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by Lacewing
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 651
Views: 7578

Re: The Myth of the Existential Crisis

I have continually made it KNOWN that what is happening NOW is PERFECT, EXACTLY HOW IT IS. This hostile malfunctioning horror show, on earth, when this is being written, is EXACTLY what children have endure and bear witness to. Is the malfunction (you've referred to above) perfection? What are you ...
by Lacewing
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Some can't see the forest for the trees, most can't see Christ for the Churches. That may be true of some people. It may also be true that people don't need to believe in a god to see beyond the limitations of many of those belief systems as they have been created and manipulated by man. Not sure h...
by Lacewing
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

The old saying is right: When people stop believing in God, they don't believe nothing ; instead, they believe anything. That makes no sense. Non belief in one thing does not result in belief in "anything". Some can't see the forest for the trees, most can't see Christ for the Churches. That may be...
by Lacewing
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:06 pm
The old saying is right: When people stop believing in God, they don't believe nothing; instead, they believe anything.
That makes no sense. Non belief in one thing does not result in belief in "anything".
by Lacewing
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: More thoughts about the existence of HELL
Replies: 26
Views: 140

Re: More thoughts about the existence of HELL

I think his style of communication is a direct consequence of his autism which is not something he can change So once I know that he cannot really change the way he communicates then I simply accept him for who he is I can be understanding about varying communication styles. Absurd claims are more ...
by Lacewing
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

A calling is one thing and an emotional delusion is another. I don't think you are aware of the difference. There is also the spiritual light of reality coming from above and the emotional light of imagination coming from below. I don't think you have ever experienced the difference. Your errors of...
by Lacewing
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Matthew 13 You don't understand these people. For you it is all the same and yes their ideas are divisive for the majority. There is no pearl of great price or ideas worth dying for. Then sometimes a person experiences them and that changes everything. Not believing in such things changes everythin...
by Lacewing
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: My views that 'hell' exists are based on sound, logical reasoning.
Replies: 60
Views: 348

Re: My views that 'hell' exists are based on sound, logical reasoning.

I'm just pointing out absurdity. But you have NOT pointed out 'absurdity' at all. 'you' just SEE and UNDERSTAND 'things' differently than 'I' do. Much of what you say is contrived absurdity. You can try to frame it as just "seeing/understanding things differently" so that you don't have to face wha...
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Matthew 13 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. You don't understand these people. For you it is all the same and yes their ideas are divisive for the majority. There ...
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

If you are right and it is just a story and we pick our own stories decided by what feels good, then you are right. Regardless of how our stories feel, we pick 'em and perpetuate them consciously or not. I'll stick with Plato regardless of how divisive it is assuming I can avoid the hemlock :D That...
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: My views that 'hell' exists are based on sound, logical reasoning.
Replies: 60
Views: 348

Re: My views that 'hell' exists are based on sound, logical reasoning.

And here is just one PRIME EXAMPLE of how 'hell' actually exists, through sound, logical reasoning. Isn't "hell" just a label? What exactly is it that actually exists? If human beings have agreed upon an area, and labeled that area 'hell', then 'hell' obviously exists, in that form. What form? Migh...
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

You're too full of stories, Nick. You just make up all kinds of shit that you can't see past. It's pointless to have any aware dialog with you because you're too busy crying about being hated as you claim to be part of a persecuted and sacred minority. Get over yourself. You're as much tangled up w...
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 651
Views: 7578

Re: The Myth of the Existential Crisis

Age wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:21 am
Sculptor wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:57 pm
I think it will all become clear if we can get some more clarity!
Well that is an EXTREMELY OBVIOUS proposition to make. Do you really think that this needs to be said, and shared?
Do you really think that anything you say needs to be said, and shared? :lol:
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Existential Crisis
Replies: 651
Views: 7578

Re: The Myth of the Existential Crisis

I asked you a clarifying question. AND, I asked you a clarifying question. The DIFFERENCE between the clarifying question was asked can be CLEARLY SEEN. ... Let us SEE if you WILL answer this Truly OPEN and VERY SIMPLE CLARIFYING question, THIS TIME. SO to be clear are you clarifying the clarificat...
by Lacewing
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 173
Views: 3231

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Nick_A wrote: ↑ Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:36 pm Christianity is only for the minority who have felt the reality of the human condition and its loss of meaning as it exists in them and seek to awaken to experience meaning the world cannot provide Who's fault is it that there's a "loss of meaning", consider...