MysticWicks endorsement: ""Oooh, I'm a Discordian! I can do whatever I want! Which means I can just SAY I'm a pagan but I never bother doing rituals or studying any kind of sacred texts or developing a relationship with deity, etc! I can go around and not be Christian, but I won't quite be anything else either because I just can't commit and I can't be ARSED to commit!"
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validity (in the math/logic sense) and the real word have *nothing* to do with each other.
It's true.QuoteWhat on earth are you talking about? I'm saying if math doesn't apply to the real world than that statement wouldn't be valid.
Keep up with the conversation here.
Hm. Not what was implied, my good sir.
Your analogy calls for a real-world analysis of "two apples".
Two apples are REAL things. Not numbers.
TWO is a number. "TWO APPLES" is a thing.
.'. Different rules.
I don't agree with her views. I also don't agree with the level of harassment she was subjected to, which I thought was obvious since I've mentioned other people suffering for this sort of thing before.
However, I have to note, the Weekly Standard was one of the publications which went out of their way to castigate their political enemies and create the sort of intellectual and social climate where the Freikorps wouldn't feel out of place in. To quote pre-insanity Hitchens again, they went out of their way to "create a hooligan atmosphere" where they could "bully and blackmail the opposition and accuse it of treachery and sympathy for the other side" and this filtered down into the wider political culture as playing dirty and winning no matter the cost - by direct harassment and threats against those they disagreed with (see the Adam Yoshida theory of righwing commentary for a fuller understanding of how this works).
So while it was wrong, I've also got to note its very much a case of reaping what has been sown. Unfortunately, bad actions replicated by both sides in an argument don't tend to lead to realization of one's own hideous techniques, but only make one more trenchent in your own position and belief of personal righteousness. And one side doing it does make the other think "well, two can play this game". Its either lying down and letting them get away with it, or escalating in return.
I don't know what the solution is.
It seems to me that, like many Westerners, your idea of "religion" is based on the Judeo-Christian model, and so your assumptions about religion revolve around it.
Sounds like you would be all shits and giggles then if someone came and strifed you out of a job, a place to live, then strifed all over your face.
Been meaning to ask - how does the cat look in the movie?
it's the one character I don't think I've seen any pics of
There is only a brief appearance, near the end, but it looked alright, from what I remembered.
You, of all people, are a proponent of sanity?
That depends on whether you lean towards the "compassion" side, or the "certainty of conviction" side.