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    Good Books

    Hey, for entertainment the Dune trilogy is fantastic. It includes the christ drama, etc And then, there's always Johnathan Livingston Seagull. The Source is a great piece of fiction to show how we evolved our beliefs (fictionalized, of course). love&peace, olde drunk
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    Implications of a single consciousness

    Perhaps an over-simplification, but most olde philosophers and prophets have said that we are 'one'. While we may have our unique qualities, we are still part of a universal consciousness. Our freewill allows us to explore areas of experience that expand the universal consciousness. Is the...
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    What if there was a war between all good and all evil people?

    I will grant you that the 'movers' or 'leaders' are of better means. Unfortunately, 90% of the casualties of any violent act -war- are among the lower middle and low income strata. Yes, a wealthy fanatic may choose to be a martyr, but after that all volunteers are from the 'ignorant' masses...
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    Is Strong Atheism Logical?

    Hey, the eastern philosophies say that we are just 'here'; so enjoy it. What's wrong with that? Does there have to be a reason? Why do we need a reason? Boy, our need for a reason sure gives the people that want to organize a religion and make money all the power. Better to believe in self...
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    HUMAN LIFE:Who has the final Word?

    I voted to turn off only because this is such a personal issue that everyone should have the choice to do as they see fit. If I was the husband and she had told me that she never wanted to be a vegetable then I would pull the plug. Period. The courts have no right to make decisions on this...
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    Is Strong Atheism Logical?

    Personally, I think it is much better to be an atheist than to believe in a traditional definition of god. Perhaps a working definition of god would make for better discussion. All, options (theist, atheist, agnostic, etc) are valid and have value based on what you choose to believe and...
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    Good Books

    Good question! Most of us study philosophy so that we can develop our own philosophy. This would explore most ideas. If you are working for a post grad degree, etc this would only confuse the issue. This book helped me understand my role in the universe and this world. It is not religious...
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    Illusions in every day life

    The human brain can't understand because, if it did, it would ruin the value of being physical. We enter this world to experience being physical and yet, our unconscious mind knows that there is a broader reality. Personally, I suspect we use the physical experience to learn how to use...
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    Good Books

    This might get deleted, but try "The Nature of Personal Reality" by Jane Roberts. It was originally published by Prentice-Hall and copies are available on e-Bay. Not a run of the mill view and should open your mind to all possibilities. It is not for everyone. love&peace, olde drunk
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    What if there was a war between all good and all evil people?

    I am sure that you and others will not like this answer, but, it was Europe's 'fear' of war that allowed Hitler to gain his power, etc. Keep in mind what has been said earlier or on another thread, if the Germans did not have a sense of hopeless, helplessness they would not have allowed Hitler...
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    What if there was a war between all good and all evil people?

    The evil guy is always the 'udder guy', there is no real good and evil. it is a subjective excercise. Accept pacificism and you will understand. It isn't until you look at other ways of handling problems that you see the futility of any war or any violence. You are only killing or harming...
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    Illusions in every day life

    I come from the perspective that our physical reality is a valid illusion. This reality is to the broader reality what our dreams are to this reality. Motion can be said to be an illusion in so far as we might be focused in this reality in a very quick stop frame sequence. Meaning that our...
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    What if there was a war between all good and all evil people?

    thread killer! there are no good or evil people. it's an olde saw, but all people, by nature, are good. unfortunately, some of their acts are considered evil or bad. within the theory of probable worlds/futures - you will have a victor based on your expectations, fears and beliefs. the...
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    When Rebutting Arguments For the Existence of God

    in another thread i offered that a very workable definition of god would be a consciousness gestalt. it is extremely difficult to believe that our consciousness only exists for a nano-second when measured against eternity. so if we are a consiousness belonging to a gestalt wherein the whole is...
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    Violence or Nonviolence

    nah, not fantasy. if you believe in jungle law then your world will be very simplistic and violent. i have spent my time in the army, in the city, etc so it's more than avoidance. the only way to improve on the future of our world is thru peaceful intelligent altruism. i've lived long...
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