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by Octavious
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 36
Views: 183

Re: Arguments for God

You seeming to assume that I can know what qualities this infinite or at lest all emcompassing God has. That way Hubris lies. Oh, good Lord no. My assumption is far more modest and is simply that you know your own mind. But in the sense the God is everyone person, yes it is conscious. That’s like s...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 36
Views: 183

Re: Arguments for God

God is the mountains, God is the sun, God is the quarks and every quantum field. I can show you all of these things. Which is all good stuff. God is glorious, magnificent, beautiful and terrible and all that. But what I have to ask, as it seems somewhat crucial from the perspective humanity, is thi...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 36
Views: 183

Re: Arguments for God

Religion changing over the years isn't super compelling to me as a reason to doubt the idea behind it when things such as philosophy/morality/politics have changed and developed over the years too. It was never my intention to propose it as a reason to doubt the existence of God :-) It might help i...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 36
Views: 183

Re: Arguments for God

The existence of God makes very little sense to me. I do not understand the concept of God. It is a nonsense concept. Both concepts of Non-existence -> Existence and ∞ Existence ∞ are absurd. Yet one has to be true. Unless there's another possibility I'm missing? Well, yes. An alternative possibili...
by Octavious
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy Dreamin'
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Diplomacy Dreamin'

I had a dream a year or two ago in which I was aware I was dreaming and couldn't do anything to wake up. I thought I'd been successful a few times, but it turned out I'd just dreamed I'd woken up and was still very much asleep. It gave me the option to try a few things... apparently you can indeed r...
by Octavious
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land
Replies: 36
Views: 1317

Re: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land

They have a fun little collection of shrunken heads in Pitt Rivers in Oxford. Have to keep them them hidden away now, of course. Political correctness and all that. All that aside, good on you for giving it a go. You planning on charging back into the breach any time soon or taking a break for a whi...
by Octavious
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lick Me in the Arse
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: Lick Me in the Arse

Off on a slight tangent on the original theme, but rather fun so I couldn't resist posting ;)

https://youtu.be/aSK3pZiyV28
by Octavious
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

@Oct, interesting that you give 3 examples of 'we need to fix them', rather than looking at it as a 'we should ask them how we can help them fix themselves'. Define "them" in this context, because depending on who you ask in any particular nation you will get a wide variety of conflicting answers. ...
by Octavious
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

I guess the main question should be that of: "Why are there so many migrants, and what can be done to make them content where they are." I think orathaic said something like that. The trouble is, as the experience of recent history... and most of the rest of history for that matter... has taught us...
by Octavious
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Er... Ora, tell me you're not struggling with this basic concept?

It is possible to believe both that someone should be allowed to eat what they wish, and that them eating a kilo of chocolate at once is a bad idea, at the same time. There is no contradiction.
by Octavious
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Ora, you completely ignored my point that I believe nations should be allowed to run themselves and that I didn't see much that the US could do to improve matters, and went off on a bizarre little rant about racism because I think that the increasingly authoritarian Venezuelan government are doing a...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Seriously, if you think I've said something something the onus is on you to prove that I said it. Find the quote and paste it here. If not I'll thank you for not continually making up lies about me. I'd rather just try to forget that you exist. Then fuck off and stop replying to my comments. It ain...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Seriously, if you think I've said something something the onus is on you to prove that I said it. Find the quote and paste it here. If not I'll thank you for not continually making up lies about me.
by Octavious
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

I did not.
by Octavious
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

And quite why you have such trouble with supporting the Lib Dems after David Cameron I have no idea. They were in the same government, for crying out loud. There's very little difference between the right of the Lib Dems and centrist Tories, and I challenge you to argue otherwise. When the Lib Dems ...
by Octavious
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Your ignorance is very much on display today, Jamie. I used to live there and know Venezuela's situation rather better than "misogynist white Jamie who knows best" Over the course of our debates you've been a Liberal Democrat David Cameron supporter who was also a Labour Party member who voted for ...
by Octavious
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Define "America" for the purposes of this statement? The American government? The American people? The American media? Some Americans on the Internet? Clearly if any American sees it as a problem it is a problem for that particular American, but in the context of this discussion I'd have thought it...
by Octavious
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

Ah, I see. You really have completely abandoned any pretence of trying to engage in a mature debate. As you wish. I hope you find your peace one day.
by Octavious
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

It's a problem because America says it is. If they were to decide it wasn't then it wouldn't be, although I dare say a whole host of interesting new problems would rapidly develop if so. It's really quite simple. As for your second point, what we encounter to some extent is a conflict of principle. ...
by Octavious
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 456

Re: Southern Boarder

I'm in favour of whatever helps the problem, be it a metaphor or otherwise. There's perhaps a valid argument that other solutions may be more cost effective, but it achieved a lot more than zero and provided a fair few well paid jobs whilst doing it. As for who pays for it, the existence of Mexico g...