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  2. Oh wow i miss going to the beach
  3. Allow me to share with you a song that I finished 2 months ago. This is the kind of Dark Trance that I always wanted to hear, but never found. I'm still new to the topic, I hope some of you enjoy it. Iml
  4. Yesterday
  5. I guess it's creepy in the way that Borrow was so isolated especially in the weather conditions and the town was overpowered. The Vampires in the films were the scariest because they weren't sexy or seductive, they were monstorous and didn't talk much which add to the creepiness. Also...when one of the Vampires does talk he describes what it's like to be one and turns out they are in constant pain of hunger. Which makes it worse because you don't want to be killed by one and DEFINANTLY don't wanna' be turned into one! Mind you....that's in the movie, the graphic novel series not so much.
  6. Last week
  7. I do believe you are right. There is just no reasoning with this woman, when I bring my concerns up she gaslights me and tells me I remember it wrong. The empath in me wants to fix the relationship with her as I understand that she has been through a lot in her life. Unfortunately she just doesn't (and refuses) to understand how she acts is toxic and takes a toll on those around her. I just cannot bare the weight of her negativity any longer and I guess in a way I will mourn the relationship as I did gain some life knowledge from her before things went sour. I looked at her as another mother at one point. Dare I say she has narcissistic tendencies, she knows how to make me feel bad for her to the point I cannot answer the phone anymore because the entire phone call is about how I should feel sorry for her but no where does she take ownership of her actions. It's sad it has to be like this but it's for the best. I hope one day my daughter will understand why I had to cut off contact.
  8. Lolol maybe on tiktok YouTube sort of is too cheap to let you use music lol
  9. https://youtu.be/HWvMvZIhLhE
  10. In the past, I was very soft with family and with so-called "friends" who looked down on me. I ignored their mistreatment for fear of losing social advantages, for the terror of being alone, and, most stupidly, that they would think the worst of me. In particular, I will tell very little about what I lived with my father, the cruelest person I know. As I grew up, I questioned his parenting methods and the worldview he wanted to impose on me. Especially his physical assaults; his violence against me and my family. For years, I tried to dialogue with him, however, I learned that, unfortunately, there are people for whom reason is not enough. I was able to get him to leave us alone by returning the violence that for years he deposited on me. He hasn't bothered us again. From then on, I was regaining confidence in myself and I was getting rid of dozens of toxic links. I do not have the support of my father or any of my relatives. My life is not easy, I accept it, but the peace I experience is worth it. My case is an extreme one, I do not advocate in favor of violence. Maybe yes in favor of healthy insolation. Not all people want to reach a peaceful consensus. And that one must learn to recognize. Distance and the acceptation that some people never learns keeps away unnecessary problems.
  11. "It seems natural to humans to give things a name so we can relate to them" What is natural? Here I only see the normalization of an unquestioned order. If there is something characteristic in the way that nature operates, it is that it always changes form: constant change or the non-static. The unnatural, passed for naturalized, is the institutionalization of a perspective frozen in time; Believing that what corresponds to the material world will always work the same. Regarding the use of the Word, naming a person or a relatable object does not mean making it knowable I'll give you an example: giving you my name makes me more relatable to your person because it helps you to identify me in your world, but the fact that you have access to my name, and articulation of arbitrary letters, does not give you access to my intimacy. In the same way, the word does not have access to the intimacy of any object identified by any name. The word is powerful within its lexical domain, but not in the phenomenal one. If we didn't have a word for the rain, it would still rain. Believers are therefore only based on the bible, which means Book because it is based on letters, which pose as facts within their literary universe. Now, the absence of meaning as something intolerable, why is it an oxymoron? An oxymoron is a sentence that within its content contradicts itself. I think you are confused because to speak of an oxymoron is, for example, when it is said that nothing is nothing; there it is being said that nothing IS, therefore it can't exist not. Nothingness cannot be explained by the word. At the beginning of this topic, I mentioned that when someone frees himself from a condition, the subject is not floating but is immediately abducted by another condition, although that condition may be the absence of the previous one. That is not an oxymoron, I stress. About the lack of solidity, I refer to the inability to determine an objective for existence, a "for what" (destruction of a previous moral). I am not talking about the intangible of matter. Regarding the issue of the final judgment, why can't this be a Ragnarok or action of Shiva? What if Christians are wrong? I mean, Christianity is one more religion among hundreds. Believing in a final judgment is like betting on a horse race or that a rugby team will win. If the bettor errs in his prediction, he loses his money (or time). If it is a jackpot, he will be rewarded. In the long run, betting on a final judgment is still believing in the bribery of heaven, in this case, the bribery of non-punishment. Here I see nothing but fear of contradicting a tyrannical power for fear of suffering; to his conditioned goodness. The problem is not God, but the metaphor within which the Christian god flourishes: that it is the Only truth. This is the violence of monotheism: denying other Truths. This fundamentalist principle has disabled or stagnant the talk of political issues for wanting to continue to focus on metaphysical questions, which solve nothing. About freedom, I doubt it's manipulating space and time. Under the duress of the inquisition, Galileo was forced to say that the Earth does not revolve around the Sun. The church can manipulate interpretations of the physical world at its convenience. Similarly, capitalism has denied global warming to continue operating. Scientists can be coerced to modify a material structure and are not free from this. Freedom, I think, continues to be the ability to see the cosmos beyond the ideological heritages that have inoculated us or adopt the former not out of fear of retaliation, but because the advantage that this brings is consciously accepted. This talk is not about believing or not in god. I can agree with Spinoza's version of God. This talk is about what Freedom is. Based on the video, since many of your arguments are based on science, why not consider the Hard Problem of consciousness? Neurology does not know if it comes from a physical process (synapse) or if it originates from an immaterial world; Unfit for this universe. Assuming a God unrelated to the laws of this universe is only possible through faith; of an unverifiable metaphysics, but at the same time born of a brain: an organ of which the pastor himself doubts. That is an oxymoron. Also because religion hides behind the bible; within a lexical domain, which was the product of various brains. Not to mention emotions, for that neuroscience also has an answer. Is it the freedom to use faith and then science when it is suitable?
  12. Currently in love with fresh faced Lorde
  13. I've read it years before and thought it was very interesting. Definitely reflects our some societies these days.
  14. Wow it's been a while since I visited here

    1. Pete

      Pete

      Welcome back!

  15. "believing we know the nature of what surrounds us simply by having given each element a name;" It seems so natural to humans to give things 'a name' so we can relate to them. We also tend to Anthropomorphise objects. As what we experience through our senses and our emotions are easier to come to terms with. So for e the concept of converting "objects into words" has little relativity without the reason for doing so. That being to make the object relatable. Though from a Christian perspective we understand the power of the word. A belief that is also held in many other religions. As the world was formed by the 'word of God". "the absence of meaning is unbearable" is perhaps an oxymoron at best. As even the absence of something becomes something. To say there is no meaning is to come to understand that the lack of meaning gives the subject meaning. Add to this " the structure on which they govern their life loses solidity." and we find that even science is coming to terms that there are quarks and other odd things that work at levels they can't see let alone comprehend. So these quantum elements that are part of the structure of the universe are also not art of it. They slip seamelesly from existing to not existing without effort. Some have come to call them the "God Particle". I will agree that some are motivated by "the bribery of heaven than by conviction" or even motivated by the fear of hell. But in both cases the end result would still be the same. If we take for granted that there is a Heaven and a Hell, and we take the next step and decide to accept that to enter this Hdeaven one must accept Jesus the Christ as the Son of God along with the terms and conditions attached; we would than end up respectively in either oiut come based on this legal premise. Regardless of our human foibles and earthly considerations that motivated our decission. I find our converstion boarding on one of "Belief vs Counter Belief" I'd like to list some considerations" Nhilism For the Nihlist: If nihilists's believe that there is no order in the universe and nothing is permananet; then woukd they need to fear death as they would experience nothing? For the Christians: If Christians are wrong and nothing exist after death; do they have anything to fear asd they won't experience their mistake after death? For the Recarnationists: If they are wrong and nothing exist after death; do they have anything to fear asd they won't experience their mistake after death? Christianity For the Christian: If Christianity is correct and there is a judgement day as well as heven and hell: Will their choide be more important than their motivation? For the Nhilist: If Christianity is correct and there is a judgement day as well as heven and hell: Will the awarenes of such a situtation become painfully real? For the Reincarnationalist: If Christianity is correct and there is a judgement day as well as heven and hell: Will the awarenes of such a situtation become painfully real? Reincarnationalism For the Christian, Nhilist and Reincarnationalist: No point of reference may be available as they each would be reborn without memories or their previous life. When ypu suggest that "freedom may be the way we interpret the world and how we react towards it" I would ask you; is freedom a vehicle or a destination? We earlier talked on what makes each of us who we are. Layers vs saturation? Do we evolve by the addition of layers of influences? Or do we slowly become saturated with the influence? For me, in either case, we end up accepting the limited understanding that freedom is deemed the removal of human and social limitations as to what we can do and achie ve. Yet this may not be the end of what freedom truly is. Freedom could also be the ability to bend time, reshape matter, fly freely and do the concievably impossible. Much like the Christian concept of God. Whom could be deemed the perfect example of being totally free. I must confess that I'm not certain as to the meaning of your sentence "What do you truly created by yourself; from the void? All was given.". But I can respond to the last part. From ther void, all was given may need some work. Other than the mysterious God atams scientist seem to agree that for matter to exist there needs to be matter. Or some form of energy that can create the matter needed. This energy may be God. I came across this interesting video. I look forward to your considered feedback.
  16. Hey the bell jar by Sylvia Plath
  17. I forgot to mention that freedom may be the way we interpret the world and how we react towards it, since even the words that we use don't belong to us, we belong to them. Words condition the structure of our thoughts and beliefs. Words we're before we are born and will prevail after our demise. We were not free to choose to be born, we did not choose our family, not our economic system, and not our language. We only can develop interpretations What do you truly created by yourself; from the void? All was given.
  18. Can you believe that I barely read your answer? Sorry for the delay. When you say: "heat will burn and there's no denying this fact", you are speaking of truth by correspondence, proposed by Aristotle and that has been retouched by the Utilitarians, which has to do with saying that what it Is is what it is and that what is not is what is not. The non-existence of Truth, with a capital letter, to which Nietzsche refers is metaphysical. For this, he makes a whole critique of morals and religion in his book called "Aurora". One possible argument put forward is to advocate the lack of goodness of God, who prefers to remain hidden rather than show himself so that we stop killing ourselves in the name of the Truth. Another possible argument is that we fall into the error of believing we know the nature of what surrounds us simply by having given each element a name; of having converted objects into words, and that by knowing the word we fall into the error of believing that we know the object itself, but we may go to the opposite direction instead. As for the universal order, for the believers of the Christian god, it must be of an ethical nature because the absence of meaning is unbearable for them, the structure on which they govern their life loses solidity. There are more those who act guided by the bribery of heaven than by conviction. Believing that the universe needs to have a cause is just that: believing. Faith or belief in itself is not evidence of a factual order. The belief in an ethic of the universe can appeal to further ethnocentric interpretations, since nihilists have the same need to believe that there is no order in the universe and, therefore, there are clashes of egos
  19. The movie itself is kinda shit, but I love it how Paul Giamatti tries to literally snipe a baby in Shoot 'em Up, misses and ends up uttering "Well, fuck me sideways."
  20. Touching Base © We don't see each other these days.Time seems to slip past too quickly.Before I know it I'm confused.Never sure what to read in silence.You live in another place.When we do talk it's now filled,With those awkward pauses and breaks.I tread gently never quite sure,Of what not to bring up or to say.Your life seems alien to me.The conversation is wrapped up.With promises to stay in touch.Calling more often then before.And then the painful words of good bye.I have lost such expectations.Then the silence of time passes.My imagination plays tricks.I begin to fear for the worse.And pray earnestly for your safety.My prayers are my comfort.God who in his mercy hears prayers.Will be there when you call on him.Then perhaps in time you'll reflect,And realize someone is missing you.Take care and travel safe.MJ Flack
  21. Sounds like a good read. In what way was or is it creepy? 🦊
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