Mike Heffner

  • Simon. Please pay attention this time. If human rights barely existed in the 5th century, the 9th century the 13th century and only started emerging with the SECULARIZATION of Europe…then how can Christianity take credit for it? That’s so fucking ridiculous, especially considering the lengths the church has gone to in order to stop it. It’s like…[Read more]

  • Christian morality is not 100% terrible. There are plenty of good bits there too.

    You can say the very same thing about the Roman empire. What I’m interested in is the so called success of Christian morality as a stepping stone between the Roman Empire and the modern west. Humanism grew out of the enlightenment. And the enlightenment was a…[Read more]

  • That is the problem with Catholic morality

    There is no meaningful morality without the consideration for the suffering of others. Indifference makes your morality empty and nothing but words. What is most shocking about all of these accounts, is not just the cover-ups, which were terrible, but when Church leaders were informed about it, most…[Read more]

  • Thanks, Reg!

  • He’s a hypnotist/social-pressureist. People have been doing it for years. Some of his victims actually experience change (in their minds) and believe something miraculous happened. It’s not that hard to motivate people into believing incredible things based on a good show and huge smiles and confidence. Others simply go along with whatever the…[Read more]

  • I would actually recommend the CBC news over BBC. CBC has actual commentary and fact checking and isn’t in the slightest afraid to be critical of international or American topics. A few reporters lived in Washington for dozens of years.

    cbc.ca/news

    Yes. Sweden is going through major cultural transitions. Immigrants cannot get citizenship until…[Read more]

  • Because of the ultra leftist bent, if a Swede questions the status quo they are immediately labeled a fascist-racist and are out of the union and jobless.

    There is a major difference between “respecting the status quo” and someone who turns a work office into an unpleasant toxic enviroment introducing sex, religion, politics, race etc. into the…[Read more]

  • That vile Christian hate preacher has now also been banned from preaching his faith in Ireland.

    Inciting people to commit crimes is a crime in all of Europe/Canada/Aust/NZ. Inciting murder can get you locked up and for good reason.

    A country is absolutely insane to allow a person who incites murder to come into their country for any reason.…[Read more]

  • Thanks, Reg!

  • That’s what philosophy is supposed to be there for, in my opinion. I can understand the pursuit of pure knowledge, etc., but it is also supposed to be a kind of guide for life.

    That’s an extremely narrow view of a narrow set of branches of philosophy. “How to live your life” may be an added benefit from some works of philosophy and certainly a l…[Read more]

  • The free will article is a major disappointment. For two big reasons. First, once again, it’s widdled down to “I don’t know how a deterministic universe would allow free will” which is a pretty typical argument. Which is okay, more or less, though a standard “We don’t know” would be a lot more intellectually honest than “I just can’t see how it is…[Read more]

  • OMG, you Europeans and your quaint grip on tradition. Step aside, or just assimilate already. Resistance is futile. Language and religion evolve, dog!

    Gross.

  • Thanks, Reg!

  • Reading the texts of Islam, Judaism and Christianity I honestly don’t think there is any way to pick which one has the most vicious revolting God who is a wolf dressed sometimes in teddy bear outfit (or atleast a radiant brilliance, sometimes one of love and forgiveness). The Torrah has an unbearably cruel vicious god. Allah in many surrahs is…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Jordan Peterson definition of God in the forum Theism 3 weeks ago

    Simon, could you please quote an actual philosopher who has used any of those terms in a philosophical work. Name of philosopher and name of philosophical work where they clearly and unambiguously use those terms. You seem to be confusing the study of ethics in other fields with moral philosophy, which is done strictly within the confines of…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Sunday School April 28th 2019 in the forum Group logo of Sunday SchoolSunday School 3 weeks ago

    Perhaps Spain owes the Americas reparations for all the damage.

    Spaniards in general are quick to recognise the horrors that the kingdom of Spain (as well as its republics) committed in the past. They are deeply ashamed of the brutality of Christian missionary work, virtual enslavement of people, mass murder and the inquisition. There is a…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Jordan Peterson definition of God in the forum Theism 3 weeks ago

    Simon the two authors you quoted are psychologists (and one is also a linguist). They are not philosophers nor do they speak with authority in philosophy (as you alude to) nor in ethics. It’s one thing to say “I read two books about this topic by two psychologists” it is another to say that these concepts are well established in moral philosophy.…[Read more]

  • here in USA (as you correctly allude to), the word in typical conversations means more than just a “default” position

    If thats the case then Americans have once again co-opted a word and added meaning to it which already has it’s own word (humanism or “new atheism”) which leads to great confusion in the Anglo-Saxon world and outside (atheist mea…[Read more]

  • It’s well understood in the field of moral philosophy, under the domain of “reputation” and universal monitoring and moral evaluation.

    I have no idea what that is supposed to mean. Moral evaluation is part of deontological ethics so I don’t know how you could throw watery poetic definitions into it. Could you please briefly describe what the f…[Read more]

  • I guess he means, God makes everyone equal.

    Jordan Peterson is a misogynist pig, racist, homophobic and very insulting of those with no religion. Being equal and any form of meaningful equality is completely absent in his writings. Women serve a lower simple purpose and are so some extent subservient to men. LGTB don’t deserve respect or rights…[Read more]

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