The Great Debate

"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.

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Is it Manly to have a Sandy Vagina?

Started by John Lee Pettimore. Last reply by N. Vest 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Is there a bad batch of Lithium floating around out there?Continue

On Diversity

Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Daniel Rodriguez 2 hours ago. 29 Replies

Since travel has been more common and the rise of the internet, American kids, at least in the South, seem to be losing their accents, and along with it, their heritage. A culture is dying. Of course…Continue

Tags: culture, diversity, race

Iraqi genocide

Started by Will. Last reply by George A. Trosper 9 hours ago. 47 Replies

I know the sun will sooner set in the east than Democrats agree to boots on the ground to stop these atrocities (of which the systematic beheading of children is the most recent installment)... but…Continue

Trusting in the Faithfulness of God

Started by Herb Munson. Last reply by Shane yesterday. 15 Replies

Hello fellows. I was touched this morning by an exposition by Dr. Charles Stanley on the subject of God's faithfulness. God is faithful to believers and unbelievers alike. It is his nature. So, I…Continue

Tags: immutability, Stanley, In, Touch, veracity

Who's afraid of radical change?

Started by Titus Techera. Last reply by Titus Techera on Sunday. 85 Replies

I have recently tried to make the case for conservatism as a matter of shame--& awareness of human evil, including humans who have the sense to be conservatives or friends of conservatism. Shame…Continue

What's going on in those heads

Started by Will. Last reply by Williamssen on Sunday. 79 Replies

It occurred to me that there is a pattern race riots in the US go through. * White man, usually a cop, kills or hurts a black person.  Riots ensue:  angry crowds gather, the police evacuate, and the…Continue

Should the salary of persons in the government be just above, or at, the poverty line?

Started by Daniel Rodriguez. Last reply by Jack Bauer Aug 26. 37 Replies

One can state that, for offices of government, that the Salary be no more than the poverty line. After all, politicians are public servants, not a job for money. Disagree, agree?I personally can see…Continue

Tags: governance., government, salary, pay, politics

When science goes bad

Started by Will. Last reply by Titus Techera Aug 26. 44 Replies

...or isn't science.I'm finishing up a book, something like When You Can Trust the Experts.  I don't recommend it; I think it's too limited.  But it does raise an interesting question.  Clinical…Continue

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Comment by Pale Horse yesterday

That hag's favorite philosopher is responsible for countless deaths and crimes against humanity. I hope she didn't procreate.

Comment by Jack Bauer on Wednesday

Interesting article about a cash-only surgeon with straightforward pricing, prices listed online.  Apparently business is booming ... because of Obamacare.  "Coverage is not healthcare".


Comment by Titus Techera on August 21, 2014 at 8:06am

I think Nietzsche got the disease right; not the cure. I dislike the notion, however, that this is simply what I believe. I did not know that this was what I thought until I studied Nietzsche with some seriousness. I am not sure why he knew what I thought better than I did, but that's how it was. Anyway, it would be very bad manners to pass off what I learn as my own invention simply by saying I believe it...

Comment by Steve Dallas on August 21, 2014 at 7:46am

But what do you believe? By now I would have thought that you would have realized that I don't care about what other philosophers think. When I ask questions, I want to know what you think/believe. If I ever want to know what some other egghead though, I will ask(which will be an extreme rarity cause I just don't care)

Comment by Titus Techera on August 21, 2014 at 12:54am

Comment by Titus Techera on August 21, 2014 at 12:21am

I think you're right, it is the saddest thing there is. Far worse than the American condition as described by Thoreau--lives of quiet desperation. What Nietzsche means is, people will be able to look at the great achievements of the past & not understand them as great or achievements; people will no longer be able to strive in the great ways people had striven before. Think of American tourists--or Japanese tourists at that--or life in Denmark. That is the last man, as Nietzsche described him...

Comment by Steve Dallas on August 20, 2014 at 4:18pm

Paraphrasing the argument that Titus is giving, sure

Comment by Daniel Rodriguez on August 20, 2014 at 4:01pm

Are you quoting, steve?

Comment by Steve Dallas on August 20, 2014 at 3:50pm

That is a sad view. Without God you have nothing to strive for, nothing that you can find special. Life itself has no meaning without a God. Sad, sad view

Comment by Titus Techera on August 20, 2014 at 3:10pm

Well, there's good news & bad news. The good news is that maybe everything people fantasize about when they think of God--creating, above all--may be up to human beings. Especially creating values & ways of acting in the world that millions imitate, for long eras. The bad news is, now we know from science that there is nothing worth striving for--we're not special, we're just another thing... Or at any rate that's what Nietzsche means by declaring God's dead...


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