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Thread: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    i have come to the conclusion that most people are not conscious most of the time.

    every day i feel less and less motivated to argue with people because i see that they are ultimately not capable of understanding anything.

    question is - should i feel sorry for or try to help people who as far as i am concerned do not intellectually exist ?

    i mean if you are attacked by a rabid dog - do you feel sorry for the dog ? do you argue with it ? or do you shoot it ?

    i mean there is a dfiference between makign a mistake, being incapacitated by drugs and/or alcohol and simply not having a brain.

    if you make a mistake i feel sorry for you. if you are drunk maybe ill catch up with you when you're in better shape. but if if you are just physically incapable of understanding ANYTHING, EVER, AT ALL ... how am i supposed to feel about a person like that ? this is most people mind you.
    I'm gonna tell you just like I told the last angsty person I came across on this forum today...

    You need to stop taking yourself and the world so seriously. Or you are gonna die a lonely death.

    Go smell a lilac or an orchid, have a good glass of wine or whiskey, smoke a joint, get a piece of hot ass, swim naked in a cold river, or taste a morsel of the most decadent and exquisite food imaginable. Get a passion that brings you joy. And then get back to us. Seriously.

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I read this political forum for about 2-3 years before I started posting on it.
    That's not the first time I have heard that from a member...just sayin'.

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    First, I would accept everyone in Earth being a little retarded if at the same time they became kind. There are worse things than stupidity.
    I wouldn't. Not in a million years. The average person is depressingly stupid enough... I can't imagine living in a world in which the majority of people were below the (current) average.

    And I would disagree, as well. There are many flaws and vices in this world, and I would say that the worst by far is stupidity-- if for no other reason than no person has only a single flaw, and stupidity not only makes every other flaw that much worse, it makes people unaware of them.

    If I had to choose, I'd rather spend the rest of my life in a cell with Dr. Mengele and Vlad Tepes than be forced to live in a group home with my former clients. And if indulging the former is what is necessary to rid the world of the latter... that's a price I would readily pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Go smell a lilac or an orchid, have a good glass of wine or whiskey, smoke a joint, get a piece of hot ass, swim naked in a cold river, or taste a morsel of the most decadent and exquisite food imaginable. Get a passion that brings you joy. And then get back to us. Seriously.
    We live in a beautiful world. Everything we could ever need or want is just outside, ripe for the taking, and all we have to do is be strong enough to take it. There's no sense in spending your life hating the world, because hating the world doesn't change it; there are only two ways to really change the world and to be able to live happily within it. The first is to love the world enough to want to make it better, and the second is to love yourself enough to take whatever you want from the world without guilt or hesitation.

    I'm not there yet, but I'm reaching for it.

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    I have argued briefly with the OP writer about the speed limit. It became clear that he is not in the least bid educated on energy issues, much like too many of our politicians.


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/altern...parison-2.html

    He starts at post 12, and clearly he does not understand technology related to energy issues, but he wants a say anyway. Sort of like our politicians, they say the dumbest things that they think are true, because some other politician said it....

    Fact is, if the government was seriously wanting to import less oil from the middle east, we would have lower speed limits. It worked in the 70's, it could certainly help now.
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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?



    they cost too much, ya?

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    they cost too much, ya?
    Yes. And they give too little back.

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I'm not there yet, but I'm reaching for it.
    If you ever do find yourself "there", then it's time to just grab a lily and lay down for a dirt nap because there isn't much more in this world for you. The pleasure of life is finding your way, not being "there".

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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    This thread is a fail.

    LOL
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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That's not the first time I have heard that from a member...just sayin'.
    Yes, but you do have more experience with members than most of us.
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    Re: do being that are not sentient deserve moral treatment ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Yes, but you do have more experience with members than most of us.
    Heh. It's funny cuz it's true....

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