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by Systematic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

What if, instead of seeking specific "truth"... we sought to eliminate/reject obvious lies? Is that possible? :lol: Then see what's left? Awesome. I actually hadn't thought of that. What are some obvious lies? I'll start: The Earth is flat. Slavery is good for slaves. And we could do some obvious t...
by Systematic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

What if, instead of seeking specific "truth"... we sought to eliminate/reject obvious lies? Is that possible? :lol: Then see what's left? Awesome. I actually hadn't thought of that. What are some obvious lies? I'll start: The Earth is flat. Slavery is good for slaves. And we could do some obvious t...
by Systematic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Has Britain Become a Territory?
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Has Britain Become a Territory?

The UK remains subject to EU law and remains part of the EU customs union and single market during the transition, but is no longer part of the EU's political bodies or institutions. Read that after googling this: Is Britain still part of the EU? If it is just a transition (that is temporary), it mi...
by Systematic
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Are you stroking me for some devious reason? I noted that you have found some wise actions or habits. And I am going on that as a fact. In my epistemological theory, the point of wise thought is wise action. I think that you have wise action, so I wonder what the wise thoughts were behind the actio...
by Systematic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

OK, so what is the ideal of Christianity, if not being kind to others? And what about my other assertion: Would an ideal, expressed over centuries or even millenia, cause a biological change down to the DNA? Christianity is what you make it. Look in the Book, you can find anything you want there, a...
by Systematic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

How do you keep other people's trip from becoming your trip? Or how do you keep your own vibration? I seem to have great difficulty with actually doing that. Do you just avoid narcissists? Do you seek out people with good vibrations? Well, it can be an ongoing challenge for sure. I avoid being arou...
by Systematic
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Be kind one to another. Forgiving one another. Be kind to your neighbor as yourself. What if you are feeling suicidal? Don't sleep with your neighbor's wife while he is away. Do it whilst he watches? Give to him who asks of you. And let him borrow from you who would. Neither a borrower nor a lender...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

I've expressed what works well in my experience. I do this to demonstrate yet another view/path/choice, in contrast to people who claim that their path is the one, true, correct path for everyone. Such people apparently have no idea what ELSE there is, and appear to lack the awareness to fathom bro...
by Systematic
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

There are no morals in evolution. It's just a biological mechanism. It doesn't "care" about kindness, and isn't even capable of doing so. There are no morals in natural selection; in selective breeding, there are. If I were given the option, I would prefer selective breeding for intelligence rather...
by Systematic
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

If I could figure out how, I would be like Elon Musk or like Steve Jobs or like Leonardo DaVinci. The best I know about at the moment is epistemology, so I intend to push that further if I can. Well, all of that could be fascinating. I think being a homeless wandering sage could be fascinating with...
by Systematic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10060

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

I was more hoping for a description of your dealing with the world as it is concept. How does it work? Or, rather, how do you work it? In regard to my individual experience, I see life and the world in many ways, I suppose: a playground, a gift, a game, a stage, a dance, and a masterpiece providing...
by Systematic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

I read matt years ago, did not see that, but welcome your views of how you did see this. Another thing about Matthew is that in parts he seems to be talking about people by their Roman Zodiac sign. Sheep = Aries; Goat = Capricorn; Virgin = Virgo; The master who pays everyone the same wage = Libra. ...
by Systematic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

A little off topic (I don't know if you are a Christian or not - you may have told me prior and i forget). do you have a favorite work and if so why so. I have 3 favs, but if forced to 1 it would be Jonah, with Amos nearly tied. and Job a close 3rd. ......... then Mark. - i like The Apocalypse too ...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

Wanted some insight into the Gospel of Matthew. OK gaffo; I'm going to need a recess if I am to provide evidence of my conjecture. I don't exactly remember chapter and verse for everything. Also, like you said, Matthew was presumably raised in the Jewish tradition; therefore, if Jesus truly wanted ...
by Systematic
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

I read matt years ago, did not see that, but welcome your views of how you did see this. thanks for reply sir! yes i know of a couple of others - there even more - but i know of Gosp of Thomas, and Gosp of Peter (only one extant 3/4's remnant via Nag Hamadi?) - not read the latter, but did the form...