This is a pet peeve of mine that just never seems to go away and I would be interested in what others think, especially different age groups. In short, I hate being called by my first name by people…Continue
"I too am a confirmed bachelor. Modern American women are just not worth the trouble. Yes, it is difficult but worth it to me. Yes, holidays are difficult but that gets easier with time. I hate it when people assume I am gay. Depending on the…"
"Hello, I see there hasn't been much activity in this group. If anyone still checks in let me know. I'm thinking about moving to Coeur d'Alene next year. It Would be nice to connect with someone from N. Idaho."
"No, no, no. You guys are missing the whole point. This is the last hurrah! Being Catholic, there will have to be a funeral mass. Make sure that church is just lousey with black crape, get a bishop (at least) to say the mass (black vastments, of…"
To be specific the monarch is removed from the competition between competing interest groups and individuals for power and influence by virtue of his title. Since he owes no one for his position he is free to choose the greater good for its own… Continue
This next group will take rather more explanation. Everyone is used the the left/right contiuum that has been a commonplace since the French revolution to describe liberal/conservative poltics. Building on that, I think we can map out most… Continue
I am an American and I am a monarchist. Yes, it is possible to be both but what does that mean? Oddly enough, I'm more sure of what it means to be a monarchist than an American. A monarchist is one who believes in the inherant superiority of… Continue
"Private life or public life?
Is there any meaningful understanding of quality of life?
There are several frameworks that define and measure quality of life using a variety of benchmarks. Some are quite detailed and scientific, like…"
"I missed the part where you live in Canada.
In that case and in any case I don't see what else you can do other than, maybe, talk to your parents and advise them to get him out of their house as Jack suggests. If they are fine with him…"
I like to post my answers in a thread, to our topical discussions; so I'll put my thoughts here, and invite others to do the same. The topic, I believe, is moral relativism.The part I want to comment on right now is Dallas's comment, "Why does a moral law giver have to be God?" It's worth answering, at least partlyPeople can give moral laws without being God. The question is, are they the right moral laws. I say it's wrong to kill people for being Jewish, Herr Hitler said it was right --…See More