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  1. lol. Last night I was watching a commercial for Sprint (a cellular communications co here in the US) where a zombie is seeking information about their service. The girl behind the counter is unaffected by the fact that the guy is a zombie, a fact that the guy denies until his ear falls off. I realized that zombies are a feature in a lot of advertisements for the "gamer" demographic of 18-35, also the prime and largest demographic for marketing. I am no longer in the 18-35 demographic and it is becoming more evident, the further away from it that I get, that people don't like me anymore. I am not politically correct or sensitive to other people's feeling enough to appeal to young women. On the other hand I'm not quite video game snarky or obnoxious enough to appeal to young men. I am not in the zombie apocalypse demographic, it was a revelation. I guess the next demo is Depends?
  2. Y'all don't like me because I'm not in the zombie apocalypse demographic. Brains.......BRAINS!
  3. Then don't lie. You believe that there is such a thing as God's law. limited world view. done and out.
  4. The point is, whether you like it or not, that you are a Christian. That's not meant to be a personal address, but a stated fact. You are a Christian who has never considered his Christianity beyond what he has been taught in church. This is why I can go no further with this "debate". It is a waste of time to the uninitiated, or in your case, the immersion indoctrinated. Appeal to faith is a fallacy. If you cannot remove your faith from this argument then there is no argument. There are rules to critical debate and you clearly do not know them. But if you ever get a hankering to poke around a little, I offer you this website: http://logical-critical-thinking.com/ enjoy. Edit: When you get done with that, here is a complete list of argumentative fallacies, in alphabetical order, for your learning pleasure. http://changingminds.org/disciplines/argument/fallacies/fallacies_alpha.htm
  5. ha, ha. and that, dear catweazle, is why you cannot understand the human condition, above all you're own. you maintain a limited world view full of denial that any other law or god concept could have value. that any culture other than yours could be both functional and proper. it's all about mortality, friend. and you are in denial of it.
  6. I can see you're not a fan of cultural relativism. What constitutes a crime in one society is not necessarily a crime in another, ie a man's right to beat and rape his wife (or wives). In Arab and Asian cultures, this is only now being addressed. Ref: http://freethinker.co.uk/2013/08/29/welcome-to-the-21st-century-saudi-arabia-makes-makes-history-with-a-law-against-beating-women/ There is a term, Weltanschauung: a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint (Merriam-Webster) that more simply means one's world view. You perceive right and wrong through the cultural elements you have been indoctrinated into. But that doesn't make you right. Or wrong. Over history and time human beings have shifted all over the scale of "correct and incorrect" behavior so as to render the terms mush. Is it ok to drink alcohol or not? Is it ok to eats pigs and shellfish or not? Is it ok to dance or not? These are a few examples from American culture. Is it ok to steal from your neighbors? It is absolutely ok, if it's seen as a commercial venture. All around the world people look for ways to make and save money at each other's expense. Beware, facts don't always equal truth. The sky is only blue if it is a clear day, and only during the day. Otherwise, at night it is black, and can be any of every shade of all colors at any given sunrise or sunset, even green. And only if you are on Earth. Perspective.
  7. Did you have something to say that actually pertains to my premise or is this just another set up of yours to drag me into your world of insults and moot points?
  8. Little-known Roseanne trivia: David's name was originally Kevin.
  9. Ok, I'll bite. The only truth is that there is no truth. People around the world live their lives differently, with different beliefs stemming from different evolutionary environments that lead to different opinions and at some point, the willingness to kill and die to protect their differing lives against each other. There is no such thing as a wrong way to be, but there is definitely a way to live without getting under the skin of those around you by telling them that they are wrong. Just don't do it. They key to all conflict is the refusal to accept difference. edit: I'm not sure why that last line is in bold. I didn't type it that way.
  10. This thread is a trap designed by a troll to create an opportunity for him to argue a false or unwinnable premise in a manner that will send me into a "tizzy" of searching for references to defend nothing that was ever actually worth arguing about in the first place, not with the purpose of learning or ever finding agreement (for he will disregard all references I present and no response of mine will ever be to his liking, thereby perpetuating the argument ad infinitum to no purpose), but with the intent to prove to anyone who is watching that I am an "idiot". I might not be that bright in the long-run, but I know when I'm being trolled.
  11. You know what cat? It's not even worth it. You're a determined little troll and I congratulate you on that. But I'm not playing.
  12. Night Light

    Aliens!

    Smartest thing said so far. People believe in a lot of things they've never seen, and don't believe in what is right in front of them.
  13. Night Light

    Aliens!

    This one is just cracking me up. There is no reliable evidence available to anyone that aliens exist, only speculation and a lot of hype. Add to that there is no way to defend a position of being uncertain. Believe it or not, it is possible to simply not know. You are arguing against nothing here. It's a little weird, really. My degree is moot to proving the existence of aliens. I only do Humans.
  14. Night Light

    Aliens!

    Night Light, on 29 Aug 2013 - 10:13 AM, said: Can you show me where I have refused to consider anyones position? And can you show me where anyone who has presented evidence? And can you show explain why I am in denial when post #170 on page 9 clearly shows otherwise? I don't believe I specified who I was talking about.
  15. Night Light

    Aliens!

    My degree is a BA Social Science. It is a category of the Humanities, heavy in religion/philosophy, history, anthropology, literature and linguistics. The Human Condition. If you want to get into it about Religion, I can do that, from both the perspective of the religion in question as well as from the many perspectives outside of it. But you'll have to start a new thread for that.
  16. Night Light

    Aliens!

    Well, that idea assumes that human beings are important enough to save. I'm of the opinion that we aren't. I mean, who would want their clean planet contaminated with disease, war, greed, hatred and abuse? I don't think humanity should go anywhere, and I'm not saying that to be contrary. I mean, how often do you say to yourself, "People suck," or "I hate people!" ? It would probably better for the universe as a whole if we went the way of the dinosaurs.
  17. Night Light

    Aliens!

    Having a degree in the human condition only gives me the advantage of having a lot of ready resources to defend an argumentative position, especially one concerning cultural relativism and what people believe to be true. If one doesn't believe that there could be aliens, and refuses to consider anyone's position who may be able to present evidence to the contrary (due to say, a religious belief), then that person is not really in a debate. That person is in denial and will remain in the NO state forever. It's kind of hard to imagine why that person would be involved at all. I don't know if there are aliens or not. That doesn't keep me from enjoying a good sci-fi story and pretending that the aliens are possible.
  18. Night Light

    Aliens!

    Ok, at the risk of getting in trouble and because the Bible continues to be an aspect of this topic...one of the post I wrote that was deleted is one that said that ~~there are people who believe Jesus was an alien. There is no insult here, let me make that clear. There are also people who believe that Jesus didn't actually die on a cross but that he was able, with the help of friends, to escape the cave and that he actually lived to be 111 years old in India. That being said, maybe I should introduce myself. I am a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in the human condition. I have studied religion from many aspects, cultural, ecumenical and secular. I don't mean to be offensive but if you are in the mood to question my position, I am forever in the mood to defend it. Now. Do aliens exist? Who says we aren't the aliens?
  19. Social Media. hmph. I have a thousand opinions but will sum up. Social media is what the poster is. There are many individuals who are intelligent and seek valuable social discourse. But most would rather make duck lips or get a job under the table.
  20. Night Light

    Aliens!

    You know,... when you remove a God concept from the argument you release your imagination to accept that anything is really possible. Including things that even your God concept couldn't conceive of . The irony of logic and the appeal to faith. Rejecting the fallacy that "the Truth will set you free" is actually the freeing factor.
  21. Totally cats. We have three, all rescues and neutered. We keep three as a habit. One dies we get a kitten, that way no one is ever left out.
  22. Thanks and thanks... And I can't help but put, " S'ils n'ont pas de pain, qu'ils mangent de la brioche ! " together with "The chocolate coating makes it go down easy", and now I'm craving chocolate cake.
  23. Ha, ha. The first thing I have to do is get used to the depth of speculation you guys play with. I've been reading the Season 7 spoiler thread and holy cow, you guys dive fathomically for meaning and probability!
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