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by Greta
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers
Replies: 27
Views: 342

Re: Jordan Peterson: Atheists Are Murderers

What if you don't want to murder? I mean, is there anything even remotely appealing about killing a person or other animal? Do you really need to have a reason not to murder? Do you guys personally need a reason or metaphysical basis for not murdering?? I can appreciate that some ideologies can be b...
by Greta
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

wise post concur Madam! - if you were here with me, we could share a beer. since you are not (where are you - maybe asking is none of my business? - fogged over a few beers, think you may be an Aussie) Australian, but not much keen on beer, though. It only makes sense that during some periods we ar...
by Greta
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

... any consciousness which demands value in existence. Those who need to know are clearly not happy. You don't question existence when you are happy with it. In that case life's purpose feels self-evident - a gift in which we can revel. When life sucks, one might reasonably wonder if there's a poi...
by Greta
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What was the most embarrassing moment in your life
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: What was the most embarrassing moment in your life

All of it. Atto, that is pretty embarrassing. I do remember the band struggling to carry its gear up two flights of stairs because the bar manager would not let us carry it through the bar (even though the night crowds hadn't arrived). As I stumbled up the steps I was swearing about what an utter, ...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What was the most embarrassing moment in your life
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: What was the most embarrassing moment in your life

All of it. Atto, that is pretty embarrassing. I do remember the band struggling to carry its gear up two flights of stairs because the bar manager would not let us carry it through the bar (even though the night crowds hadn't arrived). As I stumbled up the steps I was swearing about what an utter, u...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE'S VIEWS.
Replies: 134
Views: 1236

Re: RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE'S VIEWS.

Did you know that the organs in our bodies compete for oxygen?

A bit like people on internet forums, metaphorically speaking.
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

I have no baseline from which to even begin to describe them. Except - patterns! Yes, patterns are incredibly fundamental, as noted by Plato et al. That's what's happening in our heads - dynamic configurations of neuronal activity that shaped previous dynamic configurations (conditioning) like a ri...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Then again, it may be that the time wasted in the dark ages and other retrograde periods made the difference. Perhaps if humans had managed to be a few hundred years' more advanced by this time, maybe our current wicked problems would be more manageable? Who knows! Perhaps we'd already be extinct o...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

There is always imagination, but the universe's stuff is tried and tested... On what is imagination based? Wherever and however you get your inspiration from. Some would argue that psychedelic experiences are not world-inspired. Then they are probably not very good at the chemistry and biochemistry...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

I have rather more faith in nature and humanity than you. While we both see the current situation as fatally flawed, you see it as a need for mystical transformation and I see it as a lack of maturity. Reality has worked itself out better than we could have conceived thus far over 13.8b years, and ...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Humans want to know what is true, what can be replied upon. However, we are not evolved to perceive reality; our traits are optimised for survival and reproduction. Our senses and brain filter out the vast majority of their inputs because we simply don't have the sufficient processing power. So mot...
by Greta
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: archbishop of canterbury sez god is gender-neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: archbishop of canterbury sez god is gender-neutral

It is pretty funny that such an obvious statement would attract media attention. There's still a lot of believers in The Big Wang out there. In Coffs Harbour, banana growing country, we have The Big Banana. In Goulburn we have The Big Merino to celebrate their wool industry. I used to love seeing th...
by Greta
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: archbishop of canterbury sez god is gender-neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: archbishop of canterbury sez god is gender-neutral

I would hope so. Otherwise there's gunna be a mighty big penis or vag somewhere out there in cosmos. Our galaxy may, in fact, be a molecule in a fold under God's foreskin (being uncut, of course). Then again, it might not be, which is the preferable thought. Jehovah-1, He's too busy smitin' alien pr...
by Greta
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

Greta I'm familiar with Ouspensky and I personally see him as too caught up in ego to be reliable. He did not come across as a man at peace but a restless and determined soul, desperate for receipt of a great "manna from heaven" - some special, great knowledge or understanding that is probably unap...
by Greta
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 273
Views: 2706

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

TimeSeeker wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:15 am
Greta wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:05 pm
If we don't copy the universe, what do we copy? :)
There is always imagination, but the universe's stuff is tried and tested...
On what is imagination based?