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    Thread: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis
Post: RE: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis

(September 26, 2022 at 12:20 am)AFTT47 Wrote: It just grounds you in reality. Your contributions are valuable but you should stay aware that there is a literal infinity of room left into which you ...
Belacqua Atheism 42 571 September 26, 2022 at 1:15 am
    Thread: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis
Post: RE: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis

Just to confuse things further, some modern translators use the word "pride" to translate Aristotle's term "megalopsyche." Literally, as you can see, it just means "great-souled." "Pride" is an extr...
Belacqua Atheism 42 571 September 25, 2022 at 8:15 pm
    Thread: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis
Post: RE: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis

(September 25, 2022 at 11:52 am)John 6IX Breezy Wrote: I think that's potentially a good description of pride—a standard people believe they deserve to have relative to others. And a big part of Chr...
Belacqua Atheism 42 571 September 25, 2022 at 3:23 pm
    Thread: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis
Post: RE: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis

(September 25, 2022 at 9:05 am)Duty Wrote: Agreed - it's a matter of definitions to a degree, it's just that winning a sense of pride for worthwhile achievements seems fundamental to me, and yet the...
Belacqua Atheism 42 571 September 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm
    Thread: Science Poll!
Post: RE: Science Poll!

(March 22, 2022 at 11:39 am)Istvan Wrote: Please choose the statement you feel better describes scientific inquiry: Statement #1: Science is a self-correcting construct through which we discover tr...
Belacqua Philosophy 9 320 September 25, 2022 at 6:56 am
    Thread: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis
Post: RE: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis

(September 25, 2022 at 4:41 am)Duty Wrote: Is it wrong to take pride in one's appearance monsieur Lewis? :cuckoo cuckoo: Quote: He also writes about the great sin: pride, which he argues to be the ...
Belacqua Atheism 42 571 September 25, 2022 at 5:58 am
    Thread: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis
Post: RE: Pride - the worst sin according to C.S.Lewis

(September 24, 2022 at 6:21 pm)Duty Wrote: According to the (in)famous book by C S Lewis (an English author) "Mere Christianity", pride is the worst. Yet I feel/think/deduce that having pride in one...
Belacqua Atheism 42 571 September 24, 2022 at 7:17 pm
    Thread: Jellyfish have no brain - can they feel pain?
Post: RE: Jellyfish have no brain - can they feel pain?

(September 24, 2022 at 7:41 am)Duty Wrote: Or pleasure or...well, anything really?  One for the ghost of Descartes probably but I'd say no - they feel nothing. Thoughts? This is kind of tricky... ...
Belacqua Philosophy 9 131 September 24, 2022 at 7:59 am
    Thread: Anti-Hijab movment in Iran
Post: RE: Anti-Hijab movment in Iran

(September 23, 2022 at 9:50 pm)Eclectic Wrote: According to Islamic law, the police can kill demonstrators. This 23-year-old girl was killed by the police because she demonstrated against the manda...
Belacqua Islam 42 627 September 23, 2022 at 10:41 pm
    Thread: Greek philosophers always knew about the causeless universe
Post: RE: Greek philosophers always knew about the cause...

Where's VulcanLogician, by the way? He would enjoy this.
Belacqua Philosophy 10 200 September 23, 2022 at 7:15 am
    Thread: Greek philosophers always knew about the causeless universe
Post: RE: Greek philosophers always knew about the cause...

(September 23, 2022 at 3:58 am)Interaktive Wrote: (September 22, 2022 at 3:04 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Please be more specific? Plato? Heraclitus, Parmenadies? Plotinus? I don't know the last name...
Belacqua Philosophy 10 200 September 23, 2022 at 6:00 am
    Thread: The concept of "spending money" as a fetish
Post: RE: The concept of "spending money" as a fetish

(September 20, 2022 at 6:34 pm)Ahriman Wrote: Why do some people spend money just for the sake of spending money? Belle Delphine has made a ridiculous amount of money doing her OnlyFans stuff (just ...
Belacqua Off Topic 14 234 September 20, 2022 at 7:12 pm
    Thread: Random Thoughts
Post: RE: Random Thoughts

(September 19, 2022 at 4:48 pm)Woah0 Wrote: I will say one thing though. Batman 2022 is a good movie. Not because i like superheroes but because it is subtle. Think of Clockwork Orange, weird punks ...
Belacqua Off Topic 8044 391850 September 20, 2022 at 1:22 am
    Thread: Random Thoughts
Post: RE: Random Thoughts

(September 19, 2022 at 4:48 pm)Woah0 Wrote: I will say one thing though. Batman 2022 is a good movie. Not because i like superheroes but because it is subtle. Think of Clockwork Orange, weird punks ...
Belacqua Off Topic 8044 391850 September 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm
    Thread: Power of Prayer and Fear of God
Post: RE: Power of Prayer and Fear of God

(September 19, 2022 at 2:56 pm)Eclectic Wrote: About the fear of God in Christianity: When I look at the dictionary, I see that there are words in the English language that have two opposite meaning...
Belacqua Atheism 33 2842 September 19, 2022 at 6:21 pm
    Thread: Power of Prayer and Fear of God
Post: RE: Power of Prayer and Fear of God

(September 19, 2022 at 2:41 pm)Eclectic Wrote: I have not read in a book, but I have heard that scientists have said that prayer is effective and the cause is not God, but by praying, the subconscio...
Belacqua Atheism 33 2842 September 19, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Thread: Church of the atheists and prayer and supplication
Post: RE: Church of the atheists and prayer and supplica...

(September 19, 2022 at 8:28 am)Eclectic Wrote: [...] So anyone who becomes atheist should be a member of philosophical religions, such as Confuciusism or humanism or ... as worldview and ideology. ...
Belacqua Atheism 23 484 September 19, 2022 at 9:55 am
    Thread: Random Thoughts
Post: RE: Random Thoughts

(September 19, 2022 at 1:34 am)Woah0 Wrote: I honestly dont get why Americans are so hugely into Superheroes. They are so childish and not in a good way. Like Narnia is for kids or Lion King, yet i ...
Belacqua Off Topic 8044 391850 September 19, 2022 at 1:44 am
    Thread: The hijab (etc) is immodest
Post: RE: The hijab (etc) is immodest

(September 17, 2022 at 11:19 am)Leonardo17 Wrote: - You are talking about issues that have to be debated. Another debate in France is on wetter the bikini-like hijab must be allowed in beaches or no...
Belacqua Islam 155 5464 September 17, 2022 at 4:35 pm
    Thread: Russia and Ukraine
Post: RE: Russia and Ukraine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i2e93jb_OE Scott Ritter on the recent Ukrainian victory.
Belacqua News & Current Affairs 1519 29435 September 13, 2022 at 6:40 pm