In his book "THE AGE OF TURBULENCE" Dr. Alan Greenspan admits his view of politics requires force to implement while trying to work calumny on Ayn Rand's Laissez Faire Politics by calling it Libertarian. This is based on his altruistic notion that tax resistors should be forced to pay. The fact of a non-apportioned income tax corporately superimposed over a Constitutional process of apportionment right down to apportioned income tax never reaches mention or even cognition with Dr. Alan… Continue
Although the ability to articulate a choice leaves us free to believe what we choose here owing much to a mastery of analogue models and metaphors as well as to our 1st amendment rights - to believe the devil and or God exist- you'd have to believe Not A is A,-that is (not alive is living), reason then would not be man's only route to knowledge, rational self interest would then be replaced by altruism and the politics of force to extract values would be your choice, not Laissez- Faire. There… Continue
If one were to substitute the word agreement for the word reality there would still be the question "is what has been agreed upon reducible to a thing that exists or is the agreement made up of floating arbitrary entities?" Is "agreement" had at the point of a gun or in fair trade??!
"In philosophy, the fundamentals are metaphysics and epistemology. On the basis of a knowable universe and of a rational faculty's competency to grasp it, you can define man's proper ethics, politics and esthetics. (And if you make an error, you retain the the means and the framework necessary to correct it.)" ["Philosophical detection"- from "Philosophy;Who needs it?",14; pb12]
Well, in the first place- the most emphasis in Objectivism is not on aesthetics. So people who have the cognition they want to be involved with art (differentiated from whim and non value) are interested in what Ayn Rand thinks about art as a value to man's life- from metaphysics on out. I was glad to find what I did, for myself. If others can't run with that- oh well....!
Ayn Rand on the artist:
"An artist does not fake reality, he (she) stylizes it. He (she) selects those… Continue
The purveyors of those ever shifting sands of flawed metaphysics (devotees of the religious and philosophical doctrines stemming from whim and revelation) bypass every value based sensory and rational road of acquisition thus uprooting their metaphysics, knowledge and coping methodologies away from value to man's life. But, you know this...
I have gotten a few bulletins on MySpace of something that's floating around.
It's more smoke bombs thrown up since we are at the end of the election.
I tried to clean up the spacing, but I wanted to maintain it's "integrity."
Body: Might want to dust off the old BIBLE first!!
This will make you re-think: A Trivia question in Sunday School:
How long is "the beast" allowed to have authority in Revelations?
Google hasn't been any help in finding the source of the quote I picked up years ago, “You never know what you believe till you encounter someone that believes the opposite.” At least, that is how I remember it. Since I can not find the source, I can not get it correct. Yet, it is in the same spirit of what I want to talk about today. Not thinking is so very easy. When you buy a book, or read an article in which you agree with the author, it is relaxing to not weave through logical fallacies,… Continue
Added by Roger Rotge on November 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
I was on my way back from Home Depot today, and I saw a guy holding a sign that said "Homeless." I'll freely admit that I hardly ever (if never) give money to these people. Sure, it's sad that some of them are very broken down in the realm of hope and motivation. But at the same time, I'm always skeptical over whether or not they are even homeless or just lazy fucks who make their living off a scam.
In any event, the thought of how giving them money is a form of "spreading the… Continue
Added by AYFABTU on November 3, 2008 at 1:53am —
I know - I'm the last person on Atheist Nexus to see the similarities between Oceania and our current administration:
The Ministry of Love Tortures people just like Guantanamo;
The Ministry of Peace runs the never-ending war that we are always just about to win - just like Iraq;
The Ministry of Plenty controls the diminishing quality of our manufactured products and the crumbling quality of middle-class life;
The Ministry of Truth: What else would you call our… Continue
I have always been amazed listening to right wing's conservative Christians accusing people ,like Barack Obama, for example, who have pledged their life into helping better the lives of economic stricken working people as socialist and communist. Yet, these same right wing's conservative Christians put their faith and hopes in going to a place that is undeniable the ultimate welfare state ,called heaven, controlled by a communist… Continue
Are you kidding me. Sara Palin, here is what the 'American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language' say terrorism is.
Terrorism: The use of terror, violence, and intimidation to achieve an end.
Terror: Intense, overpowering fear. Anything that instills such fear; a terrifying object or occurrence.
Yes Sara, these crazy Christians were terrorist same as these idiot Muslims' suicide bombers. It seem as Sara Palin have no problem with people killing in the name of… Continue
Yedidiyah Hawkins, 40, a House of Yahweh elder, was convicted Monday of aggravated sexual assault of a child. A judge will set the sentence, expected within 45 days. Hawkins earlier decided that he wanted a judge to assess the punishment if jurors found him guilty.
Also, according to the report.
The sect's leader, self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl Hawkins, faces trial later this year…Continue
Well its All Hallows Day and yesterday was All Hallows Eve or Halloween. And I have a bunch of candy left over. Do children trick or treat anymore? Or is it just my neighborhood that they don’t? Its a safe neighborhood and children do live on this street but I only got 1 trick or treater. Dose it have anything to do with modern American parents irrational fears of imaginary threats to there children?
What happened to trick or treating?