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by Compassionist
August 1st, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Unjust Islamic Laws should be repealed
Replies: 7
Views: 6316

Unjust Islamic Laws should be repealed

We should have a worldwide campaign to repeal all of the ten unjust Islamic laws below: 1. Death penalty for apostasy. 2. Death penalty for blasphemy. 3. Death penalty for homosexuality. 4. Death penalty for adultery. 5. Son gets twice as much inheritance as a daughter. 6. Two female witnesses are r...
by Compassionist
August 1st, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: If you could prevent your existence, would you?
Replies: 2
Views: 3477

Re: If you could prevent your existence, would you?

Life is what it is. We just have to make the most of it and make it the best we can for ourselves and for others. I'm not sure how helpful it is to dwell too long on paradoxes like this! It's not helpful. My mood is low. I am struggling with chronic pain, insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks. I am tryi...
by Compassionist
July 31st, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: If you could prevent your existence, would you?
Replies: 2
Views: 3477

If you could prevent your existence, would you?

If you could prevent your existence, would you? Why? Why not? Life consists of both suffering and enjoyment. Some suffer more, some enjoy more. I have suffered much more than I have enjoyed. I continue to suffer daily. I think others would be better off if I were never conceived. I think I would be ...
by Compassionist
July 27th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

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

Gnostic Bishop wrote:Thanks for this.

Regards
DL
You are most welcome.
by Compassionist
July 27th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

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 Compassionist
July 26th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

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 Compassionist
July 26th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

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 ca...
by Compassionist
July 25th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 9
Views: 4005

Re: 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, i...
by Compassionist
July 25th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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 Compassionist
July 25th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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 natu...
by Compassionist
July 24th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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 mechanis...
by Compassionist
July 24th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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 Compassionist
July 24th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: The Ethics of Life
Replies: 2
Views: 4318

The Ethics of Life

“Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life. This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.” – Albert Schweitzer, “Civilization and Ethics”, 1949. I...
by Compassionist
July 24th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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 Compassionist
July 24th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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
by Compassionist
July 21st, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Near-Death-Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 4340

Near-Death-Experiences

Has anyone on this forum had a Near-Death-Experience? If so, how was it for you? I had one when I was four. I saw a tunnel then met some glowing people who said I was going to save the world. I am actually working to save the world through the worldwide charity I founded 12 years ago. Please see: ht...
by Compassionist
July 21st, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Out-of-body experiences
Replies: 0
Views: 5295

Out-of-body experiences

Has anyone on this forum had an out-of-body experience? I bought this book Navigating the Out-of-Body Experience: Radical New Techniques on 23 August 2018 and have been trying to have one since then but still have not managed to have one. I would be grateful if you would share your experiences with ...
by Compassionist
July 18th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 8784

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 ...