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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #8160 on: December 05, 2017, 12:13:46 PM »
Accomplishment is often defined as the betterment of the world or the future. However, if each individual's life in meaningless in of itself and only derives meaning from the betterment of other aspects of humanity, than the sum totality of humanities purpose and accomplishment is zero. The same goes for betterment of the future, as your life can't have purpose by bettering something that also doesn't or won't have purpose. Hence, the same is being accomplished by everything existing that would be accomplished by nothing existing. Absent an outside or otherwise necessity, existence has no greater total purpose and accomplishment over nonexistence. From an atheist prospective, this is a compelling non subjective argument for the merit of not being born. (By extension, this is also the reason why morals can't exist outside religion.)


I'm pretty sure
(in a hedonistic world)
negates all that.

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« Reply #8161 on: December 05, 2017, 12:25:06 PM »
I'm pretty sure hedonism negates all that.
Hedonism is not purpose. It's an approach (the alternative approach to religion) to a lack of purpose.
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« Reply #8162 on: December 05, 2017, 12:34:24 PM »
http://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5052273

Wow! This is an entire new unheard of level!

I will try to see if I can find an English version of the story.
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« Reply #8163 on: December 05, 2017, 12:54:29 PM »
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.826990

I suspect it's a bluff intended to get the Arabs to jump at what ever deal he offers as an alternative at the last minute.

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« Reply #8164 on: December 05, 2017, 01:46:39 PM »
http://m.ynet.co.il/Articles/5052273

Wow! This is an entire new unheard of level!

I will try to see if I can find an English version of the story.
Please do. Thus far I can only make out GCX

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« Reply #8165 on: December 05, 2017, 02:46:51 PM »
Please do. Thus far I can only make out GCX
Ask CM to translate. ;)
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« Reply #8166 on: December 05, 2017, 03:45:47 PM »
Please do. Thus far I can only make out GCX
Still can't find English version.

Summary of the story is that a bunch of people working in one office all made orders on Nike's US website on Black Friday. The orders shipped, but at some point the local courier(GCX) was instructed to halt shipments. They even went further trying to retrieve items that had already been delivered. GCX say they are only a subcontractor for the international courier company, and have to follow orders from them. It is unclear why the orders were canceled.

Google not doing a terrible job. https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=iw&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ynet.co.il%2Farticles%2F0%2C7340%2CL-5052273%2C00.html&edit-text=
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 06:41:44 PM by ExGingi »
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« Reply #8168 on: December 05, 2017, 04:48:11 PM »
"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take"

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« Reply #8169 on: December 05, 2017, 05:02:45 PM »
"In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take"

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« Reply #8173 on: December 06, 2017, 09:47:42 AM »
such a nauseating condescending article
...but is it accurate?
I just found a new supply of forks!

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