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Topic: Serious Discussion / Lockerbie Bomber to be released on compassionate grounds. Share your thoughts.

I think showing him compassion might actually help gain support away from terrorists in the middle east. Many people there see the west as monsters and showing some compassion might help ease some of that. And he’s dying, what will keeping him jail help or prove? He will not repeat the offense, he can’t smuggle another bomb onto a plane (trust me, he probably will be VERY well searched if he ever goes on another plane) and he won’t learn anything from being in jail seeing as he will be dead soon.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Fallout Shelter

I would have to say you need All the women (even the doctor but only for her medical skills) I would say I because of his atachement to J and the police (the gun might be also handy to hunt for food?)
this gives the group a good rate of reproduction. (3 fertile women) as well as a doctor to help the births and to TEACh the young to do the same. you don’t want medical knowledge to die. and an authoritative figure with a rifle. (taking the bigoted officer and the black militant or rabbi might be bad.)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you religious?

Originally posted by sgman:

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This doesn’t mean I take everything literally (like the 7 days creation).

There are few things in my faith that are absolutely concrete.

And I think that’s really how it should be. following someone (or something) blindly leads to radicalism and a loss of the essence

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Laws

That’s where you pay a good lawyer to get the law changed. For the most part a judge makes a ruling to have one of the laws removed or both changed.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / getting married

I think alot of people say they will never get married until they find somebody they want to marry.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you religious?

Originally posted by JohnRulz:

But enough of Vanguarde’s changeing religons every couple of months or so.

He changes religion to prove a point. He is really atheist.

Or an agnostic

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you think the health care plan is hurting the democratic party.

I think they have to do something and no plan is foolproof so…… ya some people are going to hate them for it.
Actually, if you could explain top me exactly what it is about I would like that. I have heard much hype about but I don’t really know what it REALLY is about.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you religious?

Originally posted by Viper1696:

itipt you khow just as well as I do that debate over religion will never end.

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because religion is a rather completely unknowable and perhaps your insight could be enlightening to us

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you religious?

Originally posted by Viper1696:

itipt you khow just as well as I do that debate over religion will never end.

My final opinion I feel more complete as a christian and if you rather want to be an atheist that is completly FINE.

Actually I would rather have a religion. BUT I find the current mainstream religions to be rather contradictory and unfullfilling

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you religious?

Originally posted by Viper1696:

k belive what you want I gotta go

No offense but it seems rather wrong not to answer a debate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you religious?

I think most religions have good basic ideas, such as love and spirituality, but quickly get distorted by individuals that often do not understand what the religion is based on. For instance, the Bible and Kohran where both written many years ago and trying to follow all of the rules set in it seems ridiculous. For instance in Islam you are not allowed to listen to music or touch dogs, or pay interest. Now I understand many people do not in fact follow these rules but that, then, seems rather hypocritical to not follow all the rules that your god gave you, It seems to show a lack of faith. So for now I have not found a religion that fits my criteria. I looked at the above link though and it seems logical enough, so far.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Bigotry and Opinion

Originally posted by SaintAjora:

It is still racist sgman. You are attributing the qualities of individuals to groups when those qualities are not intrinsically linked.

At waht point do they become linked?
In my school it is intrinsically true that 80% of the black kids are poor. Does that mean its right to go up to a black kid and give him some money for lunch?
IS it OK to assume a woman is worse at a construction job than a man because women are intrinsically weaker then men?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Would you agree to send all murderers/life criminals to a Prison Planet? (eg: Moon to build base)

muahahahahaha, you jay walk you die

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Agnosticism

Originally posted by FuzzyBacon:
Originally posted by itipt:

Consider instead the following truth: You cannot prove a negative. This is why science doesn’t claim that god does not exist, because to do so would be to try and prove that which cannot be proven.

Which makes agnosticism the logical answer

One of them. Agnosticism isn’t a wholly discrete stance. Pure agnosticism is of course possible, but I consider myself to be an agnostic atheist because I do not believe that god exists, but I also don’t believe I’ll ever be able to show data conclusively proving my stance to be the correct one.

OK I’ll take it :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The libertarian party - worthless?

well a libertarian party is nearly self-defeating. Libertarians believe anyone should be able to do anything as long as it doesn’t interfere. so having a party to weaken the government seems pointless

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Agnosticism

Consider instead the following truth: You cannot prove a negative. This is why science doesn’t claim that god does not exist, because to do so would be to try and prove that which cannot be proven.

Which makes agnosticism the logical answer

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Agnosticism

the thing is pure agnosticism is neither atheism or theism. It really isn’t half way in between either. it’s its own idea. Saying that It isn’t provable does NOT mean it does not mean it is most likely non existent.
the fact that you can and never will be able to sway certain people proves that point. they have enough doubt to make it impossible to prove for 100% either way.
I actually have thought about it quite a bit. And I have decided that knowing either way is impossible and that trying to will not prove anything. Rather it is best to live the best way you see fit. MAybe a bit of Pascals wager but not enough to get in the way of day to day life.
Basically. I am religious when it seems pratical (when I wish for something for instance) and to not be religous when that seems to be pratical (which becomes increasingly more often.)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Agnosticism

Originally posted by cuffofizz:

The only way to disprove the lack of belief in something is to give facts that prove something exists.

exactly, which makes it the most logical standpoint.
Now theBSG: I think that at this point in time I am an agnostic. Down the road things may change, true, but right now I feel it is impossible to tell either way.
And ultimately, what way could God prove His existence to us. Scientists can find a way, however absurd that there is some kind of non-Divine explanation. While religion will always find a way of making religion possible.
Forinstance, even if god where to come down out of the sky and say “I am God” it is still possible we are halucinating at the same time. therefore it is unfindable

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Agnosticism

I personally do not believe anyone can discredit agnosticism.
Agnosticism is the belief that you do not know whether god exists or not.
I felt Agnosticism should have a thread if Atheism did.

My challenge is for you to disprove agnosticism.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you Atheist?

I have been reading and noticed that alot of people are agnostic. =)
Personally I believe everyone is agnostic to some degree. Because it is imposible to know for sure either way until you die, and maybe not even then. This makes me militant agnostic.
I don’t believe it is possible to be both agnostic and atheist. agnosticism says you do not know. Atheism says you believe there is no god.you cannot both believe there is no god and be unsure, you could be leaning towards agnosticism and atheism but you cannot be both. neither could you be any other combination.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Randian (Objectivist) Ethics

Originally posted by Kasha4890:
Originally posted by itipt:

I, unfortunately did not understand many of the words (I’m a freshman in high school) but I think I got the gyst. The only problem is that if you take someone who trully thinks they are doing the right thing. Let’s take Hitler, for instance. He believed that killing Jews would solve problems. in the long run, removing the upper class Jews would have helped the lower class Arians to become wealthier. And it would have made him happy. So according to this theory, Hitler was right, which I doubt many of you would agree with.It only works if you have good intentions

While I’m by no means an expert in Rand’s philosophy(I’ve only just begun reading), she is very much against altruism. Hitler was doing what he was doing with the goal of helping other people, and not himself(That’s actually an example she gives against altruism, the dictator committing acts of cruelty “For the people”), so he was not in the right. All actions that a man undertakes must be inherently beneficial to that man’s core value, which is, ultimately, his own life. This considers all possibilities, especially those in the future.

Also, I’d just like to point out itipt, that despite you being a freshman in high school and not understanding many of the words I was using(Which by the way, I’d be more than happy to explain to you if you’d like), I find your grammar, spelling, and general respect for the English language refreshing. While you have a few hiccups, your usage of commas, capitalization and general structure is absolutely beautiful to look at(Especially amongst posts like “OMG U GOIN GTO HELL!!!” and “wll i think u r dumb”). I look forward to seeing more of your posts here =D

Why thank you.

What about the preservation of power, like that of Stalin, or other dictators?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AX: Communism Is A Dream

Originally posted by iMachine:

The problem with communism is that USA is a sworn enemy of it. Everything just gets harder when USA got something to say about it.
On the other hand, I think communism is a great idea. I am myself a marxist, and I dislike Stalin for everything he did when he got to power. I think that in a communist society, we need special alternatives to raise motivation among workers so the economy won’t stagnate.

I was thinking in a couple of years when the US is a third world country and China, being communist, might actually support me

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Randian (Objectivist) Ethics

I, unfortunately did not understand many of the words (I’m a freshman in high school) but I think I got the gyst. The only problem is that if you take someone who trully thinks they are doing the right thing. Let’s take Hitler, for instance. He believed that killing Jews would solve problems. in the long run, removing the upper class Jews would have helped the lower class Arians to become wealthier. And it would have made him happy. So according to this theory, Hitler was right, which I doubt many of you would agree with.It only works if you have good intentions

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AX: Communism Is A Dream

Originally posted by woodythedon:

I was thinking about this and I was thinking it would be best to take some land. (the moon?) and allow people to move there with the knowledge of it being communist. That way people can come and go as they please and everything would be good.

In the 60s it was a big fad for young idealists to go off into the Amazon rainforest and live in communes together. Many of them ended disastrously though. If you were to do it, I’d recommend an island. No outside contact.

YA but if you ahd strict border controll and only allowed people to enter if they trully wanted to be part of it, let them live there until they want to leave and have them get a pension for living there. That way people would be motivated, and happy.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How much money is your own life worth to you?

Personally I wouldn’t do it for money but rather experiences. Money doesn’t give you much but I would risk my life to go into outer space and see the world from above. If you see what I meen