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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which wars involving the United States would you have supported? on: August 12, 2014, 10:31:43 am
zero
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Fascist pigs kill father for holding an air gun on: August 11, 2014, 09:42:20 am
They should get life with no possibility of parole.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Marijuana on: August 09, 2014, 10:02:09 am
You registered in 2003 but don't know about the overwhelmingly pro-legalisation stance members here have?

Also your name is Buddha, you're talking about weed, and you have a yellow avatar. Get a job.

one job is enough for now
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Marijuana on: August 09, 2014, 09:27:34 am
I am wondering the per cent who have smoked it and how you feel about legalizing it.
I am inclined to favor legalization, definitely for medical reasons, and decriminalizing the use of it recreationally.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should people who oppose gay marriage be banned from this forum? on: August 04, 2014, 12:26:11 pm
No.

The thing about gay people is that they are incredibly patient. We've always had to wait on each step of the rights movement from decriminalisation to marriage, on the majority deciding when it was appropriate to give us some rights. How very nice of them. So we can wait. But there will be a point when opposing it becomes indefensible. When society isn't crumbling because of it and people you know are gay and married and the vast majority of people don't even notice sexuality as a defining characteristic, those who still oppose it or wave about a leather book en lieu of using thought will join the ranks of societies greatest assholes alongside those who think women should be in the kitchen and mixed race babies are an abomination.

Well I guess I'm an asshole, because if a woman Wants to be a housewife I fail to see what is wrong with that. Many married women work because they have to not because they want to. Suppose a man wants to be a so called "housewife"? Is there anything wrong with that? So,  if it's ok for a man to be a housewife why not a woman? Somehow, though, I don't think that is what you meant. Of course, I do not believe a woman should be denied the opportunity to work, in fact, most people are ready to have a woman president even if not specifically for Hillary or Palin.

You grabbed something I didn't say and ran with it Tongue

If a man thinks a woman should be in the kitchen regardless of what the woman wants to do thereby placing his desires over hers, then he is an chauvinistic asshole. If a woman or man wishes to be a homemaker then of course that's fine.

That's what I thought you meant, but thanks for clarifying. Of course, I have no problem with that. I do not think one person should have that much power over another.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should people who oppose gay marriage be banned from this forum? on: August 04, 2014, 10:58:02 am
I don't think that opposing same-sex marriage should be grounds for a ban, but I do think that open homophobia should be grounds for a ban, much in the same way that open racism already is.

I was wondering if homophonia might be grounds for a ban:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/homophonia-social-media-strategist-fired-after-blog-post-about-homophones-was-seen-as-relating-to-homosexuality-9639593.html


the words "homo" and "homo" are actually homophones, the former meaning person in Latin, the latter same in Greek
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should people who oppose gay marriage be banned from this forum? on: August 04, 2014, 09:29:41 am
"On May 20, 2011, Gallup reported majority support for same-sex marriage for the first time in the country."

That's only three years ago.
Certainly, there are many places in the United States where there is not a majority of people supporting same-sex marriage. To make it sound so extreme to oppose same-sex marriage is a little problematic because back in 2008 and before anyone who supported it was considered extreme, even on this forum. Few Democratic politicians had the courage to support it and many of the Democrats on this forum supported those politicians. Obama only supported it when it became politically expedient to do so.

It is only since June 26, 2003 that same sex sexual activity became legal nationwide, and this was due to a Supreme Court decision not popular opinion, so it was only eleven years ago that the US's laws advanced beyond the current situation in Uganda.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should people who oppose gay marriage be banned from this forum? on: August 04, 2014, 09:09:05 am
No. Ban people who want to ban others for having different opinions instead Wink

I think that it is ridiculous to be such a control freak that you want to suppress views different from your own. It's normal to be annoyed by some opinions, but to oppose free speech, that bothers me a lot.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should people who oppose gay marriage be banned from this forum? on: August 04, 2014, 08:05:53 am
No.

The thing about gay people is that they are incredibly patient. We've always had to wait on each step of the rights movement from decriminalisation to marriage, on the majority deciding when it was appropriate to give us some rights. How very nice of them. So we can wait. But there will be a point when opposing it becomes indefensible. When society isn't crumbling because of it and people you know are gay and married and the vast majority of people don't even notice sexuality as a defining characteristic, those who still oppose it or wave about a leather book en lieu of using thought will join the ranks of societies greatest assholes alongside those who think women should be in the kitchen and mixed race babies are an abomination.

Well I guess I'm an asshole, because if a woman Wants to be a housewife I fail to see what is wrong with that. Many married women work because they have to not because they want to. Suppose a man wants to be a so called "housewife"? Is there anything wrong with that? So,  if it's ok for a man to be a housewife why not a woman? Somehow, though, I don't think that is what you meant. Of course, I do not believe a woman should be denied the opportunity to work, in fact, most people are ready to have a woman president even if not specifically for Hillary or Palin.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: I'm back on: July 31, 2014, 07:46:45 am
I suppose my question is why you're looking for a particular philosophy or ideology to provide all the answers?

Not necessarily all the answers, just a general direction.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: I'm back on: July 31, 2014, 07:44:14 am
Racist

I have no idea why you would say that.
12  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Which Early Christian Heresy Are You? on: July 30, 2014, 02:35:00 pm
Arianism..
I liked the question
If God exists and is both all-powerful and perfectly good, why is there something rather than nothing?
and responded
You must seek the answers to these matters within yourself.

very zen if you ask me
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / I'm back on: July 30, 2014, 09:48:15 am
Although I am currently a registered Democrat, peace is my number one issue.
I have given a lot of thought to how I feel about political issues and I
have decided that the best path to peace is through freedom and democratic ideals.
This is a very simplistic philosophy and I don't know if the liberal philosophy
or the Libertarian philosophy is better. I personally believe that war is
an insane way to resolve problems.

Therefore, although I don't know if I am actually going to change my party
registration *real time*, I am indicating my allegiance to Libertarian ideas in my profile
on this website to reflect my new direction. I may eventually change my
real time registration, however.

The title of this thread is because I haven't posted since July 19th and will
probably post here less in the near future if at all.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: "Popular" Republicans have always won the electoral vote. on: July 19, 2014, 10:18:02 am
I would point out that back in the 18th century representations were much more proportional
than they are now. California and Wyoming both have two Senate seats. This kind of situation
was very different in the 18th century. Most states were closer to average although obviously not nearly the same size in population. I am not a big advocate for changing the electoral college, but it might be a good idea. The biggest problem with the current situation is that at least 80% of the states are seen as safe and the voters in those states aren't highly motivated to vote in a presidential election.

Here is a fairly obvious example of what a close election could look like:

15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: "Popular" Republicans have always won the electoral vote. on: July 19, 2014, 10:10:49 am
I could rephrase:

"More on big cities and less on sparse populations"

That doesn't change the original argument.

The spirit of the argument is this: should the electoral college be abolished, the winner of each election would largely be chosen by people who live in metropolitan areas and inner cities, because there are more people there. The interests of people who live in rural and frontier areas would be lost, because there are fewer of them.

Hence, the system is intended to insure that the interests of a minority (people who live in rural and frontier areas) aren't drowned out, because so many people live in cities and suburbs.

It is a way of leveling the playing field, to protect a minority population.

See where I'm going with this?

Yes. The Senate is based on a similar argument, as well.
16  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How can one be a Liberal Christian? on: July 18, 2014, 12:53:01 pm
There are two traditions in "Liberal Christianity" which make sense to me.
I do not call myself a Christian however, because it is a loaded term.

The first is that the Bible is not to be taken literally.
The second is that "God is still speaking." That doesn't mean I believe in
God, but that truth is not limited to the Bible or any other "book":


'And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen." John 21:25

In a nutshell I believe that words themselves are not 'the whole' truth but are like arrows which point to the truth.

17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm Leaving...For Now on: July 18, 2014, 12:18:50 pm
Oldies said he's leaving, no need for folks to be heckling him on his way out.

correct
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: You are all missing the point of "Ask" threads. on: July 16, 2014, 01:41:47 pm
meh
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Astrology fs or hs? on: July 16, 2014, 10:39:00 am
freedom 'system'
horrible 'system'

I wouldn't call it science or religion so I call it a 'system'.

I know people have strong feelings about the topic, so I am introducing it here
as an alternative to discussing politics and religion.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: "Popular" Republicans have always won the electoral vote. on: July 16, 2014, 10:30:33 am
I could rephrase:

"More on big cities and less on sparse populations"
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ask Scott on: July 16, 2014, 09:53:00 am
Would you call yourself an adult?
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / What are your favorites? on: July 16, 2014, 09:17:31 am
one of each only if possibly:

I'll start

Song                Helplessly Hoping (
Type of art       Nature (any picture with trees, water, and a mountain)
TV Show           Big Bang
Movie               Amadeus
Color                Green
Food                Chef Salad with Russian dressing
Drink               Water
Hobby             Meditation
Number           Pi (the first 200 million digits)
Subject           Mathematics
Season          Spring
Book              Tao De Ching
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Buddha on: July 16, 2014, 07:45:39 am
(I can recommend some great books on those subjects that might be worth his while, but I'd rather not delve into that stuff here.)

If you want, send me a private message with your suggestions.
24  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How would you improve this board? on: July 15, 2014, 01:55:21 pm
I guess I could post some of my academic writing about Japanese Buddhism (with the serial numbers filed off if need be) if there would be any interest in that.

I am quite interested in knowing anything about different times of Buddhism. I am *relatively* ignorant about the details of Buddhism (in spite of my id), and only know the general teachings (8 fold path etc).. I have heard of Nichiren Buddhism, however.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Buddha on: July 15, 2014, 01:48:38 pm
Also it should come to no surprise that I see myself as very different (abnormal if you will) from most people, although I know there are others who see themselves that way.
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