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Posted 9/13/10
Well your far more knowledgeable on that I need several road maps to figure out if any real mean anything at all. I guess that why I use it to prop-up a desk. If i find christian killing in the name of god to day that is. D.R.T dead right there no trail just shoot-em. But I am a heathen and no religion is out of bound for termination as far as I am concern. That the Atheist in me speaking I am equal opportunity bigot with religion. Killing in the name of some you think exist that like praying to win a football game or soccer for you sissy out there. Rugby man that just look painful to me.
Posted 9/13/10 , edited 9/13/10

Allhailodin wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

is diversity the problem or intolerance OF diversity....



The mass diversity directly causes the intolerance. Some cultures teach intolerance and hate of other cultures.
Then that teaching alone is against the very laws of the universe, when nature itself favors complexity in order for all species of lifeforms to flourish and survive via interdependency. So I can assure you that diversity isn't a cause to a problem for the intellectuals. While intolerance is in direct conflict to just about everything, including itself.
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Posted 9/14/10

DomFortress wrote:


Allhailodin wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

is diversity the problem or intolerance OF diversity....



The mass diversity directly causes the intolerance. Some cultures teach intolerance and hate of other cultures.


Then that teaching alone is against the very laws of the universe, when nature itself favors complexity in order for all species of lifeforms to flourish and survive via interdependency. So I can assure you that diversity isn't a cause to a problem for the intellectuals. While intolerance is in direct conflict to just about everything, including itself.


I guess non intellectual humans just aren't very tolerant.

One of the most intolerant things tho are some religions.
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Posted 9/14/10

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Canada really ought to start ramping up it's military. with Global warming opening up the arctic, we're about to become the front line in the upcoming resource wars.

I hope the Netherlands is working on dealing with the rising sea levels from climate change.



The Dutch are at the moment trying to predict what exactely will happen etc, and they/I will act accordingly, (I say I since my studies involve alot about the ocean too, ohh and thanks for the interest that thought really didn't come up in my mind)

However yes for some people the rising of the sea level will cause trouble, however they will manage, atleast thats what I believe.
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Posted 9/14/10 , edited 9/14/10
No problem our nations have always been on good terms since the War. I've never seen the Dutch garden outside one Ottawa hospital and looking it up on wikipedia I found I was wrong in my understanding of the event that still has you guys sending us tulip bulbs. (well not entirely wrong. just misunderstood the legal details. I thought there was a permanent chunk of Dutch soil inside Ottawa I was wrong. it was only a temporary chunk of extra-national territory)


We have a tulip festival every year on the Victoria Day weekend Thanks to those bulbs.
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Posted 9/14/10
One hypothesis is that fresh water is coming off the glacier and salt water is being pushed up by the Atlantic current. Problem scientist do no tell you that the arctic cap is getting deeper. And temperature on mars has gone up boy are global warming has so large effect on our planet and even other in the solar system Junk science government grant to prove what not really happening. at lest not by man. Maybe if the USA would be self efficient in energy we mite bring back some jobs. That would also affect the world economy.
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Posted 9/14/10

amersfoort wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Canada really ought to start ramping up it's military. with Global warming opening up the arctic, we're about to become the front line in the upcoming resource wars.

I hope the Netherlands is working on dealing with the rising sea levels from climate change.



The Dutch are at the moment trying to predict what exactely will happen etc, and they/I will act accordingly, (I say I since my studies involve alot about the ocean too, ohh and thanks for the interest that thought really didn't come up in my mind)

However yes for some people the rising of the sea level will cause trouble, however they will manage, atleast thats what I believe.


The dutch won't be able to do anything to stop climate change. They don't have the economic or military resources to do anything.

And wasting time studying it isn't going to accomplish anything either.

Once it starts it gets locked into a positive feedback loop and will run its course regardless of human intervention. Besides this isn't the first time the Arctic ice has melted, and it won't be the last. The Arctic has melted dozens of times before and life on earth adapted just fine. Its nothing to worry about.
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Posted 9/14/10 , edited 9/14/10
Like I said the arctic is getting thicker just because it is smaller one way but volume is still staying.
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Posted 9/14/10
Holland has very complex dike system and keep reinventing it Dutch ingenuity is some they need in New Orleans that disaster every one knew it would happen one day. Amazing only New Orleans was not prepared for it. the surrounding parish had there stuff together.
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Hate will always exist. As long as man exists, so will hate.
On countless occasions has man displayed instability, greediness, jealousy, pride, self-righteousness, and yes, abhorrence. It's a "human' thing to hate, and it is quite human to act upon that hate too.

Intolerance is just another bad characteristic that many people seem to possess. Intolerance towards other religions, other beliefs, other countries, other people, etc etc. Some people act upon the intolerance as well. I believe one should channel that time and energy into more useful things, yet this is where humans fail. They are so blinded by their hate that love and compassion doesn't seem to hold any meaning for them anymore.
Posted 9/16/10

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Hate will always exist. As long as man exists, so will hate.
On countless occasions has man displayed instability, greediness, jealousy, pride, self-righteousness, and yes, abhorrence. It's a "human' thing to hate, and it is quite human to act upon that hate too.

Intolerance is just another bad characteristic that many people seem to possess. Intolerance towards other religions, other beliefs, other countries, other people, etc etc. Some people act upon the intolerance as well. I believe one should channel that time and energy into more useful things, yet this is where humans fail. They are so blinded by their hate that love and compassion doesn't seem to hold any meaning for them anymore.
And here I thought that your Islamic religious teaching is about love and peaceful conflict resolution, yet you sounded like this one atheist here that I criticized for getting the nature of humanity all wrong, and for the exact same reason.
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gal69lag wrote:

Hate will always exist. As long as man exists, so will hate.
On countless occasions has man displayed instability, greediness, jealousy, pride, self-righteousness, and yes, abhorrence. It's a "human' thing to hate, and it is quite human to act upon that hate too.

Intolerance is just another bad characteristic that many people seem to possess. Intolerance towards other religions, other beliefs, other countries, other people, etc etc. Some people act upon the intolerance as well. I believe one should channel that time and energy into more useful things, yet this is where humans fail. They are so blinded by their hate that love and compassion doesn't seem to hold any meaning for them anymore.
And here I thought that your Islamic religious teaching is about love and peaceful conflict resolution, yet you sounded like this one atheist here that I criticized for getting the nature of humanity all wrong, and for the exact same reason.



WOW! You know, I'm starting to think that you actually like me! Hmm...stalker much?

Of course hate will always exist. Man is the reason for hate. I believe in love and compassion, as I had stated right at the end, but most people would rather spend time hating each other than loving each other. Man's greediness and pride and everything I have listed is the reason for hate.

Tell me, was it not man that conquered lands for more power? Was it not man that spread rumors about his own neighbor? Are these not things that cause hate?

How am I getting the nature of humanity wrong? I'm not saying all human beings are hateful creatures, but do you deny the fact that humans ultimately are the reason for hate?
Posted 9/16/10

gal69lag wrote:



WOW! You know, I'm starting to think that you actually like me! Hmm...stalker much?

Of course hate will always exist. Man is the reason for hate. I believe in love and compassion, as I had stated right at the end, but most people would rather spend time hating each other than loving each other. Man's greediness and pride and everything I have listed is the reason for hate.

Tell me, was it not man that conquered lands for more power? Was it not man that spread rumors about his own neighbor? Are these not things that cause hate?

How am I getting the nature of humanity wrong? I'm not saying all human beings are hateful creatures, but do you deny the fact that humans ultimately are the reason for hate?
What I do find it interesting is your ideologies that justified your hatred towards men. I mean it's not my fault that the Muslim societies are traditionally patriarchal, when the Islamic faith religiously teaches gender inequality. Because I for one don't hate women.
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Posted 9/17/10

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gal69lag wrote:



WOW! You know, I'm starting to think that you actually like me! Hmm...stalker much?

Of course hate will always exist. Man is the reason for hate. I believe in love and compassion, as I had stated right at the end, but most people would rather spend time hating each other than loving each other. Man's greediness and pride and everything I have listed is the reason for hate.

Tell me, was it not man that conquered lands for more power? Was it not man that spread rumors about his own neighbor? Are these not things that cause hate?

How am I getting the nature of humanity wrong? I'm not saying all human beings are hateful creatures, but do you deny the fact that humans ultimately are the reason for hate?
What I do find it interesting is your ideologies that justified your hatred towards men. I mean it's not my fault that the Muslim societies are traditionally patriarchal, when the Islamic faith religiously teaches gender inequality. Because I for one don't hate women.



Am I talking about my religious teaching here? No, really! Why do you keep bringing up the fact that I am Muslim? Let's assume I was not Muslim, how would you answer my question? And you know, you love pointing out how I don't answer your questions when you are doing the exact same thing.


But since you've brought it up anyways, westerners see it as gender inequality because Muslim women are encouraged to wear covered clothes. Muslim women don't see this as gender inequality, so why is it bothering you guys so much?
In what other way is there gender inequality? Is there a rule that women can't work? No, there isn't. Is there a rule that women should only stay at home and take care of kids? No, there isn't.

Oh and if you're planning to bring up the way women were treated centuries ago (being buried alive etc), that was before Islam had spread, and even after Islam, some Arabs still continued to do it because it was part of their culture. You do know what culture is right? Last I checked the reason why Canada has music and art as part of their culture has nothing to do with religion.
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That brings up an interesting point. How much of what get's attributed to Islam is not so much a product of Islam but of the cultures where Islam is dominant religiously. Is this an important distinction. If it's a cultural aspect but get couched by it's practictioners in terms of god, is it still a cultural practice?
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