You are spiritual to the max! It is interesting that 99.999% of soulmates speak the same language and live in same city.I believe in God.
I believe that our deeds return to us at last.
I believe that each person has his/her soulmate in this world.
I believe that nothing happens for no particular reason.
I have my response using yours as a basis for comparison/similarity. Mostly we are largely apart. I have a brief version of yours followed by mine. I will add that the fairly common, non-Western practice of killing people for how/what they think is a big change that is needed. Thought that I would emphasize that as I doubt many will read much of the rest. Also, that while I mostly disagree, you set out a nice base.What divides and unites people more than beliefs, values and opinions ?
It may be a double-edge sword to express them, as you never know what reaction to expect from others. On the other hand, everybody has beliefs, values and opinions, and if you have reflected properly about them, you shouldn't be ashamed of yourself for holding them, as long as you can defend them. Once you can't defend them anymore, nothing prevents you from changing them...
So here is a sample of my mind as of today :
You are confusing the rational with the real. Given the deeply counterintuitive findings of quantum mechanics and relativity, combined with vast remaining problems in physics (e.g. most matter appears to be non-baryonic, yet, we have no real idea what non-baryonic matter is except that it's somewhere out there, and it doesn't interact with electromagnetic radiation) I see absolutely no reason why the universe cannot spontaneously implode before you finish reading my post.- I believe that the universe is eternal (both in past and future) and infinite in every direction. Therefore I do not believe in the creation or end of the universe. Reality cannot cease to exist (except in our minds when we die). Nothing is "created", matter/energy just changes form.
I have no idea what to say to this, but it's very compelling. It does resonate with me intuitively, yet, I have some difficulty determining what the outcome of such a policy might be, or whether it is any more just than the reverse policy of killing plebians and locking nobles in their castles (with servants).I am for the death penalty for dictators, heads of states, military leaders, leaders of terrorist/criminal organisations, who carry the responsibility of the acts committed by their subordinates. I am against death penalty in most other cases.
This strikes me as a leap of faith. As an operating principle, it's practical, but there's a difference between "assume a scientific explanation exists" and "a scientific explanation really does exist."Everything has a scientific explanation, even if we haven't figured it out yet.
What do you think about the Effective Altruism movement?I do not donate to humanitarian aid because I consider that too much of it is wasted
I am also for these freedoms, but maybe I'm misunderstanding you when you write that everyone is free to do what they want with their body and health. Parents who become intoxicated and die, thus abandoning their children, are failing to take appropriate responsibility for their actions. They may be legally free to do that, but they are not free of responsibility - their actions brought other people into existence and then visited misery upon them.I am for individual freedom to consume drugs (alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, chocolate, coffee, etc.) or other addictive products (video games, pornography, TV, music...) on the principle that everybody is free to do what they want with their own body and health.
Mmmm. Sex is a serious issue for society.Why should we sympathise for people who have irresponsible sex, then become irresponsible parents whose children will probably become delinquents or criminals because of them ?
Most make sense, especially thisBeliefs
I believe that each individual is absolutely unequal to others in every respect
Hate it. I do donate blood and do charity work that's private. Went to Petrinja during the 6.4 magnitude earthquake to help, more followed, a 4.9 one was the strongest of the following. One happend before I was about to get on the roof to help with setting up new tiles for some grandpa. 1 boy died by falling as a volunteer. Also applied for more other things. But I despise the Red Cross. They get paid to do "charity" and when I apply to volunteer there's no room for volunteers? But the donations that they get are used to pay the employees very good salaries. They send people abroad for seminars. Have an acquintance who's in it. They sent her to Portugal from Croatia to hold a presentation about child kidnappings or something. That's what people donations for the needy go for?? A bloody power point and a free vacation? :vomitting: There's people that would do this for free. It is charity. Also, during the floods many of the things got stolen by the Red Cross, items were marked by donators and appeared elsewhere.- I do not donate to humanitarian aid
if it can prevent a child from being born in a negative environment (due to poverty or immaturity of the parents), or prevent the parents from having to raise a disabled child.
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