Believing or not believing is only important if your position affects you in some way. My point has always been that your position shouldn’t have any impact on your life. So relax! – 3point
His position – like this kid’s in the clip below – is driving us nuts.
What planet are you on? Complete this sentence: “What you do when you assume is…” Everyone over age 12 who grew up with the English language knows this one. – Lausten
I don’t know. Does the clip below explain what you mean?
Doesn’t cracking your head on an open cupboard door while your alone contradict the idea that it has to be shared to call it reality? My reality is my reality whether I’m alone or speaking face-to-face with my daughter or typing a message to mates on an internet forum. – 3point
You have got to trust your senses the way your dog does. People who…[Read more]
Because I don’t like assuming what someone is thinking, or believing that I have completely groked them after reading three sentences. – Lausten
You won’t survive in America where even seagulls can snatch your sandwich right out of your head.
Nah, Trump handles adversity well because he’s the type of guy who has naturally high self esteem. He acts like a fool a lot of the time but he doesn’t let that hold him back — which is not always a good thing, of course. – oneguy
He does he act like a fool, but they make him do it.
Right Wing terrorism doesn’t affect many people except in an abstract way. – oneguy
Right-Wing terrorism targets left-wing disruptions the way anti-biotics deal with bacterial infections.
No, further down south. Sierras, olive country.
Sierra Morena? You must be near Cordoba. I like Spanish olive oil and have been cooking with it lately. Spanish wines are tasty. The Arab influence has an exciting impact on Spanish cuisine. If you love life, like me, you are in a good place, my friend.
The way I understand the biblical…
You speak American. Are you searching for God in Spain?
Well, I bet there is something to this reality that shows it was designed. – mountainman
I concur. Mother Nature is not a jumbled mess. Have you read Emerson?
Secondly, as my name suggests, I live up in the mountains. On a farm. With animals. And technically animals that could kill me around. And sometimes walk very dangerous routes where I could fall and die. Just saying. – @mountainman
People who live in the mountains on a farm with animals are not predisposed to write reflectively as you do. They…[Read more]
Welcome @mountainman. From this post, it’s hard to tell where you’re coming from. It could have gone pro-Christian or anti-all-religion. – Lausten
Why can’t you take his post at face value based on your own reading of it?
This is my reading of it. He said that the misery of existence is people’s fault because they can’t live in harmony. They are…[Read more]
Xain didn’t say that – Lausten
He did say he was proving me wrong FOR FUN. Check his post #336721.
If you don’t have a standard for right, you aren’t doing science
There is no standard for right in scientific inquiry. Every accepted principle is on the table to be broken. It’s like progressive social reform. Nothing is sacred. It’s the practi…[Read more]
Is evil right? You’re confusing “wrong” and “evil”. – Lausten
You think so? He said that he was proving me wrong for fun. There is a German word for malicious joy: schadenfreude.
Xain is trying to establish logic and examine facts. He can call things wrong if that’s what he sees. You do it all the time.
What I do is a scientific inquiry for…[Read more]
That said, when I was studying religion at a state college, a professor gave the example of the Buddhist asking about a table in a room and does it still exist after you leave the room? In the Buddhist thought, it doesn’t. – @mriana
The Buddhist is correct.
So… @snowcity we could go on the idea that Sree doesn’t actually exist, except when you loo…
Sree, just stop. At first proving you wrong was fun but now it’s tiring. – @snowcity
Why do you want to prove me wrong? I thought we were having an inquiry together. Checking things out cooperatively – even as robots – is fun. It could even be beneficial if we end up discovering the cause of human suffering and save mankind. Proving each othe…[Read more]
Again, nothing more than beliefs. I can’t really say if consciousness is real or not if it’s based on the senses, which could be lying to me. – @snowcity
How do your senses lie to you? Do you not shove the food you see on your plate into your mouth? Get real. Can you feel what is in your mouth before you swallow? How do you know when to go to…[Read more]
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