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Spirituality

  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    21 Feb '18 13:29
    "Humanity is flourishing if we look at health, prosperity, safety, peace and happiness, and there are signs that all are improving. Attitudes to reason and science have made this the best age in which to have lived." [Based on the blurb from a BBC radio discussion programme]


    Do you share this optimistic outlook?
  2. Standard member Rajk999
    Enjoying
    21 Feb '18 13:32
    Originally posted by @fmf
    [b]"Humanity is flourishing if we look at health, prosperity, safety, peace and happiness, and there are signs that all are improving. Attitudes to reason and science have made this the best age in which to have lived." [Based on the blurb from a BBC radio discussion programme]


    Do you share this optimistic outlook?[/b]
    Anyone who cannot see that must be one of the following types
    - do not know some basic history of the world and how life was in centuries gone by
    - live in the outback somewhere cut off from the world
    -- just plain stupid
    - Christians waiting / hoping for the great tribulation
  3. 21 Feb '18 14:50 / 1 edit
    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/2012/10/23/more_slaves_now_than_at_any_other_time_in_history.html

    More slavery today than at any other time in history?

    Wow.

    Oh happy day.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    21 Feb '18 15:06
    Originally posted by @whodey
    More slavery today than at any other time in history?
    A terrible thing, for sure. And there are numerous other terrible things going on in the world too.
  5. 21 Feb '18 15:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/2012/10/23/more_slaves_now_than_at_any_other_time_in_history.html

    More slavery today than at any other time in history?

    Wow.

    Oh happy day.
    Your stock in trade consists of the perceived ills of the world, but you are betrayed by your obvious delight in recounting them. What a happy time it must be in whodeyville.
  6. Standard member Rajk999
    Enjoying
    21 Feb '18 15:28
    Originally posted by @js357
    Your stock in trade consists of the perceived ills of the world, but you are betrayed by your obvious delight in recounting them. What a happy time it must be in whodeyville.
    In every era naysayers will find things to neigh about
  7. 21 Feb '18 16:34
    Originally posted by @js357
    Your stock in trade consists of the perceived ills of the world, but you are betrayed by your obvious delight in recounting them. What a happy time it must be in whodeyville.
    My stock? You mean the stock of the 27 million some slaves, not including the rampant sex trafficking in the world today.

    Ok then, now stick you head back in the sand already.
  8. 21 Feb '18 16:34
    Originally posted by @fmf
    [b]"Humanity is flourishing if we look at health, prosperity, safety, peace and happiness, and there are signs that all are improving. Attitudes to reason and science have made this the best age in which to have lived." [Based on the blurb from a BBC radio discussion programme]


    Do you share this optimistic outlook?[/b]
    My optimism does not come from this world.
  9. Standard member Romans1009
    Cretinous Mutterings
    21 Feb '18 16:51
    Originally posted by @whodey
    My optimism does not come from this world.
    Amen.

    “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

    (Romans 12:2)
  10. 21 Feb '18 17:21
    The hope in this world just left office with his Nobel Peace Prize.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    21 Feb '18 19:53
    Originally posted by @whodey
    My stock? You mean the stock of the 27 million some slaves, not including the rampant sex trafficking in the world today.

    Ok then, now stick you head back in the sand already.
    Your angle here seems to be that you think JS357 was unaware of the sex trafficking problem.

    Does the world's sex trafficking problem, specifically, in your mind, negate all the things that give reason for optimism?
  12. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    21 Feb '18 20:25
    Originally posted by @whodey
    The hope in this world just left office with his Nobel Peace Prize.
    Perhaps there can be more substance to the weighing of what constitutes "hope in this world" - and what does not - than a mere fragment of facetious banter from the realm of U.S. retail politics?
  13. 21 Feb '18 21:43
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Your angle here seems to be that you think JS357 was unaware of the sex trafficking problem.

    Does the world's sex trafficking problem, specifically, in your mind, negate all the things that give reason for optimism?
    When reading the history of mankind in regards to slavery and looking at it today, it is rather hard to have optimism, but pretending it does not exist is absurd.

    The truth often hurts.
  14. 21 Feb '18 21:44
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Perhaps there can be more substance to the weighing of what constitutes "hope in this world" - and what does not - than a mere fragment of facetious banter from the realm of U.S. retail politics?
    Most everyone has hope in the world, whether it be in politics, their faith, or maybe just trying to escape it all via suicide, etc.

    Where do you place your hope?
  15. 21 Feb '18 21:56
    Originally posted by @fmf
    [b]"Humanity is flourishing if we look at health, prosperity, safety, peace and happiness, and there are signs that all are improving. Attitudes to reason and science have made this the best age in which to have lived." [Based on the blurb from a BBC radio discussion programme]


    Do you share this optimistic outlook?[/b]
    I’m going to show this to biffo bonker...