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by Andreas
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 88448

First I wouldn't link the supernatural with the transcendent mystery. The supernatural is linked with the fantastical in my book. So is theism lol. I guess its ok. The transcendent mystery is different as far as I am concerned, an inexplicable aspect of reality and life "something that cant be know ...
by Andreas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 88448

Well thing is that I dont agree either with comparing humans or animals with equations, electrons or chemicals. And bringing these concepts as an argument for the lack of free will. There are many examples out there especially addicted people whom their bodies have been conditioned to some really st...
by Andreas
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 88448

I was trying to be funny.. jeez.. rom..
by Andreas
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

Don't need luck I am one with my duality. :D
by Andreas
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

For good or ill we are not trees. We are humans, we philosophize, analyze, observe, mythologize, fall in love and experience pain.. And after all this time, after endless pages of conversation and so many years of trying to explain to us the nature of reality and science, you come and tell me that p...
by Andreas
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

Erm... Sigh... So because we know that our bodies are composed of chemicals we understand reality... I dont know... Might be a sufficient answer for you. But try to understand what others are saying also. Sure there is no ghost in the machine but then again there is no machine without a ghost. And b...
by Andreas
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

You can say we should not we should not be reduced a simplistic explanation of a bunch of chemicals. And I agree with you. But to deny we are chemicals is to me false. We are an unimaginably complex bunch of chemicals, so complex we find higher order approximations of ourselves. We talk of psyches,...
by Andreas
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

Then according to your logic Rom. I can say, I have a really good sense what life it is not. And life it is not a bunch of chemicals. lol Personally I dont think that transcendence should be equated with human ideals. In the same way I dont think it should be reduced to a bunch of chemicals and simp...
by Andreas
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

Basically in my book I promote the "all in good measure" philosophy lol. Like I said idealistic notions of the world dont fit well in my philosophy. Whether it comes from materialists or spiritualists, scientists or priests or anyone. But what can you do one person sees something in the world anothe...
by Andreas
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

Too much love and compassion can be destructive too, Ron. Also I cannot love the whole world. Some people I love others I hate. Only Jesus can love everyone lol. And I am no Jesus, thank God.
by Andreas
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

We do things for survival and love.. Havent met a human being who doesnt need to eat, yeap that is survival. Also almost everyone will have what campbell called in his lecture "a zeal", yeap even the modern industrial civilization we have created was born by a belief that we are making the world a b...
by Andreas
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do you understand by "Transcendence"?
Replies: 252
Views: 21471

Sorry to rain on your parades but reality is not one thing only..
by Andreas
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 9417

Well I guess the problem is not how much money you need to love someone or cats. The problem is if the cats will love you back if you dont have money. lol And I am pretty sure no cat will ever come close to you to be loved if you dont treat her something and treats need money. You're not talking ab...
by Andreas
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 9417

Well I guess the problem is not how much money you need to love someone or cats. The problem is if the cats will love you back if you dont have money. lol

And I am pretty sure no cat will ever come close to you to be loved if you dont treat her something and treats need money.
by Andreas
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 9417

We can't tackle metaphysics,Rom. We can either rationalize it or go mad. Seems to me. Even arguing that metaphysics is something inexplicable is a sort of rationalization. That's why I don't argue over metaphysics. So like Schrodingers cat we rather exist in a contradictory state as long as we dont...