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by seeds
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The concept of God is incoherent
Replies: 237
Views: 18478

Re: The concept of God is incoherent

The title of this thread is based in ignorance. The only way for it to have been written with any sort of truth factor is something along the lines of: The concepts of god, that I have been apprised, to my understanding of them, seem to be incoherent. Hi SpheresOfBalance, What you have stated above...
by seeds
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

Personally, I reckon the whole universe is alive in ways that we are not twigging on to, but I can't prove nuttin' and, alas, neither can you. You are absolutely correct, Greta. I cannot “prove” any of my assertions. And here comes the irony of my stance: I personally believe that for the sake of m...
by seeds
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

In which case (and to reiterate what I have been asserting in my earlier statements), I believe that the ultimate purpose of the universe is to serve as God’s literal “womb” wherein he is able to "self-conceive" his very own progeny (us). Considering the enormous magnitude of our universe, the eart...
by seeds
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

Yet order occurs blindly all the time. You grew from zygote to toddler with nary a thought. Dawkins fascinatingly describes the early development of the blastula in The Greatest Show on Earth. Greta, there is absolutely nothing “blind” in the procedure that transforms a zygote into a toddler. Don’t...
by seeds
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

(Continued from prior post) Public advocacy regarding God is a sign of defeat IMO, a retreat to childhood, joyously throwing off the burden of intellectual attempts to understand reality... Greta, I don’t think that it’s a sign of defeat, but more of an unwillingness to accept what the “other side”...
by seeds
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

In the intellectual arena I have a problem with the word "God", also due to lack of specificity... ...In the public domain the word or title "God" can, and is, made to mean anything from a void that accidentally creates stuff to a large male [sic] spirit that deliberately creates stuff. To paraphra...
by seeds
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

I believe that the universe isn’t here to serve us but rather we are here to serve the universe. I completely disagree with that, Nick. In our prior agreement regarding the Panentheistic nature of the universe, we have speculated that the universe is in fact God’s “spirit body.” In which case (and ...
by seeds
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

(Continued from prior post) Of course none of this detracts from the value of reason, even if what we know turns out to be purely relative, only of use to mammals. We are mammals, so reason is useful on that level, at least. I do find reason to be largely futile in social situations.... ...Socially...
by seeds
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

I’m not so confident that our savage nature isn’t still present and thriving. It has merely become a little more insidious and hidden in the form of “looking the other way” when, as you say, our “dirty work” is performed by hired ... “brainwashed somnambulants”?) While “brainwashed somnambulants” i...
by seeds
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

Conscious or evolved humanity existed long before Man on earth. Hi Nick, If you are going to make such statements, then please describe in clear and logical terms... (sans any ambiguous suggestions such as existing “above” or existing as “source”) ...in what form and context did conscious or evolve...
by seeds
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

Well said. The incredible all-round progress made in a relatively short time is routinely taken for granted but there's not a single other 100-year period in human history that I'd rather live in. Most were horrifyingly savage by today's standards, despite ugliness perpetrated on our behalf by the ...
by seeds
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

(Continued from prior post) It seems more sensible that the new paradigm will really come to be through remembering the essence of the perennial tradition. I learned a while ago that the Ways do not teach you anything new but rather allow you to remember what has been forgotten. First off, based on...
by seeds
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

I don’t believe the fallen human condition I call Plato’s cave was intended. It is possible that human conscious evolution may have been delayed for some sort of cosmic purpose but that doesn’t mean that the fallen human condition is natural now or necessary. In my opinion, there is no “fallen” hum...
by seeds
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is thought?
Replies: 38
Views: 3748

Re: What is thought?

Is it a form of energy? Is it a particle or a wave? Does it have mass? Does it have a temperature? Velocity? Does it occupy space? What happens to it after it is created? Does it dissipate or decay? Does it have a life span? Does anyone have any idea? I have searched all over for something on this ...
by seeds
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 21203

Re: The Futility of Reason

seeds wrote: You like the term “cave dwellers,” whereas I prefer the term “womb dwellers.” Clearly, what they both have in common is the idea that a higher context of reality exists “above and outside” of either situation. This is our first essential difference. Where the womb nourishes the fetus, ...