IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

4 Pages V  « < 2 3 4  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Facebook. We really should link this forum to it, like it or not., This forum is now a digital dinasaur.
On the edge
post Aug 23 2017, 03:01 PM
Post #61


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 7,326
Joined: 23-May 09
From: Newbury
Member No.: 98



QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 23 2017, 12:46 PM) *
Is cruelty real, or just a human construct? Should we worry about being cruel? What difference does it make? Perhaps we are all just bags of transitional energy with a sense of our own over importance?


So we don't need to bother about anything at all, we just exist as best we can s**d everything else until our number is up. Actually, truly Darwinian and quite an attractive proposition.


--------------------
Know your place!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
On the edge
post Aug 23 2017, 03:19 PM
Post #62


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 7,326
Joined: 23-May 09
From: Newbury
Member No.: 98



QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 23 2017, 09:13 AM) *
Nothing like going off topic wink.gif
Very few will admit to the enjoyment of inflicting pain or killing a living creature but but many do and justify their actions accordingly .
Everything that is born will eventually die , the question is, should this be a natural progression or do we have the right to end it early for the benefit of many ?
The soldier kills an enemy before the enemy kills him and his family . The farmer breeds and subsequently kills a cow to feed his family as hunger will not wait till the animal dies of old age and if that was not the case it wouldn't have been bred in the first place .

Simplistic ? Agreed , but it is a cycle that has been in existence since life began . Those of us who have a moral outrage against such persons as a lion killing dentist or halal slaughtermen ,though in a majority , are forced to accept the status quo .

When most of the world's wildlife has been wiped out and we reflect on what we have done it will be to late ,but those who contributed most to the demise will still have the same mentality .


For me, the pleasure from killing brigade don't enjender moral outrage so much as a natural defence mechanisim that the individuals concerned aren't what I would consider to be well balanced people. So, genuinely, If I'm sitting in a dentists chair, drugged up and waiting for some puny little person tooled up with sharp dentistry kit, the last thing I'd want to know is that he got his kicks killing big game.

Perhaps it's me, but I'd really worry if my partner's riding circle decided to take a pack of underfed dogs with them and then watched whilst they ripped another breed of dog apart, more so if they decided to smother one of their number with its blood.

Still, we've all got our quirks haven't we, so not to worry!


--------------------
Know your place!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirWilliam
post Aug 24 2017, 05:21 PM
Post #63


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 166
Joined: 6-March 14
From: West Berks
Member No.: 10,341



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41040790

Nowt as strange as folk .


--------------------
Si non prius succederent.......... relinquere
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The Hatter
post Aug 24 2017, 05:39 PM
Post #64


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 196
Joined: 11-September 13
Member No.: 10,046



QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 24 2017, 06:21 PM) *


What's strange?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirWilliam
post Aug 24 2017, 06:31 PM
Post #65


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 166
Joined: 6-March 14
From: West Berks
Member No.: 10,341



QUOTE (The Hatter @ Aug 24 2017, 06:39 PM) *
What's strange?


In the context of the debate the great unwashed will happily turn a blind eye to the cruelty of food production as practised in the world at large but become sentimental over a couple of porkers who owe a debt of thanks to the local fire brigade .


--------------------
Si non prius succederent.......... relinquere
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Turin Machine
post Aug 24 2017, 06:51 PM
Post #66


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,902
Joined: 23-September 10
From: In the lower 40
Member No.: 1,104



What did people expect to happen? If you eat bacon it doesn't appear . magically on the bacon bush. People need to get a grip.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirWilliam
post Aug 25 2017, 07:52 AM
Post #67


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 166
Joined: 6-March 14
From: West Berks
Member No.: 10,341



QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Aug 24 2017, 07:51 PM) *
What did people expect to happen? If you eat bacon it doesn't appear . magically on the bacon bush. People need to get a grip.


Like they say , there is " nowt as queer as folk ". With knowledge being more accessible than at any time previous , the general ignorance of the populace is frightening .


--------------------
Si non prius succederent.......... relinquere
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Andy Capp
post Aug 25 2017, 08:06 AM
Post #68


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 11,214
Joined: 3-September 09
Member No.: 317



QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 25 2017, 08:52 AM) *
Like they say , there is " nowt as queer as folk ". With knowledge being more accessible than at any time previous , the general ignorance of the populace is frightening .

You can take a horse to water...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirWilliam
post Aug 25 2017, 12:58 PM
Post #69


Advanced Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 166
Joined: 6-March 14
From: West Berks
Member No.: 10,341



QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 25 2017, 09:06 AM) *
You can take a horse to water...


I submit that the Dunning / Kruger effect is more prevalent than we first thought .


--------------------
Si non prius succederent.......... relinquere
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

4 Pages V  « < 2 3 4
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd September 2017 - 10:52 AM