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Posted: Dec 24, 2020 - 7:44am

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Can We Deduce Our Way to Salvation?
Socrates says in Plato’s Gorgias that there’s nothing more serious than “the question (of) how we ought to live.” We may aspire to live a good and happy life—but what does such a life consist in? Good in what way? And happy how?

For a pious Jew or Christian, perhaps, the answer seems simple: a life in line with God’s will as expressed in the Bible. But what about the rest of us who have turned our backs on revelation? One of the first to do so was the Dutch Portuguese Jewish philosopher Benedict de Spinoza in the seventeenth century. The prophets had no wisdom, he claimed, and the Bible’s picture of God was utterly wrong: there is no creator God who performs miracles and reveals his will to Moses, let alone records it on tablets. (It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Spinoza was excommunicated from Amsterdam’s Jewish community in 1656 for “horrible heresies.” He was twenty-three.) Spinoza had to find a new answer to that most serious question. Forget revelation, he argued, and follow reason, which will lead you to peace of mind and lasting joy. If you want to be “blessed” and “saved,” let the philosopher guide you, not the prophet. (...)

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Posted: Dec 21, 2020 - 7:42am

The Pressing Need for Everyone to Quiet Their Egos

Why quieting the ego strengthens your best self.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2020 - 7:49pm

Greater than all physical dangers are the tremendous effects of delusional ideas, which are yet denied all reality by our world-blinded consciousness. Our much vaunted reason and our boundlessly overestimated will are sometimes utterly powerless in the face of “unreal” thoughts. The world-powers that rule over all mankind, good or ill, are unconscious psychic factors, and it is they that bring consciousness into being and hence create the sine qua non for the existence of any world at all. We are steeped in a world that was created by our own psyche.


Anything new should always be questioned and tested with caution, for it may very easily turn out to be only a new disease. That is why true progress is impossible without mature judgment. But a well-balanced judgment requires a firm stand point, and this in turn can only rest on a sound knowledge of what has been. The man who is unconscious of the historical context and lets slip his link with the past is in constant danger of succumbing to the crazes and delusions engendered by all novelties. It is a tragedy of all innovators that they empty out the baby with the bath-water.”


Carl Jung

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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 9:00am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Also by Jameson: "You named me after whiskey??"
 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 8:37am



 Monkey_Shoulder wrote:

 "Well, your father wanted to name you Lagavulin."
 

Shut up he did not.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 8:21am



 Ohmsen wrote:
Some here might get a big kick out of this, or just another laugh!?



 

I’d like to thank you for posting this video. I found it quite informative, and frankly , a validation to some previous thoughts I’ve had on this subject. Which kind of proves my assertion that the only thing faster than the speed of light is the speed of thought. 
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 8:20am



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"Well, your father wanted to name you Lagavulin."
 

But that was too peaty.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 7:08am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
 

Also by Jameson: "You named me after whiskey?"
 

"Well, your father wanted to name you Lagavulin."
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Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 7:02am



 sirdroseph wrote:
 

Also by Jameson: "You named me after whiskey??"
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 sirdroseph wrote:
 
I have a two-year old who thinks the same about pants. any excuse to not wear them actually.
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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 10:28am

David Hume, who died in his native Edinburgh in 1776, has become something of a hero to academic philosophers. In 2009, he won first place in a large international poll of professors and graduate students who were asked to name the dead thinker with whom they most identified. The runners-up in this peculiar race were Aristotle and Kant. Hume beat them by a comfortable margin. Socrates only just made the top twenty.

This is quite a reversal of fortune for Hume, who failed in both of his attempts to get an academic job. In his own day, and into the nineteenth century, his philosophical writings were generally seen as perverse and destructive. Their goal was “to produce in the reader a complete distrust in his own faculties,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1815–1817. The best that could be said for Hume as a philosopher was that he provoked wiser thinkers to refute him in interesting ways. (...)

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Posted: Nov 3, 2019 - 6:58am

this made me giggle and think a bit 

you should watch it

or not


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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 8:29am

 Lazy8 wrote:
"If utilitarianism is correct, the most utilitarian thing you can do is not believe in utilitarianism."

 
Still running the empirical check on this. I'll get back to you if I come up with anything statistically significant.
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Posted: May 6, 2019 - 8:27am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
*looks up "immiserated."*

Good word. Usually I can say "I used to know that but forgot," but I don't think I've ever heard it before.

 
you are probably thinking of this bloke  ... spelt with an 'e'
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