"Since you probably won't have a access to a kiln to fire the finished sculpture - I would use one of the Amoco self hardening clays. They have a mexican pottery clay that air hardens to a nice red, without needing glazing or other decoration -…"
"Too much depends on the concept of god you are talking about. Even Plato/Socrates god varies widely from what Epictetus was talking about. Name has nothing to do with it.
Are they important within their philosophies? Yes. Are they important…"
"This is not a "modern, atheistic version" if anything - its an earlier form.
Epictetus (and his writer/student Arrian) were later (new Stoic) - and again not all Stoics were of the same mold. His idea of "god" was…"
"Not really. I just use basic Stanley wood chisels. 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" get the most use. Just get them good and sharp. You want handles that wont let them just roll off onto your floor/toes. Otherwise, nothing special is needed at…"
"Yes. Dovetail saw (or you can get away with a coping saw), and some chisels. I do 90% of my woodworking with hand tools only. In fact, it's arguably harder to do a lot of things in woodworking with power tools.
If you get a coping…"
"There are many regulated industries (healthcare/pharma as just one example) where you legally have to limit how much you spend as a sales/marketing rep when treating someone to a meal. In the US, I think that is a $50 limit. I could see asking for…"
"First you need to define masculinity.
Social roles and expectations?
Some of these are in fact social constructs. Others less so. I guess - before you get too…"
"Nope. Of some (maybe even many), but not all.
And God(s) as interpreted by the Stoics would be pretty unrecognizable in any current religious system. And indeed, is not even a necessary component in the ancient sense (determinism does not need a…"
"What I find interesting is the assumption of people of faith that people who share their faith are more honest, trustworthy, more wise and knowledgeable, and virtuous than someone without a faith in any God. My mother invested large sums of…"
"It's not that you used disrespectful language, it's that the website you linked repeatedly made a point about being respectful. Something you agreed, people here already knew.
Nobody was offended by anything but…"
Mid-thirties, with a wife and 18 month old son, living and working in Chicago. I'm a graphic designer/art director for a large consulting firm, and also run my own architectural and product photography business.
I am an atheist, a kalderash rom (gypsy), whiskey drinker, cigar smoker, kilt wearer, do-it-yourselfer, and poet... I am a casual (and perpetual) student of languages, go player, philosophy, physical sciences, mythology, literature and psychology.
I write articles for and work in roma-rights, as well as volunteering and acting as a committee member for other charities and service organizations.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
I did not approve your statement because I would rather not have a pitched battle on my profile. Feel free to respond on yours or a forum post, though. I would gladly join in. Thanks anyway for your input.
Te aves Baxtalo, I was discussing the use of Gypsy as a Slur and though raised where it was I fear I've become desensitized to it as the infantry turned it to a nickname. How do you feel about it in your life?
Thank you! ^^ though im still rather on the fence of atheism or believing in something. So agnostic might be the way i go. In either case. Thank you an i shall look around, as this is MUCH better then facebook, as this has more a purprose.
"Its fine in the first year of dating. 2nd year is a stretch. After that, its ridiculous. Certainly not after you're married.
That being said ... if your girl is expecting something, you're better off…"