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Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davy Apr 21. 13 Replies

OED's first definition says it's "the unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection". (Please, do philosophy in a discussion you open.)I was once idealistic and often said people "should" or "should…Continue

Tags: pessimism, optimism, cynicism, realism, idealism

Kids Make Parliamentary Law As They Grow. The Book We Are Told To Use Makes It Incomprehensible.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 17. 1 Reply

Step 1 of 10. Newborns' cries tell people they have needs. They will soon know words and be able to identify and ask for what they need or want.Step 2 of 10. Kid's brains are developing and by about…Continue

Tags: children, democracy

Dammit, no one asked me If I wanted to be born! No one has a right...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Apr 15. 9 Replies

...a right to keep me here without my consent! I want more separation of church and state.When I was a kid religions had enough political power to force local and state governments to enact blue laws…Continue

Tags: laws, law, separation, state, church

Hacking Happens: Describe Life When We Have Few If Any Secrets

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During the 1960s, we in the computer industry knew hackers would try to get access to information stored on computers. We knew confidentiality, or secrecy,  would require each pair of computers to…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck and Lee Kikuchi are now friends
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Skycomet the Fallen Angel's group Evolution Defenders
"Ben Stein is a waste of our time."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Science!
"To whom will Jenny answer?"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Adriana's discussion The Denisova genome in the group Science!
""This information is great, a part of our ancestors lives on in us." Also living on in us are remnants of the DNA that fought the diseases that afflicted them. I'm impressed."
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Science!
"A most interesting development, Stephen. But... "Liberty. Individualism. Concern for the common good. Hard work. Honesty. Duty. Optimism. Compassion. These are all excellent American values." Those are all HUMAN values. To say they are…"
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Davy replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"In a word Chris. "No" It basically boils down to this a Hierarchical Structured Societies tend to be more warlike than what Horizontally Structured Societies are. Due to the inbuilt inequalities in the hierarchal society the…"
Apr 21
Tom Sarbeck left a comment for Jasville Kent
"Jasville, welcome to AU. Satisfy your curiosity. At birth I was a nontheist. My unhappy Catholic dad sent me and four more kids to Catholic schools. My older sister quit first. In college I chose agnosticism and found happiness. The rest of us…"
Apr 18
Tom Sarbeck left a comment for sandy bass
"Welcome to AU, Sandy. My wife and I lived in Phoenix fot 2 1/2 years, then my ex-wife and I lived there fot another 4 1/2 before I moved to San Francisco to perhaps go to law school. I wrote a book instead. I loved hiking in the Superstitions and up…"
Apr 17
Tom Sarbeck left a comment for Lee Kikuchi
"A small postscript. With one or two fingers I enjoy transposing simple tunes from major to minor keys or vice versa."
Apr 17
Tom Sarbeck left a comment for Lee Kikuchi
"Welcome, Lee. I started piano lessons in second grade...in 1937...but in a Catholic school. In those schools people who need psychiatric help are given roomfuls of children. The nun who taught piano hit my hands with a ruler when I made a mistake,…"
Apr 17
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Kids Make Parliamentary Law As They Grow. The Book We Are Told To Use Makes It Incomprehensible.
"Step 5 of 10. Six year olds have begun negotiating with their friends for what they want.Step 6 0f 10. Seven year olds have begun making agreements on what they will or won't allow in their relationships.I didn't know the depths to which a…"
Apr 17
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion Delaware Senate meeting opens with Muslim prayer in the group Republican Atheists
"Re histories, check out Heather Cox Richardson, a professor at a New England college. Her history of the party, To Make Men Free, tells of it from its start before the CW and of its changes after Lincoln. I grew up in "Taft Town",…"
Apr 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"Politics broke my idealism and, like a pendulum, I swung between it and cynicism for a while. I settled into a realism that's sometimes uncomfortably impersonal, like natural selection always is."
Apr 16
Stephen replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"i find it harder and harder to keep the ideals of my younger years. But I see myself as a realist and an idealist. what can I say. "
Apr 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Idealism. In A Person, What Are Its Causes? How Long Does It Last?
"Stephen, ... 1) idealists say realism is cynical, and 2) cynics say realism is idealistic. Why is that?"
Apr 16
Tom Sarbeck replied to Lauren Ell's discussion Delaware Senate meeting opens with Muslim prayer in the group Republican Atheists
"BTW, Lauren, both parties are corrupted by money. Where are you on this?"
Apr 16

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Retired from mainframe computer mfg.
What brought you to Atheist Universe?
A chat with a friend who visits here. There was little activity then but by searching the discussions I found there had been much activity in the past.
Re the above "Tradition at Birth" question. At birth mine was none. Partway through first grade my dad put me into a Catholic school, and saying my tradition want to hell understates it by ten raised to the millionth power. They indoctrinated me so well that quitting required some trauma.

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At 9:13am on December 13, 2016, Stephen said…

Yes Tom that really would be a smashing day when your country rids itself of the Electoral College. But all the best mate anyway. 

At 3:09am on December 13, 2016, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a smashing day. All the best my friend.

At 4:43pm on May 24, 2016, Bertold Brautigan said…

Must have been in church.

At 11:21pm on December 13, 2015, Stephen said…

De Nada my friend I hope you had a great day

At 7:04pm on December 13, 2015, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Tom my friend have a smashing day from us all at AU

At 12:57pm on June 8, 2015, Wasiq Hussain said…

Thanks Tom sir :) .. 

At 1:45am on June 7, 2015, Wasiq Hussain said…

Yes i did say that and its true. Because it focuses on the study of nature. again and again we are told in my religion to look around and discover, travel,gain knowledge,have good physical strength.. in my religion No one says that you have to worship God.You just have to believe that he exists.. I cant give more details because of the rules of this page. But its your choice what you want to do in life no one can make you believe or make you follow what is uncomfortable to you.

At 7:51pm on December 13, 2014, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a great day, enjoy it!

At 1:31pm on August 26, 2014, Stephen said…

Hi Tom welcome to AU hope you like it on site

At 1:29pm on August 26, 2014, Davy said…

Hello Tom.


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