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by Greta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Greta Do you believe in any kind of afterlife? Yes, but it would be hard to explain in a post. However if you are open to what Meister Eckhart writes it will provide a foundation. The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent and hard-working farmer, it will thrive and grow up to God, whose seed i...
by Greta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6579

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

"even if we can't prevent the forces of tyranny from prevailing, we can at least "understand the force by which we are crushed." Simone Weil One way of preventing the forces of tyranny from prevailing is to not vote for the biggest autocrat and environmental vandal! The claim about freedom and avoi...
by Greta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 93
Views: 1372

Re: Secular Spirituality

Conde, I have made clear what I see as secular spirituality. I would rather not have the Wiki article attributed to me - I happen to have my own mind which means that my version of secular spirituality does not coincide with Wikipedia's. Why are you attributing things I haven't said to me? Why try t...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Self-centeredness
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Self-centeredness

It does get boring. So then you start looking outside for something more fresh. Then that becomes troublesome so you retreat and relate the new info back to the self and then do some recontextualising, perhaps something akin to -1-'s post. Then that becomes boring and ... :D Express. Be impressed up...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6579

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Yes, I judge you as a Trump fan. How can you support someone so dodgy, who is such a liar and so keenly destructive of nature at a time when ecosystems are in trouble? How can you support a secular progressive philosophy which seeks to create subservient slaves of the Great Beast and the loss of th...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 93
Views: 1372

Re: Secular Spirituality

For those at a back of the classroom who may have missed some earlier comments: ... I see spirituality as everyday , something that all but the most damaged routinely engage in. Kindness, consideration, amiability, cooperativeness, empathising, nurturing, defending, supporting, entertaining, listeni...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 93
Views: 1372

Re: Secular Spirituality

Whatever humanity is, it's far closer to eusocial organisation than any other organisational model. Neither you nor Dubious will be able to point to any organisational model in nature that is even nearly as close to the way humans organise themselves as eusociality. Basically, humanity is developin...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 93
Views: 1372

Re: Secular Spirituality

Are Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Max Tegmark and Roger Penrose new agers? If so, then I agree with you that New Age romanticism and secular spirituality are synonymous. Seriously, why paint with such a broad brush? I thought you'd be more rigorous. At least the 3 first names, w...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6579

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Yes, I judge you as a Trump fan. How can you support someone so dodgy, who is such a liar and so keenly destructive of nature at a time when ecosystems are in trouble?
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6579

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Alas, he is more unpleasant than not so, yes, I take your point Eod :lol:
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Greta Actually Nicholas, I'm talking about the applicability of different methodologies for personal growth aka transcendence. If there is another level of existence, another dimension where the lucky ones go to after death, then all of the religions seem to agree that doing good works brings peopl...
by Greta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums
Replies: 362
Views: 6579

Re: Verbal abuse and cyber-bullying on Philosophy Now forums

Aww Eodnhoj7, I was hoping to stay off the point of the OP - that horse has well and truly been flogged (and it turned out just to be a guy in a horsey suit anyway) and I quite enjoy dimensional chit chat :) Just start a thread in the metaphysics or math section on whatever topic you can think of, ...
by Greta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 93
Views: 1372

Re: Secular Spirituality

Marjoram-Blues wrote: I think there is a suggestion of playing the devil's advocate. A useful tool to enable further clarification of thought for the sake of debate. I agree that devil's advocate is a useful tool. Yeah, I noticed already. My sweet honey-tongued spirit medium and guide told me to lo...
by Greta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"
Replies: 349
Views: 12452

Re: Leibniz's mill and the "Hard problem of consciousness"

I can jump back and forth between the two thinking modes. Actually I mostly tend to be a dualist in my everyday life too, no one has an idea that I think differently because I don't show it. But there is no middle ground, the two ways of thinking are fundamentally incompatible. And there is only on...
by Greta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives
Replies: 110
Views: 1964

Re: Scapegoats for Secular Progressives

Greta, there is study of a sort of religious unity. It's the theory of the Axial age by Karl Jaspers. The study is historically not theologically based. I'd like to see a structured study that also included nonreligious philosophies, including Taosism, Communism, materialism and so forth. What do a...