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by Lacewing
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25305

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...
by Lacewing
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: On-line personality
Replies: 309
Views: 25305

Re: On-line personality

I can't even imagine pretending to be someone I'm not. My lifelong investment in this current manifestation has given me a lot of "material" to work with. :D I'd rather explore and expand that, than pretend to be some divinely inspired hoohaw above all questioning... as so MANY seem to do. Hopefully...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Living Ones Philosophy
Replies: 42
Views: 3308

Re: Living Ones Philosophy

You think the Great Beast or society itself is magnificent. I think ALL OF CREATION is magnificent, Nick. I, too, have always followed my own path, NOT the path of a crowd. I am very individual... accomplishing things that break a lot of conventional rules/ideas... and I am a bit of a hermit. But I...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Living Ones Philosophy
Replies: 42
Views: 3308

Re: Living Ones Philosophy

Your idol is the Great Beast. /... My advantage over you is that I recognize it and do not have it as an idol What a thrilling fantasy for you. There is no Great Beast in my reality. But, as usual, you don't recognize your absurdity in TELLING ME what MY IDOL is. It's fascinating how much you must ...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Living Ones Philosophy
Replies: 42
Views: 3308

Re: Living Ones Philosophy

Why ridicule the minority? Oh yes... I forgot to include that you like to talk about "the few" who are able to do/recognize such-and-such... and of course you include yourself in these few... and no one else on this site is in that special few. We've heard it so many times from others. If only you ...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Living Ones Philosophy
Replies: 42
Views: 3308

Re: Living Ones Philosophy

... [same stuff over and over]... Seems like you're here to continually rant about what is wrong with everyone else, and what is wrong with the world, the trouble with this, the trouble with that, and all the blindness, and what saddens you, and what is required, and what is destroyed... hey... you...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is it difficult to trust people?
Replies: 26
Views: 2544

Re: Why is it difficult to trust people?

I must really be the odd man out, because my first reaction is to trust another person in what they tell me, but I usually don't give them any money till they prove to be reliable. It's only when they say or do something that I can determine is not true that I decide to not trust them, and unfortun...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How did knowing God change you?
Replies: 144
Views: 11495

Re: How did knowing God change you?

Hobbes' Choice wrote:I'm not sure if Walker even knows what he is typing, half the time it just looks like completely random shit Copy&Pasted off the Internet.
...and the other half comes directly from his brain. Manic Chihuahua yapping. Maybe he needs a cute little sweater to calm his nerves. :D
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?
Replies: 589
Views: 55143

Re: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?

Krishna has always been considered the most charismatic God in hinduism because he is the only one who was enlightened and still lived a life of a king. Very fascinating character. I like that! Not because it's living the life of royalty... but because it seems to demonstrate that nothing is more i...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?
Replies: 589
Views: 55143

Re: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?

Dontaskme wrote:it also likes to play the game of hide and seek with itself
Is there any greater importance on the hiding or the seeking... or is all balanced/equal?
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?
Replies: 589
Views: 55143

Re: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?

I have read Shankaracharya's advaitism extensively. And I can understand why people don't get it. However, the people who do, usually become hermits and lose all interest in materialistic life. They renounce everything and go live in the mountains with nature... Although I can see the appeal of thi...
by Lacewing
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?
Replies: 589
Views: 55143

Re: How did spirituality, belief in God and the continuing search for God change you?

...only direct seeing of embodied awareness will see this. You'll either see this or you won't, but it doesn't matter at all... really! Why not revel in being here... and the "forgetting" it entails? Why must there be some "known point" to strive towards, in order to move beyond this? "The one" can...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 54
Views: 8124

Re: Chocolate

thedoc wrote:I'm watching now, will there be a video...
I think we should follow the standard of this site and not provide any evidence. :twisted:
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why atheists compare God to santa
Replies: 353
Views: 27559

Re: Why atheists compare God to santa

Another purpose is practise; much as artists spend hours life drawing, or musicians practise scales, philosophers run through the reasoning of earlier thinkers to improve their skill. That's a good way to describe it. For all those who didn't have access to such things, they somehow blazed their ow...
by Lacewing
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Chocolate
Replies: 54
Views: 8124

Re: Chocolate

Dalek Prime wrote:What would you have me do?
I suppose... in some odd and twisted way you're perfect doing whatever it is you're doing. So I shall not try to change you... I shall only poke at you when it's fun to do so. 8)