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by Dubious
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 407
Views: 5878

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

...because within THIS universe the possibility existed. Ergo, here we are!
by Dubious
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 51
Views: 489

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

Satan is never ourselves; it's always the other guy.
by Dubious
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Wrong God
Replies: 299
Views: 3619

Re: The Wrong God

Get rid of this stupid god concept because that's all it is leading to nothing but stupid conclusions and half of the absurdity in the world will vanish. There should be enough in the remaining half to keep the human race in jeopardy.
by Dubious
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 48
Views: 548

Re: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle

All of the enlightenment crap is BS make for suckers who think there's wisdom in it. It's all just a chicken soup with added sodium for the soul kind of publishing business though a better title would be Enlightenment for Idiots because that's who it's for.
by Dubious
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 48
Views: 548

Re: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhard Tolle, the crowd-pleasing narcissistic philosopher with the biggest ego around, has jumped now on the "now" bandwagon. He is hard to summarize because he does not say anything ever. He utters flowery statements that make the more intelligent kinds of sentimental women swoon, but he is woefu...
by Dubious
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Joy of Battle
Replies: 32
Views: 503

Re: The Joy of Battle

Isn't that what sports is for the joy of battle by proxy. One adopts a team, usually the home team, and if it loses it's almost as if it were a personal insult.
by Dubious
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Death
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Death

bahman wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Frank N Stein wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:58 am
bahman wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:53 pm

If she is not in peace then she is either in Heaven or Hell. There is nothing you can do about it.

How very tactful of you.
Heaven isn't peaceful?
Heaven is the place of joy.

...as long as you never get used to it.
by Dubious
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha (c. 563-483 BCE)

...and so should all wishing to seek enlightenment find a tree of their choice to sit under then patiently wait to see what incubates before it's too late and all the trees are gone! :twisted:
by Dubious
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

There is nothing to argue. Finally one point on which we agree. Socrates was an examiner, one open to discussion ready to concede some good points made by others. He was open, ready to debate and not detour from questions which deserve examination. You are the total opposite of all your intellectua...
by Dubious
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

dubious As mentioned a number of times, your ingrained views of what constitutes wisdom, insight, enlightenment is more akin to mental claustrophobia, to a solitary confinement of spirit than to any open spaces constituting a balanced version of human experience. There's nothing more for me to say....
by Dubious
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

The supremacy of Man will not be defined in the universal perspective by the quality of animal Man in Plato’s cave. The quality of the being of Man will be defined by conscious Man or Man’s origin not trapped in Plato’s cave and its relation to our Source. Whatever you say! I'm not willing to go pa...
by Dubious
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

How do you define supreme? The cockroach existed long before man and will be here after Man is gone. Does that mke the cockroach supreme. I merely reponded to your easily understood and direct expression “challenging the supremacy of man”. If you meant something else by the term, it’s not up to me ...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

I value universalism and well aware how and why these ideas must be hated since they challenge the supremacy of Man. Man is supreme in any event. He may be the supreme fuck-up and hurl himself into oblivion's darkest corner but what’s here to challenge him in the meantime? Assuming he adopts your a...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

Dubious Whereas Plato was often brilliant this kind of twenty-five hundred year old logic has long ceased to hold up and frankly doesn't always come across as particularly insightful or useful. This archaic quality of reason came up with the idea of forms. This means within the GOOD, there are form...
by Dubious
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Mankind its Downfall
Replies: 66
Views: 1611

Re: Mankind its Downfall

It seems to me that "reality as it is", the way it has affirmed itself as a societal creature is precisely what Simone Weil was criticizing. There are different realities, not just one or two. Weil simply envisioned one which was more individual then collective. There is really nothing new in this....