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Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
#21
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(20th December 2016, 05:38)Tangra Wrote: I don't think it's possible to have an earnest discussion on this site. There are some exceptional threads, but theists usually go to church and not here to be ridiculed

It's possible, and it's happened. It still happens.

Me, I stay out of most religious discussions because I lose respect for those who actively defend matters such as biblical slavery, genocide, etc. I don't need any more arguments over that sort of stuff to know that like most other humans, theists have the capacity to be shitbags too.
Those who see only what they wish to see are doomed to rot in the stink of their own perceptions. -- Frank Herbert
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#22
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(20th December 2016, 05:51)Tangra Wrote:
(20th December 2016, 05:40)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Theists are ridiculed at church?  Explains a lot.

Boru
I'd say they go to Church to associate with people who help them build the kind of self they'd like to become.

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I agree. The trouble is that the kind of 'self' they'd like to become is typically (although not always) prejudicial, arrogant, and close-minded. Attending religious services doesn't make you a better person, it simply re-enforces the type of person you already are.

Boru
'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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#23
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(19th December 2016, 22:15)goombah111 Wrote: the singularity. basically nothing, yet everything.

Which singularity ? Seriously.

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#24
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
A singularity, by definition, is not "nothing". A proto-universe singularity, by definition, is "everything".

This, however, is total non-sequitur gibberish:

(19th December 2016, 22:39)goombah111 Wrote: god is everyone and everything. he is everywhere. we are all him. and him, us. My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around. And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast.

You make several declarative statements here, without even hinting at how you know these things.

Incoming trollflame in 3, 2, 1...
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#25
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
OP, could you drop this "mystical philosophy" and present the gist of your topic. Ill try to translate it for you, correct me if I'm wrong.

"God is unimaginably awesome!!!And we are part of this awesomeness". And? What next?

The gist of the problems I see with God, is that he needs obedient servants. Such perspective sounds very unattractive to me...
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#26
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
Bad logic hurts my balls.
We do not change our minds. Our minds change us.
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#27
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(19th December 2016, 22:39)goombah111 Wrote: is it possible to have a serious discussion on this site?

Not when the opening poster is trolling.
You see, one thing is: I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knoing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Richard Feynman
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#28
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(19th December 2016, 22:39)goombah111 Wrote: is it possible to have a serious discussion on this site?

You can't get through a thread without literally saying "lol I'll never stop trolling" or something to that extent.  It's entirely possible to have serious discussions here, just maybe not with you.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
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#29
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(21st December 2016, 10:02)Alasdair Ham Wrote: Bad logic hurts my balls.

And not even in a nice way.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#30
RE: Everything is nothing, and nothing is everything.
(19th December 2016, 22:39)goombah111 Wrote: is it possible to have a serious discussion on this site?

It might be, if you could pose a serious question. Your ignorance of the topic screams for you to not be taken seriously.
"Crooked Warden, Nameless Thirteenth, Thiefwatcher, Benefactor, Father of Necessary Pretexts, I will fear no darkness for the night is yours, Your night is my cloak, my shield, my escape from those who hunt to feed the noose. I will fear no evil, for you have made the night my friend.

Bless the Benefactor, Peace and profit to his children."

From the book "Red Seas Under Red Skies" by Scott Lynch
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