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by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:16 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 68173

Re: Good video links

Well, I think that I am just happy being the pragmatist that I am. Rather than spout on about my "being", or even "Being" I would far rather get on with the "doing", those acts which - I hope - go a little towards making this world just a minute bit better. I will settle for the experiential - the ...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5581

Re: Australian Guides show the way

Give your opinion as much as you like, it may only have any value to yourself though. But it gets tiresome after a while, like a child who finds a soft spot in another and worries at it. I am doing no such thing. I was abused for making one comment..... My opinion of this board has gone down though...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:12 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, 10:10 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Eternal torment in Hell
Replies: 119
Views: 9737

Re: Eternal torment in Hell

Dave B wrote:Pardon?
Do all propositions need to be justified prior to us making coherent connections amongst them?
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:09 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3586

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

Many of Heidegger's translators capitalize the word ‘Being’ (Sein) to mark what, in the Basic Problems of Phenomenology, Heidegger will later call the ontological difference, the crucial distinction between Being and beings (entities). The question of the meaning of Being is concerned with what it ...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Favourite Quotes...
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

Re: Favourite Quotes...

Dave B wrote:
What are your guy's favorite quotes?
I haven't got a "guy" so I don't know.

Ah, "favorite"; seems to confirm my feeling that you were one from our ex-colony - separated by a common language after Mr Webster mangled things somewhat.
LOL!
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5581

Re: Australian Guides show the way

you end up having a nation as jaded as this here forum. If that's your view of the forum feel free to fuck off and take your nonsensical ramblings with you. Close the door on your way out. :smile: Sorry, is it wrong to give my opinion? Why are you so angry and pissed off? :hilarity: Could it be you...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 10:03 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

I do not. Please read it again. Still a jump to assert: there is good; therefore, all good is human good. I did not. Please read it again. ?? How is this not an inextricable link? Does light emanate from a mirror, or is it simply redirected by the mirror? It is you that begs the question. You assum...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8588

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

Alan C. wrote:
^
Good question.
And?
You need an and?
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Favourite Quotes...
Replies: 34
Views: 13003

Favourite Quotes...

What are your guy's favorite quotes?

One of mind is: "Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes."
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 9:50 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8588

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

Alan C. wrote:
Kissme
If God has a will
Did you mean, If Will has a god? :smile:
If your god is,
Perfect, immutable, transcendent, nonphysical, omniscient, omnipresent, personal, free, all-loving, all-just, all-merciful, and the creator of the universe. Why-TF would she need a will?
Good question.
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5581

Re: Australian Guides show the way

So the point is, you can't be neutral and secular, because then you default to secularism. that is false inasmuch as it is meaningful; neutrality is the essence of secularism. It is not "irreligious", whatever that means, or atheistic, but simply non-religious. It is not, in short, a view about the...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 9:44 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 68173

Re: Good video links

Dave B wrote:And, as usual, you speak only in pseudo-cryptic phrases of your own devising.
No, I think Jed Mckenna's outlook is very consistent with my saying. Beliefs are an impediment to truth, because they are in the form of a projection. = no clear seeing, no truth of BEING as-it-is.
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5581

Re: Australian Guides show the way

Hmmm...Not much clearer. And it still doesn't tell me much about what you think a secular state is. Think about this... if you were living your life in Nazi Germany, and say you were an ardent follower of Hitler, I'm not saying this state of affairs is right or wrong.... but I am saying you would h...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 68173

Re: Good video links

Dave B wrote:Another one that needs to see a head doctor if he actually believes that!
If you speak of beliefs, you have already missed the truth.
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 3:25 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 68173

Re: Good video links

Another one. Excellent. Jed Mckenna discusses his Awakening
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 2:36 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Good video links
Replies: 233
Views: 68173

Re: Good video links

Kenneth Wapnick, The Quiet Answer
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 6:02 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: The Science of Morality
Replies: 25
Views: 3070

Re: The Science of Morality

Altfish wrote:
Kismet wrote:Deepak Chopra is indeed a wise man with much practical wisdom and insight underneath his belt.... .
Do you have any evidence for that :laughter:
He has more money than you I bet. :wink:
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 5:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Australian Guides show the way
Replies: 66
Views: 5581

Re: Australian Guides show the way

Hmmm...Not much clearer. And it still doesn't tell me much about what you think a secular state is. Think about this... if you were living your life in Nazi Germany, and say you were an ardent follower of Hitler, I'm not saying this state of affairs is right or wrong.... but I am saying you would h...
by Kismet
July 13th, 2012, 5:05 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8588

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

Kismet, for all of your wordiness, why do you not simply say that humanism is the ultimate deification of humans and against God's will? That is in a way what I mean, but in another it is not. I am interested in Being over the Human. The human is simply an accidental covering for the Being. Our hum...