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rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#51406 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>The purpose of religion is to explain the purpose of life. The purpose of life is life. God created mankind because she was lonely and it is Gods purpose for all of us to live past this earthly life and live forever in Heaven and then inherit the earth in the resurrection.
rabbee: oh let me guess here, your actually an athiest. and your only here to complicate, and throw your confusion into the can of worms.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#51407 Apr 30, 2013
former res wrote:
"...belief in conspiracy theories is associated with feelings of powerlessness, uncertainty and a general lack of agency and control, a likely purpose of this bias is to help people “make sense of the world” by providing simple explanations for complex societal events — restoring a sense of control and predictability....."
Sounds familiar. Keep on posting!
On other words, all good reasons to cling to one's
guns, religion and conspiracy theories.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#51408 Apr 30, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
On other words, all good reasons to cling to one's
guns, religion and conspiracy theories.
Except for

.....These findings are alarming because they show that conspiracy theories sow public mistrust and undermine democratic debate by diverting attention away from important scientific, political and societal issues.......

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#51409 Apr 30, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
Reminded me of Obama's comment how certain folks "cling to their guns and religions." Or something to that affect.
Many of us have needs and we meet them in different ways.
http://www.ted.com/conversations/13778/what_i...
What is the purpose of religion?
Throughout the history of man, religion has been present. Religious beliefs have affected everything from personal ethics to national politics. It has been an integral part of many societies in our past and present. However the question remains:
What is the purpose of religion?
Religion has been presented to explain unknown intellectual problems (Comte, Tylor), to explain strong and abstract emotional feelings (Marett, Malinowski, Freud), to oppress social groups (Marx), to connect society (Durkheim), to explain arbitrary suffering (Weber), etc.
Many other purposes for religion have been theorized but no universal answer has been found.
Will a single answer ever be found? Is there only one answer?
Possible answers, further questions or any comments are welcome!
Religion also gives a path for those who need a focus - some way to whittle away at the time

There is no universal answer because people are all different

I do think there is a difference in substance between conspiracy theorests and religionists, though. Conspiracists, on the average, are a whole lot more of crazy. They have to be.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#51410 Apr 30, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
I was thinking like Grimm's Fairy Tales.
If some made a religion out of one of them I bet you'd
have an opinion about that!
I was focusing on the literature aspect - the morals, the archetypes and the archtypical themes....
JOEL

Thane, India

#51411 Apr 30, 2013
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>

Joel---The words "internal logic" are invariably used by those who fail to explain their beliefs.

Hugh--- You have made many good points including the above.
You should talk to Frijoles and Former Res for the entertainment derived and not for wisdom since they have none.

This is why I asked you to stop pressing a dunce like Frijoles with serious questions which he is incapable of answering given his pathetic intellectual capacities and besides he lacks ethics and vision.

Take a look at the posts of Frijoles, Former Res, COR and other cheap, unintelligent and deceitful characters and you'll discover that their views are rubbish, complete rubbish, and besides it's also evident that they don't come from cultured families.

So, have fun at their cost and laugh at them and don't get so serious when dealing with riff raff like Frijoles and others.

Anyway, how's the ouija board exercises going?

(smiles)
JOEL

Thane, India

#51412 Apr 30, 2013
Not all conspiracies are hoaxes. In fact, I'll rather believe the conspiracy theorists in many areas than the official versions that're usually fudged or a coverup.
JOEL

Thane, India

#51413 Apr 30, 2013
TOP 3 DUNCES ON THIS THREAD:

1) MUQ

2) Frijoles

3) Eric
JOEL

Thane, India

#51414 Apr 30, 2013
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>

I would rather die than deal with any form of occultism.
So, expectedly, you've failed to understand the meaning of the word occult.

Look here, boy, there's nothing absolutely good or absolutely bad within the mental, vital and physical spatio-temporal conditions.

Everything within this canopy is a mixture of good and bad and this too is debatable since what appears good in certain cases may have its bad aspects under other conditions and what is considered bad under certain conditions has its good uses at times.

So stop forming rigid opinions.

Above all, I'd like to draw your attention to the fact that a thing is neither good nor bad but that its characteristics would depend on how it is perceived and to what use it is put to.

To rise beyond the dualities, one has to rise high, very high indeed in consciousness, and as expected just a handful of gifted individuals possess this exalted capacity.

Not even Jesus, Moses or Rama had this refined capacity of rising out of the dualities. You'll see that their words and actions reflect a mixture of wisdom and ignorance, benevolence and malevolence, transcendence (of a limited kind) and immanence.

Take care.
JOEL

Thane, India

#51415 Apr 30, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>

Religion also gives a path for those who need a focus - some way to whittle away at the time.

There is no universal answer because people are all different
I do think there is a difference in substance between conspiracy theorests and religionists, though. Conspiracists, on the average, are a whole lot more of crazy. They have to be.
What a stupid reply.

Everything you posted can be shown rubbish or incorrect.

You lack intelligence.

Expected.
JOEL

Thane, India

#51416 Apr 30, 2013
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>

I would rather to admire and stare at MY bamboo...
Sex-fixated narcissist.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#51417 Apr 30, 2013
JOEL wrote:
<quoted text>
What a stupid reply.
Everything you posted can be shown rubbish or incorrect.
You lack intelligence.
Expected.
You remind me of a little kid pining for attention

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#51418 Apr 30, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Not all conspiracies are hoaxes. In fact, I'll rather believe the conspiracy theorists in many areas than the official versions that're usually fudged or a coverup.
says the guy who wasted the last few years in a cult
JOEL

Thane, India

#51419 Apr 30, 2013
(smiles smiles smiles)
JOEL

Thane, India

#51420 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>

The purpose of religion is to explain the purpose of life. The purpose of life is life. God created mankind because she was lonely and it is Gods purpose for all of us to live past this earthly life and live forever in Heaven and then inherit the earth in the resurrection.
LMAO.
JOEL

Thane, India

#51421 Apr 30, 2013
Susan,

Where and what is Heaven?

(smiles)
JOEL

Thane, India

#51423 Apr 30, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>

You remind me of a little kid pining for attention.
I'm your beloved kid.

A kid has every right to butt in when Papa is busy with others or to arm-twist Papa in giving him attention. This kid also corrects Papa when Papa errs for has it not been said that child is father of man? This kid of yours doesn't mind when Papa growls at him.

Be proud of your kid - me.

(smiles)

You're so adorable in many ways.
JOEL

Thane, India

#51424 Apr 30, 2013
Susie,

Where are you?

Kindly doff your dunce cap when you come online, dear.

(smiles)
JOEL

Thane, India

#51425 Apr 30, 2013
SUSIE TYPED THIS ON THE ALLAH THREAD:

"Elijah the prophet also brought a child back to life. Fitting in this life he's a child psychiatrist."

JOEL'S REPLY:

Resurrecting a dead person is done by vitalists.

A vitalist is a yogi who commands a part of or the whole of the vital range of cosmic consciousness.

Actually speaking, the yogi needn't call back the escaped vital power since it's the physico-vital that is responsible for life in the body.

The physico-vital is an inferior current of the manifested vital that infuses matter to animate or enliven it.

A device that generates the correct electro-magnetic frequency can resurrect dead tissues and corpses.

The electromagnetic force is also an aspect of the physico-vital since the vital force is also responsible for the animation of the gross physical forces.

It's been an aim of mine to work closely with a genius-engineer on a vibrometer, an electromagnetic device that can revive dead tissues and corpses when it generates the correct frequencies. Given my yogic experiences (that're spontaneously continuing till now) and my exposure to the physical sciences, I know that it's possible to revive the dead employing the correct frequency/frequencies of the em force.

I'd love to work on the vibrometer with a maverick like Nikola Tesla, who, by the way, was deeply influenced by the mind-matter lectures of Swami Vivekananda that he attended and who he reportedly meet on several occasions when Vivekananda visited the US.

Tesla is reported to have said that if one wishes to know the secrets of the universe then one would have to concentrate on energy, vibration and frequency which determine the nature and function of the universe. Correct. I add consciousness to the list.
Voluntarist

United States

#51426 Apr 30, 2013
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
Good answer. We have no way of knowing either way.
<quoted text>
Great answer!
<quoted text>
Very true but the burden of showing relevance is not on me.
True but if you are claiming that they are fairy tales then the burden is on you.

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