Philosophize (7)

1 Name: Anonymage : 2017-06-22 19:33 [Del]

I should say this is a thread for serious thought and not just lamentation.

People say life isn't fair. But nobody with real weight ever promised you anything when you were born. God created you and owes you nothing.

>Romans 9:23
>Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

2 Name: Anonymage : 2017-06-22 22:56 [Del]

If an omnipotent, omniscient deity does exist, there's no use complaining because it's a case of their way or the highway. I find the idea of such a being maximizing the good by creating many barely passable worlds palatable when thinking how much worst things could always be in ways we humans couldn't even begin to imagine. People always say they wish life had an objective meaning to it all, but when a supreme being is brought up as the meaning they go "I can't believe you'd want to believe in such a thing - it's servile."

3 Name: Anonymage : 2017-06-23 08:20 [Del]

God does not exist. That is a fact. There is no logical reasoning to support the existence of God. Even if there was somehow a God, it certainly is not the God from the Jewish/Christian/Muslim religions. That God has been proven false constantly within the Bible/Quran itself.

Furthermore, there is reasoning to lament about being born in this world. This world, inherently, is awful. That goes for every conscious entity on this planet.

4 Name: Anonymage : 2017-06-23 10:11 [Del]

My ideas about God come from observing the world he created. And if there somehow isn't a mind that planned this world, it changes nothing because we still live in this world.

5 Name: Anonymage : 2017-07-05 23:37 [Del]

>There is no logical reasoning to support the existence of God.

Logic won't get you far in a metaphysical dispute. Assumptions in logic are not something that can be proven or disproven. The best that you'd be able to do is that given the assumption that there is a God, you'd show that there's some sort of contradiction. People could avoid the contradiction by changing their definition of God, rinse and repeat.

6 Name: Anonymage : 2017-07-09 11:43 [Del]

>God created you and owes you nothing.

Quite the unpopular opinion right there.
Though I'm not really into theorizing whether there is or not a God, I think that's pretty much tru even if there isn't one.
Thins are the way they are, deal with it.
And we do. Even though you see a lot of resistance from ones, stoicism from others, and yet others manage to live a fulfilling life, neither of this is superior to the other, simply because there is no template.
I am annoyed by such claims as "those who do nothing but seek pleasure live a life of grazing animals", using a tone that implies that such things are BAD. Sure, anyone can have and live up to their own set of standards, and so seek them in their life, but that doesn't warrant that people who choose to live their life differently are in the wrong, or inferior.
Ultimately, we humans are like pawns in the greater scheme of the universe. Only a selected few whose names we all know can be said to be beyond our puny human limitations. We call them geniuses, people like Da Vinci.
Even if they are human not unlike us, they come to be, in a deterministic scheme of things, the intersection of just the ingredients that make way for such exceptional people.
We can aim towards that of course, like a platonic ideal, and that's all we can do, that is probably all they could do themselves, but they had the upper hand in the lottery of life, because all this is given to us seemingly at random.
In that sense, that we are pawns in the great scheme of intelligent sentient beings, I think that we humans are quite puny. I've always doubted the premise that there are smarter and dumber people, and have always been suspicious of the whole IQ measure.
But come to think of it again, they are just metrics that have a meaning, but only within the sound limitations of the human condition. In this light, a 140 IQ and an 80 IQ are not too different. They may seem to us, because we are tiny humans who are inmerse in that metric. Likewise for a guy who can lift 50 lbs and one who can lift >250. Ultimately, humans are such a shitty species that our vanity is really laughable matter.

7 Name: Anonymage : 2019-10-15 00:16 [Del]

Are Americans able to understand that decrees have unintended consequences?

Would higher minimum wages increase prices and reduce employment?

Would a higher minimum wage encourage companies to use robots?

Are Americans able to comprehend that being $3 per hour is more than being jobless and being paid nothing?

Why should the government tell you how much money you should make?

If someone paid you $2 per hour, couldn't you quit? If you don't like your wages, why not find a new job, move to another city, start a business, or learn a skill?

Are Americans crippled retards?

Should Burger King ask the government to raise the minimum price of hamburgers to $2 because McDonald's hamburgers cost $1?

How would you feel if you wanted to buy a car for $2000, but the government said cars must cost at least $3000?

How would feel if you wanted to sell your home for $100,000, but the government said the maximum price for houses is $80,000?

If a magical decree can make countries rich then why doesn't Liberia set the minimum wage at $100 per hour?

Singapore doesn't have a minimum wage, but Singapore is wealthy.

Do Americans realize that the Soviet Union failed?

What country is this?

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