Jake LaFort
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Funeral Protocol

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake LaFort May 22. 38 Replies

This is a discussion inspired by Keeping my mouth shut.Issue: Once having been accosted by theists with religious rhetoric at a funeral in which you are the person closest to the decedent is it best…Continue

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Jake LaFort replied to Wassabi's discussion 'the possibilty of a creator after all?'
"You simply reconfigured old junk arguments.  Junk is still junk even when it is dressed up and trying to be pretty."
Jun 17
Jake LaFort replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'You'll never guess who did it this time...'
"If ya aint an anti-theist why aint ya?"
Jun 13
Jake LaFort replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I think I finally figured it out.'
"Can't imagine how much you have to endure. The only thing I can think of is a second evaluation."
Jun 10
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"Don't you read? I already said you are right about statutory rape. But that is not the topic."
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"But it is to be noted that both can be equally  intoxicated and capable of the requisite intent to rape or consent..it is a question of fact for the jury to decide.."
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"to paraphrase your words and make them consonant with my understanding... if both are equally impaired and incapable of giving consent or gauging consent then the perp cant be convicted. The victim cant give consent under any circumstances but…"
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"I do and I did"
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"Had you made reference to a minor I would not have indicated mens rea is required."
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"not talking torts...I said criminal but  you are right about statutory rape...the issue here however is rape and mens rea is required so that the requisite intent is an element of the crime and must be proven by the prosecution"
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"Criminal conviction requires mens rea. There is no strict liability. So for instance if a guy is a sleep-walking rapist then he is unlikely to be convicted of rape. (There may be circumstances in which the hypothetical produces a diiferent result…"
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Unseen's discussion 'Drugs and alcohol; rape and consent'
"It is a question of fact for both the victim and the perpetrator. Does the female possess the requisite mental clarity to consent and does the male have the requisite mental clarity to gauge the consent of the female. If not, then in the former case…"
Jun 9
Jake LaFort replied to Noel's discussion 'Reason Conference in D.C., Anyone go?'
"Since gospel is tantamount to absolute truth for some they are presumptuous enough to assume everybody has the same "truth""
Jun 8
Jake LaFort replied to Noel's discussion 'Reason Conference in D.C., Anyone go?'
"The don't take it as gospel comment is suitable for that other grammar Nazi thingy. The nerve of the speakers to assume all people accept it as true. Fuckers."
Jun 8
Jake LaFort commented on Jazmine Nicole Robertson's blog post 'Armor'
""Love is giving someone the power to hurt you and trusting them not to." Resonates with me except that when overcome by love it is not relinquishing power by choice as the illusion of free will is shattered."
Jun 6
Jake LaFort commented on Jazmine Nicole Robertson's blog post 'Me, myself, and what the hell am I doing?'
"JNR, you did not say anything offensive."
Jun 4
Jake LaFort replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Monkey Business'
"Thanks, Mike. On that note I shall cancel my appointment to see a psychiatrist on Unseen's assessment.  Where is that smiley face?"
Jun 3

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Atheist
About Me:
A bit of a loner but enjoy the camaraderie of others similarly inclined.
Age
19-24
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
to learn
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
I left because I realized it to be a big lie.
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Conventional Wisdom

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 8:40pm 19 Comments

NOT GOING TO SPECULATE:



You aren't? Why, what is the problem. You believe in a fairy tale world utterly lacking in foundation and yet you are opposed to speculation?

DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT:

This definition is demonstrably false and yet it is adduced at the drop of a deuce as though its wisdom is beyond criticism.

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON:

Another sickening saw. The…

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glimpse the ethical dilemna of the Glimps

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 12:25pm 4 Comments

When the author looks in the mirror he is almost Unseen.

So it turns out humans are not the most advanced life forms in the cosmos. Neither are the Glimps. Glimps, however, have as large a gulf between themselves and ourselves as we do between ourselves and cats.

Similar to a bad sci-fi the Glimps have conquered us and made us their playthings. Pets. So Glimper is on vacay and Glimpo is left in charge. Kim Kardashian is the pet. A priceless bauble is the prized…

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