Wed 30 Jan, 2008 06:27 am - Welcome to this site, jh7. I'll look forward to reading your posts.
[quote=jh7] Truth is not necessarily "that which works" but rather truth is "truth". Does knowing... (view)
Mon 21 Jan, 2008 02:10 pm - One of the points that was made in the documentary was that the various methods of execution were developed entirely without medical input. One reason given for this was that it would be ethically... (view)
Fri 18 Jan, 2008 09:01 am - It would be relevant to this thread to mention a documentary which was shown on BBC2-TV in Britain on Tuesday of this week. Michael Portillo set out to investigate not the morality of the policy of... (view)
Fri 11 Jan, 2008 08:27 am - Thanks for these interesting thoughts, Aedes.
It is certainly true that my moral thinking is heavily imbued with consequentialism. I do not believe, however, that it is the whole story. When... (view)
Thu 10 Jan, 2008 08:19 am - Hello Aedes. There is something metaphysical about this debate since we are agreed in opposing capital punishment and are merely engaged in weighing up the respective merits of two arguments... (view)
Wed 9 Jan, 2008 08:41 am - Aedes, I'm with you in opposing the death penalty but (though it might be splitting hairs), I cannot agree that the inevitable imperfections of the justice system is the crucial factor. It is... (view)
Sun 6 Jan, 2008 09:52 am - Our attitude to the death penalty should be based on the moral position that to end a human life is an evil act which is can only be justified by the need to avoid a greater evil. If someone is... (view)
Thu 13 Dec, 2007 10:03 am - [quote=Didymos Thomas] In both cases, the music was good for what it was, the blues was dirty and soulful, the 80's metal loud, and all for show, but the former I considered to be art, the... (view)
Fri 14 Sep, 2007 07:57 am - :) Thanks for this, Boagie. I found it very helpful. You are obviously right: myths only do their job if they are read in a manner which can be characterised as imaginative, figurative, poetic,... (view)
Thu 13 Sep, 2007 06:52 am - [quote=boagie]
It has also been said religion is misenterpreted mythology. Mythology is often interpreted as the other man's religion. Mythology though seem less powerful if it is not... (view)