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by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

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"ET's work is used by cognitive therapists but they are not libertarians' favourite people and, thus, not yours." I don't know anything about cognitive therapy or what Libertarians or other libertarians think of cognitive therapy. As with you, I don't know anything about progressives or "liberals" ...
by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 36
Views: 389

Re: Einstein on the train

Thank you Greta. Yeah, there's a whole chapter on time in the book (had to leave something out, or no one would buy the bloody thing.) It leaves you free to go hard into the nitty gritty of time in your next publication! The irony is that the chapter on time is 'Einstein on the train', which is the...
by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

I'm thinking that we have two possibilities to ease away from Iron Age language: 1. God might be order and Satan, chaos. However, since total order is stasis and, as far as we're concerned, stasis is not all that great, then. 2. God is a productive balance of order and chaos while Satan is imbalance...
by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

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henry quirk wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:43 am
"All ET does is provide some tools and th' like ti sort out yer mind."

Snake oil.
Then again, you consider just about anything that's not related to your ideals as snake oil. ET's work is used by cognitive therapists but they are not libertarians' favourite people and, thus, not yours.
by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

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Can't get out? Then invest in beer: damn sight better than Tolle. 🤮 Zest for life, Greta: just zest for life. Not seein' that in yer sugarplum. Never said they shouldn't: i favor the free market...sell that snake oil...I'm just sayin': if you're life is wantin', Tolle ain't the guy to make it right...
by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

ET is just a guy who worked out how to stay calm

If city life makes you crazy: Get. Out. Of. The. City. Don't give money to a con man who'll feed you horse manure. And -- yeah -- Bill O'Reilly is another overpaid conman/hack which really ain't got nuthin' to do with the the heap of dirt on the table, that bein' E. Tolle. Not so easy to Get. Out. ...
by Greta
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Are you superstitious about your birthday?
Replies: 15
Views: 553

Re: Are you superstitious about your birthday?

Each birthday feels like a landmark for me, where I feel incredibly grateful that somehow I am still alive and well, touch wood, which brings me to my superstition - complacency. After saying that I am alive and well I must follow with "touch wood" and then do so, but in a pinch I will touch my head...
by Greta
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle

Henry, your con man who liked Tolle no more reflects on the latter than Charles Manson's use of the song Blackbird reflected on Paul McCartney'. When you put a product out there, you can't control how it is consumed, nor should you be able to. Also, a sample size of is not very convincing. Many peop...
by Greta
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle

Superseded. See below.
by Greta
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle
Replies: 35
Views: 407

Re: The Power of Now - by Eckhart Tolle

I think Eckhart is delightful. I like the way he thinks and how he is an oasis of calm and serenity in a world full of big attitudes and egos.
by Greta
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: POSTMODERNISM - AMERICA'S ENEMY WITH
Replies: 48
Views: 658

Re: POSTMODERNISM - AMERICA'S ENEMY WITH

Good Grief ! What a pile of woolley codswallop, Greta ! Are you seriously asking members of this forum to accept your claim that there is a "Greta Spirit" that is, in fact, comprised of smaller, "sub-Greta Spirits" and that the "Greta Spirit" is itself, indeed, a component of some larger Spiritual ...
by Greta
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 36
Views: 389

Re: Einstein on the train

Brilliant work, William, and genuinely useful for science fans due to the material's clarity and tendency to fill those little gaps often left out in other explanations. There's much in there to think about. The way the universe and atoms came about is killer info! Is this your masterwork or do you...
by Greta
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypocrisy against women
Replies: 26
Views: 353

Re: Hypocrisy against women

I thnink the world needs more whores. Both male and female. We have contraceptives now - who cares? Fuck away. :lol: I don't care either, but it's worth spelling out that women too need to consider which men are most likely to engage in extracurricular behaviour, and whether faithfulness/ownership ...
by Greta
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Einstein on the train
Replies: 36
Views: 389

Re: Einstein on the train

Brilliant work, William, and genuinely useful for science fans due to the material's clarity and tendency to fill those little gaps often left out in other explanations. There's much in there to think about. The way the universe and atoms came about is killer info! Is this your masterwork or do you ...
by Greta
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: POSTMODERNISM - AMERICA'S ENEMY WITH
Replies: 48
Views: 658

Re: POSTMODERNISM - AMERICA'S ENEMY WITH

I don't have a problem with the God concept. Who knows? What if this is not the first universe but the billionth? What if evolution in even one of those universes produced beings that managed to keep transcending every challenge the cosmos threw at them until they achieved a form capable of survivi...