I've been reading this blog off and on for the past few years. It's been refreshing to read about the topics that are posted on this blog. I've just turned 21 last month, so a lot of the content…Continue
A group for discussing simplicity and "deliberate living" as highlighted by the likes of Thoreau.For those of us who want to "live deep and suck the marrow out of life", and "put to rest all that is not life".See More
"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.See More
I've been reading this blog off and on for the past few years. It's been refreshing to read about the topics that are posted on this blog. I've just turned 21 last month, so a lot of the content posted here is very helpful and applicable. Anyways, I never knew there was an AoM community. So I look forward to meeting some new people on here and having some good discussions. Cheers.See More
"any book on prohibition is very interesting in my opinion. so much was going on in this country during that time. I don't have any specific books, but at my school library I've dabbled in a few of them.
"Adultery is not illegal. Though it may be grounds for a divorce.
Incest certainly is in most cases - though you can make a compelling argument that consent is compromised due to family roles, as well as a compelling state interest in preventing…"
"We decide as a society which things are acceptable behavior. A consenting relationship between adults, is no business of mine or yours. And no reason to discriminate.
We draw lines legally surrounding issues of consent (and sometimes harm). A…"
"You are comparing laws and customs that yoked the lives of fellow human beings in involuntary solitude and chattel slavery, broke families, and put millions of people through hardships that you could never fucking fathom,
to the laws that say, hey,…"
"I'm torn on the issue. On the one hand, I consider sexuality in the same category as I do age, race, and sex - that is, things you are born with. Discriminating against someone because they are black, or a woman, or over 50, is pretty shitty.…"
"Opening up the door for legally obligated cake baking despite the baker's objections and convictions is similar to fundamentalist christian's efforts to "get god back in schools" or "teach the controversy", in that it…"
""So the problem with the self seems to be that it's whatever anyone says whenever anyone says, & it can changed endlessly."
I think God changes at near the same rate as the self, which, I suspect, is less swift and less endless…"