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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: vethumanbeing

I'm not the devil as far as you know.
Going back now to star all of your responses.
And make sure I've starred all the cute OPs posts.
I like this thread. Very frank discussion. Learning a lot.

Fun thread (to be sure). You are not the devil; (Urantia Book) should be the alternative to the Bible (best little known book ever published; took me year to read all approx.2000 pages). I actually lived within walking distance (Chicago) from their Foundation at the Diversey Pkwy address.




posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: vethumanbeing

originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: vethumanbeing
There are also ways to gain respect from other members.

How so other than using "word chess"?



What exactly makes us separate?

What exactly contradicts such a position?
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: intrptr


Don't put too much effort into winning favor from complete strangers you've never met.

Why not? What’s wrong with it?


To me its not a popularity contest

Good for you, but don’t presume to judge those for whom it is. There is nothing superior about your way of looking at it.


Having said that, if you want a couple tips how to increase your star-dom, you can try posting early on the weekends, more people are online then...I do it because I want to engage people... A side effect of that is more stars.

Aha! Now we come to the truth!

You old fraud, you.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: Kashai
originally posted by: vethumanbeing
originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: vethumanbeingt

Kashai: There are also ways to gain respect from other members.


vhb: How so other than using "word chess"?


Kashai:What exactly makes us separate? What exactly contradicts such a position?

Cultural differences, lifestyle/language/religious practices and proximity to each other (could result in warfare).
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Also:


complete strangers you've never met

The members of ATS are far from complete strangers to me. I remember their screen names, their avatars and their personalities. I can tell from their posts not only much of what they believe but also a lot about their background, education, interests and personalities. So can you. So can anybody.

This is a community of members. That is, people. It hardly matters that we don’t know one another’s names and faces. Names and faces are just tags we use to classify the really important information. Which is all in the posts.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

I love you, too, from a distance, all over ATS! I'm a big fan.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

I like this way of thinking.



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:12 PM
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

We all want better for our children.

We all need to feed not only our children but also ourselves so we can feed our children.

We all want our children to have better lives that we did.


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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: vethumanbeing
We all want better for our children.We all need to feed not only our children but also ourselves so we can feed our children.
We all want our children to have better lives that we did,

What does 'word chess' have to do with feeding the children (I am in total agreement here). We do not want our Adult children living with us without options (and I do not mean armed robbery or nicking/pinching from the local 7-11) as reasonable viable employment. I want our children to thrive and do what they were born to do; help their parents in an 'old age' potentially pathetic situation.
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:26 PM
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This: Very insightful. In some ways better than we don't have faces and names, in the same way that a good author makes YOU fill in the blanks with your imagination.


originally posted by: Astyanax
a reply to: intrptr

Also:


complete strangers you've never met

The members of ATS are far from complete strangers to me. I remember their screen names, their avatars and their personalities. I can tell from their posts not only much of what they believe but also a lot about their background, education, interests and personalities. So can you. So can anybody.

This is a community of members. That is, people. It hardly matters that we don’t know one another’s names and faces. Names and faces are just tags we use to classify the really important information. Which is all in the posts.

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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

"What exactly makes us separate?"

"What exactly contradicts such a position?"

What makes us separate in relation to your response is less objective that what makes us the same.







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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: vethumanbeing

"What exactly makes us separate?
What exactly contradicts such a position?"
What makes us separate in relation to your response is less objective that what makes us the same.

The separation is the inability to use ones imagination to create something unique to oneself. The only contradiction is the inability to see this wonderous potential to a fruition (the opportunity due to a living circumstance that thwarts). There is no separation regarding empathy for one another which is an equalizer in understanding another's fate may be exact or similar to ones own.
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing



“Close your mouth,
block off your senses,
blunt your sharpness,
untie your knots,
soften your glare,
settle your dust.
This is the primal identity.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: A Literal Translation with an Introduction, Notes, and Commentary


www.goodreads.com...



posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: Kashai
DEATH; *immediate* is not my goal nor look for it (peeking around corners). I will wait for that inevitable eventuality and when occurs, embrace it (as was perfectly timed).
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posted on Apr, 2 2016 @ 11:59 PM
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"when the stars shine know its because of you........"

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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When I only had a few stars I looked all the time.

Please forgive me if this sounds crude.

But, Stars are kind of like oral sex. If you want to receive it.

You better be willing to give it...a lot.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing


Given faith there is no such thing as death, nor is it a goal.

The meaning of death is that it is meaningless, a veil that does not mean how in general it is defined.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 12:17 AM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: vethumanbeing

Given faith there is no such thing as death, nor is it s goal.
The meaning of death is that it is meaningless, a veil that does not mean how in general it is defined.

So *life* is just as meaningless as experiences a meaningless death. Life and death cancel each other in equal meaninglessness. This is a grand hoodwink.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing


Life is the opportunity to relate.

Meaning constitutes how important relating is.

Being afraid of nothing is meaningless.

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