The free-will problem. - A flaw in grand scale.

When debating with religious people something that is destined to come up is the free-will argument. It basically goes like this:

A: The "god" gave us free will so we can do what we want.

B: The "god" can't be held responsible for what humans do with their free will.

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So, the problem here is that they assume that free will exists (and that a "god" exists), but does free will really exist? - The short answer is "No", and I will prove it to you.

Pick a color that you like, any color. Now ask yourself "why do I like this color?". - The answer is bound to events that has already occured, you yourself have no say in it. If you think that you do, try the following: Imagine something that you really dislike, or really love. Now, in an instant, start to love the thing you hate/hate the thing you love. Can't do it? Of course not. You have no say in what you like and what you do not like.

Pick a direction; right, left, up, or down. - Or then again, maybe you don't choose any of the diretions mentioned, or a direction at all. Can you force the answer to be one of the unlisted directions? Yes. Is that free-will? No. You force yourself to pick as you are not satisfied with the options.

So how is this not free will? - Because you never decided on your own. Inside your head, an internal battle is unfolding as you yourself try to come with an answer, this, you are not aware of because it is an extremely fast process.

Pink and Blue.

Back in the 70's it was normal for boys to like pink and blue to girls, then this inverted so that the boys were more connected to blue, and girls to pink.

Why do most boys dislike pink nowadays? Because of culture. - "A boy should like blue and play with guns. A girl should like pink and play with dolls."

So sadly the boys think that "pink is bad due to it not being part of their gender, but the opposite gender". And girls may do the opposite.

Luckily, not all kids are brainless, and do start to wonder why this is. Some will say that they do like pink even if they are guys. Some girls will say that they do enjoy to play war, although it is a "boy thing". - What am I trying to say? - Simple. To brainwash a kid to think that x is "not for you"/"bad", has an effect on the kid if presented with it. Not only kids are susceptible to such abuse, even more "grown-ups" are mentally unstable to such degree as to accept the most irrational position if given a threat harsh enough. I.E: "If you don't accept Jay-Zus you will BARN in wool!"/"Accept Aye-Slam or jaws will dye!" - This can actually make people who are gullible enough to accept the ridiculous claim and accept the religion, which is not only unintelligent, but a great showcase of how religions bash themselves into people's life using threats. It also is a grand showcase of the person's flawed rational thinking which most likely has to do with a flawed educational-system or religious indoctrination from a very young age.

Being able to reason well WILL help one to think about options reasonably and in such way "decide" the most reasonable answer, or search for deeper understanding within the subject being discussed. - Do you decide? Yes. Is it a choice to "decide" the reasonable answer? No. You have no choice because your way of thinking determines the outcome. Yes, this can be altered depending on if you are intelligent enough to accept that you may be wrong, something that is extremely important in learning, but you will always go with what makes sense to you. BUT what about colors? Why can't we decide to like a color that we don't like? Or, if we don't dislike any colors... can we decide to dislike one color entirely? - No. If we assume that we want to dislike green, and that we like it very much, this is simply something that won't happen.

Contexts.

I never used to like purple. Now I do, and I know why:

I like purple because of this character, Akuma. It made me realize that purple really is a powerful and beautiful color.

Some people will disagree, and that is definitely understandable as people are different.

Some people that may not necessarily like purple normally, may like purple in this very context, whereas they don't like purple under normal circumstances. But do they choose to like it in this context? No.

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Ok, time to wrap this up.

Free will does not exist. It may seem like it does, but it doesn't as I have proven to you guys just now. Determinism? Absolutely. We have to determine, it is just that, well, we can't affect the determinated outcome that will be the final answer.

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Thanks for reading.

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Ryan said Faggot...

...So what?! I'll be straight (but I am not). People should stop being so damn picky about cursewords, especially when one knows that what the person said was clearly not intended. Just get over it. - Yes I am gay and no I don't give a flying FUCK about what Ryan said. Infact, I laughed. Then, I got chills because I know he may get in trouble for this and I do NOT want that. It was a mistake, not intentional, let it go. Again, people will understand that he said it out of stress and that it wasn't intentional.

Do I feel offended by this? NO! Because I understand that it WASN'T intentional. Nobody should. - If you see this after watching The Lantern Run clip, you too will understand that he sincerely did not mean to say it.

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Faith - "Because it isn't Knowledge."

This will be highly offensive to the Christian, Muslim and Jewish belief systems. - NOT the people. And if the people are offended, well, that's too bad.

"Some people need faith in their lives." = "Some people needs to not think sometimes in their lives."

"I am a man of religious faith." = "I am a man who is so secure in my beliefs that I don't need knowledge."

Religious faith is stupidity tolerated and respected, and for some reason, attacking a person's faith (stupidity) is wrong. - Now, I totally dig idiots for the sake of entertainment, but when these people's beliefs comes up in politics, like Rick Perry's, then something is fucked up, royally.

I am one of the most critical person's there is when it comes to religious beliefs. I tend to think that religious thinking is causing brain damage. Do I have evidence for such things? Yes. Scientifically proven evidence? Yes. It actually causes real brain damage. - Now get this, it is not to be offensive that I say this, it is merely truth. I know people tend to dislike truth on these forums, reflecting back on previous topics, but hey.. If you can't handle reality, you're going to have a hard time.

The scientifical evidence: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017006

Next, a fun clip. You will laugh, I guarantee you that... but who are you really laughing AT? Your own beliefs? Well, if you are religious. Most likely.

There is a long pause at 54 seconds, just hit play and the video continues.

Okay, I take it that you have watched, and laughed. - Your thoughts? - I personally find it incredible that the arabic man can believe in this total BULLSHIT.

Now, reflect upon your views. - I personally do not involve myself in supernatural nor faith based nonsense because I am not a fucking idiot. Yes, people who believe in things for which there is no evidence for are idiots in that very sense.

Next: Christianity, eviscerated by the great, late Sir Christopher Hitchens.

"The bible never encourages slavery." - It specifically tells you HOW to sell your daughter into slavery. (Ex 21:7) - If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve... (Ex 21:2) - And Jesus recommends savage beating of disobedient slaves. (Lk 12:46-47) - And, "Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear..." (1 Pet 2:18)

Lastly, Judaism is massacrated, rightfully so, for its barbaric genital mutilation tradition.

"Faith is called Faith because it is NOT KNOWLEDGE." - Sir Christopher Hitchens

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Honor and Respect. "Words that lost power."

Second time writing this... Fucking image inserter wouldn't work and crashed everything. - I may update this with a longer version more in size with the first one I wrote but now I just lost enthusiasm so i'll just write a small one.

Have you no honor?! Well, what is honor? Honor is defined in several ways. Mostly, as high respect.

You have honored your family. - How? How does one person honor an entire family? What if the rest of the family are assholes?

Medal of Honor. - The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.

The medal given to reckless soldiers who goes out and guns down people in other countries for the sake of their own countrys "security". - How this medal is supposed to give respect I do not know, mainly because for what I can understand going by the pre-requisite is that it deserves no respect at all whatsoever. ...Oh, wait.. patriotism. Heh.. funny. Fucking idiots.

To stand in honor of... - Mostly at church, burials, or at stadiums before play, or in schools. - For some reason, wearing a HAT is a bad thing because apparently wearing a HAT is offensive to national anthems, churches and schools. I don't see how. How does removing ones fucking hat equal respect? Why not remove ALL clothes?

Honor - Honesty. Honesty is to be honorable? Then don't be. if you were honest all of the time you'd be in trouble. Why? Curiosity. - Imagine you get curious about trying to drink, but you're underage. You come home and smell a bit. Your parents asks you if you have drinked any alcoholic beverages...

1. No, some guy accidently spilled some over me.

2. Yes. I was curious.

Here, you may want to tell the truth depending on how well you know your parents.

- Almost same scenario. You get curious about testing weed and a cop approaches, he doesn't see you use nor have weed, but he asks what you are doing.

1. Enjoying the sunset.

2. Preparing weed for yourself. - This gets you in jail for illegal drug posession.

Tell the truth and you are an idiot. Honest, but an idiot.

Honor has lost the power it once had on me. People used to say.. "Yagami you have no fucking honor." - "Yes I DO!" i'd reply. Now, when I realize what honor actually is, (When I was younger, like 12 or so, i'd think honor was something important, it isn't.) the answer is mostly "No". I have no honor and honor should not be automatic, depending on what definition of "honor", the answer may vary, but mostly "No".

Honor - Respect. It may very well only mean respect because that is what it is mostly referred to mean - to show high respect. Respect should NEVER be automatic, it should be EARNED and depending upon the person's performance and actions. - Same with military personell, and law enforcement. I do NOT respect their profession. Their job is to get people in jail, and to tell you how to live your life, but do I respect them as human beings..? Maybe, do they deserve it?

Edit: I just have to add this: "It has been an honor meeting you." - How? How is it an honor to meet another person? Why the automatic respect? How is meeting one person an honor? What makes the one person a honor to meet? It can be someone you look-up to, but does that make that person deserving of more respect than you? - I guess it is a matter of how one sees it. If I knew that the person I met had done something good that I personally respect, i'd probably say so. But if a person met me and said that it was an honor to meet me, i'd simply say that I am just a human just like the other person, and I deserve no extra respect for being myself.

"People found it offensive when I wore my hat in school, then they gave me the graduation hat and man was I offended." - Unknown

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Christopher Hitchens - "A genius of our time." 1949 - 2011

So my next blog (this one) was supposed to be about something else, now I feel like I have to do this..

Christopher Hitchens may not be a name many of you know about. He was an author, a journalist, and a self-proclaimed Anti-Theist.

His books are famous world-wide, perhaps some have heard of them?

GOD is NOT GREAT: How Religion Poisons Everything. No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family.

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the NonbelieverThe Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

He was, and still is, considered as one of the most intellectual people on the planet, and that will not change anytime soon.

He had the talent of speech, unlike anyone i've ever heard speaking. And I watch a LOT of debates as it is part of my interest.

Christopher Hitchens was not afraid of saying what he was thinking, much like myself. - And if you had the extraordinary chance of ever debating with him, he would tear you to shreds with his immense skills of speechcraft. In Skyrim, speech goes up to 100. If Christopher Hitchens was a character in that game, he would have the speech of several thousands. - Such was his skill of speech.

Sadly, Christopher Hitchens, one of my personal heroes, and also, one of the people I have learnt the most from by watching him debate, tragically passed away the 15:th of December from cancer.

I decided to embed a few videos of him. You may hate him, then again, you may LOVE him. No matter what you think, he is definitely, without the question of a doubt, a fucking brilliant speaker.

A cancer-sick Christopher Hitchens talking about the ignorance of folks.

Christopher Hitchens talks about Reverend Jerry Falwell.

Christopher Hitchens in a debate with a Muslim.

Hitchens schools a Muslim on free speech.

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For those of you who are thinking about saying Rest in Peace. I'll say what Hitchens would want me to say, and what I would want to have said if I had died.

FUCK YOU! I AM DEAD! I AM NOT RESTING IN PEACE, I AM FUCKING DEAD!

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Patriotism - "Bitterness and hate encouraged."

A patriot is someone who is willing to fight for trivial matters.

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.

For the very reason of definition of the word Patriot, it also is justified to be called an Idiot-concept. Being willing to kill for the sake of land is idiotic. Killing is never justified, and always wrong. Yet, patriotism is seen as a good thing in most countries. I am against such moronic principles. Why? Because just as I stated above, patriotism is "hero"ism when needed. It is senseless violence, like all violence.

Sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. It is counter-productive to the human species, and the world overall. Mostly considering that it causes wars.

Nationalism and Patriotism, what really is the difference? To be a patriot is to be hateful or bitter toward the rest of mankind. It is as wrong as it can get, and as instinctively human-like as it can get. In a word, counter-productive.

I don't see a reason to be patriotic to a certain country, nor paying any respect to a certain country. This separates me from a lot of people, sadly. If anything, be patriotic, but be so about the entire Earth, not just one small part of it. - Try to imagine a world where patriotism wasn't. - Nobody would want to conquer another country, and maybe, i'd say it is probable... people of one country would help people in another country that isn't having such a good time.

Patriotism may cause a country to say "No" to help with modernizing it. - Let's look at Africa, an entire continent. It is in bad shape. Who helps the continent? A lot of people. Is that enough? No. Countries able to help, should help. Instead of rejecting to help people due to patriotism, and agreeing to be helped, we would advance civilization. Clean water in Africa, running through pipes, not through rivers, which is forcing people to drink dirty water and get sick from it.. this can happen. So what are we waiting for? We are waiting for people to help people, and for the people who wants the help, to accept getting helped.

Just blaming patriotism for this may seem unfair, but it is nontheless a huge part of the problem.

A quick look back at a day when I was 7 years old, it has come to be known as 9/11. Americans attacked Iraq because apparently, they had crashed two planes into the Twin Towers, and also, apparently Iraq had weapons of mass-destruction. No weapons of mass-destruction was ever found, although reported that there was. It was a lie to go to war due to... patriotism, as a revenge for killing 3,000~ "American" citizens, they now wanted the blood of several thousands of Iraqi people who probably had absolutely nothing to do with anything at all. - I'll say this: Killing 3000 humans, then killing 3000 more in a different place does not equal square. It equals 6000 dead humans.

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"

- Albert Einstein

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My replies:

@gamefreak9 said:

@Yagami said:

The war was a lie, I don't need to assume, the facts speak for themselves. Mr. Hans Blix, an expert in the field, and also one of the inspectors looking for the weapons of mass-destruction has stated that none was found. You now have a new problem, one source says there is, another that there isn't. What is the best thing to do? Send more researchers to solidify the evidence, not attack

Again... NOT A LIE. They had wrong information, if I tell you something and you repeat it to someone else, your not lying ur merely spreading false information. Common sense lacking in there? Assumptions like this are worse than nationalism, they give people wrong messages, which is worse than merely enforcing messages that lots of people believe in the same land mass as you.

The war was a lie, based upon false information. The administration claimed to have gathered solid information, the information was disputed by Mr. Hans Blix as non-true as he stated that Iraq didn't (DID NOT) have access to WMD. Please, do not consult me with "common sense" here, I have a hard time not to laugh as it is.

@baconbits33 said:

@Mirado said:

@Yagami said:

Killing is never justified, and always wrong.

Clearly, you have never heard of Klondike Bars.

Honestly you constantly preach about everyone who doesn't sport your views as being counter productive, and in a way hateful. Dude you seem more hateful and counter productive than those people you accuse.

My last comment on this thread: Penis and vaginal fart.

I have never heard of a Klondike bar, but am now seriously considering, with this new information about this abominable thing, to support death sentences again. - Kidding.

- Yes, some people's views are counter-productive. - I won't deny that there are people who's thoughs I hate, I don't stop them from holding them however. Nor do I call them names for doing so, with the exception for "idiot" and... way more offensive things, however they must have said something really daft for me to go into rage-mode. - In here, I am the underdog for the sole reason of my age, and due to the way I think. People tend to dislike other younger persons who they may find smarter than they are, it is a sense of self-defense I think. A way to buff themselves up, and that is fine with me. I DO actually care for these people, I pity them lots.

@McGhee said:

Creating your own definition for what patriotism is and then attacking that definition is a logical fallacy.

Also, you are kind of annoying, a far greater crime.

The definition of patriotism: A devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty.

There you go. It fits what I said perfectly. - I find people who does not look things up before stating things as self-created rather annoying. :3

@punkxblaze said:

I don't like you very much. I don't say this very much to very many people, but you get the honor. I do not like you, no I don't.

Good post, this brings up my next topic. - What it is? Ooooh you wouldn't want to know, so I won't say it. - It is okay to not like me, I see no reason to why you shouldn't be allowed to do that. :3

@SpikeSpiegel said:

I pity your professors. How do people become so opinionated on things they are not even well informed about?

My professors have little to say about what I should think about Patriotism, and other stuff not related to school. I make up my own mind based upon what I see, read, and learn. If I feel like I am misinformed or uneducated about a certain thing, I make sure to learn, or let the people I speak to, know that I am not well versed in whatever the subject may be. If I were you, i'd do the same. You can't just go around expecting other people to tell you what to think about everything. Surely you have your own reasons for why you think certain things? :3

@StaticFalconar said:

@No0b0rAmA said:

From now on, when you feel like you want to vent some bullshit, open up notepad and write there. Not here.

@Yagami said:

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A quick look back at a day when I was 7 years old, it has come to be known as 9/11. Americans attacked Iraq because apparently, they had crashed two planes into the Twin Towers, and also, apparently Iraq had weapons of mass-destruction. No weapons of mass-destruction was ever found, although reported that there was. It was a lie to go to war due to... patriotism, as a revenge for killing 3,000~ "American" citizens, they now wanted the blood of several thousands of Iraqi people who probably had absolutely nothing to do with anything at all. - I'll say this: Killing 3000 humans, then killing 3000 more in a different place does not equal square. It equals 6000 dead humans.

Of course, the U.S went to Iraq with the intention of killing innocent people. You seriously have no idea what the fuck your talking about.

You misunderstand the point. When I say USA went, I meant that the American people were all fired up, wanting to get to war. That is not the way to treat such a situation. Most of the American people was in favor of war.

And right there you are wrong. There were protest all through out america pointing out why we shouldn't go to war. With each passing day with more news of soldiers deaths mounting left and right, public opinion of the war only got lower.

I'll cut you off here because here is where there's a collision. - I was talking about before the war had started. Not after. I do appreciate your long post however and you have my thanks for that. - I am well aware about freedom of speech and Whiskey Media not having to let me speak. It would seem a bit unfair however as I help their sites running, and I think I should have the right to speak my mind, it is not like my intention is to kill anyone. :3 Some people may be offended, but anyone can get offended by anything.

I do not appreciate however, again, that people reword my posts as to say something I didn't say. However I was perhaps unclear but I think not when I said the majority was in favor of war. - And I just have to ask... why are there still soldiers there? Let them come home. ^.^

@AlmostSwedish said:

@Yagami said:

@oatz said:

Aren't you the guy who said we're running out of oxygen?

The very same. :3 - I also pointed out and gave evidence for that it actually does as well, you may want to check that out.

@AlmostSwedish said:

Oh geez, here we go again.

@Yagami
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Sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. It is counter-productive to the human species, and the world overall. Mostly considering that it causes wars.

Nationalism and Patriotism, what really is the difference? To be a patriot is to be hateful or bitter toward the rest of mankind. It is as wrong as it can get, and as instinctively human-like as it can get. In a word, counter-productive.

I don't see a reason to be patriotic to a certain country, nor paying any respect to a certain country. This separates me from a lot of people, sadly. If anything, be patriotic, but be so about the entire Earth, not just one small part of it. - Try to imagine a world where patriotism wasn't. - Nobody would want to conquer another country, and maybe, i'd say it is probable... people of one country would help people in another country that isn't having such a good time.

Patriotism may cause a country to say "No" to help with modernizing it. - Let's look at Africa, an entire continent. It is in bad shape. Who helps the continent? A lot of people. Is that enough? No. Countries able to help, should help. Instead of rejecting to help people due to patriotism, and agreeing to be helped, we would advance civilization. Clean water in Africa, running through pipes, not through rivers, which is forcing people to drink dirty water and get sick from it.. this can happen. So what are we waiting for? We are waiting for people to help people, and for the people who wants the help, to accept getting helped.

Just blaming patriotism for this may seem unfair, but it is nontheless a huge part of the problem.

A quick look back at a day when I was 7 years old, it has come to be known as 9/11. Americans attacked Iraq because apparently, they had crashed two planes into the Twin Towers, and also, apparently Iraq had weapons of mass-destruction. No weapons of mass-destruction was ever found, although reported that there was. It was a lie to go to war due to... patriotism, as a revenge for killing 3,000~ "American" citizens, they now wanted the blood of several thousands of Iraqi people who probably had absolutely nothing to do with anything at all. - I'll say this: Killing 3000 humans, then killing 3000 more in a different place does not equal square. It equals 6000 dead humans.

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"

- Albert Einstein

First of all, patriotism is not about hating rest of mankind, it's about being proud of your heritage and your own country. That is not the same thing.

As such, being patriotic doesn't mean that you refuse to help other countries. On the contrary, you might be proud of you country for lending help to other countries. Similarly, why would a patriot want to hinder the technological advancement of his/her country? Wouldn't they want it to be the most "modern" country in the world, at the edge of science and technology?.

You paragraph on the situation in Africa is incredibly misinformed. A lot of help is already being provided. But you seem to think that it's as simple as giving more and more resources. It's not. A civilization that depends on others can never blossom in it's own right. Where's the incentive to grow when you don't need to? And frankly, I don't see how patriotism has anything to do with this.

People have already pointed out how you are wrong on Iraq, so I'll leave that be.

Look, I don't really see what you want to accomplish here. If you're trying to start a serious discussion, you should at least get your facts straight and not simplify matters so much. You already know how well that went over last time.

If you're interested in learning more, that's fine. But there are better ways of going about in than this.

Patriotism is about showing bitterness and hatered/dislike for other countries whereas holding highly to ones own country, and not so highly to the others. That is the same thing. - I agree with that it doesn't straight up lead into instant refusal of aiding other countries, but it plays a big part. - I am indeed proud to know that countries help eachother, but it could be so much better. - Now you touch on culture and "mordernity". Here I will have to say... No. Not all want to do with modernity, for example the middle-east. Iran does not want a civilized modern society. They want to be a medieval people. Atleast that's what one gets the impression of.

My paragraph about Africa is NOT misinformed, rather misread by you as I clearly state how different countries work together to lighten the continent up. - And no, I never said anything about resources, so don't put words in my mouth. I dislike that... I said that if more countries helped out, and stopped to hold back on helping, we'd make progress more quickly. You totally misunderstand the word civilization... In space, as far as we know, the only advanced civilization there is, is our own. If you want to separate Africans as a different civilization, go ahead. They are still part of the rest of the world in being one human civilization overall.

I find it incredibly close-minded of you to say that a civilization that is aided by others can't blossom in it's own right.

If you don't see how patriotism has anything to do with the will of aiding other countries... I feel bad for you.

Your definition of patriotism is not the same as the common one. Here is link to how patriotism might be defined:

  1. Special affection for one's own country
  2. A sense of personal identification with the country
  3. Special concern for the well-being of the country
  4. Willingness to sacrifice to promote the country's good

No where does it say anything about hating other countries. I think you are confusing patriotism with some form of fascism. As some one already said, making up you own definition of a word and arguing against it is a logical fallacy. Beware of those.

Your example of the middle-east his not very good. That is not due to patriotism, it's due to religion. And even so, if (hypothetically) the people thought that having religious leaders where a good thing, who are we to deny them that?

It seems to be you who misunderstand the word resources. Did you not give the example of water pipes. What would it take to accomplish that? Money, material and experienced personel - resources.

"I find it incredibly close-minded of you to say that a civilization that is aided by others can't blossom in it's own right."I did not say helped by others, I said depend on others. There is a difference. I see no problem in providing education and such basic things, but at some point the society needs to be able to take care of itself. Otherwise you just pumping in resources into a doomed project. If the society can't survive on it's own, even given a solid starting ground, why should it exist? In harsh terms, it's survival of the fittest. Note that this is not a simple subject, I'm merely showing a different side of the coin. There is always ongoing debate on what the best approach to these thing is.

"If you don't see how patriotism has anything to do with the will of aiding other countries... I feel bad for you."

Wow, great argument. Really, bravo. If you want to have a serious, open minded discussion on these matters, please try to refrain from this kind of behaviour.

I'm sorry, I missed your post. - That is the very definition I use. I then think about what it logically does to the human brain. It should degrade the liking for other countries, that is what (sadly) makes sense. Remember, men like their country not because it is great, but because it is theirs. Just like you liking your money. Money can be great, but the real reason you like money is when the money is yours. I'd say it isn't a logical fallacy at all but to think one step further. - Why does a country need to "depend" upon another? And what is the problem of depending? If a handicapped kid needs someone to depend upon, would you deny him/her that? I think if you let that kid depend upon a person, steps forward can be taken by that kid. Not absolutely positively, but there's a chance. Not to call Africa a "handicapped kid" but I see no harm in humanity depending on humanity, it is a need, and reality.

Survival of the fittest is a barbaric term, it is to say "demolish the weakest". The very opposite to "help eachother and grow stronger in eachother". I very well see your point is not to cause harm with what you're saying, and what you say is indeed true. The laws of nature is harsh, very harsh, however we should know better, don't you think?

I am serious with what I say. It is only reasonable to me that people think of two things and what the result is after adding them. The negative here being the dislike of other countries. - I am not a patriot because I am not an idiot. However there are cultures in countries which I dislike a lot. Iran being one, USA being another, Israel being a third. I have my reasons for the dislike, mainly the FUCKING RETARDED RELIGIOUS MAJORITY THAT FUCKS UP NOT ONLY USA BUT CAN ALSO AFFECT OTHERS, but even if I do dislike, there are things to like as well. Like NASA, one of the most interesting places on the planet according to me. :3

@frythefly said:

In 10 years you will become the engineer of a gaming website Emo Dave.

Hahaha! I think I like you. :3

@plaintomato said:

Did I read this? I want those precious seconds of my life back...but this is kind of like Jack Ass; maybe it's not what I was looking for, but damn if it isn't hard to look away. Stupidity screams for attention, and the title alone told me I would get to read something drafted by a child (or someone with an intellect that has allowed them to glean only a toddler's experience out of whatever life span they've exhausted so far) pretending to be a sage.

Patriotism is a lot like religion in that they are really easy to bash on just by referencing all of the horrible things that have ever been done "in the name of". It doesn't take a whole lot of brain power to recognize that baaad people will use whatever tools available to manipulate others - whether they might call on patriotism, faith, or whatever else to draw support to their base - and it doesn't change that a lot of good is done in the same way; patriotism's manipulation by baaad people doesn't make it baaad. Else you best get off these here baaad internets where criminals collude and Pedo Bear stalks his pray.

People unite, for good or ill, and they always will. You just go ahead and get over that now, okay?

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I'd love to see you point out some of that stupidity. I said it before and I'll say it again, I like to learn so point out my flaws so I can learn more. :3

I agree with you on the second part about patriotism being like a religion. - Patriotism is bad overall when surrounding one small landmass and not the entire Earth. :3

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"Countries" - Why they do not exist, and why they shouldn't.

The human species is a dumb one. Tragically incredibly daft and stubborn for the limits it creates, which then has to be broken down and rebuilt.

What is a Country? A country is a border surrounding a landmass, showing "this place is" x, where x is the name of the country.

Let's say that an alien landed on Earth and wished to visit a country. Wherever he went, he wouldn't be welcomed in. Why?

A country has "borders", whether you're born within these borders determines whether you're welcomed to live there or not. This is outright stupidity.

Now, why is it stupid? Because in reality, there are no set countries, just landmasses where people have decided "this place belongs to us, and within these borders, our laws are to be obeyed". When it comes down to it, there are no borders or countries, they are man-made imaginary lines for which people of different ""country-origin may live in. Sweden for Swedes, Poland for the Polish, and America for ........ Americans in the world. It sounds like it makes sense, but it doesn't.

Let's say that Japan sank, and the Japanese had no country. Where would they go? Well, to other countries. Would they be welcomed? In some places maybe, but countries have "limits to how much". If no country had a "border", and each "country" helped oneanother instead of fighting eachother for SHIT reasons, we'd first of all have a more peaceful world because there would be no "borders" to expand upon. And second, people who had no place to go in situations of war or disasters would have options instead of facing rejection which may lead to their DEATH upon arrival home.

If I go to Denmark, I am only allowed to stay there for 30 days. Why? Because I am born within the Swedish "borders". Now let's say that Sweden bombed the FUCK out of Denmark and took it over, as such expanding the borders to include "Denmark", I am now, all of a sudden, allowed to be there as long as I want.

Funny, isn't it? No. Not fun at all. People should be able to think this through. "Leaders" of the world should've realized this by now.

If I could decide, the entire world would be under one set of rules, that rule would be to respect each and everyone equally and to let all people have equal rights to everything, no matter what belief or sexuality or gender.

Borders creates limits, bad ones at that. I see not one single positive thing with borders at all with the exception that it clearly points out where each country are on a map. Other than that, totally useless, and i'd go ahead and call this as much as insane.

A personal spit in the face to each country's founding father/mother.

And now, a quote from the movie 300, with a change. "THIS IS TERRA!"

..."Borders" and "immigration laws".. Fucking idiots. -.-"

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"Heaven" or "Hell"? Where would you want to go?

First off, I am an Atheist. I don't believe in irrational bullshit such as "god(s)", "heaven" and "hell". Why? No evidence, and loads of contradictions in respective books. Still I came to think about where I wanted to go IF "heaven" and "hell" existed.

I have this furious hatred for evil people. Evil people are... well, evil. But hold on, what makes a person evil? It is a matter of what YOU think is evil.

I tend to think that people who refuse to think logically and accept being wrong are evil. Why? Because they are intellectually dishonest towards themselves.

What is so dangerous about that? Being honest with oneself is the most important thing there is. To accept being wrong, and learn from it is equally as important.

Anyway, when it comes down to the point, there's no such thing as universally evil. Some find for example abortion as being evil, some see it as a good thing. Why? Well if X has been raped and doesn't want to have the child, she should have the right to not have the child. - No? No. Some people will say No. These people according to me (because there is no true universal evil) are evil. Why are these people evil? Because they try to limit a person's rights of her own body.

To me, if a person wants to smoke weed, LET THEM. Their body, their life. If a person wants to die.. LET THEM. (However, one may consider talking about it first. BUT, if the person seriously feels THAT bad about being alive, let them. It is their life.)

Now, if a person wants to blow herself up for the sake of Allah... LET HER! But at the same time, don't let her do it in public. If she wants to blow up, let her do it in private so that nobody else gets hurt. One can decide about ones own body, but not the body of anyone else's if it would harm that person in a bad way.

To get to the point... the biblical "Heaven" would be the biblical "Hell" to me, and vice versa. I can't stand people who deny thinking openly, I outright HATE such folks way of thinking.

So, if I could choose, I'd gladly go to "hell" (the fiery place) because to me, "heaven" would be a fucking nightmare. It would be Dead Island FOREVER... (zombies = folks who refuse to/can't think) ...Ok, that came out wrong because Dead Island is fun as fuck. Let me put it this way.. "heaven" would be like watching Rick Perry's "Strong" commercial for all time.

Rick Perry is a brainless CUNT who ought to be sacrificed to cats as food, minced meat. ...Ok, mean to the cats, sorry.. Just grind him up in a fucking meatgrinder... I'll be satisfied with that.

Religion is harmful, not only because of how people think, but how it affects other less intelligent people to also buy into it. It also is harmful when it is forced upon in schools. I wish it a quick death with all of my Spartan heart.

Please specify REASONS to why you would want to go to x. Thank you. ^.^

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COCK! An idea to a VERY special game.

I am a fan of bad language. I was sitting here listening to the always oh so charismatic Jeff Gerstmann's Too Many Questions - Not Enough Jars, when the idea just struck me.

What if someone made a game where you curse people to death...? The more vulgar you get, the better combo you get. If you do sentences, the combo expands.

The game itself would either be an adventure stylized game like Final Fantasy, or a fighting game, like Street Fighter.

The game would be a voiceover game so you have to use Kinect, OR, keyboard support/microphone app, which of course wouldn't make it a voiceover game (keyboard), but could have the characters scream out the cursewords instead.

I'm thinking that limits are bad.. sooo... why limit your cursewords?

Now you may think, what else? - Well, you can set the volume of the word, and tone, in-game, which increases the damage and other stuff.

Now, there would be limits to how many words that can be upped in volume, i'm thinking... 1 word for starters.

Tone - Tone is how you set-up your sentences/words. - Angry, sad, upset, hateful, jolly, feminine, babyish, teen, old, mature, girly, boyish, snob, african, européan, asian, russian, indian (India), japanese, and so on...

I'd say making up brand new curse-ntences gives higher score than using the same sentence over and over, and will decrease in power the more you use it, this will have you making up more and more hardcore swearwords.

Example: - Motherfucking asshole. (Used 1 time.) = 350 damage. (We can assume that the enemies have around 300 hp at the start of the game.) So the result is that the enemies bodies melts away/explode in a very very hardcore and brutal way.

Motherfucking asshole. (Used 10 times.) = 200 damage. - Used 100 times = 50 damage.

Now, if you set a tone, and increase volume, you can get incredibly different damage depending on enemy types.

Example: - Enemy = 1 Old man. - An old man wouldn't like a "girly" voice as it may be seen as extremely offensive, evenmore so than from another "old", or "mature" person. - So, if "Motherfucking asshole" used 100 times = 50 damage, but since you have "girly" tone, the damage is x 3. Now, let's say you increase the volume for the word "asshole", it is an automatic addition to the total damage depending on how loudly the swearword is yelled, there are 51 levels of volume, 25 for decrease, 25 for increase, and 0 for default.

You can as such set-up the volume for a power-word, "vol-10 mother vol+10 FUCKING vol + 20 ASSHOLE!!!" - Where "ASSHOLE!!!" is the power word.

There'd be ways later in the game to be able to mix different tones and so on. There'd also be extensions. That is to draw out wovels to make the words evenmore powerful.

Finally, we have the Overkill combos. If you get your Curse meter full (charges by how well you curse), you will be able to curse out one hell of a sentence. The longer you curse, the more extreme the combo will get, there would be no end until you yourself finish cursing. This Overkill mode has you recognize your own voice, and in what tone and volume you curse, you can overlap the volume level to go up to between -25 to +150 - whereas 150 is you flat-out screaming your lungs out.

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