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by seeds
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 22917

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: 22917

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: 22917

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: 22917

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: 4047

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: 22917

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, ...
by seeds
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 22917

Re: The Futility of Reason

Seeds, I'll be moving to the onlinephilosophy site. Sanctioned intolerance, intimidation, and abuse, isn't acceptable. I've learned too much of the horrors that have happened in the world from this attitude to support anything which openly condones intolerance, intimidation and abuse. I'll be movin...
by seeds
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 22917

Re: The Futility of Reason

Hi seeds. You wrote: I suggest that we are in Plato’s cave by design. First of all, since you are attracted to Panentheism you can’t be all bad. :) But I have to disagree with you here. First I don’t believe we are born with the completed soul Christendom believes in. Rather we have a seed of a sou...
by seeds
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 22917

Re: The Futility of Reason

Nick_A wrote:
I'm probably not long for this forum since I posted another thread deletion request on the forum board. If it isn't deleted I'll be restricted to posting "Yo momma sucks." How long will that last?
Nick,

Are we to understand that you have requested that this entire 13 page thread be deleted?
by seeds
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 22917

Re: The Futility of Reason

Reflex wrote:A Course in Consciousness, not to be confused with ACIM, is a PDF book that may be of interest to Seeds, Nick and Dontaskme.
Thanks Reflex, I'll check it out.
by seeds
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Futility of Reason
Replies: 247
Views: 22917

Re: The Futility of Reason

...rather than considering our collective magnificence I prefer to discuss why we are in Plato’s cave and what is necessary to leave it. Hi Nick_A, I suggest that we are in Plato’s cave by design . In other words... (and from my perspective as a Panentheistic, Berkeleyanish idealist) ...the purpose...
by seeds
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion is not About God
Replies: 164
Views: 13600

Re: Religion is not About God

...religion is not about God, or even what is factually true, but about formulating a satisfying narrative consisting of cosmological and moral elements that tell me who I am, where I come from and how I should live. Hi Reflex, Your “satisfying narrative” phrase above is indeed what religions are a...