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by Octavious
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Federal Don't Say Gay Bill
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Federal Don't Say Gay Bill

Would I be wrong in thinking that this is just political posturing? Is there any way that this could actually become law considering the numbers in government? What it sounds like to me is the Republicans are just engineering a headline "Democrats in favour of sexually explicit material for kids" to...
by Octavious
Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proof God is real
Replies: 155
Views: 1826

Re: Proof God is real

If the probability is more than 0, and you give an infinite amount of time for it to happen, it will happen. Maybe not on this planet earth, but there will be another planet earth exactly like this but one where I did ur mum. I don't assume the universe had a beginning. I give both possibilities. I...
by Octavious
Tue Oct 18, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Tue Oct 18, 2022 10:00 am
Why do I deserve everlasting punishment?
Do you want the short answer or the essay version? ;)
by Octavious
Tue Oct 18, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

I have had a broken arm, twice actually. I hated having a broken arm. I am willing to assume that I would also hate having a broken leg. I do not "hate the natural world" but I repeat that I do not hate the natural world because I assume it to have occurred by chance. I repeat that part because it ...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Why? Surely it is either hateful or it isn't, regardless of motivation? No. Of course not. Pushing someone down the stairs with the intention of harming them might be called a hateful act. Someone tripping down the stairs and sustaining the same injury would not be the result of any hateful act. Yo...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Why? Surely it is either hateful or it isn't, regardless of motivation?
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

But the natural world, with all of its magnificence and cruelty, is the same natural world for both observers. So, I ask you again, do you believe the natural world, evolution, life and death is evil? The problem with this argument is that you could present a similar argument thus: 1. Dave trips do...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

The follow up, as you probably have guessed, is that if you believe the natural world isn't evil, then it is hard to justify calling God evil for creating it. If you believe that it is evil... you have my sympathy.
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

A more precise response is: Presuming God created the world and everything in it, he invented the Malaria virus or must have foreseen its occurrence; knew that thousands of infants would suffer and die as a result, and this is the world he wanted to create. The mosquito is technically only the most...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

You've not answered the question, I notice. With the swarms, are you referring to plagues of locusts et al from the Old Testament? I hate to break it to you, but they're not literal histories. I like to think of them as morality tales... an ancient world equivalent of Jaws or The Poseidon Adventure....
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

It's just a mosquito being a mosquito, which is no different to calling seaweed evil for being slippery, or a raindrop evil for making you wet. Of course it could be that Jamie is not concerned about mosquitoes being mosquitoes, and sees the evil in the system that has created the conditions in whic...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:10 am
Around 1,320 infants die of Malaria every day.

This is God's evil work.
You believe mosquitoes are evil?
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Well as it happens I have had several Christians tell me that babies are born sinful, sinners from the very second of their birth, due to original sin. And they are wrong. Much like atheists spend their lives wrong about a great many things, religious types do too. That doesn't invalidate the spiri...
by Octavious
Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2311

Re: What makes your life worth living?

I would highly encourage you to look at the world around you, in which babies and infants die painful deaths in their dozens every day, and ask yourself "why does God will this?" You will tell me, of course, that these babies and toddlers, who God deems fit to die painful, horrible deaths, are sinn...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 189
Views: 2920

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

I'm not claiming they're parroting CNN :?
by Octavious
Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 189
Views: 2920

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

D who must not be named was never particularly extreme in his views. He left because he was having a very difficult time at home and vented his frustrations in a foolish attack on the site's leadership. Krellin had his own issues for which the forum and its debates were a kind of escape. Al Sweareng...
by Octavious
Sun Oct 16, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 189
Views: 2920

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Well, you would do :razz:. The changes made to the forum back when we moved away from the old style created an environment fundamentally hostile to any view that deviates from the mainstream, where the mainstream is broadly defined by US liberal media. As this has been in place for some time now the...
by Octavious
Fri Oct 14, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 189
Views: 2920

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

My preference, for some time, was to move away from the topic I said I liked the res evil movies and your response was "Yeah, women suck and can't shoot the guns though". Wow... You genuinely can't read something without reimagining it as having some fantasy meaning that fits your ideology. What a ...
by Octavious
Fri Oct 14, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 189
Views: 2920

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

I have made no demands of you at all, Doom. I have criticised your enthusiasm for sexism, expressed a few of my views, and mentioned to JECE (as he seems extremely interested for some reason) what sort of arguments would stand a higher chance of changing my mind. Whether or not you wish to try doing...
by Octavious
Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 189
Views: 2920

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

Saying something exists isn't expanding the point. If she wanted to expand the point she could have said who has lowered lowered the rate of crime and by how much, and what strategies they took that might have contributed to this. How it compares with the rates in similar countries that didn't adopt...