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by Gnostic Bishop
July 26th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

That is quite the wish list. Good luck with it. You seem to blame the rich for much of our ecological woes, and while they own their share, it is the vast majority and our eating habits that are killing the environment tihat sustains us and all other life. If you can, watch the documentary made for...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 26th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

That is quite the wish list. Good luck with it. You seem to blame the rich for much of our ecological woes, and while they own their share, it is the vast majority and our eating habits that are killing the environment tihat sustains us and all other life. If you can, watch the documentary made for ...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 25th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

I do not believe in equal outcome while I champion equal opportunity. We are a hierarchical species and if we did not seek to be fittest, we would likely go extinct. At this point in our collective history, if we had equal outcomes as you want, then the standards of excellence that only the rich can...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 25th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

You just want to fly. Do so on this issue.

Regards
DL
by Gnostic Bishop
July 25th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us? Taxation determines what poverty levels will exist within it’s demographic form. It controls the graph shown below. Governments control taxation and thus control poverty levels directly. Imagine if you will, the real truth of that taxation, if...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 25th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Yes, I have a sense of self. Yes, I make choices but my choices are not free from constraints. My choices are inevitable choices which are determined by variables. I am not free. I am a prisoner of causality. I am not trying to convince you of anything. I am merely sharing my thoughts about the nat...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 25th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

I found the book to be very revealing about our sense of self. I used to think that I am an immortal soul - a permanent entity with a free will and that other humans and other sentient organisms are also the same. In reality, we are all impermanent processes lacking free will. We are faulty mechani...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 24th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Please read The Self Illusion: Why There is No 'You' Inside Your Head . Thank you. You have painted yourself into a corner. If the you you speak of did not put the reply I answered to, then who wrote it? Have you forgotten the test in post 45? Care to try it? Regards DL Your test in post 45 makes n...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 24th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Our sense of self is an illusion. There is no permanent entity, only an impermanent ever changing construct which behaves entirely according to deterministic causality. Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Oyi1T-HmU Please read The Self Illusion: Why There is No 'You' Inside Your Head . T...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 24th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Our sense of self is an illusion. There is no permanent entity, only an impermanent ever changing construct which behaves entirely according to deterministic causality. Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Oyi1T-HmU Of course we are restricted by nature and physics. Only a fool would thin...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 22nd, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

[ We are not culpable. We are deterministic prisoners of causality doomed to suffer and die. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jCfAeD8iWE Absolutely; to a point governed by nature and physics. We still have a free will as tests based on our ability to give it up show. I E. If I asked you ...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 18th, 2019, 2:22 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

[ We are not culpable. We are deterministic prisoners of causality doomed to suffer and die. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jCfAeD8iWE Absolutely; to a point governed by nature and physics. We still have a free will as tests based on our ability to give it up show. I E. If I asked you ...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 17th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

No evolution is not the cause of extinction. Failure to adapt to change is the cause for extinction. All individual members of a species eventually fail to adapt and consequently die. Most species are already extinct (as much as 99.99% of all species to ever evolve on Earth are already extinct beca...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 17th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Thanks for telling me about where the speech comes from. We could have nanobots doing the pollinating if the autotrophic bees stop pollinating. I am not talking about wiping out existing living things. I am talking about genetically engineering them so that they can photosynthesise the way plants d...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 16th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Compassionist We are on the same page, but your focus might be putting the cart before the horse. Getting political and social will changed to our focus has to come first and people are using their lower animal minds to ignore a problem that they do not feel as it is not right in front of their fac...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 16th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Compassionist We are on the same page, but your focus might be putting the cart before the horse. Getting political and social will changed to our focus has to come first and people are using their lower animal minds to ignore a problem that they do not feel as it is not right in front of their face...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 15th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

I think that those who are more fortunate (e.g. with wealth, health, education, intelligence, connections, etc.) should help the less fortunate. I think everyone should receive according to needs and contribute according to abilities.. Quite the wish list, but without the political and social will,...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 14th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Gnostic Bishop, earlier I had said that I didn't want anyone to rule the world. By that I don't mean that I want anarchy. I mean that I don't want a dictatorship. Having a far-sighted and ethical government is essential for sustaining a civilisation. I think the whole world should be one democratic...
by Gnostic Bishop
July 14th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 4835

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

Gnostic Bishop, earlier I had said that I didn't want anyone to rule the world. By that I don't mean that I want anarchy. I mean that I don't want a dictatorship. Having a far-sighted and ethical government is essential for sustaining a civilisation. I think the whole world should be one democratic...