Davis

  • Davis replied to the topic US vs Russia in the forum Politics 3 days, 14 hours ago

    Davis, you certainly have Putin’s number. I would think after 100’s of years of asshole leadership, Russians would have had enough. I really don’t understand why they put up with it.

    Totally. First they had the mongol invasion. Then most Russians suffered the misery of serfdom for centuries. Then a violent revolution. Then a viole…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic US vs Russia in the forum Politics 5 days, 2 hours ago

    Regardless of the motivations for dropping those bombs, or how low all three leaders (Trump, May, Macron) and achievement-less they are right now…I consider it a next gain if (IF!) some chemical weapons factory was blown up. If it were against a terrorist target…I would be worried. But Assad’s is a cold calculating target who won’t respond by…[Read more]

  • Davis posted a new activity comment 5 days, 12 hours ago

    The idea that NGOs and Charities are made of optimistic, kind hearted, harmless do gooders is hopefully breaking apart. Most who work and volunteer actually are those things. But there are also monsters inside of them. Oxfam had volunteers in Haiti (and other countries) paid poor vulnerable local prostitutes for sex and there have been numerous…[Read more]

  • @davis and more specifically masochistic – the practice of self flagellation.

    Indeed. And then of course…the most horrid masochistic move that some people under certain circumstances make: marrying someone you don’t like and having cold pleasureless duty bound sex…all very agonising and yet enjoyable…because God and Jesus and stuff.

  • I don’t see the appeal, or the logic, apart from “being like Christ”. Maybe some people just want to be a “martyr” in life.

    Christ is not the most praiseworthy character in human generated fiction. Yes yes…he said some very progressive and kind natured things on the mount and he healed people with his magic and said kind…[Read more]

  • @davis, Autism by itself is such a broad, widely variable situation, that it’s hard for me to fit the extremes into one category.

    Yeah, after reading your post again, I realised that it was a sort of broad categorising. As for the article you posted…I’m as hesitant as you to take much of what they say too seriously. Just the a…[Read more]

  • In what way does religion require masochism?

    Wow. Where to start. Let’s first go with Judaism, Islam and some Christians: chopping off foreskins and for some of the above a religious/cultural propensity for carving out girls vaginas with a knife. Though to be honest this is more a case of child abuse than masochism. Very few…[Read more]

  • Somewhere, I read that narcissism is one neurological step away from high functioning autism

    Is narcisism (a mental condition/trait) so related to having (or almost having) high functioning autism (intelligence)? That’s pretty surprising. Could you quote your source?

  • Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 1 week, 4 days ago

    @tomsarbeck

    It very well could be the case. There have been no shortage of homophobic crusaders spitting out vile word vomit against LGTB, and then getting caught having gay sex…in a bathroom, in their own political office, via Grindr, in hotels under false names, with masseuses and escorts, and lets not forget the religious leaders who are a…[Read more]

  • Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 1 week, 4 days ago

    @danielw

    quote:

    ” think that, living in a homophobic country and culture, that someone like Jason Jones should be commended for his courage and fortitude. I know nothing else about him, but can’t help but admire this part of him, that he takes action in a big and public way, against culture persecution, to bring about change. How wonderful to s…[Read more]

  • Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 1 week, 5 days ago

    @zweifel

    Yes. A fitting quote. The cause of all pointless human suffering, is one one group of people dehumanise others. Making some people less than others. Usually the most vulnerable. Almost always by the most powerful.

    Religion usually excels at the dehumanisation game. Most especially abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism).…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Tyranny coming to you in the forum Politics 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    @David

    You won’t get any argument from me that the hate-laws in the UK and to a lesser extent in France are applied too broadly in some extraordinary cases. The Count Dankula one for example is a pretty difficult case to explain either way. However, hate-speech, extreme harassment, intimidation and threats exploded during the Brexit debate and…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Tyranny coming to you in the forum Politics 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    @Simon

    Says someone who has never suffered systematic verbal prejudice or systematic verbal attack on a daily basis because of skin colour or sexuality. Simon…it’s deplorable to consider all of this as simply provocation from both sides. When a Jewish person walks down the street and people shout “fuck off money grubbing Jew” there are no two…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Tyranny coming to you in the forum Politics 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    f words hurt feelings or myth made sensitivities then the more appropriate response to that hurt would be self assessment. Or counselling.

     

    If you are talking about ideas, ideologies and religious principles….yes. If we are talking about harassment, verbal attack and verbal prejudice/discrimination for skin colour, sexuality or happening to…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Tyranny coming to you in the forum Politics 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Yeah. Interestingly, Americans often seem so spoilt by the level of freedom of speech that they enjoy (which these days is about as free as any place in the world has ever been) that some think that freedom of the government telling you what to say (or being discriminated against by what you say) is equivalent to freedom to not pay a price for…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Tyranny coming to you in the forum Politics 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Europeans/Canadians/Aussies/NZers/Japanese have a notably different approach to freedom of Speech than America does. Europe has never ever had “free speech” like in the US and there isn’t even much of a movement asking for it.  In the United States the protection of individual speech is so extreme that someone can be nasty…almost to the point…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Whaaaaat????? in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

    “Diversity is code for white genocide.”

    This will be a long one…but it cannot be said in a short text. I think the word privilege is used way too much (another case of overusing a word until it loses its meaning and impact). Especially when it comes to checking people’s privilege, dismissing any criticism of the the marginalised or world eve…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Whaaaaat????? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    As well…a Tim Hortons opened up in Madrid…and has turned out extremely popular! Canadian food…que es eso? Now they all think Canadians diet consists of sandwiches, vegetable soup and donuts.

  • Davis replied to the topic Whaaaaat????? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Actually Jade…appart from Nanaimo bars…my favourite Canadian sweet/dessert are Turtles. I’d kill to have one!!!

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