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by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

The Great Beast offers its attractions to satisfy the need for meaning. All it asks is the sacrifice of our attraction to the pearl of great price. For some the sacrifice isn't worth it as they strive to experience objective meaning. If you are going to speak poetry without being specific, then you...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beauty and Brains in Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 131

Re: Beauty and Brains in Chess

Look at some of these women and tell me you could concentrate on the board with those eyes looking at you. http://chesscraft.blogspot.com/2011/09/14-most-beautiful-and-hottest-chess.html No problem. Don't all women flirt? You can bet those ladies won’t lose situational perspective. At least, not wi...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beauty and Brains in Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 131

Re: Beauty and Brains in Chess

Chess can be appreciated on several levels. There is a sensuality about the game for those who experience the movement within it provided by the interaction of the pieces. A beautiful woman experiencing the sensuality of the game through her intelligence is very attractive for a man. It may not be P...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beauty and Brains in Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 131

Re: Beauty and Brains in Chess

Load of sexist shit on here. Nick and 1 are the worst offenders (and have the nerve to post their crap on a philosophy site). Why the fuck would it be a 'rarity'? How are you defining intelligence anyway? Marilyn Monroe was very intelligent. One of the advantages of chess is that there is a way to ...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beauty and Brains in Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 131

Re: Beauty and Brains in Chess

Leaving a bit of cleavage uncovered could distract many male opponents :lol: Some of the women look as though they are simply dressing for comfort, and at least one other appears to have been the a glamour studio for a makeover for the occasion, which suits the tone of the article. It's not as thou...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Greta So God appears to be love, according to most believers, rather than meaning, although the latter is obviously more obscure. "God is love" makes more sense given that meaning can derive from love (and other things), but meaning is not love, and is not even necessary to feel love. Love has prima...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Of course the concept of God is real. God is meaning. Whatever satisfies your need for meaning is your God. If god is meaning and meaning is god then god means whatever you want it to mean which defaults to god meaning nothing! For many god is a weed! Bravo for pointing this out so succinctly! That...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beauty and Brains in Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 131

Re: Beauty and Brains in Chess

Well I agree with the author of the link who wrote: Whoever said chess is a boring sport will have regrets after seeing this list, they don't have any idea what it is like, facing lovely ladies, and enjoying a very beautiful game. The feminists will growl but the men will smile. Dr. Siegbert Tarrasc...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?
Replies: 13
Views: 103

Re: Is the concept of "God" necessary, let alone real?

Of course the concept of God is real. God is meaning. Whatever satisfies your need for meaning is your God. The Great Beast offers many possibilitres for providing meaning. Money, fame, sex, power etc all provide meaning. They are your gods. However there is a minority who need a source for the expe...
by Nick_A
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beauty and Brains in Chess
Replies: 21
Views: 131

Beauty and Brains in Chess

When I think of the great male chess grandmasters past and present, their beauty is the last thing on my mind. However there is a growing minority of gorgeous women who are advanced in the game. I don't see how I could play against one of these women and concentrate on the game. Look at some of thes...
by Nick_A
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values
Replies: 70
Views: 477

Re: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values

A simple misunderstanding. You seem to be describing higher cosciousness for Man which isn't really the God mind which I know of as the unity of three in one. No harm, no foul :) I guess I agree with the Hindu interpretation of what constitutes the God concept...even though I am not from that easte...
by Nick_A
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: What is a good substitute for sex (including masturbation)?
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: What is a good substitute for sex (including masturbation)?

There is no substitute for sex for a man. However you can eliminate the urge. For example force yourself to listen to loud recorded speeches by Hillary Clinton for three straight hours. That should destroy the desire for a woman.
by Nick_A
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values
Replies: 70
Views: 477

Re: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values

I'm on my way out but will return to it later. But one thing I'd like to caution you about is the idea of God mind and how it translates into modern New Age philosophy as "I am God." Nick, Maybe it's the way I write down my thoughts,and how those ideas are translated by others, but when I was refer...
by Nick_A
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Back to Infinity
Replies: 52
Views: 426

Re: Back to Infinity

Hi Alex Unfortunately nothing and everything are both members of the non-dual family of infinity and thus again point back to eternal and infinite being. Back at the start of our relativistic journey we feel exhausted and thus, eventually, we give in — but now we finally understand that infinity is ...
by Nick_A
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values
Replies: 70
Views: 477

Re: God or Man: the Source of Higher Values

A curious thing about the modern secular mind is that it preaches acceptance of outer differences in people like gender and color but does what it can to destroy those whose inner difference from them makes them uneasy. Yeah, I know, it's funny how that happens, it's like double standards, in that ...