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Sam the Eagle



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reasonablymad wrote:
I postulate that everyone who takes this thread seriously already ostensibly exists as a group of agnostic misfit seekers of either rational or empirical bent, and the enterprise itself is nothing more than an attempt to quantify those things which cannot be qualified, as per your own assumption.


You're saying that as if it was a bad thing.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
Sam the Eagle wrote:
I'll bite.

Some questions needs to be cleared up before setting some principles :

- Is there such a thing called "soul", all faiths says yes but let's make sure, and what it's purpose or value?.


i think this goes under 2) - don't be responsible for other people. you want a soul, you can have one, but don't try to impose (or remove) one on me.


Now, that's an interesting concept.

- Bad option :
Go to our church or we'll force a soul upon you.

- Nice option :
Go to our church and you'll have a soul and be .. whatever float your boat.

Souls trading cards should be next.

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Sam the Eagle wrote:
- What do you "gain", if anything, by being a worshipper?.

other people not beating you up for being an annyoying dick?


That's not working, at least on these forums


mouse wrote:

Sam the Eagle wrote:
- Do you work within current scientific knowledge, offers another option, focus on spiritual and let mundane be mundane, or try to accomodate new theories to the current body of knowledge?.


see, now you are trying to found a mythology. it's true that many religions have them, but they may not be absolutely necessary.


Faiths, of all kinds, have to offer a key to understand what cannot be reasoned or put into concept or risk being cornered into cults (cf. scientology). You do not have to explain everything, but you have to make clear where your faith stand when facing the unknwon (see Spinoza's ethics on the matter for example).
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FNORD!
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Him wrote:
FNORD!
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notice how FNORD, F N O R D, consists of five letters.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reasonablymad wrote:
I postulate that everyone who takes this thread seriously already ostensibly exists as a group of agnostic misfit seekers of either rational or empirical bent, and the enterprise itself is nothing more than an attempt to quantify those things which cannot be qualified, as per your own assumption.

Well that's just, like, your opinion, man...
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