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by Hugh
09 Jan 2011, 20:41
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: ALL THINGS WORLD JUNIORS RELATED.
Replies: 11
Views: 5996

fu** that game.
by Hugh
04 Jan 2011, 23:01
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

The instinct is probably a throwback to its ancestral species, around prior to dogs (and other animals ) being domesticated. Even though (as you said) the dog hasn't been hunting before its training, it still knows what to do as it is a basic survival instinct. It's not naturally a domesticated ani...
by Hugh
07 Dec 2010, 07:58
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Ideas on how to make money...
Replies: 30
Views: 8835

Get in contact with some contractors (walk up, phonebook, online, etc) and tell whoever is in charge that'll you'll do any grunt work needed for some money. idk how easy that'd be to do in panama but I've learned (after many failed money making schemes) that its often easiest to just do a few days ...
by Hugh
01 Dec 2010, 03:46
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

1. If there's no biological reason for that progression (i.e. the tendency to be empathetic in the first place) then progression will be extremely slow at best and non-existant at worst. 2. Not sure if I follow you here. Are you saying that a society cannot be morally progressive without a higher po...
by Hugh
30 Nov 2010, 22:12
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

I get what you're trying to say but I don't think that there is such a thing as a perfect code of morality, there's always going to be shades of grey in any moral decision and given the way that people's needs change over time it's impossible to have a static "perfect morality". The bible is basical...
by Hugh
30 Nov 2010, 18:05
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

Obviously the entire discussion of morality doesn't need to (and shouldn't) be handed over to biologists, they're not the most qualified people for that. But what I was saying is that biologists think that empathy in humans is a result of the unique structure of the brains of higher primates and tha...
by Hugh
29 Nov 2010, 20:58
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

Dude morality is what we make of it as a society. As a Christian you would hold that the beliefs of the ancient Greeks and Romans were false but would you go so far as to say that they were an immoral people? By todays standards their laws might be considered lax in certain areas but on the whole yo...
by Hugh
29 Nov 2010, 05:55
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

I don't see how you can have any moral code or a conscience without a God. Anyways, morality in society today has religious roots. To be honest I find it kind of offensive when religious people say stuff like this; it's like there's a pervasive attitude in evangelical religions that non-religious p...
by Hugh
29 Nov 2010, 03:49
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

About what Hugh said, if personal failure can be rationalized, is it failure at all? Then, can a godless person do wrong? You don't have to be godless to rationalize your failure, it's as simple as saying that something that you did isn't your fault. Politicians who are religious regularly do this ...
by Hugh
28 Nov 2010, 03:25
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

Nat_H wrote:Here's a question:

What does a godless person say about not measuring up to his/her own moral standards? Or, is this situation impossible?
They rationalize it away or find a way to make up for their mistake.

How do religious people do it?
by Hugh
26 Nov 2010, 06:05
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

"The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?” -Judith Hayes.

Wish I'd thought of that myself.
by Hugh
18 Nov 2010, 22:43
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

America is a Christian nation in the same way that the U.N. Security council is ruled by the Chinese. That is to say, Christians are by no means in charge but they are such a loud and vocal group that they make it almost impossible to enact lasting reform in certain areas of science and medicine. Si...
by Hugh
18 Nov 2010, 05:21
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

I'm sure I would be most awestruck if I were to lay eyes on this person but the sad truth is that more people believe in the church and the bible than believe in the teachings of jesus. I can sympathize with your point of view, really I can but from where I and most other non-religious folk stand we...
by Hugh
18 Nov 2010, 02:21
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

The slaves it is talking about there were people that Israel was supposed to drive out or destroy, and many Christian scholars would say that this is a more humane treatment than the driving out or killing of them. Mel Gibson would say: "Freeeeeeeedommmmmmm!" I'm glad you found my questions interes...
by Hugh
17 Nov 2010, 23:32
Forum: Off the Field
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2399
Views: 250565

That passage does not provide better context at all, and it doesn't go along with the article. It's exactly as I stated before, there is one set of rules for hebrews who have fallen on hard times and sell themselves to their debtors to rid themselves of their debts. The problem is that there is quit...