Behold the wise man, the man who has gained enlightenment through his connection with God that raises him above us mere mortals.
Thomas Merton records being asked to review a biography of Weil (Simone Weil: A Fellowship in Love, Jacques Chabaud, 1964) and was challenged and inspired by her writing. “Her non-conformism and mysticism are essential elements in our time and without her contribution we remain not human.”
I would like to become human and support the efforts of those wanting to do so regardless of the objections of the Great Beast.
Yet, notice how easily he ignores personal criticism and continues with the main thread issues.
Yes, sometimes it is better to ignore ad hom attacks for the sake of the main topic. It is an old fashioned idea but still has merit.
Notice that he questions appearances of others while ignoring others questioning his posturing and display behaviours.
I asked E7 a series of questions but did not criticize his appearance.
He suggests that he does not criticise you. According to Nick, attacking the intelligence, awareness and morality of "secularists" non-stop, post after post, year after year, is not a criticism of those who are not religious. Imagine the response of theists if I said in hundred of posts that theists are stupid, mindless, superstitious idiots who are destroying the world. Might they feel criticised? (BTW, I don't believe that - it's only an example).
Yes, I support the contention that we live in imagination attached to the shadows on the wall in Plato’s cave. As such we cannot answer the basic human questions such as who am I and what is God. This isn’t an attack but a statement of a philosophical position a person can verify. If people want to criticize God concepts it is naïve if it is based upon acquired preconceptions and limited to a personal God
Humans have advanced in no small part due to social pressure. Nick has taken on this role for himself as our auditors, telling us where we all go wrong but he is incapable of taking any feedback given to him seriously. As noted before, he is closed and has not interest in discussion, only teaching, preaching and hassling and insulting "secularists" on forums, the latter he believes to be duty for God.
The ideas I profess are hated since they question the supremacy of the state as the source of human meaning. That is why Jesus and Socrates had to be killed. I am not closed to discussing it. I welcome it. But these ideas are repulsive to you and secularism in general as they must be with your attitude so discussion become virtually impossible.
Could you discuss Plato’s sun metaphor? No. To do so introduces the Good which is beyond being. This is of no interest to the secularist attached to arguing problems in the world.
He sees us all as "lesser" and that is why he does not listen to what others have to say.
As we are we are all idiots. What good is one idiot calling another idiot an idiot? I listen to all your ad homs. The question is why you have such animosity against anything questioning your secular God concept of the Great Beast which you are completely devoted to. It will eventually venture out into space to spread its poison if it doesn’t destroy itself first and take humanity with it. What is so wonderful about such a future?