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by fleetmouse
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: met: conception and reality
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

Re: met: conception and reality

met wrote:No. I wasn't so much constructing my own idea idea as just trying to kick some holes in yours.
I'm not interested in discussing this with you any further. Cheers
by fleetmouse
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Sarin gas maybe used in Syria.
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Sarin gas maybe used in Syria.

(It's funny, I just finished The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks and there's a tremendously complex game in it called Azad that functions as the central cultural institution of an empire with the same name - their leaders are drawn from winners at the tournaments - and lately I can't help but see t...
by fleetmouse
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Sarin gas maybe used in Syria.
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Sarin gas maybe used in Syria.

I'm not seeing any good options here. Knock out Assad then put some other guy in charge who'll be just as monstrous down the line if not immediately?

In the meantime back home in Ayn Randworld 50 million Americans can't afford medical care.
by fleetmouse
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: do you guys think this is as evil as I?
Replies: 16
Views: 2613

Re: do you guys think this is as evil as I?

I'm trying to make better use of my time by not engaging with timewasting trolls like "Brent".

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Don't wanna be that guy ^^ anymore. I'll engage if something or someone engages my curiosity but I'm tired of endless ignorant web-bickering.
by fleetmouse
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: met: conception and reality
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

met: conception and reality

But our thoughts can have intention without extension - they can connote without denoting. We can posit false connections and there can be real ones that elude us. So it follows that there's something outside of our models. No. Cuz the "stuff" outside our models could still just be more relations, ...
by fleetmouse
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: do you guys think this is as evil as I?
Replies: 16
Views: 2613

Re: do you guys think this is as evil as I?

I started talking to this guy then gave up. He started a thread about how a stable society just might be dependent on having extremely draconian laws, and asked why "valuing human life" should be a consideration in not having brutal repressive laws (or words to that effect). So I suggested that valu...
by fleetmouse
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Relax
Topic: Happy bday Miles!
Replies: 3
Views: 1491

Happy bday Miles!

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(I'm sure a dozen people have already sent you that image... it's the first one that turns up in a google image search for "miles birthday" :D )
by fleetmouse
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: we gotta get this thing kick started again.
Replies: 128
Views: 12041

Re: we gotta get this thing kick started again.

Meta, this is an excellent post full of briefly expressed and insightful observations. [hi-5s you] I love colored things! I love those straws! I love them.!! :mrgreen: We don't have to be full blown idealists to reject reductionism. My point about rejecting it is not to enforce some arbitrary predil...
by fleetmouse
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Limits of democracy
Replies: 34
Views: 3875

Re: Limits of democracy

This is sounding a lot like consequentialism / utilitarianism. Not that that's a bad thing - but you're saying that something generally recognized as negative - dictatorship, here - can have greater positive consequences overall, contra the Kantian idea of always doing the "right thing" regardless.
by fleetmouse
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: the tragedy in West, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: the tragedy in West, Texas

This "tragedy" was obviously rigged by the EPA to punish the honest American businessman for not obeying the socialist / Islamic regime. Now the false flag explosion will be used as an excuse to impose communistic "green" Shariah law on Texans and take away their guns. Also, windmills are mind contr...