Typically over half of the news in the U.S. is covered by sports, celebrities, and stuff that really doesn't deserve all that much attention. TV is infested with reality TV shows featuring these celebrities and the like, complaining incessantly about how their life is tough while living a lavish lifestyle. Real news is typically skipped over because many people love to stay in their bubble of good feelings. Then you have the people gawking at the screen learning everything possible about a famous person when most of them will never be able to meet said famous person. Gossip of what's popular floods conversations at schools, workplaces, and just about everywhere. Many people can't seem to survive without their phones and rudely interrupt conversations when they feel that buzz when they hear the buzz. These things are no where near as much of a problem as religion, but it certainly plays a factor in keeping people ignorant.

 There are lots of nasty people who use their politics and religion to exploit other people. Many of these said people will claim that there freedom of speech is in jeopardy when they are faced with criticism. Another issue with this country is that many people believe that freedom of speech comes with a "lack of criticism" policy. At the end of the day, we all have opinions and we are beings that are swayed by emotion more than logic more than we even realize it. Although, it must be said that there is a difference between criticism and discrimination.

Morality in America is typically owed to Christianity, another one of the obsessions in the general public. Each to their own, but the problem is that many feel the need to place their beliefs on others. Many atheists among other non-believers just want to move the people hogging the streets so everyone can pass through more evenly. We are all open to criticism no matter our beliefs. I wouldn't be so much upset by the fact that someone thinks that LGBT people are evil, but it is because of that widespread hatred which tears down LGBT people on a personal level. Religion is especially dangerous in countries where secular values haven't been set in place. It is essential that there is middle road that most people can agree on to prevent any religion from having the moral advantage. Religious people shouldn't need their religion to say killing is wrong because there are many observable consequences that have nothing to do with mere "spirituality".

Talking about absolutes, do any absolutes exist or are they just concepts? To say something is absolute is to assume that a particular event will remain constant always. Always in itself is a word that is an absolute as well as never. What do you think about absolutes?

 

 

 

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Is there any such thing as an absolute vacuum? And how is that defined? After all, outer space is often described as a vacuum, but it's full of stuff. 

Careful, Gregg, Unseen can feel a pea under 10 mattresses!

@ Das Pope:

Hahaha Unseen is the pee under 11 mattresses. :)

Hahaha Unseen is the pee under 11 mattresses. :)

No, Gregg, pea.

@Das Pope:

Hahaha Freudian slip. :)

We can be so sure about our figure of the speed of photons that doubting it would be a waste of time. But that hardly makes it an absolute.

It can be true so often, in fact every time we've tested it, that we rely on it, but that isn't enough to make it an absolute. There are things we treat as absolutes, but only in the rarified world of pure mathematical conceptualism are there pure absolutes, but even there Goedel ruined everything as far as proving them. We simply define absolutes as such.

Gregg, when are you going to start acting (at least) your shoe size? Lol

Size 15. :D

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