So when do you ride down Electric Avenue on that Harley?
I was going to respond only to your first paragraph, but your last paragraph proves what I'm about to say.
Abstinence education can work, when you encourage critical thinking along with it and do not try to use ignorance to protect innocence. I took what I learned after I was married in Catholic NFP classes, and am using it to teach my special needs son about sex. Being well aware that his body will outpace his mind and critical thinking skills on this issue, I started early with my form of abstinence education- about age 5. Now at 11, he is both protective of his own eyes (hiding during certain scenes in Big Bang Theory, a show he otherwise enjoys) and protective of other people's modesty (necessary, since mommy runs a daycare) . He's already run into homosexuality at school, and handled it by coming to adults with the issue rather than attempting to dissuade a rather aggressive same-age predator on his own.
I have no doubt whatsoever that by high school, he'll be a leader, not a follower, when it comes to sex, and will be armed with the ability to make the correct decision when it comes to abstinence before marriage.
But only because we've talked about it, and because I've been honest.
How much math does it take to use a slingshot?
Yeah, can't figure out how a gender studies major ever gets anything other than the type of job gender studies are supposed to eliminate.
dry wave power=wind
feed the energy into water to produce hydrogen, I think he means.
Or just in an emergency, raise the gate on the wave device and let the water wash UNDER it.
Most moralities, that's true. For one, however, it is implied by the physical universe we live in, and is as objective as physics.
If a liberal arts degree holder actually had critical thinking skills, he would never have gotten a liberal arts degree.
We are all human, we all have extremely similar DNA. Nietzsche was an idiot. There is only one morality that actually works.
"Regardless, that is not what starts and perpetuates these wars. Religion is a psychological tool, used to motivate or dissuade, by those who want to dominate."
So eliminate the theologies that are based in domination instead of service.
"Military recruits recite almost the same thing during bootcamp. And salespeople, oof! ever been to one of those seminars? This is standard procedure."
Standard procedure for 99% of the world's philosophies yes. Exactly the opposite of standard procedure for one.
"The prime motivator is biological, and all driven by the laws of physics." Not all. One is different.
The problem is that there is superiority in the theological difference. The standard Jihadist theology of "all human beings are dogs to be done with as Allah wishes" vs "the image of God is in the dignity of each human being from conception until natural death". Both, however, are superior to the American Materialist "Human beings are just another resource to be exploited in the eternal search for profit".
The Jihadi who beheaded James Foley believed the first. James Foley himself believed the second. Youtube and the American news media believe the third.
I can guarantee he didn't think of them the same way they thought of him. Completely different philosophical and metaphysical underpinnings to the theology, Jesuits are anti-Islamics.
My question is, if ISIL, just for a second, isn't a CIA plant, what makes them think a few beheadings will STOP the bombings? Given the evil of American Secularism, it is far more likely to turn the Levant into tritonite than it is to stop anything at all.
Which is why environmentalists need to get on board with isolationists and localists about charging per-container-mile shipping taxes.
My point is that this "reward" sounds a heck of a lot like the tail end of This STTOS series.