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I haven't abused drugs at all...if taking them in anyway what so ever is abuse, then you're abusing drugs right now because your brain is producing chronic psychedelics as we speak...and not all drugs start slicing your neural network into bits and pieces...the chemical processes involved are extremely complex, and can potentially result in better cognitive function.
You obviously abused them as well! You're the guy who thinks that you can gain awareness through having your neural networks sliced into little bits and pieces!
I don't in fact use them to escape reality my friend...I've used them a few times to explore alternate states of reality, and I'm done...I don't take any forms of drugs anymore, so I'm obviously not doing it to escape reality. I have never abused drugs, and never will...by abuse, I mean frequent use, taking to much, and even addiction to said drugs...
Please don't try and tell me because you only do them X amount per X time that you don't abuse them. I know better than that. You use them to escape reality.
Cool. It's good to know you understand what I'm trying to say.
Okay, I admit presuming and using absolutes and being in the wrong. Cool?
Yep...definitely a very rare thing...
It's rare that someone has such self-control and truly wants nothing more out of drugs than to experience their selves.
Of course you don't need man-made drugs...the brain is the real drug supplier...and you can induce "natural" highs and moments of ecstasy without man-made drugs...and it doesn't even have to involve drugs of any sort, whether man-made or produced by the brain...but drugs are usually involved in such moments of enlightenment and alternate states of consciousness...
I'd like to say that out of all the experiences I had through the many psychedelic substances I took, nothing came close to the deep meditative sessions I had as a child. You really don't need any of these substances to experience ecstasy, nirvana, or enlightenment. It comes naturally when you're ready.
It's fascinating that man won't take the free gift of eternal life.
But I am curious if you could share some of your scientific facts that he couldn't grasp. I would also like to know your definition of abuse.
I'll give my response to that...and that is: I already believe my soul is eternal and there is no such place as Heaven or Hell because I highly doubt the creator would send his creations to eternal torment...so...the question is...what makes your belief more correct then mine...your book of words? I don't think so...therefore, I don't need to accept the gift of eternal life...because I already have it...and for the Atheists (I'm agnostic)...they just probably don't even believe in eternal life, so therefore, there is nothing to take...they can't take something they don't even know is really there...I guess your question will now be..."Well, why not just try...you've got nothing to lose, and only eternal life to gain"...well, I'd answer, firstly, that wouldn't be a true Christian...they're only doing it for eternal life...secondly, to an Atheist, that'd be like saying "Why don't you try sitting there looking at the cup of water until you can move it with your mind, you've got nothing to lose, and only telekinetic powers to gain"...they wouldn't see the point, and would only see it as a waste of time where they accomplish nothing in the end, and instead could be doing more productive things...
It's fascinating that man won't take the free gift of eternal life
You know...the probably one of the biggest philosophical problems I try to deal with...what is a positive force...and what is a negative force...is there a difference between them? Is it all just perspective and point of view...how do u truly define negative/bad and positive/good forces?
reality is a series of negative and positive forces that inevitably sides to the positive, and as such, positive will ultimately end up controlling the negative. i think this may be an example of how things work in general, not just religion specific but universally
Yes, it extremely freeing and fulfilling when you come to this realization, that religion is nothing but a system to keep people enslaved...sure, it may have some truth right at its center...but as I said before...the entire truth exists deep within us all...and we don't need religion to find it, in fact, religion will most likely stop you from finding it, and I'd even go so far as to say, it's move you further from the creator, not closer, if there is a creator.
People if you have intelligence to read, PLEASE WAKE UP FRIEND do not be confined by religion. When you look outside the box it is so freeing.
You will remain obsessed and tormented by not knowing Christ the rest of your life.
And what I say is very true...most religions do nothing for me...and in fact opens a hole inside of me that needs filling...that hole is where the truth should go...because most religions only work to make me feel like I'm missing something...and are only leading me into ignorance...I have never felt so fulfilled, as I did when I decided I'd be agnostic and look for the truth with an open mind, and do it by myself, and think independently...without everyone trying to tell me what's what when they have no freakin idea...
I'm not obsessed and tormented by such a thing...in fact, I'm quite content with how I live my life, and my view on religion. There is no empty hole within my soul, something needing fulfillment through the Lord, I'm a spiritually fulfilled person in every way.
I guess you're right...so hate is the negative force of this universe? But then comes a question...if you kill a person because you lust for the taste of blood..not because you actually hate them...would that be a bad/negative thing?
what matters is love
so i see that as the ultimate positive. most people do, if you think about it.