Davis

  • It’s interesting how decades ago, most Christian churches had no problem with abortion and the NRA supported gun control (as something obvious). Somehow over time evangelical nut jobs became influential in politics and many Americans have suffered ever since with hysterical ranting over issues that only become issues when some fundamentalist lu…[Read more]

  • Davis, I am proud to be an American and our Bush beer is the best beer in the world. Jesus is gonna come back and open a can of whip-ass on you, you devil worshiper. Euro-pussies can keep there beer over their, that shit is black as hell. -bubba

    I unreservedly apologise for the offence I have caused. These last 12 hours have given…[Read more]

  • Drawing the line between offensive and crude comments that weren’t necessary is a difficult one. Though I have to say unintended slights are far more forgivable. I think shaming accomplishes little. When you are part of a marginalised group…the endless “harmless” comments that have even a small demeaning or derogatory connotation add up and add…[Read more]

  • I don’t think its the best way to look at things. I think the failure should be placed inversely. There has been so much lingering doubt by so many Christians all peppered throughout  religious history. The insane amount of literary and philosophical works (and trickery) to justify God’s even existence again and again, and why a word-for-word ap…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic What is a right? in the forum Politics 1 month, 1 week ago

    There are reasons why people choose or value certain values. Most people value cooperative thriving. Adolf Hitler, or Isis, value(d) wholesale murder. Both sets of values are chosen for different reasons.

    You’re doing it again Simon. When you say most people you really mean “within a family unit or close community” and you’re…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic What is a right? in the forum Politics 1 month, 1 week ago

    some values are obviously derrived from facts.

    And this is an arbitrary assumption: other values could equally have been derived from those facts.

    No. That’s totally false. In some moral systems there is a logical answer to many moral problems, especially in deontological ones and consequentialism. If the…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic What is a right? in the forum Politics 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    If we say that the values derived from facts are “obvious”, then we are already assuming values.

    Sorry Simon but you are mixing up two different things. First the axioms that ground a moral system. These are incredibly subjective and while someone may put some rational thought into it…they all remain statements which are…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic What is a right? in the forum Politics 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Values cannot be derived from sets of facts.

    Of course they can. Values have always come from a hybrid of assumed axioms (highly conceptual moral frameworks and/or dictated norms) along with facts. The first is almost but not entirely exclusive of facts) the second can use facts to various degrees and various use of logic). The…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic What is a right? in the forum Politics 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    It’s a human instinct to wish to treat others ethically,

    Then why are most of of tribesmen in the interior of Brazil, remote Africa and Papua New Guinea agressive if not violent to all outsiders who enter their territory…including unarmed women and children? Perhaps you mean treat those within their family unit, perhaps wit…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic What is a right? in the forum Politics 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Theoretical rights aren’t irrelevant. Activists in countries without human rights still use a template to fight for them (even if they never arrive). Frequently activists in developing countries aspire (and sometimes citizens) towards a set of high level human rights which could only be realised in one’s fantasies and yet some are. It’s a case of…[Read more]

  • Empathy isn’t particularly necessary nor useful if you don’t suffer or even know what suffering is. While it may be contentious when it’s said that ants or lobsters don’t suffer the way we do (per internalised pain amongst other arguments) I’m of the opinion that at the very least, pondscum doesn’t suffer in any way we would ever recognise and…[Read more]

  • I put it down to bullying, narcissistic parents. So how do adults have more empathy than children?

    I have to say from my own personal experience, in the western developed world…especially in anglo-saxon countries, there is an enormous amount of cruelty when we are young at the playground, between brothers and…[Read more]

  • Very nice Sunday school Reg

  • And if my clueless democratic party equates every allegation with automatic guilt we are done for and liberals should hang our heads in shame

    Oh God not you too. First of all per your claim that women go for assholes, and by the way that is a ludicrous argument usually made by misogynistic pick up artists…where is your evidence…[Read more]

  • I think we need to stop this idea that “men are all assholes and women are all victims” because it’s creating a huge divide between men and women.

    Jesus Christ who let this cliché mysogenist onto our website? Asianne you perfectly typify the “men are the victim” stereotype. Just spot on. When women fight back…it’s the oh no…po…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Is Atheism a Religion? in the forum Theism 2 months ago

    usefulness and the history of belief

    All I’m saying is, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a good analogy because it bears no relation to everyday life, whereas the God of Christianity and Islam is intimately connected with everyday life. So, we cannot compare the two.

    Any my response is that it is nonsense, a…[Read more]

  • All these rich bitches complaining is making it more dangerous for those of us who have serious shit happening and now we really have nowhere to turn

    Are you trying to say that the experience of rich women who were sexually assaulted is more trivial than poor women who were sexually assaulted? Are you proposing that rich women who…[Read more]

  • Women have been ignored, not believed or punished for being the victim of abuse, in numbers most of us wouldn’t possibly believe were true if it weren’t for witnesses and the sheer number of people who can attest to a persons sexual sleaziness and assault. A movement has started to stop avoiding the police who often ignore you, fear not the crowd…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Is Atheism a Religion? in the forum Theism 2 months ago

    Has the Flying Spaghetti Monster caused a book with genuine wisdom in it, to be written? Does the Flying Spaghetti Monster help people in their everyday lives?

    Would you please stop appealing to usefulness and the history of belief of something as somehow relevant to the existance of Gods?. As many of us have been over this…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Is Atheism a Religion? in the forum Theism 2 months ago

    Simon you are failing to distinguish between two things. One being the ability to have absolute certainty. The other one being default skepticism vs. Cultural-motional-conditioning. In no system ever used could you prove anything absolutely is as you say so. Its an annoying yet true thing. We don’t and so at cannot know everything. A tiny sliver…[Read more]

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