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Jos van Weesel

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    Philosophy, psychology, (self-)knowledge, (peaceful) parenting, morality & ethics, debating.

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  1. Marriage or MGTOW?

    If you're 19 and not sure about all of this, don't get into any relationships/dating yet. Find yourself first, find out what you want, when and how, etc. I could write a whole essay on what and why, but let me ask you first, why are you uncertain about this in the first place? The natural thing is to have a family, so why is there some doubt or uncertainty? What do you think about a family, or even when kids aren't involved, what do you think about a long-term/permanent relationship with a woman? What are some things you think make you wonder if this is the kind of life you want to life? Maybe think about how your own family/childhood affected your thinking. I would suggest finding tons of calls from previous call-in shows about relationships to see different perspectives and positions. Other than that, maybe call into the show yourself, we haven't had this kind of call in a long time and I think it's always beneficial to bring this one up. MGTOW is a poison to relationships and is just a temporary and simplistic bitterness or misunderstanding about women and relationships.
  2. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    There's no string attached to the hooks either, it's just hooks. Disappointing.
  3. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    Assuming you're not being obnoxiously sarcastic; you should read it.
  4. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    Throughout this whole thread you have completely missed the important distinction between force and the initiation of force. I suggest you read Universal Preferable Behavior.
  5. Answering an Atheist Chestnut

    Since there is no real discussion to derail, let me do just that. Donnadogsoth you have a cross in your profile picture, which tells me you're a christian. 1. Did you come up with this understanding for the necessity for a god before or after you were a christian? 2. If you came up with it before you were a christian, and then it led you to christianity, how did a necessity of a god prove the christian god? 3. If you came up with it after you were a christian, don't you think it was merely to justify your presupposed beliefs in christianity? 4. How does a mere necessity of a god to create the universe prove that it's the christian god, and not any of the other thousands of gods? And if god is a christian god, how did you determine which specific god it was in christianity, among the thousands of christian denominations? How did you make that determination in your finite life? What if the only real god doesn't even have a concept yet, so why are you not a deist? Suppose you are completely right in your specific christianity, how is that not the greatest miracle of all?
  6. Why College Sucks - Start a Business or Get a Job

    Jezus christ.
  7. Answering an Atheist Chestnut

    Philociraptor, he is assuming his god into existence to form his argument, but then rejects things that are already real, because they contradict the god he assumed into existence. Donnadogsoth, you have to realize that your assumption of god is not required for our universe to work and function how it does. Therefore adding the assumption is unnecessary and unprovable.
  8. Answering an Atheist Chestnut

    Did you just assume a God into existence to respond to a reasonable comment with "You don't know that."? A=A is different, because A=A is not a thought, idea or object/physical manifestation. A=A is a logical rule that states that A cannot be not A, because that would violate the law of non-contradiction. The Universe cannot exist and not exist at the same time. You don't need minds to conceive of this for it to be true.
  9. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

  10. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    I second this question. Lorry changed the nature of the situation to where you're saving someone's life, so of course they would consent to the 'cutting' if they had the choice. He has to go to these absurd scenario's to justify the ones he can't, and refuses to answer. Lorry we keep answering your questions, but you keep avoiding mine. I am still waiting for you to answer my question about your Taylor Swift scenario, and you have already come up with 2 new questions for me that I will both answer once you answer mine. The way this discussion will continue depends entirely on you.
  11. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    I disagree with your premise that "force to bring about a good end is good" I disagreed with your premise because of the wording of it. 'to bring about a good end' can mean different things. If "helping a homeless person" is a good end, then "using force to help a homeless person" may have a good end, but isn't good in its entirety. So yes, in principle, the initiation of force is always immoral. But don't forget that there is a degree of immorality. Stealing a loaf of bread because you're starving is not the same as raping a woman out of lust. In the first situation there is less of an initiation of force, plus the value lost is almost nothing, plus the value lost can be paid back easily. But stealing a loaf of bread is still immoral. I'll answer your new question(s) when you come around to answer mine. I'm still waiting..
  12. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    I am not going to bother reading your reply because you are not answering the question. You know what your answer is and you know that I know, and you also have a good idea of what my response will be, and you're avoiding it. Your cop-out was to not answer the question, then put up a straw man ("You define all force as bad") and then talk about something else. If you're not going to have respect for other people in a discussion forum by responding to their arguments and the points they make or by avoid conclusions, let's end it here. In this context, is Taylor Swift pinching your ass a situation you would like to be in? If not, you're free to answer my question. If my position is so weak that it is easily broken down, you don't need to put up a straw man to fight it.
  13. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    Still haven't received an answer to that.
  14. A rational proof that taxation is theft.

    In this context, is Taylor Swift pinching your ass a situation you would like to be in?

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