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by Minos
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Interest in Cults
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: Interest in Cults

I'm very interested in this topic. A few years ago, I've read book about cults, their psychology and how few specific ones works (e.g. scientology). It is very complex system of psychological manipulations. Cult leaders are often very clever and have strong personalities. One almost have to admire, ...
by Minos
Thu May 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Do you struggle with identity?
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Do you struggle with identity?

For example, if I do not establish the rule 'I am the kind of person who does not see animals as food or property', or 'I am the kind of person who does not buy animal products', it will be very hard for me to implement such things in my life, because every time that I am, say, about to buy somethi...
by Minos
Tue May 28, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Seeking advice: WFPB and supplements on a vegan diet
Replies: 28
Views: 2668

Re: Seeking advice: WFPB and supplements on a vegan diet

While I understand that drugs are useful, despite their side effects, to solve physical problems which might otherwise be left unsolved, in the case of supplements vegans must accept the side effects on purely ethical grounds. It is a perhaps small sacrifice, but it still does mean sacrificing your...
by Minos
Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: hello?
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: hello?

Hello Amarillyde :)

What are your worries and difficulties following a vegan diet?
by Minos
Thu May 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 33
Views: 3705

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

teo123 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 am
You need to research something for years before your opinion becomes more reliable than the opinion of somebody who has done no research whatsoever, ...
This is interesting claim, can you explain it more?
by Minos
Wed May 08, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: What kind of water do you drink?
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: What kind of water do you drink?

There are combined filters which can solve problem mentioned by Jamie. One part is active carbon to filter large impurities and second one is UV lamp to kill viruses and bacteria. It is on market long enough (more than 10 years), so you should have enough to choose from.
by Minos
Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: What kind of water do you drink?
Replies: 15
Views: 1567

Re: What kind of water do you drink?

Luckily I live in area, with high quality tap water. But the topic is very interesting.

Distilled water should be safe given person is getting enough minerals by other means (food, supplements).

About water purification, do you have any actual limitations, or the question is theoretical?
by Minos
Thu May 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?

A key question here would be whether the meat industry gets money for leather, or whether it gives it away. If the meat industry gets NO money at all for the leather, then it is fair to say that using the leather doesn't cause suffering directly (except a little bit in the type of way Jebus mention...
by Minos
Thu May 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Article 13 and Article 11
Replies: 46
Views: 6031

Re: Article 13 and Article 11

brimstoneSalad wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Thanks for clarification, with this context, I agree.
by Minos
Wed May 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Best Ways To Read?
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Best Ways To Read?

gottabesaid wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:44 pm
I read very quickly and carelessly, just to appreciate the story, but if the book is good, you can immediately re-read it to appreciate the details. There are books I've read 5 or 6 times.
Do you personally find this approach time effective?