We're required to tip a "minimum" to waiters. We're also told to tip valet parkers and barbers (and probably others that aren't coming to mind right now). But is it really necessary that we tip these people? Why don't we tip anyone who does something for us? Why not grocery baggers, customer service helpers in any store, anyone? These people still make minimum wage, but we're forced to give a select few extra money over others, it seems, quite, corrupt. Is it necessary?
Assuming you've seen it, and potentially researched about it, you can leave an opinion.
I want to know what those that have seen it, think about it. And if you have researched it further, what you have uncovered.
I've only read a brief 200 page introduction book about this guy, but he started making me think about religion in a different perspective. However, I've also grasped the guy was a bit crazy and out of touch with reality, as well as a major pessimistic loner towards the world, so it makes me wonder how much of his thoughts are really worth pondering.
Basically though, there's a part where he goes on to say that being religious can be better than being scientific for the reasoning that...um... religion brings on more meaning, in the end. As in, you can believe as much science and facts as you want, but what exactly will it offer us? I'm not saying I agree with him, but I want to know the views of those of you that have read about him and pondered the topic, that is, if you actually get what I'm trying to emphasize.
Say whatever you wish about the guy and his beliefs. It'd be nice to have a long thing going with tons of responses go around.
I'm heavily into Psychology, and I remember my classmates and other people I've conversed with about the psych, thinking one of these guys was less believable than the other. So, I guess some people just believe one more than the other and/or like one more than other.
Which psych theorist do you believe/like the most? Why?
Recent news is that Osama Bin Laden warns Obama and the US that we will suffer consequences for Obama planting seeds of hatred towards America (into the Al-Queda's minds?). It's a bit unclear and short right now, but do you believe Bin Laden will once again succeed in a terrorist attack in America? If so, what do you think he's planning? If you don't, why not?
Feel free to add more updates to the story if you know of any to keep the debate rolling.
I thought it'd be interesting to find out our life expectancy rates. Don't be embarrassed to post your answers. And be honest on the quizzes.
Take both sets of tests, for better sense of accuracy. But have fun!
*Note: Post your expected age as the debate tag by typing the number via words (apparently the # system won't work... 93 gave me "Mccain voters"... what?!).
13 year old Daniel Hauser was diagnoesd with cancer in January, took one round of recommended chemotherapy, then him and his parents opted out of the rest of the chemo's for religious reasons... and to proceed with his healing through altnerative medicine. The state claims this is medical neglect because they don't want to do it the "western medical" way, and a judge ordered him to complete chemotherapy, while being granted alternative treatment on the side, or he'd be sent to a foster home and forced into chemo.
Does the state really have the right to make somene's medical decisions? Isn't this a bit, unethical?
EDIT: The article states the family doesn't want their child to have chemo for religious reasons, but not to do religious healing (whatever the heck that is) but to do alternative healing. Which if you read the article, would have been a method of increased nutrients and just basically a huge diet shift.
Also, this article is one of the old ones; this topic is all over the news and has plenty of updates to the case. But my whole aim is about if the government really deserves the right to say "take these drugs because your only other option is death and if you decide not to take them, we will force you to take them." While the government is ignoring the fact there are other ways to seek treatment and they're basically denying any other option besides western treatment.
What's your theory of the origin of life? Assuming, you're one of the ones that doesn't believe it's a result of God and what the bible claims. Just what do you believe started all this? Is there a specific person you follow? Specific theory? Maybe even your own theory from imagination?
I got this idea from Joe's post about stopping technology advancement. Some of us don't think technology or science should stall, therefore, I'm curious of what you would like science and technology to advance to? Use your imagination. (It might actually happen before you die).
Why is that a movie star deserves 5 million dollars to make a movie that took 4 months of hectic acting, a sitcom star deserves 1 million per episode (which typically is 1 million per week or 2), and/or a singer deserves 15 million for producing a 12 track album? BUT, someone who works their ass off with 6 years of school and training and been working their career for 5 years or more, is lucky if they get even 500,000 a year? So, really, do celebrities deserve so much money just because they're a celebrity and doing something that comes somewhat easy to them and usually required very little training but lots of pushing? Why don't they have to go through mandatory 4 years of college for a BA, then get paid a salary too?
There's a dozen Jesus debates going around, but I'm going to get this down to the nitty gritty.
If Jesus didn't sacrifice himself (if he really actually did sacrifice himself and wasn't forced), what would have happened thereafter?
I want you to prove that his dying on the cross somehow really was some predicated, life saving, world altering act. And that if it all had happened any other way, the world would be a worst place.
I realize this is heavily a "what if" scenario, but it can't be that hard for those of you that worship him and know the history of the whole thing.
Oh, and I know people are going to pull out their bibles to support themselves for this, but try not to. Let's do this historically and hypothetically.