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by madera
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Are There ‘Other’ Ways of Knowing?
Replies: 30
Views: 4342

Re: Are There ‘Other’ Ways of Knowing?

I'm retired. In don't use fancy words, I speak from experience. I dont know why you asked what kind of job IHave. Whats it got to do with this conversation? quote]Let me ask once again: how do you put things into irl context? I ask people their job, because they usually have a very low wage job, th...
by madera
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: The Low Morale Among the People in Modern Society
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Re: The Low Morale Among the People in Modern Society

For the past few months, I have noticed, and I have been noticing continually the complete low morality among many people that I encounter every day. I've been consciously aware of this a lot more, ever since when I was in a period of depression and alienation among other peoples (which took place ...
by madera
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 4526

Re: Is Judging Islamic Culture Possible?

First of all I'll start by saying I hate this form and am reluctant to participate in it. I wish it was one where authors of articles in the magazine take part. But then I understand why they might not join in, because of some of the nonsensical, lamebrain arguments they might or could find themsel...
by madera
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Are There ‘Other’ Ways of Knowing?
Replies: 30
Views: 4342

Re: Are There ‘Other’ Ways of Knowing?

Knowing means nothing if the person does not change In stature, including a complete change emotionaly and spiritualy and a mind free of stress and all anxiety,., all other ways of knowing are deceptive., ps And morally. So we must change each time we read something new? ..that's nonsens! Who reads...
by madera
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Bible by Various
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: The Bible by Various

morganna swish wrote:
madera23 wrote:That is a demonic statement....
Please expand.
I was referring to this statement.
"Our reviewer Les Reid finds The Holy Bible to be wholly unreliable."
by madera
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Will Our Self-Loathing Lead to a Spiritual Experience?
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Will Our Self-Loathing Lead to a Spiritual Experience?

. - either way, its called judging which is a sin for that is playing God who is judge. This is an odd statement , if this is your reaction to my post. I'm not that familiar with your perspectives but it would be difficult to imagine a human being that is not capable of judgement either on an emoti...
by madera
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Will Our Self-Loathing Lead to a Spiritual Experience?
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: Will Our Self-Loathing Lead to a Spiritual Experience?

. - either way, its called judging which is a sin for that is playing God who is judge. This is an odd statement , if this is your reaction to my post. I'm not that familiar with your perspectives but it would be difficult to imagine a human being that is not capable of judgement either on an emoti...
by madera
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Misconceiving Truth
Replies: 205
Views: 23940

Re: Misconceiving Truth

There are those who want to know the truth, but many of them have not found it. They become frustrated and depressed. They are polarized into two directions: to either give up or self-destruct, as the journey is truly dark and is full of paradoxes and illusions that perplexes and at times depress p...
by madera
Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Pride
Replies: 36
Views: 9024

Re: Pride

"Pride cometh before the fall". No it doesn't not in the Bible and hence nowhere it should actually matter if you use that quote: no matter how many times I see that misquoted it never gets old. :P "Pride cometh before destruction, and a haughty spirit before the fall." It's as Quoted that verbatum...
by madera
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Despair as an imperative for change
Replies: 26
Views: 3707

Re: Despair as an imperative for change

Well I don't believe in either God, devils, santa claus, the easter bunny nor souls, and so the breath of God is absolutely unintelligible to me, for the sake of story I hope he had brushed his teeth before he decided to share his smells with me ^^ From my perspective obviously I don't have a soul ...
by madera
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: signs of the End Times.
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Re: signs of the End Times.

bobevenson wrote:
madera wrote:The end is near.
But the book of Revelation is eternal.
The end of most of this generation, not the world.
by madera
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Despair as an imperative for change
Replies: 26
Views: 3707

Re: Despair as an imperative for change

Sorry but I have no understanding or sympathy for theistic mysticism. Do you have a non-religious explanation of what you mean? Just want to say that you were not rejecting yourself, you were rejecting an entity that you think is yourself. That is, the sentence above. What entity? Why would I merel...
by madera
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Despair as an imperative for change
Replies: 26
Views: 3707

Re: Despair as an imperative for change

Words, words. That's quite rude. May I ask why you are being rude? Have you overcome your despair? I'm currently not feeling any despair, and I don't know what despair you are talking about. If so, what have you learned from it? I once was in a very deeply despairing situation. I overcame it by rat...
by madera
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: signs of the End Times.
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

Re: signs of the End Times.

Well, first of all, the term "prophecy" as applied to the book of Revelation is defined as a divinely-inspired utterance, not a prediction. Secondly, the book of Revelation concerns the past, the present and the future, not the end. It concerns the eternal struggle between good and evil as depicted...
by madera
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Pride
Replies: 36
Views: 9024

Re: Pride

Pride in excess can be regarded as imprudent, an immoral characteristic, or it can be seen as noble and upright. Aristotle considered pride as behavior showing high moral standards, yet both ancient Greek and biblical thought deplored what they referred to as "excessive pride or hubris". Pride is o...