Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | ... | 1116
Devastation by stupidity
12243 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1509906 9-Mar-2016 14:29
Send private message quote this post

Kiwifruta:

 

This is one of the root tenets of Christianity...

 

 

It probably isn’t a good idea to turn this into a religious discussion, because people tend to get a bit crazy on both sides. I do find your points about biblical mistranslations interesting, though.

 

Ultimately, it is all about faith, whether one believes in religion or science (or both!). When you get to the realm of quantum physics and the Big Bang, science gets pretty metaphysical anyway, and the distinction between belief and evidence-based observation seems kind of blurry.

 

Personally, I have no objection to religious faith, but I do object very strenuously to the way it is twisted to fit particular agendas. I have particular problems with fundamentalism in all faiths, because it so quickly deteriorates into intolerance and bigotry and dogmatically justified violence towards those who think differently.

 

I do not happen to ascribe to any religious interpretation of reality, but I don’t have a problem with those who do. I respect everyone’s right to believe whatever they think is true, and I expect the same in return.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


15203 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1509908 9-Mar-2016 14:34
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Kiwifruta:

 

This is one of the root tenets of Christianity...

 

 

It probably isn’t a good idea to turn this into a religious discussion, because people tend to get a bit crazy on both sides. I do find your points about biblical mistranslations interesting, though.

 

Ultimately, it is all about faith, whether one believes in religion or science (or both!). When you get to the realm of quantum physics and the Big Bang, science gets pretty metaphysical anyway, and the distinction between belief and evidence-based observation seems kind of blurry.

 

Personally, I have no objection to religious faith, but I do object very strenuously to the way it is twisted to fit particular agendas. I have particular problems with fundamentalism in all faiths, because it so quickly deteriorates into intolerance and bigotry and dogmatically justified violence towards those who think differently.

 

I do not happen to ascribe to any religious interpretation of reality, but I don’t have a problem with those who do. I respect everyone’s right to believe whatever they think is true, and I expect the same in return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I kind of applies given the Nation for which he is standing has the slogan "In God we trust" which is odd 





Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


 
 
 
 




5268 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1510049 9-Mar-2016 18:18
Send private message quote this post

The way the lead up to the American elections is going, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Trump and Clinton were the only two in the running.

 

Many of the other potential nominees have had very little press coverage.


15203 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1510050 9-Mar-2016 18:19
Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit:

 

The way the lead up to the American elections is going, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Trump and Clinton were the only two in the running.

 

Many of the other potential nominees have had very little press coverage.

 

 

 

 

The press there as in here are not impartial





Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa




5268 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1510067 9-Mar-2016 18:28
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

DarthKermit:

 

The way the lead up to the American elections is going, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Trump and Clinton were the only two in the running.

 

Many of the other potential nominees have had very little press coverage.

 

 

 

 

The press there as in here are not impartial

 

 

They sure as hell aren't. All bought and paid for by various vested interests.

 

I've seen the odd bit about some of the other potentials, mainly when they've thrown in the towel. I think I'll Google a list of all of them and paste it into this thread.


1241 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1510092 9-Mar-2016 19:09
Send private message quote this post

roobarb:

Kiwifruta:I believe this is why the protestant Christian nations have flourished over the past couple of hundred years.


Not according to Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.


 



I wasn't referring to Eurasians colonising non-Eurasian nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel

The reformers who sought truth from the Bible lay the foundation for the Protestant movement.







1241 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1510094 9-Mar-2016 19:10
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

Rikkitic:


Kiwifruta:


This is one of the root tenets of Christianity...



It probably isn’t a good idea to turn this into a religious discussion, because people tend to get a bit crazy on both sides. I do find your points about biblical mistranslations interesting, though.


Ultimately, it is all about faith, whether one believes in religion or science (or both!). When you get to the realm of quantum physics and the Big Bang, science gets pretty metaphysical anyway, and the distinction between belief and evidence-based observation seems kind of blurry.


Personally, I have no objection to religious faith, but I do object very strenuously to the way it is twisted to fit particular agendas. I have particular problems with fundamentalism in all faiths, because it so quickly deteriorates into intolerance and bigotry and dogmatically justified violence towards those who think differently.


I do not happen to ascribe to any religious interpretation of reality, but I don’t have a problem with those who do. I respect everyone’s right to believe whatever they think is true, and I expect the same in return.


 



 


I kind of applies given the Nation for which he is standing has the slogan "In God we trust" which is odd 



Exactly

 
 
 
 


485 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1510102 9-Mar-2016 19:25
Send private message quote this post

Kiwifruta: I believe this is why the protestant Christian nations have flourished over the past couple of hundred years.

 

So given that the Christian era spans two thousand years, you are actually referring to the age of reason, the industrial revolution and the modern era. Ie, a general moving away from superstition and control by the church.


3741 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1510117 9-Mar-2016 20:16
Send private message quote this post

Kiwifruta:

I wasn't referring to Eurasians colonising non-Eurasian nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel

The reformers who sought truth from the Bible lay the foundation for the Protestant movement.

 

Hmmmm.... soooo, excluding the non-Protestant successes, only the Protestants have been successful. Riiiighht....

 

 


Mad Scientist
22365 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1510118 9-Mar-2016 20:23
Send private message quote this post

meanwhile the Trump train gains more momentum





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


15203 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1510124 9-Mar-2016 20:38
Send private message quote this post

joker97:

 

meanwhile the Trump train gains more momentum

 

 

 

 

One to do well getting ones own people to vote for is a different ball game to get the rest to vote for you





Mike
Change Management Consultant
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

He waka eke noa


485 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1510126 9-Mar-2016 20:39
Send private message quote this post

I've found the ideal place for a Trump rally.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg,_Pennsylvania

 

 


Mad Scientist
22365 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1510131 9-Mar-2016 20:50
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

joker97:

 

meanwhile the Trump train gains more momentum

 

 

 

 

One to do well getting ones own people to vote for is a different ball game to get the rest to vote for you

 

 

You better be right. Otherwise we will watch the real Hunger Games on tv in 2018.





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


1241 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1510167 9-Mar-2016 21:35
Send private message quote this post

frankv:

Kiwifruta:

I wasn't referring to Eurasians colonising non-Eurasian nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel

The reformers who sought truth from the Bible lay the foundation for the Protestant movement.


Hmmmm.... soooo, excluding the non-Protestant successes, only the Protestants have been successful. Riiiighht....


 



How did you conclude that from my statements?

1241 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1510173 9-Mar-2016 21:42
Send private message quote this post

joker97:
Kiwifruta: this is the tenet of Christianity


Pretty sure it's not. That's the tenet of the Torah.


If you are going to quote me, please don't change my statement.
m

1 | ... | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | ... | 1116
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18


OPPO A72 a top mid-tier smartphone
Posted 19-Jun-2020 18:02


D-Link A/NZ launches new smart AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router
Posted 19-Jun-2020 15:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.