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Paris? No, WE are burning.

A former member
Post #: 158
Emotionalism is acting on emotions. This is the rejection of rational philosophy and replacing the mind as the primary source of acting with emotions if one is a humanist and emotiona through doctrine where one is religious.

Both ways result in apparent contradictions, reactions and confusion.

The past week has seen this enacted both in a court room, through the media and by so many people around the world[!!!].

The name Paris Hilton, whose fame is because she from the Hilton Hotel family and claim to notoriety is because of a "skin flick" became THE news story.

Merely because the majority think something ought to be so does not make it valid or good or correct.

It does reflect a view of existence that permeates throughout the free societies of the world. One not to be admired or absorbed.

Man is a rational being. Regardless of what emotions dictate - which are the result of subconscious and conscious ideas absorbed - he has to act rationally otherwise problems arise.

My point here is that the world being fascinated by the Paris Hilton story has resulted in injustice for her and the satisfaction of meaningless emotions for the rest.

Just because one may FEEL like doing something or may want to BELIEVE something - and this may feel good, is neither a reason or an excuse for actually doing it.

It is all proportional to thinking for oneself, THINKING being the important activity and a choice. And at the source of this is the epistimology rejected by both the humanists and the religious, reason.
A former member
Post #: 16
Can you provide some context for those of us who are not aware of the situation with Paris Hilton? Your post does not make much sense to me.
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