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by Roncooper
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87989

James, Thank you for the links. I lived the third talk. That is exactly what drove my image of a new myth. Honoring all the functions of the psyche as equal.Not honoring intellect over emotion, etc. I also found another talk that explains a point I was trying to make about being driven by transcende...
by Roncooper
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87989

Carmela wrote, Have been reading about repressive governments that censor and punish political speech and dissent. Maybe, we have that sort of Orwellian regime internalized. Not sure. Maybe this forum is like us...old. Don't know. Why do you single out political speech? It seems to me communication ...
by Roncooper
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

Rom wrote, Is there a more accurate method on understanding the mystery than science? I agree that science is the best method for understanding that part of reality where it applies. My guess is that its domain is something like 10% of the mystery. The intellect is completely clueless about a majori...
by Roncooper
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87989

James,

Some people think we need to learn from the Sufi poet, Rumi. I think this is a better way to use the sign.


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by Roncooper
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

Carmela,

I agree. The mystery is bigger than science.
by Roncooper
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87989

James,

Ken Burns makes high quality, accurate historical documentaries. I have enjoyed several of his films.

In this speech he gave a historical context for Trump as a president. He didn't pull any punches.

I think people who don't have a long view of history need to hear this.

Thanks
by Roncooper
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

Rom, In truth you did use delusion to describe human experiences, but I am not going to waste my time looking up the exact comments. It is not important. you posted, CarmelaBear wrote: You can decide whether to eat cake or to storm the Bastille. Yes, but not independently of cause. Not independently...
by Roncooper
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

You have said that we do not exist as separate entities. You have said consciousness doesn't exist or is an illusion. You have said that our inner life is a delusion.

I'm not going to look these up because as I said, I promise not to use your words against you. How about visa versa?
by Roncooper
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

I watched the video. It was entertaining. I an not fond of arguments by exception. The brain, in my opinion, is a data acquisition and control system. It also includes data processing and some analysis, like any other modern detection system. The fact that it can be fooled, or that it doesn't work c...
by Roncooper
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

Rom wrote
So what causes you to misrepresent my position Ron?
Now this I really don't understand.

I have edited this post. If you are misrepresented bu your own words, then I guess that just makes you human, like the rest of us. I promise not to use your words against you.
by Roncooper
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

What do you mean by our inner self?
by Roncooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

Our inner self is an illusion Ron.
What does this mean?
by Roncooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

But we don't exist. We are delusions.
by Roncooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11056

Carmela wrote, Roncooper wrote: How much money do you need to love your cat? Well, for starters, you have to be able to afford to live where one is allowed to keep a cat. Then, there are the the toys and catnip, feeding and the vet bills, the medical insurance and the last expenses...not to mention ...
by Roncooper
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 118738

I guess you would say we don't have a choice.