Ana-Corina Bancila

Eatonton, GA, United States

About Ana-Corina

Languages

English, French, Romanian

Areas of Expertise

Food and Beverage, Language & Culture

Comments & conversations

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Ana-Corina Bancila
Posted over 4 years ago
How will you help to fulfill Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish?
I do agree with the fact that low income families do not have the resources to do it, but I also believe that your diligent efforts, such as raising awareness among us, will benefit even those in the low income stratum. I am a strong believer in sharing of information, and those who are poor are also strongly related to poor education. Given the tough economic times, I could consider myself and family poor right now, husband unemployed and I going to school. We have a daughter and life is tough, but my decisions of keeping my daughter healthy, by always trying to eat at home, and cooking from scratch, having our fruits and vegetables always readily available, is a matter of decision and being well informed. I benefit from food stamps right now, but i never go to the store to buy soda or prepackaged frozen meals. The only difference between me and the others who are unfortunate right now is probably the lack of information and interest in being educated. I often go to the families and children department for regular check-ups with my daughter and I see parents giving their children coke in their feeding bottles. It is appalling...I wish parents...first and foremost stop the vicious cycle we have gotten ourselves in. I think that fast food should be very expensive, with high taxes incurred, so that people can be stopped from having such quick access to it.
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Ana-Corina Bancila
Posted about 5 years ago
Is There a God?
What is there to prove? You don't know just as much as I or any one person on Earth would. Unless you know something, and you don't want to share it. Please illuminate me how you know more than what everybody else knows. I would like to anticipate that the explanation "you just have to have faith" has long been scratched off the debate's list of arguments.
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Ana-Corina Bancila
Posted about 5 years ago
Is There a God?
Let's keep generalizing. I, for one take this. 2+2=4 vs. God is omnipotent and omnipresent. Let's see who is more accurate. Are we serious about this?
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Ana-Corina Bancila
Posted about 5 years ago
Is There a God?
This is not an argument to be even responded to in a debate! What do you mean by omnipotent? Semantically, this word was made up for the sake of generalization so it does not allow too much room for detailed explanations. If you say he is omnipotent, that means all powerful. I could say that about the Universe itself and not attributing it to a God (which by the way, you gave it a male function. Why isn't God a she?)
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Ana-Corina Bancila
Posted about 5 years ago
Is There a God?
Everyone has their own personal journeys. They don't necessarily involve God. The more personal you make the matter of God's existence, the less argument you have for it actually being real. Subjectivity is a no, no argument for a religion/science debate.
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Ana-Corina Bancila
Posted about 5 years ago
Dan Dennett: Let's teach religion -- all religion -- in schools
The innovation of Dennett'sidea lies in the fact that he suggets that religion should be studied from the perspective of natural phemomena. it is interesting to see Bobson's reaction in a context where Dennett himself thinks that, when making the proposition that only factual data of all religions should be spread among all of us, he did that particularily because of people who consider his proposal either totalitarian or comical. Intolerance amongst religions is always perpetrated because of the little knowledge religious groups have on other religious groups. One religion always thinks it has the better answer than all the others. And why is that? Because everybody has the right to their own opinion when interpreting a book as vague, subjective and metaphorical as the Bible, Koran, Tora, etc. But, fortunately, that does not make it fact, nor reality, nor truth. And no religious person should make claims of faith as being the "truth". Semantically, it is an oxymoron.