jakelafort

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Godly Being in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Johan, do you understand how worthless your defense is? Did Reg get through to you?

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Godly Being in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Simon, i don’t think your thrive jive is completely off-base but it strikes me as somewhat idiosyncratic.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Godly Being in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Who doesn’t?

    Lets see? Masochists, flagellants, nuns, various monks…
    Now if you point out that one woman’s revulsion is another man’s thriving then what differentiates one life from another in terms of doing well?

    Why do whales beach themselves?

    If i seem to be pushing against thriving it is not really the case. I don’t have a strong opinion.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Relax in the forum All Things 420 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Simon, is it the pressure to thrive that makes weed a strong drive?

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Godly Being in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Conditions permitting, a seed grows to a bean stock and Jack climbs that bean stock. Pressure? It is the nature of life to grow, replicate, reproduce. Not sure pressure is the correct way to frame it. God makes little green apples. Poems are written by fools like you and me but only god can make a tree. What difference does it make what religious…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Godly Being in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Simon that is tortured analysis to produce a result consistent with your biases. It reminds me of the theist (is it Michael?) who comes off as insane in touting prophecy. Randomly examine some passages in literature and you can do the same thing-make the same claims. He does the same thing with events that appear to him consistent with biblical…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Godly Being in the forum Theism 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Simon are you disputing the point made by Davis-snyoptically stated that a text can not authenticate itself? Are you asserting that the bible is metaphorically true. What does that even mean? It is a text with sufficient ambiguity to imagine a metaphor? If it is a text inspired by god then why does it matter that they lacked a theory of evolution?…[Read more]

  • I am recovering, thanks Reg.

    First i heard about the after effects of the virus. It is scary. Wish that info were disseminated cuz it might discourage young’ns from being cavalier about protection.

  • Reg, i would characterize that as a corollary of the dangerous seminal idea that truth is subjective, amorphous or WHAT TRUMP SAYS IT IS. There is an inherent danger in giving a person with power deference or free reign to prevaricate, BS and speak authoritatively on topics beyond the speaker’s ken. If you substitute any half-wit, i mean ANY,…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 4 weeks ago

    *the fewer the barriers to dishonest discourse…

    I got lyme brain

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 4 weeks ago

    I guess i did not communicate effectively. A most dangerous idea is the normalization of playing fast and loose with objective truth. Your truth, my truth, Trump’s truth. Few in their right mind (who have not been indoctrinated) would deny the danger that religion poses. Faith is the ugly engine that enables religious lies.

    Presently there is in…[Read more]

  • Davis, you have made me think of a truly dangerous idea.

    Trump lies most of the time. His life is a lie. His persona is a lie. Nearly every assertion he makes is a lie. And his lies are not within the art of the possible. Those lies can be easily corroborated as lies. He has normalized lying without shame or suffering consequences.

    Religions…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Having experienced episodic back pain i can imagine how tough it is. It seems like ever stinking movement involves the back, something i had no clue before experiencing it.

    My business partner is an atheist. His reluctance to get on opiates is cuz he did not want to have his acuity affected. It is constant thinking for attorneys and he was…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Unseen you are correct. I was thinking of race horses.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    I am just recovering from third time with Lyme disease and it occurred to me that if i were to feel like this every day I would want to end my life. It is a case by case decision.

    I have read some promising articles in last few months on possibility of managing or even eliminating chronic pain.

    My business partner endured years of chronic pain…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    I think Davis is correct. Ya gotta give kid full disclosure including prospects for medical advances.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Wow that is one heck of a heart-rending hypothetical. (no, horses, get drugs to put em down)

    The one additional consideration is the prospect of medical advances to address chronic pain and disability. If a kid can hang on for 5 or 10 years there may be an answer.

  • jakelafort posted an update 1 month ago

    TURN YOUR DOGS IN IMMEDIATELY!

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Ideas are only dangerous because of how flawed we humans are. The free marketplace of ideas does not work because we do not work. We need to curtail some speech because of how flawed we are.

    Undoubtedly an idea is not ipso facto false because of the proponent.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic Are there dangerous ideas? in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    I was not familiar with the host, Michael Brooks but he just died. So no face-off between Harris and Brooks. That show was nonsense. They mischaracterized so many of his positions and it felt to me like they had some animus against Harris-wasn’t just a critique of his podcast. I notice they made some reference to Hitchens-“at least Hitchens…So…[Read more]

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