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Originally posted by ImaFungi
Originally posted by Phenomium
Originally posted by Xoanon
reply to post by Phenomium
The Amygdyla is a critical set of subcortical nuclei that deals with the emotional and affective behaviors of the limbic system, and does indeed, control the primal seat of the behavior in question, but I fail to see the need for you to educate me on it.
I only meant to support your argument by linking to the Wiki posts on those regions of the brain. My only motivation was to entertain and maybe share something with you that would be new.
Yes, I agree with you, had been wanting to address the issue, and was grateful for your post which draws attention to the issue, as the subject is, in my opinion, a viable and interesting one.
X.edit on 2-9-2012 by Xoanon because: .
Well, I thank you for your inquisitiveness to my disposition regarding my proclamation in relation to this forum retort, and for the entire discussion ....except for the "grouchy pants" thing.
I do have a grouch problem, I'll admit.
It is a psychological issue that an individual with a doctorate in psychology would make a lot of money from, yet would never be able to repair.
I have demons that visit me every night, literally,....unless I am inebriated... to the point of spiritual lethargy. I mean "real" demons too, not the figurative ones...they do irritate me.
I dont want to push any wrong buttons,,, but what if those demons do not exist but are results of your thoughts or imagination? Im just wondering? have you tried to control them? peacefully and confidently demand them to leve you alone,?, smirk and laugh in their general direction? if you are so offended by "satanic" imagery, i am assuming you are one with god and goodness,,, if you are one with god and goodness how can demons effect you in any negative way? tell them to bother someone else.... or occupy themselves.... they are that needy for attention they have to pick on your when your trying to get some rest, or whenever it is they try to play?
I say if you have an once of power, strength, dignity, or value in yourself,, stand up with confidence,,, and do away with them,..,edit on 3-9-2012 by ImaFungi because: (no reason given)
say your a man of god,,, but praise the lord of the bottle to cast away nightly demons...edit on 3-9-2012 by ImaFungi because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Cuervo
Originally posted by SolarIce
reply to post by Cuervo
Maybe so...It would just be another reason to the list of why I dislike religion. Infact I agree with you, because I always felt the crucifix was a strange way to remember Jesus, sure he died for our sins, but to remember him as a bloody mess?...
Yeah... kinda twisted, eh? Just like the whole symbolic cannibal thing they do. Jesus mentioned it once as a kind of parable to think about and, 2,000 years later, people are still pantomiming eating their savior.
That's why I mentioned the cross being used by Satanists. It fits Satanism better because it symbolizes the death of their enemy. It's very strange how history played out with the chosen symbolism each religion adopted.
The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences."
The Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic. -Eliphas Levi
Asclepius (play /æsˈkliːpiəs/; Greek: Ἀσκληπιός Asklēpiós [asklɛːpiós]; Latin Aesculapius) is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are:
Hygieia ("Hygiene", the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy).
He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis. He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer"). The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today.
In honor of Asclepius, a particular type of non-venomous snake was often used in healing rituals, and these snakes — the Aesculapian Snakes — crawled around freely on the floor in dormitories where the sick and injured slept.
These snakes were introduced at the founding of each new temple of Asclepius throughout the classical world. From about 300 BC onwards, the cult of Asclepius grew very popular and pilgrims flocked to his healing temples (Asclepieia) to be cured of their ills.
Ritual purification would be followed by offerings or sacrifices to the god (according to means), and the supplicant would then spend the night in the holiest part of the sanctuary - the abaton (or adyton). Any dreams or visions would be reported to a priest who would prescribe the appropriate therapy by a process of interpretation.
The Aesculapian snake. Zamenis longissimus
The common name of this snake — "Aesculape" — refers to the classical god of healing (Greek Asclepius and later Roman Aesculapius), this snake was encouraged around temples dedicated to him. It is surmised that the typical depiction of the god with his snake-entwined staff features the species.
when I read from a book called the Necronomicon
Originally posted by XoanonLevi couches the presentation of the thing as though it is supposed to be 'revelatory', but really it is just a bunch of fiction out of his head meant to sell books and garner credibility and attention.
NOT SURE IF...
he's just blindingly arrogantly insolently know-it-all / ignorant.. OR intentionally provoking people into taking Baphomet symbolism seriously by denouncing it ... thereby peaking curiosity
Originally posted by old_god
This puts god in the realm of man, making god fallible and susceptible to all the weaknesses of man, including the trials of Satan does it not?
My point is if god is omnipotent, omniscient, omni-benevolent and omnipresent then god should be above his creation, not of his creation - a good I can put my hope in and not have to judge by my own weaknesses.