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by AlexanderVeganTheist
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is mental illness a useful idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

Re: Is mental illness a useful idea?

In authoritarian states political dissent is often classified as a mental illness. So you are absolutely right that using this definition, based on social factors, leads to a level of arbitrariness. Another danger we see in the mental health profession is the danger of reification, i.e. treating a m...
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: New Forum Game - Answer the question above you
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Re: New Forum Game - Answer the question above you

I don't really admire anyone above anyone else, however in general I like people who do their own thing without caring what others think. So in this case Jesus. Also I like Bob Dylan as a searcher.

What do you think is the best musical era/genre?
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Ask me anything: back into a relationship with God
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Ask me anything: back into a relationship with God

calmcow wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:04 am
I've been through almost the same several years ago. It was terrible, I'm happy I'm here now.
The same as what?
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Ask me anything: back into a relationship with God
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Ask me anything: back into a relationship with God

Welcome back! I'm glad you're doing well again. I was worried when you disappeared. Sorry for de-converting you before. I had my reservations but you thought you'd be fine and I took your word for it. Though the Jesus second coming thing was always probably a bubble that would have burst in time? I...
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Ask me anything: back into a relationship with God
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Ask me anything: back into a relationship with God

Hey, some older members may remember me. I posted here about 2 to 3 years ago. During that time I left theism (and this forum) and became an atheist nihilist again. During the 1,5 years after that my life degraded quite markedly, leading to a crisis in December 2017. This crisis confronted me again ...
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Is God competent or incompetent?
Replies: 11
Views: 2373

Re: Is God competent or incompetent?

Greatest I am wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Is God competent or incompetent?

We are told in scriptures that evil begets evil and good begets good. God, as our creator, according to scriptures, creates us all as sinners, which many see as evil.
What makes you think scriptures are the best way to get to know the source of our existence? :)
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: What's your favorite vegetable?
Replies: 25
Views: 5494

Re: What's your favorite vegetable?

Definitely Bok Choi!
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Open letter to Joe Rogan
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

Re: Open letter to Joe Rogan

I hate this guy. He's a complete meathead idiot. Picking on an easy, popular target like vegans for cheap laughs from insecure males. He's fond of hunting etc. Would rather send him anthrax than an open letter. Just an obnoxious imbecile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vffhjIaVoE
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Thomas Sowell predicts racial balkanization of America (1990)
Replies: 28
Views: 5800

Re: Thomas Sowell predicts racial balkanization of America (1990)

"Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses" _RATM Racism has not been eradicated. The grandsons of lynch mobbers can still join the police forces. It's unrealistic to think most people, especially from more rural areas, have left behind the beliefs of their grandparents, who live...
by AlexanderVeganTheist
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Burkini Ban in France
Replies: 34
Views: 4486

Burkini Ban in France

As you may have heard a number of municipalities in France recently banned "clothing that “overtly manifests adherence to a religion at a time when France and places of worship are the target of terrorist attacks”.", including such beach garb as the burkini. What is your opinion on this decree? Is i...