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by Sammytwp
Wed May 21, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Time for a universal morality?

LastLegend wrote:
The right to protest is a privilege that most non-Western countries do not have.


Reminds me of a joke.....I want to protest against protesting but I don't know how. :lol:
by Sammytwp
Wed May 21, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Time for a universal morality?

... How does one change a long held cultural belief without destroying the culture and it's people? The simple answer is you don't. Even if through education and reasoning one could change the cultural system, such change would wipe out the original culture. Change begets change so at some point it...
by Sammytwp
Tue May 20, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Time for a universal morality?

It is time to abandon the concept of morality and get to the real nature of things. If you mean understand that there are limits to things being only right or only wrong, then I agree with you. But, morality is just a word for an established code of conduct, and honestly it has worked increasingly ...
by Sammytwp
Tue May 20, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Time for a universal morality?

KonchokZoepa wrote:go watch some hardest gangs documentaries on youtube, youll realize its really not that simple.

I don't understand your comment, could you please elaborate?
by Sammytwp
Tue May 20, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Time for a universal morality?

That was what democratic politics was originally intended to be: a way of agreeing on what is right and what is wrong when we don't actually agree. It has failed miserably at that, but no one has come up with a better way of doing it. One of the biggest barriers is culture, as you say. And there, t...
by Sammytwp
Tue May 20, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Re: Time for a universal morality?

I think you're right on all counts and I would even say that it is (gradually) happening. Here in Australia the need is particularly obvious because we have such large numbers of immigrants from such a wide variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. What we are finding is that ethics and morali...
by Sammytwp
Wed May 14, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)
Replies: 56
Views: 4263

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)

Count me in. :twothumbsup:
by Sammytwp
Sat May 10, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time for a universal morality?
Replies: 22
Views: 2143

Time for a universal morality?

Is it time for us as a species to agree on a universal definition of morality? We are no longer being separated by things such as distance and language and to think that we as a species are not capable of agreeing on the basic treatment of ourselves and others is ludicrous. It seems like the only re...
by Sammytwp
Thu May 08, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Define Enlightenment
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: Define Enlightenment

Wayfarer wrote:
That is probably as near as you will get to a definition, as definitions are very difficult when it comes to such seminal ideas.
Yea, I almost said personal definitions in my post because it does seem to be a fluid concept. This is why I'm interested in everyone's opinion.
by Sammytwp
Wed May 07, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Define Enlightenment
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Define Enlightenment

It's the end all be all, the goal if you will, although if you think about it in that way you can't reach it, (how's that for some karma) but just how does one define enlightenment? I've read Mr' Snyder's book and he addresses this somewhat, I'd like to know everyone's own definition? Thank you in a...
by Sammytwp
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1012
Views: 82923

Re: Yes or No ...

Yes

Can you thread a needle?
by Sammytwp
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The absolute truth in one sentence
Replies: 63
Views: 3964

Re: The absolute truth in one sentence

The meaning for life is to gain complexity.
by Sammytwp
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to find a right/suitable path?
Replies: 21
Views: 1248

Re: How to find a right/suitable path?

How to find a right/ suitable path for you? Hi Greta, I am so with you on this one. New to Buddha's Teachings myself, and brought up in a western Christian culture, finding the right direction is proving problematic. I really identify with the basic teachings like the Noble Truths and The Eight Fol...
by Sammytwp
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Another New Member

Greetings, Sammy am I, a middle aged male from the Northeastern United States. I've been an arm chair philosopher/student of science my whole life and after some personal suffering, I began to look to Buddha's teachings as a way to cure that suffering. I have tried to learn the history of not only S...