Wed 16 Jun, 2010 08:22 am - [quote="Victor Eremita"]Take graduate level courses, publish in well-respected philosophy journals, defend a Ph.D. dissertation, attain a tenure-track position at a university or... (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 12:58 pm - [quote="Zetherin"]This is a pleonasm, since all lies are purposeful. If one tells a a non-truth unintentionally, it isn't a lie.[/quote]
I suppose not, unless they do so as a matter... (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 10:15 am - [quote="salima"]...the only thing i would add is that the person who tells lies often enough does indeed tell himself lies and believe them. [/quote]
I know it sounds... (view)
Mon 7 Jun, 2010 12:07 pm - Good reading from the excerpt - I'd find nothing worthy of taking issue with. I would like to comment on the ideal of common sense.
[INDENT] To give some credit, credence or recognition to... (view)
Mon 7 Jun, 2010 11:53 am - [QUOTE=Jebediah;174243]I think I did, in this post or an earlier one. I'm calling spirituality "self made religion" or "personal religion".[/QUOTE]
I think based on what... (view)
Mon 7 Jun, 2010 07:02 am - Ah yes, Lying...
In almost all cases, one must be truthful; not so much for the person to whom we're speaking, but for ourselves. I've learned - quite painfully I might add - that when... (view)
Sun 6 Jun, 2010 07:17 pm - [QUOTE=prothero;173992]It is not a rejection of the notion of god or higher power or spirit but it is a rejection of organized institutional religion. It brings up the question about what a... (view)
Sun 6 Jun, 2010 07:03 pm - [QUOTE=jeeprs;173988]It's all good. A major part of the issue is that we are speaking about things that are out-of-scope for the verbal aspects of your intelligence. [/QUOTE]
Thanks Jeeprs,... (view)