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by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dawkins: The God Delusion
Replies: 84
Views: 18423

I find it a tad tiring that everytime someone trots out something in support of atheism the first thing that people point to is Stalin and hitler. They were two individuals whose views actually had little to do with atheism. What further fascinates me that most of the diatribes directed against Dawk...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Ultimate Concerns and Marketing
Replies: 15
Views: 3069

Let me start out by apologizing upfront but I want to try and pursue a line of thought which has followed as a result of the discussion surrounding Dawkins new book and my questions / discussions may be a torturous read. As I stated in the Dawkins thread, I do not agree with many of the assertions t...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Schopenhauer's Foundations of Morality Essay
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Clemsy said..
Great quote to wet the appetite for more
Ah. now is that meant to be whet as in sharpen or wet as in make it moist? <IMG SRC="/forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif"> (Yes I am through this years work on the doctorate and now can come in here and spend some time )....
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Schopenhauer's Foundations of Morality Essay
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

that's okay - "wet" points of view are common on this side of the world.... in fact right now we could do with any wet that we can get. I spent some of last week out fighting the bushfires and I sure could have used some "wet".....
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Basic Concepts: The Anima/Animus
Replies: 82
Views: 20414

I love some of these basic threads which explore key concepts of Jungian psychology and Cambellian concepts. They engender some fascinating discussions,. It is unfortunate that we don't explore them more often. The concept of anima / animus is one which has interested me for a long time. The evoluti...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Ultimate Concerns and Marketing
Replies: 15
Views: 3069

Some great questions. By the way I should have stated that I hold no particular position in this dialogue. The question is framed to capture a range of views. So, to respond to the questions asked in the way of a philosophical discussion – and here I would ask (because to dictate is meaningless in a...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Imagine: a world without humans.
Replies: 34
Views: 5625

Ruiz said: sladeb, when you are experiencing the wonder of ocean life and thoughts, feelings and images are racing through your mind how do you find the immoveable spot A fascinating question. The obvious answer would be to state that I internalize the feeling and hang on to it, store it in my being...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Lares, penates and ancestors
Replies: 2
Views: 975

In reading a book titled "The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung" (Edited by Meredtih Sabini, North Atlantic Books, 2002) I came across the following: Jung is referring to the tower at Bollingen (this was a "castle" built by Jung himself with the assistance of two stonemasons - an interesting story in its...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 372
Views: 40747

Well, Merry whatever you celebrate to everyone. It's Christmas Eve downunder and I'm off to a plate of cheese and a glass or two of wine. We have a unique treat this year down under. Canberra and all points south are actually going to experience a cold Christmas Day. We are all madly breaking out th...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 29741

SteveC said: It is not the ritual that makes the object sacred, nor the person who performs the suface. Man cannot make anything sacred. It is either sacred or it is not, by God. Man can lend his labor, but there is little that he can add to God's creation. Steve: your statement presupposes that onl...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 29741

Clemsy wrote: Interesting ramifications to that, in terms of both 'myth' the old, and 'myth' the new I agree. That is why I posed some of the questions I did over in the new thread I started on Lares, Penates and Ancestors. I stated over there: Generally when we have spoken about myths it has been i...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 4069

Hi all, The questions Dreamweaver poses are worth providing a longer more thoughtful reply. However, for the moment, I thought I might make a few observations. Firstly, (and I so don't want this to be condescending) be patient. I did not start on the road of study which led to my current situation u...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 29741

SteveC said: Surely nobody is arguing that we are god here, are they? Ah - as Clemsy said - the answer to that would certainly be yes. To be quite honest SteveC I am astonished that you could have spent so much time here and not understood that in many cases that is precisely what we are saying. erg...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 29741

Dionysus said: Are we, as Campbell put it, putting new wine into old bottles or old wine into new bottles? This is an interesting question. Do we see a myth as somehow pointing to a means of trying to address the problems we experience today? If that is the case, then perhaps the question becomes - ...