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Culture is not your friend. It is your enemy. Cultures Disadvantages vs advantages

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Started: 1/7/2014 Category: Philosophy
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Elenchus123

Con

Culture is not your friend, it's an impediment to understanding what's going on. That's why to my mind the word cult and the word culture have a direct relationship to each other. Culture is a cult and if you feel revulsion at the thought of somebody offering to the great carrot, just notice that your own culture is an extremely repressive cult that leads to all kinds of humiliation and degradation, and automatic and unquestioned and unthinking behaviour.

This is a cauldron for the production of neurosis.

Culture creates a system of predetermined thought patterns usually to fit the mold of someone else's subjective view. It becomes an operating system that gets shoved down the throats of whomever is born into it.. The only value of culture is to the ones that benefit from it. Which is usually the low percent of the population that maintains high government position at the top of the hierarchy moreover culture could feed itself due to it already being worked into the mind of the culture effected, Its a self preserving thing that doesn't want to die (old habits die hard type of thing). Notice how you can prove evolution to a religious fundamentalist and they still will not accept that facts that you hand them and still claim the earth is only a few thousand years old. There is a distinct difference between civilization and culture. Culture is mere influential nostic garbage such as, racism, homo phobia, nationalism, thugism, in some cases sexism, swirly religions and other garbage ideologies. Its essentially a blockade that separate's the entire planet from each other and from their true-selves (The self before any cultural conditioning in which a person can build his own ideas and thoughts) I ask the other person with whom I will be debating or conversing with to give me examples of how culture is good/beneficial and explain how it. And if you wish me to go into specifics on anything please ask, lets pick each others mind here. Basically what I am saying is that culturally defined reality is a constricted view point, its blinds and stops you from experiencing your reality to your fullest.
BiggBoss

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As per con Statements, it is not clear that culture is our enemy, I would like to say that culture is our best friend for our life, it is inbuilt class for all human's, as culture is important for the classification of human being's into sub-cultures so that they can do whatever they want to according to their free-will.

Definition of culture :-

Culture is a defining feature of a person's identity, contributing to how they see themselves and the groups with which they identify. Culture may be broadly defined as the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings, which is transmitted from one generation to another. Every community, cultural group or ethnic group has its own values, beliefs and ways of living.

The observable aspects of culture such as food, clothing, celebrations, religion and language are only part of a person's cultural heritage. The shared values, customs and histories characteristic of culture shape the way a person thinks, behaves and views the world. A shared cultural heritage bonds the members of the group together and creates a sense of belonging through community acceptance.

(source: http://www.racismnoway.com.au...)



MY CASE;-


1."Culture" is the core of living", whatever an individual or a society regards to be "culture" or however they "cultivate" their lifestyles. All other parts of societies are subordinate to "culture" and simply serve to create, maintain or foster cultures or the individuals enjoying their culture. It is important that there is no "general definition of culture. Every Punk-Society enjoying common lifestyle is as good as ancient "high cultures" or present "high societies". It is of no importance which kind of culture someone has as long as there is one. Without it we would be robots. Robots can do everything we can, except being creative and enjoying culture (or anything else).

2. Diversity of cultures:-The world has lots of cultures. There are many differences between them. There are both advantages and disadvantages to mixing with people from other cultures.

On the plus side, it is really interesting to be many and different cultures. The must thing is to know about other cultures and also when you travel abroad, you find out new things that is different from your culture. Moreover, when people discover a new culture in another country, that will help to connect between the people and different culture.

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ALL THE BEST CON.

Debate Round No. 1
Elenchus123

Con

I'm looking forward to this conversation. I'll begin here.

Pro---->"I would like to say that culture is our best friend for our life, it is inbuilt class for all human's, as culture is important for the classification of human being's into sub-cultures so that they can do whatever they want to according to their free-will."

My Response- --> You describe culture in your opening statement as inbuilt and eternal as if it is a genetic trait that humans pass on biologically. Which is ridiculous, Culture is learned through experience and participation. Secondly, It is not human intuition to create culture it is human intuition to have ideas and be creative. Culture is the ideology of something other than your own authentic sense of being. Why in the world would you want to have someone else's values crammed down your throat? We're born with a complex mind capable of anything and culture stifles the creative and logical processes. Moreover , Sub cultures are created niche's by a collective group usually to rebel and refrain from the archaic values of the predominate culture in which surrounds them. Sub culture is more of a peeling away and rejection of "CULTURE" because of the lack of creative and logical wiggle room. You see.... The bad thing about culture is that it creates value systems other than your own and creates a creative barrier that forces most people to only see through the eyes of the culture in which is laid upon them from birth. This is why the "Counter" culture movement began in the 60's. You also said some rubbish that culture was important to "Label, and classify people", If you can be classified by the dismal means of culture than I would assume you're a very bleak person. And that statement "culture is important for the classification of human being's" only furthers my argument of how culture is a limiting tool, Since culture is very narrow and insufficient compared to the power that the human mind is capable of. Also, I've explained why this is all very bad already I believe........... Pro said----> "The observable aspects of culture such as food, clothing, celebrations, religion and language are only part of a person's cultural heritage. The shared values, customs and histories characteristic of culture shape the way a person thinks, behaves and views the world. A shared cultural heritage bonds the members of the group together and creates a sense of belonging through community acceptance"<-------Pro said..................... You don't want to be "shaped" or "behave in a certain way because culture tells you to" nor do you want to fall under the guise of a fascist culture that sees you as an outsider and will not accept you unless you fall under the same operating system as them. "Culture= Separation ,rather than union and freedom of the mind"
BiggBoss

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Debate Round No. 2
Elenchus123

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BiggBoss

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Elenchus123

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BiggBoss

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Elenchus123

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BiggBoss

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Elenchus123 3 years ago
Elenchus123
But i think everyone knows what happened so lets just continue
Posted by Elenchus123 3 years ago
Elenchus123
..... I was supposed to be the PRO for this debate
Posted by Elenchus123 3 years ago
Elenchus123
We need to get in touch with our humanness my friends. Don't let it elude you in this ethno centric breast feeding.
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