Who wants a Philosophy and/or Religion/Spirituality forum?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by amnesiac1984, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I myself have been getting into philosophy and spirituality recently and think it may be a better way to save the world than just politics. SO who's up for a forum devoted to it. Hopefully it would be a great place to debate philosophies and the lessons we can learn from all religions, without getting into stupid arguments about creationism v evolution or whether or not god exists.

    What do y'all think?
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i am in favor of
    1. a subcategory for religion
    2. a subcategory for abortion
    3. signatures that don't cause the appearance of a light/right scroll bar :)
     
  3. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed, I just noticed that, I thought that it would go to the next line but I guess not!
     
  4. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    I think we should have sub-forums for the following

    1) People whining about the PowerBook G5
    2) People who want to continue to talk about a headless iMac

    That way the rest of us can stop having to hear the sameold tired arguments over and over and over.

    I also agree on the sig thing.
     
  5. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Religion, why not philosophy, I think its more important, but kind of the same thing too? lol

    A subcategory for abortion makes sense but I don't think religion/philosophy should be a subcategory of the political section, it should be alongside it. People avoid the political forum so they wouldn't find it.
     
  6. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well I've fixed it now so stop whining! :p ;)
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    works for me
     
  8. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    maybe we should have some sort of poll and if there is enough demand for one arn might listen. I'm quite excited I'm sure there is lots to learn from you guys, politics is really starting to do my head in. Especially as most of us agree on the big issues.
     
  9. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I post therefore I am....













    ...in favor of your suggestions.


    (has the potential to make this forum tame by comparison, however...)
     
  10. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    only if people are bigoted and unwilling to learn from others. We could come up with some really good rules to ensure progressive debate.
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law"

    Talking of Rules...
    :cool:
     
  12. takao macrumors 68040

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    i don't know... i'm more sceptical because i would miss out a lot of nice discussions evolving here ... because i wouldn't visit those sub forums regulary ...

    with my interest about religion being more about the connection of society/culture and the church through the history , i think a seperate forum might envolve into a 'ivory tower'-like discussion

    i would like more spiritual and philosophical threads _here_ because i think those two things are so closly tied to society that it fits fine in here

    but of course i only had a lousy B during my philosophy/psychology class ;)
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

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    I agree with you, Takao. Philosophy, religion and even occasionally, dare I say it, "Spirituality" all tend to enter into our discussions here at various points. What is politics, after all, other than applied philosophy? I think it's better to maintain an interdisciplinary catholicism. ;)
     
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  15. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Has anybody heard of "Living the Field" my mum's friend gave a copy of the audio from their conference, insteresting stuff.
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: What do y'all think?

    Seems I participated in one of these Wasteland liner threads before, would mind this one ending up the same way...
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    Follow the thread it got the thread starter banned. ;)
     
  17. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    interesting. i see it wasn't his first post that did it, though :)

    so arn made the argument that religion having its own forum would create more religious discussion than there is currently. can't say i disagree.
     
  18. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    What might end up happening is that this whole subforum will be the catch all for all the more touchy subjects.

    Religion, abortion and any personal feelings that could offend others has always been touchy here, you all know that. You're lucky enough to have a forum just for politics and war.

    Just start discussion on these topics here and have at it - but remember the rules still apply.

    D
     
  19. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    which is basically what happens to the poli/war forum now.

    some of us work very hard down here to class up the joint, ya know ;-)
    and we've got some civilized discussion goin' on!
     
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Well, he really wanted a Religious Forum and wouldn't take no for an answer.

    And I don't think it ended when the thread was closed... :rolleyes:
     
  21. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Well spoken, my good fellow...now did you happen to peruse that recent article about the President? ...nasty business, that...

    Now you know my esteemed wife was noting the other say, what is that dear? oh yes, something about the poor...they are such a bunch of rabble-rousers, those pesky rapscallions...I believe they wanted more jobs, as it were...so I believe all the ditches must have been dug, as it were...ahaha...ahaha...

    oh, do pass the truffles...
     
  22. skunk macrumors G4

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    I think he's gone... :rolleyes:
     
  23. evil macrumors 6502

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    a forum for spirituality/philosphy might be good for some, but i know i wouldnt ever go in there.
     
  24. amnesiac1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? There is a place for evil everywhere, "without evil there can be no good so it must be good to be evil sometimes" Satan!
     
  25. Leo Hubbard macrumors newbie

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    Why was Shrek banned?
     

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