Atheism & Theism 16 203 04-09-2024, 01:56 AM
    Thread: The Doomed Plight of the Righteous Worshiper
Post: RE: The Doomed Plight of the Righteous Worshiper

(04-08-2024, 06:22 PM)airportkid Wrote: You devote your life to being righteous.  You obey all the religious covenants and rules and demands.  You give alms to the poor.  You give hours to prayer an...
mordant Atheism & Theism 5 62 04-09-2024, 01:47 AM
    Thread: War in Gaza and Israel
Post: RE: War in Gaza and Israel

(04-05-2024, 03:08 PM)brewerb Wrote: (04-05-2024, 01:59 PM)Chas Wrote: Being anti-Israeli actions or policy is not being anti-Semitic. I agree, but I'm hearing a lot more antisemitic chatter where...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 192 3,623 04-06-2024, 10:49 PM
    Thread: The Far Right follies (topical thread)
Post: RE: The Far Right follies (topical thread)

(04-06-2024, 05:26 PM)airportkid Wrote: I had no idea that eclipses were disasters, or unexpected.  Good thing we have MTG around to keep us properly terrorized.IDK if it's religious people behind i...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 2,356 61,372 04-06-2024, 10:44 PM
    Thread: The Theist's Problem
Post: RE: The Theist's Problem

(04-06-2024, 02:44 AM)Rhythmcs Wrote: Any philosophy shared by a community that proposes what must be done and what can never be done, the shape of A Good Life, is a religion.My point is that societ...
mordant Atheism & Theism 16 203 04-06-2024, 10:37 PM
    Thread: The Theist's Problem
Post: RE: The Theist's Problem

(04-05-2024, 08:13 PM)airportkid Wrote: The theist experiences something in the real world he deems important but can't explain, so says his god is responsible.  And stops there.  Makes no attempt t...
mordant Atheism & Theism 16 203 04-06-2024, 01:43 AM
    Thread: God Doesn't Exist
Post: RE: God Doesn't Exist

(04-01-2024, 08:05 PM)Paleophyte Wrote: (04-01-2024, 02:36 PM)Inkubus Wrote: Here you go: The Laws Underlying The Physics of Everyday Life Are Completely Understood You're welcome. OK, I have to ...
mordant Atheism & Theism 128 1,213 04-03-2024, 10:59 PM
    Thread: In Business News.....
Post: RE: In Business News.....

(04-02-2024, 07:33 AM)Cavebear Wrote: (04-01-2024, 11:56 PM)mordant Wrote: The DJT stock is a pump-and-dump scheme designed to raise $ from schmucks willing to pay for his legal defense. But i...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 10 146 04-03-2024, 03:06 AM
    Thread: The U.S. Presidential Election (topical thread)
Post: RE: The U.S. Presidential Election (topical thread...

(04-02-2024, 08:37 PM)Dānu Wrote: Power always accumulates in those that already have it.  Politics is about the orderly enactment of the will of the powers that be in a society.  If you have an alt...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 7,754 277,093 04-03-2024, 03:00 AM
    Thread: The U.S. Presidential Election (topical thread)
Post: RE: The U.S. Presidential Election (topical thread...

(04-02-2024, 04:34 PM)Cavebear Wrote: While not dedicated to any Party, I sometimes imagine a US where it was Gore, Clinton, and then Obama. A government of logic and help to the downtrodden.  A gov...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 7,754 277,093 04-02-2024, 06:22 PM
    Thread: In Business News.....
Post: RE: In Business News.....

The DJT stock is a pump-and-dump scheme designed to raise $ from schmucks willing to pay for his legal defense.
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 10 146 04-01-2024, 11:56 PM
    Thread: Is Universal Basic Income a good solution for the future?
Post: RE: Is Universal Basic Income a good solution for ...

(03-29-2024, 05:34 PM)pattylt Wrote: I have a question… What if the law was changed so that you can accumulate all the wealth you can but…you can’t pass it on? You can give it away to charity or r...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 34 389 03-29-2024, 06:29 PM
    Thread: God Doesn't Exist
Post: RE: God Doesn't Exist

(03-29-2024, 02:31 PM)airportkid Wrote: My favorite reason there are no gods is they have been relentlessly sought for centuries by every stripe of mind from loco to genius and to this day no credib...
mordant Atheism & Theism 128 1,213 03-29-2024, 06:06 PM
    Thread: Political Watch
Post: RE: Political Watch

(03-25-2024, 05:35 PM)pattylt Wrote: It’s more than just raising the age.  It also reduces or eliminates (can’t remember which) spousal and children’s benefits due to death. They really are monste...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 2,136 69,527 03-29-2024, 01:07 AM
    Thread: Moscow Terror Attack
Post: RE: Moscow Terror Attack

(03-26-2024, 10:28 AM)epronovost Wrote: (03-26-2024, 02:51 AM)Fireball Wrote: No, they just beat the ever-loving fuck out of prisoners and/or put them in cold enough "rooms" that nature does the r...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 38 508 03-29-2024, 01:00 AM
    Thread: The trump chronicles (topical thread)
Post: RE: The trump chronicles (topical thread)

(03-23-2024, 10:24 PM)pattylt Wrote: Any group that has held power, or thinks they hold power, will become more and more extreme in their views as they see that they are losing that power.  It’s tru...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 16,615 342,271 03-29-2024, 12:54 AM
    Thread: Is Universal Basic Income a good solution for the future?
Post: RE: Is Universal Basic Income a good solution for ...

(03-28-2024, 10:51 PM)Minimalist Wrote: My gut instinct tells me that it will fail for the same reason communism failed and capitalism is failing.  Human nature.Human nature will corrupt all process...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 34 389 03-29-2024, 12:45 AM
    Thread: God can Ground Objective Morality
Post: RE: God can Ground Objective Morality

(03-22-2024, 08:03 PM)SteveII Wrote: Horn 2-Morality is arbitrary, dependent solely on God's will: This option suggests that what is morally good is good simply because God commands it, and not beca...
mordant Philosophy and Ethics 139 1,914 03-28-2024, 11:25 PM
    Thread: Is Prayer Ethical?
Post: RE: Is Prayer Ethical?

(03-23-2024, 01:15 PM)Aliza Wrote: (03-23-2024, 11:51 AM)Dexta Wrote: But what about the "absolves responsibility" implication of prayer? To illustrate, a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses knocked on ...
mordant Philosophy and Ethics 97 1,095 03-28-2024, 10:24 PM
    Thread: Is Universal Basic Income a good solution for the future?
Post: RE: Is Universal Basic Income a good solution for ...

(03-22-2024, 08:19 PM)Inkubus Wrote: And the idea needs to be globally agreed upon before it can be implemented. Good luck with that.Depends on the implementation. Nothing says it has to be the same...
mordant World News, Politics and Current Events 34 389 03-28-2024, 10:19 PM
    Thread: What book(s) are you currently reading?
Post: RE: What book(s) are you currently reading?

The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Hienlien called it the "best SF book he had ever read" and I'm inclined to agree it's damn good. Set in the distant future after the destructi...
mordant Movies, Television, Art and Literature 729 70,447 03-19-2024, 01:57 AM
    Thread: UFOs: No Longer Crazy?
Post: RE: UFOs: No Longer Crazy?

(03-18-2024, 10:39 AM)OakTree500 Wrote: In my opinion, so far at least, its much much more likely that the various governments of the world have some tech that we aren't told about [not in a conspir...
mordant Spirituality, Pseudoscience and Conspiracy Theories 2,059 105,778 03-19-2024, 01:44 AM