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by Kurieuo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 224
Views: 2577

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Nils, yes, I'd agree with much of what Sam Harris says that free will is illusory. We have no real agency, not to the extent that we can rise above external and physical influences to do other than what we're predisposed to do by such influences. We're just in for the ride really, like Spinoza's sto...
by Kurieuo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Cute or Creepy?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Cute or Creepy?

Personally, I find what the mum made quite sweet . yes, until you start slashing through the body with a knife... Leg anyone? An arm? How bout some face! :jumping: Now you're being kind of creepy. :shock: Remind me to never let you baby sit, that is, if you ever migrate to Australia like the rest o...
by Kurieuo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: Cute or Creepy?
Replies: 9
Views: 78

Re: Cute or Creepy?

Personally, I find what the mum made quite sweet.
by Kurieuo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 224
Views: 2577

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

And logic and reason come from the brain. Call me a sucker, but I believe anything my brain tells me, because well, it (along with the rest of my body) is ME. So I'll believe whatever ME tells me to believe, right? No circularity whatsoever to see here. y=; Move along.
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 50
Views: 487

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

Iran wants to be left alone, while waging war against Israel via its proxy Hezbollah. Consider that Russia have rebuked Iran, stating they won’t accept the statements that Israel should be destroyed and wiped off the map. Consider also that it is Europe who seems to want to protect Iran from Trump's...
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 50
Views: 487

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

If you've been following the most recent news, Syrian forces going to help the YPG (Kurds) in Afrin against Turkey, it seems contrary to what the Western media portrays of Assad seeking the destruction of his Syrian people. Why do I say this? Well, let me rewind a number of years. Before I became mo...
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?
Replies: 54
Views: 451

Re: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?

K: My father-in-law escaped from Poland via Russia as a boy. Ah, so you wake up with a lass of Polish descent, as well? My bride is 100% pure Polish - which translates to 100% stubbornness, LOL. Omg, is that where it comes from? I thought it was just a woman thing. Don't ever expect a sorry or &quo...
by Kurieuo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?
Replies: 54
Views: 451

Re: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?

What are you trying to say Blessed, that there were zero? I guess there really were no nazis either. :P

My father-in-law escaped from Poland via Russia as a boy. Whole family ended split up around the world. Sadly, I never got to meet him, soo much I'd have liked to talk about.
by Kurieuo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?
Replies: 54
Views: 451

Re: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?

Philip wrote:
ACB: ...we lost respect.


So, we stood up to Japan's aggression - how the heck did we lose respect over this???

Actually, respect was lost for the US avoiding entering the war until Japan attacked.
by Kurieuo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?
Replies: 54
Views: 451

Re: WAS dropping atom bombs on WWII Japan an immoral act?

Japan were barbaric. What they did during the war to many different people, it's grace they weren't wiped off the map completely.
by Kurieuo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 224
Views: 2577

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kenny wrote:
PaulSacramento wrote:If a person has no choice in what they believe then how can what they believe be based on rational thought?

Rational thought is usually what determines what we believe.

Ken

And stimulus from the surrounding environment acting upon receptors (e.g., eyes, ears, etc) is what determines our thoughts.
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 50
Views: 487

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

I sincerely hope you're wrong. They'd never get Congress to approve it, or to send troops to fill any resulting power vacuum. Iraq opened a lot of Americans eyes to the folly of such. Watch what Lindsay Graham's response is. I'd love to be wrong, but sadly, doesn't look like I am. I can't find Lind...
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 50
Views: 487

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

Phil, if you truly believe that the US should leave Assad in power, otherwise there will be another power vacuum like in Iraq (and lets not forget Libya too), then you should know that the US, as explained recently by Tillerson , is in fact looking to remove Assad. (I just found this earlier) Note i...
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 50
Views: 487

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

Found a video, which provides some background understanding, for those who don't understand the varying groups, why they're fighting Turkey, US involvement with the groups and like:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Zx4kHLZPQ
by Kurieuo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels
Replies: 50
Views: 487

Re: Russian Jet Shot Down by Syrian Rebels

I don't know what you talking about Rick? It's morning here. Perhaps you're getting cranky. The recently bombed Syrian army (by the US), which also killed some Russians, was to protect their SDF anti-Syrian Kurds. Around 100 Syrian fighters were killed. SDF are now turning north the help the YPG fig...

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