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Simon Paynton replied to the topic Is a little injustice sometimes necessary for a democracy in the forum Politics 1 day, 18 hours ago
This is a good question to which I have returned. “Fairness” or “justice” is made up of each concerned individual’s feelings. If one person concerned has reasonable grounds not to be happy with the benefit or harm they have received (utilitarianism), then fairness (justice) has been violated. Thus, justice and utilitarianism are co…[Read more]
@Jim – Why do church steeples have lightening rods? At first they argued against installing them as they did in Europe when the Church saw applying for insurance for your ship and its cargo as offensive. If it was going to happen it was the will of their god so there was no point having any.
When the minister leaves church to drive home does he…[Read more]
Yes, the courts gave similar reasons for keeping monument crosses and even Confederate statues. They stated that they were “traditional” and “historical” instead and that a concrete crucifix was not just “religious”.
I used the following line whenever I get the chance, when debating;
Why do you wear a crucifix around your neck?
To remind me…[Read more]
“we consider the inclusion of similar words to be a ceremonial, longstanding practice as an optional means of completing an oath.”
This excuse continues to prevent America from progressing…
Folks like Patrick and Trump can sacrifice themselves and the nation would be better off for it. Natural selection at its finest. Something tells me…[Read more]
And about determinism, which I believe in strongly, I don’t see why it should necessarily invalidate an urge or request to repent.
Yes, you have no choice but to act irrationally. 😉 I really don’t feel strongly one way or the other on determinism, freewill or duality. And the religious bent towards free will does not drive me towards determinism.
With religion so long ingrained into society, religious words are often seen to be just traditional words.
Once we made human sacrifices to appease the gods; now, we’re told, we must do the same to appease the markets. A country cannot be a world leader if its government is failing its people. This is what happens when an administration s…[Read more]
Here’s my favourite stoner jam, a compilation of my favourite DJ, Klangkunst, that I put together. (Might need to download file.)
Carl Cox rocks!
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