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Poll: Do you consider yourself to be spiritual?
No. I'm an atheist and I am not spiritual.
Yes. I am an atheist and I am spiritual.
No. I am a theist/deist and I am not spiritual.
Yes. I am a theist/deist and I am spiritual.
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The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
#11
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
(12th November 2016, 05:13)vorlon13 Wrote: Had a guest in the house recently that left a vanilla/coconut/something else plug in air freshener thing here.

The house reeks. Whatever touchy feely happy wappy effect it's supposed to have isn't working on me.


Grrrrr.

You're a gay farmer. Who knows what works on you Tongue
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#12
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
Guys, chill. I can teach yall how to be spiritual.

https://youtu.be/Oht9AEq1798



But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.
Emil Cioran, On The Heights Of Despair
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#13
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
(12th November 2016, 05:24)Alex K Wrote:
(12th November 2016, 05:13)vorlon13 Wrote: Had a guest in the house recently that left a vanilla/coconut/something else plug in air freshener thing here.

The house reeks.  Whatever touchy feely happy wappy effect it's supposed to have isn't working on me.


Grrrrr.

You're a gay farmer. Who knows what works on you Tongue

Sweaty lumberjack would be a good one to try . . .
If any email controversy impacted the election, it wasn't Russian hacking of the DNC and  John Podesta's email, it was Hillary Clinton's decision to have her own email server and the subsequent FBI investigation which raised all the same  questions  Hillary Clinton has justifiably faced for decades about her trustworthiness and honesty.


















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#14
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
Some are OK, (mindfulness, vegies, pacifist, .....), some are kooky but benign, one is potentially dangerous.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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#15
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
Atheist, not spiritual. I don't hold with any new age crap or pseudo-science. You mentioned essential oils, I have been learning about how these can help animals and this is a genuine thing. I'm sure there's also a lot of bogus claims made about them as well. Anything that doesn't survive scientific scrutiny, or won't even be put forward for it, can fuck off.

I think new age stuff is almost as dumb as religion, but probably less harmful. If that's what someone is into that's fine with me, as long as they're not hurting anyone. I'm vegan for purely moral reasons.
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#16
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
(12th November 2016, 08:37)robvalue Wrote: Atheist, not spiritual. I don't hold with any new age crap or pseudo-science. You mentioned essential oils, I have been learning about how these can help animals and this is a genuine thing. I'm sure there's also a lot of bogus claims made about them as well. Anything that doesn't survive scientific scrutiny, or won't even be put forward for it, can fuck off.

I think new age stuff is almost as dumb as religion, but probably less harmful. If that's what someone is into that's fine with me, as long as they're not hurting anyone. I'm vegan for purely moral reasons.

I think as with a lot of this stuff, there is some truth to it. There's something to the ideas behind the Law of Attraction - but it's not some mystical spooky b.s. It's basically the whole 'you get what you give' mentality.

With essential oils - I'm sure there are some benefits to some essentials oils, but do they perform the miracles some of these folks want you to think they do? I doubt it.
Do unto others as they do unto you.

http://www.ChurchOfSatan.com
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#17
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
I just found a second plug in air freshener !!!

I wondered why the place still reeked.

I don't think Emergency Auxiliary Backup Cat #2 was too thrilled with it either.
If any email controversy impacted the election, it wasn't Russian hacking of the DNC and  John Podesta's email, it was Hillary Clinton's decision to have her own email server and the subsequent FBI investigation which raised all the same  questions  Hillary Clinton has justifiably faced for decades about her trustworthiness and honesty.


















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#18
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
I don't consider myself a "spiritual" person.

I do have essential oils, but only because I love the way they smell.
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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#19
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
As with many woo terms, I have no idea what "spiritual" actually means. Obviously, it can be metaphorical. But when people try to use it literally it seems to mean arbitrarily assigning special meaning to experiences. I guess they find life too boring.

(12th November 2016, 15:31)operator Wrote:
(12th November 2016, 08:37)robvalue Wrote: Atheist, not spiritual. I don't hold with any new age crap or pseudo-science. You mentioned essential oils, I have been learning about how these can help animals and this is a genuine thing. I'm sure there's also a lot of bogus claims made about them as well. Anything that doesn't survive scientific scrutiny, or won't even be put forward for it, can fuck off.

I think new age stuff is almost as dumb as religion, but probably less harmful. If that's what someone is into that's fine with me, as long as they're not hurting anyone. I'm vegan for purely moral reasons.

I think as with a lot of this stuff, there is some truth to it. There's something to the ideas behind the Law of Attraction - but it's not some mystical spooky b.s. It's basically the whole 'you get what you give' mentality.

With essential oils - I'm sure there are some benefits to some essentials oils, but do they perform the miracles some of these folks want you to think they do? I doubt it.

I haven't heard what kind of claims such people have made, but if they are akin to miracles then of course it's nonsense. For animals they act as herbal remedies. The interesting thing is that the animals select the oils they need themselves, they instinctively know. It must be left over from their wild ancestors. We're using them with our dog and the effects are certainly noticable.
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#20
RE: The Truth contest, Essential Oils and New Age Spirituality
I try to practice mindfulness, but not for reasons that I would call "spiritual." Mostly it's to tidy up loose thoughts and get a more intense experience of everyday reality, not to transcend it.
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