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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Phage

They were paranoia, right?



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: thesearchfortruth




Be careful

Why?



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: Out6of9Balance
a reply to: Phage

They were paranoia, right?

What were?



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: TzarChasm


originally posted by: TzarChasm
a reply to: carsforkids




And reality does not exist beyond conscious observation. 


Uh huh. So explain the 3 billion years before life developed on Earth. Or the 10 billion years of celestial activity before that.

panpsychism, friend.

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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Dead people were.



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: Out6of9Balance

Dead people were paranoia.

Got it.

Do you see dead people?

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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: thesearchfortruth




Be careful

Why?


Why search for truth?

There is no need to search, or to be careful in the search, really. We will all come to the Truth in our own time, whatever it turns out to be. Perhaps I am the one who misunderstands! I claim no monopoly on the truth.

Have you any comment on the point of my post?
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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Only when I dig up graves to have sex with dead people.



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids

Okay, I've had my laughs. Now for the serious stuff.

A mental health professional called me "sick, disgustingly sick"

It was around 1989, in a gay bar, back patio actually.

This Psychologist specializing in lesbian affairs asked me what I was doing in a gay bar. So I told her that my wife liked to go there and I went with her sometimes. And now that I had friends there it shouldn't matter that my wife had left me.

So she escorted me out to the back patio where we took a table and ordered some drinks. After a couple of drinks the conversation got around to why I wasn't inclined to hit on her and take her home.

I explained to her that I am monogamous. That's when she accused me of being sick, disgustingly sick, and what kind of religious upbringing did I have to result in such a constrained attitude. And the drinks kept coming.

It turned into a very heated debate. And the drinks kept coming. I explained that it didn't have anything to do with religious upbringing, asking her if she ever found people raised a certain way to actually keep to their standards. No.

Then I explained that yes, it wasn't a matter of moral code, but rather that some animals are naturally monogamous and I just happened to be one. And the drinks kept coming.

So once we'd chatted a bit more about less controversial subjects, we tried to get up from the table and walk. Not so well I'm sorry to say.

I suppose occasional drunkenness is bad too.




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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:48 AM
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simple...God is in the Bible....we know is true because we have jews and Israel in our world......

jews with full intact culture bubba



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Don 't bother trying, spammers aren't here to discuss or think.



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: Phage



What I said is no more a lie than the claim that God exists and is our creator. Both are opinions.


Oh I see so two wrongs make it right for you? Not to mention the work
of scholars over many centuries. All the hand written scriptures copied
over and over just for us to have them. But everyone should just put all
that out of their minds and think like you or be ridiculed by you non
stop.

You're acting like a child because your opinion differs? And you think
that's a good reason? At least you'll maintain credibility with your like
minded pat each other on the back crowd.

OP is right and I don't ever tell another member not to post in a thread.
But why post childish attempts at humor when you aren't even good at it?
Leave the thread alone if that's all you're here for. All I can tell you is you
should be here to see if you might possibly find out what you don't know.

You don't have a single reason for being present in this thread. So why are
you?
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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: carsforkids
... So if a reality is limited as ours surely and truthfully is then there must be a
greater reality. And reality does not exist beyond conscious observation.
Logical conclusion. The greater reality must be experienced by a greater
being than ourselves. It is only by thinking and reason that I've brought
myself past belief to knowledge. I can say with no doubt God exists because
my thinking and patience to find reason, finally opened the door if you will.
And thru the open door on my thoughts shined greatly the light of eternal mind...


What do you figure happens to folks, whom 'go' 'beyond, below, above, deeper' than this limited 'supposed reality', naked in mind, and without beliefs ?
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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 01:53 AM
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originally posted by: Pachomius

I have time and again invited any atheist to discuss with me on the issue God exists or not, person to person, for as long as he cares to, but there has been no atheist that will accept my invitation. ...


So how would you 'qualify' the at least 5 folks whom have accepted your challenge, only to quit after step one, when you start disrespecting them ?

( Moi included, but am not really an atheist, so there's that... )



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 02:04 AM
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originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: Peeple

If you think that you as an individual must survive,
then try challenging that premise first.

The only spirit I know of is air, actual real air
without which there is no carbon based life (I think).

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The first time I killed a toad

It had been partially run over by the tire of a car. There was no apparent way to make it fixed enough to continue living.

As I held the stone in my hand, hesitating, my sister said, "It will be okay. It will go to heaven."

So eyes closed ...

Now, a long time later, I ask, "What the hell is heaven ?"


Transcendence beyond suffering ?



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 02:14 AM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
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And everything else that has been said here is all just desperate attempts to get around the facts described above.


Would like to apologize for my perceived 'desperate' attempts...

And if no apology is necessary : sorry for apologizing.

Sorry.



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 02:24 AM
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a reply to: Nothin



Transcendence beyond suffering ?

Once again I find myself in that physical/mental state commonly referred to as:

Too tired to think outside the box.

I will sleep on it, that flat box-like platform slightly raised above the floor.

Lying on a bed is very much akin to levitating.



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 02:31 AM
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a reply to: carsforkids




All the hand written scriptures copied over and over just for us to have them.

Are you serious? You actually believe there has been no editorializing?



You don't have a single reason for being present in this thread. So why are
you?
I am what I am.


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posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: Phage

This video talks about some editorializing.

youtu.be...



posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: Out6of9Balance

Cool.
Do you have your own words?




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