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God (Ask Me Anything)

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Sherapy
Just now, Mark Sanders said:

Yes I am talking facts. But facts do not directly imply causality we might be stuck with correlation and probability.

Okay, thanks. 

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XenoFish
43 minutes ago, Sherapy said:

X.  What is the inspiration for the  new avatars as of late?

I get tired of seeing the same thing all the time. Plus I liked the way it looked. 

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Skirnum

Without the unknown we can learn nothing. Without the unknown, everything would have been known from birth to death. It seems to me that we are born open, but that most people close themselves in with their limited ideas as they think they understand life.

In Old Norse mythology, Loki is a picture of the closed mind and heart. Loki is one who turns his cloak after the wind and thus is seen as an effect only of his rational mind. But Loki never got to know or to feel the unknown.

To accept the unknown as a reality are of the logical kind. Then it is also possible to get to know the unknown, because that is the nature of experience. But one have to experience the unknown, in the same way that one must taste a strawberry. A story can do nothing but stir the imagination, which can lead to many kinds of beliefs. One must experience for oneself and to do that we must seek . In order to seek, one must be open to the unknown.

 

Seek and find  :-)

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Hammerclaw

Ah, cryptic conundrums and cotton candy mysticism. i'll make popcorn. Seriously, I noticed how quickly specificity devolved into vague generalities. 

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Sherapy
6 minutes ago, iridescence said:

Nietzsche said "God is dead". What if god is death?

Have you read his works?

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Sherapy
3 minutes ago, iridescence said:

I've read "Beyond Good and Evil" but that happened a long time ago. Why?

Just curious, like to know who the readers of philosophy are have you read Gay Science?

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Hammerclaw

Has anyone read Micrososmic God by Theodore Sturgeon?

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Habitat
5 hours ago, XenoFish said:

The door is closed because after 20 or so years of testing God, there was nothing. No angels, no demons, no spirits, nothing but figments of the human imagination. I did more than most people in regards to faith. The result, disappointment. 

Not this dumb schiessen again ? Why did you go 20 years instead of 19 ? You like round numbers ?

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Guyver
5 hours ago, iridescence said:

Nietzsche said "God is dead". What if god is death?

Very interesting question.  According to physics....death should be the end of the universe, if it be a closed system.

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Guyver
2 hours ago, Hammerclaw said:

Has anyone read Micrososmic God by Theodore Sturgeon?

Nope.  Did you mean Spurgeon?

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Guyver

What’s with all these weird book remomendations?  Can’t you make a point off what you have read?

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Guyver

If I were to ask God an interesting question right now....I would ask, do we live on after we die in these bodies?

What do you think Mark?

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XenoFish
3 minutes ago, Guyver said:

What’s with all these weird book remomendations?  Can’t you make a point off what you have read?

Is making a point on UM possible?

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Guyver
2 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Is making a point on UM possible?

Of course.

Its just that soon after you make, people will start talking about people again....or something beside your point.

Sigh.

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Hammerclaw
26 minutes ago, Guyver said:

Nope.  Did you mean Spurgeon?

No that's the correct spelling.

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joc
15 hours ago, Mark Sanders said:

Ask me anything

The age old question:

If God is all powerful...can he create a rock to heavy for him to lift?

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Guyver
17 minutes ago, Hammerclaw said:

No that's the correct spelling.

Not familiar with it.  What was your take-away?

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XenoFish
38 minutes ago, Guyver said:

Of course.

Its just that soon after you make, people will start talking about people again....or something beside your point.

Sigh.

Even when you make a valid point there is always someone to try an shoot it down. 

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Guyver
15 minutes ago, joc said:

The age old question:

If God is all powerful...can he create a rock to heavy for him to lift?

Really?  Weak.  What do you think....if you could make it....could you figure out a way to lift it?  Bettcha could.  Ancient humans figured out how lift and move carved stones weighing dozens of tons.  Up to 120 if memory serves.

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Guyver
Just now, XenoFish said:

Even when you make a valid point there is always someone to try an shoot it down. 

Well, that is true.

And, I don’t mind that if people are making logical arguments because it gives you something to think about and apply your understanding or research it for yourself - thereby learning something new.

What bothers me is when people use this place to inflate their egos...or gain affirmation.  

I get that we all have issues....and would like to work through them....but stroking one’s ego is not going to help that.

Anyway...that’s how I see it.

 

 

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XenoFish
2 minutes ago, Guyver said:

Well, that is true.

And, I don’t mind that if people are making logical arguments because it gives you something to think about and apply your understanding or research it for yourself - thereby learning something new.

What bothers me is when people use this place to inflate their egos...or gain affirmation.  

I get that we all have issues....and would like to work through them....but stroking one’s ego is not going to help that.

Anyway...that’s how I see it.

 

 

Post your opinion and walk away. If people don't agree that's fine, if people question and want to discuss that's fine too. As for everyone else, meh. 

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Tuco's Gas
16 hours ago, Mark Sanders said:

It is my presumption that the notion of God(no matter the tradition) comes from a deep understanding of duality, the paradox it brings and how it plays out in life. Of course my understanding is limited as a human being but I have delved deep enough into the mysteries to know a bit more then the ordinary bloke. I invite you all to take a stab to see how long I can remain compelling.

Actually ancient mankind first invented the notion of gods (No capitalization is needed nor warranted) to explain natural occurrences of nature like thunder and lightning.  This, eons before his homo sapien successors began wrangling with lofty notions like duality and existentialism. 

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Mr Walker
8 hours ago, XenoFish said:

There is no truth to religion. It is only a belief. A belief that people often wish to validate using science. I had thought about cutting believers some slack, be a bit more understanding in regards to their faith. I see now such a stance would be a mistake on my part. 

This implies that you think beliefs cannot be true.

Plus you say only a belief, when beliefs are (arguably) the most powerful component of humans, as individuals and as a species.

Ie it is our beliefs which make us who/what we are ( as individuals and as a species) , not our physical biology.   

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joc
1 hour ago, Guyver said:

Really?  Weak.  What do you think....if you could make it....could you figure out a way to lift it?  Bettcha could.  Ancient humans figured out how lift and move carved stones weighing dozens of tons.  Up to 120 if memory serves.

It's an argument against being All Powerful...

If you can create a rock too heavy for you to lift...then you are not all powerful....because you cannot lift the rock.

If you cannot create a rock too heavy for you to lift...then you are not all powerful...because you cannot create a rock too heavy for you to lift.

It's a silly question...we're done.

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Habitat

There is no rock too heavy to lift, something is holding it right now !

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