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  1. onesteptwostep

    It's possible the world will never unite as one entity, to do something like deepspace exploration.

    I've been thinking lately how one can see world history as a succession of progress, where various societies on earth develop, industrialize and modernize to the point that most will become some kind of republican democracies (representative governments), and that later on, these nations would...
  2. onesteptwostep

    Your thoughts on S Korea's Plastic Surgery Industry and Japan and Korea's Idol Services?

    It brings in money from China. It was a trend to get something fixed, but now the perception's changed. There's a name for the phenomenon too, medical tourism.
  3. onesteptwostep

    I feel like one of the prerequisites for a good society is "military"

    Nothing I've wrote comes close to what I've outlined. My point is that being in the military naturally builds up attributes which contribute to a person's temperance after they are discharged. It's not the military apparatus itself that is good, but the skills and concepts learned in the...
  4. onesteptwostep

    I feel like one of the prerequisites for a good society is "military"

    Just jotting down thoughts to share. Historically, most nations were born out of war or conflict, and a nation's power was literally determined through miliarial strength. See or refer to your own country's history- most probably has the military as its backbone. The US- George Washington and...
  5. onesteptwostep

    The resurgence of collectivism

    Meme culture is big, but I would attribute that as fads more than to collectivism. Having lived in South Korea and Japan, I don't really see anything in western cultures that would point to a more collectivist sense. Collectivism is more conservative, traditional, lowkey. Individualistic...
  6. onesteptwostep

    I called someone a stupid whore

    Oh the dead have begun to speak.
  7. onesteptwostep

    what are the consequences of time travel

    Personally I think it's impossible to travel to the future. The past? Maybe, but will we be able to go back to the traveler's present time? Im not sure..
  8. onesteptwostep

    A theory on the origins of deities.

    This doesn't explain the stories though, which in part are a chunk of what religion is. I think what you're explaining is some sort of a confirmation bias entrenched by mental abnormalities (which I don't disagree that it has some influence on religion making), not the religion itself.
  9. onesteptwostep

    A theory on the origins of deities.

    I was thinking about the origins of religions and how most tribal societies started to believe in a deity of some sort. Of course I don't have any empirical evidence, but I think deities have to do something with human will. There's a number of other theories regarding the origins of religion...
  10. onesteptwostep

    I called someone a stupid whore

    Jeez. You deserve a beer.
  11. onesteptwostep

    Have we screwed ourselves over with mass vaccinations?

    Im not entirely sure on how the vaccines stop the viruses, but I remember reading somewhere that the current vaccinations cover for all variants and will most likely cover for all future variants. The delta variants we read on the news are simply more contagious than past variants, not that they...
  12. onesteptwostep

    would you prefer....

    A relationship is built upon trust, and trust only comes when there is a sense of faith. Transparency doesn't bring in trust, in fact transparency usually brings in ineptitude and apathy. Also knowing someone and actually having public access to their criminal record are different things...
  13. onesteptwostep

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    Why do you think philosophers after Hegel did not fail? What do philosophers after Hegel address that benefits us beyond the economics on which we are bound? Postmodern philosophy is in a nutshell don't ask don't question. It's self-defeating most of the time and when they are not, they're...
  14. onesteptwostep

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    I think it would be better if I showed you a short run down of philosophical history. Modern philosophy begins with Descartes who began his philosophy that men are only able to trust their rationality, or reason, and doubted anything that his five senses relayed to him. The philosophers on the...
  15. onesteptwostep

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    Philosophy isn't something that's meant to be practical. Let's review how you phrase this: practicality. Practicality for what? I think it wouldn't be wrong to guess that the practicality points to a winning at the economic system, and thus fulfill what it means to succeed in life today. We're...
  16. onesteptwostep

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    Well simply, because; pessimism exists because of economy before humanity. It sure wasn't deliberate, but we should have done a bit of reflecting once in a while before several people hoarded up all the goodwill in the capitalist system. The entire persistence of man is something that is...
  17. onesteptwostep

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    Philosophically speaking Peterson is more leaning towards existentialism. He doesn't offer a system of reality, something that combines economics, politics and morality together. He simply wants the human to try and thrive on at the system we've created. He might chip away at the general...
  18. onesteptwostep

    The philosophers of the past era have failed our generation

    Many philosophers in the past helped commoners, and moreover elites how to understand the world and how to progress more into the future with it. The last of these philosophers was Hegel, someone who totalized reality and claimed that reality is simply humanity propelling itself into the most...
  19. onesteptwostep

    what the hell is human nature

    Human nature is to seek truth in its many aspects, but never being able to know truth in its totality.
  20. onesteptwostep

    TOXIC MASCULINITY

    It's the edgy way of saying 'that guy is an asshole'. Nothing more to add.
  21. onesteptwostep

    God as Unifier

    Thats what spinoza said. More or less.
  22. onesteptwostep

    Bill gates announced a divorce

    I'm sort of suprised. But I guess money can tend to corrupt. Im more interested in how their kids think, not about the couple themselves. The era certainly is one of postmodernism, for the nuclear family. Weird and changing times. Imagine how many people's perspectives changed because of this...
  23. onesteptwostep

    Does this INTP like me or not?

    How old are you? He's clearly in love with you and is being honest as he possibly can. If you want to further a relationship, you should encourage his feelings, help him talk about himself and generally be supportive.
  24. onesteptwostep

    For intpf miner participants

    Nice job, hope you learned something from all this! I'm personally proud to have the largest paragraph written about me :)
  25. onesteptwostep

    Have you seen the Worm?

    Sounds like a quasi schizophrenic episode. You should probably get some exercise and sleep. God does not speak from delusions.
  26. onesteptwostep

    Is progress necessary?

    Nope don't need progress. Simple question: When is enough progress? The statement itself is untenable. Sometimes I let Gandalf explain things: What matters is you, not some overgeneralized piece of history or achievement- The existentialists didn't suffer and battle the systemizers of...
  27. onesteptwostep

    lending money vs investing/ buying shares of a business

    @Daddy You seem to know a bit about stocks. I have a question, do people generally take out loans to invest? It's somewhat starting to become a trend in South Korea, I was wondering if there's a similar phenomenon in the US. What I read online is that stocks is for people who have disposable...
  28. onesteptwostep

    lending money vs investing/ buying shares of a business

    I was under the impression that investing is more profitable than leaving your money in the bank to grow on interest now. A lot of people in my generation are starting on stocks now- there's a lot to learn about the stock market since the industries are endless.
  29. onesteptwostep

    Ways in which you are not an INTP

    I got INFP the last time I took the test, so not so INTPish.
  30. onesteptwostep

    Man called me for advise(?) about his newborn with Down syndrome.

    No, that was a good, clean response. Kudos (b'')b
  31. onesteptwostep

    Man called me for advise(?) about his newborn with Down syndrome.

    Do you really care about this person? That's where you should start.
  32. onesteptwostep

    What happened to intpforum?

    Like I've stated, empathy should already be a base and foundation when discussing faith. Faith in general is more emotional and relational rather than a static belief. The majority of nonreligious people seem to be oblivious to this. Most see religion as an ideology- something akin to believing...
  33. onesteptwostep

    What happened to intpforum?

    The more active users tend to dismiss with emotion rather than reasoning, so not a lot of insight are gained from discussions, especially on religion. Religion is actually a topic that requires a lot of empathy as a base, then history and then metaphilosophy, but sadly, most would rather...
  34. onesteptwostep

    Smart people failing to grasp theistic conceptions never cease to baffle me.

    It's usually useful to read the article the OP has posted. I mean, if you're too lazy to read it, why even post in the topic in the first place? I guess talking about God triggers people too much. What an age to live in.
  35. onesteptwostep

    Smart people failing to grasp theistic conceptions never cease to baffle me.

    I dunno why you engage in these topics when everything you write is in bad faith. I think the entire forum knows about your immediate family's encounter with some pseduo-Christianity and its subsequent impressions on you. Either way you've constantly have shown an inability to understand theism...
  36. onesteptwostep

    Smart people failing to grasp theistic conceptions never cease to baffle me.

    Come back when you've read the article, because it's pretty obvious you're arguing something which you've projected. If you have something to add after looking over the article, I look forward to you sharing your thoughts.
  37. onesteptwostep

    Moving on v. Acceptance

    Well, trying to rationalize the process when you're under emotional duress is usually not a good coping mechanism, but more of an emotional defense mechanism to rationalize why you went through that event. It would be emotionally wiser to let the healing process happen rather than circumvent the...
  38. onesteptwostep

    Smart people failing to grasp theistic conceptions never cease to baffle me.

    I don't think Jesus was imaginary. Who was the Jew that was crucified in 61 AD, proclaiming that he is God?
  39. onesteptwostep

    Moving on v. Acceptance

    Is this about a girl? It doesn't seem like it's about death. I could be wrong. If it's about a death, I think time would wash anyway any type of grief. Life provides life, but it also inevitably provides death as well. If there is grief, there is the well known 5 stages of grief. One cannot...
  40. onesteptwostep

    What happened to intpforum?

    Ascending as if you were Jesus.. you heathens.. you cannot be as gods! :)
  41. onesteptwostep

    how to invent something

    A good invention is a 'thoughts reader' that would jot down your thoughts without the use of an expression utility, such as a pen or a keyboard. This way, we humans would come to understand faster the futility of prolonged thought, and that it should be balanced with lived experiences. Kant...
  42. onesteptwostep

    What happened to intpforum?

    Catharsis is a helluva drug they say.
  43. onesteptwostep

    Smart people failing to grasp theistic conceptions never cease to baffle me.

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210301-how-physics-could-prove-god-exists Terribly good at physics, but fails terribly at understanding theological notions. God is above materials, causality, knowledge, relations, dynamics, and powers. Apostle Paul says it well in Romans: nothing in the...
  44. onesteptwostep

    Religion, transcendence, and dogmatic exclusion

    While I agree, gnosticism is a phenomena that the Church fought against in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd centuries and onward. In today's secularized marketplace of religious ideas, they seem to allow for some agency unto oneself, which is wholly apart from the ministry of Christ. Talking about...
  45. onesteptwostep

    What songs are you listening to? /III/

  46. onesteptwostep

    Religion, transcendence, and dogmatic exclusion

    I find it ridiculous to see people think they know or understand dogma. Vain repetitions? Really? Actually educate yourself on Christianity before you rabble on like rutless teenager. Your problem isn't knowledge, it's emotional. Wake the f*** up.
  47. onesteptwostep

    Religion, transcendence, and dogmatic exclusion

    You believe in a syncretism. I am offended when you use Christian language to purport your syncrecity. I am making damn sure you know how fruitless and redundant it is. If this is your rasion d'etre, I have news for you, wake up.
  48. onesteptwostep

    Religion, transcendence, and dogmatic exclusion

    You're more than welcome to make your canoe. I'm just saying there's another one.
  49. onesteptwostep

    Religion, transcendence, and dogmatic exclusion

    If knowledge is required to have salvation, then it is definitely not Christianity, but a Gnosticism. Knowledge does not save, faith in Christ does. Salvation is for everyone and anyone who believes, it isn't a matter of knowing.
  50. onesteptwostep

    Religion, transcendence, and dogmatic exclusion

    Knowing and faith are different things. Knowing defeats the purpose of a relationship. Faith allows for bilateral depth. "Knowing" is unilateral.
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