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by Lacewing
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theists: What is NOT of God?
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Re: Theists: What is NOT of God?

Harbal wrote:
Lacewing wrote: As always... non-theists are welcome to chime in. :)
I can't think of anything to say on the subject so I just popped in to say hello. :wink:
Excellent!

And a cheery hello to you too! :D
by Lacewing
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theists: What is NOT of God?
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Theists: What is NOT of God?

Theists typically seem to have definite ideas about what is not of God as they argue about what ultimately IS and what ultimately SHOULD be. Personally, I think such arguments are heavily intoxicated with ones own limited and self-serving interpretations and judgments. So I'm wondering if this simpl...
by Lacewing
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

Harbal wrote:The hat is, in fact, a mortar board and I tend to only wear it, along with my gown, in private by special request.
Intriguing!!
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

But don't you find, at least some of the time, that you're imagination tends to invent physical forms to go with the personalities of the posters? I find it particularly so when there is an avatar, I can't help being influenced by it. Well... I tend to think that you look exactly like your avatar (...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

Walker wrote:I know you're a nice person.
Thanks.

For what it's worth, I embrace "yes" to an uncommon degree. 8)
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Did the universe just appear or is there a Creator?
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Did the universe just appear or is there a Creator?

Did the universe just appear or is there a Creator? What do you think? Just because the reality of humans involves beginnings and endings, and ourselves as "creators" with our creations, doesn't mean that's an ultimate framework for ALL which we are unaware of. What's beyond our known world may rea...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

I know things that other people don’t know, and I can see the errors when people talk about those things. Anyone could say or think this (and MANY do)... it means nothing. We're not talking about proven facts. We're talking about your own perspective. That is not the universe. Your perspective is n...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

Your only reaction is to say No. Where are you coming up with this? You know what? I'm going to take the time. I'm going to assume you are not being a jerk. Hang-on, I'll explain. It likely will be tedious and boring. Walker, you know NOTHING about me... so I don't know what you think you're talkin...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

consider that I or anyone else knows exactly what we're doing. Do you consider that others know exactly what they are doing? Do you read and abide by your own words for others? Or do you see yourself in a position of knowing... and others in a position of fault? Your only reaction is to say No. Whe...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

Walker wrote:If you're honest about it, my tone of knowing and confidence is what really pisses you off.
You don't seem to know that you don't know. That kind of ignorance and arrogance is tiresome. You seem thoroughly impressed with yourself... so at least you have one fan. :D
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

I notice your deal is to insult people, get a reaction, then call the reaction ego-attachment. I relate to much of what sthitapragya challenges people with. I appreciate his direct and appropriately relentless approach. It appears to me that he wants people to question themselves and their thinking...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

In response to Harbal... And I'm thankful for that, Lacewing, you're lovely just the way you are. I feel the love! As our presence here is represented solely as text on a screen and is our only source of information about each other, would it be fair to say that we are just a group of interacting mi...
by Lacewing
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

I'm seeing a merging of my online personality with my daily one. If anything, I'm more 'philosophically aggressive' in daily life than I was, so my online self is spilling over into daily life. Me too, to some degree. Not so much in my typical day-to-day interactions... but when people are being sh...
by Lacewing
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

I see the name “Lacewing,” but my mind hears “Tootsie.” Don’t really know why but it makes me smile. I see the name "Walker" and think, "Oh great, more convoluted blabbing of madness and nonsense masquerading as if it were some kind of unique wisdom." I skip over the post without reading further an...
by Lacewing
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25304

Re: On-line personality

And while this may seem vague, it is actually the crux of the everything from which philosophy is a conceptual subset. :lol: You'd be surprised how much and how little actually needs to be done. :lol: :lol: Right now, near as I can tell, any need to continue the thread will become obvious. Oh, good...