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Go to: Social Scientists Build Case for 'Survival of the Kindest'

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by Henri Bergson

The degree of ignorance regarding ethical theory here is sickening.

If you do not differentiate prescriptive from descriptive morality, for a start, your arguments will not scratch the skin of this body of issues.

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 01:03:00 UTC | #422671

Go to: Social Scientists Build Case for 'Survival of the Kindest'

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by Henri Bergson

This is secular Christian ideology disguised as science. These people should read some history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmGL8NQ519Q

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:18:00 UTC | #422181

Go to: Computer Based on Insights From The Brain Moves Closer to Reality

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Henri Bergson

It'll be interesting to see where this leads; but of course consciousness cannot be explained purely by the brain, due to the 'explanatory gap'.

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 22:53:00 UTC | #414921

Go to: Morality: no gods required

Go to: Intelligence Squared debate: Catholics humiliated by Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 128 by Henri Bergson

Bizarrely, by pure fortune, I just met and had an hour-long conversation with Christopher Hitchens and his son in a hotel bar in west London!!

He told me there was no joy in this debate, "it was like picking the wings off a fly"!

Interesting guy. Exactly as he is on screen, but a little shorter.

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 19:15:00 UTC | #407122

Go to: NSS President Interview

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by Henri Bergson

Absolutely superb video!

Although the editing was a bit rough, I thought it was cool, edgy. I could understand everything perfectly. And the intro sequence and song were amazing!

Interesting that he says he's not a humanist...

So many political points for discussion on this video, where does one begin...

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:53:00 UTC | #405759

Go to: Securing rights for Muslim women

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Watch my two videos on Islam, both favourited by Pat Condell on his Youtube homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoI2IvlKh_k

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:50:00 UTC | #328423

Go to: Darwin was right

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Watch my two videos on Islam, both favourited by Pat Condell on his Youtube homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoI2IvlKh_k

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:49:00 UTC | #328421

Go to: Christopher Hitchens assaulted in Beirut

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 196 by Henri Bergson

Watch my two videos on Islam, both favourited by Pat Condell on his Youtube homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoI2IvlKh_k

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:49:00 UTC | #328422

Go to: How I Learned Not to Fear the Anti-God Squad

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 64 by Henri Bergson

Watch my two videos on Islam, both favourited by Pat Condell on his Youtube homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoI2IvlKh_k

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:48:00 UTC | #328420

Go to: Promoting Doubt: Bill Maher on the DVD Release of Religulous

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Watch my two videos on Islam, both favourited by Pat Condell on his Youtube homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoI2IvlKh_k

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:47:00 UTC | #328419

Go to: Attendance at religious services, but not religious devotion, predicts support for suicide attacks

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Watch my two videos on Islam, both favourited by Pat Condell on his Youtube homepage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoI2IvlKh_k

Sat, 21 Feb 2009 02:45:00 UTC | #328418

Go to: Obama creates faith-based office with wide mission

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 193 by Henri Bergson

The second big error of the Obama administration, and within a week of the first!


This will fuel religion more than help people: don't prescribe heroin to cure a headache.

I hope Obama's not going to be a Blair: popular, as a change, until people realise he's a fool.

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 07:54:00 UTC | #320007

Go to: Why so many minds think alike

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 32 by Henri Bergson

Study finds that most people are sheep: surprise, surprise!

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 08:29:00 UTC | #308044

Go to: The religious find a friend in the law

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Henri Bergson

Perhaps Christian Voice has bitten its own tail here and done us heathens a favour:

For every single religious proclamation ever now to be advertised in Britain, we can from here on in complain to the ASA, asking for proof.

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 02:55:00 UTC | #302445

Go to: God No!

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If atheism is a religion, health is a disease.

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 07:16:00 UTC | #280633

Go to: Atheism/Agnosticism Plus Compassion Equals Humanism

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 32 by Henri Bergson

Retards:

the 'golden rule' is simply a way of the inferior gaining power.

Prefer the 'Iron rule'!

Secular christian sheep!

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:18:00 UTC | #270448

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 90 by Henri Bergson

Gilks,

Correct: tautologies, or analytic propositions generally are logical necessities. So therefore the proposition that humans must organise themselves socially is not logically necessary as the predicate is not in the subject.

Your example, 'If I want an organization, then I need to organize' is only necessary if you grant the if-clause: 'if I want an organization'. If you do, it is logical to organise! But if you don't, then it's not. And my point was the if-clause itself: it's not a logical necessity that humans want to organise themselves! Do you understand?

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:10:00 UTC | #255524

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 87 by Henri Bergson

Does it Goldy? You tell me.

I stand by my words: muslim immigration is causing the welfare state in Sweden much damage vis-a-vis the general economy.

Shipping suspects to Mecca for nuclear annihilation may be a touch harsh however, I will grant you.

How are you getting on with Das Kapital and Naomi Klein?

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:04:00 UTC | #255521

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Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 82 by Henri Bergson

Goldy,

You should look up your brain and see where it's vacationing.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:58:00 UTC | #255516

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Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 79 by Henri Bergson

Zara,

You miss the point. Organisation is necessary for certain things; but it's not a logical necessity for human beings to organise themselves socially, which was the original point. An solitary life is not illogical, for example.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:56:00 UTC | #255513

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Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 77 by Henri Bergson

Gilks,

If you do not understand basic terminology that's your ignorance.

Goldy,

The vast majority of Swedish immigrants are muslims. This is not stereotyping, it is fact. Look it up.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:52:00 UTC | #255510

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Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 72 by Henri Bergson

Zara,

yes, we need not presume that it's necessary - that does not imply that it's not useful!

Are you an undergraduate theologian?

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:45:00 UTC | #255504

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 68 by Henri Bergson

Gilks,

Why presume objective judgements are the only worth listening too? All of them are essentially subjective anyway so you're contradicting yourself.

Zara,

The internet is not a logical necessity but a useful practicality. Please consider your accusations.

Blair,

Ship suspects to Mecca and then nuke the place.

Goldy,

The problem is subjective. But that's all there is: power play.
Secondly, most immigrants in Sweden are from Iraq now, not Turkey as in your link. They are proportionally the highest unemployed.


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All of you lefty liberal apologisers sicken me.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:36:00 UTC | #255495

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 54 by Henri Bergson

Goldy & Bonzai,

If you understand correctly, you will realise that I did not, and would not, say Islam is 'immoral'. How can it be if morality is a delusion?

But I am against it as I am against bird flu: I don't want it! It's a subjective judgement.

Peace,

Why presume we need to organise ourselves at all? It's not a logical necessity.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:00:00 UTC | #255454

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 40 by Henri Bergson

Jeggers,

In a nation full of Lutheran-influenced citizens with its work ethic, unemployment is a vice and something to be avoided as an embarrassment. In his scenario, the welfae stae works fine.

However, add an alien culture (i.e. muslims) who have no such protestant work ethic, and the welfare state is immediately exploited and so workers pay an overinflated tax for the unemployed happy to live on state handouts without shame.

And that's not to mention the disgraceful cultural legacy the muslims bring of irrationality, which the neo-Marxists (read: social democrats) endorse as they're so scared of appearing to discriminate because of their Frankfurt School indoctrination.

At least the Swedes recently voted in a conservative government after 80 years 9minus a 10-year gap). But a Swedish 'conservative' is like English sandal-wearing lefty hippies.

Interestingly, the far right in Europe now is becoming more rational than the far Left. I am neither, by the way.

But the Left has become an irrational faith.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 13:11:00 UTC | #255418

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 37 by Henri Bergson

Peace,

All those systems are conditioned upon the Christian notion of equality. Something which, without God, cannot be upheld as true.

Anonymous,

the welfare state is destroying the nation,no doubt. It has a limited shelf life as it is inevitably exploited. Sweden has no future as Sweden. R.I.P.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:57:00 UTC | #255408

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Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 31 by Henri Bergson

Peace,

By following the hard truth.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:50:00 UTC | #255397

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Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by Henri Bergson

Janus,

All is true, but 7 & 8 are speculative!

But I would love to see Marx' face smashed inwards by Thor's hammer, were it possible.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:41:00 UTC | #255389

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

Henri Bergson's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by Henri Bergson

As a quasi-Swede I should like to add a few points (this is the hard truth!):

1. Swedish (and Danish, Norwegian) liberalism comes from its inherited Lutheranism. I.e. Scandinavian liberalism is a legacy of Northern Christianity.

2. This extremist social democratic liberalism is destroying Sweden: it lets in and supports immigrant muslims who are destroying its culture and raping its women (look up the post-immigrant rape stats).

3. All prescriptive morality is a delusion, like religion, and as such is a faith. Utilitarianism, socialism, contractarianism is all bullshit.

4. The Swedes are irreligious yet moral - but their morals are destroying them (being too soft) and are based on nothing and so will ultimately in the long term not be able to sustain itself.

5. Muslim immigrants should be deported from Scandinavia so as to maintain the unique Scandinavian culture.

6. Swedes are thus completely brainwashed in extremist Leftism: I was never given grades for schoolwork as it was deemed immoral to award grades to all pupils in case some did not do so well! Reduction to mediocrity.

7. The vikings must return!!!!

8. Wake up Sweden, smell the coffee, worship THOR and ODIN rather than Trotsky and Marx you bloody wimps! Your viking forefathers would be ashamed of you.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:12:00 UTC | #255358