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by Reflex
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Aye.... and there's the rub. 8)
by Reflex
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Back to perspective. God is the circle of infinity whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. In him, every thing , every where , every when and their every possibility converge in simple unity, a divine simplicity. By logical extension, our truest and innermost self is a God-seed. As fla...
by Reflex
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

From Plato's Cave allegory: [Socrates] And if there were a contest, and he had to compete in measuring the shadows with the prisoners who had never moved out of the cave, while his sight was still weak, and before his eyes had become steady (and the time which would be needed to acquire this new ha...
by Reflex
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Nick: Plato wrote that “Man is a being in search of meaning.” Plato did not say that. Nowhere in Plato’s works will you find this. But I am sure that this will not stop you from repeating it. Attributing it to Plato does not secure its credibility it undermines your own. A single misquote can be co...
by Reflex
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Is there any empirical evidence that VA is a self-conscious entity? Is there any objective reason why I can suppose VA is NOT a Chalmer's zombie?
by Reflex
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational

So....you like being counted as among the pathetic losers "out there." Figures. :roll:
by Reflex
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

I agree with you but do you agree that it is easy to go wrong. For example: "SOCRATES: I see, my dear Theaetetus, that Theodorus had a true insight into your nature when he said that you were a philosopher; for wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. (Plato, Theaete...
by Reflex
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Nick, FYI, my felt insights/perspectives are inspired as much by the ambiguity in modern physics as mysticism and historical religions, maybe more. As I understand it laws are the same everywhere. The same laws effect the horizontal line of science as the vertical line of being. Trying to understan...
by Reflex
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Nick,

FYI, my felt insights/perspectives are inspired as much by the ambiguity in modern physics as mysticism and historical religions, maybe more.
by Reflex
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Reflex: Do you think F4 will ever come to understand that, in final analysis, ideas are meaningless images frozen in time? Will you ever come to understand that, in the final analysis, you have not moved beyond ideas? Even the idea that ideas are meaningless images frozen in time is an idea. You ma...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Reflex: fooloso4 wrote: Your relating of the relationship is, I take it, a relationship between you and the divine or man and God. You interject things never said all the time. Why? Do you not see how you are relating yourself or man within this relation of the infinite and finite, the eternal and ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Except whether you made sense to your readers or not. If it is a stream of consciousness, which you seem to be saying it is, then it's acceptable. The only thing with streams of consciousness is that it never communicates; it uses language, yet it is never any part of any person-to-person informati...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

I hate to say it but I've come to believe that collective hitting bottom is the inevitable result of sacrificing the big picture in favor of superficial pragmatism. I can see that. However, I question value one Hellenistic model. “The name of God is to be thought in terms of the Hebraic model of th...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Yes. This is why I consider sacred scripture to serve the function of art. It opens the mind in a way impossible for ordinary argument. I know that writings of a certain quality enabled me to experience the third dimension of thought necessary for me to begin to "understand" and experience the vert...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5938

Re: Perspective

Reflex It was a real mind blowing experience for me when I began to realize that the cycles of material convergence was known as the breath of Brahma and a kalpa in Buddhism. Apparently the ouroboros or universe is created, eats itself, and returns to its source. Then it is created again. In The Po...