Re: The End of ReasonApr 7th, 2005
And why should we not Jay, epecially when you seem to feel that we "all" should live by those teachings.
I never said, nor implied that any of you heathens should live by any of those teachings.
If you or any of the others want to think I’m deluded and my experiences are just in my head, well guess what. IDGAF.
Dex said it perfectly, what you believe is just in your head, you have absolutely no proof, the same can be said for what we believe...its all in ones head.
The evidence is overwhelmingly
against you and your faith prevents you from examining it critically.
Sinister said that he is basing his opinions of me on his belief that the evidence doesn’t support what I think is happening in the scheme of things.
He even goes so far as to suggest (without knowing me or what I read or what I find interesting) that my faith doesn’t allow me to examine the overwhelming evidence against me. I usually ignore those accusations, but as Sinister seemed to be genuinely trying to be nice about something that could be taken the wrong way I played ball with Dex. I think he is wrong about me, and I think he is wrong that the evidence does not lend itself to the idea that there might be more going on here than meets the eye.
Dex doesn’t believe that what is going on (as he sees it) is just inside his head. He believe this to the point he wishes to cure me of my (what he must think is a mental disorder) faith, and my misinterpretations of my experiences.
If you'd care to share some of those events and feelings and your interpretations of them I'll cheerfully explain that in more detail.
The fact that anyone questions your teachings, you claim percusition. .
I simply don’t think that way, so as much as I would like to help you here I can’t.
Tibear might have a better way of approaching this; he has more experience dealing with your accusations than I do.
and when you want to use those teachings that do not even make sense to many people, to have laws and legislations you are going to have to do a much better job conviencing people that what is in "your" head is how the rest of us should live.
By the way you do not need the bible or your concept of a god to live a moral decent life. This should make you very happy.
Since I don’t seem to have all the issues you have with the bible, Christians, and theists in general; it should make you a lot happier than it would make me.
This is the most interesting thing Sinister said.
Sir Isaac Newton was just simply superstitious?
Deeply so. He spent a large part of his life immersed in alchemy and other such mystic nonsense. Newton was not the first great scientist in the modern sense, he was the last great student of what used to be called natural philosophy, which was full of mysticism and magic.
Newton was an amazing man, and this is an interesting point of view that I will sometime look into further.