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Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 03:04:02


Cacao
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Everybody says they want to help people and that they care about people. Do you really care about people by donating money to people you don't know? I would say that almost all of us has donated money to the homeless, needy, or African children commercials. I should also say cancer research. The reason why we donate to these people is because we don't know them. If you did personally know them you would mostly think that the reason why they are like that is because they are lazy and do not want to work and you will be being financially supporting someone. With people that you know you expect them to return the money back, maybe with interests(if you're a Jewish Banker).

Is the reason why people do this mostly just so they could have a good image or meet their spiritual quotas?

The more honest person would be the man who only cares about himself. He might be selfish and egoistic but at least he is more true. Which may be why they also tend to do financially better and be more educated than the lying counterparts.

None of those parties really help mankind but at least one of them doesn't lie that they intend or do.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 03:17:18


The Man Who'd Buy Spain
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"Everything you do, you do for yourself" ~ The Martian

My perspective of life is that our actions are controlled out of guilt, or lack of guilt. If you give a poor man your coat on a cold winter's night, you are doing it because you would feel guilty if you did not. Heck, even holding a door open for people depends on the factor of your guilt.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 03:27:18


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Heck, even holding a door open for people depends on the factor of your guilt.

Wow that's cynical. No offense but that's not my take on the world. When I hold a door open for my dad its because I genuinely care. The same applies to strangers though. That's how my parents taught me to act. You do right by people, they'll do right by you. Kindness for kindness. Sometimes I lapse from that moral standard...but when I do something nice its not because I feel guilty lol.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 03:56:03


Pulsey
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Holding a door is just social etiquette, it has nothing to do with caring about the person or feeling guilty. It is just expected, just like saying 'please' and 'thank you'.

But The Man who'd buy Spain is otherwise quite correct. I daresay most people donate out of pathos, mainly guilt and sympathy, a feeling that you have too much and are too well - off, rather than because they actually genuinely care about their lives. That is not to discount some people who actually do, I'm just saying its not most people. But I don't see that as a bad thing, however, help is help after all.

Edited 1/14/2016 03:57:12
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 04:01:58


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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help is help after all.

Amen. You can't argue with that.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 04:54:43


Darth Darth Binks
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Sometimes I lapse from that moral standard...but when I do something nice its not because I feel guilty lol.

Holding a door is just social etiquette, it has nothing to do with caring about the person or feeling guilty. It is just expected, just like saying 'please' and 'thank you'.

So if you chose not to do a certain nice thing, you would not feel guilty afterward? You do nice things for people only because you were taught and wouldn't feel good or guilty if you did or did not carry out that act of kindness? That makes less sense than what I said. Less humane, too.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 07:46:33


Pulsey
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Holding a door for someone doesn't make you a nice person, it makes you a polite person. I hold the door open not because I would feel guilty if I didn't, it is just expected of me, just like I expect others to do the same. It is a trivial matter, you guys are over-analysing it.

On charity, I daresay most do it because of a combination- out of care for others, to feel good about themselves and simply because of a sense of guilt. This is not a secret, many charities have been documented to use guilt tactics to coerce funds, sometimes from society's most vulnerable. You have to accept that human nature is not perfect.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 08:04:55


Cacao
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I guess that means USA should stop sending aid to Israel
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 12:30:25


Thomas 633
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Like what? Macadamias?
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 12:34:38


Thomas 633
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hahaha
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 13:11:12


Angry Koala
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"we do we provide" Very correct... It seems Grammar Nazis do not know how to use proper English, at least use commas.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 13:45:47


Von Jewburg
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To those who don't help others but say they do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/14/2016 23:41:15


Empire of Kilos
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Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 00:55:58

E Masterpierround
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Interesting application of basic economics. People will do whatever benefits them most. If the good feeling they get from donating to charities outweighs the value of the money they donate, they will donate that money. They do it for their own happiness, the recipients benefit only incidentally. That's why many charities have such heart-touching commercials on TV, or advertisements elsewhere. The ads increase the psychological benefit of donating, so happiness gained from donating becomes worth a larger amount of money.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 06:03:22


Conquerre II
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^By that logic, wouldn't all philosophies be, at root, Epicurean?
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 11:18:29


Angry Koala
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Donating to my church


I thought you were Jewish... Stop inventing a life trollberg.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 11:33:11


Angry Koala
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Sure and you were a businessman living in Britain until today, and left the UK for Utah because they were intolerant with you, and as the UK is a very renowned dictatorship they banned you. Trollberg...
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 11:34:17


Angry Koala
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And Jewish is not a race, illiterate racist troll.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 11:41:06


GeneralPE
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" Jewish is not a race"
Yeah, it is. They are a Semitic ethnicity. It is also a religion, but it is a race nevertheless.

Edited 1/15/2016 11:41:33
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 12:28:30


Angry Koala
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Being Jewish is again not a race, Gosh GEneralPE and Trollberg, let me explain you why.

Being Jewish is not a race, you can be of Jewish cultural background from Yemen, from Poland, from Russia, from Persia, from Italy, from Spain, etc etc. Jews spread like the Christians or Muslims in many nations, genetically there is no Jewish genes at all, a Jewish Pole is genetically similar to any other Christian Pole. Jewish is mainly a cultural identity referring mostly to a religion. Modern Jewish people have nothing to do with the former Hebrews. Hence being Jewish is not being part of a race. I cant believe both of you being that naive and ignorant, anyway I hope now you wont mix everything again (although I doubt it seeing how much you both are biased) Being part of a culture or religion is not being part of a "so called race".
Btw you should be really careful when using the word "race" since it is no longer accepted by modern scholars, ethnologists or anthropologists.
You are here both giving credits to very backwards racial ideologies.

Trollberg you aren't Jewish if you are Christian, that's all. A Muslim converting to Christian faith is no longer Muslim, same applies to you, if of course what you say is real, since you lied so much we cannot even know what is true from what you said.

Edited 1/15/2016 12:45:28
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 12:36:13


Darth Darth Binks
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Jews (Semites) are an Ethnicity, not a race.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 12:37:39


Darth Darth Binks
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The only Races are:

Caucasoid
Negroid
Capioid
Australoid
Mongoloid


And Australoid and Capioid are still debated.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 12:42:58


The Man Who'd Buy Spain
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;) Just making sure. (I'm Darth's alt)
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 12:58:24


Angry Koala
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Darth is right indeed, it could be defined about an ethnicity (cultural, religious identity). Being Jewish is not a race, again Trollberg you said yourself you were Christian, hence I can hardly think you as a Jewish person, since the main factor identifying a Jewish person is its religion: Judaism.
Same thing applies for other ethinicities, I will give you my own personal example: I am ethnically Basque, but what defines someone being a Basque person, part of the Basque people is not his ancestry/race, but the fact if this person knows how to speak the Basque language: in Euskara, we say the only "true/real" Basques are only the people speaking Basque. Nationalist Basques such as those of the terrorist organization of ETA are defining the Basques upon a supposed "race" which come from 19th century extreme nationalists and pro racial ideologies, but originally and traditionally speaking the Basques are Basques only if they are Euskaldunak literally meaning "the people that master the Basque language", nothing else. So a Japanese guy speaking Basque is Euskaldun, a person of Basque ancestry not mastering his ancestors's language isn't Basque.
I believe the same thing applies for Jews, you aren't part of the Jewish people if you aren't part of the Judaic religion, I hope you get my point.

Nonetheless I disagree Darth about your definition of Human Races. There is only one race nowadays admitted by modern scholars: The Human Race.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 13:13:14


Angry Koala
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ethnicity is not a religion or culture you moron.


Definition of Ethnicity
relating to large groups of people who have the same customs, religion, origin, etc.

Edited 1/15/2016 13:17:03
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 13:19:30


Angry Koala
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"Newer definition" xD

Well, trollberg I had fun debating with you anyway.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 14:20:09


Darth Darth Binks
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Because Judaism is an ethnic religion, one cannot convert to Judaism and become a Jew. The religion has been passed down through the generations of people from Jews. So even though the religion is a factor for making Semites an ethnicity, there are actually genetic traits that can be seen throughout Jews.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 14:36:23


Major General Smedley Butler
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Check the Khazar Jews.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 18:11:37


Lucarr10
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I now define the word ethnicism. Like racism, only against an ethnicity.
Everyone's a Hypocrite: 1/15/2016 22:13:46


Angry Koala
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Darth, stop saying bullshit would you, Jews aren't a race, Jews aren't defined according to their genetics, a Jew from Ethiopia (Beta Israel) or from Yemen, has nothing to do with a Jew from Russia, China (see Kaifeng Jews) or France. Being Jewish is mainly something defined according to their religion: Judaism. This has always been this way.
Furthermore, Trollberg, you seem to know nothing about your own origin (if you are a real Ashkenazi), Ashkenazi Jews descent partly from Khazar Turks, do some researches.


Some Jewish people from all around the world here:

Kaifeng Jews (China)


Felashas/Beta Israel Jews (Ethiopia):


Sefarad Jews (Algeria/North Africa):


German Ashkenazi Jews (North East Europe):





Now, I posted these images as you do not seem to be convinced by scholar works/articles, and I hope you now see that being Jewish isn't a race, as Jews are found all over the world, being Jewish is a cultural/religious identity.
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