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How do we make the world a more peaceful place?

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You say ToMAYto, and I say ToMARto

(That's because you lived in America foxy - Lol)

You say medical professionals deserve a round of applause
(and for risky and tiresome efforts they certainly do)

But I also say there a case for them all to face a Nuremberg trial.

Why did they lie?
Why were they complicit in putting the public at greater risk of harm?
How many people took that medical advice did not seek to acquire personal protective equipment (masks) and later got infected?

It doesn't mean were not on the same side Foxy;
It doesn't mean that we don't both have the public's best interests at heart.

Their trick is to make us think were on opposing sides instead of the same side:
- Wanting what's best for OUR nation.

Divide and Conquer - the Best Friend of Democracy
Posted by Armchair Critic, Monday, 29 June 2020 5:53:51 AM
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Oh and btw, I wanted to say something about this:

QUOTE>>If you really believe that His truth is timeless
then you should obey His teachings and truth.
"Judge not..."<<

I dunno why people stay stuff like this Foxy,
It makes me think they've got lazy brains
(and I don't mean tto offend I just wish to make the point)

I've told you all before 'There's pro's and con's to every argument'

I've give you another free snippet of Armchair Critic wisdom.

Use: 'As Opposed To' - 'A Hypothetical' and 'Reframe The Question'

The way to the truth is to separate arguments that do hold merit from those that don't.
Use 'A Hypothetical' to 'Reframe the Question' to 'Create Arguments That Hold Merit'

I never went to Uni, I made this stuff up.

So I'll use a hypothetical

You say 'Judge not'

(Against your advice, let's 'judge' the merits of that 'Judge not' argument.)

I respond by saying "Would you knowingly allow a known pedophile to babysit your kids whilst you went on holiday?"

Obviously the answer is No, and you would have to USE judgement, NOT throw judgement to the wind.

Why promote 'Judge not' when there are situations when you should 'Judge so', which means the directive to 'Judge not' does not apply to all situations, and it's stupid to promote it.

Does using it just suit you because you cant come up with a valid argument?
- Lazy Brain -
I don't mean to be insulting but I'm sure somewhere on another thread at some point even you would've stated to 'use judgement' or to 'use your best judgement' or something to that effect, on a different topic or issue.
Why do people say the things they do and why do they think the things they do?
Me included.

FYI this wasn't an comment for or against religion.
It's more about 'the things people think and say'
Some things just make me curious

Pro's and Con's
Posted by Armchair Critic, Monday, 29 June 2020 8:48:12 AM
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Therefore:

On a basis of merit, anyone that says 'Judge not';
- Should rightly BE judged;
- As mentally unfit;
- And incapable of making rational judgements,
- Which are the foundations of opinions.

And therefore:
On a basis of merit these people should just 'Shut up'.

You see how arguments that hold merit works?
You see how getting to the truth is a process?

You should now be wiser on the topic of Judgement
this is how we learn things
Posted by Armchair Critic, Monday, 29 June 2020 9:08:33 AM
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Armchair critic,

My writing "judge not" has to be taken in the context
it was written and for what purpose.

It was I believe written by someone who professed
to be a Christian and yet made a regular mantra
of condemning and judging others whose views did not
agree with his own. Therefore I wrote what I did,
somewhat tongue-in cheek.

We all judge others to a certain extent and that says
more about us than it does about them.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of how
we come across to other people.

Yes, I did live in the United States. However, I'm proud
to say that I managed to retain my own accent and speech.

Also, as a rule, I don't tend to look at things from a
negative point of view. There's enough of that in the
world as it is. I find it healthier to look at the positive
side of things. Not at what can';t be done but what actions
can be taken to make things better.

Each to our own ethos, values, and beliefs I guess.

Anyway, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the subject.
Talking about issues definitely helps us all. And may result
in a better understanding of each other.
Posted by Foxy, Monday, 29 June 2020 10:56:43 AM
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There really isn't all that much room for hope considering the Planet is occupied by very stupid & less stupid humans.
Posted by individual, Friday, 3 July 2020 12:34:23 PM
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Individual,

You are so wrong regarding hope.

Hope is a powerful thing. It inspires us to believe
in the impossible and it definitely helps us to carry
on during difficult times.

When I was diagnosed with cancer some time ago - hope
was what kept me going.

I'm sure that people like Olivia Newton-John feel the same
way.

Never give up hope.
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 3 July 2020 1:38:53 PM
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