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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    On their end of final year exam, Philosophy students at Cambridge were given the question: 'Why?'

    How would you answer this?
    You have already given us the answer to Why? and it is How?

    Religion asks Why? and science asks How?.

    Religion puts us into a trance with repetition, while science is always discovering something new.

    And religion puts us into a trance so that we will be suggestible to their doctrines.

    And I hope that in the future we will see putting someone into a trance without asking their permission and without first asking their permission to make a specific suggestion, will be seen as trance abuse.

    Of course at the moment trance abuse is socially acceptable in religion, particularly the trance abuse of children.

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    Not why not, but why why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post

    Of course at the moment trance abuse is socially acceptable in religion, particularly the trance abuse of children.

    What is this?
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    Why? Well, my answer to that is: Why, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    PARTY POOPER!!!
    Just because my philosophy regarding "why" includes golden showers, does not mean you need to drag fecal matter into the discussion as well. To poop or not to poop is not the question.
    ik sprokkel wat dagen, drop baggage,
    soms heb ik geen zin om die koffers te dragen,
    ik laat los, los het op, word onzichtbaar
    en geef de buitenlucht wat ruimte terug
    dus.. nu zit ik op m'n fiets alsof het niets is,
    maar niets kan toch niet uit zichzelf pedalen laten draaien?

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    "Because"

    or a variant, "Because, dammit!"


    'cause that's all the thought that that question really deserves

    Then I'd get kicked out of the philosophy department because my answer wasn't deep enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    On their end of final year exam, Philosophy students at Cambridge were given the question: 'Why?'

    How would you answer this?
    The curse of consciousness.

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    I'd write...


    ...because you are a bunch of conceited fucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    On their end of final year exam, Philosophy students at Cambridge were given the question: 'Why?'

    How would you answer this?
    Shit happens, darling. People die all the time, so you don't need to act like a baby because of a some tragedy that has nothing to do with you. Now bring that teddy bear back to the store or burn it and grow up. The world already has enough theatrical whinos. Stop "Why"ing, no one is going to feel better because of it.
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