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by Nick_A
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday America
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Happy Birthday America

https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/09/a-republic-if-you-can-keep-it/ “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” September 8, 2016 by Danna Bell This post was written by Lee Ann Potter, the Director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress. re-pub-lic ri-pə-blik noun a (1) : a government having a ch...
by Nick_A
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1705

Re: The Evolution of Religion

sculptor From Plato's Cave [Socrates] And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the cave, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would be needed to acquire this new habi...
by Nick_A
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1705

Re: The Evolution of Religion

secularized religion is a subjective man made creation from below. It has good points which enable it to serve as a policeman in society. Like rat poison it is 98% good corn. It is the arsenic that kills. It is man made interpretations that destroy what religion is capable of. The transcendent origi...
by Nick_A
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1705

Re: The Evolution of Religion

Religion is a relative term. Like love and art for example, the same word has several emotional connotations. The same word used to express the teachings of Christ is used to express the Spanish Inquisition. Our species cannot consciously evolve through the facts of science or sensory experiences. I...
by Nick_A
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1705

Re: The Evolution of Religion

Nick wrote: If Jesus asked "why call me good" isn't it better to just throw in the towel and admit objective good does not refer to us but is just an ideal humanity can evolve towards, a quality of the ONE. It is indeed. I am not sure what you mean by "the ONE . I'd say I want to evolve towards bei...
by Nick_A
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Wholeness and Fragmentation
Replies: 205
Views: 3412

Re: Wholeness and Fragmentation

“To understand the whole, it is necessary to understand the parts. To understand the parts, it is necessary to understand the whole. Such is the circle of understanding. We move from part to whole and back again, and in that dance of comprehension, in that amazing circle of understanding, we come a...
by Nick_A
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1705

Re: The Evolution of Religion

According to Einstein the next step in the evolution of religion is becoming open to universal conscience for those capable of transcending subjective secular morality. Do you have a reference for that? Read What Einstein wrote in the OP. Religion began on the surface primarily as a religion of fea...
by Nick_A
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Evolution of Religion
Replies: 142
Views: 1705

Re: The Evolution of Religion

According to Einstein the next step in the evolution of religion is becoming open to universal conscience for those capable of transcending subjective secular morality. But then opening to conscience invites a higher level of consciousness than our normal dual reactions to the world we function in. ...
by Nick_A
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 43
Views: 447

Re: Beyond Humanism?

What matters is to identify the Beast. The Beast manifests as exploiters of other people for their own personal profit and glory. Religious persons are sometimes among the legions of the Beast. To be fully human an individual has to participate in identifying and combating the Beast. Thus far, Nick...
by Nick_A
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 43
Views: 447

Re: Beyond Humanism?

What matters is to identify the Beast. The Beast manifests as exploiters of other people for their own personal profit and glory. Religious persons are sometimes among the legions of the Beast. To be fully human an individual has to participate in identifying and combating the Beast. Thus far, Nick...
by Nick_A
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 43
Views: 447

Re: Beyond Humanism?

William I think that the problem with the idea is that it is focused upon an impossible outcome. Human beings are unable to agree 100% on anything. This appears to be because the nature of our form [human] is designed specifically to hold consciousness within a particular parameter of the individuat...
by Nick_A
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Beyond Humanism?
Replies: 43
Views: 447

Re: Beyond Humanism?

Owl of Minerva and belinda Reason cannot get past the relativities of duality; either/or cannot be perceived as both; as non-dual. That is why it is thought that God cannot be perceived by reason. The choice is always either this or that view only, in any opinion being expressed, and defended, which...
by Nick_A
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1890

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

Nick: We live by attitudes and not reason. People are not born with Attitudes, they have no relation to the personality that one is born with, the personality does not change, unless there is neurological brain damage. Attitude arises according to how the person is treated. Therefore it’s wise to r...
by Nick_A
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone...beer virus humor, etc. (post your own)
Replies: 562
Views: 6762

Re: "I never once wore a mask anywhere."

henry quirk wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:53 am
Me neither.
masks have proven inadequate Women will now be obligated to wear a burka and cover the body as well as the face. In the cause of safety they will lead the way into the future
by Nick_A
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism
Replies: 76
Views: 1890

Re: Interesting to see how this forum devolved into practicing cannibalism

I find two types of participants in this forum. No, it's three. No, it's four. Okay, let's go with four. 1. The egocentric arguer -- the guy or girl who thinks the game is to show oneself to be "smart" in some way, or to "zing" other people with this or that insult or one-liner, and thus to reveal ...