It begins - the roll back of democracy

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by Doc » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:00 am

“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by Sertorio » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:05 am

cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:24 am
cassowary wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:57 am

I guess you are the one who needs shrink attention... :lol:
As a matter of fact, I do occasionally consult a shrink. Try it.
Try a better one... And study some Confucianism... ;)
Confuscianism is in the blood of all Chinese, even those in Singapore. I live with my wife, kids and my aged mother. That’s Confucianism in action. No need to study.
Calvin and Confucius are not compatible...

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by cassowary » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:14 am

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:05 am
cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:24 am
cassowary wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:57 am

I guess you are the one who needs shrink attention... :lol:
As a matter of fact, I do occasionally consult a shrink. Try it.
Try a better one... And study some Confucianism... ;)
Confuscianism is in the blood of all Chinese, even those in Singapore. I live with my wife, kids and my aged mother. That’s Confucianism in action. No need to study.
Calvin and Confucius are not compatible...
Why? To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about the teachings of the two gentlemen.
The Imp :D

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by Sertorio » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:01 am

cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:14 am
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:05 am
cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:24 am
cassowary wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:57 am

I guess you are the one who needs shrink attention... :lol:
As a matter of fact, I do occasionally consult a shrink. Try it.
Try a better one... And study some Confucianism... ;)
Confuscianism is in the blood of all Chinese, even those in Singapore. I live with my wife, kids and my aged mother. That’s Confucianism in action. No need to study.
Calvin and Confucius are not compatible...
Why? To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about the teachings of the two gentlemen.
Confucianism has no hell, Calvinism is all about hell... :x

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by cassowary » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:52 am

Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:01 am
cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:14 am
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:05 am
cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am
Sertorio wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:24 am
cassowary wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:23 pm


As a matter of fact, I do occasionally consult a shrink. Try it.
Try a better one... And study some Confucianism... ;)
Confuscianism is in the blood of all Chinese, even those in Singapore. I live with my wife, kids and my aged mother. That’s Confucianism in action. No need to study.
Calvin and Confucius are not compatible...
Why? To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about the teachings of the two gentlemen.
Confucianism has no hell, Calvinism is all about hell... :x
This is not specific about Calvinism. It is the same for all branches of Christianity. It is not all about hell. It is about salvation. Jesus died for our sins. That is the standard Christian belief. But I understand the Calvinist believe in predistination. Confucianism is a philosophy, a way of life. Its ethics is much the same as Christianity. Both have the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you want others to do unto you.
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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by neverfail » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:50 pm

cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am
Confuscianism is in the blood of all Chinese, even those in Singapore. I live with my wife, kids and my aged mother. That’s Confucianism in action. No need to study.
Hey Cassowary; your above post sparked something in my childhood memory.

I recall how when my widowed, elderly paternal grandmother grew too infirm to care for herself my parents took her into our home and cared for her bedridden for several years longer. Luckily my mother (her daughter-in-law) and shegot along very well - in-laws are not always so well disposed towards one another.

Does that necessarily mean that my parents, to whom Confucious was mwerely a name they had heard, were (without being consciously aware of it) abiding by a Confucuan ethos? :)

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by Doc » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:31 pm

“"I fancied myself as some kind of god....It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.” -- George Soros

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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by cassowary » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:36 pm

neverfail wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:50 pm
cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:07 am
Confuscianism is in the blood of all Chinese, even those in Singapore. I live with my wife, kids and my aged mother. That’s Confucianism in action. No need to study.
Hey Cassowary; your above post sparked something in my childhood memory.

I recall how when my widowed, elderly paternal grandmother grew too infirm to care for herself my parents took her into our home and cared for her bedridden for several years longer. Luckily my mother (her daughter-in-law) and shegot along very well - in-laws are not always so well disposed towards one another.

Does that necessarily mean that my parents, to whom Confucious was mwerely a name they had heard, were (without being consciously aware of it) abiding by a Confucuan ethos? :)
That’s most admirable of your mother. Truly she had a heart of gold. Yes, I guess she was abiding by Confucianist ethos without realising it. Taking care of the elderly is part of it.
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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by cassowary » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:42 pm

Doc wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:31 pm
I love Sowell. Yes, Marx called for the abolition of the family. That’s what the left is trying to do.
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Re: It begins - the roll back of democracy

Post by Sertorio » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:15 am

cassowary wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Yes, Marx called for the abolition of the family. That’s what the left is trying to do.
I suppose your idea of family is the woman in the kitchen, the man at work, and five to six children around the house...

I guess you don't have that, not even in Singapore... :D

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