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How strongly are you held by your percieved reality?

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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 08:10 AM
a reply to: SLAYER69

30 years ago I would of said you were insane and needed mental health services,but now I would have to say it wouldn't suprise me in the least

posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 08:16 AM

originally posted by: SLAYER69
All BS aside?


If someone/something was able to debunk your whole reality and or belief system all at once. How ready are you willing to accept if everything you've spent your whole life believing in came crumbling down both in Faith and Science how would you react?

Honest question

I'd say we see the results in those that never development a belief or faith system to begin with. Believe in nothing, have faith in nothing.

The rest of us? We create our own traps...then spend the rest of the time making those traps more 'comfortable'.

posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 08:31 AM
a reply to: growler

You think so? My view of how it all works already takes that possibility into account. It had to since any reasonably intelligent person knows it's a possibility.

If God created Creation, then the universe is part of creation and so is everything in it ... including any little green men.

It's your perceptions of the religious in this case that is limiting you, and some of the religious do limit themselves, but not all of us and maybe less of us than you may think.

posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 09:43 AM
My own paradigms have been scrambled a few times. Amassing data does that.

I basically became a relativist... a doubting Thomas to most everything... although I don't discount anything, completely, either.

I try to keep a door cracked on every possibility regarding this thing I/we call consciousness and it's environs. It's difficult, as we seem to need a framework on which to hang our perceptions.

Ultimately, Solipsism is real, at least in a sense... but I sure hope there is an "other" out/in there!

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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 09:48 AM
a reply to: SLAYER69

Fine with it. I would probably go on without skipping a beat.

If my family was not real, I may take a second.


posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 10:26 AM
"Everything?" As far as reality,I can't think of anything that would do that aside from a Matrix style realization or simulated reality theory being proved. Either one would be unsettling for sure. Now in general, a big shattering of my belief system has happened a couple of times regarding faith and potential deeds from government(s)/official(s). Truly unsettling but I got through it and it became like shedded skin.

Ready? Well nothing would truly surprise me these days I feel and as to the "how would I handle it," I would reflect on the Buddhist idea of impermanence, set aside my pride and ego for a moment and try to make the best of the newfound realization I suppose, best I could. It would depend on whether the revelation was positive or negative as well, but the humbling effect of either could be liberating or imprisoning and my attitude would help determine that.

This thread made me think of this little story a fellow member posted yesterday that may be of value here.

You're Not Going To Believe What I'm About To Tell You

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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 10:52 AM
Probably end up all shriveled up in a dark corner, cryong about it, muttering repeatedly like it was mantra, while I waste away like a mad man while time flies by.

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posted on Aug, 10 2017 @ 03:14 PM
With discoveries in quantum physics it seems that reality is a very subjective thing based off our perception.

If this is all a brain made simulation based of our senses then I feel like I must constantly question reality.

maybe it's best left with a quote from the late great Philip K dick.

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”

Also some thoughts from RAW.

Is the life of roy real?

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posted on Aug, 11 2017 @ 01:31 AM
If it we proved to me the world wasn't run by satanic pedofiles i would be surprised.

If you proved to me our money systems are fair i would be really surprised.

If you proved to me that FBI and police aren't run by ciminal organizations i would be surprised.

If it was proved to me the medical industry, food industry, and scientific community isnt destroying peoples health and lying to everyone on purpose i would be surprised.

If you were to prove to me the universe isnt electric in nature id be surprised.

If you proved to me jesus was a real person i would be surprised.

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