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by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

It’s really quite interesting. On one hand, there is VA who is irrational and on the other, there is F4’s over-rationalizing. Maybe together they make sense?
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

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? We may push against the limits of language but we are still within them. Each of the things you affirm that God is is within those limits and...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

When I said 'brain' in this case it implies the whole self or system interacting with the whole universe. When I refer to the existential crisis, it is not only 'yours' but the impulses also arise from the 6 pounds of good bacteria [in your body] and their existential concerns. Whatever is written ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

When I said 'brain' in this case it implies the whole self or system interacting with the whole universe. When I refer to the existential crisis, it is not only 'yours' but the impulses also arise from the 6 pounds of good bacteria [in your body] and their existential concerns. Whatever is written ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

Reflex Not much of a difference IMO. The symbol (the head swallowing its tail) seems to me to correlate with Convergence. 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. Apparentl...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

VA, Everything you've said in the past or ever will say is solely related to what is going inside your brain. Instead of looking to the turbulence generated by preconceived ideas, you should pause and listen to what's going on with the whole self. Like fooloso4, you are free to examine and discuss t...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

I trust that I am not alone in thinking a philosophy forum is about the examination and discussion of ideas, opinions, beliefs, and ideals. I see I was mistaken in thinking you were interested in discussing what Caputo says and means. I wonder what his reaction would be to referencing him and then ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

Reflex makes sense to me. The circle he describes I know of as the Ouroboros: "a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity." Our difference is that for me the ouroboros is not NOW but exists within NOW. Not much of a dif...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

It’s not about ideas or who said what, but the ideals I am drawn to by experience. The listed perspectives are images meant to figuratively convey to others what is sensed on a deeply personal level. There is nothing to debate or challenge.
by Reflex
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Re: Perspective

To the above list of perspectives, I forgot to add: In God, every thing , every where , every when and their every possibility converge. People are free to disagree, misunderstand, misappropriate what was said or argue that’s not what a particular philosopher meant, but it’s not about ideas or belie...
by Reflex
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 5864

Perspective

God withdraws himself from himself in order to create. For where there is God there cannot be any creatures since these would be overpowered by His majesty and swallowed up, as it were, into His being. God is the circle of infinity whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. God does not ...
by Reflex
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theists Leaped into La La Land
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: Theists Leaped into La La Land

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:47 am
The post was not addressed to you.
I note you are very worked up emotionally, else you would not be such a busybody.
I understand psychology is involved in this case as related to your theism.
Psychotic it is! :mrgreen: :P
by Reflex
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theists Leaped into La La Land
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: Theists Leaped into La La Land

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:53 am

Who is actually the stupid one?
Well, you’re either stupid or psychotic.
by Reflex
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theists Leaped into La La Land
Replies: 35
Views: 1128

Re: Theists Leaped into La La Land

My heavens, attofishpi. You still paying attention to that nutcase?
by Reflex
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if God is weak?
Replies: 284
Views: 8839

Re: What if God is weak?

What is interesting about this 3rd party intelligence, especially with respect to those of faith, they, and atheists\agnostics on the whole, have no comprehension to just how 'powerful' this entity is. I can only speak from experience, I have no empirical evidence for anyone, but empirical evidence...