G.K. Chesterton (via untitled1357)
G.K. Chesterton (via untitled1357)
See, I find this line of thought fascinating.
On the one hand, clearly there is a sense “in the moment” that people should be allowed to experience whatever emotion they have- in that moment they have little control over it.
On the other hand, surely we can agree that there are certain things that being upset about is probably bad (the fact that members of a different ethnic group living in your hometown for example) and certain things that failing to be upset about is also bad (the epidemic and largely fixable starvation in many parts of the world, or how the technology boom is subsidizing conflict in the third world).
On a more immediate scale; perhaps we can agree that being very upset about your preferred ship falling through on your favorite TV show is probably not a sign of a well-developed personal character- especially if you heart is not particularly affected by the travails and trials of those around you (indeed, if you even care enough to discover those).
So, I find this line of thought interesting- in one sense it is certainly true, but in another sense it seems rather unlikely to be a maxim adopted by those who wish to be virtuous.
Horrifying to imagine, isn’t it? Yet ‘I love cheese’ apparently excuses such practices.
WOW LETS BLOW THIS WAY OUT OF PROPORTION SHALL WE?
This is a pretty powerful image… does this make you angry? Uncomfortable?
Good. It should.
Sadly, sometimes it takes putting the torture we put animals through into human terms to make people understand how sickening the milk industry is. There’s no difference between this photo and one of a dairy cow. Life is life, motherhood is motherhood, and suffering is suffering, and damn right it should make everyone who sees this angry and uncomfortable.
If this picture angers you or saddens you, but you don’t examine why beyond “oh god that’s awful this is so exaggerated how dare you suggest you do that to humans animals just aren’t like that”, you need to realize that that mindset is the reason for the injustice here. If this picture angers you and you still think its okay to drink milk and eat cheese, you need to realize that your hypocrisy is not victimless. Your hypocrisy kills.
Cows feel. It’s not a hard concept and it is pretty perverted to do this to any animal. Just think about the amount of pain involved, when none of this even has to happen.
"Blow this way out of proportion" means "shatter the convenient false version of reality I built up in my head for my own comfort."
Anyone who claims humans are equivalent to animals is morally depraved. There might be very good reasons to stop factory farming (and there are). Those reasons have nothing to do with the supposed equivalence above. I’d happily slaughter 100 cows to accomplish almost any important goal. I would not kill a single innocent human to do the same.
Also, suffering is not a unequivocal term, there is a rather large difference even biologically between suffering for different kinds of animals- and pretty much no animal is capable of being reduced so utterly by suffering as man (since Man is capable of climbing infinitely higher than any mere animal).
Motherhood is also non-equivocal- the universe of moral obligations and concepts we associate with that term (and mothers in virtually all cultures possess) are necessarily alien to all other animals, who live in conceptual darkness. They may have emotional responses, but they lack understanding that characterizes our being.
tl;dr: I can understand the value of this campaign as a shock tactic; but trying to argue that this at all reflects the ethical reality of the situation is a sign of complete moral opacity.
THIS ACTUALLY REALLY PISSES ME OFF, WHAT THE HELL THATS A TERRIBLE TEACHER ALSO THE FONT SHOULD BE THINNER AND LIGHTER TO SAVE MONEY ON PRINTER INK
This teacher is now required by law to be fired. It is against the law to mix public schooling and religion in anything other than an educational form. This is pressing opinions on to kids.
the earth wasnt created by the big bang smh u think the universe just popped out fully formed dam…
i’m gonna be the person that points out how the Big Bang didn’t create the Earth and also doubts whether this happened
People… You do realize that private schools exist right? Given the other answers on this test I’d assume its from Either a Catholic or Presbyterian private school. Calm down.
Right, because bad things only happen when white people are involved.
Mayans and Aztecs weren’t carving people’s hearts outs of their chests for the gods, they were doing it for white people.
The Mongols killing at least 30,000,000 people? Caused by white people.
Along with Mao and his death toll, also white.
Armenian genocide at the hands of the Turkish? Nope, at the hands of white people.
Japanese Empire raping, killing, and looting all over the Pacific? Caused by white people.
Native Americans being tribes of warrior societies who constantly fought each other? Not until white people came along
Iroquois tribes being imperialistic land grabbing machines of brutality? Nope, only white people can be imperialistic.
Yuan-Ming dynasty transition? White people.
Qing conquering of the Ming dynasty? White people.
Taiping Rebellion? White people.
An Lushan Rebellion? White people.
Congo wars? White people.
Somalian Civil War? White people.
Nigerian Civil War? White people
Rwanda? Caused by white people.
Nairobi Mall attack? White people.
Cambodian Genocide? White people
Benghali Genocide? White people.
While I don’t really care about these arguments, pretty much all of the one’s that happened after about 1500 (with the exception of the Armenian Genocide) White people had some degree of blame for…
Dr. Hal Taussig, my exegesis professor.
Sola scriptura folks, let’s talk bout this.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Based on the understanding of the Concept of God at that time period, it does not seem like a great leap to extend perfection to the incarnate Word.
There are plenty of cases where Jesus is explicitly or implicitly identified with God, and given the context, that implies perfection. I have to disagree with your professor here.
A study published by the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology last fall shows free contraception severely reduces unwanted pregnancy, especially in teenage girls, leading to far fewer abortions.
I can’t believe I’ve gotten so many notes from this.
That is not a solution
I must acknowledge being skeptical as well. Did this study simply observe that communities which happen to provide free birth control tend to have a lower rate of teenage pregnancies? Because I suspect other factors are playing a role then…
And Semper, while it certainly isn’t a long-term solution, I would lean towards arguing that given the current moral climate, better to provide birth control and work towards attacking abortion as the greater evil. If birth control is indeed a moral evil, the state could deal with it later.
why were all of Jesus’ disciples men?
Because they stand for the Twelve Tribes of Israel. They may have been primarily a symbol for Mark and the…
Given that Jesus founded the Christian religious movement, I’d strongly suspect that major repeated motifs probably featured in his own teaching; and given that the twelve is a major repeated motif…
Also, John was indisputably written later, and is designed to be a bit more “abstract” so it can be more easily read into the lives of a community where the Twelve weren’t present. And the Author of John very clearly associates his narrator with the Inner circle of Jesus, who the Christian community by this point would have known to be the twelve. So no need to talk about it a lot.
Given these features, I’m skeptical of the idea that there is any compelling need to read the Twelve as only a later symbol. They are treated as quite concrete by most of the NT.
However, it is true that the Twelve are not as important as later tradition makes them out to be, since Paul is counted an Apostle and so are a great number of other people- all of whom have a high status in the Church. (including James Brother of Jesus). So while the Twelve probably were Jesus inner circle, there are definite signs that their role in the increasingly-Gentile Church was not one of an absolutely distinct kind of authority.
regardless of what you think of Russell Brand i think we can all acknowledge that his works on logic that he cowrote with Whitehead are very important and influential
meh, I didn’t like his work “On Denoting”. I think it paved the way too much for Ayer’s logical positivism.
On Denoting isn’t a bad argument though… And you could make the same argument against just about any philosopher.
"I don’t much like Kant, I think his work "The Critique of Practical Reason" paved the way for far too many people talking about abstract Willing as the sole source of morality. "
Philosopher’s should be judged for their ideas, not the incidental historical use of those ideas.
(I’m not even a big Russell Fan, but On Denoting is a pretty important attempt to answer several huge questions in the Philosophy of Language)
It seems to me that there are (at least) two fundamental kinds of relationships possible between me and other things, “being” and “having” (note that this distinction comes from Gabriel Marcel). Having should be understood as “dominion over” things that we have are things which we claim to some degree control over. Things that we are exist beyond such control, they are facts about us in such a manner that it is difficult to imagine that we have any dominion over them. In this particular sense of talking then, I have money, I am mortal. There are many cases which are borderline, but we can meaningfully say one aspect is more present. For example, we could either say I have knowledge or I am knowledgeable, but to me it seems that knowledge is in general a possession, one has dominion over it, and it can be manipulated in certain ways. Now, I am not sure if one had Truth in any more total sense than the mere possession of pieces of knowledge it would be appropriate to say we have the truth, since Truth is not subject to mortal dominion in that way on the overwhelming majority of topics, in fact Truth exerts dominion over our intellectual faculties, as their proper end and superior.
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existentialism comforts me.
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go HAM to this emotionally and vocally
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