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by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Science of Morality
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: The Science of Morality

Alan H wrote:Why?
Because I consider myself an astute judge of things....
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9734

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Advaita Vedanta, for now, I'd say. Though I have dabbled in Krishnaism.

Christianity and all the rest of the religions have a very similar mystical core however. It is Being.
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 10:50 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9734

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

The Bible says that people die because Adam and Eve sinned and all humans are descendants of Adam and Eve. In that case, why do other living things (e.g. plants, animals, fish, birds, bacteria, virus, etc.) die when they are not descendants of Adam and Eve? People are supposed to be saved from thei...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Intuition/instinct v reason/clear thinking
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: Intuition/instinct v reason/clear thinking

Intuition is not instinct; it is not of this world; partaking of the possible and not the actual...and ultimately, collapsing both...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 6:23 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Nature of God: A Dialogue
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: The Nature of God: A Dialogue

Sel wrote: JC was probably a fictional character created to match the prophesies of the Old Testament.
Tell that to Bart Ehrman. ;)
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 4:17 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The Nature of God: A Dialogue
Replies: 4
Views: 630

The Nature of God: A Dialogue

Tom Hey Siah! How’ve you been man? Siah My life’s been mostly good. Though I gotta say my mind has been on a roller coaster lately. Through it all though, I just know God is faithful, and need to remind myself that life’s not about “Me”, but Him. I’m convinced if only I’d stop being so self-absorbed...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 4:08 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 68172

Re: Good video links

You are joking, right? Kismet, you are beginning to sound like a Texas Republican. Their current platform states they are opposed to the teaching of higher order thinking skills and critical thinking in public schools. I can only speak from experience... It seems to me, that when it comes to philos...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 4:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5579

Re: Australian Guides show the way

But the big mistake you seem to be making is thinking that a secular state would force us all to be atheists. Utter nonsense. This (very nearly, certainly compared to some theocracies) secular State that we live in here does not force us to be religious (although this current Government is heading ...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 4:00 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8588

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

I don't know if God has a will or not. At least, not in the traditional sense. In what non-traditional sense do you think he might have a will? And on what basis? But if you don't know if he has a will in the traditional sense, how sure are you that he has a will in the non-traditional sense? Well,...
by Kismet
July 14th, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Science of Morality
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: The Science of Morality

There's just better books; like Chopra's. Who is the judge of it being a better book? You? Absolutely. When it comes to the moral caliber of books like Mein Kampf and Deepak's books which have given hope to many millions of people, I think its obvious where quality resides. As for historical/politi...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8588

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

Alan C. wrote:
Kismet wrote: You need an and?
Well maybe not an "and" But maybe an answer to my question.
I don't know if God has a will or not. At least, not in the traditional sense.
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5579

Re: Australian Guides show the way

Kismet, are you saying there is something intrinsically "bad" about a secular state? Why do you think this would be so? Are you saying a state in which religion is enshrined in the constitution would be better? How much religion (or how little) would there be? What religion would be enshrined? How ...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger
Replies: 29
Views: 4876

Re: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger

Alan C. wrote:^^ So if the definition of a soul is consciousness, then all conscious animals have one? Bloody great! I'll get to be reunited with all my dogs in heaven. :D
Thanks for that Kiss.........Whatever.
You got it. We are all ONE.
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:43 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Science of Morality
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: The Science of Morality

He may well have, so do many footballers, but it does not make them, "...wise man with much practical wisdom and insight underneath his belt..." Also, he's published a lot of interesting books thats changed people's lives for the better I hear. Must count for something. But perhaps you are too jade...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5579

Re: Australian Guides show the way

Utter tosh. Your analogy fails on every level. And you still have little idea about what a secular state is. Well, that is your opinion, I guess. :laughter: No need to guess. I own up, that is my opinion. But you still are jumping the gun rather a lot: you keep telling us in your own inimitable way...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:38 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger
Replies: 29
Views: 4876

Re: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger

The default position for humans is to be helpful to others. Surely it's a benefit to humankind to altuistic? Isn't this one of these evolutionary thingies (sorry, I'm a bit tired, but just wanted to put my tuppenceworth in). The vast majority of human being, presented with a child drowning in a pon...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:32 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger
Replies: 29
Views: 4876

Re: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger

Alan C. wrote:
Kissmearse
It is the guiltless soul that does these things
Definition of "soul"=?
Consciousness - "I am" - Existence- BEING - all synonyms.....
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:31 pm
Forum: Comedy Club
Topic: Fun videos
Replies: 883
Views: 130544

Re: Fun videos

by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:28 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger
Replies: 29
Views: 4876

Re: A Northumberland HUMANIST nurse donates kidney to stranger

Kissmee Good luck dealing with your guilt then. It's usually "religious folk" That suffer from guilt and I think you'll find most on this forum don't ascribe to "luck" The human is finite. This is the problem. The human never forgives, is controlling, always judges, and never repents of his ways, a...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: When justice causes problems for all.
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: When justice causes problems for all.

Tetenterre wrote:It's not organisations that cock up, it's human beings. Everyone should be able to learn from one cock-up. Anyone who repeats the same cock-up is in obviously the wrong job.
Is a cock-up just a different type of push-up? Never heard that one before.