Eye of Nowhere

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  1. other

    Mostly stack overflow for code snippets, some raspberry Pi fora, and so forth.
  2. tv & film

    Soldier with Kurt Russel. "I am soldier. The unit is my family. War is my friend." No regrets.
  3. Some points for consideration: Everyone's parents are either dead or a bunch of sh*theads. What happened to normal people? Possible plothole: the king/lord/whatever drank her blood but when she escaped he didn't feel the compulsive need to follow her and protect her? It's explained as an innate effect. Also, how did a baby escape in a blizzard? Consider your timeframes when explaining a backstory. This traveller: Did she meet him as a child? Was he a child? Were they teens? Give that character a name. Character screams: "damsel in distress seeking white knight." Personality reinforces this view.
  4. advise/help

    Idea #1: balance, balance, balance. Idea #2: People will love it or curse your existence. Such is the fate of anything Anthro on this site, I think.
  5. other

    As I believe you are wrong at an equal level. But, that is the nature of philosophical discussions. Have an equally pleasant day
  6. other

    Well, the intent of law is direct people towards a certain morality. Much like your ten commandments are intended to direct you towards a certain morality. In short: they are descriptions of a morality.
  7. other

    Mortality: Set of accepted rules Praise and punishment: Method to assure compliance to set of rules.
  8. other

    Good lord, this place is full of INTJ's.
  9. other

    Then we shall agree to disagree. Here's why: Morality is based on the "norm". i.e: The collective understanding of the majority on what is acceptable behaviour within the society they live in. This norm isn't an objective fact, it is a subjective understanding. This norm changes over time and based on cultural and religious aspects. It is filled with so-called grey zones where people aren't sure what's good or bad. The fact that it is subjective doesn't deprive morality of all meaning. It is simply a set of rules the majority agrees upon.
  10. other

    Actually, I haven't heard that phrase. It doesn't make any sense to me, now that I have read it. Wisdom does not spring forth from fear. Wisdom is the extension upon knowledge, where one knows what to do with it. I believe that the universe ahs a purpose for the ones inside of it. God waits beyond.
  11. other

    The Bible itself is merely a collection of stories with an implied moral meaning, written by a collection of people and editted many times over the course of centuries. Harm: Physical or mental damage. Mental damage, in my opinion, in the sense that there is a profound and undeniable impact on the person's life. Example: Bullying someone, making them the object of public ridicule, which develops into mental issues such as depression and suicidal tendencies. Being offended does not count as damage, no matter how you overreact. Yes, there is a grey zone of people who will overreact to the point that they claim depression, some of whom might actually become depressed. I would also like to point out that nothing in the field of morality is truely objective. Just look at the cultural differences between people. I also believe there is a component of intention. If you had no purposeful intent to harm someone, it isn't a sin. It's an accident. That is a self-contradictory statement, better known as an oxymoron, to me.
  12. other

    I don't miss the point that catholics choose to believe the pope is infalliable. I simply don't believe this to be true. Nor do I believe in the necessity of ritual practices and ceremonies like prayer and sacraments. But this does clarify your perception of sin. Thank you. To shed some light on what I believe to be important in matter of faith and spirituality, I'd like to refer to a statement of the 14th Dalai lama. "There is no need for temples. No need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are temples. My philosophy is kidness." I believe that this man has a point. Spending time on prayer and worship and all the little rules popes, rabbis, imams or any other religious figure came up with in their time, doesn't make you a good person. I'd say there's plenty of people who have proven quite the opposite. And I don't just mean the terrorists. On matters of sin: I believe that a sin is any act that makes you, objectively speaking, into a bad person. Some of the common rules around sin will apply. Don't harm people unless you have no other choice to defend yourself or others. Don't steal from people. Be kind to those less fortunate. Be a good person in general. Anything that doesn't bring factual harm to yourself or others, in my opinion, isn't sin. For example: People's sexual orientation. People getting intimate without a little ceremonial promise. People who don't share your view on things. All these aren't sinners. They're people who live life their way. A colleague of mine is shunned by her entire family because she chose her boyfriend over the strict religious rules of the Jehova's witnesses. To me, the family are sinners, not their daughter. They spread unkindness through their rules. They look down at unbelievers. There's also the people who gather in church every sunday. They sing praises to their Gods with all the power their voices can handle. They see a beggar and they call him a filthy slob, who brought it on himself. Perhaps he did, perhaps in part. Does it matter? Now, I have to add that i don't believe in little gestures. The help these people need should come from society as a whole. Finding structural solutions to care for the sick, the poor and so forth. Giving them some change won't help their predicament. It's temporary relief at best. On a final note, I also believe that if people follow a religion only because they want the salvation that is promised to them, there is a problem. Is this faith? Or, is this simple control by dangling reward and punishment in front of someone's nose?
  13. literature

    Any of them, set on a remote world far for metropolitan worlds, where resource gathering is the only goal.
  14. opinion

    Welcome to adulthood. We complain about theings at our weekly meetings at the bar.
  15. other

    And death is a server-transfer A consious action that pulls you away from your God implies that you have knowledge of what your God wants you to be doing. As it stands, I have yet to meet anyone who had a chat with God(s). The entire collection of holy texts in all it's myriad of interpretations is an entirely man-made thing. Hence, any religion is giving you a set of rules they made up. Could you, thus, clarify your statement further?