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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Political Postitions
Post: Re: Political Postitions

The word marriage comes from the word "matrimony", meaning essentially, motherhood. It refers to the production of people, by people. So I would say it's descriptively wrong to say gays have the abi...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 87 10,641 12-19-2008, 11:48 AM
  Thread: Man arrested for wearing Mccain shirt
Post: Re: Man arrested for wearing Mccain shirt

In the alternate universe where: -Walking into a crowd with different opinions than you with a shirt expressing your opinion is analogous to walking into a busy airport with a bomb -It could be prove...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 31 5,948 12-19-2008, 11:06 AM
  Thread: Evil spelt backwards is live
Post: Re: Evil spelt backwards is live

Evil is the killer of the killer of the killer of the killer of the killer of a innocent child. If such children existed.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,564 11-23-2008, 03:36 PM
  Thread: Why god cannot possibly be real
Post: Re: Why god cannot possibly be real

Something I wrote as a beginning of the personal justification of my world view - this first part deals with metaphysics. Things can be divided into two categories, that which has come together to co...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 155 15,001 11-23-2008, 03:26 PM
  Thread: I want to write a master life guide for teens and kids.
Post: Re: I want to write a master life guide for teens ...

Shit, now I wanna do that :laugh: Maybe I could help.
TheDelinquent Original Artwork/Writing 18 2,055 11-09-2008, 04:38 PM
  Thread: The Obama Victory: a question for anarchists
Post: Re: The Obama Victory: a question for anarchists

W-dog, is it a person's choice to starve to death because they have no money with which to purchase food? Or, put another way, is liberty possible without life?
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 17 3,598 11-09-2008, 04:21 PM
  Thread: The Obama Victory: a question for anarchists
Post: Re: The Obama Victory: a question for anarchists

The anarchists (we) can only revive ourselves as a movement and as a philosophy by emphasizing that government is the plural of a verb, not a noun. I will continue fighting against ideologies that pro...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 17 3,598 11-07-2008, 10:27 AM
  Thread: What is true learning?
Post: Re: What is true learning?

Learning is making an inductive assumption about something. Intelligence is then trying to demolish that assumption and quickly and creatively as possible.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 18 2,928 10-30-2008, 12:23 PM
  Thread: America in my eyes...
Post: Re: America in my eyes...

"Most likely you used the company's land, so they get part of it." How is it their land? What claim have they to land? If all the most commonly given justifications for original property hold true,...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,537 10-30-2008, 12:16 PM
  Thread: America in my eyes...
Post: Re: America in my eyes...

Puchiko Wrote:Yes, in the case of gang rape, the victim is affected by it the most. But you can't deny the rapists are also going to be affected, they will receive pleasure/thrill/feeling of power fro...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,537 10-30-2008, 09:06 AM
  Thread: America in my eyes...
Post: Re: America in my eyes...

W-Dog32 Wrote:Delinquent Wrote:Question: If in capitalism, "you reap what you sow", why reward or punish anyone? You don't have to since the system, the natural capitalist order that falls into place,...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,537 10-30-2008, 08:49 AM
  Thread: Introduction! The Memoirs of Something Spacey
Post: Re: Introduction! The Memoirs of Something Spacey

Hot damn, that was an inspiring prologue to your anticipated exploits here and abroad. Make yourself at home :cool: , not that such an invitation is even necessary.
TheDelinquent Welcome! 3 1,174 10-30-2008, 08:17 AM
  Thread: All I effin wanted to do was write
Post: Re: All I effin wanted to do was write

Wow you sound so much like me it's creepy.
TheDelinquent Alternative Learning & Income 9 2,345 10-29-2008, 10:43 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: Re: What are some of your most controversial opini...

What security people? Don't they have their own property, and if they do, shouldn't they be busy protecting it from all the Fat Naked Bastards?
TheDelinquent Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 307,920 10-28-2008, 01:11 PM
  Thread: America in my eyes...
Post: Re: America in my eyes...

I'm reminded of Shakespeare's "a rose by any other name" line when you define capitalism. Thank you for defining it, however, if you hadn't we'd have spent who knows how long misunderstanding everybo...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,537 10-28-2008, 12:53 PM
  Thread: Fascists, National Socialists, whatever
Post: Re: Fascists, National Socialists, whatever

The Anti-Freedom said everything that needed to be said about this in his first post. But beyond the racist bullshit, fascism is generally disagreeable, because it splatters the Earth in geologically...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 69 10,812 10-28-2008, 12:16 PM
  Thread: Just 'dis justice again.
Post: Re: Just 'dis justice again.

"If Anarchism will become the new way, we could always create a new police force to stop crime." The root word in "police" is "policy". So, assuming the right to use force was not exclusively delegat...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 12 5,642 10-28-2008, 11:55 AM
  Thread: Why god cannot possibly be real
Post: Re: Why god cannot possibly be real

God is variously defined. Defined as an omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omniscient, omnipresent intelligent agency, he is as impossible as a circular square. This has been rationally proven and can easil...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 155 15,001 10-25-2008, 03:11 PM
  Thread: Abortion Thoughts
Post: Re: Abortion Thoughts

What's the difference between a woman getting a last minute abortion without the father's consent/knowledge, and the father drugging that woman into unconsciousness, having the abortion performed on h...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 152 17,628 10-25-2008, 02:32 PM
  Thread: Monetary sytem.
Post: Re: Monetary sytem.

The Venus Project seems to be an audacious and well-funded resurrection of certain communistic tendencies, rather than the whole of communism itself. The most obvious, the abolition of money (which e...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 28 3,293 10-24-2008, 12:09 AM
  Thread: Just 'dis justice again.
Post: Re: Just 'dis justice again.

The only answer I can stomach after having written it out, is never. Perhaps I should look into porcupine pacifism.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 12 5,642 10-23-2008, 10:09 AM
  Thread: Just 'dis justice again.
Post: Re: Just 'dis justice again.

What about kleptomaniacal people, though? Steal, mandated recompensation, steal, mandated recompensation, steal, mandated recompensation. If there was such a pitiable soul, you would think society a...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 12 5,642 10-23-2008, 10:04 AM
  Thread: Just 'dis justice again.
Post: Re: Just 'dis justice again.

Dude, you must have your sig quote set to "shuffle", but it's poignant this time around. The Bob repaying Joe scenario makes it sound like you adhere more to a restorative theory of justice then a re...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 12 5,642 10-23-2008, 09:44 AM
  Thread: Just 'dis justice again.
Post: Just 'dis justice again.

I was thinking about one of the major drawbacks to anarchism lately, and about how some “anarchists” just seem to make retributions up as they go along, and call it justice. Specifically, I was in a ...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 12 5,642 10-23-2008, 09:28 AM
  Thread: A question to religious people.
Post: Re: A question to religious people.

W-Dog32 Wrote:I "felt God" one day, I just knew he was there. It was as if all my troubles had been lifted away and replaced with perfect content for that second. At that point I knew it was real, and...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 43 11,117 10-23-2008, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Anyone in America needs to watch this ...
Post: Re: Anyone in America needs to watch this ...

That is precisely what I meant, but you don't have two of something just because part of it exists in the north and the other in the south. It's actually the trend nowadays to say there's three Ameri...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 14 3,019 10-21-2008, 11:57 AM
  Thread: My rant on coercion
Post: Re: My rant on coercion

I don't misunderstand you, we're talking about two different things. You're focusing on the importance of intelligently refusing the call to arms to begin with, I'm focusing on the ramifications of t...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 21 5,122 10-21-2008, 10:36 AM
  Thread: My rant on coercion
Post: Re: My rant on coercion

Nope. It is true they are following orders. Oh well. I guess my beef with orders depends upon what's being ordered. Let me put it like this. In a war, a soldier's only immediate transformation pat...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 21 5,122 10-21-2008, 09:37 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: Re: What are some of your most controversial opini...

Way late... 1. Legalize cannibalism in the form of necrophagy 2. Legalize pederasty (or whatever you want to call teenage sex) 3. Void most, if not all, intellectual property laws 4. Abolish marriage...
TheDelinquent Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 307,920 10-21-2008, 08:03 AM
  Thread: My rant on coercion
Post: Re: My rant on coercion

"Murderers walk in the streets with medals because someone told them to pull the trigger, and yet we call them soldiers and respect them for doing what any dog could do, and for killing their fellow m...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 21 5,122 10-21-2008, 07:39 AM
  Thread: Anyone in America needs to watch this ...
Post: Re: Anyone in America needs to watch this ...

john tuttle Wrote:Stratovarius Wrote:This is not a democracy. Obviously not. America is a republic. Actually, America is a continent.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 14 3,019 10-21-2008, 06:29 AM
  Thread: Atheist soldier sues Army for 'unconstitutional' discriminat
Post: Re: Atheist soldier sues Army for 'unconstitutiona...

No True Scotsman
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 6 2,003 07-14-2008, 07:24 AM
  Thread: The Sky Really Is Falling
Post: The Sky Really Is Falling

http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm Just posting to ask what you're preferred method of extinction is, out of all these (if you had to pick one). Also to discuss possible yet amateur solutions/pre...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 6 1,705 07-14-2008, 07:20 AM
  Thread: A question to religious people.
Post: Re: A question to religious people.

The problem with asking questions like these: Skeptic-Atheist-Dude: So why is your religion the correct one? Vaguely-Theistic-Churchgoer: EVERY1 HAS THE RIGHT TO BElEIVE WATEVAR THEY VANT, MEHEHEHE...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 43 11,117 07-14-2008, 07:03 AM
  Thread: Communisim?
Post: Re: Communisim?

Communes are great examples of synthetic organizations dedicated to efficiency of resource. Communist nations, on the other hand, are great examples of State-worshiping liberal/socialist ideology tha...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 101 9,122 07-08-2008, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Police Brutality
Post: Re: Police Brutality

My advice to the police is to shut their faces up with all that moral-highground "protecting society" bullshit and get back to directing traffic. In my experience, 50% of all cops are good Samaritan ...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 57 6,371 07-05-2008, 02:08 PM
  Thread: Paradoxes
Post: Re: Paradoxes

Depends on how you define God. If by God you mean an all-powerful all-knowing all-good(loving) entity that created everything else, then no, he can't logically exist, by virtue of the fact that evil ...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 15 5,701 07-04-2008, 05:37 AM
  Thread: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
Post: Re: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

I agree. If we ever could, we should.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 120 35,045 07-01-2008, 05:08 AM
  Thread: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
Post: Re: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

Yes, but that's fine for them to want, at least as long as their means to that ends remains purely communicative. I'm not going to force someone to reproduce, and they're not going to force me to "li...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 120 35,045 07-01-2008, 03:28 AM
  Thread: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
Post: Re: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

I don't have human extinction as my goal, but for all immediate purposes VHEMT is a good thing. It's educational, voluntary, and honest. I'm more inclined to believe humans should fill the role of "...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 120 35,045 07-01-2008, 03:18 AM
  Thread: Go Vegetarian!
Post: Re: Go Vegetarian!

Let's all join the VHEMT. That way we can eat whatever we want, and still feel good about ourselves in the knowledge we're not giving a damn thing back. Finally a reputable, practical solution to pr...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 145 16,610 06-29-2008, 11:18 AM
  Thread: In your 5 mins
Post: Re: In your 5 mins

God and the State are imaginary. Nothing is categorically necessary. If you want to do something, do it. If you want to be able to do things, let other people do those things.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 47 5,530 06-29-2008, 07:24 AM
  Thread: Go Vegetarian!
Post: Re: Go Vegetarian!

liq3 Wrote:At the plants feeling pain. "Innocent until proven guilty". We have not yet proved they feel pain, so they do not. We have proved that animals feel pain. Now stop making stupid fail points...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 145 16,610 06-29-2008, 06:37 AM
  Thread: Go Vegetarian!
Post: Re: Go Vegetarian!

Probably Weswammy Wrote:Okay, so why don't we consider the fact that plants are alive too? Where do you draw the line? You share a very significant portion of your DNA with a banana! We pick fruit fro...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 145 16,610 06-29-2008, 05:46 AM
  Thread: Go Vegetarian!
Post: Re: Go Vegetarian!

"You took that quote out of context. God was bringing justice upon people, not randomly killing them. And also, eating something that isn't human is different from raping a human. And there's no such ...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 145 16,610 06-25-2008, 05:00 AM
  Thread: Military - does anybody need it?
Post: Re: Military - does anybody need it?

Einstein, of course, the pacifist anti-nationalist who opposed coercive governance.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 111 11,900 06-24-2008, 05:53 AM
  Thread: Something to mess with and break OR.
Post: Re: Something to mess with and break OR.

Therefore, all is one, one is none, and reality doesn't exist. Time to go buy some donuts. And by donuts, I mean walruses.
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 47 4,761 06-24-2008, 05:32 AM
  Thread: Go Vegetarian!
Post: Re: Go Vegetarian!

I'd kill you to prevent anyone else from randomly shooting me once you presented them with the same dilemma. At least that way I wouldn't be caught off guard. Either that or shoot myself in the foot...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 145 16,610 06-24-2008, 03:35 AM
  Thread: Go Vegetarian!
Post: Re: Go Vegetarian!

If the archers were concerned for themselves any one of them could have turned their bow upon the king first. Some part of me - the cynic - knows that giving a hand signal is not wrong, and if any of...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 145 16,610 06-23-2008, 03:02 PM
  Thread: Anarchy
Post: Re: Anarchy

What really cracks me up are these people who claim anarchy "just doesn't work". If they would ever be so kind as to point out just what they meant by work, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work I would...
TheDelinquent Philosophy, Politics & History 31 8,459 06-23-2008, 08:45 AM

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