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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Or rather by accepting "his place" and then trying to repackage that acceptance as a Morally Superior position. You know, as CON-Feed tries to prop up and infuse his one-sided "Interal Focus" idea as a positive and tries to disparage what he calls the effort "To Have White Folks Change" as a negative... as if his view is certifiably better, more focused, more concerned, more appropriate and more constructive and instructive towards the uplift and forward flow of the Black Community and its...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Thank you... I'm trying to understand the Super-Negro thingy... Here it is, a whole symposium dedicated to how we can [better] "help ourselves" (because in some ways we aren't), but this Noble Negro Notion of Saving America, if not the world, becomes a counterpoint to suggestions that we "govern ourselves" - focus on administering directly to our needs and not relying on others to do so? You have got to be kidding me... At the very least, after Katrina, a FEMA like Ministry of Emergency...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: License to Drink?

MBM ·
Easily. They are already required by law to check ID for age. So the ID has something on it which says that this person is not eligible to buy alcohol - heck a scarlet letter or something. Precisely. Someone who has committed a number of DUI's does not deserve the privilege to drive and further endanger others. In the same way that sexual predators are required to "check in" with the local police any time they move - this would be a similar penalty to try to prevent a needless death or...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

MBM ·
Interesting. I haven't thought about this a whole lot, and I'm not sure that my thoughts will be completely coherent (so what else is new right? ), but I'll give it a shot. It seems to me that the above statement suggests a randomness about the universe that belies the extraordinary complexity and organization that, in fact, actually exists. With the example of the butterfly impacting Ricardomath's birth as context, think about the realm of coincident events that would have had to occur to...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Vox ·
Well, I don't know if it's a ploy or not, but unless this woman is a mouthpiece, saying what he demands her to say, I don't see what exactly is wrong with her saying it. On the other hand, it seems to me that most of the Democrats, including black democratic officials, for my entire lifetime, have been talking about a candidate doing what's best for "us," when they talk to us. But they always talk the talk without walking the walk, and I think it costs us. You say that there's hell to pay...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Where would I be now if my parent's never met?

ricardomath ·
I suspect that there is no true randomness in the universe, only aparent randomness, and that the universe simply evolves deterministicaly. The complex interactions of the constituent parts appears random to us because of a lack of knowledge of exactly how things are, and a lack of computational ability to follow the consequences, even if we had the knowledge. It is not so much that the butterfly "causes" the hurricane by flapping its wings, but rather that the flapping of its wings is...
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Re: If you were president.....

EbonyRose ·
Oh this is an easy one!! If I were president .... Iraq - there would be no Iraq situation. We wouldn't have our azzes in Iraq, since we've got no business being there!! Hundreds of our soldiers would still have their lives and their families. (Unlike they do right now.) The economy - I would have continued with the sucessful, surplus-creating policies that were in place, expanded on them when necessary and we would have no economy situation (as we have now!) North Korea - See Iraq! And add,...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

soul_doctor73 ·
When I wrote this post in July, I posted it at maybe a dozen other forums and have probably replied concerning it more than two hundred times. I am routinely accused of being bereft of knowledge, lacking compassion, being self-righteous, and hateful, only to be coddled as misguided and immature. Up until now, I have argued against dissenters according to the rules of intellectual debate, assuming my opponents would govern themselves accordingly. Christians, being the majorty of respondants...
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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
Offbeat Leftist's New Take on Bogota An oil union chief and former caddie drawn to salsa bars, Mayor-elect Luis Eduardo Garzon aims to fight poverty. By Ruth Morris, Special to The Times BOGOTA, Colombia "” Luis Eduardo Garzon is hardly part of Colombia's ruling elite. He doesn't own a tie, he didn't finish college, and he hangs out in sweaty salsa clubs. But after a turbulent electoral weekend, he has streaked into the stratosphere "” a former golf caddie turned shining star of Colombia's...
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Re: CONSPIRACIES

Goshtoire ·
Mr. Chester That quote is mine, though the idea has been around for centuries. It is my own personal philosophy for making many important decisions. The best example is probably the choice of political ideology. Let us say we have a Left-Right grid. Pure communism would collapse in about a decade. Moderate communism would fail in a couple of decades. Socialism would decay in a couple of centuries. - Moderate Capitalism would decay in a couple of centuries. Pure Capitalism would fail in a...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
Wow I'm late but I'll post my opinion anyway. First I've read through a great deal of everyone's posts and my first question is to the individuals who are basically WHINING: I mean it seems you guys can't take the HEAT? There's great irony in the fact that these guys are huffing and puffing over some bias (future Republicans if not already) when none of you have conceded to so-called "truths." The so-called relationship problems between black men and women is not unilateral and will always...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

ricardomath ·
So, did the viagra help him or hurt him? Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch Cauca, Colombia
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

Knowledgeseeker ·
Well i put those questions out there to spark real debate about the issues and get away from pointing the finger. As far as this homosexuality is concerned, hey two consenting adults can do whatever they want behind closed doors thats there right. But i do take acception to people who say homosexuality has not had an impact on black community,this is certainly not the case. From my experiences most gay sistas ive met or have know somewhere along the line has a real issue with men whatever it...
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Re: Good News From Colombia (for once!)

ricardomath ·
Leftist Bogota mayor begins work BBC News Thursday, 1 January, 2004, 22:43 GMT The post is seen as the second most important in Colombia A former trade union leader has taken up his post as mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogota, pledging to fight poverty, hunger and unemployment. Luis Eduardo Garzon is one of more than 1,000 mayors beginning terms of office after being elected in October. Mayor of Bogota is considered the second most important political post in Colombia after the...
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Re: Black Conservatives: Uncle Toms or Legitimate Voices?

jazzdog ·
My beliefs: Smaller federal government, put more power back in the hands of the states to govern themselves. The federal government should be concerned with major issues that the states cannot and are not equipped to deal with such as defense of the country, raising of revenue for programs, international trade and so on. Strong defense, as a ex-military and the father of a Marine, I expect that when we send our kids to war send them equipped to win from the outset. Strong foreign policy that...
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Re: The Case for Repatriation

soul_doctor73 ·
If one considers the fact that at the release of the former southern slaves, none of them were given a viable means by which they could sustain themselves or 'money'. They were not given a way to financially etablish themselves independantly of their former slave owners and as a result were subjectively forced to return to 'work' for them. The black codes of the 1800s resulting from the civil war prevented any former slave from equal opportunity at life and liberty specifically for this...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Nmaginate ·
My point was that the Constitution was/is Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree. Of course, I know my view is "radical"... hence the quote of mine (taken from a post on another site) that I have dubbed, "The Doctrine Of RADICAL Change". I contend that in order to properly respect BLACK humanity then a Constitutional Convention should be convene wherein ALL "Americans" - and not just White males - can have their input into the "Law Of The Land". That doesn't mean that you "Throw The Baby Out With The...
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Re: Blacks and Guns

MBM ·
Great question! I know there are some interesting perspectives among members here. Vox, in particular, has some legal thoughts on the 2nd Amendment that I hope he chimes in with. I respond to this question in a couple of ways. First, the constitutional elements of this question are completely unpersuasive to me. While I, of course, respect the role that the constitution plays in American life, I completely reject the notion that "Original Intent" is something that should strictly bind us...
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Re: "Why do They Hate Us?"

Noah The African ·
Toussaint, implicit in the essay by Sowell was relative juxtaposition. He compared and contrasted for the specific purpose of noting that one is superior and the other is inferior, what would have been the point otherwise? Sowell seemed to have left out the CAUSE of how the EUROPEANS rose to the TOP and the Arab World has gone to the middle of the humanity pack. Generally, military power decided the allocation of wealth and status. When the Arab armies were superior, then they ruled and were...
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

Vox ·
Sheba, that assumes that the Bible is His word. If it's not his word, then your statement about the precautions he would take as to His word don't apply. The Book of Mormon claims to be God's word. The Qur'An claims to be God's word. The Ifa Oracle of the African religions you want to save Africans from... all of these things and more claim to be God's word. Rael, the guy who says aliens are the creators, says that they came and spoke right to him. The people who believe in these different...
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Re: MY Way or Hell!

shebakoby ·
They are indeed too contradictory for them ALL to be right. The issue then is what is the true source, based on the teachings therein. Muhammed copied a great deal from Judaism, tacking aspects of it onto his own deity Allah-Akbar, who happened to be the favorite pagan deity of his clan. Akbar refers to the Moon god that was worshipped in pagan Arabia. Joseph Smith claimed to have seen an angel that gave him the extension known as "the Book Of Mormon". Notwithstanding that nothing in the...
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Re: YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGION BY OLUWOLE

Fagunwa ·
Why do you need an entity outside of yourself to "govern (Y)our spiritual actions"? How do you "manipulate (Y)our emotions now? You cultivate your spirit by doing what OA told you in another thread, developing IWA PELE meaning good character or smooth character. "Traditional Yoruba" is not a religion it is a way of viewing existence, it is a culture and if you are not born into it it takes years to become. We do not hand out tracks and you don't just come to real elders and say "teach me...
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Re: Reincarnation?

Rosslyn ·
Mr. Webster defines reincarnation as rebirth in new bodies or forms of life. We are Spirit and body (the Higher Self and the Lower Self). The Spirit is eternal. Our bodies are temporal. Another way of looking at the Spirit is like that of energy, actually it is energy but that's a whole different topic. Therefore the laws governing energy govern the Spirit. Energy, like Spirit, can't be destroyed it can only take on a new form. So when we die our physical death our essence which...
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Re: Reincarnation?

kresge ·
Just a couple of questions for you regarding the above: 1. What is the basis of your ontology (the spirit/body dualism)? 2. How do you know that spirit is energy and not matter? 3. What is the relationship between spirit and consciousness? In most forms of reincarnation, there is an assumption of some kind of continuity of consciousness. Thus, when the form changes, is there some sense in which there is still a "self."
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Re: Double Standard, BW open your options, BM stick with BW,.. What's wrong with this?

Sandye ·
I don't care who does what. Running my life takes 24/7 and I could use a few more hours in the day to accomplish the things that are truly important to me. I don't care if people date outside their race, or even their species if that is what turns them on. I love Black men and make no apologies for it. Interracial dating is here to stay. Some people are okay with it and some are pissed. But as my Granddaddy used to say - the only person's opion that is important enough to govern your...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

Nmaginate ·
Well, since TAXATION has been mentioned here... I've long since advocated BLACK CONTROL OF BLACK TAXES which by definition forms a basis for political and economic autonomy. Given the magnitude of the Reparations project, it stands to reason that there must be an organizational structure to implement/administer Reparations. There is then no reason why we should not only assert our right to establish, control and run such an organization but also seek to govern our affairs. What could be more...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

HeruStar ·
I think we should have a black electorate. The Reparations project should be one lump sum. A fund so to speak, that we govern over. We have the means and the intellectual resources to create our own bureaucratic black body politic, all we need is the funding. Yeah, some can say, why don't we just take our own money and throw it into a big "black" pot. I'd say, one we don't have enough, two, that's a socialist view, and three I'm not willing to count all the labor we put into this country as...
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Re: Ideal reparations.

IRONHORSE ·
Oh hell no--now I know you're smoking weed. More boring, generalized statements that sound amazingly like a generic knock-off of what I already stated several pages ago. "What they will allow," huh? That sounds like another sorry ass cop out: "We couldn't get what we wanted because the man wouldn't let us have it." I'm sick of this debate because it keeps going in circles--it's full of fictitious afrocentric bedtime stories, bias, lies, contradictions and ambiguity. When you give a complete...
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Re: What Would You Say It Is That We Should Hold White People Responsible For?

Nmaginate ·
Virginia was nearly half black, and the white population lived in constant fear of slave insurrection. The main instrument of control was the militia. So critical was the militia for slave control that, in the main, the southern states refused to commit their militia to the war against the British... http://www.vpc.org/fact_sht/hidhist.htm "...[the] armed and universally deputized white population was necessary to protect whites from European powers and Native Americans and to maintain...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
Shemika, Are you curious what the "Truth" is regarding the intimidation of Black voters in Florida in the 2000 election? Well, your precious Traditional Values Coalition has the "Truth".
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Re: Morality without religion.

Kai ·
Peace.... Without applying the weight of a greater authority how do you go about convincing people that they should behave in any particular way? Immanuel Kant argued that without promise or threat there is no motivation to adhere to a moral duty. If the universe has no instructions with it, how do you know the rules? I think Nietzche argument becomes more relevant at this point, If we simply look at Natural law, we can find nothing to prevent the strong from overpowering and dominating the...
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Re: Adultery: Should it be harshly punished???

Nikcara ·
Virtue, the reason that adultery is not harshly treated in the US is because of the separation of church and state. Morality is subjective, religious beliefs are based on tenets that may or may not agree with the sentiments of other religions of people in the country. The US is a nation of laws, a government of the people and by the people. The people who "founded" this country came here for religious freedom, therefore the people who founded the country wanted to make sure that no religious...
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Re: Confronting White Privilege

Nmaginate ·
"There's a lot of people in the world who don't believe that people whose skin color may not be the same as ours can be free and self-govern. I reject that. I reject that strongly. I believe that people who practice the Muslim faith can self-govern. I believe that people whose skins aren't necessarily "” are a different color than white can self-govern. " That's one of my All Time Favorites!
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Re: Does "American" = White?

Nmaginate ·
Does "American" = White? George Bush seems to think so... "There's a lot of people in the world who don't believe that people whose skin color may not be the same as ours can be free and self-govern. I reject that. I reject that strongly. I believe that people who practice the Muslim faith can self-govern. I believe that people whose skins aren't necessarily "” are a different color than white can self-govern. " From the "Back By Popular Demand" files...
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Re: Does "American" = White?

peopleofcolor ·
I don't know if bush and white people are trying to be racist or its just apart of there freaking culture. That sounded like non-whites or brown people need whitey puck ass to control us and govern us, thats Bs. I swear one day all those brown people going to unite and kick some whity ass to humble them egocentric pricks.
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Re: Some people are mad at Paramount for making "Get Rich or Die Trying" and NOT 50 cent

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
You are certainly not the only one who are posting "discusting" concepts. You see HeruStar the folly in attempting to govern yourself with respect to staying within the approval of your long time adversary is only trumped by the practice of ABANDONING WHAT YOU BELIEVE BECAUSE YOUR ADVERSARY BELIEVES IN THE SAME THING AND DARED TO COMMENT AGAINST AN OFFENSE BEFORE YOU DID. In my view of what you have written thus far on this board it seems that you suffer from this condition. You appear to be...
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Re: TRUTH ABOUT RACE (A MUST READ)

Butterfly ·
*Shakes head* This is why I don't like some Afrocentrics, do we really need this,No!
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Re: Should we stay or go

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
If this is so then please tell me by what authority did the United Nations have in imposing economic sanctions upon Iraq? What FORMAL IRAQI GOVERNMENT CHANNEL has asked "the United States to depart their country"? So Isome - do you think that the Iraqi people don't realize that under Saddam they only had one candidate to vote and that you had to be a member of the Baath Party to receive resources that allow you to survive? Now they have a government of their choosing taking power. Certainly...
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Re: Should we stay or go

Isome ·
This is how it starts -- it being the conversational rathole. You don't realize the fallacy of your question, because you don't realize the shallowness of your thought processes. The US did not impose economic sanctions on its own authority. It went through the UN. Now that's it on the subject of sanctions. You have to be constrained because you have conversational ADD. Nonsensical. The guerilla warfare is ongoing, that is your clue that you are not wanted in another peoples' nation.
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Michael ·
....more on the truly sleazy, as it relates to no good Judge Kevin Ross, another university educated misfit from the Black community! ...below is a link that contains material addressed to me, by at least one member of this message board, material that I had to respond to, rather than remain silent, and let falsehoods stand as being factual. "Lights out convict" by Isome .........Isome meet a convict , convict meet Isome. Well Isome, and/or anyone else of similar erroneous expression, it...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Asks Governor Swarzenegger For Clemency of "Tookie"

Michael ·
Watts is now a safer place for all to live. The Gang community will not take precedence over law abiding People of the State of California. Lawmakers give thanks for Watts renewal LOS ANGELES "” The City Council paid tribute Tuesday to the multi-agency task force which turned life around for residents in a crime-infested, gang-controlled triangular patch of Watts. Councilwoman Janice Hahn led the council's salute to the City Attorney's Office, Police Department and the Department of Building...
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Re: The "Only" Federalized City in AmeriKKKa

Iam ·
This is a insightful article I found while researching "Federalized cities". This is one of two. Too much info for both articles here. http://www.newswatchmagazine.org/apr02/apr02.htm This is only the first two pages of the actual issue Terrorism: Who Benefits? Who benefits from terrorism - especially in the United States? Who would be so insensitive to allow terrorists to proceed in their work of destruction? Only if we have an understanding that there are traitors to our "Republican" form...
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Re: Bible = The Word of God?

MidLifeMan ·
Why is it hard to believe? The INFINTE God also seems to have, in His design, rules and laws that govern it. Why not one set of rules or way a person should seek to develop into the spiritual being He desires? I mean...there are those that say it's hard to belive in ANY God concept. So because some may not accept, or like that notion of a single way, it's not a possibility?
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Re: Will I be labeled an "illegal"?

EbonyRose ·
I voted "no". If you have written and are "allowed" to go to Columbia to work, then it's not like they aren't going to know you're coming; it's not like your wife is smuggling you in; and it's very doubtful they would let you go there/be there/remain there without going through the proper "legal" channels to do so. Now, whether or not that would make you the same as your wife, I don't know. Depends on how she got here in the first place. You say she "found" a job here. However, you're also...
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Re: Morality without religion.

Black Viking ·
Does standardized religion justify moral position? Not meaning to simply turn your words around. The reason I ask is because my experience has been otherwise. From what I've seen, morality doesn't require religion... and religion doesn't require morality. They are two separate and independent things that do not require each other to exist. Simple answer... yes. I'm a very strong believer in Natural Law. Every action has a natural consequence. Often times, several natural consequences. When...
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Re: Morality without religion.

MidLifeMan ·
Right! But WHY do some people adhere to the consequences and others don't? I speed in my car all the time. I know it's wrong and illegal and I could get a ticket but I do it. But you won't find me with a gun trying to rob a bank. I'll risk the ticket but not half my life in jail. It would almost seem that many of us are NOT governed by these laws – pedophiles, rapist, robbers, and murders etc And doesn't religion try to define natural laws i.e. God's laws?
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Re: Morality without religion.

Black Viking ·
I 100% agree with what EP wrote above. But, I feel the need to respond to this... Everyone adheres to Natural Law. They don't have any other choice. Neither of these two examples have anything to do with Natural Law. They are both examples of the laws of men. Well... the majority of us are not pedophiles, rapists, robbers, and murderers. But, for those that are, there are still natural consequences for their behavior. Society eventually destroys such people... one way or another. It does...
 
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