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by Roncooper
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 6442

Nor yours.
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

In my view Naturalism is tied to Shamanism, which is a sensual experience of the transcendent.

It is a very powerful and important link for many people.
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4125

I enjoyed this book by Vivekananda called "What Religion is'" https://www.amazon.com/What-Religion-Swami-Vivekananda/dp/B003DXHY14/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1468879804&sr=8-2 Nandu called Vivekananda a genius, and I agree. I also noticed they have a Kindle version of "His complete work...
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4125

Carmela wrote I was not familiar with Panentheism. It makes total sense to me. I might adopt it, too. I so want for there to be a Great Spirit. As for a plan....I am trained as a lawyer, and this universe is not a plan that would stand up under a challenge. Remember "Q" in Star Trek? Here is a talk ...
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 60996

I agree that Trump would make things worse and increase suffering. It is just that I don't think we need more.
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: New Book: "MythicWarriors: Reader and Myth Engine,....
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

My life is winding down so I took Campbell's advice to focus on the light rather than the bulb. I still try to help give people alternatives.

Your work may prove to be extremely valuable. I hope it is widely read.
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

But you do this in spades with your belief in panentheism. Panentheism is the simplest of the god of the gaps beliefs ... so I commend you for this. This is completely wrong. This argument died 150 years ago. The problem I have with materialism is that people actually think it is reality. They beco...
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Immaterial
Replies: 23
Views: 6442

I agree. The interviewer, the pope , and the comedian are blind. It is obvious from the way they behave. Not their fault, though.
by Roncooper
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

Thank you. That was a nice talk.
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: New Book: "MythicWarriors: Reader and Myth Engine,....
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Congratulations.

I'll look into it.
by Roncooper
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 4125

Carmela, I agree with your earlier assessment of the human condition. Many people in power are selfish and greedy, and without honor. Those who do have good intentions are incompetent. They do their best, but they are not up to the task. Unfortunately they pretend they are. For me civilization is yo...
by Roncooper
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

Somebody actually agreed with me. There is another interesting aspect of this sect of Hinduism that is very different from the Judaeo-Christian tradition and its reliance on dogma. This sect teaches that the most reliable data is scientific, then personal experience, then reason, and if all these fa...
by Roncooper
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

Dr. Hossenfelder's 2014 blog was still open for comments, so I left a note listing my concerns. I tried to be diplomatic. The site said my post was under review.

Hopefully she will have some excellent comments.
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

Andreas, I Like your example of overcoming chemical addiction. It is a strong argument. The other example I find compelling is suicide. Why would a bunch of chemicals kill themselves? In my opinion all modern myths should have a materialistic component. I just can't accept that materialism is it, an...
by Roncooper
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118761

I read her newest post twice. Her argument follows from her assumptions. She believes in Materialism and she believes that she can extrapolate from electrons and protons to human beings using simple either-or logic. I am a Panentheist (which includes Materialism as a sect) and I don't believe that r...