2021.10.28 11:22 CatrinLY Was the adoption of Christianity a detrimental step for humanity, given the superior nature of Stoicism’s virtue ethics and reliance on reason, logic and objectivity to achieve an ethical way of living?
No “jealous” god and resorting to threats of punishment in an after life, or false promises of a heaven which made people neglect the present. The emphasis was on the individual, who could learn to live a ethical life through his own endeavours. Virtue was how you behaved, not what you said and relied on logic, reflection, self-control, self-discipline and modesty.
The cardinal virtues were wisdom, courage, justice and temperance, it’s a pity the Christians didn’t adopt the first of those.
Stoicism was a way of living, not a belief system and seems far more relevant to the 21st century. No priests telling you what to do, the way to happiness, synonymous with virtue, was through self-dialogue, which included coming to terms with mortality salience by remaining in the present moment. In other words, a form of what we now call mindfulness, to counteract the existential anxiety associated with the knowledge of the inevitability of death.
Then there was it‘s cosmopolitanism, as Diogenes said, ”I am a citizen of the world”, external differences between people are of no importance. This extended to all peoples, wealth and rank as well as country of means nothing. Seneca said that “those you call slaves…are on equal terms with yourself, he breathes, lives and dies”.
Then along came the adoption of Christianity, which took the emphasis off wisdom and seeking knowledge and halted progress for a thousand years. Here’s the Bible, that’s all you need to know, everything else, including the material world is irrelevant. What an appalling, inhuman doctrine.
Then you get the really ignorant people who say you have to have Christianity otherwise there is no morality.
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2021.10.28 11:22 brzzz12 Priscilla Kelly getting twisted over the pole is a rare, but awesome, sight.
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2021.10.28 11:22 whispereyenews Sleep is, first and foremost, a healing state, a time when your entire system is repairing and replenishing itself for optimal health and functioning. #SleepingPositions #Sleep #News It's also a time when you're completely comfortable, relaxed, and tuned out from the world around you.
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2021.10.28 11:22 JeffersonDavidson Does anyone have any theories for this ARG?
I was introduced to a hidden gem of an ARG call "Liminary", and I was wondering whether or not anyone else knew about it or had any theories, it appears to be an old 1980s documentary but it slowly gets more twisted over the course of the series, any ideas? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzJeZdZOW_N9Yi7BoxTj89Q The Series is still active it seems as currently has 3 videos as of writing this.
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2021.10.28 11:22 Odd-Reveal-4509 Eddie Van Halen inspired
2021.10.28 11:22 ShortAlgo $INGN Awaiting Buy signal on INGN
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2021.10.28 11:22 KoubeBot Was there a referendum on proportional representation?
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2021.10.28 11:22 SuperLehmanBros How can SHIB reach $0.01? Easy, all it takes is a few pumps over time with minimal dips.
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2021.10.28 11:22 Favouredmojoe95 I hate being awake
2021.10.28 11:22 AdamVG Hasbulla about to talk business with Dana White
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2021.10.28 11:22 NNoppee Blursed_PrisonCell
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2021.10.28 11:22 SHDMonarch character death speculation for Endwalker
lyse death. i think shes gonna die like her sister in Endwalker holding back a horde of monsters while protecting a refugee fleeing from garlemald. what do you guys think and what are your speculation for who will die in Endwalker because theres no way in a highstakes battle that none of the main character dies will become a bland story to me.
also they should let us play as her(zack death in crisis core style)
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2021.10.28 11:22 xxdaisy_crazyxx Is get to work worth it
2021.10.28 11:22 ShortAlgo $INMB Awaiting Short signal on INMB
2021.10.28 11:22 Gaymistapizza Her random questions drive me nuts
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2021.10.28 11:22 okap38 Ehmm sì
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2021.10.28 11:22 NorNoir you should try this story game
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2021.10.28 11:22 ilovepolenta Klandma has some thoughts about the new Eternals movie
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2021.10.28 11:22 absmarques Akumajō Dracula Best Music Collections Box - Booklet Front and Back and Two Wallpapers with Kojima's art from it
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2021.10.28 11:22 brokehomiej RTX 3070 /Ryzen 5 5600x. High CPU Usage in Idle and while Gaming
I have extremly high cpu usage while playin rust for example.
I changed power option. Looked at my kernals used TronScript. Tried basically everything I can find when searching for this problem... Anyone has an Idea what the problem could be?
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2021.10.28 11:22 Anton-cor Love’m 🥰
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2021.10.28 11:22 HershelGibbs Ordered crayons on Amazon, this is how they arrived
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2021.10.28 11:22 justagenz How To Get Out of a Writing Slump?
I used to write everyday, especially since graduating high school. Recently I’ve stopped writing and I haven’t written since earlier this year. It’s making me feel like that maybe I shouldn’t be a writer, since I don’t write every day anymore. My goal is to be a published author, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon, obviously.
If you have been through this, or have helped someone who has been through this, what did you do? What was the whole process of getting out of this writing slump phase?
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