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#69519 Mar 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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Chicken Tikka Masala is a favorite Indian dish.
I rarely eat Indian food but when I go for local cuisine I eat the rare authentic dishes.

The best Indian food over here is at the swank restaurants of the Taj like Masala Kraft and the Konkan Cafe.

The Indian fare that's dished out in the US/UK is tempered to suit western palates while the authentic dish is spicier and prepared in a frying pan or in a tandoor (clay oven).

Chicken tikka masala is an ordinary non-veg dish back here where the menu spread is overwhelming and the aromas are wow!

I don't eat meat/fish.

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#69520 Mar 16, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
COR - THE CRASS IDIOT
Refined human qualities are missing on this forum.
Take a look at COR (Cult of Reason).
COR is an atheist which is great but one look at his shriveled personality that's devoid of sympathy, compassion and kindness and any averagely moral person will flee from him.
Besides, COR seriously lacks intelligence.
COR comes across as riff raff in most online debates that he often indulges using poor logic and an impoverished vocabulary of the English language.
A poster like COR is not human but more a hard-hearted barbarian.
Is he so because he doesn't care about you?
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
Many atheists, once they free themselves from religious superstition, become cruel, unsympathetic and immoral.
I have turned atheist but I hope never to condescend to the pathetic level of a crass idiot like COR.
What atheism has anything to do with being cruel, unsympathetic and immoral?

How atheism turns people like that?

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#69521 Mar 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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If that is true then before the invention of money there was no evil. But this is false.
Before money came into existence, humans fought over essential commodities, cattle, land, etc.

Money means purchasing power.

In the past goods/services came to be acquired via barter or loot.

With these material assets now being exchanged for money (that is ever since money has replaced barter as the form of selling/buying of goods and services) thus money has become the root of all evil.

Understand?

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#69522 Mar 16, 2014
Good and Evil are misnomers. They are subjective and depend on conditions and causes.

In nature there is nothing good or evil. Men use freely these labels according to its limited reason.

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#69523 Mar 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Fever existed long before money and is not a good thing, so is famine.
What rubbish.

Disease are not prized by any sane human being and besides most diseases have a cure or the symptoms can be supposed through medication or in the worst of cases we learn to live with it out of compulsion and always hope a disease will leave us.

Famines bring in destruction and so no one cherishes a famine.

So, diseases and famines bring no pleasure, no prosperity no comfort, no sense of satiety.

Whereas, money which is equivalent to purchasing power (of the bare necessities or of luxuries) is universally coveted and most people adopt unethical means to acquire and to preserve and to multiply it.

Everyone wants to be wealthy and to have the best things in life that money can buy.

No one wants to get rid of money unlike a disease or a famine which everyone wants to eliminate at the earliest.

Understand, now?

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#69524 Mar 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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What atheism has anything to do with being cruel, unsympathetic and immoral?

How atheism turns people like that?
Yes, in many instances, atheism has made people immoral, cruel and harsh.

How?

Many atheists advocate sex between siblings with a condom, next they may advocate sex between son-mother, father-daughter.

The religious man is deluded by mumbo jumbo of faith but in all religions there are strong commands to do be moral and to do good.

See, an ordinary religious man can be intrinsically evil but in most cases, under normal circumstances, he's most likely to forgive, give much of his earnings to the poor or to bear ill-will simply because a god would want him to behave in this benign manner. On the other hand,. many atheists have nothing to restrain them like say belief in a supernatural power to keep their behavior or their morals in check. This is my observation on many occasions.

Atheism draws much of its morals from Buddhism and Jainism and from the benign facets of Semitic faiths.

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#69525 Mar 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Is he so because he doesn't care about you?
Not at all.

Even with Hugh who he often debates, he has not a single sympathetic word or a word of warmth or an inquiry about family.

Besides, COR has this dictatorial tendency and childish habit that's common to men of low intelligence and of bad breeding to blacklist a poster like in the manner he often does to Hugh and on top of that the brainless bastard also advises his stupid friends here to boycott Hugh. I have objected to this crude behavior in the past.

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#69526 Mar 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
Good and Evil are misnomers.
No, good and evil are dual aspects of moral behavior that's ingrained in human personality.

Morality cannot be subtracted from human personality. It's a permanent feature.

Heredity, upbringing, education, environmental influences and lifestyle habits bring out these dual aspects - good and evil - in lesser or in greater measure in a person.

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#69527 Mar 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
They are subjective and depend on conditions and causes.
Yes, to an extent but in many ways no.

For example, betrayal, rape or falsely implicating an innocent person are absolute wrongs.

Further, a moral person would rather starve than murder someone to fill his stomach, a moral female would rather die than get raped, a moral mother would rather save her kid than herself, a moral leader would rather step down from power than ruin his nation, a moral student would rather fail an exam than cheat and so on.

These are some examples of absolute morality in life.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#69528 Mar 16, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
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How about a plaque acknowledging that atheists died there too, not just Xtians. For f$&k sakes, even Arlington cemetery allows atheist symbols on headstones.
and wiccan

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#69529 Mar 16, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
I responded to Rick's posts before reading all of Frijoles' responses. He made all the points I would have made in far more detail. Typing on an iphone is not conducive to a proper, lengthy reply.
aw shucks....

I purposely have not even attempted to access Topix on my droid. Last thing I need is another time suck diversion. When I had a blackberry I would occasionally visit though it was virtually impossible to respond.

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#69530 Mar 16, 2014
End of debate with Stefano unless an intelligent point is made. All the points made by Stefano till now are childish and unintellectual.

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#69531 Mar 16, 2014
HUGH,

Please come online.

I miss you.

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#69532 Mar 16, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
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How about a plaque acknowledging that atheists died there too, not just Xtians. For f$&k sakes, even Arlington cemetery allows atheist symbols on headstones.
Wiccans dedicate grave at Arlington

http://www.stripes.com/news/wiccans-dedicate-...

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#69533 Mar 16, 2014
typo

or to bear WITH ill-will simply because a god would
REPORTS

Spring Hill, FL

#69534 Mar 16, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
End of debate with Stefano unless an intelligent point is made. All the points made by Stefano till now are childish and unintellectual.
thousands of posts

why

easy target

value

none

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#69535 Mar 16, 2014
JOEL COOL DUDE wrote:
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Yes, to an extent but in many ways no.
For example, betrayal, rape or falsely implicating an innocent person are absolute wrongs.
Further, a moral person would rather starve than murder someone to fill his stomach, a moral female would rather die than get raped, a moral mother would rather save her kid than herself, a moral leader would rather step down from power than ruin his nation, a moral student would rather fail an exam than cheat and so on.
These are some examples of absolute morality in life.
Morality is a social construct. Some might also argue it is a religious concept, and others might argue that religion is also a social construct. The point is, of course, that ultimately morality DOES depends upon conditions.

Stefano, although often obnoxious and arrogant, is 100% correct. Credit is deserved when credit is due.

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#69536 Mar 16, 2014
Now, I'm tuning in to BBC World to catch the latest headlines. Then a quick shower and later I'll have juice. Bye.

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#69537 Mar 16, 2014
The Indian election scene is hotting up as elections to the Central Parliament near. The nexus among corrupt politicians, venal journalists, blood and scam industrialists, sinister international intel agencies and criminals is on open display while the gullible masses are being led on as usual. I will not be voting as I find not a single political party or a single candidate worth voting for.

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#69538 Mar 16, 2014
Now, for some juice and then it's time to relax with music and a book that I am reading at present on the Kashmir insurgency and the role of Islamic terror organizations fueling it. China is also facing a Muslim insurrection. Recently, a dozen Muslim terrorists knifed to death 30 or more innocent persons at a railway station in China as a way of making their secessionist demands known to the authorities who've of late cracked down on the separatists. Bye.

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