• Is this the cause of all human suffering?

    The voice in our heads.
    The voice in our heads.
    22 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you think knowledge is important?

    I think it is necessary to make progress.
    I think it is necessary to make progress.
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do we exist?

    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Liberals, did you know that pretending to like minorities doesn't mean you actually like them?

    Actions speak louder than words.
    Actions speak louder than words.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does existence precede essence?

    Best answer: Both of your variables (essence, existence), when you provide definitions, will provide the answer. Thus, for Plotinus, Essence precedes existence, and existence is erroneous. For Plato, Essence subsumes essence. For Aristotle, "essence" = "first cause" or "unmoved Mover," and... show more
    Best answer: Both of your variables (essence, existence), when you provide definitions, will provide the answer. Thus, for Plotinus, Essence precedes existence, and existence is erroneous. For Plato, Essence subsumes essence. For Aristotle, "essence" = "first cause" or "unmoved Mover," and existence is therewith the eudaemonia we seek to become and refine. For Sartre, he posited or recognized no Essence, hence all was "brave new world" of "mature atheist" making the eudaemonic best of one's "surround." For Jesus, "Before Abraham was, I AM" (a clear Essence demonstration or "Truth claim").

    Somewhat related: "Return to the One: Plotinus's Guide to God-Realization;" "The Path of the Higher Self;" "Man, Master of His Destiny;" "Totality and Infinity."
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • How can you not laugh at atheists?

    Best answer: New Atheists aren't the brightest.
    Best answer: New Atheists aren't the brightest.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • If you had no problem with the human soul, what is left to make you love someone?

    Best answer: `Attachment` is innate to us; `Love` is probably an effect of understandings gleaned through time, and often accompanied by sexual attraction or blood - bonding.
    Best answer: `Attachment` is innate to us; `Love` is probably an effect of understandings gleaned through time, and often accompanied by sexual attraction or blood - bonding.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What do you think would happen to the story if Little Red Riding Hood was a boy?

    Best answer: Boys are more aggressive, and less likely to be in precarious situations. The whole point of the story was that a vulnerable person was put in a surprising dangerous situation. So now the character is less vulnerable, so there's less dramatic effect. Now you would have to explain why the boy was overpowered by... show more
    Best answer: Boys are more aggressive, and less likely to be in precarious situations. The whole point of the story was that a vulnerable person was put in a surprising dangerous situation. So now the character is less vulnerable, so there's less dramatic effect. Now you would have to explain why the boy was overpowered by the wolf. I think it overall lessens the story. The outcome would be less believable if the boy was eaten, and predictable if the boy wins against the wolf. You'd have to have a very young boy for it to work at all, I think. What's the point of this? Is it some sort of assignment? Or are you just curious?
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • I am looking for topics for essays?

    I am an Author. I write mostly blogs and essays, some science-fiction. I am interested in robotics, epistemology, psychology, psychology of religion, comparative religion, transhumanism, human rights, morality/ethics, neuro-computational theories, memetics, many of the sciences, not much into mathematics (Not my... show more
    I am an Author. I write mostly blogs and essays, some science-fiction. I am interested in robotics, epistemology, psychology, psychology of religion, comparative religion, transhumanism, human rights, morality/ethics, neuro-computational theories, memetics, many of the sciences, not much into mathematics (Not my strong suit). Any ideas, or questions, to spawn creative thinking would be fitting.
    5 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Why do people still always say the age-old cliche 'Be Yourself'?

    The fact of the matter is telling someone to be there self is actually bad advice. You don't need to copy others, but simply learn from them and become someone else. Yeah I said it, you wanna become someone else! You really need to ask yourself, what do these quaint common sayings even mean nowadays? Every time... show more
    The fact of the matter is telling someone to be there self is actually bad advice. You don't need to copy others, but simply learn from them and become someone else. Yeah I said it, you wanna become someone else! You really need to ask yourself, what do these quaint common sayings even mean nowadays? Every time I hear these age-old cliches that the masses agree with, I really start to question the validity of them. Sure, they sound nice and sugary. But is that saying really true? Do you really wanna be yourself? I'm a pretty well-off guy with a pretty successful business, and if I was to honestly reassess my life, if I went about things with the advice of 'being myself', I'd be lazy and broke. I think we're all meant to be a lot more than what we're pretending to be right now. So look, you gotta become someone else before you discover who you really are. The real you: I don't think you really know that person yet. I promise you this is true. He/she's been over educated or under educated. You didn't get the right information to actually become who you really are because the school systems don't teach you how to find and discover the real you. Think about it, how many times have you heard "Just be yourself"? Has it really helped you? I'd love to hear your comments.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is every person an individual?

    Best answer: Yes, every person is.
    Best answer: Yes, every person is.
    22 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does it shock you that there are Westerners still adhering to religion?

    How utterly embarrassing and debasing. God(s) is/are not real. If he/they were, he/they would have presented himself/themselves to the world by now. Religion is all fake superstitious nonsense invented by very primitive people to control other people for their own ends. Religion has been a very stagnating and... show more
    How utterly embarrassing and debasing. God(s) is/are not real. If he/they were, he/they would have presented himself/themselves to the world by now. Religion is all fake superstitious nonsense invented by very primitive people to control other people for their own ends. Religion has been a very stagnating and unnecessarily divisive force throughout history and continues to be one today. There exists not a single creationist argument that has not been debunked. Religion has been a motivating factor for a grossly massive number of pointless atrocities, societal conflicts and wars that have claimed the lives of many people throughout the centuries, racially eligible and not. ‚Äč Many religions also promote notions like universal togetherness (leads to racial and ethnic heterogeneity) and unreasonable expectations of forgiveness, so it is detrimental from the perspective of survival. A potentially dangerous element. Are you seriously telling me that all of those people in the Medieval era and before were correct?! There are loads of denominations and sects of religion (numbering in the thousands). Which one is the correct one?!
    18 answers · 1 week ago