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  1. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    I should mention that this is metaphysics, not physics. Other concepts aren't reliant on things existing too; for example, mathematics. Justice is another one. I recommend that you start with Kant, (a priori), for us to actually have a fruitful discussion.
  2. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    I think we need to step back and go into Greek philosophy a bit. Aristotle was famous for invoking the categories, and sought to categorize everything by their essential nature rather than by their accidents. By accidents, I mean the characteristics that are superfluous to the object or thing...
  3. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    "And if you leave no words at all, you lose the ability to claim the being of God." He is who He is. God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ " God would also exist without language, too. I'll retort: everything in creation...
  4. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    Yup, that's the million dollar question, applied to humans. God on the other hand, theologically speaking, his essence is his existence. Kinda hard to wrap your head around, but that's basically one of the most fundamental notions in Thomist philosophy.
  5. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    I think the issue here is that you think if God exists, it must be an entity that is subsiding within our natural (i.e. naturalism) world. Basically, existence precedes the essence of God. But that's not how "God" works. For God, his essence is his existence. There's a good way of saying this...
  6. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    Hegel? Hegel bagel.
  7. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    The lay usage of the word hedonism comes from a caricature version of hedonism as a philosophy. It's not the "2000 year old" version, hedonism is the school of thought in ancient Greece that has been around before Socrates, and even after. This is not a matter of semantics, but your lack of...
  8. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    I'm not being pedantic here. If you go on wiki and search up hedonism, and look up how the Greeks had saw it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonism#Classical_Greek_philosophy it was basically what you proport, that life should be about "seeking joy" or something like, what it says in the wiki...
  9. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    We have no idea what the substance of what God is, but to say that is emptiness is conjecture, not reasoned theology. Also, the philosophy you seem to be talking about is Schopenhauerian. In his "The World as Will and Representation" Schopenhauer goes on about some Hindu-eastern related...
  10. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    :) Not quite. If you reread the philosophical definition, it says satisfaction of desires. Desires are not always simply sensual, it can be a desire for a state of mind, or a state of emotion, like joy. The 'joy of life' to me seems more like a state of mind, something you seem to aim for...
  11. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    What you're doing is just engaging in semantics. "Meaningful existence" and "the joy of life" is simply a subjective reflection (or perspective) of hedonism. Hedonism doesn't always mean worldly pleasures like food, sex or wealth, it means what exactly you are referring to, a 'satisfaction', or...
  12. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    First off, you're a hedonist. Secondly, Christian values and hedonism are incompatible. "Finding joy in life" is just flowery language to say that the point of life is to experience pleasure. There is a difference between living for God and living for your own. Lastly, you do not seem to...
  13. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    Well if you want to be called an animal (a subspecies of an primate), you can believe in the evolutionary propagation of the best genes or memes or whatever, but humans, (i.e. person imbued with a sense of the transcendence), our meaning extends beyond just species propagation. Humans strive for...
  14. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    Freud was an idiot who had a fetish and Jung was just a mystic monk of the West. Those two aren't particularly bright. Freud might have gotten the psychological, psychiatry ball rolling, but he was an idiot for the most part.
  15. onesteptwostep

    Gender Identity

    This whole gender problem and the transgender issues is more of a problem that stems from the commericalization and extreme liberation of sexuality when society at large is not ready for it. The more we normalize sexuality as a commodity, the more disorder society will face regarding gender or...
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