How do you rectify your belief with the fact that literally hundreds of academics, scientists, engineers, architects and investigative journalists have researched the matter and concluded that it is with absolute certainty not true?9/11 is a horrifying case study in the exploitation of human psychology. Specifically, it illustrates in practice how the "emperor has no clothes" fallacy can be applied on a truly industrial scale (i.e. manufacturing consent through fear of ridicule).
CD Members: Should we Hold a Debate Tournament?In the spirit of 'March Madness', rather than a contest of physical prowess, should we host a 'Battle of Wits'? That is, we can separate into Teams of 2-3 members and Debate on pre-determined topics hosted by third-party moderators. The topics themselves can be voted upon from a pool put forth by members, ranging from Affirmative Action, War in the Middle East, Free Will, Euthanasia, Economics, ect. ect. ect. Or, we can simply use the debate topics put forward previously by IntelligenceSquared or Oxford Union with a link to the initial debate as a reference/starting frame. Teams will be asked to choose a side, if a 'draw' occurs, sides will be chosen by the Moderator(s)/Debate Host. Debate rules will be enforced by the Moderator(s), who has the ability to warn & then disqualify an individual debater or team if necessary. As for determining a victor, it would be easy to determine we will need to create barriers to cheating. Then, a separate Thread will be hosted in connection/linking to the original where all voting will occur. Voting will be made available to all members that were not on either team of that particular debate.Teams can either be chosen independently or one can enter themselves in a pool where they will be assigned team member(s)Who's Game?
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which there is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings. Treatments have not been well studied. Therapy is often difficult as people with the disorder frequently do not consider themselves to have a problem. About one percent of people are believed to be affected at some point in their life. It appears to occur more often in males than females and affects young people more than older people. The personality was first described in 1925 by Robert Waelder while the current name for the condition came into use in 1968.. Persons with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are characterized by their persistent grandiosity, excessive need for admiration, and a personal disdain for, and lack of empathy for other people. As such, the person with NPD usually displays the behaviors of arrogance, a sense of superiority, and actively seeks to establish abusive power and control over other people. Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition different from self-confidence (a strong sense of self); people with NPD typically value themselves over other persons to the extent that they openly disregard the feelings and wishes of others, and expect to be treated as superior, regardless of their actual status or achievements. Moreover, the person with narcissistic personality disorder usually exhibits a fragile ego (self-concept), an inability to tolerate criticism, and a tendency to belittle others in order to validate their own superiority.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder#Signs_and_symptoms
Atheists love to claim they are free thinkers, but the reality is they are slavishly devoted to whatever their latest Google search reveals that confirms to their confirmation bias without any regard to the truth of the claim. Indeed, in speaking with 10,000s of these mental midgets, it is clear that they have no idea how to think. This makes senses given that the naturalistic worldview leads to materialism, which leads to determinism, which is to say, they have no mind. What they claim is thinking is actually just bio-electo-chemical reactions in the brain that are compelled by the laws of science and environmental stimuli. In other words, atheists do not hold to their positions because they are true, but for the same reason a baseball when dropped falls to the ground - the laws of science compel them to hold to that position regardless of truth.
He wrote no less than six thousand words in his usual unjustifiably condescending style and all of it was unfortunately predicated on his misunderstanding of what the words "Socratic dialogue" meant! Ahaha!Two minutes on Google + pathological narcissism = world authority.
The fact that the Left hates Trump means that he is doing a great job as President!
The Democrat Party and the Left chose people for their administration such as Russia loving liar and Chief Obama, pay to play Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, corrupt head of IRS plead the fifth Lois Lerner, corrupt attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton on Tarmac, corrupt Fast and Furious Attorney General Eric Holder, corrupt national security advisor Susan Rice, etc, etc.These are the people who the Left excused for eight long years, while now pretending Trump deserves to be impeached for anything he says or does.Trump must be doing a fantastic job if these hypocrites hate him so!You hypocrites need to get a life and get off this debate site if you refuse to be honest.-FromWithin
Why are Democrats silent every time a bus load of kids are killed by a drunk driver?
In 2015, 10,265 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (29%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.So you tell me with each child dying from a drunk driver, why the Left is not all over the media pretending to be outraged over these innocent children's deaths? Do you have any idea how many more children are killed by drunk drivers than by guns in schools?Where is the outrage and demand for alcohol regulations and back ground checks in public bars, nightclubs, etc.If the real reasons for more gun control legislation is to save lives, why won't the Left propose laws mandating back ground checks in public places that sell alcohol to possible repeat DWI offenders?I don't want this, but if your goal is to save lives with all your anti Gun rhetoric, you should be over joyed to save many thousands more lives by having background checks on people before buying alcohol in public places.Do you have any idea how many times repeat DWI drivers continue to drink and drive? Approximately 40% of drunk drivers are repeat offenders! They drive even when their licenses are revoked!The only way to prevent this is to do a background check before they buy that weapon of death.....ALCOHOL!Wait, what you say? You say you don't want to be inconvenienced by background checks when buying alcohol? You say you are a law abiding citizen who would never drink and drive?You say you don't want to pay more for alcohol to pay for those background checks for past DWI drivers?I THOUGHT YOUR GOAL WAS TO SAVE LIVES? You expect law abiding citizens to pay more and put up with all the inconvenience from your anti gun legislation, but when it comes to your alcohol...... HANDS OFF?A drunk driver behind the wheels of a car happens millions of times more often than some lunatic with a gun! The odds of you or your loved one being killed by a drunk driver is far higher than the odds of being shot at a concert or Church.You are hypocrites and total jokes. You prove you could not care less about saving lives. You final goal is to take our guns.You always spew your ludicrous reasoning why only guns should be singled out to save lives. A police state is just fine as long as it only controls one particular weapon of death..... the gun.You say we already have alcohol restrictions? Yes, and we already have gun restrictions. You can't buy a gun under age, the same as alcohol. We can't shoot people, you can't hunt near public places and you can not drink and drive. BUT PEOPLE STILL DO IT!IT'S NOT THE WEAPON OF CHOICE, BUT THE PERSON BEHIND THAT WEAPON. Use the brain God gave you and start addressing why people grow up to be criminals, or become irresponsible drinkers who have no problem drinking and driving.Start addressing the core problem instead of their weapon of choice.
is it that I don't feel the need to own an AR-15? I own guns and am a life long hunter. They aren't hunters, they're just
terrified little cowards who need to use both hands to hold a drinking glass.
I have heard Christians say God is omniscient (that he knows everything) and that he has given us the gift of free will. It seems to me that these two ideas are contradictory, because if he knows everything he knows what we will do, and we therefore do not have free will - our future is set. Have I misunderstood something?On a similar note, does God also lack free will, or does his not being affected by time allow free will?