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Started this discussion. Last reply by Čenek Sekavec Oct 11. 126 Replies

Although I disagree with alot of her ideas & philosophies, ayn rand has good concepts concerning the nature & necessity of ethics.

Are ALL Xians condescending & arrogant?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Our Daily Train blog Jul 12, 2013. 31 Replies

11:45 AMMeomg. was just havn a discussion w/ an Xian & she had the nerve to tell me that when I was a kid i didnt REALLY believe in god/jesusMethe ARROGANCE12:12 PMMeand to top it off, when i…Continue

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Čenek Sekavec replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"It's ironic to me how often recently I have come to the defense of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism despite not identifying myself as an adherent (indeed I oppose it in many fundamental ways). But if a philosophy is to be damned, at…"
Oct 11
Glen Rosenberg replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Mequa, very nicely done.. Wonderful critique. "
Oct 11
Freethinker31 replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Well said  Mequa......a very  informative  article  indeed...."
Oct 11
Čenek Sekavec replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Joan somehow I missed this until just now. Thank you so much for sharing! I had those books on my list but upon your recommendation I have moved them to the top of the list. I find it absolutely amazing and valuable that it appears that they arrived…"
Oct 8
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"The etymology of the word coerce provides a good clue to its meaning and usage. It comes from a Latin verb coercere which means "to enclose on all sides, surround, encompass." It probably arose as a military term—once a unit was…"
Oct 6
Joan Denoo replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Arun Gandhi once titled this piece "Passive Violence"  Seven Sins…"
Oct 6
Joan Denoo replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Part 2  I knew spanking was getting me no where, the usual punishments did not work. The beatings he took from his father only made things worse. When the three children were ten years old, I broke the patterns and began a new way of parenting.…"
Oct 5
Joan Denoo replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"There is a stream of parenting books that are based on different philosophies. Let me see if I can remember the details on this topic.  Freud, maintained that the unconscious was composed of repressed, traumatic childhood experiences that…"
Oct 5
Freethinker31 replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Coercion by definition  is forcing  someone  to  act  involuntarily  by  threats,intimidation,OR violence......It does not have to be violent in nature......for example :  ` Take out the trash now  or…"
Oct 5
Čenek Sekavec replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Fascinating. I followed that link and read an excerpt from the book. He does indeed use the word in a way foreign to it's definition. It might be that the popular usage of the word has evolved away from the rigid definition. At any rate why use…"
Oct 5
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"David Rushkoff has titled his book about marketing to consumers Coercion. It is about (non-violent) techniques marketers use to get consumers to bypass their better judgment and buy products. You need to let him know that in your view he is not…"
Oct 5
Čenek Sekavec replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Quite so. But I would more properly label that situation as something other than coercion. Saying non-violent coercion is like saying consensual rape. "
Oct 5
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Threats need not be threats of violence. Threats of fines or restrictions are often sufficient."
Oct 5
Čenek Sekavec replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Do you have anything of substance to add to this discussion or is your only contribution bald assertions and sideline snipes?"
Oct 5
Čenek Sekavec replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Sir, the very definition of the word includes violence or threat thereof. Coercion without violence, force, or threat can hardly be called coercion. "
Oct 5
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to dharmaprija's discussion ethics
"Coercion and non-violence are not equivalent. Many forms of coercion are entirely non-violent—fines for traffic violations or parents grounding teens for example. In fact often coercion in the form of threat is a good substitute for more…"
Oct 4

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At 10:41pm on July 3, 2013, Sheldon rooney said…
I strongly suggest you follow @atheistworld and @rooney4030 for discussions on religion from an atheist point of view, they are pro-atheist pages that dont threaten against religion but teach about positive atheism and the use of evidence
At 4:46pm on May 18, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings Fellow Texan! Welcome to the site!
You might be interested in the group Texas Heathens.

At 4:22pm on May 18, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Bob      

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3850 members.

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