Nick, I believe that EVERYTHING is connected. Why wouldn't it be? In response to your claim that "only certain individuals are capable", I wanted to point out that we're all of the same stuff and connected to the same stuff. Throughout our lives, our abilities and awareness ebb and flow as a NATURAL process... it's not some static condition. There are not certain people who "have it" in some grand scheme of life while "others don't". That's ego talking... and it makes no sense. Anyone's awareness can shift at any moment. We are all plugged into the same source. Why wouldn't we be?
You seem intent on condemning people as static characters for the purposes of your black and white model... and I think that's manipulative and false.
Is black and white all that you know? Can you not see how completely contrived that is? "This or that... pick one." So foolish! You don't fucking know what the limits and possibilities are. It's not just "this or that".Nick_A wrote: ↑Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 am If we are all connected to the same capabilities, then secular progressive education would work and further cooperation based on this sameness. If we are not connected to the same capabilities, then cooperation is impossible and progressive secular education is destined to fail. Which is it?
The capabilities I'm talking about have nothing to do with thinking and being the same. Rather, anyone can draw from the capabilities that are available to all of us IF IT SERVES their diverse experience here. It would be totally inefficient for us all to be the same. We gather more information and awareness by being diverse. There is not one way of learning or seeing or living or being. Do you disagree?
What does that thread have to do with you falsely accusing me of wanting "chosen people to be eliminated"? How can I want them eliminated when I don't even subscribe to your funky interpretation? I don't have to agree with your interpretation of anything, Nick -- and your response to that is to call me a spirit killer. Don't you see what a mad man that makes you? You are defining things in a very particular way that leaves no room for broader thinking. That is not a characteristic of wisdom. As much as you seem to like to cast yourself in the light of wisdom, I think your manic, closed ideas continually reveal the opposite.Nick_A wrote: ↑Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:02 am The Secular Intolerance thread which you participated in revealed how secular education seeks the destruction of the impulse towards eros in the young. This is the process of eliminating a sacred part of the young psych. It is spirit killing. Do you support spirit killing? That is what I mean by "needs to be eliminated."