in ways that are contrary to reason, intelligence, and logic? Why do these same people cling to beliefs and mores that have no intellectual basis, acting and thinking at the basest, instinctive level? What makes some people quite hesitant of using logic, reasoning, and intelligence when presenting their premise?
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Are you truly in favor of censorship? I'm curious. You don't run into many writers who would say to ban or rewrite a book, nor blame it for the world's problems.
In the real world, Amanda, censorship exists and is quite prevalent among "believers". The bible itself was put together by the council of Nicea and a whole lot of censorship took place In order to skew it towards the Catholics. Censorship exists.
To add again there are copies of the bible , just like we have copies of Famous Art , like Picasso, dali, and many , does that mean we do not have the real art of subject. We do not have original but we have the mind of the Artist.
No, you do not. You just think you do. It's all illusion. Like Santa Claus.
Austinstar, of course it exists - among ALL GROUPS. But that's like saying, "Well, life isn't fair!" Just because something happens, doesn't mean we accept it. Anyway, my question was not, "Does censorship exist?" but rather "Do YOU support it?"
Amanda didn't ask you if censorship existed. She asked if you are in favor of it. So...we are waiting.
Thanks, BizWhiz. It's frustrating to have an actual question ignored in favor of pointless arguing. I was legitimately interested, but I have a feeling that it, too, may be pointless here.
Yes, I am in favor of censorship. It's also called good editing. Insults, lies, bad writing, yes, it should all be censored/edited. Dumb question.
There are no dumb questions, only dumb people who believe in censorship.
Then since the bible is very clear about human existence and you are saying it is an illusion. Then all things said by you as a human would also be a illusion as well.
Some physicists do believe that our consciousness is indeed a delusion. It just depends on which delusion you accept as your reality. To biz - yes, there are dumb questions. And you too believe in censorship. So that makes u dumb too.
Nope I'm not. Sorry.
Austin, censorship suppresses knowledge by denying access to varying world views. So that certainly isn't intelligent, now is it? Unless you think everyone needs to believe exactly as you do, in which case you're denying independent thinking.
Amanda, you are living in a fantasy world. The news is censored, books are censored, and even word of mouth is censored. It's a tool. Some use it for good and some use it for nefarious purposes. Look up the meaning of the word.
Austin, for the LAST TIME (please try to actually read my words) I am NOT disagreeing about the existence of censorship. I am condemning it. I do not believe that something "existing" means embracing it. I certainly don't embrace murder, for example.
By "condemning it", you are showing your own censorship. Like I said, it's a tool to be used, not a thing to be hated. You can use it properly, or just keep trying to insist on getting YOUR way.
Austin, so you are comparing a newspaper editor editing a story to a government censoring a book?
The bible through centuries have always had its opposer ,no one can succeed in getting rid of it.
It is of a devine spiritual origin past this planet. Just as you can not mess with the sun, stars, or moon, the bible is the same it widely spreaded
You hit the nail on the head. We are but one species among millions.
Actually, it's generally accepted in Christian churches that the world and its beauty is God's gift to *us*. We are not the gift. We are very aware of the faults of humanity and how very small and imperfect we all are.
Well, among free thinkers and scientists, the universe belongs to every species that exists in it. You believe that your god created everything, I believe in the thing that "created" your god. Mankind is but one lowly species In the universe.
If you are dumber than you think you are, how can you trust your own conclusion that humans are dumber than they think they are? Maybe all of that studying was for naught? Just sayin...
If a person is fouled mouth , repulsive , inconsiderate, hateful, I certainly believe in censorship, because if the power is in my hands to wash the mouth with soap as example then good as done. To add then they have lost respect and creditability