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Bob8

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In Topic: UKIPpery

24 February 2015 - 06:35 PM

Being repelled by a person on the basis of some physical characteristic is fine and normal.

 

the problem starts when people take - or -don't - take action  that affects that person, I think

I think it is when you blame the person for the reaction.  If I have a negative reaction to someone being left handed, I cannot help that and should not be blamed for it.  If I blame the left handed person for that negative reaction, then it makes sense to be annoyed at them.  If I realise it is just a daft reaction, then I would have no reason to treat them differently.  Self awareness is the important thing.  Personally, I am rubbish at self-awareness, so I am just lucky that I do not feel particularly repelled by other races of cultures rather than being morally superior.


In Topic: UKIPpery

24 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

Being repelled by a person on the basis of some physical characteristic is fine and normal.  The only issue is when we believe the repulsion is something to do with them rather than ourselves.


In Topic: Can you believe what you read in the papers?

22 February 2015 - 05:07 AM

Why I have resigned from the Telegraph
Peter Oborne 17 February 2015

The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Daily Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue, democracy itself is in peril.

https://www.opendemo...-from-telegraph

 

'You needed a microscope to find the Telegraph coverage: nothing on Monday, six slim paragraphs at the bottom left of page two on Tuesday, seven paragraphs deep in the business pages on Wednesday. The Telegraph’s reporting only looked up when the story turned into claims that there might be questions about the tax affairs of people connected to the Labour party.'

Science coverage in national newspapers is largely made up.  There might be an article, but they will make up what it says.  It does irritiate me that post Hillsborough and vaccine scare, that people still think reading newspapers makes them well informed.


In Topic: Buddhism is this the "religion" for non Theists?

03 February 2015 - 11:23 PM

There has been a fair amount of quite heated discussions on these forums about religion of late.
I have joined in occasionally because I really struggle with the whole concept of "God" and the various sects that follow Him.
I was messing about googling various thoughts and came across this on Buddhism.

http://www.buddhanet...ing/5minbud.htm

we are often told by Theists that everyone needs a "belief". I don't but if I did this might fit my bill.

For most people in the west, Buddhism is a far better route to spiritualityor chilling the F out than Christianity IMO.  If is suits you, go for it.  There are too many Buddhists around who are attached to some image of Tibet as a Shangri-la.  However, when it comes to meditation technique, there is no better place to start.

 

The nearest western equivalent of Buddhism from the West would probably be the mystical Catholicism (see Mester Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, Thomas Aquanis or even Anthony de Mello).  It also puts huge weight on meditation and rejection of blind faith and dogma.  For them, God was unknowable and everyone going on about God was just going on about a model of God of their own making.  Give up trying to be good or happy, find peace and be free.


In Topic: This weekend's pre-season games

25 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

I'm planning to go to the Saints-Wigan game although I'm disappointed that Luke Walsh hasn't yet recovered enough from his ankle surgery to be playing in the match. (Glad his leg is now completely healed though)  Saints are running with a 21 man squad this time out.  I'm wondering who will play at 7, probably Wilkin.

 

I will be there too.  Look out for a man in a bright red Danmark Rugby League hoodie.