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  1. Jerami profile image73
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I think that we all take ourselves too seriously!       ....................  Cause .........


       everybody says every body else is wrong ....  when everybody finally agrees   .....   we must be.
    Makes sense to me.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      say that 3 times fast!

      lol

      1. Jerami profile image73
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I had trouble thinking it once,

          What ya talking about willis.

        1. Jerami profile image73
          Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry  sometimes I forget everyone doesn't live in the good old usa and might not know about all our "OLD" citcoms.

             And besides??   After a really tough day after a wonderful morning I'm finally back in a good  and  funny  (In my mind) mood.

              Yey for our team  !!!!    kind of good mood.

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      roll

      1. dutchman1951 profile image60
        dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        if you ponder long, you ponder wrong, Cag..!       smile

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    Jerami you are wise. I say this because that is exactly how I feel after reading through this forum. And, because I know I'm right, you have to be too. lol Just kidding.

    Of course someone is ultimately right. Unfortunately we lack the information needed to know who that might be, for sure. I'm afraid that in my short time among you I have been guilty of arguing for argument's sake, a time or two; but those who  posture as if they are above others in their intellect and knowledge, or claim to have personal experience with the ongoing mystery, simply because they have chosen to stand in one place are tedious; so I'm afraid I have found myself going out of my way to be tedious back when my eyes are rolling at what I believe is arrogant foolishness.


    As Mulder says 'the truth is out there'. Anyone not still in search is sometimes throwing rocks on everyone else in the process of spinning their wheels and ultimately getting nowhere.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, the truth is out there and it changes almost daily. I enjoy keeping up with new developments in many areas of thought, so being a non believer is a constant.

      Having said that, call me old fashioned, but I change when I have seen the empirical evidence that is peer reviewed and accepted across disciplines in the way science is when proper scientific methods are applied.

      I don't scoff down valium because it is legal on prescription and I am allowed to have it, I want to see the lab tests and double blinds, so I can see the other stuff about how it can easily kill me. In other words, I try to keep up with what can be reasonably falsified....I'm  not a fan of a final truth. smile

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        Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You sound like a kindred spirit, although I admit that I am probably more prone to listen to thoughts on the subject of spirituality more than you might be. I'm skeptical, but intrigued.

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ON the contrary, I am deeply interested in the spiritual, perhaps not in the same way or even with the same angle but yes what I call spirituality I am deeply interested in. smile

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            Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I stand corrected. I find all angles of the topic interesting, as long as the conversation stays well grounded. Which probably sounds like a contradiction, but whenever anyone begins to claim mystical knowledge I have a habit of losing interest quickly.

    2. Beelzedad profile image58
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, that often applies only to those who make that statement. smile

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        Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my gosh. You've found proof of the answer? Before I order the streamers so I can decorate for the party, I want to make sure you aren't simply attempting to have fun at my expense. (You've been guilty of this before)

        So, please share this knowledge you possess? Other than the fact that there is no evidence of God and religions appear to be making it up as they go along. We are on the same page with that one.

        1. Beelzedad profile image58
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Once again, you are going to extremes, which we find most believers will do.

          This isn't about having all the answers, this is about those who have few if any answers at all making the claim there are only few answers.

          It's an argument from ignorance. smile

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            Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And, I repeat my view on this. We are all ignorant. Any who claim enlightenment at this point are jumping the gun. Implying that anyone who is unwilling to take a stand beside yours on this matter is therefore a believer is strange. The only thing I believe is that I have no proof you are right.

            Labeling those who don't agree with you as being ignorant is little different from religionists who label us ignorant for not believing as they do.

            You are all attempting to shove us on a road of conformity. What right do any of you have to claim ultimate knowledge? And that is what you do when you adamantly claim your position to be the appropriate one; whether you choose to define it as such or not.

            1. Beelzedad profile image58
              Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Again, please speak for yourself, thanks.



              Ah, the motive reveals itself.



              Once again, you take it to the extreme claiming that we have some "ultimate knowledge" - that is just the argument from ignorance fallacy. Feel free to claim your ignorance, just don't brush us all with it, thanks. smile

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                Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You've painted a pretty clear picture of yourself. You and the religionists. No brush strokes needed from me.

                I honestly don't get your stand. No one, absolutely no one, in the world that I know of claims an understanding of the universe to the degree you appear to claim. You seem so intelligent otherwise. I feel I must be missing something in your arguments.

                And so what if I am a nonconformist. Is there anything wrong with that?

                1. Beelzedad profile image58
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  From your perspective of claiming I have some ultimate knowledge, that would make sense, but your statement is little more than an argument from ignorance.



                  Seems more that you don't want to learn anything as you feel education is the same as "attempting to shove us on a road of conformity." smile

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                    Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    If that is your understanding of me, then there has been a miscommunication. I could care less which way the argument of spirituality leads, as long as we continue to learn. If what we learn is the death nell, I won't suffer remorse; because we'll know something we hadn't previously known.

                    If my understanding of the cause of your pessimism on the subject is incorrect, then I can only hope your arguments in favor of your stand become clearer, as I read through the forums. For now, I can only go by posts that I have read so far.

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                  Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm a nonconformist too. 
                  I don't get why Beelzedad seems to be intend on having a go at you lately.

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                    Emile Rposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Karma, I would think.  But he might be inclined to disagree with that.

                  2. Jerami profile image73
                    Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Baileybear  ,,,    I think that Beelzedad; in real life is really a Baptist preacher.

                      He is just playing reverse psychology.  teaching people stuff; without them knowing from where it came.


                       Sure        that's what it is.

                  3. Beelzedad profile image58
                    Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    He doesn't seem to get it and keeps repeating himself over and over. How many times and how many ways must one explain something before they do get it? smile

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              Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I agree with you.  I wary of anyone that claims to have absolute knowledge or certainty about things they cannot prove.

  3. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Some say I take nothing seriously....smile

  4. Jerami profile image73
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Sorry ... I've got too many things on my mind to carry on a good converstion. 
      Came in here thinking to get my mind off some of it ..

      Not working so good.
           Sooo
      See Ya in 7 or eight hours.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      sleep well

 
working