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What Gives You Peace....
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What Gives You Peace....
...Over the years, I've always pondered the fact that there is virtually no "peace" here, and in most other 
atheistic (w/no mention of God allowed) forums.

My [serious] questions, if you are so inclined to answer them:

1. Do you require any inner peace to function in life?

2. Where do you find your peace, if you require it?

3. Do you feel that it is a virtue, or just a state of nature(i.e. calm weather, no war, no one bothering you...like me! lol)


I'll make my points after I've had some feedback. This has been a longtime curiosity as to
our divide. Not only here but with; family, friends & acquaintances who are atheists.

Thanks for your input! R
Quis ut Deus?
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#2
RE: What Gives You Peace....
By ignoring the rantings of madmen who claim to be pals with a nefarious sky king who created reality.


It just makes me giddy with joy and mirth..
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RE: What Gives You Peace....
(June 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: By ignoring the rantings of madmen who claim to be pals with a nefarious sky king who created reality.


It just makes me giddy with joy and mirth..

Thanks for your serious, thoughtful answers!
Quis ut Deus?
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RE: What Gives You Peace....
(June 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm)ronedee Wrote: ...Over the years, I've always pondered the fact that there is virtually no "peace" here, and in most other 
atheistic (w/no mention of God allowed) forums.

My [serious] questions, if you are so inclined to answer them:

1. Do you require any inner peace to function in life?

2. Where do you find your peace, if you require it?

3. Do you feel that it is a virtue, or just a state of nature(i.e. calm weather, no war, no one bothering you...like me! lol)


I'll make my points after I've had some feedback. This has been a longtime curiosity as to
our divide. Not only here but with; family, friends & acquaintances who are atheists.

Thanks for your input! R

1; No, But I have it

2; Within the teachings of FSM, Somewhat

3; Feel what is a virture? Inner peace? Maybe.

Thoughts and prayers. RAmen
"For the only way to eternal glory is a life lived in service of our Lord, FSM; Verily it is FSM who is the perfect being the name higher than all names, king of all kings and will bestow upon us all, one day, The great reclaiming"  -The Prophet Boiardi-

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RE: What Gives You Peace....
(June 29, 2021 at 12:44 pm)ronedee Wrote:
(June 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: By ignoring the rantings of madmen who claim to be pals with a nefarious sky king who created reality.


It just makes me giddy with joy and mirth..

Thanks for your serious, thoughtful answers!

Not buying into bullshit IS serious.


Expecting people to grant your make believe as reality is the foolishness happening here....
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RE: What Gives You Peace....
(June 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm)ronedee Wrote: 1. Do you require any inner peace to function in life?

1. IDK if it is a "requirement" for everybody, but I require some modicum peace to handle the life's challenges.

Quote:2. Where do you find your peace, if you require it?


2. Solitude, and deep contemplation. Reading really deep thoughts from deep thinkers. Sometimes yoga and meditation.


Quote:3. Do you feel that it is a virtue, or just a state of nature(i.e. calm weather, no war, no one bothering you...like me! lol)

Yes. I think Spinoza said it best: "Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice."

I love the quote so much, I put it on my profile page.

Btw, you can tag threads as serious if you want.
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#7
RE: What Gives You Peace....
1) Life is full of turmoil. Any time I can sit and enjoy just being with zero demands of any outside entities it is welcomed.

II) Smokin' tunes, cool waves, primo shrooms

C) A simple byproduct of the evolution of the human psyche.
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#8
RE: What Gives You Peace....
1. Yes.

2. Good books, good friends, good food.

3. Neither. It is a biological necessity.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#9
RE: What Gives You Peace....
1. Yeah, I think so. I try not to act or make decisions in life without it, and a lot of it.

2. Everywhere, literally everywhere. All the usual stereotypically peaceful places and situations and thoughts - but also in the underlying rhythm of a pavement miller devouring tarmac with flights on the adjacent run. It would probably be easier to compile a list of things that I -can’t- find some peace in.

3. IDK, and it’s a pregnant sort of question...but, both? A virtuous state of affairs, perhaps?

I have a question. If you derive peace from your faith, is it more likely that others who don’t share that faith have no peace, or that you...with a particular view of peace, just don’t see it where they do and so imagine that it is you and your fellows sole possession. That this peace is a tangible item on religious offer, with no competing providers?
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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RE: What Gives You Peace....
Oil painting, swimming, and cannibis.
<insert profound quote here>
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