“animis opibusque parati”

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#1937 Oct 2, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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You don't get to declare your version of "morality" as the official version.
get it?
woof
It's not "my version of morality."
Universal truths form the basis of our society.

You argue for the basis of "each man for himself."
Society cannot function in such a state of chaos.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1938 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Then, Native Americans aren't atheists now, are they?
You are one confused and conflicted individual.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/406...
Never once said they did, did I? You claim spirituality is exclusive to Christianity. It isn't. Atheists can be and are spiritual.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1939 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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So sayeth Encyclopedia Britannica also.
It's a reference book, not a gift-wrapped box.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/406...
An encyclopedia...lol. Written by *gasp* a person.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#1940 Oct 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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Our culture practiced slavery. Was this country immoral then? Slaves help this country become what it has - are you saying one of the tool implemented to build this country is moral or immoral? Obviously our culture changed to believe slavery immoral. The culture changed. Their morality changed.
Get it?
You do not define morality for an entire group of people. Your religion does not define morality for an entire group of people. Your political party does not define morality for an entire group of people.
Get it?
You realize, I hope, that you are claiming the practice of slavery was moral.
Perhaps, you should ponder that thought awhile...

Universal truth is not subject to change.
Behaviors change.

Either slavery is moral...or it isn't.
Either human life has value...or it does not.

The list goes on and on.
You still don't get it.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#1942 Oct 2, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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Usually the court awards the mother custody, even if she's a skank. She must have been REALLY BAD FOR YOU TO GET THE KIDDIES.....
I was married 22 years to a cheater. Never home, if he was he would be either sleeping or outside. Always spent the money on what HE wanted for his pleasures, never caring about the kids and me. Of course, I didn't know he was cheating until 20 years into it. I started to suspect and did some Charlie Cahn detecting myself. Discovered some incriminating clues of his infidelity. GOTTCHA! He said I can have everything , and I said, I accept! Except one thing, when I was at work, he would come in and take stuff on the sneak, My first mistake was not to change the locks. I called him and said stop coming in like a theif in the night and taking things. I offered him to come and get what he wanted and that would be the last time he entered the house.......I have never been happier in my life.....he was dragging me down. I went on to open two businesses and am happy as a lark!!!!
Wow, 20 years with no nookie, and divorced. You're night table drawer is full of fun toys I bet!

“animis opibusque parati”

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#1943 Oct 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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Some animals show the ability to understand a moral code.
The code in the animal kingdom is known as "survival of the fittest."
It was reinforced last week when another pet owner was found eaten by her domesticated animals.
The dogs were hungry, so their actions were "right," no doubt.
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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How do you explain that? Not all animals engage in these behaviors, just like not all people engage in these behaviors. Many who do often have some kind of mental defect, sometimes a genetic predisposition to mental illness. I would say some animals who engage in these behaviors are not as genetically evolved or superior than others. We as humans are also compelled to be violent, prejudiced, suicidal, etc. Many of these behaviors are not found in "animals." We define what behaviors are moral and immoral. Obviously being unkind, violent, aggressive, and sometimes abusive to our own kind is considered moral.
Again, if "we define what behaviors are moral and immoral," then I will expect no complaint from you if society determines to rid itself of atheists...or another group of people.

Why didn't the Allies allow 1940s Germany to "define what behaviors are moral and immoral" for Germany?

“animis opibusque parati”

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#1944 Oct 2, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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Never once said they did, did I? You claim spirituality is exclusive to Christianity. It isn't. Atheists can be and are spiritual.
And...another miss.
What poster TonyD2 claimed is that atheism precludes belief in the spirit world.
And he remains correct.

“PLANET EARTH”

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#1945 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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You realize, I hope, that you are claiming the practice of slavery was moral.
Perhaps, you should ponder that thought awhile...
Universal truth is not subject to change.
Behaviors change.
Either slavery is moral...or it isn't.
Either human life has value...or it does not.
The list goes on and on.
You still don't get it.
It's like talking to a deaf,blind mute

“PLANET EARTH”

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#1946 Oct 2, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, 20 years with no nookie, and divorced. You're night table drawer is full of fun toys I bet!
How silly of you to assume that???????
No need for that ...have boyfriend, sooooooo, I don't suffer from lack of nookie!
There's nothing like the real deal.....don't you agree?
Lol

“PLANET EARTH”

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#1947 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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And...another miss.
What poster TonyD2 claimed is that atheism precludes belief in the spirit world.
And he remains correct.
Do you mean that atheists believe in the spirit world?
I'm a Catholic and have had a few encounters.....
What does that mean now. I'm not a nut case either....
Lol

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1948 Oct 2, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I did not say that. I said that Paco wasn't being truthful. He wanted one. He just needed her to file so that he could remain a devout Catholic and subsequently remarry within the bounds of Catholicism.
woof
Douche hates me and my Church to the point of making things up out of thin air, embarrassing himself in the process and acting self-righteous about it.
Like I said...he has a terribly empty life.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#1949 Oct 2, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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Do you mean that atheists believe in the spirit world?
I'm a Catholic and have had a few encounters.....
What does that mean now. I'm not a nut case either....
Lol
...Atheism, however, casts a wider net and rejects all belief in “spiritual beings,” and to the extent that belief in spiritual beings is definitive of what it means for a system to be religious, atheism rejects religion. So atheism is not only a rejection of the central conceptions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; it is, as well, a rejection of the religious beliefs of such African religions as that of the Dinka and the Nuer, of the anthropomorphic gods of classical Greece and Rome, and of the transcendental conceptions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Generally atheism is a denial of God or of the gods, and if religion is defined in terms of belief in spiritual beings, then atheism is the rejection of all religious belief.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/406...

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1950 Oct 2, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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Imagine being 54 and still wearing your alleged college GPA as some kind of badge of honor.
Sad.Pathetic.Grim.
I brought that number up once. You tools are the ones who repeat it ad nauseum...ironic, as you're all too cowardly to divulge your alma maters, much less your academic performances.
BTW. I have a long way to go before 54.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1951 Oct 2, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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My bad. Cincinnati is the butthole of Ohio, not the armpit.
Doubling down on your stupidity, huh?
The WORST places in Ohio (in no particular order):

Youngstown
East Liverpool
Steubenville
Marion
Mansfield
Akron
Canton
Portsmouth
Cleveland

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#1952 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
<quoted text>I've said for a while that many leftists wish they were Muslim, and probably for that matter black. They've internalized the "other" narrative of the "noble people of color" along with "the evil white Christian man" represented by us.
Wow.

Delusional rants are telling, huh?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#1953 Oct 2, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
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Wow.
Delusional rants are telling, huh?
He described Reader to a tee, moron.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#1954 Oct 2, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Doubling down on your stupidity, huh?
The WORST places in Ohio (in no particular order):
Youngstown
East Liverpool
Steubenville
Marion
Mansfield
Akron
Canton
Portsmouth
Cleveland
Add

Toledo
Warren
East Cleveland
New Philadelphia

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1956 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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You realize, I hope, that you are claiming the practice of slavery was moral.
Perhaps, you should ponder that thought awhile...
Universal truth is not subject to change.
Behaviors change.
Either slavery is moral...or it isn't.
Either human life has value...or it does not.
The list goes on and on.
You still don't get it.
No, I'm positing to you that at one time the residents of America thought slavery was acceptable. You claim culture does not have an affect on morality...obviously with outlawing slavery, this country's moral code changed.

No, I get what you're trying to say. I just don't agree with you and you've proven my argument. There is no absolute truth because perspectives are always different and what is a truth to one person is not a truth to another. One person may still find slavery to be completely acceptable while another does not. Generally our culture dictates that slavery is immoral, but that was not the case at one time.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#1957 Oct 2, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Add
Toledo
Warren
East Cleveland
New Philadelphia
EAST Cleveland is so depressed...they just voted for existing mayor to run again.
They're as poor as church mice.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#1958 Oct 2, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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The code in the animal kingdom is known as "survival of the fittest."
It was reinforced last week when another pet owner was found eaten by her domesticated animals.
The dogs were hungry, so their actions were "right," no doubt.
<quoted text>
Again, if "we define what behaviors are moral and immoral," then I will expect no complaint from you if society determines to rid itself of atheists...or another group of people.
Why didn't the Allies allow 1940s Germany to "define what behaviors are moral and immoral" for Germany?
We abide by the same code - survival of the fittest. It just isn't as blatant as in the animal kingdom. We still have those same instincts - fight or flight. Hell, look at the South Americans who ate the bodies of their friends. It's no different. An animal will gnaw its own limb off if it's trapped. Humans have done this as well.

If that was the moral code of our society, there would be nothing I could do about it. It's not any different than saying we should get rid of murderers by sending them to be executed. That is the moral code of our society. However, not everyone agrees. There is no universal truth regarding this topic. You may think it's moral to execute a killer while another does not.

What's an even better question is why it's was considered immoral to exterminate Jews but not necessarily immoral to lynch blacks. There are some people (including one particular person on here) who thinks it's perfectly fine to exterminate people who are considered a burden/taxing on society as the Jews were viewed in Germany. Some people think it was fine for Zimmerman to kill Martin because he was a "thug punk" who deserved what he got. You cannot prove a Calvinistic type of morality because it does not exist.

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